Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers declared a new public health emergency and extended a face coverings mandate into November to fight a flare-up of coronavirus cases, as the U.S. surpassed the grim milestone of 200,000 COVID-19 deaths.
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U.S. House passes stopgap funding bill to avoid government shutdown
The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives passed a stopgap funding bill on Tuesday to keep the federal government operating through Dec. 11, after striking a deal with Republicans on aid for farmers and nutritional assistance to children.
Canada's Trudeau to unveil plan to address coronavirus outbreak, revive economy
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will unveil on Wednesday what he says is a far-reaching plan to help the economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic while ensuring efforts to fight the outbreak do not falter.
Asian stocks struggle as investors focus on U.S. dollar
Asia's stock markets struggled for gains on Wednesday and the U.S. dollar rose to a two-month high as persistent worries about the global economic recovery had investors preferring safety.
U.S. puts convicted killer to death in 6th federal execution under Trump
The U.S. government put convicted rapist and murderer William LeCroy to death by lethal injection on Tuesday, the sixth execution under the Trump administration this summer after a lengthy hiatus in capital punishment at the federal level.
California firefighters make stand to save famed observatory, homes
Crews fought on Tuesday to defend homes and the famed Mount Wilson Observatory from California's biggest and most dangerous wildfire, standing their ground at a major highway between the flames and populated areas.
Australia counts record 470 stranded whales as rescue continues
Rescuers were racing against the tide on Wednesday to free whales beached off the Australian coast, with more than half the estimated 470 mammals in the country's biggest stranding on record already believed dead.
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