Business

For Coloradans getting by on federal unemployment benefits, the wait for them to restart is agonizing

It’s been a month since Yvette Quintana received an unemployment check. She doesn’t know when the next will come. Quintana sold a bed from the guest room in her mobile home in Adams County and few household odds and ends to “keep my head above water.” She’s worried about where she’ll find the money for […]

World News

Victim of abuse by Denver’s Father Woody speaks out

For four decades, Denverites invoked Father Woody’s name as they cared for tens of thousands of people without homes or food. The local legend, formally known as Father Charles Woodrich, died in 1991 but his legacy remained in annual giveaways to the poor, in one of Denver’s largest homeless shelters, in programs administered by Denver’s […]

Politics

Sir Keir Starmer hit by series of Labour resignations over Covert Human Intelligence Sources Bill

Sir Keir Starmer has witnessed a series of resignations and a sizeable rebellion as a number of Labour MPs ignored his orders and voted against new laws on undercover operatives. The Labour leader had told his MPs to abstain on the third reading of the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS) Bill on Thursday. But 34 […]

World News

Jacob Blake left paralyzed by Kenosha police shooting, his father says

KENOSHA, Wis. — The father of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, says his son was left paralyzed from the waist down. Blake’s father told the Chicago Sun-Times that he was told his son was shot eight times during the Sunday evening confrontation with police, which was captured […]

World News

By bike, boat and horse: Epic lockdown journeys

With flights grounded and borders closed, some people have embarked on epic voyages to get home during the coronavirus pandemic. Here, we take a look at four such journeys – and the distances travelled just get longer and longer. Annabel Symes: 1,600km (1,000 miles) British teenager Annabel Symes was working as a volunteer on a […]

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Protesters heartened by swift police reform, but vow broader change

ATLANTA — In the two weeks since George Floyd’s killing, police departments have banned chokeholds, Confederate monuments have fallen and officers have been arrested and charged amid large global protests against violence by police and racism. The moves are far short of the overhaul of police, prosecutors’ offices, courts and other institutions that protesters seek. […]

Business

Nationwide profits tumble by 40% with £101m coronavirus hit

Britain’s biggest building society Nationwide has seen its profits plunge by 40% after taking a £101m hit from the coronavirus pandemic. The lender said its underlying profit before tax plunged from £788m in 2019 to £469m this year on underlying income of just over £3bn. It was already on course for lower profits before the COVID-19 […]

World News

Babies orphaned by hospital terror attack pictured on ward as Taliban denies blame

Pictures have been released of newborn babies left without mothers after a deadly attack on a maternity hospital in Afghanistan. At least 24 people, including two newborns, were killed when at least three gunmen disguised as police officers burst into a ward in a hospital in Kabul and opened fire. Around a dozen people were […]