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At least $9.7 billion in state bailouts for Air France, KLM

At least $9.7 billion in state bailouts for Air France, KLM

PARIS — The French and Dutch governments announced at least 9 billion euros ($9.7 billion) in bailout money Friday to rescue Air France and KLM, which are fighting for survival as most of their planes are grounded by virus lockdowns around the world.

A sly move: Woman wrestles attacking fox into scalding pot

GRAY, Maine — A fox that was attacking a Maine woman quickly found its goose was cooked when she wrestled into a pot meant for scalding chickens. Eliza Ruth Watson, 37, of Gray, tried to scare the fox away while she was gardening Thursday.
CBO says deficit to reach $3.7 trillion in economic decline

CBO says deficit to reach $3.7 trillion in economic decline

WASHINGTON — A recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic and a burst of government spending on testing, health care and aid to businesses and households will nearly quadruple the government’s budget deficit to $3.
Trump signs $484 billion measure to aid employers, hospitals

Trump signs $484 billion measure to aid employers, hospitals

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed a $484 billion bill Friday to aid employers and hospitals under stress from the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 50,000 Americans and devastated broad swaths of the economy.
US factory orders plunge 14.4% as economy grinds to halt

US factory orders plunge 14.4% as economy grinds to halt

WASHINGTON — Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods plunged 14.4% in March, the second-biggest decline on record. The worse-than-expected slide underscored the severity of the economic impact from the pandemic.

AP-NORC poll: Most losing jobs to virus think they’ll return

WASHINGTON — One out of every four American adults say someone in their household has lost a job to the coronavirus pandemic, but the vast majority expect those former jobs will return once the crisis passes, according to a new poll from The Associat

Kentucky mayor finds woman hiding in his home's cellar

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — A Kentucky mayor said he found a woman hiding in his cellar.
For all the changes, NFL draft kind of looked, well, normal

For all the changes, NFL draft kind of looked, well, normal

For all the uniqueness of this NFL draft, including the angst over a potential communications fiasco, things looked and sounded pretty normal Thursday night. Quarterbacks were in demand.
CDC tells South Dakota pork plant how to operate more safely

CDC tells South Dakota pork plant how to operate more safely

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'The Chi' star arrested for drugs, weapons in Mississippi

'The Chi' star arrested for drugs, weapons in Mississippi

GULFPORT, Miss. — A fired star of the hit Showtime series “The Chi" who was also featured in the Academy Award-nominated film “Straight Outta Compton" has been arrested on drugs and weapons charges on Mississippi's coast.