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Netflix delves into the 'human side' of Challenger disaster

Netflix delves into the 'human side' of Challenger disaster

NEW YORK — Many Americans have vivid memories of Jan. 28, 1986. That was the day the space shuttle Challenger exploded over a chilly Florida, just seconds after liftoff.
Federal Reserve to meet after sharp changes to its outlook

Federal Reserve to meet after sharp changes to its outlook

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve policymakers will meet this week for the first time since they significantly revised the Fed's operating framework in ways that will likely keep short-term interest rates near zero for years to come.
Cracks start to show in UK jobs market as unemployment rises

Cracks start to show in UK jobs market as unemployment rises

LONDON — Unemployment in the U.K. edged up in July even though large parts of the economy reopened after the coronavirus lockdown, a signal that the jobless rate is set to spike higher when a government salary-support scheme ends in the autumn.
Sheriff: Fleeing suspect abandons winning lottery ticket

Sheriff: Fleeing suspect abandons winning lottery ticket

CANTON, Ga. — A suspect in Georgia left his good luck behind when he abandoned a winning lottery ticket while fleeing sheriff's deputies.
Navalny posts hospital photo of himself, plans Russia return

Navalny posts hospital photo of himself, plans Russia return

BERLIN — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Tuesday posted a picture of himself from his hospital bed in Germany where he's recuperating from being poisoned with a nerve agent, wryly joking about being able to breathe on his own.
US tariffs on China ruled to be illegal by world trade body

US tariffs on China ruled to be illegal by world trade body

GENEVA — The World Trade Organization said Tuesday that Trump administration tariffs on Chinese goods totalling more than $200 billion are illegal under the rules of the global trade body.
US industrial production growth slows, up 0.4% in August

US industrial production growth slows, up 0.4% in August

WASHINGTON — U.S. industrial production slowed to a modest increase of 0.4% in August, far weaker than the strong bounce back recorded in previous months when factories were coming back to life. The slight uptick followed gains of 3.5% in July and 6.
UN enlists slew of celebrities for film on global issues

UN enlists slew of celebrities for film on global issues

TANZANIA, Tanzania — The United Nations has enlisted a slew of celebrities including multi-Grammy winner Beyoncé, actor Don Cheadle and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai for a film promoting actions to tackle the world’s biggest issues from
Legal advocates line up on both sides of Bill Cosby's appeal

Legal advocates line up on both sides of Bill Cosby's appeal

PHILADELPHIA — Legal advocates are lining up on both sides of actor Bill Cosby’s appeal as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court prepares to review his 2018 sex assault conviction.
John Boyega quits perfume ambassador role over Chinese ad

John Boyega quits perfume ambassador role over Chinese ad

LONDON — Black actor John Boyega has stepped down from his role as a global ambassador for perfume brand Jo Malone after the company decided to hire a Chinese actor to replace him in an ad he created.