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  • US cruises are off through October after infections overseas

    With new coronavirus clusters sprouting aboard ships overseas, the U.S. cruise industry is extending its suspension of operations through October. The Cruise Lines International Association, which represents more than 50 companies and 95% of ocean-going cruise capacity, said Wednesday that if conditions in the U.S. change, it would consider allowing short, modified sailings. A no-sail […]
  • Judge unsure if virus requires changes to Wisconsin election

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday questioned whether it would be right to order an easing of Wisconsin’s absentee voting regulations ahead of the November presidential election, saying the coronavirus might pose less of a threat to in-person voting by then. Democrats and allied groups filed lawsuits ahead of Wisconsin’s presidential primary […]
  • Trump’s envoy close to Brazil’s leader — some say too close

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At a time of warming U.S.-Brazil relations, a diplomatic dilemma of sorts has emerged for the American ambassador: how much to embrace a polarizing president. Brazil has long prided itself on keeping a distance from the U.S., with which it competes for influence in South America. Meanwhile, U.S. ambassadors have […]
  • Hotels criticized for taking virus money face investigation

    DALLAS (AP) — A group of hotels that took, and later returned, tens of millions of dollars in federal virus-bailout money are under investigation by securities regulators for transactions between companies in the group going back to 2018. The Ashford companies were among the biggest recipients of federal money that was intended to help small […]
  • Virus testing in the US is dropping, even as deaths mount

    U.S. testing for the coronavirus is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day, a worrisome trend that officials attribute largely to Americans getting discouraged over having to wait hours to get a test and days or weeks to learn the results. An Associated Press analysis […]
  • Virginia first to roll out pandemic app from Apple, Google

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has rolled out a smartphone app to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus, becoming the first U.S. state to use new pandemic technology created by Apple and Google. But hopes for a nationwide app that can work seamlessly across state borders remain unrealized, and […]
  • How to get started if you’ve never had a bank account

    Managing your money without a bank account is doable. But it can pose challenges — and the COVID-19 pandemic has only added more. Your economic impact payment might’ve arrived weeks or months after others’ did, in the form of a check or prepaid debit card, because you couldn’t choose the faster delivery option of direct […]
  • How to get started if you’ve never had a bank account

    Managing your money without a bank account is doable. But it can pose challenges — and the COVID-19 pandemic has only added more. Your economic impact payment might’ve arrived weeks or months after others’ did, in the form of a check or prepaid debit card, because you couldn’t choose the faster delivery option of direct […]
  • How to get started if you’ve never had a bank account

    Managing your money without a bank account is doable. But it can pose challenges — and the COVID-19 pandemic has only added more. Your economic impact payment might’ve arrived weeks or months after others’ did, in the form of a check or prepaid debit card, because you couldn’t choose the faster delivery option of direct […]
  • Chicago schools to begin fall remotely, dropping hybrid plan

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s mayor on Wednesday announced that the nation’s third-largest school district will not welcome students back to the classroom to start the school year, and will instead rely on remote instruction. The city’s decision to abandon its plan to have students attend in-person classes for two days a week once the fall […]