Philippine house ends leadership spat after Duterte budget plea

MANILA, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Philippine lawmakers elected a new house speaker on Tuesday, ending a protracted leadership battle that was threatening to delay passage of a 4.5 trillion pesos ($92.67 billion) budget vital to rebuilding the country’s battered economy.

Lord Allan Velasco replaced Alan Peter Cayetano as speaker with support from 186 of the 299-member lower house, ahead of a four-day special session called by President Rodrigo Duterte to

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Wildlife In Need zoo owner Tim Stark’s time on the run ends with arrest in New York

Tim Stark, the unconventional and erratic owner of Southern Indiana’s Wildlife In Need roadside zoo who’s been on the run from local authorities for weeks, has been arrested in New York, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

a man standing in front of a monkey: Tim Stark cuddles several monkeys on the property at Wildlife in Need in Charlestown.

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Tim Stark cuddles several monkeys on the property at Wildlife in Need in Charlestown.

Stark was taken into custody overnight in Washington County, which borders

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Trump ends stimulus talks and sows airline payroll support confusion

  • Hours after President Trump tweeted that he would suspend pandemic stimulus negotiations until after the election, the president and his administration appeared to reverse course, sowing confusion among politicians and workers.
  • Left in the balance: millions of Americans who have lost their jobs, including more than 32,000 airline workers.
  • As negotiations break down over a larger stimulus package, a standalone airline package could be the next attempt.
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California suffers harsh budget blow as Trump ends stimulus talks

SACRAMENTO — The big state budget bet that California officials made this summer appears to have gone bust after President Trump declared Tuesday he was ending talks with congressional Democrats on another coronavirus stimulus bill before the election.

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Trump Ends Covid-19 Relief Package Discussions Until After Election, But Pushes for Airline Funds

President Donald Trump in a series of tweets Tuesday rejected the possibility of a Covid-19 relief package and instructed his administration to stop negotiating an aid deal until after Election Day, seemingly denying U.S. airlines, hotels and other travel suppliers any prospect of direct federal funding for at least another month and raising the possibility of tens of thousands of industry furloughs and other job losses.

Trump in the series

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Western Cape government’s mid-term budget bosberaad ends

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Cape Town – Tuesday was the final day of the Western Cape government budget bosberaad to discuss the provincial funding priorities for the medium-term budget policy statement.

These discussions were part of the process to evaluate how the province will deliver over the next three years, said Premier Alan Winde.

Discussions, which commenced at the

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Airlines warn of more bankruptcies as wage support ends

FILE PHOTO: Passenger planes parked on a runway are seen during a general quarantine amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport, in Santiago, Chile May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado/File Photo

PARIS (Reuters) – Global airlines warned on Tuesday that the coronavirus-stricken industry was on course to burn through another $77 billion in cash in the second half of 2020, calling on governments

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As lockdown ends, a severe crisis of accommodation for single women looms

Most of the private hostels for single working women in Dhaka city have been forced to shut down during the lockdown that was imposed because of the Covid-19 pandemic Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

According to the Department of Women Affairs, there are altogether three government hostels for working women in Dhaka

Hostel accommodation for single women in Dhaka city may face a severe crisis in the post-lockdown period as most

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“The Great Midwestern Road Trip” exhibit ends its journey

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The Elmhurst History Museum’s latest adventure in regional history, as told by the “The Great Midwest Road Trip” exhibit, is coming to the last leg of its journey. The exhibit closes on October 11, 2020 after running throughout this summer at the Elmhurst History Museum, which is located at 120 E. Park Ave. in

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As summer ends, air travel traffic is still digging out of a deep pandemic hole

With statewide shutdowns in the past, air travel during the COVID-19 pandemic has recovered slightly but is still millions of passengers short of what airports across the country were used to seeing during the busy summer months.

The Transportation Security Administration hasn’t screened more than 1 million passengers in one day since March 16, according to their traffic reports.

Summer usually means screening more than 2 million passengers a day.

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2K Phoenix workers will lose jobs when CARES Act ends


As Congress debates relief for companies hurt by the COVID-19 crisis and the nation rolls into the seventh month of the pandemic that has crushed the aviation and tourism industries, Phoenix stands to lose thousands of jobs related to air travel when federal payroll support to the airlines expires Oct. 1. 

According to documents filed with the state, American Airlines and the two concessionaires that run the restaurants and

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