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Paris Fashion Week begins in real, virtual worlds

PARIS (AP) — Christian Dior on Tuesday was the first major fashion house to stage a traditional ready-to-wear runway show in Paris since the coronavirus pandemic hit in March. The show headlined the first day of a hybrid-style Paris Fashion Week. A giant “DIOR”-emblazoned white annex ...

Regaeton redemption: Balvin, Bunny top Latin Grammy nods

NEW YORK (AP) — At last year’s Latin Grammy Awards, popular reggaeton and Latin trap musicians such as J Balvin, Bad Bunny and Ozuna were dismissed in the show’s top categories. This year, they dominate. Balvin scored a whopping 13 nominations for the 2020 Latin Grammys, including two ...

Airline workers brace for layoffs

DETROIT (AP) — The worries are growing for United Airlines flight attendant Jordy Comeaux. In a few days, he’ll be among roughly 40,000 airline workers whose jobs are likely to evaporate in an industry decimated by the coronavirus pandemic. Unless Congress acts to help for a second ...

Black Appalachians find hope in national reckoning

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Dayjha Hogg has known racism her entire life, but until recently she thought she and her family had to face it on their own. Hogg, 19, lives in Whitesburg, Kentucky, a town of 2,000 people in the heart of Appalachia. She is biracial — born to a Black father and a ...

Worldwide death toll from coronavirus passes one million

NEW DELHI (AP) — The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed 1 million on Tuesday, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, tested world leaders’ resolve, pitted science against politics and forced multitudes to change the way they live, learn and ...

More fires in California destroy homes, prompt evacuations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California’s wine country was on fire again Monday as strong winds fanned flames in the already scorched region, destroying homes and prompting overnight evacuation orders involving more than 50,000 people. Residents of the Oakmont Gardens senior living ...

Three hurt when small plane crashes northwest of Austin

LAGO VISTA, Texas (AP) — Three people were injured when their single-engine plane crashed in a wooded area northwest of Austin on Monday afternoon, Texas authorities said. Capt. Darren Noak with the Austin-Travis County EMS said that of the three adults aboard, one who had to be extricated ...

Lawmaker demands charges against governor over virus orders

COLUMBUS (AP) — A conservative lawmaker took his frustration over Ohio’s coronavirus public health orders to a new level Monday by demanding that criminal charges be filed against fellow Republican Gov. Mike DeWine. Rep. John Becker, a Republican from Cincinnati, says DeWine has exceeded ...

Texas sheriff indicted after probe into Black man’s death

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas sheriff has been indicted on charges of destroying or concealing video in an investigation into the death in custody of a Black man, Javier Ambler, that was filmed by the police reality TV series “Live PD,” prosecutors said Monday. Williamson County Sheriff ...

Officer charged in Breonna Taylor case pleads not guilty

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The lone Kentucky detective facing charges related to the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor pleaded not guilty Monday. Brett Hankison’s plea comes five days after a grand jury indicted him on three counts of wanton endangerment for firing into the home of Taylor’s ...

Debate questions Biden must answer

In Cleveland on Tuesday, President Donald Trump and Joe Biden will face off in the much-anticipated first presidential debate moderated by Fox News’ Chris Wallace. Here are few key questions the veteran journalist should ask the former vice president. ON HUNTER BIDEN: * Despite having no ...

No, the Democrats won’t pack the Court

For many progressive opinion-makers, the only way to save the Supreme Court is to destroy it. They believe the best response to the Republican-held Senate confirming a Trump nominee to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court is to pack the Court if Democrats win in ...

A litmus test for the next Supreme Court justice

WASHINGTON — Courts’ rulings can shape national life. Judges’ dissents from courts’ rulings can persuade future judges, thereby shaping future rulings. Occasionally, however, even a judge’s concurring opinion can clarify thinking about the role of judges in the supervision of ...

WVU to allow fans at reduced capacity next month

MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia will allow the general public to attend football games at a reduced capacity next month, the school announced Monday. WVU athletic director Shane Lyons said attendance will be limited to about 15,000 fans, or 25 percent capacity, starting with the Oct. 17 home ...

First fall rafting season underway on New River Dries

GAULEY BRIDGE, W.Va. (AP) — The first fall rafting season is underway on the New River Dries in West Virginia. The drawdown of Hawks Nest Lake added a month of fall rafting to New River Dries, which goes through one of the state’s most scenic canyons. the Charleston Gazette-Mail ...

Ohio tells GM to repay tax break after it shut down plant

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — General Motors must repay roughly half of a $60 million tax incentive package because of its broken promise to keep open its assembly plant near Youngstown, a state agency said Monday. The Ohio Tax Credit Authority also said GM must invest $12 million in workforce and ...

Wall Street claws back some of its losses from September

Stocks notched solid gains Monday as Wall Street clawed back some of its sharp and sudden September losses. The S&P 500 rose 1.6 percent, it’s third straight gain. The benchmark index was coming off its first four-week losing streak in more than a year and is on track to close out ...

Cyberattack hobbles major U.S./U.K. hospital chain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Computer systems across a major hospital chain operating in the U.S. and Britain were down Monday due to what the company termed an unspecified technology “security issue.” Universal Health Services Inc., which operates more than 400 hospitals and other clinical care ...

United Airlines pilots approve deal that delays furloughs

Pilots at United Airlines voted to approve an agreement that will avoid about 2,850 furloughs that were set to take effect later this week and another 1,000 early next year. Airline officials said Monday that the agreement will reduce involuntary job cuts to fewer than 12,000 if Congress fails ...

Judge dismisses New Mexico privacy claims against Google

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A U.S. district judge has dismissed New Mexico’s privacy claims against Google over privacy concerns, but New Mexico’s top prosecutor vowed Monday to continue the legal fight to protect child privacy rights. The judge concluded in a ruling Friday that federal ...