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___ Facebook civil rights audit: ‘Serious setbacks’ mar progress SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A two-year audit of Facebook’s civil rights record found “serious setbacks” th...

United sending layoff notices to nearly half of US employees

United Airlines will send layoff warnings to 36,000 employees - nearly half its U.S. staff - in the clearest signal yet of how deeply the virus outbreak is hurting the airline industry. ...

Seager looks to be example for younger teammates in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — When the games start, Kyle Seager doesn’t intend to be wearing a mask all the time. For now, in the early days of summer camp for the Seattle Mariners, the veteran th...

NFL, NFLPA still haven't resolved all protocol for camps

The NFL and the NFLPA haven’t come to an agreement on all protocols for training camp and the preseason as the report date for teams draws closer. The two sides finalized the protoco...

Sports jumps on PPP bandwagon, but big leagues take a pass

Rapper Ice Cube, Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and longtime boxing promoter Bob Arum led a cavalcade of sports leagues, federations, businesses and teams that navigated a federal loan program desig...

MATCHDAY: Atletico, Leicester look to cement European places

A look at what’s happening around European soccer on Tuesday: SPAIN Atlético Madrid can virtually seal a Champions League spot with a win at relegation-threatened C...

Virus-hammered Air France announces 7,500 job cuts

Air France and regional subsidiary Hop announced 7,500 job cuts Friday (July 3) after the virus pandemic grounded most flights and darkened prospects for future air travel. Activists from multiple ...

Damian Lillard emerges from shutdown ready for playoff push

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Grieving the death of a cousin and missing his mother, Damian Lillard struggled emotionally after the NBA shut down because of the coronavirus. But he also fou...

Cubs, Ross get back to work as workouts resume in baseball

CHICAGO (AP) — To new manager David Ross, Wrigley Field looked as good as ever. The ivy was in full bloom, and the Chicago Cubs got back to business, even if it wasn't quite business...

Bucks, Lakers look to shed rust, be healthy for playoffs

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers have all but guaranteed themselves the top two playoff seeds and face a balancing act when the NBA returns to action. Whil...

Braves' Hamels says shoulder feels strong after long layoff

ATLANTA (AP) — For baseball's short season, Cole Hamels says short starts will work just fine. The Atlanta Braves' new veteran left-hander just wants to make sure he posts quality in...

76ers coach Brown says Embiid, Simmons healthy for restart

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown says All-Star guard Ben Simmons is “good to go” for the NBA restart after sitting out the final games before the shutdown with a back injury. ...

Apple, AT&T, Jack Daniel's: Fed issues details on bond buys

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve on Sunday released a list of roughly 750 companies, including Apple, Walmart and ExxonMobil, whose corporate bonds it will purchase in the coming months in an eff...

Gasperini feeling surplus to requirements as Atalanta grows

MILAN (AP) — Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini is feeling surplus to requirements. That’s because his team is playing so well. Gasperini was suspended for Wednesd...

Astros hope to move on from cheating scandal as MLB restarts

HOUSTON (AP) — The first round of spring training was dominated by fallout from the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scam. Players were plunked in exhibition games and heckled at every...