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UK public debt breaches 2 trillion-pound mark for first time

UK public debt breaches 2 trillion-pound mark for first time

LONDON — Britain's government debt has breached the 2 trillion-pound ($2.6 trillion) mark for the first time after heavy borrowing to support the economy during the coronavirus pandemic.

US home sales spike an unprecedented 24.7% in July

SILVER SPRING, Md. — U.S. home sales rose an unprecedented 24.7% in July as extraordinarily low mortgage rates, and a desire for more space in the pandemic, fuel demand.
After 5 months, AMC Theaters reopens its doors, cautiously

After 5 months, AMC Theaters reopens its doors, cautiously

BOROUGH OF WEST HOMESTEAD, Pa. — The doors to the AMC Waterfront 22 were locked. They had been for five months, along with most indoor theatres in the U.S. because of COVID-19.
Venice Film Festival to require face masks during screenings

Venice Film Festival to require face masks during screenings

ROME — The Venice Film Festival, the first major in-person cinema showcase of the COVID-19 era, is requiring participants to wear face masks during screenings and take a coronavirus test if they are arriving from outside Europe.
Wisconsin election officials: Kanye off presidential ballot

Wisconsin election officials: Kanye off presidential ballot

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin election officials decided Thursday to keep rapper Kanye West off the battleground state's presidential ballot in November because his campaign turned his nomination papers moments after the deadline.
Carol Burnett seeks to be guardian of teen grandson

Carol Burnett seeks to be guardian of teen grandson

LOS ANGELES — Carol Burnett is seeking to become the legal guardian of her teenage grandson as his mother struggles with substance abuse.
Turkey discovers large natural gas reserve off Black Sea

Turkey discovers large natural gas reserve off Black Sea

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced the discovery of a large natural gas reserves off the Black Sea coast, days after he promised “good news” that would usher in a “new era” for the energy dependent country.
Navalny's medevac from Russia to Germany in limbo

Navalny's medevac from Russia to Germany in limbo

MOSCOW — Family and allies of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who remains in a coma in a Siberian hospital, were fighting for his transfer to a German clinic on Friday as local doctors insisted the politician is too unstable to be medevaced
Barr: Feds to appeal ruling, seek death for Boston bomber

Barr: Feds to appeal ruling, seek death for Boston bomber

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will seek to reinstate a death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man who was convicted of carrying out the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, Attorney General William Barr said Thursday.
Minnesota wins NBA draft lottery, rights to No. 1 pick

Minnesota wins NBA draft lottery, rights to No. 1 pick

The NBA draft lottery was delayed three months. The Minnesota Timberwolves are certainly feeling like the wait was worthwhile. The Timberwolves won the lottery Thursday night, giving them the No. 1 pick.