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Work starts in Montana on disputed Canada-US oil pipeline

Work starts in Montana on disputed Canada-US oil pipeline

BILLINGS, Mont. — A Canadian company said Monday that it's started construction on the long-stalled Keystone XL oil sands pipeline across the U.S.
Lufthansa retires big jets, says rebound could take years

Lufthansa retires big jets, says rebound could take years

FRANKFURT — German airline group Lufthansa said it was permanently removing some of its large aircraft from service and reducing capacity for the long term, saying it will take years for demand for air travel to return to levels seen before the coron
UK's Johnson in ICU, was given oxygen in battling virus

UK's Johnson in ICU, was given oxygen in battling virus

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in stable condition with the coronavirus Tuesday in a hospital intensive care unit, where he was given oxygen but was breathing on his own without a ventilator, officials said.

German court proposes ending trial over fatal music festival

BERLIN — A German court on Tuesday proposed ending a criminal trial resulting from a fatal mass panic at the 2010 Love Parade techno music festival, citing questions over when the proceedings could resume in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Employers posted solid job openings before virus shutdowns

Employers posted solid job openings before virus shutdowns

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers posted a healthy number of job openings in February, evidence that the job market was in decent shape before the viral outbreak brought the economy to a near standstill.
'Modern Family' cast shares memories as series finale nears

'Modern Family' cast shares memories as series finale nears

LOS ANGELES — The group crying began after the final scene of the last episode of ABC’s “Modern Family” was taped — with the notable exception of Ed O’Neill, who plays patriarch Jay Pritchett.
Wisconsin moves forward with election despite virus concerns

Wisconsin moves forward with election despite virus concerns

MADISON, Wis. — Voters in Wisconsin will face a choice Tuesday of participating in a presidential primary election or heeding warnings from public health officials to stay away from large crowds during the coronavirus pandemic.
Virus deaths slow in places, but British premier gets worse

Virus deaths slow in places, but British premier gets worse

NEW YORK — The steep rise in coronavirus deaths appeared to be levelling off Monday in hard-hit New York, echoing a trend underway in Italy and Spain, while the crisis escalated alarmingly in Britain, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to i
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to the intensive care unit of a London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened Monday, just a day after he was admitted for what were said to be routine tests Johnson was admitted to St
Honor Blackman, who played Bond's Pussy Galore, dies at 94

Honor Blackman, who played Bond's Pussy Galore, dies at 94

NEW YORK — Honour Blackman, the potent British actress who took James Bond's breath away as Pussy Galore in “Goldfinger" and who starred as the leather-clad, judo-flipping Cathy Gale in “The Avengers,” has died. She was 94.