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A woman holds a poster reading:'The culture dies' as she attends a protest of people working in the entertainment and event industry against the German government's economic policies to combat the spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19 disease and demand more support for their business, in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (Photo/Markus Schreiber)

France, Germany impose new lockdowns to curb virus spread

Oct. 28, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — France announced a full nationwide lockdown for the second time this year and German officials imposed a partial four-week lockdown Wednesday, as governments across Europe sought to stop a fast-rising tide of coronavirus cases. The World Health Organization says the European region —...

Italian Interior Minister Giuliana Lamorgese addresses the Senate on days of protests following Italy’s latest anti-virus restrictions  in Rome, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Italy reported nearly 25,000 new confirmed coronavirus infections as the interior minister accused right-wing extremists, soccer hooligans and anarchists of using widespread malcontent over new anti-virus restrictions as a pretext to wage “urban guerrilla” violence. (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)

The Latest: Italy hits daily high of nearly 25,000 cases

Oct. 28, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

ROME — Italy reached a new daily record of nearly 25,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and added 205 deaths on Wednesday. Nearly 1,000 people were admitted to hospitals nationwide and 125 more in intensive care. Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese briefed the Senate on protests following Italy’s...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, file photo, Robert Murray, chief executive of Murray Energy Corp., speaks during an interview with an Associated Press reporter in his office at the Crandall Canyon Mine, in Huntington, Utah. Murray died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, at his home in Ohio less than a week after announcing his retirement as board chairman of a major U.S. coal operator. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Coal magnate Robert Murray dies; he long fought regulators

Oct. 26, 2020 9:21 AM EDT

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Robert Murray, the board chairman of the largest privately owned U.S. coal operator, who long fought federal regulations to reduce black lung disease, died at his home in Ohio less than a week after announcing his retirement, a lawyer said. Michael Shaheen, an attorney who had...

Police face supporters of Guinean opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo in Conakry, Guinea, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Diallo declared himself winner against incumbent President Alpha Conde in Sunday's presidential elections.(AP Photo/Sadak Souici)

Tension mounts as Guinea awaits presidential poll results

Oct. 22, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Tensions climb in Guinea as the West African country awaits results from last weekend’s presidential elections. Preliminary results show Guinea’s President Alpha Conde, 82, ahead in the polls and the electoral commission said final results should be announced on...

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro listens during a presentation at the Planalto Presidential Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. The Brazilian government announced the results of clinical tests with use of the drug Nitazoxanide for COVID-19 treatment. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Brazil's Bolsonaro rejects coronavirus vaccine from China

Oct. 21, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday rejected the announced purchase of 46 million doses of a potential vaccine against the coronavirus being developed by a Chinese company and tested in a state governed by a political rival, prompting some to question if he was allowing...

Robert Murray, center, chief executive of Murray Energy Corp., smiles while talking to Dave Canning, left, and Mike Glassom, right, two miners in charge of drilling bore holes into the Crandall Canyon Mine, before a news conference northwest of Huntington Utah, Sunday, Aug, 26, 2007. Murray, the founder and former president and CEO of a major U.S. coal operator that recently emerged from federal bankruptcy, has retired as chairman of the company's board. Murray ended a six-decade career by announcing his retirement Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 as board chairman of American Consolidated Natural Resource Holdings Inc. (AP Photo/Kenny Crookston)

Bob Murray retires as board chairman of US coal giant

Oct. 20, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Robert Murray, the founder and former president and CEO of a major U.S. coal operator that recently emerged from federal bankruptcy, has retired as chairman of the company's board. Murray ended a six-decade career by announcing his retirement Monday as board chairman of American...

This Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, photo shows the General Motors logo. General Motors is expected to reveal that it will build the Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV at its factory in Spring Hill, Tenn., when it makes a major manufacturing announcement Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

GM expected to announce electric vehicle for Tennessee plant

Oct. 19, 2020 8:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is expected to reveal that it will build the Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV at its factory in Spring Hill, Tennessee, when it makes a major manufacturing announcement on Tuesday. The Detroit automaker said it plans an online announcement Tuesday morning, but it declined further...

This Sept. 18, 1990 file photo shows James A. Johnson, left, after being elected by the board of directors to be the new chief executive officer of Fannie May succeeding David O. Maxwell, at right. Johnson, a former Democratic campaign operative who was CEO of housing lender Fannie Mae in the 1990s and served as chairman of Walter Mondale's presidential bid, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020 at his home in Washington. He was 76. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)

Former Democratic power broker James A. Johnson dies at 76

Oct. 18, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — James A. Johnson, a former Democratic campaign operative who was CEO of housing lender Fannie Mae in the 1990s and served as chairman of Walter Mondale's presidential bid, died Sunday at his home in Washington. He was 76. Johnson's son, Alfred, confirmed that his father had died, telling...

Philippines says it will defend oil search in disputed seas

Oct. 16, 2020 7:10 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines is ready to defend the oil and gas exploration it has decided to resume in its internationally recognized waters in the disputed South China Sea and will not cede that right to any nation, the energy chief said Friday. The Department of Energy announced Thursday...

Robert and Dorothy Brockman attend an intimate al fresco dinner celebrating the Rice University groundbreaking of James Turrell's Rice University Skyspace project at the home of Phoebe and Bobby Tudor, Tuesday evening, May 17, 2011, in Houston. Federal prosecutors have charged Texas billionaire Robert Brockman in a $2 billion tax fraud scheme that they say is the largest such case against an American. (Dave Rossman/Houston Chronicle via AP)

DOJ charges Texas billionaire in $2 billion tax fraud scheme

Oct. 15, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal prosecutors charged Texas billionaire Robert Brockman on Thursday with a $2 billion tax fraud scheme in what they say is the largest such case against an American. Department of Justice officials said at a news conference that Brockman, 79, hid capital gains income over 20...