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Coronavirus: Hold music, noise wreck court hearing by phone

Coronavirus: Hold music, noise wreck court hearing by phone

ATLANTA — It was a court hearing gone awry in the time of the coronavirus: Legal arguments in a lawsuit over gun carry licenses were repeatedly interrupted by hold music, background noise and failures of the mute button.
US relief checks begin arriving as economic damage piles up

US relief checks begin arriving as economic damage piles up

WASHINGTON — Government relief checks began arriving in Americans’ bank accounts as the economic damage to the U.S.
Fed notes what most Americans see: A sharp economic downturn

Fed notes what most Americans see: A sharp economic downturn

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is noting what most Americans are already acutely aware of: Economic activity contracted sharply and abruptly cross all regions of the country in recent weeks as the country locked down to combat the coronavirus pande
Apple rolls out cheaper iPhone as pandemic curbs spending

Apple rolls out cheaper iPhone as pandemic curbs spending

NEW YORK — Apple is releasing a new iPhone that will be vastly cheaper than the models it rolled out last fall when the economy was booming and the pandemic had yet to force people to rethink their spending.
Rachael Ray tapes show from home, makes $4M virus donation

Rachael Ray tapes show from home, makes $4M virus donation

Rachael Ray had big plans for the quarantine break at her home in upstate New York. She envisioned “a Renaissance time," rereading the classics, resuming her Danish lessons and studying Italian. “I was going to get more serious about my painting.
Former partners say Ayesha Curry has 'gutted' their value

Former partners say Ayesha Curry has 'gutted' their value

LOS ANGELES — A celebrity branding company on Wednesday sued Ayesha Curry, the food and lifestyle personality and wife of NBA star Stephen Curry, seeking more than $10 million for breach of contract.
EU blasts Trump's WHO funding cut, fears it worsens pandemic

EU blasts Trump's WHO funding cut, fears it worsens pandemic

GENEVA — Nations around the world reacted with alarm Wednesday after President Donald Trump announced a halt to the sizable funding the United States sends to the World Health Organization.

Factory shutdowns near WWII demobilization levels in US

WASHINGTON — American industry collapsed in March as the pandemic wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy. Manufacturing and overall industrial production posted the biggest declines since the United States demobilized after World War II.
Obama endorses Biden as the best leader for 'darkest times'

Obama endorses Biden as the best leader for 'darkest times'

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden on Tuesday, giving the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee a boost from the party’s biggest fundraiser and one of its most popular figures.

Trump adviser interview helps '60 Minutes' to top of ratings

LOS ANGELES — A contentious interview with White House adviser Peter Navarro over the administration's response to the coronavirus helped “60 Minutes” earn the top spot in the ratings for the third time this season.