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Air maintenance firms, manufacturers plan for $60 billion in lost sales

World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 12:25am
Maintenance firms and spare parts producers who keep airplanes running are bracing for a decline of up to 75% in sales this year - and more pain to follow - as airlines park or retire thousands of aircraft due to the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 cases surge in Oklahoma, other states ahead of Trump's Tulsa rally

World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 12:21am
Several U.S. states including Oklahoma reported a surge in new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, days before a planned campaign rally for President Donald Trump in Tulsa that would be the nation's largest indoor social gathering in three months.

Exclusive: Massive spying on users of Google's Chrome shows new security weakness

World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 12:07am
A newly discovered spyware effort attacked users through 32 million downloads of extensions to Google's market-leading Chrome web browser, researchers at Awake Security told Reuters, highlighting the tech industry's failure to protect browsers as they are used more for email, payroll and other sensitive functions.

Trump administration proposes rolling back protections for big tech

World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 11:35pm
The U.S. Justice Department proposed on Wednesday that Congress take up legislation to curb protections big tech platforms like Alphabet's Google and Facebook have had for decades, a senior official said, following through on President Donald Trump's bid to crack down on tech giants.

Top U.S, China diplomats meet in Hawaii amid frayed ties

World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 11:19pm
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met China's top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, in Hawaii on Wednesday amid a deep deterioration of ties between the strategic rivals, their first face-to-face meeting since last year.

U.S. weekly jobless claims remain high, second wave of layoffs blamed

World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 11:06pm
A second wave of layoffs amid weak demand and fractured supply chains is likely keeping new U.S. applications for unemployment benefits elevated, supporting views that the economy faces a long and difficult recovery from the COVID-19 recession.

Trump says U.S. will not lock down again amid rising coronavirus cases

World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 10:56pm
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States would not close businesses again as several states reported rising numbers of new coronavirus infections.

China tells U.S. to stop interfering in its affairs, work to repair relations

World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 10:48pm
China's top diplomat told his U.S. counterpart that Washington needed to respect Beijing's positions on key issues, halt its interference in issues such as Hong Kong, Taiwan and Xinjiang and work to repair bilateral relations.

Atlanta police officer charged with murder in shooting death of Rayshard Brooks

World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 10:34pm
An Atlanta police officer was charged on Wednesday with murder for the shooting death last week of Rayshard Brooks in a fast-food parking lot, while a fellow officer facing lesser charges has agreed to testify against his colleague.

U.S., China discuss need for full transparency to fight coronavirus

World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 10:27pm
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi on Wednesday and discussed the need for full transparency and information sharing between the two nations to combat the coronavirus pandemic and prevent future outbreaks.

China says it must improve hygiene in markets after Beijing outbreak

World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 10:25pm
Low standards of hygiene in China's wholesale food markets and vulnerabilities in its food supply chain need to be urgently addressed after a new coronavirus outbreak in Beijing, a leading body of the ruling Communist Party said.

Global stocks retreat on rising second wave fears

World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 10:18pm
Asian stocks and Wall Street futures fell on Thursday as spiking coronavirus cases in some U.S. states and China crushed hopes of a quick global economic comeback from the pandemic.

China says top diplomat Yang held constructive talks with Pompeo

World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 10:09pm
China said on Thursday its top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held constructive discussions during their meeting in Hawaii and that the two sides agreed to continue engagement and communication.

Trump asked China to help him win in 2020, offered 'favors to dictators,' Bolton says

World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 10:07pm
In a withering behind-the-scenes portrayal, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton accused him of sweeping misdeeds that included explicitly seeking Chinese President Xi Jinping's help to win re-election.

Trump signs bill pressuring China over Uighur Muslim crackdown

World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 9:47pm
China threatened retaliation after U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions over the repression of China's Uighurs, as excerpts from a book by his former national security adviser alleged he had approved of their mass detention.

Heavy fog may have disoriented pilot in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash: NTSB

World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 9:43pm
The pilot of a helicopter that crashed outside Los Angeles in January, killing basketball great Kobe Bryant, his daughter and all seven others on board, likely became disoriented in the fog, federal investigators said on Wednesday.

Defectors prepare packages to send to North Korea despite growing tensions

World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 9:37pm
A North Korean defector-led group on Thursday prepared hundreds of plastic bottles stuffed with rice which they plan to float into North Korea, despite a legal challenge from South Korean authorities and threats from Pyongyang.

China warns of countermeasures in response to U.S. Uighurs law

World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 9:27pm
China on Thursday warned of countermeasures in response to U.S. President Donald Trump signing legislation calling for sanctions over the repression of China's Uighur Muslims, demanding that Washington stop interfering in its affairs.

Atlanta prosecutors hope to persuade jury to second-guess officer who shot Brooks

World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 9:08pm
Prosecutors seeking to convict Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe for murder in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks must try to persuade jurors to do something they rarely do - second guess split-second police decisions.

Republican Sen. Scott unveils police reforms, Democrats push for broader changes

World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 12:44pm
U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled a law enforcement reform bill on Wednesday as a rival to more sweeping Democratic legislation, as Congress sought to curb racial discrimination and police abuses three weeks after the death of George Floyd.