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Coronavirus slams Poland's already-troubled coal industry

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 12:12am

The coronavirus has ripped through Poland's coal mines, where men descend deep underground in tightly packed elevators and work shoulder-to-shoulder to extract the source of 75% of the nation’s electrical power.

Hollywood comes to UK High Court as Depp takes on The Sun

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 12:03am

Johnny Depp has a starring role in a real-life courtroom drama in London, where he is suing a tabloid newspaper for libel over an article that branded him a “wife beater.”

The Latest: India’s coronavirus death toll passes 20,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 11:35pm

India’s death toll from the coronavirus has passed 20,000, with case numbers surging past 700,000.

TikTok to leave Hong Kong as security law raises worries

Zen Soo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 10:57pm

TikTok said Tuesday it will stop operations in Hong Kong, joining other social media companies in warily eyeing ramifications of a sweeping national security law that took effect last week.

TikTok says it will stop operations in Hong Kong, after city enacts sweeping national security law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 10:49pm

TikTok says it will stop operations in Hong Kong, after city enacts sweeping national security law.

Trump donors among early recipients of coronavirus loans

Brian Slodysko and Angeliki Kastanis, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 10:11pm

As much as $273 million in federal coronavirus aid was awarded to more than 100 companies that are owned or operated by major donors to President Donald Trump's election efforts, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal data.

Medicare nursing home COVID site leaves users 'in the dark'

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 10:08pm

When the Trump administration required nursing homes to report their COVID-19 cases, it also promised to make the data available to residents, families and the public in a user-friendly way.

Kanye West? The Girl Scouts? Hedge funds? All got PPP loans

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 10:01pm

The government's small business lending program has benefited millions of companies, with the goal of minimizing the number of layoffs Americans have suffered in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Yet the recipients include many you probably wouldn't have expected.

Australia's 2nd largest city foils nation's pandemic success

Andy Brownbill and Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 10:00pm

Australia has been among the world's most successful countries in containing its coronavirus outbreak — with one exception.

Asia Today: China's university exam begins after virus delay

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 9:09pm

Almost 11 million students began taking China's university entrance exam Tuesday after a delay as the country worked to bring down coronavirus infections.

Samsung projects 23% jump in 2Q profit on strong chip sales

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 7:28pm

Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday its operating profit for the last quarter likely rose 23% from the same period last year, helped by robust demand for memory chips used in personal computers and servers as the coronavirus pandemic has more people working from home.

Nevada court considering Wynn defamation claim against AP

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 6:33pm

The Nevada Supreme Court was asked Monday to reinstate a defamation lawsuit against The Associated Press and an AP reporter based on a story about accounts to Las Vegas police from two women who alleged sexual misconduct by former casino mogul Steve Wynn.

Seattle City Council approves new tax on big business

Lisa Baumann, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 6:22pm

The Seattle City Council on Monday approved adopting a new tax on large businesses, two years after the council repealed a big business tax amid pressure from corporations such as Amazon and the prospect of a voter referendum.

California Assembly delays session after virus outbreak

Adam Beam and Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 5:56pm

A coronavirus outbreak in the California Legislature has indefinitely delayed the state Assembly’s return to work from a scheduled summer recess, highlighting the rapid spread of the virus in a state that has imposed new restrictions on bars and restaurants following a surge of cases and hospitalizations.

Court overturns order to have GM, Fiat Chrysler chiefs meet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 5:43pm

An appeals court on Monday said the CEOs of General Motors and Fiat Chrysler don't have to meet to settle a lawsuit between the two automakers.

Kanye West? The Girl Scouts? Hedge funds? All got PPP loans

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 5:14pm

The government's small business lending program has benefited millions of companies, with the goal of minimizing the number of layoffs Americans have suffered in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Yet the recipients include many you probably wouldn't have expected.

US Supreme Court deals blow to Keystone oil pipeline project

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 5:00pm

The U.S. Supreme Court handed another setback to the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline from Canada on Monday by keeping in place a lower court ruling that blocked a key environmental permit for the project.

Executive turmoil at Essence, Ebony magazines prompt changes

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 4:45pm

Two storied magazines that focus on news and culture in the Black community, Essence and Ebony, are in the midst of turmoil at their top levels.

NHL, players announce labor deal, plan to resume play Aug. 1

John Wawrow and Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 4:16pm

with 24 teams in action, all in Canada — and could be on the verge of enjoying labor peace through 2026.