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Mississippi Capitol outbreak: At least 41 with coronavirus

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 5:25pm

At least 30 Mississippi legislators and 11 other people who work in the state Capitol are now known to have tested positive for the new coronavirus, the state's top public health official said Tuesday.

Times editor resigns, saying she was harassed for her ideas

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 4:45pm

Bari Weiss, an opinion editor at The New York Times, quit her job on Tuesday with a public resignation letter that alleged harassment and a hostile work environment created by people who disagreed with her.

Evening news programs outpace prime time television

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 4:15pm

The broadcast networks might want to consider promoting David Muir, Lester Holt and Norah O'Donnell, at least in the summer months.

Foie gras back on the menu in California after court ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 4:04pm

Foie gras is back on the menu in California after a federal judge ruled the rich dish can't be prevented from being brought in from out of state.

NBC's video service Peacock stresses 'free,' looks to 2021

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 3:29pm

the same boat HBO Max found itself in when it started up in late May.

Biden's Texas ad signals opportunity in GOP stronghold

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 3:25pm

from members of Congress to the president — on what we did and what we didn’t do during this crisis.”

Police can't access LAPD gang database records after scandal

Stefanie Dazio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 1:37pm

The California attorney general on Tuesday made it impossible for law enforcement agencies to access entries that Los Angeles police made in the state's gang database after three LA officers were charged with falsifying records.

White House-backed campaign pushes alternate career paths

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 1:33pm

Presidential adviser Ivanka Trump on Tuesday unveiled a White House-backed national ad campaign highlighting alternative ways to start a career, an initiative targeting students, mid-career workers and the millions of people who are now unemployed because of the coronavirus.

Florida sees another day of record-breaking deaths as UK, France mandate masks

Terry Spencer and Adam Geller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 1:33pm

Florida surpassed its previous one-day record for coronavirus deaths Tuesday and Britain and France announced they will require people to wear masks in public indoor spaces, amid rising global worries about a resurgence of the pandemic.

Investigators say pilot in Texas cargo crash made errors

Jake Bleiberg and David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 12:58pm

A cargo plane crashed into a Texas bay last year after the co-pilot became disoriented and pushed the nose down because he mistakenly thought that the jet was about to stall, investigators said on Tuesday.

NJ June gambling revenue down 65.6% amid virus closure

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 12:40pm

The final month of coronavirus-mandated closures for New Jersey's casinos and racetracks was predictably bad.

Care home refused free tests. Now, nearly everyone has virus

Matthew Brown and Amy Beth Hanson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 12:25pm

It was meant to be a last line of defense to protect the most vulnerable as the coronavirus spread across the United States: Montana officials offered free testing in May for staff and residents at assisted living and long-term care facilities.

Prada headlines Milan's first Digital Fashion Week

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 12:14pm

Prada headlined Day 1 of Milan’s first Digital Fashion Week on Tuesday with a series of out-sourced videos and the apt subtitle ‘’the show that never happened.’’

Fed's Brainard warns US economy may slow, urges more support

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 12:02pm

Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard warned Tuesday that the U.S. economy appears to be slowing after an initial burst of recovery and called for the Fed to take aggressive steps to bolster growth.

White House-backed campaign pushes alternate career paths

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 11:55am

Presidential adviser Ivanka Trump on Tuesday unveiled a White House-backed national ad campaign highlighting alternative ways to start a career, an initiative targeting students, mid-career workers and the millions who are now unemployed because of the coronavirus.

Update on the latest in business:

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 11:22am

Wall Street is flipping between gains and losses after CEOs of the country’s biggest banks painted a mixed picture of how badly the coronavirus pandemic is ripping through their businesses.

Philadelphia protesters sue city over tear gas, use of force

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 10:30am

Three civil rights lawsuits filed in Philadelphia on Tuesday accuse the city of using military-level force that injured protesters and bystanders alike during peaceful protests against racial inequality and police brutality.

Banks set aside billions, bracing for more economic pain

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 10:11am

With tens of millions of Americans out of work and many businesses shut down or operating under restrictions due to the coronavirus, three of the nation's biggest banks set aside nearly $30 billion in the second quarter to cover potentially bad loans that were fine only a few months ago.

Court asked to stop work at Formosa Plastics' Louisiana site

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 9:48am

Opponents of a Taiwan-based company’s plans for a $9.4 billion plastics complex asked a federal judge on Tuesday to stop work at the site in Louisiana.