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French hospitals delay operations to cope with…

Hospitals in the Paris and Marseille regions are delaying some scheduled operations to free up space for COVID-19 patients as the French government tries to stem a rising tide of coronavirus infections

London police, protesters clash at COVID-19…

London police have clashed with demonstrators as they broke up a protest in Trafalgar Square against COVID-19 restrictions amid rising tensions over increased limits on everyday life as the government tries to stem a sharp rise in infections

Qatar Airways says losses reach $1.9B amid pandemic, boycott

Long-haul carrier Qatar Airways is reporting revenue losses of $1.9 billion for the past year, blaming the coronavirus pandemic, its liquidation of shares in Air Italy and the ongoing boycott of Doha by four Arab nations for the major losses

Hundreds of anti-coal campaigners protest at…

Hundreds of anti-coal protesters have entered a mine in western Germany to protest the continued extraction and use of fossil fuels

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Carbon monoxide kills 16 in coal mine in southwest China

High levels of carbon monoxide have killed 16 people in a coal mine in southwestern China

China opens auto show under anti-disease controls

Ford, Nissan and BMW have unveiled new electric models for the Chinese market as the Beijing auto show opened under anti-virus controls that included holding news conferences by international video link

Asia Today: Melbourne eases lockdown, schools…

Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has further eased lockdown restrictions, allowing most children to return to school from next month and sending more than 125,000 people back to work

New trial ordered for NY millionaire in autistic…

A federal judge on Friday ordered a new trial for a self-made health care millionaire who was convicted six years ago of fatally drugging her eight-year-old developmentally disabled child in a luxury New York City hotel room in 2010

Q&A: How to handle technology issues with online…

Across the U.S., the pandemic has forced students to attend virtual school

Maine lobster business salvaged its summer despite pandemic

Maine’s lobster fishermen braced for a difficult summer this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the season was unexpectedly decent

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's wrongs on court, virus…

Plenty of misstatements flew in a momentous week in which the U.S. reached the grim milestone of 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus and President Donald Trump pushed ahead with plans to name a replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Japan's new prime minister vows to host Olympics…

Japan’s new prime minister says he’s determined to host the Tokyo Olympic Games next summer as “proof that humanity has defeated the pandemic.”

US senators demand action after AP exposes palm…

Lawmakers say the U.S. government needs to ban the import of products made with child or forced labor after an Associated Press investigation found widespread exploitation in the palm oil industry

California expands financial protections after US…

California is creating what supporters call its own nation-leading, state-level version of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after critics said the Trump administration significantly weakened national protections

Trump's $200 prescription cards won't hit…

If you’re on Medicare, don’t run to the mailbox just yet looking for a $200 prescription drug card courtesy of President Donald Trump

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Wall Street closed out another volatile week of trading Friday with solid gains, though the S&P 500 still posted its fourth-straight weekly loss

Google parent agrees to $310M misconduct lawsuit…

Google's parent company has reached a $310 million settlement in a shareholder lawsuit over its treatment of allegations of sexual misconduct by executives

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Novavax, Endo rise; Cavco, Occidental Petroleum fall

Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Friday: Novavax, Colony Capital rise; Occidental Petroleum, Cavco Industries fall

Landlords suing to push back against eviction ban

Landlords are going to courts around the country, claiming that a national eviction moratorium unfairly strains their finances and infringes on their rights as property owners

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities, and foreign exchange levels