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United sending layoff notices to nearly half of US employees

United Airlines will send layoff warnings to 36,000 employees - nearly half its U.S. staff - in the clearest signal yet of how deeply the virus outbreak is hurting the airline industry.
Texas passes 10,000 confirmed new virus cases in single day

Texas passes 10,000 confirmed new virus cases in single day

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas surpassed 10,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day Tuesday for the first time, crossing a sobering milestone rarely seen since the pandemic first hit the U.S. in March.
Coppola and Henson companies get loans for winery, puppetry

Coppola and Henson companies get loans for winery, puppetry

LOS ANGELES — From a godfather of cinema to Kermit the Frog, the U.S. government’s small-business lending program sent money into unexpected corners of the entertainment industry.
Fox's Carlson criticized for saying Democrats hate America

Fox's Carlson criticized for saying Democrats hate America

NEW YORK — Television's most popular political host, Tucker Carlson, says leaders of the Democratic party should be disqualified from running the country because they “despise” it.
'Palm Springs' arrives for the Groundhog Days of quarantine

'Palm Springs' arrives for the Groundhog Days of quarantine

NEW YORK — Though most of the films that have debuted during the pandemic never got to screen for packed movie houses, “Palm Springs” had the kind of premiere filmmakers dream of.
July 14 bail hearing date set for Epstein's ex-girlfriend

July 14 bail hearing date set for Epstein's ex-girlfriend

NEW YORK — Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend will appear remotely by video for a July 14 courthouse arraignment and bail hearing on charges she recruited girls for him to sexually abuse over two decades ago, a judge said Tuesday. U.S.
University of California system names 1st Black president

University of California system names 1st Black president

SAN FRANCISCO — Dr. Michael Drake was chosen Tuesday to be president of the University of California, the first Black leader in the system's 150-year history.
Brazil's President Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Brazil's President Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday he has tested positive for the new coronavirus after months of downplaying its severity while deaths mounted rapidly inside the country.
Victims' family asks for delay of federal inmate's execution

Victims' family asks for delay of federal inmate's execution

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Family members of the victims of an inmate scheduled to be put to death next week asked a federal judge to delay his execution Tuesday, saying the coronavirus pandemic puts them at risk if they travel to attend it.

Marine Corps says Marine shot self on California base

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. — A Marine sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a two-hour standoff with military police Tuesday on a sprawling Marine Corps base in the Southern California desert, military officials said.