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Nearly 39 million have sought US jobless aid since virus hit

More than 2.4 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week in the latest wave of layoffs from the viral outbreak that triggered widespread business shutdowns two months ago and sent the economy into a deep recession.

Stacey Abrams endorses candidates in 7 US Senate contests

Former Georgia governor's race candidate Stacey Abrams is wading into elections outside her home state, endorsing the campaigns of seven Democrats vying for U.S. Senate seats.

Largest yet: $1.3 billion contract for border wall awarded

A North Dakota construction company favored by President Donald Trump has received the largest contract to date to build a section of Trump’s signature wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Georgia congressmen ask Barr to assist Arbery investigation

A bipartisan group of congressional lawmakers from Georgia wants Attorney General William Barr to involve the Justice Department in the investigation of the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery.

Survey shows effect of virus on food scarcity, rent payments

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - More than 10% of households in a survey last week said they couldn’t get enough of the food they wanted...

Workers cheered as they enter South Dakota pork plant

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Employees at a Smithfield pork processing plant in South Dakota where a coronavirus outbreak infected over 800 people saw...

Sept. 11 convict now says he renounces terrorism, bin Laden

The only man ever convicted in a U.S. court for a role in the Sept. 11 attacks, now says he's renouncing terrorism, al-Qaida and the Islamic State.

Body found on LA beach identified as WWE pro Shad Gaspard

The Los Angeles Police Department says a body found on Venice Beach days is that of former World Wrestling Entertainment pro Shad Gaspard.

Former WWE pro Shad Gaspard missing in ocean off California

Former World Wrestling Entertainment pro Shad Gaspard is still missing after being swept out to sea in Southern California last weekend while he was swimming with his son.

Pier 1 to go out of business and close all 540 stores

Pier 1, the seller of wicker chairs and scented candles, said it will go out of business and permanently close all 540 of its stores.

Annie Glenn, 100, famed astronaut’s widow, dies of COVID-19

Annie Glenn, wife of the late astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn and an advocate for those with speech disorders, died Tuesday of complications from COVID-19. She was 100.

Carrier sidelined by coronavirus heads back to sea this week

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials say the USS Theodore Roosevelt will return to sea later this week, nearly two months after the ship was...