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Kansas governor vetoes limits on her power but loosens rules

Kansas governor vetoes limits on her power but loosens rules

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Pandemic probe: Brazil police raid Rio governor's residence

Pandemic probe: Brazil police raid Rio governor's residence

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian police targeted a staunch opponent of President Jair Bolsonaro's push to lift measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in one of the world's disease hot spots, searching the residence of the Rio de Janeiro state governor
Consumer confidence up slightly but remains near 6-year low

Consumer confidence up slightly but remains near 6-year low

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence inched up this month, showing signs of stabilizing, but remained near a six-year low in the face of the widespread business shutdowns that have sent the economy into recession.
New this week: Lady Gaga, 'Space Force,' Ghibli films on HBO

New this week: Lady Gaga, 'Space Force,' Ghibli films on HBO

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
Latam Airlines seeks bankruptcy protection as travel slumps

Latam Airlines seeks bankruptcy protection as travel slumps

BANGKOK — Latam Airlines, South America’s biggest carrier, sought U.S. bankruptcy protection Tuesday as it grapples with a sharp downturn in air travel sparked by the coronavirus pandemic.
Under-fire UK government aide Cummings has Johnson's loyalty

Under-fire UK government aide Cummings has Johnson's loyalty

LONDON — Dominic Cummings helped Boris Johnson win power by pitting the people against the elite. Johnson’s Conservative administration has branded itself “the People’s Government.
JK Rowling publishes first chapters of new story online

JK Rowling publishes first chapters of new story online

LONDON — JK Rowling is publishing a new story called “The Ickabog,” which will be free to read online to help entertain children and families stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
US new-home sales post slight gain in April

US new-home sales post slight gain in April

BALTIMORE — U.S. new home sales ticked up 0.6% in April, a surprising gain amid the coronavirus outbreak that hints at the relative health of potential buyers.
Stormy weather puts damper on SpaceX's 1st astronaut launch

Stormy weather puts damper on SpaceX's 1st astronaut launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Stormy weather is threatening to delay SpaceX’s first astronaut launch.
US home price gains quickened in March as sales plunged

US home price gains quickened in March as sales plunged

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices accelerated in March even though sales plummeted, as those Americans still house shopping were forced to bid for a sharply diminished supply of homes. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 3.