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Another 870,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week

America's recovery from the pandemic continues to slow. That was visible again in the Labor Department's weekly jobless claims report Thursday. Another 870,000 workers filed first-time claims for unemployment benefits on a seasonally adjusted basis. That was up very slightly…

Amy Coney Barrett has emerged as Trump's favorite

Judge Amy Coney Barrett has emerged as President Donald Trump's overwhelming favorite to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to several people familiar with the deliberations, who say the President's view was solidified during a lengthy…

COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high number of people that illustrates the broad economic damage still taking place nine months after the first case of COVID-19 was…

Beirut port ablaze, weeks after massive blast

A fire broke out at an oils and tires warehouse in the duty-free market of Beirut's port on Thursday, the Lebanese Army said in a statement on Twitter. Efforts are underway to extinguish the flames and army helicopters will participate…

Snow heads into Rocky Mountain states

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — An “unseasonably strong storm system for September” is expected to impact Wyoming on Monday. Snow was falling at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park in Montana on Monday and was expected to arrive in Colorado by…