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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, March 11, 2020, pedestrians wearing face masks walk past the Bank of England in London.  The Bank of England kept its main interest rate unchanged at the record low of 0.1% on Thursday Sept. 17, 2020, as it waits to see how the economy recovers from recession and what Britain’s future trade relationship with the European Union will be. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)

Bank of England eyes sub-zero rates in face of virus, Brexit

Sep. 17, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England indicated Thursday that it could cut interest rates below zero for the first time in its 326-year history as it tries to shore up a U.K. economic recovery that is facing the dual headwinds of the coronavirus and Brexit. After unanimously deciding to maintain the bank's...

FILE - In this July 4, 2020 file photo, two women pass a sign welcoming people back to Manchester, England. Official figures released Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 show unemployment in the U.K. edged up in July even though large sections of the British economy reopened after the coronavirus lockdown, a clear signal that the jobless rate is set to spike sharply higher when a government salary-support scheme comes to an end in the autumn.  (AP Photo/Jon Super, file)

Cracks start to show in UK jobs market as unemployment rises

Sep. 15, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Unemployment in the U.K. edged up in July even though large parts of the economy reopened after the coronavirus lockdown, a signal that the jobless rate is set to spike higher when a government salary-support scheme ends in the autumn. The 104,000 rise in the number of people unemployed...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh and her attorney Steven Silverman, left, leave a sentencing hearing at U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Gary Brown Jr., a former legislative aide who helped Pugh fraudulently sell her self-published children’s books, has been sentenced to federal prison Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. In February, Pugh was sentenced to three years in prison for her role in the scheme to profit from sales of her “Healthy Holly” books. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)

Ex-Baltimore mayoral aide gets prison in book sales scam

Sep. 11, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

A former aide who helped ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh fraudulently sell her self-published children’s books to nonprofits was sentenced Friday to more than two years in federal prison. Gary Brown Jr. apologized for his actions and expressed regret for bringing shame to his family and friends before...

Little Rock police officer who fatally shot motorist resigns

Sep. 11, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A white Little Rock police officer who fatally shot a Black motorist during a traffic stop last year resigned on Friday, accusing the police chief of making his working conditions “intolerable" since a judge ordered him reinstated. Officer Charles Starks was fired last year...

FILE - In this May 24, 2020 file photo, a Southwest Airlines flight attendant prepares a plane bound for Orlando, Fla. for takeoff at Kansas City International airport in Kansas City, Mo. Airline workers are making a last-ditch push for $25 billion in federal money to avoid furloughs for six more months. But critics including some lawmakers say the airlines need to shrink because fewer people are traveling.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Airlines, unions running out of time to get more federal aid

Sep. 10, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

A couple hundred flight attendants and pilots rallied this week on Capitol Hill and tweeted at lawmakers, asking them for $25 billion in additional federal funds to prevent airline furloughs next month. More than half of Congress is on record as supporting the request by airlines and their unions, and President...

FILE - In this March 23, 2012 file photo, Metropolitan Opera's Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi appears at the final dress rehearsal of Jules Massenet's

Dallas Symphony among 1st US orchestras to return

Sep. 10, 2020 10:25 AM EDT

Fabio Luisi never expected his first performance as Dallas Symphony Orchestra music director to be in a mostly empty Meyerson Symphony Center. “Who could imagine this planetary thing?” the 61-year-old conductor said. He agreed in June 2018 to a contract with Dallas that starts this season and runs...

Pilots' union says it has a no-furloughs deal with United

Sep. 9, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The pilots’ union at United Airlines said Wednesday it has reached an agreement with the carrier to prevent the furlough of nearly 3,000 pilots when a federal prohibition on job cuts ends Oct. 1. The Air Line Pilots Association notified members about the deal, which would need to be...

JPMorgan: some customers, employees misused COVID programs

Sep. 8, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase said Tuesday that a number of its employees and customers may have abused the Paycheck Protection Program and other coronavirus stimulus programs. The New York-based bank said it is working with law enforcement in some cases, although in a memo sent to employees it did not...

Palestinian doctors wear protective clothes as they work at the emergency room of the al-Quds Hospital in Gaza City, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. Dozens of front-line health care workers have been infected, dealing a new blow to overburdened hospitals. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Virus puts new strain on Gaza's overwhelmed health system

Sep. 8, 2020 2:12 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Dr. Ahmed el-Rabii spent years treating Palestinians wounded by Israeli fire during wars and clashes in the Gaza Strip. Now that the coronavirus has reached the blockaded territory, the 37-year-old physician finds himself in the unfamiliar role of patient. El-Rabii is the first...

A customer wears a mask and looks at their cell phone as they carry their order past a now hiring sign at an eatery in Richardson, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. The U.S. unemployment rate fell sharply in August to 8.4%  from 10.2% even as hiring slowed in August as employers added the fewest jobs since the pandemic began. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

AP Explains: 5 key takeaways from the August jobs report

Sep. 4, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — By some measures, the shrunken U.S. job market continued a solid recovery last month, with many employers recalling workers who had been temporarily laid off when the coronavirus erupted in the spring. The economy added nearly 1.4 million jobs in August, and the unemployment rate sank to...