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'Raise sick pay' to lower virus health and economic risk

It would manage a "crude" trade-off between lives and jobs as the UK economy reopens, a report says.

Trump stokes Kamala Harris
Trump stokes Kamala Harris 'birther' theory

The president fuels a fringe theory, echoing his past false claims about Barack Obama's origins.

Texas hospitalizations below 7,000 for first time in weeks
Texas hospitalizations below 7,000 for first time in weeks

Texas reported fewer than 7,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients for the first time in six weeks Thursday, but that encouraging sign was clouded by questions over testing as schools reopen and college football teams push ahead with playing this fall. Testing has dropped off in Texas, a trend seen across the U.S. Demand has curtailed to the point that in Austin and Dallas, health officials have expanded eligibility for testing, include those who are asymptomatic.

Asian shares to pause ahead of China data, U.S.
Asian shares to pause ahead of China data, U.S. 'altitude sickness'

Asian shares were set for a largely flat start on Friday as markets weighed a pause in Wall Street's multi-month stock rebound and awaited the release of Chinese economic data later in the session. Australian S&P/ASX 200 futures were down 0.05%, while Japan's Nikkei 225 futures were up 0.06% after the Nikkei 225 index closed up 1.78% at 23,249.61​​​​ on Thursday. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index futures were down 0.13%.

Asian shares to pause ahead of China data, U.S.
Asian shares to pause ahead of China data, U.S. 'altitude sickness'

Asian shares were set for a largely flat start on Friday as markets weighed a pause in Wall Street's multi-month stock rebound and awaited the release of Chinese economic data later in the session. Australian S&P/ASX 200 futures were down 0.05%, while Japan's Nikkei 225 futures were up 0.06% after the Nikkei 225 index closed up 1.78% at 23,249.61​​​​ on Thursday. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index futures were down 0.13%.

Rise in far-right threats against Justin Trudeau, police warn
Rise in far-right threats against Justin Trudeau, police warn

The threats follow a number of security incidents targeting Canadian federal officials.

Mississippi
Mississippi's next state flag could have featured a giant mosquito. 'It's their state,' designer says.

Thomas Rosete created the Mosquito Flag as a joke, but it briefly appeared to have made it to the second round of 147 designs.

Avcorp announces 2020 Second Quarter Financial Results
Avcorp announces 2020 Second Quarter Financial Results

VANCOUVER, BC, Aug. 13, 2020 /CNW/ - Avcorp Industries Inc.

President Trump requests mail-in ballot for upcoming Florida primary, despite rhetoric
President Trump requests mail-in ballot for upcoming Florida primary, despite rhetoric

President Trump and Melania Trump requested vote-by-mail ballots for Florida's primary, according to the Palm Beach County elections website.

Fortnite for Android just got axed from the Google Play Store too
Fortnite for Android just got axed from the Google Play Store too

After Epic Games picked a fight with Apple over the sizable chunk of fees the company takes on transactions in its mobile ecosystem, it looks like the Fortnite developer will be waging a war on two fronts. Epic added a direct payment option to its mobile game early Thursday, prompting Apple to remove Fortnite from the App Store. Now, the Android version of Fortnite has gone missing from Google's own app marketplace too.

Madagascar president
Madagascar president's herbal tonic fails to halt Covid-19 spike
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  • 2020-08-13 23:31:07Z

Cases of Covid-19 in Madagascar quadrupled over a month despite the president pushing an unproven remedy.

Boardwalk Real Estate: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
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  • 2020-08-13 23:30:13Z

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) _ Boardwalk Real Estate Investment Trust (BOWFF) on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The Calgary, Alberta-based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $26.1 million, or 51 cents per share, in the period. Funds from

Bri-Chem Announces 2020 Second Quarter Financial Results
Bri-Chem Announces 2020 Second Quarter Financial Results

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Africa Energy Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results
Africa Energy Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results

VANCOUVER, BC, Aug. 13, 2020 /CNW/ - Africa Energy Corp.

IMPORTANT INVESTOR NOTICE: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Wirecard AG and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm
IMPORTANT INVESTOR NOTICE: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Wirecard AG and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / August 13, 2020 / The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit against Wirecard AG ("Wirecard" or "the Company") (OTC PINK:WCAGY)(OTC PINK:WRCDF) for violations of 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder by the U.

5-Day Deadline Alert: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Endo International plc and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm
5-Day Deadline Alert: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Endo International plc and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / August 13, 2020 / The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class-action lawsuit against Endo International plc ("Endo" or "the Company") (NASDAQ:ENDP) for violations of 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder by the U.

SHAREHOLDER ACTION DEADLINE: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against FirstEnergy Corp. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $500,000 to Contact the Firm
SHAREHOLDER ACTION DEADLINE: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against FirstEnergy Corp. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $500,000 to Contact the Firm

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / August 13, 2020 / The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class-action lawsuit against FirstEnergy Corp.

