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Asian shares mixed amid dismal earnings, Wall Street slump

Asian shares mixed amid dismal earnings, Wall Street slump

TOKYO — Asian shares were mixed Wednesday as reports of dismal company earnings add to pessimism over the widespread economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.
States resist mask rules as Midwest virus uptick stirs alarm

States resist mask rules as Midwest virus uptick stirs alarm

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US officials: Russia behind spread of virus disinformation

US officials: Russia behind spread of virus disinformation

WASHINGTON — Russian intelligence services are using a trio of English-language websites to spread disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, seeking to exploit a crisis that America is struggling to contain ahead of the presidential election in
Barr defends aggressive federal response to protests

Barr defends aggressive federal response to protests

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr defended the aggressive federal law enforcement response to civil unrest in America as he testified for the first time before the House Judiciary Committee, pushing back against angry, skeptical Democrats wh
Iran missiles target fake carrier as US bases go on alert

Iran missiles target fake carrier as US bases go on alert

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard launched missiles Tuesday targeting a mock aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a drill that included such a barrage of fire the U.S.
'Watchmen' leads charge for Emmy nominations relevance

'Watchmen' leads charge for Emmy nominations relevance

LOS ANGELES — “Watchmen,” cloaked in superhero mythology and grounded in real-world racism, received a leading 26 nominations Tuesday for the prime-time Emmy Awards.
Venice Film Festival unveils selections for September fete

Venice Film Festival unveils selections for September fete

The American frontier drama “The World to Come,” the Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren comedy-drama “The Duke,” Gia Coppola’s “Mainstream,” and the Shia LaBeouf and Vanessa Kirby drama “Pieces of a Woman” are among the films set to premiere at the Venic
Partial list of Emmy nominees in top categories

Partial list of Emmy nominees in top categories

LOS ANGELES — Partial list of nominees for the annual prime-time Emmy Awards, announced Tuesday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. For the complete list, visit Emmys.
In reversal, CES gadget show won't be in-person after all

In reversal, CES gadget show won't be in-person after all

NEW YORK — CES, one of the world’s biggest technology conferences, will be a virtual event in January due to the coronavirus pandemic, a reversal from May when organizers said it would go on as a smaller gathering in Las Vegas.
Depp lawyer says Amber Heard lied during tabloid libel case

Depp lawyer says Amber Heard lied during tabloid libel case

LONDON — Johnny Depp’s high-stakes libel case against a British tabloid that accused him of assaulting ex-wife Amber Heard wrapped up Tuesday in a London court, with the star’s lawyer calling Heard “a compulsive liar” and claiming that Depp was the r