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US unemployment drops unexpectedly to a still-high 13.3%

US unemployment drops unexpectedly to a still-high 13.3%

WASHINGTON — U.S. unemployment dropped unexpectedly in May to 13.
Unemployment rate falls to 13.3%, US adds 2.5 million jobs

Unemployment rate falls to 13.3%, US adds 2.5 million jobs

WASHINGTON — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 13.3% in May from 14.7%, and 2.5 million jobs were added — a surprisingly positive reading in the midst of a recession that has paralyzed the economy in the wake of the viral pandemic.
Ex-Dodgers star Carl Crawford arrested on assault charge

Ex-Dodgers star Carl Crawford arrested on assault charge

HOUSTON — Former Los Angeles Dodgers star Carl Crawford has been arrested after his former girlfriend accused him of assaulting her during an argument over a man she had begun dating.
`Get your knee off our necks!': Floyd mourned in Minneapolis

`Get your knee off our necks!': Floyd mourned in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS — Celebrities, musicians and political leaders gathered in front of George Floyd's golden casket Thursday for a fiery memorial service for the man whose death at the hands of police sparked global protests, with a civil rights leader decl
NYPD boss wants calm after stabbing, other attacks on cops

NYPD boss wants calm after stabbing, other attacks on cops

New York City police are trying to determine if Wednesday's ambush stabbing of an officer in Brooklyn was inspired by anti-police sentiments expressed during days of protests and unrest over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Commissioner Derm
Attorneys: 2 ex-cops charged in Floyd's death were rookies

Attorneys: 2 ex-cops charged in Floyd's death were rookies

MINNEAPOLIS — Two of three Minneapolis police officers accused of aiding and abetting in the death of George Floyd were rookies barely off probation when a more senior white officer ignored the black man's cries for help and pressed a knee into his n
Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran as part of deal

Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran as part of deal

WASHINGTON — A U.S.
European Central Bank nearly doubles pandemic support scheme

European Central Bank nearly doubles pandemic support scheme

FRANKFURT — The European Central Bank has boosted its pandemic emergency support program by an unexpectedly large 600 billion euros to 1.35 trillion euros ($1.
Health official: No new COVID-19 cases from Missouri parties

Health official: No new COVID-19 cases from Missouri parties

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. — No additional cases of the new coronavirus have been reported stemming from the crowded pool parties at Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks over the Memorial Day weekend, the state's top health official said.
U.S. trade gap rises to $49.4 billion in April

U.S. trade gap rises to $49.4 billion in April

WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit hit the highest level in eight months in April. Exports and imports both posted record monthly drops as the coronavirus pandemic smothered America's commerce with other countries. The gap between what the U.S.