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Worldwide grief: Death toll from coronavirus tops 1 million

The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus has eclipsed 1 million.

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Worldwide death toll from coronavirus eclipses 1 million

The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus has eclipsed 1 million.

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3 killed in Northern California wildfire; thousands flee

Northern California’s wine country was blanketed by fire again Monday as strong winds fanned flames in the already scorched region, destroying homes and prompting evacuation orders for nearly 70,000 people.

Business

Former ComEd vice president pleads guilty in bribery scheme

A former ComEd vice president has pleaded guilty to his role in what prosecutors say was a bribery conspiracy in which the energy utility sought legislative support from one of Illinois’ most powerful Democrats, House Speaker Michael Madigan.

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Trump facing devastating debt load? Experts say not so fast

President Donald Trump reportedly must pay back more than $300 million in loans over the next four years, raising the possibility his lenders could face an unprecedented situation should he win a second term and not be able to raise the money: foreclosing on the leader of the free world.

Business

Mississippi coastal city to give employees 4.5% raise

Employees in one Mississippi coastal city are getting a raise beginning Nov. 1.

Business

St. Louis police rack up $14M in overtime, audit finds

An audit has found that St. Louis police spent nearly $14 million on overtime while struggling to fill 100 vacant positions.

Business

The Dallas Morning News editor resigning after 6-year tenure

Mike Wilson is resigning after six years as editor of The Dallas Morning News.

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GOP senators praise Trump pick ahead of confirmation fight

Republican senators praised President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, during a day of meetings on Capitol Hill.

Business

California’s wine country residents face fire fatigue

Thousands of California’s weary wine country residents are confronting yet another devastating wildfire.

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The Latest: Kamala Harris previews Biden’s focus for debate

Kamala Harris says her running mate, Joe Biden, will share his vision for tackling the coronavirus and rebuilding the nation’s economy during his presidential debate against President Donald Trump.

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Disney to lay off 28,000 at its parks in California, Florida

The Walt Disney Co. is planning to lay off 28,000 workers in its theme parks division in California and Florida.

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The Latest: Missouri sees spike in virus hospitalizations

The number of people hospitalized with the novel coronavirus has nearly tripled in areas outside of Missouri’s two largest metropolitan areas since the state reopened for business in mid-June.

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Bereft of scripted shows, opening week ratings down for TV

With the coronavirus having thrown a halt to the production of most dramas and comedies, television ratings for the first week of the fall season were way down compared to last year.

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Unfriendly skies: Airline workers brace for mass layoffs

About 40,000 workers in the airline industry are facing layoffs on Thursday unless Congress comes up with another aid package.

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Stocks end lower ahead of first debate between Trump, Biden

Stocks ended with moderate losses Tuesday as investors waited for the first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

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Alabama lifts pandemic restriction on bar hours

Alabama alcohol regulators have lifted restrictions on bar and restaurant operating hours that were imposed in the summer to stem the spread of the new coronavirus.

Business

House approves bill to combat doping in horse racing

The House has approved a bill to create national medication and safety standards for the horse racing industry to discourage use of performance-enhancing drugs that can lead to horse injuries and deaths.

Business

Texas officials: No earlier concerns after microbe found

Texas officials say water samples taken earlier this year from a Houston-area community didn’t raise any concerns before the detection of a deadly, microscopic parasite.

Business

California sues US regulator in bid to deter ‘ghost guns’

California’s attorney general is suing the Trump administration in an effort to crack down on so-called “ghost guns” that can be built from parts with little ability to track or regulate the owners.

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Synnex: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot

Synnex: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot.