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Record economic plunge, bleak jobs numbers reveal virus toll

Record economic plunge, bleak jobs numbers reveal virus toll

WASHINGTON — The coronavirus pandemic sent the U.S. economy plunging by a record-shattering 32.
In an upside-down summer, 'Jaws,' 'E.T.' are hits again

In an upside-down summer, 'Jaws,' 'E.T.' are hits again

NEW YORK — When historians look back on the top films at the box office in the summer of 2020, they may feel like they’ve slipped into a time warp, or maybe “Back to the Future.
'On our way to Mars': NASA rover will look for signs of life

'On our way to Mars': NASA rover will look for signs of life

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AstraZeneca: won't profit from COVID-19 vaccine in pandemic

AstraZeneca: won't profit from COVID-19 vaccine in pandemic

LONDON — Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca repeated its promise not to profit from a COVID-19 vaccine during the pandemic as it reported it was on track with late-stage trials for the treatment.
Blake Bailey's 880-page Philip Roth bio to arrive in April

Blake Bailey's 880-page Philip Roth bio to arrive in April

NEW YORK — In the Fall 2012, as the willing subject of one of the most anticipated literary biographies in recent memory, Philip Roth joked that he had surrendered power over his own life to author Blake Bailey.

Italy: 6 youths convicted over deadly nightclub stampede

ROME — A court in the Italian coastal city of Ancona convicted six young men Thursday over a 2018 nightclub stampede that killed five teens aged 14-16 and a mother who had accompanied her daughter to a rap concert.

Italy: Senators vote to lift ex-minister Salvini's immunity

ROME — The Italian Senate voted Thursday to lift right-wing leader Matteo Salvini’s immunity from prosecution, clearing the way for possible charges against the former interior minister for refusing to allow 164 migrants to get off a ship in Sicily.
Criminal case opened against FIFA president Gianni Infantino

Criminal case opened against FIFA president Gianni Infantino

GENEVA — A criminal case against FIFA president Gianni Infantino was opened Thursday by a Swiss special prosecutor, plunging the soccer body into a new scandal. FIFA said it and Infantino will co-operate with Swiss authorities.
Lewis in posthumous essay: 'Your turn to let freedom ring'

Lewis in posthumous essay: 'Your turn to let freedom ring'

ATLANTA — John Lewis spent his whole life fighting for civil rights — and he wanted to make sure the cause lived on after his death.
1.4 million seek jobless aid as virus surges in South, West

1.4 million seek jobless aid as virus surges in South, West

WASHINGTON — More than 1.4 million laid-off Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, further evidence of the devastation the coronavirus outbreak has unleashed on the U.S. economy.