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China boosts spending for virus-hit economy, takes up HK law

China boosts spending for virus-hit economy, takes up HK law

BEIJING — China’s No. 2 leader on Friday promised higher spending to revive its pandemic-stricken economy and curb surging job losses but avoided launching a massive stimulus on the scale of the United States or Japan.
ABC renews 19 shows, adds David E. Kelley drama 'Big Sky'

ABC renews 19 shows, adds David E. Kelley drama 'Big Sky'

LOS ANGELES — ABC is bringing back the lion’s share of its series for next season, including “black-ish,” “A Million Little Things” and “The Rookie.

Star college football recruit charged with attempted murder

ACCOKEEK, Md. — A high school football player designated as a star recruit for colleges by ESPN is accused of trying to kill his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend.
Recording Academy records John Prine song for charity

Recording Academy records John Prine song for charity

NASHVILLE — The Recording Academy has released a new recording of John Prine's “Angel From Montgomery" with proceeds going to support the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Muti to conduct classical music's return to Italian stage

SOAVE, Italy — Riccardo Muti will conduct a youth orchestra in an open-air concert launching the annual Ravenna Festival next month in what organizers billed Friday as Italy’s first live classical music performance since its strict lockdown to stop t
China hikes defence spending by 6.6%, lowest rate in years

China hikes defence spending by 6.6%, lowest rate in years

BEIJING — China will increase its defence spending by 6.6% in 2020, the lowest rate in years as it battles an economic crisis brought on by the coronavirus outbreak, the government said Friday.
Trump: US may rethink decision to exit surveillance treaty

Trump: US may rethink decision to exit surveillance treaty

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday that Russian violations make it untenable for the U.S. to stay in a treaty that permits 30-plus nations to conduct observation flights over each other's territory, but he hinted it's possible the U.S.
Deadly cyclone cuts destructive path in India and Bangladesh

Deadly cyclone cuts destructive path in India and Bangladesh

NEW DELHI — Wide swaths of coastal India and Bangladesh were flooded and millions were without power Thursday as Cyclone Amphan, the most powerful storm to hit the region in more than a decade, killed over 80 people and cut a path of destruction that

Man charged in son's death after police chase, crash

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — An Alabama man has been charged in the death of his 15-year-old son, who died in a car crash after the man led officers and a reality television crew on a high speed chase.

Police: 90s TV actress arrested during street racing raid

ATLANTA — An actress with credits from a 90s TV sitcom was among 44 people arrested in Atlanta after police disbanded what they described as an illegal street racing event.