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An outdoor table is ready for customers at Loretta and the Butcher restaurant during the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in the Coconut Grove neighborhood in Miami. Restaurants continue to offer outdoor dining and take-out only, with indoor dining still not permitted in Miami-Dade County. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Fed's Main Street pandemic support program off to slow start

Aug. 6, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says that its Main Street Lending Program designed to help small and medium-sized companies get through the pandemic has managed to make just eight loans in its first month of operations. In its first report on the program, the Fed said Thursday it had provided $76.9...

Police officer, 3 others shot dead at Thai gambling den

Aug. 4, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Four people including a police major were killed in a shootout at an illegal gambling den in Thailand's capital, an official said Tuesday. Police who responded to a call about gunshots being fired at the venue in the southern part of Bangkok found the bodies of two women and two men,...

Two employees of the Ryugyong Health Complex disinfect the hands and check the fever of people coming to the complex to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

The Latest: SKorea holds leader of church with virus cluster

Jul. 31, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean prosecutors have arrested the elderly leader of a secretive religious sect as part of an investigation into allegations the church hampered the government’s anti-corfonavirus response after thousands of worshipers were infected in February and March. Prosecutors are...

A Muslim man uses hand sanitizer at the Bradford Grand Mosque as Muslims gathered for Eid al-Adha prayers, in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, Friday July 31, 2020. Britain’s health secretary has defended a decision to reimpose restrictions on social life in a swath of northern England, saying it was important to keep ahead of the spread of COVID-19. The affected region has a large Muslim population, and the restrictions come prior to the Eid al-Adha holiday starting on Friday. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)

Britain delays easing of lockdown as virus spread speeds up

Jul. 31, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson put some of the country's next steps out of lockdown on hold Friday with just a few hours' notice, saying the number of new coronavirus cases was on the rise for the first time since May. The government’s top medical adviser warned that it was...

FILE - In this July 9, 2020 file photo, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt speaks during a news conference in Oklahoma City. A federal judge has ruled that Oklahoma's tribal gaming compacts automatically renewed on Jan. 1, 2020, handing a victory to the tribes who sued Gov. Kevin Stitt to renew them. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Federal judge: Oklahoma tribal gaming accords renewed Jan. 1

Jul. 28, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Oklahoma’s tribal gaming compacts automatically renewed on Jan. 1, handing a victory to the tribes who sued Gov. Kevin Stitt to renew them. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy DeGiusti rejected Stitt’s argument that the compacts —...

People wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus wait to cross an intersection in Beijing, Saturday, July 25, 2020. China on Saturday reported several dozen new confirmed coronavirus cases, including a few who caught the virus abroad. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: New virus cases rise in China's Xinjiang region

Jul. 27, 2020 9:34 PM EDT

BEIJING — New coronavirus cases continue to rise in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, with 57 reported on Tuesday. The capital Beijing also reported its first case of domestic transmission in more than two weeks, while the northeastern province of Liaoning added another six cases in its local...

US Supreme Court denies Nevada church's appeal of virus rule

Jul. 25, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court denied a rural Nevada church’s request late Friday to strike down as unconstitutional a 50-person cap on worship services as part of the state’s ongoing response to the coronavirus. In a 5-4 decision, the high court refused to grant the...

Eldorado finishes $17.3B buyout of Caesars Entertainment

Jul. 20, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada company that started in 1973 with a single hotel-casino in Reno announced Monday it has completed a $17.3 billion buyout of Caesars Entertainment Corp. and will take the iconic company’s name going forward as the largest casino owner in the world. Eldorado Resorts Inc....

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2015, file photo, a man takes pictures of Caesars Palace hotel and casino in Las Vegas. A $17.3 billion buyout creating the world's biggest casino company has final regulatory approval. The New Jersey state Casino Control Commission voted Friday, July 17, 2020 to let Nevada-based Eldorado Resorts acquire Caesars Entertainment Corp. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Nevada casino company gets approval to become gambling giant

Jul. 17, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

A $17.3 billion buyout creating the world’s biggest casino company won final approval Friday, with New Jersey gambling regulators agreeing to let Nevada-based Eldorado Resorts Inc. acquire Caesars Entertainment Corp. It comes after an antitrust analyst had assured the New Jersey Casino Control Commission...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2015, file photo, a man takes pictures of Caesars Palace hotel and casino in Las Vegas. New Jersey gambling regulators plan to vote Friday, July 17, 2020, on the last approval needed for Nevada-based Eldorado Resorts Inc.'s huge $17.3 billion buyout of Caesars Entertainment Corp. to create the world's biggest casino company. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

New Jersey regulators mulling Eldorado buyout of Caesars

Jul. 16, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

New Jersey gambling regulators rejected bids Thursday from two casino company competitors to weigh in before deciding whether to give the last approval needed for a $17.3 billion corporate buyout that would create the world’s biggest casino owner and directly affect four of the nine casinos in Atlantic...