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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2017 file photo, actor and entrepreneur Ashton Kutcher appears at the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Thursday, April 23, 2020 that the state's $26 million contract with Utah companies to increase coronavirus testing was developed after she got unsolicited advice from Iowa native Kutcher. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP File)
April 23, 2020 - 2:40 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s governor said the state’s $26 million contract to increase coronavirus testing was reached after she acted on a tip from actor Ashton Kutcher, a revelation that increased skepticism about the no-bid deal. Critics of Gov. Kim Reynolds said they were puzzled by the...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 file photo, vaping devices are displayed at a store in New York. On Thursday, April 23, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said that a federal court accepted its request to push back the May 12 deadline to submit vaping product applications to Sept. 9. The agency said the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed preparations to meet the deadline for both companies and FDA staff. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 23, 2020 - 11:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Electronic cigarette companies will have four additional months to submit their products for government review because of delays tied to the coronavirus outbreak. The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that a federal court accepted its request to push back the May 12...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 27, 2020 file photo, chef Amandine Chaignot waits for customers as she turns her restaurant into a shop to sell vegetables during the lockdown of coronavirus, in Paris. European Union leaders are preparing for a new virtual summit, which will take place Thursday, April 23, 2020, to take stock of the damage the coronavirus has inflicted on the lives and livelihoods of the bloc's citizens and to thrash out a more robust plan to revive their ravaged economies. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
April 23, 2020 - 2:12 am
LONDON (AP) — A closely watched survey of economic activity across the 19-country eurozone suggests that the single currency bloc is contracting at a quarterly rate of 7.5% as a result of the lockdowns put in place by governments to get a grip on the coronavirus pandemic. Financial information firm...
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April 22, 2020 - 10:15 am
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — PG&E Corp. CEO Bill Johnson will step down from his job just 14 months after the nation's largest utility hired him to rescue it from a financial mess caused by a history of negligence and to change a corporate culture that emphasized profits over safety, the company...
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FILE - This Jan. 29, 2010, file photo shows the company logo and view of Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif. Netflix picked up nearly 16 million global subscribers during the first three months of the year, helping cement its status as one of the world's most essential services in times of isolation or crisis. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
April 21, 2020 - 4:43 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Netflix picked up nearly 16 million global subscribers during the first three months of the year, helping cement its status as one of the world's most essential services in times of isolation or crisis. The quarter spanned the beginning of stay-at-home orders in the U.S. and...
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April 21, 2020 - 10:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The next “Hunger Games” book is coming out next month, and a movie version is now being planned. Lionsgate is working on an adaptation of Suzanne Collins' “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,” a prequel to her three “Hunger Games” novels that will be released May 19. Collins'...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2020, file photo, a Pacific Gas & Electric truck is parked in San Francisco. California regulators are being advised to approve PG&E's plan for getting out of bankruptcy with new controls designed to prevent a recurrence of the utility's past bad behavior that has resulted in deadly wildfires, infuriating blackouts and high electricity rates. If approved, a proposed decision issued Monday, April 20, 2020, by Administrative Law Judge Peter Allen will enable PG&E to clear another key hurdle in its frantic race to end one of the most complex bankruptcy cases in U.S. history by June 30. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
April 20, 2020 - 5:33 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California regulators are being advised to approve Pacific Gas & Electric's plan to emerge from bankruptcy with new controls designed to prevent a recurrence of the utility's past bad behavior that has resulted in deadly wildfires, infuriating blackouts and high...
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April 20, 2020 - 4:00 pm
The latest results of the joint testing done by the NFL and the players' union was released Monday, concluding a comprehensive new testing method that went beyond examining only new helmet models joining the market this year. As the NFL and NFLPA continue to evolve testing around what are the best...
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A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
April 20, 2020 - 1:35 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Kentucky coach John Calipari’s foundation helping charities provide COVID-19 pandemic relief has received a $1 million donation. The Hall of Fame coach recently began his “Coffee With Cal” video series on Facebook...
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In this , Friday, April 17, 2020 photo junior director Christine Lang of the "Wernecker brewery" stands in the brewhouse of the brewery in Werneck, Germany. Due to the impact of the coronavirus the traditional brewery has to close 400 years after its foundation. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
April 19, 2020 - 6:07 am
WERNECK, Germany (AP) — The Werneck Brewery has survived a lot: world wars, economic crises and decades of declining beer consumption. But after 400 years in existence it has finally met a challenge it can't overcome: the coronavirus outbreak. The brewery, which traces its history to 1617 and has...
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