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Factory shutdowns near WWII demobilization levels in US

WASHINGTON — American industry collapsed in March as the pandemic wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy. Manufacturing and overall industrial production posted the biggest declines since the United States demobilized after World War II.
Obama endorses Biden as the best leader for 'darkest times'

Obama endorses Biden as the best leader for 'darkest times'

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden on Tuesday, giving the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee a boost from the party’s biggest fundraiser and one of its most popular figures.

Trump adviser interview helps '60 Minutes' to top of ratings

LOS ANGELES — A contentious interview with White House adviser Peter Navarro over the administration's response to the coronavirus helped “60 Minutes” earn the top spot in the ratings for the third time this season.

'Diesel Brothers' TV show appeals air pollution fine

OGDEN, Utah — The stars of the “Diesel Brothers” reality TV show are appealing a federal court ruling requiring them to pay $848,000 to the U.S. government and a Utah county over pollution law violations. U.S.
Death toll soars after NYC counts 'probable' fatalities

Death toll soars after NYC counts 'probable' fatalities

NEW YORK — The official death toll from the coronavirus soared in New York City on Tuesday after health authorities began including people who probably had COVID-19, but died without ever being tested.
In shutdown, a glimpse of life without movie theatres

In shutdown, a glimpse of life without movie theatres

NEW YORK — Jennifer Page jokes that four months in, this decade is already the worst of her life. A server at a nearby resort, she’s out of work due to the pandemic.

Organizer calls off publishing convention BookExpo for 2020

NEW YORK — BookExpo, the publishing industry's annual national convention, has been called off for this year.

Armed men seize, release tanker off Iran by Strait of Hormuz

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Armed men boarded a Hong Kong-flagged tanker ship Tuesday off the coast of Iran near the crucial Strait of Hormuz, holding the ship for a short time before releasing it amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.

Alex Trebek memoir to debut July 21, just before he turns 80

NEW YORK — Alex Trebek, diagnosed last year with stage four pancreatic cancer, has written a memoir. Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday that “The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life” will come out July 21, the day before his 80th birthday.
North Korea fires barrage of missiles from ground and air

North Korea fires barrage of missiles from ground and air

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — A barrage of North Korean missiles fired from the ground and fighter jets splashed down on the waters off the country’s east coast on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, a show of force on the eve of a key state annivers