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FILE - In this March 18, 2020 file photo, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, left, updates media on the COVID-19 pandemic during a news conference at Monument Health in Rapid City, S.D. While many other governor’s have broken from President Donald Trump on stay-at-home orders to curb the spread of coronavirus or when to restart economic activity, Noem has tracked close to the president.  (Jeff Easton/Rapid City Journal via AP, File)

Noem: Tribes' checkpoints dispute not just about coronavirus

May. 21, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said on Thursday that her stance against Native American tribes operating coronavirus checkpoints on federal and state highways isn't just about the response to the coronavirus pandemic, but about setting “precedent” on tribes' ability to...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2006 file photo, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, right, applaud after Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Sheikh Saleh Abdullah Kamel, center, made a speech during a meeting at the Ottoman era Ciragan Palace in Istanbul, Turkey. Billionaire Saudi businessman Saleh Abdullah Kamel, who founded the banking and real estate conglomerate Dallah Albaraka Group, has died at the age of 79. His business empire grew in the late 1960′s, at the same time that the kingdom was using its oil wealth to rapidly develop and in need of homegrown companies to build roads, highways and cities. (AP Photo/Murad Sezer, File)

Billionaire Saudi banking tycoon dead at 79, family says

May. 19, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Billionaire Saudi businessman Saleh Abdullah Kamel, who founded the banking and real estate conglomerate Dallah Albaraka Group, has died, according to relatives quoted in the kingdom’s media. He was 79. People close to Kamel told The Associated Press he died at the Dr....

This Thursday, May 7, 2020, file photo combo of images provided by the Glynn County Detention Center in Georgia shows Gregory McMichael, left, and his son Travis McMichael. Georgia's attorney general on Sunday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the handling of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who authorities say died at the hands of the two men as he ran through a neighborhood. (Glynn County Detention Center via AP, File)

Lawyer: Security video in Arbery case may show water breaks

May. 15, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A young black man filmed by a security camera walking through a home under construction in December and in February may have stopped at the site for a drink of water, according to an attorney for the homeowner thrust into the investigation of the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery. Arbery...

FILE - In this Friday, May 8, 2020, file photo, people hold a rally to protest the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed black man in Brunswick Ga. Georgia's attorney general on Sunday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the handling of the killing of Arbery, who authorities say died at the hands of two white men as he ran through a neighborhood. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Georgia AG requests federal probe in handling of Arbery case

May. 10, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's attorney general on Sunday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the handling of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who authorities say died at the hands of two white men as he ran through a neighborhood. Arbery was shot and killed Feb. 23. No arrests were made...

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2018, file photo the Intel logo appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. Intel said Monday, May 4, 2020 that it has purchased Israeli urban mobility startup Moovit for $900 million. The California-based chipmaker said the purchase buttresses its plan to become a “complete mobility provider.” The acquisition deepens Intel’s reach in Israel, where the company has spent billions buying other companies, and where it has a chip-making factory. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Intel buys Moovit app for $900M to boost bet on robotic cars

May. 4, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Intel is buying transportation-planning service Moovit for $900 million as the world's largest computer chip maker moves further down the road in its effort to build self-driving cars. The deal announced Monday gives Intel another tool to use in its push to become a major player in...

In this Feb. 27, 2020, photo, Spring Grove esports coach Clint Walters watches over a practice session in Spring Grove, Pa. Self-distancing measures and statewide shutdowns have led to massive growth in video game usage, and the multi-billion-dollar esports industry has seen another bump. And yet, esports were quietly taking over high school campuses statewide and nationwide even before a global pandemic forced us all indoors. (Neil Strebig/York Daily Record via AP)

With sports shut down, will high school esports flourish?

May. 2, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

SPRING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Self-distancing measures and statewide shutdowns have forced many to adopt a mild form of agoraphobia. The extra free time and couch sitting from the pandemic has led to massive growth in video game usage. Video streaming platforms such as Twitch have seen historic increases in...

FILE - In this May 30, 2017, file photo, a Standard Gauge Railway cargo train rides from the port container depot on a Chinese-backed railway costing nearly $3.3 billion, opened by Kenya's president as one of the country's largest infrastructure projects since independence, in Mombasa, Kenya. African leaders in 2020 are asking what China can do for them as the coronavirus pandemic threatens to destroy economies across a continent where Beijing is both the top trading partner and top lender. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi, File)

China silent amid global calls to give Africa debt relief

Apr. 29, 2020 1:19 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — African leaders are asking what China can do for them as the coronavirus pandemic threatens to destroy economies and wipe out some 20 million jobs across a continent where Beijing is both the top trading partner and top lender. The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund have...

FILE - In this March 1933, file photo, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his first radio

Out of pandemic crisis, what could a new New Deal look like?

Apr. 25, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The New Deal was really a series of new deals, spread out over more than six years during the Great Depression — a menu of nationally scaled projects that were one part make-work and many parts lasting impact. They delivered a broad-shouldered expression of presidential authority...

FILE - In this March 9, 1936, file photo Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers build a new farm-to-market road along Knob Creek in Tennessee. The New Deal was a try-anything moment during the Great Depression that remade the role of the federal government in American life. (AP Photo, File)

Out of pandemic crisis, what could a new New Deal look like?

Apr. 25, 2020 11:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The New Deal was really a series of new deals, spread out over more than six years during the Great Depression — a menu of nationally scaled projects that were one part make work and many parts lasting impact. They delivered a broad-shouldered expression of presidential authority...

Two people walk past an area meant for hundreds to wait for screening at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Wednesday, April 15, 2020, in SeaTac, Wash. Flights at the usually busy airport have dropped from up to 1,300 a day to about 400 each day. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Latest: UN's Guterres: Africa could see virus spread

Apr. 16, 2020 1:13 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — UN Secretary-General urges Africa to prepare for spread of...