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Naked men and drunks: England assesses the reopening of pubs

LONDON -- It seems to have been more like a typical Saturday night than a drunken New Year's Eve. The reopening of pubs in England...

Gig workers face shifting roles, competition in pandemic

NEW YORK -- There were the two-hour, unpaid waits outside supermarkets when San Francisco first started to lock down, on top of the heavy...

Scholastic CEO talks civil unrest, pandemic

When the pandemic shut down U.S. schools nationwide in March, Scholastic Corp. immediately offered a free online learning hub for millions families with kids By ANNE...

Mercedes to recall 660,000 vehicles in China for oil leak

Mercedes-Benz will recall more than 660,000 vehicles in China later this year for a possible oil leak By The Associated Press July 5, 2020, 6:18 AM 1 min...

Lucky Brand files for bankruptcy, has offer to sell company

Blue jeans retailer Lucky Brand is filing for bankruptcy protection and blaming its troubles partly on the coronavirus, which caused the temporary closure of...

Stimulus money could pose dilemmas in nursing homes

Nursing home residents are among the Americans getting $1,200 checks as part of the U.S. plan to revive the economy By CANDICE CHOI Associated Press July 4,...

Across Sun Belt, hopes for economy give way to renewed fears

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- At the beginning of March, Joey Conicella and Alex Marin were riding high. Their new Orlando restaurant, Hungry Pants, had...

UK scraps quarantine for some visitors as pubs set to reopen

LONDON -- Boris Johnson wants a haircut and a beer. Like millions of other Britons, the prime minister will be able to have a trim...

July Fourth weekend will test Americans’ discipline

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

German lawmakers approve plan to phase out use of coal

Germany’s lower house of parliament has voted to pass new legislation finalizing the country’s long-awaited phase-out of coal, over objections from environmental groups the...