With Victories in 7 states, Biden Closes in on Nomination

Washington D.C. (AP) Joe Biden has taken a big step toward winning enough delegates to be the Democratic presidential nominee. The former vice president swept the seven states that conducted presidential primaries on Tuesday. Those victories have put hundreds more delegates in Biden’s corner ahead of the summer nominating convention. He could lock down the…

Unrest Overshadows Peaceful US Protests for Another Night

Washington D.C. (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters have again taken to the streets across America. Peaceful demonstrations Sunday against police killings of black people have been overshadowed by unrest that quickly ravaged cities from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. A truck driver drove into demonstrators in Minneapolis nearly a week after George Floyd pleaded…

US layoffs climb to 41 million, despite business reopenings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roughly 2.1 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week despite the gradual reopening of businesses around the country, bringing the running total since the coronavirus shutdowns took hold in mid-March to about 41 million. The government figures underscore the continuing damage to businesses and livelihoods from the outbreak that has now…