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North Carolina will remain in 'Safer-At-Home' Phase 2 for another 5 weeks

RALEIGH — North Carolina will remain in a “Safer-At-Home” Phase 2 for another five weeks, Gov. Roy Cooper announced at a press conference Wednesday. Read more


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The Latest: Mexico cases up, warns of 'prolonged pandemic'

MEXICO CITY — Mexico has posted 6,717 newly confirmed coronavirus cases, increasing the country’s accumulated total to 469,407. Read more

FAA employees who oversee airplane makers report pressure

Federal employees overseeing Boeing and other aircraft makers say they face pressure from the companies and fear retribution from their own bosses if they raise too many safety concerns, according to a survey of the workers that was delivered to Congress on Friday. Read more


Official: California fixed glitch that backlogged COVID data

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A technical glitch that has plagued the data system the state relies on to make decisions about reopening businesses and schools has been fixed, but it could take up to 48 hours to get the numbers updated, California’s top health official said Friday. Read more


Last-ditch virus aid talks collapse; no help for jobless now

WASHINGTON (AP) — A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money collapsed in disappointment Friday, making it increasingly likely that Washington gridlock will mean more hardship for millions of people who are losing enhanced jobless benefits and further damage for an economy pummeled by the still-raging coronavirus. Read more