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Digital take on Fashion Week

MILAN (AP) — Prada headlined Day 1 of Milan’s first Digital Fashion Week on Tuesday with a series of out-sourced videos and the apt subtitle “the show that never happened.’’ Luxury fashion is adapting to the coronavirus pandemic by moving runway shows onto digital platforms. It was ...

Fed’s Brainard warns U.S. economy may be slowing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard warned Tuesday that the U.S. economy appears to be slowing after an initial burst of recovery and called for the Fed to take aggressive steps to bolster growth. Brainard said that hiring and consumer spending bounced back more ...

18 injured in fire aboard ship at Naval Base San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eighteen people suffered minor injuries in an explosion and fire Sunday on board a ship at Naval Base San Diego, military officials said. The blaze was reported shortly before 9 a.m. on USS Bonhomme Richard, said Mike Raney, a spokesman for Naval Surface Force, US Pacific ...

As U.S. grapples with virus, Florida hits record

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — With the United States grappling with the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world, Florida hit a grim milestone Sunday, shattering the national record for a state’s largest single-day increase in positive cases. Deaths from the virus have also been rising in the ...

‘Moving target’: Schools deal with new plans

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — With little more than a month before millions of U.S. schoolchildren go back to class, much is still up in the air - and not just because of the surging number of coronavirus cases nationwide. Last week, President Donald Trump and his administration demanded schools fully ...

Man gets probation for posts threatening federal agents

BOARDMAN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who made an online threat against federal agents and voiced support for mass shootings has been sentenced to three years of probation. Justin Olsen, 19, of Boardman, must also undergo a mental health evaluation under the sentence imposed Thursday by a ...

Michigan woman says fear led her to pull gun on Black family

A white woman who was charged after she was captured on video pulling a handgun on an unarmed Black woman and her daughters outside of a Michigan restaurant says she feared for her life. Jillian Wuestenberg, 32, and her husband, Eric Wuestenberg, 42, have been charged with felonious assault ...

Fast-moving Tropical Storm Fay makes landfall in New Jersey

NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-moving Tropical Storm Fay made landfall in New Jersey on Friday amid heavy, lashing rains that closed beaches and flooded shore town streets. The storm system was expected to bring 2 to 4 inches of rain, with the possibility of flash flooding in parts of the mid-Atlantic ...

Ex-Trump fixer Cohen returned to prison where sentence began

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, was transferred to the same federal lockup in Otisville where he was serving time for tax evasion, lying to Congress and campaign finance crimes before the coronavirus pandemic prompted his early release, his ...

Was Trump’s Mount Rushmore speech divisive?

A number of conservative commentators have rushed to defend President Donald Trump’s Mount Rushmore speech. Incensed by press depictions of the speech as “divisive and dark,” figures such as Mollie Hemingway and Tom Fitton rode to the president’s side, assailing The New York Times as a ...

Amazon: Email to employees banning TikTok was a mistake

Amazon said it mistakendly send an email to employees Friday telling them to delete the popular video app TikTok from their phones. “This morning’s email to some of our employees was sent in error. There is no change to our policies right now with regard to TikTok,” Amazon said in an ...

Trump threatens to pull tax exemption for schools, colleges

In his push to get schools and colleges to reopen this fall, President Donald Trump is again taking aim at their finances, this time threatening their tax-exempt status. Trump said on Twitter on Friday he was ordering the Treasury Department to re-examine the tax-exempt status of schools that ...

Judge, citing virus, halts first federal execution in 17 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Indiana on Friday halted the first federal execution planned in 17 years, citing concerns over the coronavirus by the victims’ family. Daniel Lee, 47, had been scheduled to die by lethal injection on Monday. Lee, of Yukon, Oklahoma, was convicted in ...

Three Los Angeles officers accused of false gang identifications

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three Los Angeles police officers have been charged with falsifying records reporting that people they stopped were gang members or associates, prosecutors said Friday. The members of the Police Department’s Metropolitan Division were charged Thursday in a 59-count ...

Clouds hang over Trump’s attempted campaign reboot

MIAMI (AP) — Friday was supposed to be the day President Donald Trump’s campaign reboot itself got a reboot. Instead, it hit another snag. Amid uncertainty over whether he can still draw big and enthusiastic crowds to his signature rallies in the coronavirus era, Trump postponed a planned ...

Wholesale prices fell 0.2 percent in June as food costs plunged

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices fell 0.2 percent in June as food costs dropped sharply, offsetting a big increase in energy prices. The drop in the Producer Price Index, which measures inflation pressures before they reach consumers, followed a 0.4 percent gain in May, the Labor ...

Parades, close-ups with Mickey out

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Forget about up-close “meet-and-greet” sessions with Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck when Walt Disney World parks reopen. There will be no firework shows or parades — those would draw too many people together — and both visitors and employees will be getting ...

China vows retaliation against U.S. sanctions over abuses

BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday it will retaliate against U.S. officials and institutions following Washington’s imposition of sanctions on three local officials of the ruling Communist Party over human rights abuses in the northwestern region of Xinjiang. China will “definitely fight ...

Christian groups oppose ICE rule on international students

Leaders of 12 Christian organizations on Friday urged the Trump administration to rescind a policy requiring international students to leave the U.S. or transfer if their colleges hold classes entirely online this fall, saying it “falls short of American ideals.” In a letter to Acting ...

Nevada church appeals virus attendance cap to Supreme Court

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Leaders of a rural Nevada church are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to suspend the state’s 50-person cap on religious gatherings while an appellate court considers their claim that COVID-19 restrictions treating casinos and others more leniently violate their constitutional ...