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Louisville bookstore owner champions underrepresented voices

Jul. 4, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — About a year ago, the upstairs space above Nanny Goat Bookstore, nestled inside a rehabbed church on Clay Street, was packed with people standing shoulder to shoulder for a first-of-its-kind “Queer poetry slam.” After all the registered speakers had completed their...

Drivers seeing lowest July 4 weekend gas prices in 4 years

Jul. 4, 2020 9:28 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists heading out for the holiday weekend in New Jersey and around the country are seeing the lowest gas prices for the July 4 period in four years. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday ticked up a penny to $2.16. Drivers were...

Anti-government protesters scuffle with Lebanese policemen after they removed a part of a concrete wall that was installed by security forces to prevent them from reaching the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, July 2, 2020. Major retailers in Lebanon announced Thursday they will temporarily close in the face of an increasingly volatile currency market and their inability to set prices while the local currency tumbles before the dollar. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Lebanese major retailers to shut down amid economic crisis

Jul. 2, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Major retailers in Lebanon announced on Thursday they will temporarily shut down in the face of an increasingly volatile currency market and their inability to set prices while the Lebanese pound plunges against the dollar. Later in the day, owners of the businesses rallied in central Beirut...

Best-Sellers-Books-USAToday

Jul. 2, 2020 12:30 PM EDT

1. “The Room Where It Happened” by John Bolton (Simon & Schuster) 2. “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo (Beacon Press) 3. “How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi (One World) 4. “Stamped From the Beginning” by Ibram X. Kendi (Bold Type Books) 5....

Pandemic prompts layoffs at Belk department store chain

Jul. 2, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has prompted layoffs at the Belk department store chain, including at its North Carolina-based corporate headquarters. The Charlotte Observer reported Wednesday that the Charlotte-based company declined to disclose the total number of job losses. The...

Massachusetts tells fireworks seller to stop ads in state

Jul. 2, 2020 9:12 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts attorney general is demanding that a fireworks retailer with stores in New Hampshire stop targeting its advertising to residents of Massachusetts, where fireworks are illegal. Attorney General Maura Healey in a cease-and-desist letter sent Wednesday to Phantom Fireworks...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 1999 file photo, Robert Trump, left, joins real estate developer and presidential hopeful Donald Trump at an event in New York. A tell-all book by President Donald Trump's niece cannot be published until a judge decides the merits of claims by the president's brother, her uncle Robert Trump, that its publication would violate a pact among family members, a judge said Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Diane Bonadreff, File)

Judge temporarily blocks tell-all book by Trump's niece

Jul. 1, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

Distribution of a tell-all book by President Donald Trump’s niece was blocked by a judge Tuesday after the president’s brother said its publication would violate a pact among family members, but a publisher's chief executive says the book has already been shipped and could not be stopped. New York...

FILE - In this April 14, 2020 file photo, Nicole Smith-Holt reacts in the gallery after the Minnesota House passed a long-awaited insulin affordability bill championed by Smith-Holt,in St. Paul, Minn. Her 26-year-old son Alec, of Minneapolis, died of diabetic complications in 2017 because he was forced to ration his supply of the drug. Minnesota diabetics who need emergency insulin supplies but can't afford them will be able to get them starting Wednesday, July 1, 2020 under a new state law. (AP Photo/Jim Mone File)

Minnesota program will provide insulin to needy diabetics

Jun. 30, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota diabetics who need emergency insulin supplies but can't afford them will be able to get the drug starting Wednesday under a new state law. The safety net program within the Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act, which the Legislature passed in April, will allow qualifying...

Passengers arrive at the Barcelona airport, Spain, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. The European Union on Tuesday is announcing a list of nations whose citizens will be allowed to enter 31 European countries. As Europe’s economies reel from the impact of the coronavirus, southern EU countries like Greece, Italy and Spain are desperate to entice back sun-loving visitors and breathe life into their damaged tourism industries. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Cinemark to reopen movie theaters, pizza continues to sell

Jun. 30, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Tuesday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ MOVIE TIME: Cinemark Holdings will reopen some of its U.S. movie...

An employee of Centogene looks out of a laboratory container at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, June 29, 2020. In the future, people will be able to be tested for the corona virus within a few hours at Germany's first

Domino's expands delivery options, home buying moves online

Jun. 29, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Monday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ FOOD SERVICE: — Domino's Pizza is now offering carside...