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By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK - New York is committed to making outdoor dining a permanent option for the thousands of restaurants that have embraced the concept since the coronavirus...

Some 3,500 U.S. companies sue over Trump Chinese tariffs

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON - About 3,500 U.S. companies, including Tesla Inc <TSLA.O>, Ford Motor Co <F.N>, Target Corp <TGT.N>, Walgreen Co <WBA.O> and Home...

Economic uncertainty ahead of U.S. election partially fueled by virus and joblessness

By Ann Saphir With COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. topping 200,000 this week following a rise in new daily cases last week for the first...

Trump pledges to make Juneteenth federal holiday

By Steve Holland and Lisa Lambert ATLANTA - President Donald Trump made a series of promises at a campaign event in Atlanta on Friday in...
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Space bubbles are a real thing and they are easing New York restaurant troubles

By Aleksandra Michalska NEW YORK - Space bubbles are frothing up business at a New York bistro, offering fresh air in safe capsules on sidewalks...

Trump extends drilling ban off North Carolina, echoing his earlier bans in FL, GA and SC

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday extended a ban until 2032 on offshore oil drilling off the coast of North Carolina, weeks...

Pacquiao and mixed martial arts star McGregor will fight next year

MANILA - Philippine boxing champion Manny Pacquiao will face former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor in the ring next year, and part of proceeds...

The Doobie Brothers battle Bill Murray and his ‘ugly’ golf shirts

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As Trump names his next Supreme Court nominee, focus shifts towards Senate

By Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Saturday plans to name conservative appellate judge Amy Coney Barrett as his third...

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To Cruise, or Not to Cruise…?

The cruising industry is a $46 billion Petri dish that will spawn countless COVID-19 deaths if it’s not shut down before a...

Russian Bounties on U.S. Soldiers: Republican Voters Expect Answers

The New York Times report of evidence found by American intelligence agencies of a Russian bounty on American soldiers stunned and angered...

Opinion on The Arrest of U.S. Citizens in Hong Kong and Beijing’s Security Laws

Traveling overseas to China has just grown more dangerous. The U.S. State Department warns U.S. citizens living in China but especially Hong...

Why We Should Delay the US Election

President Donald Trump stated that the 2020 election should be delayed. I do not know whether the president really meant what he...

Why Delaying the US Election is a Bad Idea

Americans are lucky. Unlike other nations, American electoral institutions work. Since the founding of the United States more than two hundred years...

A Vote for Mail-In ballots

Mail-in ballots are the savior of crisis electioneering. This voting process is not new in the United States since it was first...

Black Lives Matter: A Norwegian Teenager’s Viewpoint

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Trump says U.S. election winner might not be known for months

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Americans might not know the winner of the November presidential election for months due to disputes...

Notable legal opinions of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett

By Jan Wolfe Amy Coney Barrett, who President Donald Trump plans to pick for a lifetime job on the U.S. Supreme Court, has served as...

‘Naked’ ballots are a thing and they loom over U.S. election

By Jan Wolfe As Republican President Donald Trump assails the use of mail-in voting, a Pennsylvania court decision over the use of envelopes for hiding...

DHS and FBI say they have ‘not identified’ hacking schemes to change vote tallies ahead of U.S. election

By Christopher Bing U.S. security agencies say they are not aware of any cyber threats that could change vote tallies or "manipulate votes at scale"...

Will your mail ballot count in the U.S. presidential election? It may depend on who’s counting and where

By Julia Harte, Jason Lange and Simon Lewis Two elderly women in small towns in Wisconsin voted by mail during April’s presidential nominating contests. Both...

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Trump says U.S. election winner might not be known for months

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Americans might not know the winner of the November presidential election for months due to disputes...

Notable legal opinions of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett

By Jan Wolfe Amy Coney Barrett, who President Donald Trump plans to pick for a lifetime job on the U.S. Supreme Court, has served as...

