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Sinclair hit by ransomware attack, TV stations disrupted

Oct. 18, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

Sinclair Broadcast Group, which operates dozens of TV stations across the U.S., said Monday that some of its servers and work stations were encrypted with ransomware and that data was stolen from its network. The company said it started investigating Saturday and on...

Italy's president criticizes violent COVID-19 pass protests

Oct. 18, 2021 09:55 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s president on Monday strongly criticized the violence that has erupted amid protests over the country's new coronavirus workplace health pass requirement, saying it appeared aimed at jeopardizing Italy’s economic recovery. President Sergio...

EU agencies crack down on pandemic recovery fund fraud

Oct. 15, 2021 07:55 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — European Union agencies are launching a year-long operation to crack down on fraud targeting the bloc's multibillion-euro COVID-19 pandemic recovery fund, EU police agency Europol announced Friday. Operation Sentinel will coordinate the...

IMF warns economy recovery threatened by virus, inflation

Oct. 14, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is warning of rising threats to the global economic recovery posed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and an outbreak of inflation. The lending agency called Thursday for greater efforts from wealthy nations to boost...

US jobless claims fall to 326,000, first drop in four weeks

Oct. 07, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week, another sign that the U.S. job market and economy continue their steady recovery from last year's coronavirus recession. Unemployment claims fell by 38,000 to 326,000, the first...

US slightly revises up its GDP estimate for Q2 to 6.7%

Sep. 30, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy expanded at a 6.7% annual pace from April through June, the Commerce Department said Thursday, slightly upgrading its estimate of last quarter's growth in the face of a resurgence of COVID-19 in the form of the delta variant. The...

US unemployment claims rise third straight week to 362,000

Sep. 30, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose for the third straight week, a sign that the highly contagious delta variant may be slowing a recovery in the job market. Claims rose unexpectedly by 11,000 last week to 362,000, the Labor...

Cardinal Raymond Burke says his recovery slow after COVID-19

Sep. 27, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A high-ranking Roman Catholic cardinal who was placed on a ventilator after contracting COVID-19 said he has moved into a house but is still struggling to recover from the disease. Cardinal Raymond Burke, 73, one of the church's most outspoken...

Buyer emerges for Minnesota's never-used backup morgue

Sep. 27, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The state of Minnesota is on the verge of selling off a refrigerated warehouse that it bought in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in case it was needed as backup morgue. When the administration of Gov. Tim Walz announced the purchase of the...

Mass. seniors rally for more rescue funds for health care

Sep. 26, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

Coronavirus-related developments around New England: MASSACHUSETTS Activists dressed in hospital gowns will gather on the steps of the Massachusetts Statehouse to urge state lawmakers to use $17 million of about $5.1 billion in federal pandemic relief...