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Weekend protest coverage boosts cable news viewership

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 3:51pm

For many Americans, the unrest sweeping through several cities this past weekend was reason enough to stay home and watch it on television.

Eagles' Don Henley asks Congress to change copyright law

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 3:32pm

Eagles songwriter Don Henley urged Congress on Tuesday to “Take It to the Limit” to protect artists against online pirating, wading into a copyright fight pitting Hollywood and the recording industry against big tech platforms like Google’s YouTube.

Tech-rights group sues Trump to stop social-media order

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 3:04pm

A tech-focused civil liberties group on Tuesday sued to block President Donald Trump's executive order that seeks to regulate social media, saying it violates the First Amendment and chills speech.

Zoom booms as pandemic drives millions to its video service

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 2:46pm

Zoom Video Communications is rapidly emerging as the latest internet gold mine as millions of people flock to its conferencing service to see colleagues, friends and family while tethered to their homes during the pandemic.

Bell, Telus give 5G contracts to Europeans, Huawei shut out

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 2:42pm

Two of Canada’s three major telecommunication companies announced Tuesday they’ve decided not to use Chinese tech giant Huawei for their next-generation 5G wireless network.

Experts watch as Rio de Janeiro economy starts to reopen

Diane Jeantet, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 2:40pm

Rio de Janeiro, one of the cities worst hit by COVID-19 in Brazil, slowly started to reopen on Tuesday, more than two months after non-essential businesses were forced to shut down in order to limit the spread of the new coronavirus.

Recent college grads benefiting from impact of landmark ADA

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 2:39pm

Recent college graduates with disabilities are as likely as their peers without disabilities to hold jobs, according to a national survey that suggests they have benefited from coming of age under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Police chief: More than 2,700 arrests in Los Angeles so far

John Antczak, Brian Melley and Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 2:32pm

More than 2,700 people have been arrested since protests and violence began in Los Angeles in response to the death of George Floyd.

LA pizza shop weathers pandemic, takes beating from vandals

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 2:13pm

After his Los Angeles pizza shop was crippled for two months by the coronavirus pandemic, Bobby Alt reopened Saturday excited to finally dish out slices to customers in person. By the time he closed for the night, he feared the worst for his little business.

New York City contact tracers start, reach out to 600 people

Marina Villeneuve, Karen Matthews and Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 12:31pm

New York City contact tracers hired to contain the spread of the coronavirus reached out to all of the roughly 600 people who tested positive for the virus citywide on Monday, the first day of the program, and succeeded in reaching more than half of them, officials said Tuesday.

Update on the latest in business:

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 11:34am

Stock indexes are trading mostly higher on Wall Street, despite deepening unrest across the U.S., as investors hope that the gradual lifting of lockdown provisions will help economies recover from the damage caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

With Italy at risk, Europe Central Bank could boost stimulus

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 10:59am

The European Central Bank could soon expand its anti-pandemic stimulus program to more than a trillion euros, giving it more firepower to keep the virus crisis from sliding into a new financial crisis for the 19 countries that use the euro.

Virginia county pulls officers from DC after Trump photo-op

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 10:24am

A county in northern Virginia pulled its officers out of the District of Columbia Monday night after they played a supporting role in clearing protesters from a park outside the White House so the president could walk to a church for a photo opportunity.

UN appeal for urgent Yemen aid falls $1B short amid virus

Aya Batrawy and Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 10:12am

A United Nations appeal Tuesday for countries to fund emergency aid in Yemen, where more than five years of war have collapsed the country's health care system, raised $1.35 billion — a billion dollars short of what aid agencies needed.

Virus leaves the US travel industry struggling to recover

Josh Boak and David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 10:09am

about 8,500 jobs between them. Delta has launched an early-retirement offer and warns of layoffs if there aren’t enough takers. Those moves don’t include the tens of thousands of union pilots and flights attendants who are likely to be furloughed in October,

Greek tourism minister says all foreign visitors welcome

Elena Becatoros, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 9:10am

Greece is preparing to admit tourists from all over the world this summer but will be adhering to the advice of health experts to ensure it remains a safe destination in terms of coronavirus exposure, the country’s tourism minister said Tuesday.

Paris cafes, restaurants partially reopen post-lockdown

Thomas Adamson and Thibault Camus, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 8:02am

Parisians who have been cooped up for months with takeout food and coffee can savor their steak tartare in the fresh air and cobbled streets of the City of Light once more — albeit in smaller numbers.

UK study finds minorities at higher risk of COVID-19 death

Pan Pylas and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 7:18am

People from ethnic minorities have died from COVID-19 in larger relative numbers in England than their white compatriots, according to a study published by health authorities Tuesday.

NY mayor: 8 p.m. curfew all week after post-protest mayhem

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 6:22am

New York's mayor extended an 8 p.m. curfew all week in hopes of stopping destruction that continued overnight despite the city's efforts to stop protests over George Floyd's death from devolving into lawless mayhem.