‘Naked’ ballots are a thing and they loom over U.S. election

By Jan Wolfe As Republican President Donald Trump assails the use of mail-in voting, a Pennsylvania court decision over the use of envelopes for hiding...

DHS and FBI say they have ‘not identified’ hacking schemes to change vote tallies ahead of U.S. election

By Christopher Bing U.S. security agencies say they are not aware of any cyber threats that could change vote tallies or "manipulate votes at scale"...

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Some 3,500 U.S. companies sue over Trump Chinese tariffs

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON - About 3,500 U.S. companies, including Tesla Inc <TSLA.O>, Ford Motor Co <F.N>, Target Corp <TGT.N>, Walgreen Co <WBA.O> and Home...

Economic uncertainty ahead of U.S. election partially fueled by virus and joblessness

By Ann Saphir With COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. topping 200,000 this week following a rise in new daily cases last week for the first...

Electrified by Tesla, Chinese startups are on the charge

By Norihiko Shirouzu BEIJING - China's electric vehicle startups are on the charge again, thanks to Tesla. The country's growing fascination with the U.S. pioneer's sleek...

U.S. imports surge as retailers start stockpiling over pandemic worries

By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles-based maker of Exploding Kittens and Throw Throw Burrito board games ordered 1 million extra units from...

‘Social media deal’ liked by advertisers’, but not all are jumping back on board

By Martinne Geller LONDON - Advertisers who boycotted social media are not all rushing back, despite an agreement by Facebook, YouTube and Twitter on how...

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‘It worked’: Pandemic-inspired outdoor dining to become permanent in NY

By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK - New York is committed to making outdoor dining a permanent option for the thousands of restaurants that have embraced...

Trump pledges to make Juneteenth federal holiday

By Steve Holland and Lisa Lambert ATLANTA - President Donald Trump made a series of promises at a campaign event in Atlanta on Friday in...

Trump extends drilling ban off North Carolina, echoing his earlier bans in FL, GA and SC

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday extended a ban until 2032 on offshore oil drilling off the coast of North Carolina, weeks...

As Trump names his next Supreme Court nominee, focus shifts towards Senate

By Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Saturday plans to name conservative appellate judge Amy Coney Barrett as his third...

Proud Boys rally has Portland in state of emergency

By Andrew Hay and Katie Paul Thousands of supporters of the Proud Boys group were expected in Portland, Oregon on Saturday as police prepared for...

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Study finds over 80% of Britons not heeding COVID-19 self-isolation rules

By Alistair Smout LONDON - Over 80% of people in Britain are not adhering to self-isolation guidelines when they have COVID-19 symptoms or had contact with someone who has tested...

Airlines planning COVID tests that give results in minutes

By John Miller and Emilio Parodi ZURICH/MILAN - European airlines are pinning hopes on pre-flight COVID-19 tests that deliver results as fast as pregnancy tests...

No COVID-19 test, no grape harvest in Spain’s Basque Country

By Vincent West LAGUARDIA, Spain - All wine industry workers in Spain's Rioja-producing region of Alava must undergo a coronavirus test before they start work...

Airlines call for COVID tests before all international flights

PARIS - Global airlines on Tuesday called for pre-departure COVID-19 testing for all international flights to replace the quarantines and other restrictions blamed by...

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Thailand tackles unemployment with million jobs expo

By Orathai Sriring and Jiraporn Kuhakan BANGKOK - Tens of thousands of Thais on Saturday flocked to a government-organized job expo with more than a...

Daimler’s chairman Zetsche tells newspaper he no longer wants the job

FRANKFURT - Daimler's  Dieter Zetsche told Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper that he will not seek to become chairman of the supervisory board of...

Remains of Jurassic sea predator found in Chile’s Atacama desert

By Natalia A. Ramos Miranda Scientists have unearthed the remains of Jurassic sea predators resembling killer whales in the world's driest desert in Chile. Pliosaurs were...