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Oregon gov. tightens virus restrictions for Malheur County

Aug. 14, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Thursday she will restore phase one restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus in Malheur County, along the Idaho border. It's the third eastern Oregon jurisdiction to have restrictions tightened because not enough progress has been made, The...

FILE - In this May 4, 2017 file photo, signs for the Hyatt Place hotel mark its location in Carnberry, Pa. U.S. hotel demand likely won’t see a full recovery until 2023, according to a new forecast from travel data company STR and consultant Tourism Economics. The two firms say they expect average hotel occupancy of 40% this year, slowly climbing to 52% in 2021.  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Forecast says US hotel occupancy may not recover until 2023

Aug. 13, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

U.S. hotel demand likely won’t see a full recovery until 2023, according to a new forecast from travel data company STR and consultant Tourism Economics. The two firms said Thursday they expect average hotel occupancy of 40% this year, slowly climbing to 52% in 2021. That’s down from a healthy 66%...

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 file photo, shoppers walk along Oxford Street in London. Britain started testing a new smartphone app Thursday to help people find out whether they’ve been close to someone infected with COVID-19 after security concerns torpedoed an earlier effort to use technology to track the disease. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

UK begins testing a new app to fight COVID-19 spread

Aug. 13, 2020 10:36 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain started testing a new smartphone app Thursday to help people find out whether they’ve been close to someone infected with COVID-19 after security concerns torpedoed an earlier effort to use technology to track the disease. The Department of Health and Social Care said that...

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2019 file photo Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren, left, speaks during a round table discussion at Silver Lane Elementary School, in East Hartford, Conn.  Rosengren said in remarks delivered online Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020,  that states in the South and West that allowed their businesses to reopen after short shutdowns saw an initial burst of economic activity. But spikes in infection rates soon followed and those states’ economies are now lagging those in the Northeast as consumers have become more cautious.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne, file)

Boston Fed chief: States' rush to reopen slowed US recovery

Aug. 12, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top official at the Federal Reserve criticized the decision by many states to reopen businesses this spring before getting the virus fully under control, and said those choices have hindered an economic recovery in the U.S. Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of...

FILE - This Jan. 28, 2013 file photo seismologist, Dr. Lucy Jones, describes how an early warning system would provide advance warning of an earthquake, at a news conference at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif. California's earthquake early warnings will be a standard feature on all Android phones, bypassing the need for users to download the state's MyShake app in order to receive alerts, the Governor's Office of Emergency Services said. The state worked with the U.S. Geological Survey and Google, the maker of Android, to build the quake alerts into all phones that run the commonplace operating system. The deal was expected to be announced Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Android phones to track quakes; California gets alert system

Aug. 11, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Android phones will be used to sense earthquakes around the world and may one day be able to provide global warnings, with the first mass alert system unveiled Tuesday in California, Google announced. Google, which helped develop Android, worked with California and the U.S....

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2019 file photo, model Arizona Muse, left, is flanked by designer and Officina del Poggio owner Allison Hoeltzel Savini as they present a creation of the Officina del Poggio women's Fall-Winter 2019-2020 collection, in Milan, Italy. The United States’ fumbling response to the pandemic is casting doubt on its economic prospects and making it one of the chief risks that could undermine the rebound. Officina del Poggio sells 60% its vintage motorcycle-inspired satchels to U.S. customers. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)

Virus surge makes US weak link in global economic recovery

Aug. 11, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — People in China are back to buying German luxury cars. Europe's assembly lines are accelerating. Now the global economy is waiting for the United States to get its coronavirus outbreak under control and boost the recovery, but there's little sign of that. The United States’...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Aug. 11, 2020 11:16 AM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 4. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 5. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 6. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 7. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 8. True Skate, True Axis 9. Dark Sky Weather, Apple 10.Toca Life:...

AP-Apple-Movies-Top-10

Aug. 11, 2020 11:02 AM EDT

Apple TV app - Movies US charts: 1. The Tax Collector 2. Capone 3. The Outpost 4. Made In Italy 5. The Secret: Dare to Dream 6. The Current War: Director’s Cut 7. Trolls World Tour 8. The Rental 9. Yes, God, Yes 10. You Should Have Left Apple TV app - Movies US charts - Independent: 1. The Tax...

Complaints filed over technical issues with virtual meeting

Aug. 10, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky city commissioner and a TV station have filed open meeting complaints against Paducah officials, citing technical problems with a virtual meeting. The complaints say the the Paducah City Commission met virtually on July 28 and voted on several major projects despite problems...

FILE - In this July 9, 2020, file photo, a large video display reads

US hiring slows amid signs of longer-lasting economic damage

Aug. 7, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. hiring slowed in July as the coronavirus outbreak worsened, and the government’s jobs report offered signs Friday that the economic damage from the pandemic could last far longer than many observers originally envisioned. The United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, a...