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963,000 workers seek US jobless aid as layoffs fall below 1 million for first time in 5 months

Aug. 13, 2020 8:33 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — 963,000 workers seek US jobless aid as layoffs fall below 1 million for first time in 5 months.
FILE - This Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, shows an Airbnb logo during an event in San Francisco. On Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, Airbnb announced that for the first time, it is taking legal action against a guest for violating its ban on unauthorized parties. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

In a first, Airbnb takes action against guest for party

Aug. 12, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

For the first time, Airbnb is taking legal action against a guest for violating its ban on unauthorized parties. The San Francisco-based home sharing company said Wednesday it is initiating legal proceedings against a guest who held an unauthorized party at a home in Sacramento County, California, last weekend....

FILE - In this June 27, 2019, file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens to questions after the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Art in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman

Aug. 12, 2020 12:11 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald Trump. In...

FILE - In this June 27, 2019, file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens to questions after the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Art in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman

Aug. 11, 2020 10:36 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald...

Passengers sit next to their luggage as they wait to cross the border to the Egyptian side of Rafah crossing, in Rafah, Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Egypt reopened Rafah Crossing for three days starting Tuesday for humanitarian cases in and out of the Gaza Strip, including medical patients and people who had Egyptian and international citizenship. The border was closed since March. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Egypt allows Gazans to leave strip for first time in months

Aug. 11, 2020 6:59 AM EDT

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Egypt on Tuesday reopened Gaza’s main passenger crossing point for the first time in months for thousands of Palestinians who have been stranded on both sides of the border due to the coronavirus crisis. Gaza residents holding Egyptian passports, foreign passports and...

New Mexico Ethics Commission seeks subpoena for first time

Aug. 11, 2020 5:52 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Ethics Commission is invoking its full investigatory powers for the first time with a request for court approval of a subpoena. The commission declined to provide details of the ethics complaint that inspired the investigation. Commission spokesman Sonny Haquani...

UN agency hails 'historic first' with child labor convention

Aug. 4, 2020 10:52 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The International Labor Organization on Tuesday welcomed a global agreement to combat the worst forms of child labor as the first time all of its member states have ratified a convention — in a process that lasted 21 years. The 101-year-old United Nations agency that brings together...

Vietnam reports first ever death from coronavirus as it struggles with renewed outbreak after 99 days without any cases

Jul. 31, 2020 4:58 AM EDT
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam reports first ever death from coronavirus as it struggles with renewed outbreak after 99 days without any cases.

First-ever EU cyber sanctions hit Russian, Chinese, NKoreans

Jul. 30, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday imposed its first-ever sanctions over cyberattacks, slapping them on alleged Russian military agents, Chinese cyber spies and organizations including a North Korean firm. The six people and three groups hit with sanctions include Russia’s GRU military...

FILE - In this July 30, 1932, file photo, doves are released during the opening ceremony for the Tenth Olympiad at Los Angeles. The athletes of various countries are shown on the field while the Olympic beacon and the entrance to the stadium is shown in the background. (AP Photo/File)

Los Angeles' first Olympics set template for future Games

Jul. 30, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

Even though the 1932 Summer Olympics were held during the Great Depression, Los Angeles first chance to host the Games still stand as a model for innovation and profitability. It was the first time that the medalists stood on a victory platform and watched the raising of the national flag of the winner....