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  • VIRUS DIARY: Pro golf without fans in an eerie green expanse

    DETROIT (AP) — Birds. Generators. Golf carts. At the opening round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic on Thursday, those were the sounds I heard when the eerie silence was broken. The PGA Tour is putting the world’s best golfers on courses for the fourth time since it shut down March 12 as the pandemic descended. […]
  • Gunfight at the Circle K: 2 dead in Arizona store shootout

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A man robbing a gas station convenience store fatally shot a bystander before being killed in a wild shootout with another bystander, police in suburban Phoenix said Friday morning. The suspect in the robbery was also believed to have pulled off two holdups at gas station convenience stores earlier in the […]
  • July Fourth weekend will test Americans’ discipline

    The U.S. headed into the Fourth of July weekend with many parades and fireworks displays canceled, beaches and bars closed, and health authorities warning that this will be a crucial test of Americans’ self-control that could determine the trajectory of the surging coronavirus outbreak. With confirmed cases climbing in 40 states, governors have ordered the […]
  • Portland, Oregon, protest turns violent; several arrested

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Several people were arrested after a demonstration turned violent in downtown Portland and resulted in damage to two government buildings, authorities said Friday. Protests have occurred regularly in the city since the May killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Police said in a statement that protesters broke into the Justice Center […]
  • Disney suspends college internship program amid pandemic

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World has suspended the Disney College Program indefinitely amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic. Disney said in a blog post on Thursday that the internship’s participants won’t be among those returning to work when it reopens its Florida theme parks later this month. The company also said it doesn’t know […]
  • World stocks mostly turn lower with US closed for holiday

    World stock markets turned lower in Europe on Friday after gains in Asia, with trading somewhat subdued by a long holiday weekend in the U.S. With Wall Street due to remain closed in observance of Independence Day, Germany’s DAX edged 0.5% lower to 12,548. The CAC 40 in Paris dropped 0.9% to 5,006, while Britain’s […]
  • Japan seeks extradition of Americans accused in Ghosn escape

    TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo prosecutors said Friday they have filed a request for the extradition of two Americans arrested in the U.S. for allegedly helping Carlos Ghosn, the former chairman of Nissan, flee Japan while he was out on bail. “We express our deepest gratitude for the cooperation the U.S. authorities have shown to our […]
  • Move to rename ‘Bloody Sunday’ bridge has critics in Selma

    SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Thousands gathered in this river city in 1940 to dedicate a new bridge in honor of white supremacist Edmund Pettus, a Confederate general and reputed Ku Klux Klan leader. Just 25 years later, the bridge became a global landmark when civil rights marchers were beaten at its base. Today, with thousands […]
  • First coronavirus then Trump order split Indian families

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The March day that his father died, Karan Murgai boarded a plane to India. The coronavirus was spreading, so Murgai’s wife and their two young children stayed home in Dallas. Their separation — due to last three weeks — became indefinite after President Donald Trump signed an executive order that suspends […]
  • First coronavirus then Trump order split Indian families

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The March day that his father died, Karan Murgai boarded a plane to India. The coronavirus was spreading, so Murgai’s wife and their two young children stayed home in Dallas. Their separation — due to last three weeks — became indefinite after President Donald Trump signed an executive order that suspends […]