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Nissan plans to close Barcelona factories, 3,000 jobs lost

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 2:02am

Spain’s government says that Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor Co. has decided to close its manufacturing plants in the northeastern Catalonia region, resulting in the loss of some 3,000 direct jobs.

Patrons under plastic: Restaurants get creative in virus era

Thomas Adamson and Oleg Cetinic, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 1:49am

Dining at a table where each person is enclosed by a clear plastic shield might look and sound futuristic, but it could be one way for some restaurants to reopen. It also might help out if your companion orders escargots, heavy on the garlic.

Virus deaths surpass 100,000 in US while cases rise in India

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 12:50am

As the death toll from the coronavirus rose above 100,000 in the United States, there were also record numbers getting sick in India and worrying signs of a resurgence in South Korea.

Croatian charity offers help as lives turn during outbreak

Darko Bandic, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 12:41am

Winding stone streets, usually packed with tourists, silent as a graveyard. Restaurants closed. Beaches deserted. Hotels bolted shut.

'Didn't give a damn': Inside a ravaged Spanish nursing home

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 12:20am

Zoilo Patiño was just one of more than 19,000 elderly people to die of coronavirus in Spain’s nursing homes but he has come to symbolize a system of caring for the country’s most vulnerable that critics say is desperately broken.

Asian shares mixed after Wall Street rally; Hong Kong lower

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 12:18am

Asian stocks were mixed after an upbeat open on Thursday, as investors pinned their hopes on an economic rebound from the coronavirus crisis.

House casts proxy votes in pandemic, Republicans have doubts

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 10:48pm

It was a day for the history books on Capitol Hill: For the first time, House lawmakers voted by proxy, an unprecedented move to avoid the risks of travel to Washington during the pandemic.

Asian shares mixed after Wall Street rally; Hong Kong lower

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 10:35pm

Asian stocks were mixed after an upbeat open on Thursday, as investors pinned their hopes on an economic rebound from the coronavirus crisis.

Trump continues to claim broad powers he doesn't have

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 10:33pm

Threatening to shut down Twitter for flagging false content. Claiming he can “override" governors who dare to keep churches closed to congregants. Asserting the “absolute authority” to force states to reopen, even when local leaders say it's too soon.

Twitter fact-checks Trump; he threatens new regs or shutdown

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 10:13pm

President Donald Trump, the historically prolific tweeter of political barbs and blasts, threatened social media companies with new regulation or even shuttering after Twitter added fact checks to two of his tweets. He turned to his Twitter account — where else? — to tweet his threats.

Minnesota man regrets questioning black tenants in building

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 9:23pm

A Minnesota venture capitalist said it was a mistake to question a group of black businessmen about being tenants in a building after the incident went viral on social media, and he lost his office lease.

UN: Virus could push 14 million into hunger in Latin America

Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 9:04pm

The U.N. World Food Program is warning that upward of at least 14 million people could go hungry in Latin America as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, shuttering people in their homes, drying up work and crippling the economy.

Lawmakers ejected in Hong Kong debate on Chinese anthem bill

Zen Soo, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 8:55pm

Three pro-democracy lawmakers were ejected from Hong Kong's legislative chamber Thursday morning, disrupting the second day of debate on a contentious bill that would criminalize insulting or abusing the Chinese national anthem.

Most Australian News Corp small papers to go digital-only

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 8:30pm

Australia’s largest newspaper publisher, News Corp., announced on Thursday that most of its suburban and regional mastheads across the country will become digital-only next month due to the pandemic and digital platforms sharing their content.

Official says defiant Michigan barbershop is health threat

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 8:10pm

A barbershop that has been operating in defiance of Michigan's coronavirus restrictions poses an “imminent threat” to public health, the state's chief medical officer testified Wednesday.

How to create a strong network — even while social distancing

Nicole Carpenter, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 27th - 7:39pm

Despite the restrictions on events and large group gatherings over the last two months, the importance of building relationships and networking continues to grow. Here are four tips to build a strong business or social network, even if you aren’t meeting new people face to face.

Arizona sues Google over 'deceptive' location tracking

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 7:04pm

Google kept tabs on the whereabouts of its users even if they had turned off location tracking, an Arizona official alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

New 'Hunger Games' book sells more than 500,000 copies

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 6:28pm

A decade after the “Hunger Games” series had apparently ended, readers were clearly ready for more.

Texas court: Virus fear alone not enough for mail balloting

Paul J. Weber and Jake Bleiberg, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 5:48pm

Texas officials fighting to block widespread mail-in voting during the pandemic claimed victory after the state's highest court ruled Wednesday that a lack of immunity to the coronavirus doesn't qualify someone to cast a ballot by mail.