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Thousands in Bangladesh protest against French cartoons

Thousands in Bangladesh protest against French cartoons

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Around 10,000 people in Bangladesh rallied in the South Asian nation's capital on Tuesday to protest France's president and his staunch support of secular laws that deem caricatures depicting the Prophet Muhammad as protected unde
BP reports 3Q earnings plunge amid falling demand

BP reports 3Q earnings plunge amid falling demand

LONDON — BP plc says third-quarter earnings plunged 96% as the COVID-19 pandemic reduced energy prices and demand.
One more huge chip deal in 2020; AMD buys Xilinx for $35B

One more huge chip deal in 2020; AMD buys Xilinx for $35B

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Advanced Micro Devices is buying Xilinx for $35 billion in an all-stock deal that will combine the two Silicon Valley chip makers and accelerate an already rapid-fire pace of mergers and buyouts in the industry.
UK judge to rule Nov 2 on Depp's libel suit against tabloid

UK judge to rule Nov 2 on Depp's libel suit against tabloid

LONDON — A British judge will rule next week on whether Johnny Depp was libelled by a tabloid newspaper that branded him a wife-beater — an accusation his lawyer called a “reputation-destroying, career-ending” false allegation.
Entertainers discuss disability representation in Hollywood

Entertainers discuss disability representation in Hollywood

It’s an old cliche that if an actor wants to win an Oscar, he or she should consider playing a character with a disability.
September orders for big-ticket manufactured goods up 1.9%

September orders for big-ticket manufactured goods up 1.9%

WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods rose a better-than-expected 1.9% in September with a key category that tracks business investment showing a solid gain as well.

200-pound tortoise is back home after escaping Alabama pen

SARDIS CITY, Ala. — A 200-pound tortoise named Sparkplug that escaped from a pen in Alabama is back home after a journey across two counties and at least one soybean field.
Barrett confirmed by Senate for Supreme Court, takes oath

Barrett confirmed by Senate for Supreme Court, takes oath

WASHINGTON — Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, with Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative co
Can I celebrate Halloween during the pandemic?

Can I celebrate Halloween during the pandemic?

Can I celebrate Halloween during the pandemic? Yes, but probably not like you normally would.
Female football star sues for schools to offer girls' teams

Female football star sues for schools to offer girls' teams

SALT LAKE CITY — Sam Gordon's staggering football skills made her famous at age 9. But they didn't make her fully welcome on the field.