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Italy court rules Uber food delivery riders were exploited

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 8:46am

A court in Milan has ordered the appointment of a judicial administrator to oversee Uber Italy for one year after determining the company's food delivery service exploited workers, according to Italian news reports.

Flooded Michigan city is midcentury architecture mecca

Tammy Webber, Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 8:44am

Christopher Jue knew he was home the moment he and his wife stepped inside the sprawling 62-year-old ranch with brick floors, a sunken living room and built-in desks, shelves and bureaus — hallmarks of an Alden B. Dow original.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump vs. Twitter on truth and consequences

Hope Yen, Calvin Woodward and Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 7:23am

President Donald Trump and Twitter tangled over truth and consequences this past week as the social media giant flagged the president's tweets for spreading false information and potentially inciting violence.

Pop-up bar scene, tanning salon test shutdown rules in NYC

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 6:38am

What passes for a pandemic-era speakeasy these days in New York City isn’t secret at all.

Schools nationwide brace for cuts from new financial crisis

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 6:13am

It was during the Great Recession when Catoosa County first shortened its school year, from 180 to 175 instructional days, as it began years of furloughs due to budget cuts. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the next school year will be shorter still, with only 170 classroom days.

A year later, motive of Virginia mass shooting still unclear

Ben Finley, Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 5:53am

The rampage at a Virginia Beach city government building was the latest in a string of high-profile mass shootings nationwide, between the high school killings in Parkland, Florida, and the Walmart massacre in El Paso, Texas.

Europeans criticize US move to revoke Iran sanction waivers

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 5:49am

The western European parties to the landmark nuclear deal with Iran on Saturday criticized a U.S. decision to end nearly all of the last vestiges of sanctions relief provided under the 2015 pact.

$10 billion bailout for Germany's Lufthansa passes hurdle

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 2:50am

German flagship airline Lufthansa agreed Saturday to a compromise worked out between the government and the European Union, overcoming a major hurdle toward final approval of a 9 billion-euro ($10 billion) bailout from Berlin.

Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas

Ben Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 12:24am

President Donald Trump has announced that he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end Hong Kong’s special trade status and suspend visas of Chinese graduate students suspected of conducting research on behalf of their government, escalating tensions with China that have surged during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Latest: India keeps some areas shut down, others to open

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 11:20pm

India is extending its ongoing lockdown in designated coronavirus containment zones until June 30 but will allow all economic activities to restart in a phased manner outside those areas as cases continue to rise in its major cities.

EU urges Trump to rethink cutting funding to WHO

David Rising and Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 11:18pm

The European Union on Saturday urged President Donald Trump to rethink his decision to terminate the U.S. relationship with the World Health Organization as spiking infection rates in India and elsewhere reinforced that the pandemic is far from contained.

Asia Today: India to allow reopenings in some areas

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 9:04pm

India is extending its lockdown in containment zones until June 30 but will allow economic activities to restart outside these areas even though coronavirus cases continue to rise in major cities.

'I get to offer hope': Utah businesswoman offers mental health support during time of crisis

Jenny Rollins, Contributor  |  Posted May 29th - 7:32pm

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed much of the United States into a health crisis. The founder of Utah-based ConneXions says her company is here to help, offering mental health coaching, education and community support during this time.

California prison employees suspended over racist remarks

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 6:36pm

California prison officials said Friday that they suspended multiple employees who made racist jokes about the death of an African American man in police custody in Minneapolis, a disclosure that came amid protests across the state and nation.

Twitter and Trump: A feud years in the making finally erupts

Barbara Ortutay and Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 4:23pm

and divisive — user. Caught in the middle: reality itself, and whose version gets heard over all the noise.

OSHA cites nursing home for delayed coronavirus reporting

Russ Bynum and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 3:56pm

The federal agency that oversees workplace safety said Friday that it had issued its first citation in the U.S. related to the coronavirus outbreak: against a Georgia nursing home that delayed reporting the hospitalization of six infected workers.

No rodeo festival dashes Wyoming city's hopes amid COVID-19

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 2:39pm

The Just Dandy women's clothing store in downtown Cheyenne has endured fire, flooding, recessions and so far the coronavirus pandemic, but will this year's cancellation of the city's famous cowboy-and-rodeo festival, Cheyenne Frontier Days, be the daddy-of-'em-all disaster?

Slaughterhouses reopen but farmers still euthanizing pigs

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 1:06pm

Meatpacking plants that had to briefly close due to coronavirus outbreaks have been back up and running for weeks, but production backlogs are forcing farmers to euthanize thousands of hogs that can't be processed, drawing complaints from animal welfare advocates.

Update on the latest business

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 11:07am

Stocks are headed lower on Wall Street as traders worry that the U.S. and China could be headed for another confrontation, this time over the autonomy of the former British colony of Hong Kong.