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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

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

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

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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

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

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

California jobless rate falls with help of…

California's unemployment rate fell to 11.4% in August

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Watchdog: FAA not prepared to update jet…

A government watchdog says the Federal Aviation Administration hasn’t updated standards for emergency airliner evacuations in nearly two decades

New Jersey law seeks to stem pollution in…

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law a measure giving state regulators power to deny development permits to businesses whose operations pollute predominantly Black and other minority communities

Emergency tents, restrictions back as virus…

Many residents in Madrid will need a reason to leave their neighborhoods and will face limitations on group gatherings even stricter than the ones in place

Drug shows promise in 1st largely minority…

A drug company says that a medicine it sells to tamp down inflammation has helped prevent the need for breathing machines in hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the first large study that primarily enrolled Hispanics and Blacks

End of the runway? Fashion world mulls post-COVID…

Due to the coronavirus pandemic the usually glamorous London Fashion Week is feeling decidedly lacklustre

US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores, threatens…

The U.S. Commerce Department said it is prohibiting Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from app stores as of Sunday, citing national security and data privacy concerns

Belarus borders remain open despite leader's…

Belarus’ borders with Poland and Lithuania remain open despite the nation’s president declaring they would be closed and accusing the neighboring nations of instigating weeks of protests against his 26 years of authoritarian leadership

Egyptian, Mexican, Moldovan exit in race for top…

World Trade Organization member states have trimmed a list of candidates vying to become its next director-general from eight to five by ejecting applicants from Egypt, Mexico and Moldova

'This is a big moment:' UK virus restrictions…

Fresh restrictions on social gatherings in England, potentially involving limits on pub opening hours, appear to be on the cards soon as the British government seeks to suppress a sharp spike in new coronavirus infections

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Spanish banks merge in sign of hard economic…

Two of Spain’s biggest banks have announced their merger, pushed together by a need to weather tough economic times that likely will cost thousands of jobs