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Ready or not: Election costs soar in prep for virus voting

Andrew Taylor and Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 10:32pm

The demand for mail-in ballots is surging. Election workers need training. And polling booths might have to be outfitted with protective shields during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Libyan forces set conditions for lifting oil blockade

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 10:30pm

Forces loyal to a Libyan commander said they will only allow the reopening of oil fields and terminals once a mechanism has been set up to fairly distribute revenue across the country, which is split between rival, warring factions.

Undaunted, US global media chief plows ahead with changes

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 10:22pm

Despite a barrage of criticism from both Democrats and Republicans, the new chief of U.S. global media is plowing ahead with changes to the Voice of America and other international broadcasters that are heightening concerns about their future as independent news organizations.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team's false comfort on schools, virus

Calvin Woodward, Hope Yen and Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 10:17pm

President Donald Trump's administration is providing misguided assurances on the safety of kids in school during a coronavirus epidemic.

Asian shares gain on hopes for recovery, despite outbreaks,

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 9:35pm

Shares rose in Asia on Monday, cheered by upbeat projections for a global economic rebound that were tempered by worries over expanding coronavirus outbreaks.

Asia Today: India sees another surge, hot spots shut again

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 8:48pm

Several Indian states imposed weekend curfews and locked down high-risk areas as its coronavirus cases surge.

South Africa's president bans alcohol sales immediately to reduce trauma cases, free hospital beds for virus patients

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 12:47pm

South Africa's president bans alcohol sales immediately to reduce trauma cases, free hospital beds for virus patients.

Chatham announces plan to buy newspaper publisher McClatchy

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 12:28pm

Hedge fund Chatham Asset Management plans to buy newspaper publisher McClatchy out of bankruptcy, ending 163 years of family control.

Hedge fund Chatham plans to buy newspaper publisher McClatchy out of bankruptcy, ending 163 years of family control

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 12:19pm

Hedge fund Chatham plans to buy newspaper publisher McClatchy out of bankruptcy, ending 163 years of family control.

Kentucky’s former Democratic Party chief to be sentenced

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 11:12am

Federal prosecutors are seeking prison time for Kentucky's former Democratic Party chief when he is sentenced this week, but attorneys for Jerry Lundergan are seeking probation.

Average US gas price up 2 cents over 2 weeks to $2.24/gallon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 10:58am

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline increased by 2 cents over the past two weeks, to $2.24 per gallon.

It's Trump's call on what the GOP convention will look like

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 10:40am

After months of insisting that the Republican National Convention go off as scheduled despite the pandemic, President Donald Trump is slowly coming to accept that the late August event will not be the four-night infomercial for his reelection that he had anticipated.

Trump, Biden try to outdo each other on tough talk on China

Deb Riechmann and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 5:42am

China has fast become a top election issue as President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden engage in a verbal brawl over who's better at playing the tough guy against Beijing.

Games maker Ubisoft shakes up staff amid misconduct probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 4:19am

French gaming giant Ubisoft is parting ways with its creative director and two other executives and promising zero tolerance for “toxic" staff behavior following an internal investigation of misconduct and media reports of sexual harassment.

Nearly 600,000 vote in Hong Kong pro-democracy primaries

Zen Soo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 1:13am

Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong residents turned up over the weekend to vote in an unofficial primary election held by the city’s pro-democracy camp as it gears up to field candidates for an upcoming legislative poll.

As beach towns open, businesses are short foreign workers

Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 11:02pm

At this time of the year, The Friendly Fisherman on Cape Cod is usually bustling with foreign students clearing tables and helping prepare orders of clam strips or fish and chips.

Asia Today: No masks on red carpet as Taiwan logs few cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 7:51pm

Taiwan wrapped up an annual film festival with an awards ceremony Saturday night, as the island holds more public events after keeping its coronavirus outbreak to a few hundred cases.

Trump wears mask in public for first time during pandemic

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 3:43pm

President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday, the first time the president has been seen in public with the type of facial covering recommended by health officials as a precaution against spreading or becoming infected by the novel coronavirus.

Lawyers seek to halt Purdue Pharma political contributions

Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 10:48am

$185,000 in donations to associations whose members include the very public servants with whom the Debtors are attempting to negotiate a consensual resolution of these cases — are precisely the sort of transaction that demand close scrutiny,” they said in a filing.