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Election emerges as referendum on race relations in America
Fri, 30 Oct 2020 10:36:04 -0500

DETROIT (AP) — Every day feels like a raw wound for Omari Barksdale.

His sister, Laneeka Barksdale, died of COVID-19 in late March in Detroit — and since then, so have more than 228,00...  Full Story

US consumer spending rose a moderate 1.4% in September
Fri, 30 Oct 2020 09:16:48 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers increased their spending by 1.4% in September, a modest gain but far less than the big increases of late spring, adding to concerns that Americans remain caut...  Full Story

AP Interview: Italian swimmers locked up in Alpine resort
Fri, 30 Oct 2020 07:37:44 -0500

ROME (AP) — The high-altitude training camp in the Alps was supposed to represent ideal preparation for the Tokyo Olympics.

Instead, a large portion of the Italian swimming team — 13 e...  Full Story

Curious about going to a movie theater? 7 things to know
Fri, 30 Oct 2020 09:18:01 -0500

It’s been over two months since movie theaters started reopening in the U.S., but there is still a fair amount of consumer confusion about moviegoing in the COVID-19 era.

Movie studios...  Full Story

Scientists find Madagascar chameleon last seen 100 years ago
Fri, 30 Oct 2020 08:17:07 -0500

Talk about good camouflage!

Scientists say they have found an elusive chameleon species that was last spotted in Madagascar 100 years ago.

Researchers from Madagascar and German...  Full Story

Election emerges as referendum on race relations in America
Fri, 30 Oct 2020 10:36:04 -0500

DETROIT (AP) — Every day feels like a raw wound for Omari Barksdale.

His sister, Laneeka Barksdale, died of COVID-19 in late March in Detroit — and since then, so have more than 228,00...  Full Story

Lawn robot in Germany messages owner for help, foils thief
Fri, 30 Oct 2020 06:12:29 -0500

BERLIN (AP) — A lawnmower robot's electronic cries for help foiled a thief's plan to make off with the grass-cutting automaton.

German police said Friday that a homeowner in the wester...  Full Story

Wolves rebound, lose protections. Now future up to voters
Fri, 30 Oct 2020 10:31:14 -0500

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The saucer-sized footprints in the mud around the bloody, disemboweled bison carcass were unmistakable: wolves.

A pack of 35 named after a nearb...  Full Story

As anger rises, Muslims protest French cartoons
Fri, 30 Oct 2020 10:26:14 -0500

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tens of thousands of Muslims, from Pakistan to Lebanon to the Palestinian territories, poured out of prayer services to join anti-France protests on Friday,...  Full Story

Parisians flee, sidewalks empty as France enters lockdown
Fri, 30 Oct 2020 10:18:28 -0500

PARIS (AP) — Parisians fleeing for the countryside jammed the roads ahead of France's lockdown to slow the spread of resurgent coronavirus infections, and there was only a sprinkling of peopl...  Full Story