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Survey: US companies cut back sharply on hiring in July

Survey: US companies cut back sharply on hiring in July

WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses sharply reduced hiring last month, suggesting that resurgent COVID-19 infections slowed the economic recovery as many states closed parts of their economies again and consumers remained cautious about spending. U.S.
Mourners honour Nobel laureate and peace advocate John Hume

Mourners honour Nobel laureate and peace advocate John Hume

LONDON — Mourners remembered activist John Hume on Wednesday, celebrating the visionary politician who devoted his life to peace and forged the agreement that ended violence in his native Northern Ireland.
Protest leader Bush ousts 20-year US Rep. Clay in Missouri

Protest leader Bush ousts 20-year US Rep. Clay in Missouri

Cori Bush, a onetime homeless woman who led protests following a white police officer's fatal shooting of a Black 18-year-old in Ferguson, ousted longtime Rep.
US sending highest official to Taiwan since ties cut in 1979

US sending highest official to Taiwan since ties cut in 1979

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The U.S.
Virus ravages poor California county along Mexican border

Virus ravages poor California county along Mexican border

CALEXICO, Calif. — Dr. Tien Vo's last stop of the night is the home of a 35-year-old woman who has diabetes, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and, now, the coronavirus. The virus killed her father six days earlier.
Massive Beirut blast kills more than 70, injures thousands

Massive Beirut blast kills more than 70, injures thousands

BEIRUT — A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the city's port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky.
Tropic storm Isaias whips up eastern US, killing at least 6

Tropic storm Isaias whips up eastern US, killing at least 6

WINDSOR, N.C. — At least six people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain Tuesday along the U.S.
Husband of DA charged with pulling gun on protesters in LA

Husband of DA charged with pulling gun on protesters in LA

LOS ANGELES — The husband of Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey has been charged with pointing a gun at Black Lives Matter members who demonstrated outside the couple’s home the day before she faced a primary election in March.
Judge sentences ex-MSU coach to jail in Nassar-related case

Judge sentences ex-MSU coach to jail in Nassar-related case

LANSING, Mich. — A former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail for lying to police during an investigation into former Olympic and university doctor Larry Nassar.
3 men rescued from Pacific island after writing SOS in sand

3 men rescued from Pacific island after writing SOS in sand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Three men have been rescued from a tiny Pacific island after writing a giant SOS sign in the sand that was spotted from above, authorities say.