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. Announces 2020 Second Quarter and Year to Date Financial Results
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. Announces 2020 Second Quarter and Year to Date Financial Results

OAKVILLE, ON, Aug. 13, 2020 /CNW/ - Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.

UN chief hopes Israel-UAE deal can help two-state solution
UN chief hopes Israel-UAE deal can help two-state solution
  • World
  • 2020-08-13 23:28:09Z

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday he hoped the Israel-UAE deal can help realize a two-state solution with the Palestinians for peace in the Middle East.

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. Declares Third Quarter 2020 Preferred Share Dividends
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. Declares Third Quarter 2020 Preferred Share Dividends

OAKVILLE, ON, Aug. 13, 2020 /CNW/ - Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.

What
What's going on with the post office? Here's what we know

Donald Trump has offered conflicting statements about supplementary funding for the U.S. Postal Service.

California court rules Amazon is liable for injuries from defective products
California court rules Amazon is liable for injuries from defective products

Amazon can be held liable like other traditional retailers for injuries from defective products sold via its sprawling e-commerce marketplace, a California stat

Costco Recalls Frozen Cooked Shrimp | Salmonella
Costco Recalls Frozen Cooked Shrimp | Salmonella

If you purchased frozen cooked shrimp from Costco, BJ's Wholesale Club, or Tops (see full list below) between late February and mid-May 2020, throw it out. The Food and Drug Administration said i...

Key Energy Services, Inc. (KEGX) Reports Q2 Loss, Tops Revenue Estimates
Key Energy Services, Inc. (KEGX) Reports Q2 Loss, Tops Revenue Estimates

Key Energy Services, Inc. (KEGX) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 49.15% and 7.25%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Kansas City police arrest alleged killer of 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro, namesake of
Kansas City police arrest alleged killer of 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro, namesake of 'Operation LeGend'
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  • 2020-08-13 23:14:00Z

The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department announced on Thursday the arrest of a suspect in the murder case of 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro, whose tragic killing in late June inspired the namesake for the Justice Department's "Operation Legend" law enforcement initiative. Police charged 22-year-old Ryson Ellis with second-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of armed criminal action, saying in a press release that Ellis fired shots into the apartment where Taliferro was sleeping on the night of June 29.

Fortnite: Apple ban sparks court action from Epic Games
Fortnite: Apple ban sparks court action from Epic Games

Epic Games says it is taking Apple to court over "monopolistic" policies after it banned Fortnite.

Ghislaine Maxwell isolated from other inmates for her own safety: feds
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  • 2020-08-13 23:13:00Z

NEW YORK - Ghislaine Maxwell is being held separately from other inmates at a Brooklyn federal jail for her "safety, security, and the orderly functioning of the facility," prosecutors wrote Thursday. Earlier this week, attorneys for the British socialite requested the Bureau of Prisons transfer

Trump
Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen says to reveal president's 'skeletons' in upcoming book
  • US
  • 2020-08-13 23:12:33Z

"Trump had cheated in the election, with Russian connivance, as you will discover in these pages, because doing anything - and I mean anything - to 'win' has always been his business model and way of life," Cohen writes in the book's foreword, which was published online on Thursday. The 3,700-word foreword does not reveal anything new about Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, and it was not clear if the book would. Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller last year concluded that Russia waged a major campaign to help Trump to victory in 2016.

Africa
Africa's week in pictures: 7- 13 August 2020
  • World
  • 2020-08-13 23:10:11Z

A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.

IMPORTANT INVESTOR NOTICE: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Brookdale Senior Living Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm
IMPORTANT INVESTOR NOTICE: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Brookdale Senior Living Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / August 13, 2020 / The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class-action lawsuit against Brookdale Senior Living Inc.

FINAL DEADLINE APPROACHING: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against J2 Global, Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm
FINAL DEADLINE APPROACHING: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against J2 Global, Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / August 13, 2020 / The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit against J2 Global, Inc.

IMPORTANT INVESTOR NOTICE: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Pilgrim
IMPORTANT INVESTOR NOTICE: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Pilgrim's Pride Corporation and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $1,000,000 to Contact the Firm

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / August 13, 2020 / The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit against Pilgrim's Pride Corporation ("Pilgrim's Pride" or "the Company") (NASDAQ:PPC) for violations of 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder by the U.

The girl who picked up an AK47 to defend her family
The girl who picked up an AK47 to defend her family

An Afghan girl was hailed as a hero, but her story was more complicated than it first looked.

Trump says could give UN speech even if other leaders stay away
Trump says could give UN speech even if other leaders stay away
  • World
  • 2020-08-13 23:04:11Z

US President Donald Trump said Thursday that he wants to give his speech in person to the United Nations at its big annual gathering in September, even if many world leaders are expected to stay away due to the coronavirus.

