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Alibaba fined $2.8 billion on competition charge in China

Alibaba fined $2.8 billion on competition charge in China

BEIJING — Alibaba Group, the world’s biggest e-commerce company, was fined 18.3 billion yuan ($2.
Explosive eruption rocks volcano on Caribbean's St. Vincent

Explosive eruption rocks volcano on Caribbean's St. Vincent

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — An explosive eruption rocked La Soufriere volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent on Friday after the government ordered thousands to evacuate their homes nearby.
Medical examiner blames police pressure for Floyd's death

Medical examiner blames police pressure for Floyd's death

MINNEAPOLIS — The chief medical examiner who ruled George Floyd’s death a homicide testified Friday that the way police held him down and compressed his neck “was just more than Mr. Floyd could take,” given the condition of his heart. Dr.
Countries worldwide hit new records for virus cases, deaths

Countries worldwide hit new records for virus cases, deaths

Ambulances filled with breathless patients lined up in Brazil as nations around the world set new records Thursday for COVID-19 deaths and new coronavirus infections. The disease surged even in some countries that have kept the virus in check.
'Nothing less than a giant': Rapper-actor DMX dies at 50

'Nothing less than a giant': Rapper-actor DMX dies at 50

NEW YORK — DMX, the iconic hip-hop artist behind the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” whose distinctively gruff voice and thoughtful messages in his rhymes made him one of rap’s biggest stars, has died, according to a family st
Philip, defined by role of husband to British queen, dies

Philip, defined by role of husband to British queen, dies

LONDON — Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday. He was 99.
Airlines pull Boeing Max jets to inspect electrical systems

Airlines pull Boeing Max jets to inspect electrical systems

Airlines pulled dozens of Boeing Max 737s out of service for inspections after the aircraft maker told them about a possible electrical problem, the latest setback for the plane. Boeing said Friday that the issue affected planes used by 16 airlines.

Mrs. World gives up crown after onstage melee in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The reigning Mrs. World on Friday relinquished her title while defending her decision to pull the crown off the head of this year's Mrs.
Study: Facebook delivers biased job ads, skewed by gender

Study: Facebook delivers biased job ads, skewed by gender

Facebook is showing different job ads to women and men in a way that might run afoul of anti-discrimination laws, according to a new study.
Nurse, capturing the feeling of a nation, gets stuck in mud

Nurse, capturing the feeling of a nation, gets stuck in mud

BOSTON — Camille Coelho just wanted to take a stroll on the beach and look for some sea glass. Instead, the Massachusetts nurse ended up feeling the way so many have felt during the pandemic: she was stuck in the mud.