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Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods jump 7.3% in June

Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods jump 7.3% in June

WASHINGTON — Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods rose a solid 7.3% in June, the second big monthly gain as manufacturing tries to climb out of a spring slump triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.
Rift between royal brothers laid bare in new book extract

Rift between royal brothers laid bare in new book extract

LONDON — Prince William infuriated Prince Harry when he told his younger brother he should move slowly in his relationship with the former Meghan Markle, fearing that he was being “blindsided by lust,’’ a new book on the Windsors says.
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104

Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104

PARIS — Olivia de Havilland, the doe-eyed actress beloved to millions as the sainted Melanie Wilkes of “Gone With the Wind,” but also a two-time Oscar winner and an off-screen fighter who challenged and unchained Hollywood’s contract system, died Sun

Danish prince undergoes brain surgery in southern France

COPENHAGEN — Prince Joachim, the youngest son of Queen Margrethe of Denmark, has undergone emergency surgery for a blood clot in his brain, the royal palace said.

Confirmed coronavirus cases surpass 100,000 in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia announced Monday that its confirmed number of coronavirus cases has surpassed 100,000, the most in Southeast Asia, as an official said the government still doesn't know when the outbreak will peak.
AP-NORC poll: US course at record low, Trump sinks on virus

AP-NORC poll: US course at record low, Trump sinks on virus

WASHINGTON — With the November election 100 days away, more Americans say the country is heading in the wrong direction than at any previous point in Donald Trump’s presidency, putting the incumbent in a perilous position as his reelection bid agains
Regis Philbin, television personality and host, dies at 88

Regis Philbin, television personality and host, dies at 88

NEW YORK — Regis Philbin, the genial host who shared his life with television viewers over morning coffee for decades and helped himself and some fans strike it rich with the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” has died at 88.
Federal agents use tear gas to clear rowdy Portland protest

Federal agents use tear gas to clear rowdy Portland protest

PORTLAND, Ore. — Thousands of protesters gathered outside the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, into the early hours Saturday, shooting fireworks at the building as plumes of tear gas dispensed by U.S. agents, lingered above.
Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen released from prison again

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen released from prison again

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer was released Friday after a judge ruled that he had been sent back to prison from home confinement as retaliation for his plan to release a book critical of Trump before November’s election.

FAA: Check engines on 737s that could shut down mid-flight

WASHINGTON — Safety regulators issued an emergency order directing airlines to inspect and if necessary replace a critical engine part on popular Boeing 737 jets after four reports of engines shutting down during flights.