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Beckham Son Brooklyn is Engaged to Actress Nicola Peltz

Beckham Son Brooklyn is Engaged to Actress Nicola Peltz

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 13
Brooklyn Beckham, son of retired soccer superstar David Beckham and fashion designer Victoria Beckham, and American actress Nicola Peltz have announced they're engaged.

Families Of Health Workers Killed By COVID Fight For Denied Workers' Comp Benefits

Families Of Health Workers Killed By COVID Fight For Denied Workers' Comp Benefits

NEWS | By Melissa Bailey, Christina Jewett | Jul 13
As the COVID toll climbs, sick workers and families of the dead face another daunting burden: fighting for benefits from workers' compensation systems that, in some states, are stacked against them.

As Virus Rages in US, New York Guards Against Another Surge

As Virus Rages in US, New York Guards Against Another Surge

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Jennifer Peltz, Michael R. Sisak, Marina Villeneuve | Jul 13
As coronavirus rages out of control in other parts of the U.S., New York is offering an example after taming the nation's deadliest outbreak this spring — while also trying to prepare in case another surge comes.

Kelly Preston, Actor and Wife of John Travolta, Dies at 57

Kelly Preston, Actor and Wife of John Travolta, Dies at 57

NEWS | Jul 13
Kelly Preston, who played dramatic and comic foil to actors ranging from Tom Cruise in "Jerry Maguire" to Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Twins," died Sunday, husband John Travolta said. She was 57.

Russian Constitution Change Ends Hopes for Same-Sex Marriage

Russian Constitution Change Ends Hopes for Same-Sex Marriage

NEWS | Jul 13
The possibility for Russian same-sex couples to one day marry vanished on July 1 when voters approved a package of constitutional amendments, one of them stipulating that marriage is only between a man and a woman.

Conservative Polish President Wins 2nd Term After Tight Race

Conservative Polish President Wins 2nd Term After Tight Race

NEWS | By Vanessa Gera | Jul 13
Polish President Andrzej Duda, a conservative who ran a campaign with homophobic and anti-Semitic overtones, narrowly won a second five-year term in a bitterly fought weekend election, defeating the liberal Warsaw mayor.

2020 Watch: How Many More Americans Will Die from COVID-19?

2020 Watch: How Many More Americans Will Die from COVID-19?

NEWS | By Steve Peoples | Jul 13
Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign.

Activists Seek to Decriminalize 'Magic' Mushrooms in DC

Activists Seek to Decriminalize 'Magic' Mushrooms in DC

NEWS | By Ashraf Khalil | Jul 13
Voters in the nation's capital might face a November ballot initiative that would decriminalize psilocybin "magic" mushrooms and other natural psychedelics like mescaline.

Exit Poll: Duda Leads Poland's Tight Presidential Runoff

Exit Poll: Duda Leads Poland's Tight Presidential Runoff

NEWS | By Vanessa Gera and Monika Scislowska | Jul 13
A late exit poll in Poland's presidential runoff Sunday showed the conservative, populist incumbent, Andrzej Duda, leading against the liberal, pro-Europe mayor of Warsaw.

Joe Biden Wins Democratic Primary in Puerto Rico

Joe Biden Wins Democratic Primary in Puerto Rico

NEWS | Jul 13
Joe Biden won the Democratic presidential primary in Puerto Rico on Sunday.


News

Coronavirus Surge in Eastern Europe Prompts New Restrictions

Coronavirus Surge in Eastern Europe Prompts New Restrictions

INTERNATIONAL | By Pablo Gorondi | Jul 12
Countries in Eastern Europe are facing rising waves of coronavirus infections, leading to riots in Serbia, mandatory face masks in Croatia and travel bans or quarantines imposed by Hungary.


Business

Ready or Not: Election Costs Soar in Prep for Virus Voting

Ready or Not: Election Costs Soar in Prep for Virus Voting

FINANCE | By Andrew Taylor and Christina A. Cassidy | Jul 13
The demand for mail-in ballots is surging. Election workers need training. And polling booths might have to be outfitted with protective shields during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Technology

AP Fact Check: Trump Team's False Comfort on Schools, Virus

AP Fact Check: Trump Team's False Comfort on Schools, Virus

SCIENCE | By Calvin Woodward, Hope Yen, and Christopher Rugaber | Jul 13
President Donald Trump's administration is providing misguided assurances on the safety of kids in school during a coronavirus epidemic.


Finance

How A COVID-19 Vaccine Could Cost Americans Dearly

How A COVID-19 Vaccine Could Cost Americans Dearly

HEALTH | By Elisabeth Rosenthal | Jul 10
A COVID-19 vaccine will have an actual price tag. And given the prevailing business-centric model of American drug pricing, it could well be budget breaking, perhaps making it unavailable to many.


Cars

Edmunds: Now Is Time to Shop for Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

Edmunds: Now Is Time to Shop for Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

AUTO NEWS | By Ronald Montoya | Jul 11
Used cars have historically been a smart alternative during an economic downturn. They don't depreciate as much as new cars and are less likely to overburden a buyer with a large loan.


Style

Watch: 9 Menswear Shows From Paris Fashion Week

Watch: 9 Menswear Shows From Paris Fashion Week

FASHION | By Matthew Wexler | Jul 10
Nobody could have dreamt months ago that the entire fashion industry would need to completely pivot to share their collections with the world. But that's precisely what they did.


Health/Fitness

Pandemic, Racism Compound Worries About Black Suicide Rate

Pandemic, Racism Compound Worries About Black Suicide Rate

NATIONAL | By Sophia Tareen | Jul 12
Counselors focusing on Black trauma are offering free help, and Black churches are finding new ways to address suicide as social distancing has eroded how people connect.