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FILE - In this June 10, 2020 file photo, Transportation Security Administration agents process passengers at the south security checkpoint at Denver International Airport in Denver, as travelers deal with the effects of the new coronavirus. TSA, the government agency that oversees air travel, said the number of passengers screened for flights topped one million in a day on Sunday, Oct. 18 for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic outbreak last March. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
October 19, 2020 - 8:32 am
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The number of passengers screened in a single day for flights in the U.S. topped one million for the first time since COVID-19 infections began to spike last March. The notable milestone, reached Sunday, signifies both the progress made since the darkest days of pandemic...
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A man walks past anti-lockdown graffiti in Manchester, England, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 as the row over Greater Manchester region's coronavirus status continues. Britain’s government says discussions about implementing stricter restrictions in Greater Manchester must be completed Monday because the public health threat caused by rising COVID-19 infections is serious and getting worse. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
October 19, 2020 - 8:31 am
CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block Massachusetts from collecting income tax from roughly 80,000 New Hampshire residents who are employed by Massachusetts companies but have been working from home during the coronavirus pandemic. New Hampshire filed a lawsuit...
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FILE- In this July 21, 2020 file photo, people walk by the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are edging higher on Wall Street at the beginning of another busy week for corporate earnings news. The S&P 500 climbed 0.5% in the first few minutes of trading Monday, Oct. 19. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 19, 2020 - 7:18 am
Stocks gave up an early gain and turned mixed in the first few minutes of trading Monday morning. The initial rise followed a report that showed China’s economy grew at a 5% annual rate in the last quarter. The benchmark S&P 500 was little changed as of 10:14 a.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones...
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FILE - This Feb. 9, 2016, file photo shows an ice-covered ConocoPhillips sign at a drilling site in Nuiqsut, Alaska. ConocoPhillips is buying shale producer Concho Resources in an all-stock deal valued at $9.7 billion. The companies said Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, that the combined business will be the largest independent oil and gas company, with pro forma production of more than 1.5 million barrels of oil equivalent per day. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
October 19, 2020 - 6:10 am
ConocoPhillips is buying shale producer Concho Resources in an all-stock deal valued at $9.7 billion. Concho's common stock will be exchanged for a fixed ratio of 1.46 shares of ConocoPhillips shares. The combined business will have an enterprise value of approximately $60 billion and a combined...
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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2020 file photo, a staffer wears a mask while taking orders at a small restaurant in Grand Lake, Colo., amid the coronavirus pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic has put millions of Americans out of work. But many of those still working are fearful, distressed and stretched thin, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
October 19, 2020 - 5:00 am
New York (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has put millions of Americans out of work. But many of those still working are fearful, distressed and stretched thin. A quarter of U.S. workers say they have even considered quitting their jobs as worries related to the pandemic weigh on them, according to...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2020, file photo the Dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is visible through heavy fog in Washington. New virus relief will have to wait until after the November election. Congress is past the point at which it can deliver more coronavirus aid soon, with differences between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Republicans and President Donald Trump proving insurmountable. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
October 19, 2020 - 4:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is quickly moving past the point at which it can deliver more coronavirus relief before the election, with differences between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, her Senate Republican rivals and President Donald Trump proving durable despite the glaring needs of the country...
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FILE - This Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 photo shows the Instagram app icon on the screen of a mobile device in New York. Irish privacy regulators have opened two investigations into Instagram over the social media site's handling of children's data. Ireland's Data Protection Commission said on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020 it launched the investigations in September after receiving complaints about the company. Facebook, which owns Instagram, said it's in “close contact” with the commission and is "cooperating with their inquiries.” (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, file)
October 19, 2020 - 3:13 am
LONDON (AP) — Irish privacy regulators have opened two investigations into Instagram over the social media site's handling of young people's personal data. Ireland's Data Protection Commission said it launched the investigations in September after receiving complaints about the company. Facebook,...
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October 19, 2020 - 3:01 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has pushed nearly all Mideast nations into the throes of an economic recession this year, yet some rebound is expected as all but two — Lebanon and Oman — are expected to see some level of economic growth next year, according to a report...
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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, center left, and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc, center right, visit the late President Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House in Hanoi, Vietnam, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Suga is on an official visit to Vietnam. (AP Photo/Minh Hoang, Pool)
October 19, 2020 - 2:59 am
HANOI, Vietnam. (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, in his first overseas summit since taking office last month, agreed with his Vietnamese counterpart to step up defense and security cooperation in the face of China's expanding influence in the region. In talks in Hanoi on Monday, Suga...
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Women eating snack walk by a Chanel cosmetic shop at the capital city's popular shopping mall in Beijing, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. China’s shaky economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is gaining strength as consumers return to shopping malls and auto dealerships while the United States and Europe endure painful contractions.(AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 19, 2020 - 2:50 am
BEIJING (AP) — China’s shaky economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is gaining strength as consumers return to shopping malls and auto dealerships while the United States and Europe endure painful contractions. Growth in the world’s second-largest economy accelerated to 4.9% over a year...
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