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Patriots owner Kraft cleared of massage parlor sex charge

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will not face trial on charges he paid for massage parlor sex.

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Trump niece files suit saying family cheated her of millions

President Donald Trump’s niece has followed up her best selling tell-all book with a lawsuit alleging that Trump and two of his siblings cheated her out of tens of millions of dollars.

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Sir Harold Evans, crusading publisher and author, dies at 92

Sir Harold Evans, the charismatic publisher, author and muckraker who was a bold-faced name for decades for exposing wrongdoing in 1960s London to publishing such 1990s best-sellers as “Primary Colors,” has died, his wife said Thursday.

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Jobless claims at 870,000 as fraud and backlogs cloud data

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid rose slightly last week to 870,000, a historically high figure that shows that the viral pandemic is still squeezing restaurants, airlines, hotels and many other businesses six months after it first erupted.

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California is ready to pull the plug on gas vehicles

California plans to ban the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks in 15 years.

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Utility equipment eyed as possible source of fire near LA

Federal investigators are looking into whether a huge wildfire near Los Angeles was sparked by Southern California Edison utility equipment.

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Post office defends on claims that cuts threaten election

Officials from six states and the District of Columbia have asked a federal judge to halt what they say are slowdowns at the U.S. Postal Service that threaten the upcoming presidential election.

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Nursing homes lead list of reported Kansas COVID-19 clusters

Nearly half of the places reported by Kansas as linked to active coronavirus clusters of five or more cases are nursing homes.

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As virus surges, critics say UK hasn’t learned from mistakes

Britain bungled its response to the coronavirus the first time around.

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UK announces new plan to help workers hit by pandemic

Britain’s treasury chief has announced a new income support program for workers hurt by the coronavirus pandemic as the government races to prevent widespread layoffs when earlier employer subsidies end next month.

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Wildfires taint West Coast vineyards with taste of smoke

Smoke from the West Coast wildfires has tainted grapes in some of the nation’s most celebrated wine regions.

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The Latest: Greece hospital workers request staff for surge

State hospital workers in Greece staged a protest outside the country’s Health Ministry to demand increased hiring and staff support amid a surge in coronavirus infections.

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Missouri crowds amid pandemic prompt real-life ‘Footloose’

With bars and nightclubs limiting capacity and closing early in the St. Louis area due to the coronavirus pandemic, neighboring establishments in St. Charles are seeing large and unruly crowds.

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Springfield hospitals nearing capacity due to COVID-19 surge

Hospitals in Missouri’s third-largest city are approaching capacity due to a continuing surge of coronavirus cases.

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US stocks rise as volatility continues to dominate

U.S. stocks are rising in Thursday afternoon trading, as volatility continues to be the dominant force in Wall Street’s tumultuous September.

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Union nurses say they have deal at U of Illinois Hospital

Union nurses at the University of Illinois Hospital say they have reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract.

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Records: Mail delivery lags behind targets as election nears

Data obtained by The Associated Press shows Postal Service districts across the nation are missing the agency’s own standards for on-time delivery as millions of Americans prepare to vote by mail.

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Apple’s smaller rivals unite to fight iPhone app store rules

Spotify and the makers of Fortnite and Tinder are taking on Apple and Google as part of a newly formed coalition calling for “fair treatment” in the way the tech giants run their app stores.

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Grains mostly lower, livestock higher

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Palm oil labor abuses linked to world’s top brands, banks

An Associated Press investigation into the invisible workforce of millions of laborers toiling in the palm oil industry in Malaysia and Indonesia found many of them suffering from various forms of exploitation — the most serious including child labor, outright slavery and allegations of rape.

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Rite Aid tops Street 2Q expectations, revises forecast

Rite Aid topped Wall Street expectations for the fiscal second quarter and gave a revised annual forecast, one quarter after withdrawing it due to COVID-19 uncertainty.

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