Business

NFL betting, return of table games glimmers of hope in Colorado’s COVID-impacted casino towns

Like many corners of Colorado that had high hopes for 2020, the state’s gambling capital of Gilpin County has absorbed some serious body blows in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The novel coronavirus shut down casinos in Black Hawk, Central City and across the state from March 17 through mid-June. Now Gilpin leaders are trying […]

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Hungary summons German ambassador over EU minister's anti-Semitism criticism

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary’s foreign ministry has summoned the German ambassador to a Monday meeting to explain remarks by his country’s European Union minister in which he accused Hungary of anti-Semitism, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in a statement on Sunday. Szijjarto rejected the accusations but did not specify where the comments by Minister of […]

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Spain slams British, German travel advisories as discriminatory

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain reacted with outrage on Tuesday to recommendations from Britain and Germany that their citizens avoid its islands and beaches because of an increase in coronavirus cases during what should be the height of the tourism season. With advisories piling up on top of a quarantine order from Britain for returning travellers, […]

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Tokyo's Koike re-elected governor, buoyed by coronavirus handling

First female governor of Japan’s capital is seen as possible future candidate for prime minister. Yuriko Koike has been re-elected Tokyo governor, according to an exit poll released by public broadcaster NHK, after winning over voters with her handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the Japanese capital. Koike’s victory in the city that will host […]

Business

Stay-at-home stocks Amazon, Microsoft lift Nasdaq into gain for 2020

(Reuters) – The Nasdaq .IXIC was on track to end Thursday in positive territory for 2020 after winning back the vast majority of steep losses caused in recent months by the coronavirus pandemic. Following a slump of almost a third between Feb. 19 and March 23, the tech-heavy index has rebounded over 30%, driven by […]

Analysis & Comment

Woman killed by alligator in S.C. during visit to do homeowner’s nails

The woman attacked and killed by an alligator in a gated community along the South Carolina coast was visiting the homeowner to do her nails and was trying to touch the animal when it grabbed her, authorities said. After briefly getting away from the alligator Friday, the woman stood in waist deep water in the […]