AS TEXAS REVERSES COURSE ON MASKS, GOP DIGS IN ON CONVENTION

AUSTIN, Texas - As Texas began mandating face coverings Friday on the orders of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, his party charged ahead...

VENEZUELA SANCTIONS SET OFF FIGHT FOR 'PLUNDERED' OIL CARGO

MIAMI - For two months, the Malta-flagged oil tanker Alkimos has been quietly floating off the Gulf Coast of Texas, undisturbed by...

 
 
 

NIGERIAN MAN CHARGED WITH CYBER FRAUD AGAINST US COMPANIES

CHICAGO - A Nigerian national appeared in federal court in Chicago Friday accused of orchestrating an international cyber fraud scheme...

MORE FIREWORKS IN AMERICANS' HANDS FOR JULY 4 RAISES RISKS

ATLANTA - For many Americans, the Fourth of July will be more intimate this year. It also could be riskier. Saturday will be unlike...

 
 
 

SECOND WAVE OF VIRUS CLOSURES WALLOPS CALIFORNIA RESTAURANTS

LOS ANGELES - Homayoun Dariyani was training servers and cooks for his soon-to-open gourmet hamburger grill in March when California...

UKRAINE'S PARLIAMENT ACCEPTS CHIEF BANKER'S RESIGNATION

KYIV, Ukraine - Ukraine's parliament on Friday accepted the resignation of the country's top banker, who has stepped down citing political...

 
 
 

TURKEY: PILOTS ON TRIAL OVER GHOSN ESCAPE RELEASED FROM JAIL

ISTANBUL - A Turkish court on Friday released four pilots and a private airline official from jail, pending the outcome of their trial...

CEO OF AILING COMMERZBANK OFFERS TO RESIGN, CHAIRMAN QUITS

BERLIN - Germany's ailing Commerzbank says its chief executive, Martin Zielke, has offered his resignation and its chairman has announced...

 
 
 

MORE FIREWORKS IN AMERICANS' HANDS FOR JULY 4 RAISES RISKS

ATLANTA - For many Americans, the Fourth of July will be more intimate this year. It also could be riskier. Saturday will be unlike...

JULY FOURTH WEEKEND WILL TEST AMERICANS' DISCIPLINE

The U.S. headed into the Fourth of July weekend with many parades and fireworks displays canceled, beaches and bars closed, and health...

 
 
 

GROUP OPPOSED TO 5G NETWORKS TARGETS CYPRUS' MOBILE ANTENNAS

NICOSIA, Cyprus - A small group of people who oppose 5G mobile telephone technology is likely responsible for arson attacks against...

POLAND WANTS GENEROUS EU BUDGET FOR CENTRAL EUROPE

WARSAW, Poland - Polish President Andrzej Duda said Friday that the European Union's budget for the next seven years should be generous...

 
 
 

GERMANY'S DAIMLER TO START TALKS ON SALE OF PLANT IN FRANCE

BERLIN - German automaker Daimler said Friday it plans to start talks on selling its plant in Hambach, France, where it has made the...

THE LATEST: MIAMI MAYOR SETS CURFEW, CLOSES SOME BUSINESSES

MIAMI - The mayor of Florida's most populous county has issued a new overnight curfew and will close some businesses that reopened...

 
 
 

VATICAN WATCHDOG SEES RECORD COOPERATION LEVELS DESPITE RAID

The Vatican's financial watchdog agency has reported record levels of internal cooperation despite being thrown into turmoil in October...

QUARANTINE-FREE TRAVEL FROM U.K. TO CYPRUS TO START AUG. 1

NICOSIA, Cyprus - Cyprus' beleaguered tourism sector got some good news after the government announced on Friday that travelers from...

 
 
 

POLAND WANTS GENEROUS EU BUDGET FOR CENTRAL EUROPE

WARSAW, Poland - Polish President Andrzej Duda said Friday that the European Union's budget for the next seven years should be generous...

SPAIN SETS ASIDE ANOTHER $56 BILLION FOR AILING COMPANIES

MADRID - The Spanish government announced Friday it is making available another 50 billion euros in aid for companies struggling to...

 
 
 

CHINA SENDS WARNING TO INDIA AMID BORDER CLASH FALLOUT

BEIJING - China on Friday warned India against making a “strategic miscalculation” following a bloody clash last month between forces...

MERKEL SAYS 'EVERY DAY COUNTS' IN PASSING EU RECOVERY FUND

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed Friday for a quick agreement on a recovery fund aimed at pulling the European Union...

 
 
 



California enters July 4 weekend with many beaches closed

California enters July 4 weekend with many beaches closed

LOS ANGELES - California headed into the Fourth of July weekend Friday under classic sunny summer skies and new health orders that temporarily put many popular beaches... Read more ...

Correction: Venezuela-Oil Cargo Seizure story

Correction: Venezuela-Oil Cargo Seizure story

MIAMI - In a story on June 30, 2020, The Associated Press erroneously reported that prosecutors in Greece opened a preliminary criminal investigation against ship owner... Read more ...

Kansas sees worst 2-week COVID-19 spike since pandemic began

Kansas sees worst 2-week COVID-19 spike since pandemic began

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas reported another big increase in confirmed coronavirus cases Friday, capping its worst two-week spike since the pandemic began and coming as a statewide... Read more ...

EU diplomats say they barely considered letting Americans in for Europe's...

EU diplomats say they barely considered letting Americans in for Europe's reopening: 'The US was never going to make it'

The US was left off the European Union's list of countries allowed to enter the bloc when it reopened borders on Wednesday. Three EU diplomats told NBC News on Thursday that US... Read more ...

`Huge bummer': July Fourth will test Americans' discipline

`Huge bummer': July Fourth will test Americans' discipline

The U.S. headed into the Fourth of July weekend with many parades and fireworks displays canceled, beaches and bars closed, and health authorities warning that this will be a... Read more ...

If you barbecue on July 4th, you're building on a Black American legacy

If you barbecue on July 4th, you're building on a Black American legacy

Dearly beloved, we are gathered in this moment to celebrate the culinary union of barbecue (a.k.a. barbeque, bar-b-que, bar-b-q, and BBQ) and Independence Day (a.k.a. July 4 or... Read more ...

How Businesses Can Support Customers During COVID-19 with Content

How Businesses Can Support Customers During COVID-19 with Content

We're all feeling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as individuals and business owners. In this unusual time, communication is more important than ever before. You have to... Read more ...

R&D Roundup: Tech giants unveil breakthroughs at computer vision summit

R&D Roundup: Tech giants unveil breakthroughs at computer vision summit

Computer vision summit CVPR has just taken place, and like other CV-focused conferences, there are quite a few interesting papers. More than I could possibly write up... Read more ...

What to watch this July Fourth weekend on Disney+, Netflix, and more

What to watch this July Fourth weekend on Disney+, Netflix, and more

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today . Between traditional television... Read more ...

We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck AI transport firm CitySwift used...

We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck AI transport firm CitySwift used to raise $2 million in seed funding

AI transport logistics firm CitySwift has raised more than $2 million in a funding round backed by Irelandia Investments and Ace Venture Capital. The Irish firm's transport... Read more ...