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OPEC, allied nations extend nearly 10M barrel cut by a month

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 10:47am

OPEC and allied nations agreed Saturday to extend a production cut of nearly 10 million barrels of oil a day through the end of July, hoping to boost energy prices hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

How messaging technology is helping fuel global protests

Barbara Ortutay and Amanda Seitz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 10:24am

but it wasn't true, which she learned by checking Instagram.

Mourners hold memorial for Floyd as more protests take shape

Tom Foreman Jr., David Crary and John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 10:02am

Protesters streamed into the nation’s capital Saturday for what was expected to be the city’s largest demonstration yet against police brutality, while George Floyd was mourned in his North Carolina hometown, where hundreds of mourners lined up to squeeze into a church to pay their respects.

Government job losses are piling up, and it could get worse

Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 9:19am

from schools to trash pickup.

Virus exposes sharp economic divide: College vs. non-college

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 8:50am

For an American workforce under continuing threat from the coronavirus, the best protection might just be a college degree.

New jobs report diminishes GOP appetite for more virus aid

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 8:40am

A stronger than expected jobs report could further scramble an already uncertain picture for passing a fifth and possibly final coronavirus aid bill. The positive statistics are feeding the wait-and-see approach of the White House and its GOP allies in Congress.

Kentucky police shooting video raises questions on tactics

Dylan Lovan and Rebecca Reynolds Yonker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 7:14am

The shooting of a popular Kentucky barbecue cook by law enforcement has raised new questions about use of force practices after police released videos of the clash this week.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's alternate reality in time of anguish

Calvin Woodward, Hope Yen and Arijeta Lajka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 7:02am

"Vicious dogs.” “Ominous weapons.” Injured police. Gagging protesters. Shattered storefronts. Armed personnel at centers of power and landmarks. Anguish and arson.

No 'silver lining': Trump faces voter backlash amid crises

Steve Peoples and Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 6:37am

At the end of one of his most turbulent weeks in office, President Donald Trump was eager on Friday to boast of a better than expected jobs report to argue the country is poised for a booming recovery. Benjamin Lund was not moved.

UK's rapid-fire changes on face coverings advice criticized

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 5:45am

The British government faced criticism Saturday for another sudden change in its advice on face coverings that has left those running hospitals in England scrambling to work out how they will be able to meet the new requirements.

By the numbers: Trump reads economic boom into jobs data

Aamer Madhani, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 11:02pm

President Donald Trump has always been a big numbers guy.

The Latest: Public sector jobs not immune from pandemic ills

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 10:50pm

or anything quickly — as the economy reopens.

Asia Today: Indonesia records single-day high in new cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 9:32pm

Indonesia reported nearly 1,000 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, a new single-day high for the country that brought its total caseload past 30,000, as the government unveiled an enhanced stimulus package worth $47.6 billion to anchor the virus-battered economy.

China urges citizens to shun Australia as dispute simmers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 8:26pm

China is advising its citizens not to visit Australia, citing racial discrimination and violence against Asians, in what appears to be Beijing’s latest attempt to punish the country for advocating an investigation into the coronavirus pandemic.

Goodell says NFL was wrong for not listening to players

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 6:18pm

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league was wrong for not listening to players fighting for racial equality and encouraged them to peacefully protest.

Jordan giving $100 million for racial equality, justice

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 5:17pm

Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand are giving $100 million to organizations dedicated to promoting racial equality and social justice.

Seattle mayor bans 1 type of tear gas amid protests

Lisa Baumann, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 4:23pm

The Seattle mayor has banned the police use of one form of tear gas as protests continue in the city and nationally over the killing of George Floyd.

Trump evokes Floyd after hailing strong jobs report

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 3:38pm

President Donald Trump on Friday declared it was “a great day” for George Floyd as he discussed a strong jobs report for the country and efforts to bring about racial equality. Joe Biden, the likely Democratic presidential nominee, said Trump’s comments about Floyd were “despicable.”

Facebook removes nearly 200 accounts tied to hate groups

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 3:00pm

in some cases with weapons, company officials said Friday.