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FILE - People pass the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, July 30, 2020.  Wall Street is stalling on Friday, Aug. 7 as a whirlwind of worries about rising U.S-China tensions and whether Congress can deliver more aid for the economy threaten to halt its big run.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Wall Street stalls; S&P 500 drifts after 5-day win streak

Aug. 7, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street's big rally is stalling on Friday, despite a better-than-expected report on the U.S. job market, amid worries about rising U.S.-China tensions and whether Washington can deliver more aid for the economy. The S&P 500 was down 0.2% in afternoon trading, after wavering between...

FILE - In this July 9, 2020, file photo California Gov. Gavin Newsom visits the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection's McClellan Reload Base in Sacramento, Calif. As Newsom unveiled details for California elementary schools seeking to reopen with in-person instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic, one of the state's two powerful teachers unions warned that reopening schools would be

The Latest: California tops 10,000 virus deaths, 3rd highest

Aug. 7, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California has surpassed 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus, making it the U.S. state with the third-highest deaths since the start of the pandemic. The figure was reported Friday by Johns Hopkins University, with 10,024 dead since the outbreak began in California in February. New...

People sunbathe on the steps near Granary Square, King's Cross, as the warm weather continues, in London, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. The UK could see record-breaking temperatures with forecasters predicting Friday could be the hottest day of the year. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)

Thousands seek refuge as high heat slams Britain, France

Aug. 7, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Residents and visitors in Britain sought refuge from searing heat Friday, with thousands mobbing beaches and parks despite warnings to maintain social distance and other precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the U.K.'s infection rate limiting the ability of its citizens to travel...

FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, a woman holds up the British Union and the European Union flags together during an event in Brussels, Belgium. The number of Britons moving to live in European Union countries has soared since the Brexit vote in 2016, a U.K.-German study has revealed Tuesday Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, FILE)

UK to spend millions to ease Brexit red tape for N Ireland

Aug. 7, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

The British government will spend up 355 million pounds ($465 million) to help businesses in Northern Ireland deal with the red tape caused by Brexit, officials said Friday. Brexit’s supporters, including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, say leaving the European Union will be a boon for U.K....

A pregnant woman among a group of migrants as they rest on the beach waiting for Uk Border Force officials at Dungeness, southern England, Thursday Aug. 6 2020.  The British government says it will strengthen border measures as calm summer weather has prompted a record number of people to attempt the risky sea crossing in small vessels, from northern France to England. (AP Photo / Susan Pilcher)

UK vows action after record-high migrant crossing of Channel

Aug. 7, 2020 11:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government vowed Friday to strengthen border measures after a record daily number of people crossed the English Channel to the U.K. in small boats. At least 235 migrants in 17 boats landed or were picked up by British Coast Guard and Border Force boats on Thursday, surpassing last...

Thousands of British Airways employees face job losses

Aug. 7, 2020 10:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Some 4,000 British Airways workers are learning Friday whether they will be fired as the airline slashes jobs amid the drop in demand and travel restrictions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The trade union Unite accused the airline of forcing workers out due to “naked company...

Salary caps for teams in lower leagues of English football

Aug. 7, 2020 9:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Clubs in the third and fourth professional divisions in English football have voted to introduce squad salary caps. The cap will be set at 2.5 million pounds ($3.2 million) in League One and 1.5 million pounds ($2 million) in League Two. The aim is to tackle wage inflation and make the...

A child grimaces as a health worker takes a nasal swab sample for COVID- 19 testing through rapid antigen methodology, in New Delhi, India , Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. As India hit another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, crossing 2 million cases and more than 41,000 deaths, community health volunteers went on strike complaining they were ill-equipped to respond to the wave of infection in rural areas. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

India surpasses 2 million cases as health volunteers strike

Aug. 7, 2020 8:30 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — As India hit another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, crossing 2 million confirmed cases and more than 41,000 deaths, community health volunteers went on strike complaining they were ill-equipped to respond to the wave of infection in rural areas. Even as India has...

FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, Palmerston, the Foreign Office cat sits on a photographer's ladder at Downing Street in London.  It is announced Friday Aug. 7, 2020, that Palmerston is retiring from his hectic city job, and will retire to the countryside after four long, hard years on the job. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

'Chief mouser' Palmerston retires as UK's top diplomatic cat

Aug. 7, 2020 7:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Time spent in lockdown was just superb for Palmerston, the chief mouser at the U.K. Foreign Office. It was so good, in fact, that the cat has decided to leave sorting out international affairs to the human diplomats and retire to the countryside after four long, hard years on the job....

Professional runner Adam Kimble runs at Lake Tahoe on July 29, 2020. On July 18, the Tahoe City resident crushed the previous record for the fastest known time for a supported run on the Tahoe Rim Trail, a roughly 170-mile (273-kilometer) path that circumnavigates Lake Tahoe. He completed the feat in 37 hours, 12 minutes and 15 seconds, almost an hour and a half faster than the previous record. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)

Runner finishes 170-mile Tahoe Rim Trail in record 37 hours

Aug. 7, 2020 4:10 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) (AP) — What could you accomplish in 37 hours? For Adam Kimble, the answer is simple: run around Lake Tahoe. On July 18, the Tahoe City resident crushed the previous record for the fastest known time for a supported run on the Tahoe Rim Trail, a roughly 170-mile (273-kilometer) path that...