The Latest: Filipino leader says US unrest hurts virus fight
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The Latest: Filipino leader says US unrest hurts virus fight

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says that he is glad “Filipinos are really law-abiding” and that the Philippines is not going through unrest like America, which would make the coronavirus quarantine enforcement formidable

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Asia Today: 39 new cases in S. Korea; China defends record
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Asia Today: 39 new cases in S. Korea; China defends record

South Korea has reported 39 new cases of the coronavirus as infections continued to spike after rigid social distancing rules were relaxed

UK vaccine summit calls for freely available virus vaccine
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UK vaccine summit calls for freely available virus vaccine

A vaccine summit has raised billions of dollars to immunize children in developing countries as experts wrestle with how any potential vaccine against the coronavirus might be distributed globally and fairly

PG&E behind on promises to ease effect of power shut-offs
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PG&E behind on promises to ease effect of power shut-offs

California’s chief utility regulators and a Pacific Gas & Electric executive are testifying that the utility is behind on installing devices meant to ease the severity of power shut-offs during potential wildfires

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Federal court rejects EPA approval of widely used herbicide

A federal appeals court in San Francisco says the government must revoke its approval of a widely used weed killer that has damaged other crops and turned neighbor against neighbor in some farm communities

JC Penney closing 154 stores in first post-bankruptcy phase
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JC Penney closing 154 stores in first post-bankruptcy phase

NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney said Thursday that it will start closing 154 of its stores next week in what it is calling the first phase of its efforts to shrink its footprint.


The Plano, Texas-based retailer said it could take about 10 to 16 weeks to complete the closures. A list of the stores closing was published on Penney's website.


Penney filed for bankruptcy protection last month, making it the biggest retailer to do since the coronavirus pandemic forced non-essential stores to be shut down temporarily. J.Crew and Neiman Marcus sought bankruptcy protection days before J.C. Penney. All three were laden with debt and had trouble connecting with shoppers, who are increasingly skipping the mall and shopping online.


As part of its bankruptcy reorganization, Penney said it planned to permanently close nearly a third of its 846 stores in the next two years. That would leave it with just over 600 locations.

Google: State-backed hackers targeted Trump, Biden campaigns
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Google: State-backed hackers targeted Trump, Biden campaigns

Google said state-backed hackers have targeted the campaigns of both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, although its saw no evidence that the phishing attempts were successful

Coronavirus strands merchant ship crews at sea for months
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Coronavirus strands merchant ship crews at sea for months

Countries across the world have imposed lockdowns, shut borders and suspended international flights to curb the spread of the new coronavirus

Washington state gets back millions in stolen jobless aid
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Washington state gets back millions in stolen jobless aid

Washington officials say they believe they have recovered about half of the hundreds of millions in unemployment benefits paid to criminals who used stolen identities to file claims during the coronavirus pandemic

California Legislature, governor at odds over budget deficit
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California Legislature, governor at odds over budget deficit

California lawmakers and Gov. Gavin Newsom do not agree yet on how to close the state's $54.3 billion budget deficit