Robots go their own way deep in the ocean
Robots go their own way deep in the ocean

Firms are building robots that can survey the seabed and underwater structures without human help.

'We were all packed, then they cancelled our holiday'

Hundreds of would-be holidaymakers are finding their bookings have been cancelled at the last minute.

Ford Just Rolled Out 5 New Adventure Bronco Concepts
Ford Just Rolled Out 5 New Adventure Bronco Concepts

The concepts are meant to show off how easy it is to customize the reborn SUV.

Beachworx Joins Startup Okaloosa
Beachworx Joins Startup Okaloosa

DESTIN, FL / ACCESSWIRE / August 13, 2020 / Florida based Beachworx is pleased to announce that it has been tapped to join Startup Okaloosa, the virtual incubator launched by the Economic Development Council (EDC) of Okaloosa County.

Australia's Victoria reports 372 new coronavirus cases, 14 deaths
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  • 2020-08-13 22:59:23Z

Australia's second-most populous state of Victoria on Friday reported 14 deaths from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours and 372 new daily cases. The state a day earlier reported 278 cases, its lowest one-day rise in more than three weeks, and eight deaths. Authorities have been battling to contain

RPT-U.S. seizes Iranian fuel cargoes for first time -WSJ
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  • 2020-08-13 22:58:56Z

The U.S. government has for the first time seized vessels allegedly loaded with Iranian fuel in violation of sanctions imposed by the Trump administration, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing U.S. officials. U.S. prosecutors filed a lawsuit last month to seize the gasoline aboard four

Arrest made in boy's death that sparked federal task force
  • US
  • 2020-08-13 22:58:32Z

A man has been charged in the shooting death of a 4-year-old Kansas City, Missouri, boy whose killing sparked a federal anti-crime task force that has sent hundreds of federal agents to several cities to fight violent crime. Ryson Ellis, 22, of Kansas City, was charged Thursday with second-degree murder

Stimulus checks, jobless aid unlikely for several more weeks as Democrats, White House dig in heels
Stimulus checks, jobless aid unlikely for several more weeks as Democrats, White House dig in heels

As political conventions start next week, negotiations to pass another coronavirus relief package will probably remain stalled until after Labor Day.

Will Barfresh Food Group Inc. (BRFH) Report Negative Q2 Earnings? What You Should Know (Revised)
Will Barfresh Food Group Inc. (BRFH) Report Negative Q2 Earnings? What You Should Know (Revised)

Barfresh Food Group Inc. (BRFH) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

New Jobless Claims Drop Below 1 Million
New Jobless Claims Drop Below 1 Million

The number of new unemployment claims fell below 1 million for this first time since March, the Labor Department announced Thursday.About 963,000 Americans filed for state unemployment benefits for the week ending August 8, a drop of more than 200,000 from the week before. Another 488,000 people filed for benefits through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program created to assist self-employed workers, down 167,000 from the previous week.The number of people receiving some form of unemployment benefits fell by 3.1 million from the week before, but the number is still at an historically high level of 28.2 million. The weekly data bring the total number of unemployment filings since the...

Ex-cop's video captures crowd's horror during Floyd arrest
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  • 2020-08-13 22:52:40Z

Newly released body-camera video from a third officer involved in George Floyd's arrest captures for the first time the growing horror of onlookers who repeatedly pleaded with the officers to get off Floyd. The video made available Thursday comes from fired Officer Tou Thao, one of four former Minneapolis

Women move to forefront of protests sweeping Belarus over disputed election results
Women move to forefront of protests sweeping Belarus over disputed election results

After "Europe's last dictator" claims election win in Belarus, days of protests put spotlight on women.

4-Day Deadline Alert: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Co-Diagnostics, Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm
4-Day Deadline Alert: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Co-Diagnostics, Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / August 13, 2020 / The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class-action lawsuit against Co-Diagnostics, Inc.

ISIS accused of selling fake PPE online to finance terrorism
ISIS accused of selling fake PPE online to finance terrorism
  • US
  • 2020-08-13 22:44:00Z

Their alleged aim is to raise money by offering bogus personal protective equipment at a time of desperate shortages.

Azure Power: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot
  • US
  • 2020-08-13 22:41:07Z

NEW DELHI (AP) _ Azure Power Global Ltd. (AZRE) on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $500,000. The solar power producer posted revenue of $52.2 million in the period. For the current quarter ending in October, Azure Power said it expects revenue in the range of $42.4 million to $45 million

Cop fired for racist Christmas decorations returns to work
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  • 2020-08-13 22:40:48Z

A Minneapolis police officer who was fired for decorating a Christmas tree with racist items has been reinstated through arbitration, a process that makes it difficult to fire officers and has been cited as an obstacle to police reform. The arbitrator ruled that Mark Bohnsack was wrongly terminated

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