• Twitter fact-checks Trump; he threatens new regs or shutdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is preparing to sign an executive order Thursday aimed at curbing liability protections for social media companies, two days after he lashed out at Twitter for applying fact checks to two of his tweets.

    Updated: 6:24 am

  • 5 things to know today – that aren’t about the virus

    Your daily look at nonvirus stories in the news:

    Updated: 6:07 am

  • Fires, looting rock Minneapolis after man’s death; 1 dead

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fires burned and looters struck Thursday after violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked Minneapolis for a second straight night, with damage stretching for miles across the city.

  • Virus deaths surpass 100,000 in US while cases rise in India

    MOSCOW (AP) — India saw another record daily jump in coronavirus cases Thursday while Russia reported a steady increase in its caseload even as it moved to swiftly ease restrictions in sync with the Kremlin’s ambitious political plans.

    Updated: 5:53 am

  • Asian shares mixed after Wall Street rally; Hong Kong lower

    BANGKOK (AP) — Global markets were mostly higher on Thursday as investors pinned their hopes on an economic rebound from the coronavirus pandemic.

    Updated: 5:26 am

  • Many more likely sought US jobless aid even as layoffs slow

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is set to sketch its latest picture Thursday of the layoffs that have left tens of millions of people unemployed but have slowed as states increasingly allow businesses to reopen.

  • Chinese lawmakers endorse Hong Kong national security law

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s legislature endorsed a national security law for Hong Kong on Thursday that has strained relations with the United States and Britain and prompted new protests in the territory.

    Updated: 5:08 am

  • 2nd night of violent protests over Minneapolis man’s death

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man was shot to death as violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked Minneapolis for a second straight night, with protesters looting stores near a police precinct and setting fires that continued to burn Thursday morning.

    Updated: 4:50 am

  • AP News in Brief at 6:04 a.m. EDT

    US virus deaths top 100,000, caseloads rise in India, Russia

  • Virus, heat wave and locusts form perfect storm in India

    NEW DELHI (AP) — As if the coronavirus wasn’t enough, India grappled with scorching temperatures and the worst locust invasion in decades as authorities prepared for the end of a monthslong lockdown despite recording thousands of new infections every day.

    Updated: 3:31 am