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Can job market sustain its gains? Uncertainties cloud future

Can job market sustain its gains? Uncertainties cloud future

WASHINGTON — Layoffs are slowing, unemployment is declining and hiring is gradually rising, suggesting that a steady rebound may be afoot in the U.S. job market. Or is it? So many uncertainties are overhanging the economy that no one knows whether hiring will expand steadily in the months ahead or merely plateau as employers recall…

Colorado man arrested after holding 2 people at gunpoint

Authorities have arrested a Colorado man they say held two roofing-company salesman at gunpoint who had been knocking on doors in his neighborhoodJune 15, 2020, 12:16 AM2 min readDENVER — Authorities have arrested a Colorado man they say held two roofing-company salesmen at gunpoint who had been knocking on doors in his neighborhood. Both were…

Lives Lost: Weatherman built career on skills learned in war

Robert Fleury knew he wanted to serve his country when he was a teenager, so he signed up for one of the most remote assignments in World War II _ tracking the weather for the U.S. Navy in the frigid Aleutian Islands off AlaskaBy PATRICK WHITTLE Associated PressJune 13, 2020, 4:52 PM5 min readPORTLAND, Maine…

Jacksonville’s history complicates Republican convention

When Republicans descend on Jacksonville, Florida, in August to officially renominate President Donald Trump for a second term, it will be a well-choreographed affair awash in red, white and blueBy BOBBY CAINA CALVAN Associated PressJune 13, 2020, 1:51 AM5 min readTALLAHASSEE, Fla. — When Republicans descend on Jacksonville, Florida, to officially renominate President Donald Trump…

Police disrupt planned anti-racism rally in Sydney

Police disrupt planned anti-racism rally in Sydney

Hundreds of police have disrupted plans for an anti-racism rally in downtown Sydney, but protest organizers vow that other rallies will continue around Australia over the weekend despite warnings of the coronavirus riskBy RICK RYCROFT Associated PressJune 12, 2020, 10:33 AM4 min readSYDNEY — Hundreds of police disrupted plans for an anti-racism rally in downtown…

The Latest: UAE capital extends virus lockdown another week

The Latest: UAE capital extends virus lockdown another week

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans is getting ready to let the good times roll in casinos and bars again — with restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. The city was once a major hot spot for the disease caused by the new coronavirus. But the city began easing restrictions restaurants and other businesses…

Hong Kong’s legislature disrupted over national anthem bill

Hong Kong’s legislature disrupted over national anthem bill

Hong Kong’s legislature has passed a contentious bill that makes it illegal to insult the Chinese national anthemBy ZEN SOO Associated PressJune 4, 2020, 11:08 AM4 min readHONG KONG — Hong Kong’s legislature approved a contentious bill Thursday that makes it illegal to insult the Chinese national anthem. The legislation was approved after pro-democracy opposition…

Police disperse anti-Bolsonaro protesters in Brazil

Police disperse anti-Bolsonaro protesters in Brazil

Police say they’ve used tear gas to disperse demonstrators in Brazil’s largest cit as groups protesting and supporting President Jair Bolsonaro neared a clashMay 31, 2020, 9:42 PM3 min readRIO DE JANEIRO — Police say they used tear gas to disperse hundreds of demonstrators in Brazil’s largest city on Sunday as groups protesting and supporting…