Big Tech props up Wall Street as S&P 500 closes winning July

NEW YORK – Big Tech continues to steamroll through the pandemic, but much of the rest of Wall Street is struggling Friday, leaving stock indexes mixed. The S&P 500 was up 0.4% in late trading after flipping between small gains and losses earlier. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 61 points, or 0.2%, at …

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One Man’s COVID-19 Death Raises The Worst Fears Of Many People With Disabilities

Enlarge this image Melissa Hickson says no one asked her husband Michael, shown here with stepdaughter Mia, if he wanted to keep getting treatment. “He would say: ‘I want to live. I love my family and my children … that’s the reason for the three years I have fought to survive,’” she says. Melissa Hickson …

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Overdose deaths in Yukon this year double last year’s total toll

WHITEHORSE—Yukon’s health minister says 13 people fatally overdosed between January and mid-July, more than double the number for all of last year. Pauline Frost says most of the deaths are linked to opioids as street drugs become more toxic because of a disruption of the regular supply during the pandemic. Frost says the territory will …

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Coronavirus FAQ: Cases Are Spiking Again In Hong Kong. What Are They Doing About It?

Enlarge this image New rules in Hong Kong require everyone to wear a mask in all outdoor places or face a $650 fine. Above: A masked woman stretches out a public park. Also: The maximum number of people allowed at a public gathering is … 2. Miguel Candela/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Gett hide caption toggle caption …

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Nova Scotia man faces murder charge in death of 85-year-old woman in Dartmouth

HALIFAX—A Nova Scotia man has been charged in the death of an 85-year-old woman who was found in her home earlier this month. Sixty-two-year-old Richard George Willis of Truro was arrested Thursday and is to appear in provincial court in Dartmouth at a later date to face charges of first-degree murder and break-and-enter. The charges …

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In Florida, COVID-19 Death Toll Keeps Rising

Enlarge this image People relax on the beach in Miami Beach, Fla. on Tuesday amid the coronavirus pandemic. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images For the fourth day in a row, Florida set a new record for the number of COVID-19 deaths. 257 deaths were reported Friday …

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Oklahoma murder suspect escapes 12th floor cell using sheets

OKLAHOMA CITY – A murder suspect escaped the Oklahoma County jail in Oklahoma City early Friday by using sheets tied together to climb down the outside of the building from a 12th floor cell, authorities said. Pablo Robledo, 34, who was being held on a first-degree murder charge, and his cellmate escaped by breaking a …

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Hong Kong Delays Elections For A Year, Citing Coronavirus Pandemic

Enlarge this image Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, shown here arriving for a news conference in Hong Kong on Friday, is delaying the region’s legislative elections by a year. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption toggle caption Kin Cheung/AP Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam is delaying the region’s legislative elections by a year, citing a …

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Fauci optimistic COVID-19 vaccine will be widely available

WASHINGTON – Once a coronavirus vaccine is approved as safe and effective, Americans should have widespread access within a reasonable time, Dr. Anthony Fauci assured lawmakers Friday. Appearing before a House panel investigating the nation’s response to the pandemic, Fauci expressed “cautious” optimism that a vaccine would be available, particularly by next year. “I believe, …

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New Coronavirus Testing Technologies Advance Toward Production

Enlarge this image The federal government is giving out funds to develop seven new testing technologies which could increase testing capacity around the U.S. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption toggle caption Charles Krupa/AP Americans continue to wait in long lines to get tested for the coronavirus. Many then face frustration and anxiety waiting days — sometimes …

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