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European Council President Charles Michel speaks during a media conference at the European Council building in Brussels, Friday, July 10, 2020. European Council President Charles Michel presented updated proposals for the EU's long-term budget and post-coronavirus recovery plan ahead of a summit next week in Brussels where heads of state and government leaders will try to agree on a compromise. (Kenzo Tribouillard, Pool Photo via AP)

EU Council head tries to win over 'Frugal Four' on budget

Jul. 10, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — With pressure mounting to reach an agreement on a post-coronavirus economic recovery plan, the president of the European Council on Friday tried to win over the so-called group of “Frugal Four" member countries with new proposals. Charles Michel’s latest offers keep the size...

FILE - In this April 24, 2020 file photo, empty United Airlines ticket machines are shown at the Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla. United United Airlines will send layoff warnings to 36,000 employees - nearly half its U.S. staff - in the clearest signal yet of how deeply the virus outbreak is hurting the airline industry. United officials said Wednesday, July 8 that they still hope to limit the number of layoffs by offering early retirement, but they have to send notices this month to comply with a law requiring that workers get 60 days' notice ahead of mass job cuts. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

US economy may be stalling out as viral outbreak worsens

Jul. 9, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is stumbling as the viral outbreak intensifies, threatening to slow hiring and deepening the uncertainty for employees, consumers and companies across the country. Coronavirus case counts are rising in 38 states, and the nation as a whole has been shattering single-day...

Commuters wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk through a subway station in Beijing, Thursday, July 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China easing into reopening as local cases wane

Jul. 8, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

BEIJING — China says it has nine new confirmed coronavirus cases, all of them brought from outside the country, and no new deaths. Thursday’s report buttresses growing signs the virus has been essentially contained inside the nation in which it first appeared late last year. The near elimination...

Powerhouse electronic pull tab gaming devices idled in ND

Jul. 8, 2020 12:30 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's attorney general has suspended the license of company that operates electronic pull tab devices in the state. Powerhouse Gaming has improperly installed pirated software on its devices in violation of the law, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said Wednesday. The...

FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019 photo made available by NASA, Boeing, NASA, and U.S. Army personnel work around the Boeing Starliner spacecraft shortly after it landed in White Sands, N.M. On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, NASA officials said they have identified 80 corrective actions for safety, mostly involving software, that must be implemented before the Starliner capsule launches again. The previous count was 61.  (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

NASA adds more safety fixes for Boeing's crew capsule

Jul. 7, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has added more safety fixes for Boeing’s space capsule before it can fly astronauts following a pair of close calls during last year’s test flight. In closing out the seven-month investigation, NASA officials said Tuesday they have now identified 80...

The top Apple apps on App Store

Jul. 7, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 4. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 5. NBA, 2K202K 6. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 7. Five Nights at Freddy’s, Clickteam, LLC 8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 9. True Skate, True Axis 10....

US-Apple-Books-Top-10

Jul. 7, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

Apple Books US Bestseller List - 07/05/20 - Paid Books Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher 1. Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan - 9780385546287 - (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) 2. 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand - 9780316420051 - (Little, Brown and Company) 3. Legacy by Helen Hardt - 9781642632231...

US-Apple-Movies-Top-10

Jul. 7, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

Apple TV app - Movies US charts: 1. The Outpost 2. Terminator: Dark Fate 3. Trolls World Tour 4. Force of Nature 5. Irresistible (2020) 6. Independence Day 7. Sonic The Hedgehog 8. The King of Staten Island 9. The Invisible Man (2020) 10. The Mummy (2017) Apple TV app - Movies US charts - Independent:...

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British pilot to leave Vietnam for home after virus recovery

Jul. 7, 2020 12:53 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A British pilot who was Vietnam’s most critical COVID-19 patient is virus free and has recovered enough to make the long flight home next Sunday, doctors said. A group of Vietnamese doctors who have been overseeing the treatment of the 42-year-old man from Scotland announced...

Kansas woman with 15% survival rate, recovers from COVID-19

Jul. 3, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The story of what happened to the Brewster family of Kansas City, Kansas, may be as tragic as any in this pandemic that has taken thousands of lives. Released by the Riverbend long-term care facility on April 3 —at the beginning of a massive coronavirus outbreak in the...