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Mel Gibson has recovered after coronavirus hospitalization

Mel Gibson has recovered after coronavirus hospitalization

LOS ANGELES — Mel Gibson spent a week in a Los Angeles hospital in April after testing positive for COVID-19, his representative said Friday. The 64-year-old actor and director has completely recovered and is doing “great” according to the rep.
AP-NORC poll: Nearly half say job lost to virus won't return

AP-NORC poll: Nearly half say job lost to virus won't return

WASHINGTON — Nearly half of Americans whose families experienced a layoff during the coronavirus pandemic now believe those jobs are lost forever, a new poll shows, a sign of increasing pessimism that would translate into roughly 10 million workers n
China tells US to close Chengdu consulate in growing spat

China tells US to close Chengdu consulate in growing spat

BEIJING — China ordered the United States on Friday to close its consulate in the western city of Chengdu, ratcheting up a diplomatic conflict at a time when relations have sunk to their lowest level in decades.

Branson tries to find affordable housing for the homeless

BRANSON, Mo. — It was a windy day in early June, and Cecelia Dardnella McGrath had spent much of the morning crying.

Beijing partly reopens movie theatres as virus declines

Beijing partially reopened movie theatres Friday as the threat from the coronavirus continues to recede in China’s capital. Cinemas in parts of the city deemed at low risk of cross-infection began admitting moviegoers under social distancing rules.
Charges dropped against Thai Red Bull heir in fatal crash

Charges dropped against Thai Red Bull heir in fatal crash

BANGKOK — Prosecutors in Thailand have dropped all charges against a Thai heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune who was accused of killing a Bangkok police officer in a 2012 car crash, officials said Friday. Police Lt. Col.

Critic of Chinese leader expelled from party on graft charge

BEIJING — The former chairman of a state-owned real estate company who publicly criticized President Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party and will be prosecuted on corruption charges, the
Malaysia affirms social media users exempt from license rule

Malaysia affirms social media users exempt from license rule

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia made an embarrassing U-turn on Friday after a minister sparked a furor over his announcement that all video production, including those on social media, must be licensed amid a row with news broadcaster Al-Jazeera.

Journalist held for 6 years gains New Zealand refugee status

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A journalist who fled Iran and then exposed Australia's degrading treatment of asylum-seekers while being held against his will for six years has been granted refugee status in New Zealand.
Trump calls off Florida segment of GOP National Convention

Trump calls off Florida segment of GOP National Convention

WASHINGTON — Bowing to the coronavirus threat, President Donald Trump on Thursday scrapped plans for a four-night Republican National Convention celebration in Florida that had been set to draw more than 10,000 people to a pandemic hot spot to mark h