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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020 file photo a worker pushes a cart past refrigerators at a Home Depot store location in Boston. On Thursday, May 28, the Commerce Department releases its April report on durable goods. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
May 28, 2020 - 5:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. orders for big-ticket factory goods plunged for the second straight month in April as the coronavirus pandemic hammered the economy. The Commerce Department said Thursday that orders for durable goods dropped 17.2% last month after falling 16.6% in March. Excluding orders for...
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In this screenshot provided by SpellPundit, spellers and organizers of the SpellPundit Online National Spelling Bee participate in semifinals Tuesday night, May 26, 2020. The bee was launched after the Scripps National Spelling Bee was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. (SpellPundit via AP)
May 28, 2020 - 4:23 am
Like dozens of other veteran spellers in their final year of eligibility, Anson Cook had big plans for this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee, which was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 13-year-old eighth-grader from Potomac, Maryland, was a two-time participant in the bee, and...
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Igor Loparic prepares packages of aid for people in need for help in Pula, Croatia, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The "Our Dream Their Smile" group has helped people in the tourism-dependent area in the Adriatic survive as the outbreak closed down borders, shutting down hotels, restaurants and other businesses that normally thrive in virus-free times. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
May 27, 2020 - 11:41 pm
PULA, Croatia (AP) — Winding stone streets, usually packed with tourists, silent as a graveyard. Restaurants closed. Beaches deserted. Hotels bolted shut. When Europe locked down in response to the spread of the coronavirus, northern Croatia’s picturesque Istria region shut down, as well. And the...
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District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in Washington. Bowser announced the start of the Phase 1 response to the coronavirus in Washington is to begin Friday, May 29. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 27, 2020 - 7:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's capital will begin a gradual reopening Friday, even as Mayor Muriel Bowser warns that it probably will result in more coronavirus infections. Restaurants will be permitted to seat guests outdoors, barbers and hair salons will open with limited capacity and...
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A worker leaves Boeing's Renton plant Wednesday morning, May 27, 2020. Boeing announced to employees Wednesday a first batch of almost 7,000 involuntary layoffs in the U. S., which added to more than 5,500 voluntary layoffs. It will cut almost 12,300 jobs company-wide. (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times via AP)
May 27, 2020 - 4:56 pm
Boeing is cutting more than 12,000 U.S. jobs through layoffs and buyouts as the coronavirus pandemic seizes the travel industry. And the aircraft maker says more cuts are coming. Shortly after disclosing the job cuts, Boeing announced Wednesday that it has resumed production of the grounded 737 Max...
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A man and a woman demonstrate dining under a plastic shield Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in a restaurant of Paris. As restaurants in food-loving France prepare to reopen, some are investing in lampshade-like plastic shields to protect diners from the virus. The strange-looking contraptions are among experiments restaurants are trying around the world as they try to lure back clientele while keeping them virus-free. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 27, 2020 - 2:38 pm
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ TRAVEL & LEISURE: Viral videos out of places...
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May 27, 2020 - 1:35 pm
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The owner of a business that hosted crowded pool parties over the Memorial Day weekend at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks says no laws were broken and safety measures were in place to protect against the spread of the coronavirus. Social media postings over the weekend showed...
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In this photo taken Friday, May 15, 2020, the public pool in Mission, Kan. is lifeless as plans remain in place to keep the pool closed for the summer to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. As warm weather approaches and many public pools remain closed there has been a surge of people using backyard pools as well at taking to water activities on lakes and rivers to get out and cool off. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
May 27, 2020 - 1:24 pm
MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Public pools will look very different this summer if they open at all with the coronavirus threat still looming, as staffers will be tasked with maintaining social distancing and spotting COVID-19 symptoms in addition to their primary duties. Pools that do plan to open will...
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FILE - In this file image taken on Sunday, May 10 2020, sunbathers sit on an empty stretch of 'Landa' beach at the Cyprus seaside resort of Ayia Napa, a favorite among tourists. Cyprus' government Wednesday May 27, 2020, is pledging to cover all costs for anyone testing positive for the coronavirus while on vacation in the east Mediterranean island nation, covering the costs of lodging, food, drink and medication for COVID-19 patients and their families.(AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, FILE)
May 27, 2020 - 4:17 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus is pledging to cover all costs for anyone testing positive for the coronavirus while on vacation on the eastern Mediterranean island nation, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday. The Cypriot government says it will cover lodging, food,...
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In this Sunday, April 5, 2020, Lebanese Health Minister Hamad Hassan, center, ignoring social distancing rules and not wearing mask, speaks with journalists during the arrival of Lebanese passengers who were stuck in Saudi Arabia and other countries because of the coronavirus outbreak, outside Rafik Hariri Airport, in Beirut. From the U.S. president to the British prime minister's top aide and far beyond, leading officials around the world are refusing to wear masks or breaking confinement rules meant to protect their populations from the coronavirus and slow the pandemic. While some are punished when they're caught, or publicly repent, others shrug off the violations as if the rules don't apply to them. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
May 27, 2020 - 1:45 am
PARIS (AP) — “Do as I say, but not as I do” was the message many British saw in the behavior of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's key aide, who traveled hundreds of miles with coronavirus symptoms during the country's lockdown. While Dominic Cummings has faced calls for his firing but support from his...
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