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President Donald Trump speaks during an event at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's smoke and mirrors on executive orders

Aug. 10, 2020 12:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't telling the full story when it comes to executive orders on coronavirus relief payments and health care. Over the weekend, the president suggested that his move to bypass Congress with executive action calling for up to $400 in weekly unemployment assistance...

President Donald Trump speaks during an event at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump misleads on mail ballots, virus vaccine

Aug. 8, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of relentless attacks by President Donald Trump and his allies on mail-in voting for the November election, and truth took a beating at every turn. Fearing a pandemic-induced surge in such voting will work against him, Trump persisted in arguing that fraud is rampant for...

Auditor: Official key to tracing contract refused interview

Aug. 7, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A state official involved in a coronavirus contact-tracing contract that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer canceled refused to be interviewed by auditors who investigated, the auditor general's office said in a letter released Friday. Andrea Taverna, the state Department of Health and Human...

Cemetery workers bury 65-year-old Maria Joana Nascimento, whose family members, behind, suspect died of COVID-19, at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Brazil is nearing 3 million cases of COVID-19 and 100,000 deaths. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

The Latest: UN says cybercrime hindering pandemic response

Aug. 7, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations’ counterterrorism chief says a 350% increase in phishing websites was reported in the first quarter of the year and many of them targeted hospitals and health care systems, hindering their response to the coronavirus pandemic. Vladimir Voronkov told the U.N....

Customers enter through the back of Mercabal wholesale market, to load their merchandise in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, July 30, 2020. The government is letting private businesses buy wholesale for the first time. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco)

Economy tanking, Cuba launches some long-delayed reforms

Aug. 6, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — With its airports closed to commercial flights and its economy tanking, Cuba has launched the first in a series of long-promised reforms meant to bolster the country's struggling private sector. The island's thousands of restaurants, bed-and-breakfasts, auto mechanics and dozens of other...

FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, May 21, 2020, personal protection equipment being used in a coronavirus ward at Addenbrooke's hospital in Cambridge, England.  British government said Thursday Aug.6, 2020, that it won’t be using 50 million face masks it bought for medics during the coronavirus outbreak because of concerns they might not be safe. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)

UK says 50 million face masks it bought might not be safe

Aug. 6, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government says it won’t be using 50 million face masks it bought during a scramble to secure protective equipment for medics during the coronavirus outbreak because of concerns they might not be safe. The admission sparked calls from opposition parties for an urgent...

Firm Florida is investigating receives new state contract

Aug. 5, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida state agency announced it will award a large contract to the same company that Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has repeatedly criticized for bungling the state's unemployment system. The Agency for Health Care Administration announced Monday that Deloitte won the bid for a...

Builder pitched to Trump wins new border wall contract

Aug. 3, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A construction company whose CEO has made direct appeals on Fox News to build President Donald Trump's border wall won another major contract Monday, this time for nearly $300 million of new barriers in South Texas. Fisher Industries was awarded a $289 million contract for 17 miles (27...

$23.8M deal awarded for New Jersey beach restoration work

Aug. 3, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials have awarded a $23.8 million contract to an Illinois firm that will handle periodic beach restoration work in southern New Jersey. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced the agreement with Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company...

Two employees of the Ryugyong Health Complex disinfect the hands and check the fever of people coming to the complex to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

The Latest: SKorea holds leader of church with virus cluster

Jul. 31, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean prosecutors have arrested the elderly leader of a secretive religious sect as part of an investigation into allegations the church hampered the government’s anti-corfonavirus response after thousands of worshipers were infected in February and March. Prosecutors are...