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Orders for US big-ticket factory goods surge 15.8% in May

WASHINGTON — Orders to American factories for big-ticket goods rebounded last month from a disastrous April as the U.S. economy began to slowly reopen.
Thiem apologizes for playing in Djokovic's tennis event

Thiem apologizes for playing in Djokovic's tennis event

VIENNA — Third-ranked tennis player Dominic Thiem apologized Thursday for taking part in an exhibition series hosted by Novak Djokovic in which four players tested positive for the coronavirus.
Congo announces end to 2nd deadliest Ebola outbreak ever

Congo announces end to 2nd deadliest Ebola outbreak ever

BENI, Congo — Eastern Congo marked an official end Thursday to the second deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, which killed 2,280 people over nearly two years, as armed rebels and community mistrust undermined the promise of new vaccines.
Vote to extend Putin's rule faces little protest in Russia

Vote to extend Putin's rule faces little protest in Russia

MOSCOW — They’ve offered prizes ranging from gift certificates to cars and apartments. They’ve put up billboards and enlisted celebrities to urge a “yes” vote.
Mongolian People's Party retains strong parliament majority

Mongolian People's Party retains strong parliament majority

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia — The Mongolian People’s Party retained a strong parliamentary majority, preliminary election results showed Thursday, as the U.S.

3 charged after medical examiner rules teen’s death homicide

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Three staff members of a Michigan youth centre have been charged in the death of a Black teenager who died while being restrained after throwing a sandwich, Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting announced Wednesday.
3 men indicted on murder charges in killing of Ahmaud Arbery

3 men indicted on murder charges in killing of Ahmaud Arbery

ATLANTA — Three white men have been indicted on murder charges in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man fatally shot while running in a neighbourhood near Georgia's coast.
Heading to these 3 states? Quarantine might be in the cards

Heading to these 3 states? Quarantine might be in the cards

New York, Connecticut and New Jersey asked Wednesday for travellers from states with high coronavirus infection rates to go into quarantine for 14 days in a bid to preserve hard-fought gains as caseloads rise elsewhere in the country.
Slavery advocate's statue removed in South Carolina

Slavery advocate's statue removed in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The historic South Carolina city of Charleston removed a symbol of its legacy on Wednesday, after crews laboured night and day to take away a statue honouring John C. Calhoun, an early U.S.
Tucson police chief offers resignation after man's death

Tucson police chief offers resignation after man's death

PHOENIX — The Tucson, Arizona, police chief on Wednesday offered his resignation two months after a 27-year-old man died while handcuffed and placed face-down, resulting in the resignation of three officers the chief said had violated department poli