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The Latest: India reports biggest single-day spike in cases

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

India surpassed Italy as the sixth worst-hit by the coronavirus pandemic after another biggest single-day spike in confirmed infections.

Asia Today: Most of 51 new SKorea cases linked to door sales

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

South Korea on Saturday reported 51 new cases of COVID-19, mostly in the densely populated capital region, as authorities scramble to stem transmissions among low-income workers who can’t afford to stay home.

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.

AP Explains: Key takeaways from a surprising jobs report

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 2:25pm

No one saw it coming — 2.5 million job gains in May and a lower unemployment rate.

US consumers shunned borrowing in April as economy shut down

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 2:10pm

U.S. consumer borrowing plunged in April as households fretted about the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic and cut back on their use of credit.

Fire destroys Southern California warehouse linked to Amazon

John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 1:25pm

A fire early Friday destroyed a Southern California distribution facility that was used to ship items to Amazon customers. Authorities said employees got out and there were no reports of injuries.

California again extends major contract for protective masks

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 1:24pm

California is giving a Chinese manufacturer it contracted with for hundreds of millions of protective masks one more week to get federal certification after the company twice missed the deadline.

Gold, silver fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 1:24pm

The June gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,676.20 an ounce, down $42.70.

Crude rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 1:21pm

Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose $2.14 -- closing at $39.55 a barrel.

Dollar lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 1:14pm

The U.S. dollar is lower against other North American currencies in New York trading.

Idaho offers $1,500 bonus for people to return to work

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 12:55pm

Idaho residents on unemployment could receive a one-time bonus of up to $1,500 to return to work under a plan Gov. Brad Little announced Friday.

Trump allows commercial fishing in marine conservation area

Patrick Whittle and Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 12:34pm

President Donald Trump rolled back protections Friday at a marine conservation area off the New England coast, signing an order to allow commercial fishing in a stretch of water environmentalists say is critical for endangered right whales and other fragile marine life.

President Donald Trump takes action to allow commercial fishing at marine conservation area off New England coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 12:28pm

President Donald Trump takes action to allow commercial fishing at marine conservation area off New England coast.

EU wants borders free of virus restrictions by end of June

Lorne Cook and Karel Janicek, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 11:58am

Europe could have its free travel zone up and running again by the end of this month, but travelers from further afield will not be allowed in before July, a European Union commissioner said Friday after talks among the bloc’s interior ministers.