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March of 100,000 marks week 7 of Belarus protests

Tens of thousands of Belarusians calling for the authoritarian president to resign marched through the capital as the country's wave of protests entered its seventh week

Robert W. Gore, the inventor of Gore-Tex fabric…

The man whose invention of what created the breathable-yet-waterproof fabric known as Gore-Tex has died at age 83

The Latest: Nebraska nursing home virus toll…

More than 40% of the deaths linked to the coronavirus in Nebraska have been at nursing homes, but the overall rate of deaths in the state’s nursing homes has remained relatively low compared with national figures

Q&A: What does banning TikTok and WeChat mean for…

The U.S. government is cracking down on the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat, starting by barring them from app stores on Sunday

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Asia Today: Fewer cases in Melbourne, new surge…

Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has moved close to easing severe lockdown restrictions after recording only 14 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

Coronavirus-wary Bavarians kick off toned-down…

Oktoberfest celebrations got underway in Munich with the traditional tapping of a keg and the cry of “O’zapft is!”

As Trump holds back, tech firms step in on…

Lawmakers are increasingly turning to a new ally in their efforts to track foreign election interference

Maine blueberry industry reels from drought…

A late spring frost, a devastating drought and labor troubles wrought by the coronavirus pandemic conspired to make 2020 a difficult year for the wild blueberry producers who harvest the fruit in the nation’s northeastern corner

China announces regulations for 'unreliable…

China’s Ministry of Commerce has issued regulations for its unreliable entity list, aimed at foreign companies it says endanger its national sovereignty, security or development interests

Asia Today: India's cases keep rising; rallies in…

India has maintained its surge in coronavirus cases, adding 93,337 new confirmed infections in the past 24 hours

The Latest: South Korea's daily virus total drops…

South Korea’s new coronavirus tally has fallen below 100 for the first time in more than a month, as the country’s recent viral resurgence is gradually easing

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Hawaii court hears case on legality of foreign…

The Hawaii Supreme Court heard arguments on the legality of issuing licenses to foreign workers in Hawaii’s longline commercial fishing fleet, which for years has been under scrutiny after an Associated Press investigation revealed claims of human trafficking and questionable labor practices

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street Friday, as another zig-zag week for markets ends with a third-straight weekly loss for the S&P 500

Wisconsin secretary resigns amid unemployment…

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development's top leader has resigned after failing to find a way to address a backlog of tens of thousands of unemployment benefit claims

US Steel, Aptiv rise; NatWest Group, Roku fall

Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Friday: US Steel, Aptiv rise; NatWest Group, Roku fall

USDA plans additional $14B for farmers reeling…

The federal government says it will give farmers an additional $14 billion to compensate them for the difficulties they’ve experienced selling their crops, milk and meat because of the coronavirus pandemic

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Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities, and foreign exchange levels

Dutch bars to close early to rein in spread of coronavirus

The Dutch government says that bars and cafes in the most densely populated regions of the Netherlands will have to close their doors earlier from Sunday as the country begins reimposing restrictions to battle sharply rising coronavirus infection rates, particularly among students and people in their 20s

Massive damage of rare plants probed at Nevada…

State and federal authorities are investigating the mysterious loss of a significant swath of a rare desert wildflower that’s being considered for federal protection at a contentious mine site in Nevada