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Postal Service warns states across US about mail…

The U.S. Postal Service is warning states coast to coast that it cannot guarantee all ballots cast by mail for the November election will arrive in time to be counted, raising the possibility that millions could be disenfranchised

AP FACT CHECK: Trump skews record on Biden-Harris…

President Donald Trump greeted the Democratic presidential ticket of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris this past week with a litany of distortion and falsehoods

Judge refuses to reconsider GM lawsuit against…

A federal judge in Detroit says he won't reconsider his July dismissal of General Motors’ racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

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The year the music might die: British clubs face…

More than 400 grassroots music venues in Britain are at imminent risk of closure because of the coronavirus pandemic

Virus flareups in Europe lead to club closings…

New surges of COVID-19 are disrupting the peak holiday season across much of Europe, where authorities are closing dance clubs, banning fireworks and expanding mandatory mask orders even in chic resort areas

The Latest: Arizona nearing 4,500 deaths from…

Arizona reported 933 confirmed coronavirus cases and 69 deaths on Saturday

Muslim woman accuses McDonald's franchisee of discrimination

A Muslim woman who worked for a McDonald’s franchisee in Maryland claims managers and co-workers sexually harassed her and subjected her to religious discrimination after she converted to Islam

Mexico's Acapulco hopes for rebound as virus, violence drop

Mexico's Pacific coast resort of Acapulco is putting its hopes on a return of tourists as the number of coronavirus cases drops and the violence that once drove travelers away slowly subsides

Rural families without internet face tough choice…

Lee County, deep in the Appalachian Mountains, is one of many rural school districts around the country where the decision over whether to bring students back into classrooms is particularly fraught

Asia Today: Restrictions in S. Korea, India cases…

South Korea has announced stronger social distancing restrictions for its greater capital area where a surge in COVID-19 cases has threatened to erase the country's hard-won gains

Miami businessman pleads guilty in Vermont ski…

A Miami businessman accused of being the mastermind behind the largest fraud case in Vermont’s history has pleaded guilty

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Wall Street ended Friday more or less where it started after a day of drifting between small gains and losses for major stock indexes

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US industrial production up 3%; factory output up…

American industry continued to regain ground lost in the coronavirus recession last month but production remains well below where it was before the pandemic struck

Dillard's, Novavax rise; Baidu, DraftKings fall

Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Friday: Dillard’s, Novavax rise; Baidu, DraftKings fall

US productivity rises 7.3% as hours worked are…

U.S. productivity rose at a 7.3% rate in the second quarter as the number of hours worked fell by nearly half, the biggest dropoff since the government started tracking the data

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities, and foreign exchange levels

US retail sales rise for 3rd month but slowdown…

Americans increased their retail purchases by 1.2% in July, with solid gains in appliances and clothing, restoring sales to their level before the viral pandemic erupted in March

Man, 30, becomes 3rd Revel scooter fatality in…

Police say a 30-year-old man injured in a Revel scooter accident three days before the company suspended its New York City operations last month has died of his injuries

Dutch economy shrinks by 'unprecedented' 8.5% as…

The Dutch statistics office says the country's economy suffered a 8.5% contraction in the second quarter as the coronavirus pandemic slammed the brakes on spending, exports and investments

Stocks barely budge on Wall Street; S&P 500 just…

Major stock indexes on Wall Street ended Friday more or less where they started after a day of drifting between small gains and losses

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Wayfair pulls towel depicting deity after Hindus object

Online home goods retailer Wayfair has pulled a beach towel depicting the Hindu deity Lord Ganesha

Malaysian economy shrinks 17% in worst…

Malaysia has reported its economy contracted 17% in the last quarter, in its worst downturn since the global financial crisis