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SpaceX captures the flag, beating Boeing in cosmic contest

AP 06/02/2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — The first astronauts launched by SpaceX declared victory Monday in NASA’s cosmic capture-the-flag game. They quickly claimed the prize left behind at the International Space Station nearly a decade ago by the last…

Pope: Pull together, avoid pessimism in this coronavirus era

AP 06/01/2020

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is cautioning against pessimism as many people emerge from coronavirus lockdowns to lament that nothing will ever be the same. During Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica to mark Pentecost Sunday, Francis noted…

US cities fear protests may fuel new wave of virus outbreaks

AP 05/31/2020

LOS ANGELES  — The massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have sent shudders through the health community and elevated fears that the huge crowds will lead to…

In a first, Twitter adds fact-check warnings to Trump tweets

AP 05/27/2020

For the first time, Twitter has flagged some of President Donald Trump’s tweets with a fact-check warning. On Tuesday, Twitter added a warning phrase to two Trump tweets that called mail-in ballots “fraudulent” and predicted that “mail…

Historic unemployment rate upends Trump’s reelection bid

AP 05/10/2020

NEW YORK — The record unemployment rate reported on Friday captured the pain of a nation where tens of millions of jobs suddenly vanished, devastating the economy and forcing President Donald Trump to overcome historic headwinds to…

Sun draws many out in US, Europe; Russia virus numbers grow

AP 05/03/2020

NEW YORK  — Gorgeous spring weather across the United States and Europe on Saturday drew people cooped up inside for weeks outside to soak in the sun, even as additional coronavirus hot spots in Russia and Pakistan…

Virus forces cancellation of iconic events like Oktoberfest

AP 04/22/2020

ATLANTA — Spain called off the Running of the Bulls in July, the U.S. scrapped the national spelling bee in June and Germany canceled Oktoberfest five months away, making it clear Tuesday that the effort to beat…

Draft date unknown, but NBA presses on with evaluations

AP 04/14/2020

There are many unknowns about the NBA draft, though some elements are proceeding as usual and one deadline is looming this week. The NBA — as per usual — has been sending evaluations to players who are…

Disney World furloughing 43,000 more workers due to virus

AP 04/12/2020

ORLANDO, Florida  — Walt Disney World plans to stop paying wages to 43,000 workers in about a week while allowing them to keep their benefits for up to a year in what is the largest wave of…

Apple, Google to harness phones for virus infection tracking

AP 04/11/2020

KANSAS CITY — Apple and Google launched a major joint effort to leverage smartphone technology to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. New software the companies plan to add to phones would make it easier to use Bluetooth wireless…

Kobe, Duncan headline Basketball Hall of Fame class

AP 04/05/2020

Kobe Bryant’s resume has yet another entry to prove his greatness: He’s now, officially, a Hall of Famer. And he’s got plenty of elite company in the 2020 class, one that may be as glitzy as any.…

Handling mail amid coronavirus: Low risk but wash your hands

AP 03/28/2020

  Is it safe to pick up your mail? How about those packages from your online orders? And how safe are the people we count on to make those deliveries? Health experts say the risks are very…

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