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Tesla picks Texas site for second US vehicle assembly plant

Tesla picks Texas site for second US vehicle assembly plant

Electric car maker Tesla Inc. has picked the Austin, Texas, area as the site for its largest auto assembly plant employing at least 5,000 workers. The new factory will build Tesla’s upcoming Cybertruck pickup and will be a second U.S.
DC mayor orders mandatory masks as infections rise again

DC mayor orders mandatory masks as infections rise again

WASHINGTON — With coronavirus cases rising, Mayor Muriel Bowser issued an executive order Wednesday making face masks mandatory outside homes — an unprecedented step in the nation's capital.
United sees revenue stalling at 50% without a virus vaccine

United sees revenue stalling at 50% without a virus vaccine

United Airlines executives said Wednesday that travel will rise when the number of new coronavirus cases drops but the airline's revenue will stall around 50% of pre-pandemic levels until there is a vaccine.
Powerful quake shakes Alaska towns, creates small tsunami

Powerful quake shakes Alaska towns, creates small tsunami

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A powerful earthquake off Alaska’s southern coast shook sparsely populated coastal communities late Tuesday and prompted some residents to briefly flee to higher ground because of tsunami fears.
Amber Heard accuses Depp of throwing bottles like 'grenades'

Amber Heard accuses Depp of throwing bottles like 'grenades'

LONDON — Amber Heard alleged in a British court on Wednesday that ex-husband Johnny Depp threw "30 or so bottles" at her as if they were “grenades or bombs” during a drunken and frenzied assault in Australia in March 2015 that also saw him accidental
UK to open citizenship path to Hong Kongers from January

UK to open citizenship path to Hong Kongers from January

LONDON — Britain’s government announced Wednesday that it will open a new special pathway to obtaining U.K. citizenship for up to 3 million eligible Hong Kongers as of January, taking another step toward solidifying a policy denounced by China.
US sales of existing homes jump 20% after a 3-month slump

US sales of existing homes jump 20% after a 3-month slump

BALTIMORE — Americans stepped up their home purchases in June by a robust 20.7% after the pandemic had caused sales to crater in the prior three months.
2 more ex-Wirecard managers arrested, ex-CEO back in custody

2 more ex-Wirecard managers arrested, ex-CEO back in custody

BERLIN — Two more former executives at bankrupt German payment company Wirecard were arrested on Wednesday in the fraud scandal that brought down the one-time tech star and its former CEO was taken back into custody after the case against him was exp
Britain's Prince Philip, 99, makes rare public appearance

Britain's Prince Philip, 99, makes rare public appearance

LONDON — Britain’s Prince Philip has made a rare public appearance as he attended a military ceremony at Windsor Castle to transfer a long-held ceremonial role to his daughter-in-law Camilla.
AP Exclusive: Aid from top donors drops even as need soars

AP Exclusive: Aid from top donors drops even as need soars

JOHANNESBURG — A new snapshot of the frantic global response to the coronavirus pandemic shows some of the world’s largest government donors of humanitarian aid are buckling under the strain: Funding commitments, for the virus and otherwise, have dro