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DOJ: Reality star spent emergency loan on Rolex, Rolls Royce

ATLANTA — A reality TV star in Atlanta used an emergency loan from the federal government to lease a Rolls Royce, make child support payments and purchase $85,000 worth of jewelry, authorities said Wednesday.
Virus spikes could emerge weeks after US economic reopenings

Virus spikes could emerge weeks after US economic reopenings

U.S. states are beginning to restart their economies after months of paralyzing coronavirus lockdowns, but it could take weeks until it becomes clear whether those reopenings will cause a spike in COVID-19 cases, experts said Wednesday.
Wisconsin high court tosses out governor's stay-home order

Wisconsin high court tosses out governor's stay-home order

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Gov. Tony Evers' coronavirus stay-at-home order Wednesday, ruling that his administration overstepped its authority when it extended the mandate for another month without consulting legislators.
Virus restrictions fuel anti-government 'boogaloo' movement

Virus restrictions fuel anti-government 'boogaloo' movement

SILVER SPRING, Md. — They carry high-powered rifles and wear tactical gear, but their Hawaiian shirts and leis are what stand out in the crowds that have formed at state capital buildings to protest COVID-19 lockdown orders.
Nassar-related case dismissed against ex-university chief

Nassar-related case dismissed against ex-university chief

DETROIT — A judge dismissed criminal charges Wednesday against former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon, who was accused of lying to investigators in 2018 as they tried to learn what she knew years earlier about sexual assault compla

This dad's daughter got her own college graduation ceremony

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Xavier University's cancellation of its graduation ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic didn't stop one Tennessee senior from walking across the stage.
Powell warns of a possible sustained recession from pandemic

Powell warns of a possible sustained recession from pandemic

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell warned Wednesday of the threat of a prolonged recession resulting from the viral outbreak and urged Congress and the White House to act further to prevent long-lasting economic damage.
UN forecasts pandemic to shrink world economy by 3.2%

UN forecasts pandemic to shrink world economy by 3.2%

TANZANIA, Tanzania — The United Nations forecast Wednesday that the COVID-19 pandemic will shrink the world economy by 3.2% this year, the sharpest contraction since the Great Depression in the 1930s. The U.N.
Paul Manafort released from prison due to virus concerns

Paul Manafort released from prison due to virus concerns

WASHINGTON — Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's onetime presidential campaign chairman who was convicted as part of the special counsel's Russia investigation, has been released from federal prison to serve the rest of his sentence in home confinement due
Happy golfers, anxious commuters as England eases lockdown

Happy golfers, anxious commuters as England eases lockdown

LONDON — The sound of crisply struck golf balls could be heard in England for the first time in nearly two months as courses reopened Wednesday, part of a modest easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions.