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US consumer confidence rises to 98.1 in June

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence rose in June, reflecting the partial re-opening of the country but the concern is that rising coronavirus cases in many states could jeopardize future gains.
Paris police say no weapon found in shopping centre search

Paris police say no weapon found in shopping centre search

Paris police say checks have been completed at a popular shopping centre near La Defence business district and a witness's report of seeing a man carrying a gun turned out to be an apparent false alarm.
'White power' flare-up in retirement haven reveals tensions

'White power' flare-up in retirement haven reveals tensions

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Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death

Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran sentenced a once-exiled journalist to death over his online work that helped inspire nationwide economic protests that began at the end of 2017, authorities said Tuesday.

Golden State Killer admits murders, rapes for life in prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gay Hardwick stood arm-in-arm with her husband to face a criminal dubbed the Golden State Killer and couldn't recognize the elderly man hunched in a wheelchair as the sadistic rapist who had terrorized them 42 years earlier.
Supreme Court refuses to block upcoming federal executions

Supreme Court refuses to block upcoming federal executions

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday refused to block the execution of four federal prison inmates who are scheduled to be put to death in July and August.
AP sources: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019

AP sources: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019

Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported, according to U.S.
Venezuela's Maduro orders EU envoy to leave after sanctions

Venezuela's Maduro orders EU envoy to leave after sanctions

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Monday ordered the European Union’s ambassador to leave the country, hours after the bloc that's pushing for a democratic transition hit several officials loyal to the socialist leader with

Police reel in Louisiana man captured swimming in fish tank

BOSSIER CITY, La. — Police in Louisiana were able to reel in a man captured on video swimming through a fish tank at a sporting goods store.
Band's pandemic diversion leads to every-night gig in park

Band's pandemic diversion leads to every-night gig in park

NEW YORK — What started as a way for two musicians to get out of the house during the pandemic has turned into nightly concerts at the boathouse in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park -- with fans who expect them to play three to four hours a night, seven night