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FILE - This Dec. 3, 2018, file photo shows homes leveled by the Camp Fire line Valley Ridge Drive in Paradise, Calif. The slow rebuilding of Paradise, the community nearly destroyed two years ago in the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century, was interrupted this week by another killer wildfire. Paradise was spared and other foothill communities bore the brunt, but the flames that turned the sky crimson and sent panicked residents fleeing was a reminder of the dangers that come with rebuilding in a place where fires could come any year. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
September 12, 2020 - 5:02 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — When flames chased Chuck and Janie Dee down the mountain two years ago, they thought they'd never be back. Yet there they were on Sunday, parking a camper next to their dirt lot and the shell of what had been their swimming pool, excited for their role in restoring their...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2020, file photo Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma speaks during an event with President Donald Trump to sign executive orders on lowering drug prices, in the South Court Auditorium in the White House complex in Washington. Private consultants to the federal official who oversees Medicare billed taxpayers almost $6 million in less than two years to bolster her personal image, including efforts to win awards, place her on lists of powerful women and arrange meetings with influential people, a report by congressional Democrats said Thursday, Sept. 10. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
September 10, 2020 - 12:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Private consultants to the federal official who oversees Medicare billed taxpayers almost $6 million in less than two years to bolster her personal image, including efforts to win awards, place her on lists of powerful women and arrange meetings with influential people, a report...
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September 08, 2020 - 2:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase said Tuesday that a number of its employees and customers may have abused the Paycheck Protection Program and other coronavirus stimulus programs. The New York-based bank said it is working with law enforcement in some cases, although in a memo sent to employees it...
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Alberto Zangrillo, Silvio Berlusconi's longtime physician, talks to reporters at the San Raffaele hospital in Milan, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi, who tested positive for COVID-19 this week, has an early-stage lung infection but was breathing on his own Friday after being hospitalized in Milan, his personal physician said. Alberto Zangrillo, who is also on the staff of San Raffaele hospital, where Berlusconi was taken in the early hours of the day, told reporters that test results are reassuring and “makes us optimistic” for his recovery over the next “hours and days.” (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)
September 05, 2020 - 8:03 am
ROME — The personal doctor of Silvio Berlusconi has expressed “cautious but reasonable optimism” for the former Italian leader’s recovery from the coronavirus. The 83-year-old Berlusconi is hospitalized in Milan after testing positive this week. Dr. Alberto Zangrillo said in a written statement...
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A grave digger walks in the COVID-19 section of the cemetery of San Lorenzo Tezonco Iztapalapa on the outskirts of Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
September 04, 2020 - 6:19 pm
MEXICO CITY — The coronavirus pandemic has hit Mexico so hard that the governments of several states ran out of death certificates. Officials said Friday the federal forms started running out about 15 to 20 days ago in at least three states — Baja California, the State of Mexico and Mexico City...
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, during a hybrid hearing, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)
September 01, 2020 - 6:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressed by Democrats to quickly negotiate a new coronavirus relief package, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday the administration remains willing to work on a bipartisan agreement to help small businesses, the unemployed, children and schools. Democratic leaders in...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2020 file photo, Adm. Brett Giroir, U.S. assistant secretary for health, speaks during a House Select Subcommittee hearing on the coronavirus on Capitol Hill in Washington. Federal officials will begin shipping tens of millions of rapid coronavirus tests to state governors this month for use in reopening schools. Giroir, the Trump administration’s top testing official, laid out plans Tuesday, Sept. 1 to distribute some of the 150 million tests ordered from test maker Abbott Laboratories. The federal purchase was first announced last week. (Erin Scott/Pool via AP, File)
September 01, 2020 - 1:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal official said Tuesday the government plans to ship rapid coronavirus tests to assisted living facilities, moving to fill a testing gap for older adults who don’t need the constant attention of a nursing home. Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health Adm...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 29, 2020 file photo, a man walks in front of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. Official figures Tuesday Sept. 1, 2020, shows the unemployment rate across the 19 countries that use the euro currency rose modestly to 7.9% in July as the jobless spike was held down by temporary government job-support programs and the relaxation of some coronavirus containment measures. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
September 01, 2020 - 5:19 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The unemployment rate across the 19 countries that use the euro currency rose modestly to 7.9% in July, official figures showed Tuesday. The number of people losing their jobs has been held down by temporary government job-support programs and the relaxation of some...
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The buildings of the banking district are seen from above after sunset in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
September 01, 2020 - 1:59 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's unemployment rate edged up to 6.4% last month but, as in July, the coronavirus pandemic played no significant role in the increase, the national labor agency said Tuesday. Jobless figures in Europe's biggest economy have been kept down by extensive use of a short-term salary...
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Men buy face masks to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 in Caloocan city, Philippines on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to ease a mild coronavirus lockdown in the capital and four outlying provinces to further reopen the country's battered economy despite having the most reported infections in Southeast Asia. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
August 31, 2020 - 7:38 pm
MANILA, Philippines — Fitness gyms, barber shops and internet cafes were allowed to reopen partly in the Philippine capital Tuesday as the government further eased quarantine restrictions despite the country having the most coronavirus infections in Southeast Asia. President Rodrigo Duterte,...
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