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 2020-07-03 17:47 

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Willie Nelson's July Fourth picnic is virtual in virus era...

SPICEWOOD, Texas (AP) — Willie Nelson's annual Fourth of July Picnic is going ahead this year, but to reduce concerns about the coronavirus the event will be virtual. Fans can tune in to the nearly 50-year-old music bash Saturday via livestream....

 2020-07-03 17:20 

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4.9-magnitude quake hits near Puerto Rico; house damaged...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 4.9-magnitude earthquake has struck just southwest of Puerto Rico. There were no reported casualties. The quake was felt across the U.S. territory and is the latest in a series of tremors that began in late December an...

 2020-07-03 17:16 

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Aid ship declares emergency after 6 migrants attempt suicide...

ROME (AP) — A sea rescue charity says its ship declared an onboard state of emergency in the Mediterranean Sea after six rescued migrants tried to kill themselves and the distress of others put the safety of the crew and fellow passengers at risk. S...

 2020-07-03 15:58 

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Amid virus fight, campaign season brings ethical quandaries...

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The all-consuming nature of the coronavirus pandemic is creating unforeseen dilemmas for political candidates. In Montana, where Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock is seeking a U.S. Senate seat, he's facing allegations from Rep...

 2020-07-03 15:44 

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Can Trump's anti-mail-voting crusade hurt him in key states?...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign and allies have blocked efforts to expand mail-in voting, forcing an awkward confrontation with top GOP election officials promoting the opposite in their states. The rare dissonance betw...

 2020-07-03 15:02 

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Iraq sets up border posts to try to prevent Turkish advance...

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq is enforcing positions along the border with Turkey to try to prevent a Turkish military advance deeper into Iraqi territory after two weeks of airstrikes as Ankara continues to target Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq. Baghdad...

 2020-07-03 14:58 

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VIRUS DIARY: Pro golf without fans in an eerie green expanse...

DETROIT (AP) — Birds. Generators. Golf carts. Those were the sounds heard when the silence was broken during the opening round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic on Thursday. The PGA Tour is putting the world's best golfers on courses for the fourth...

 2020-07-03 14:51 

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Duterte pleads for calm after police fatally shoot troops...

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has flown to the country's volatile south to plead with military forces not to retaliate following the fatal police shootings of four soldiers, including two officers. The army chief has cal...

 2020-07-03 14:08 

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Police: Bystander kills robber in convenience store shootout...

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in suburban Phoenix say a man robbing a gas station convenience store fatally shot a bystander before being killed in a wild shootout with another bystander. Scottsdale Police Sgt. Ben Hoster said the gunfire erupted ...

 2020-07-03 14:04 

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Judges allow extra investigations for defense at MH17 trial...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Judges in the trial in absentia of three Russians and a Ukrainian charged with involvement in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have granted some requests for further investigations submitted by lawyers r...

 2020-07-03 14:03 

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AP Exclusive: Prince Royce gets a wake-up call with COVID-19...

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Prince Royce says he got a wake-up call with a COVID-19 diagnosis and now wants to try and wake others too. The Latin star told The Associated Press on Thursday that he is recovering from the virus. He says he decided to speak...

 2020-07-03 14:00 

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Turkey convicts 4 human rights activists of terror charges...

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court has convicted Amnesty International's former Turkey chairman Taner Kilic of membership in a terror organization and sentenced him to more than six years in prison. The court on Friday also convicted three other hu...

 2020-07-03 13:50 

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Putin orders amendments extending his rule into constitution...

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has ordered amendments that would allow him to remain in power until 2036 to be put into the Russian Constitution after voters approved the changes during a week-long plebiscite. Putin signed a decree on Friday...

 2020-07-03 13:18 

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Portland, Oregon, protest turns violent; several arrested...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Several people were arrested after a demonstration turned violent in downtown Portland, Oregon, and resulted in damage to two government buildings. Police said in a statement that protesters broke into the Justice Center late T...

 2020-07-03 13:13 

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Vatican watchdog sees record cooperation levels despite raid...

The Vatican's financial watchdog agency has reported record levels of internal cooperation despite being thrown into turmoil in October when Vatican police raided its offices as part of an investigation into a 350 million euro (nearly $400 million) Lo...

 2020-07-03 13:02 

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Woman given life for plot to blow up St. Paul's Cathedral...

LONDON (AP) — A woman has been jailed for life and will serve a minimum of 14 years for plotting to blow up London's St. Paul's Cathedral, a nearby hotel and a subway train in a suicide attack. Safiyya Shaikh extensively researched how to ca...

 2020-07-03 12:42 

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Philippine president signs widely opposed anti-terror law...

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has signed a widely opposed anti-terror law which critics fear could be used against human rights defenders. President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Anti-Terrorism Act Friday after weighing the concer...

 2020-07-03 12:06 

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Holidays to test Thailand's easing of virus restrictions...

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities are urging vigilance as the country celebrates its first long holiday weekend after lifting most restrictions imposed to fight the spread of the coronavirus. No new local infections have been reported in Thailand in m...

 2020-07-03 11:59 

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33 villagers killed in attacks in central Mali this week...

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A local official says armed men who identified themselves as jihadists killed at least 33 people in attacks on farming villages in Mali's central Mopti region this week. No group has claimed responsibility, but the attacks be...

 2020-07-03 10:27 

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UN agency: North Europe radiation likely linked to reactor...

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N. nuclear agency says that slightly elevated levels of radioactivity detected in northern Europe likely were related to a nuclear reactor that was either operating or undergoing maintenance, but it's still unclear where it i...

 2020-07-03 10:21 

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Messages claiming Iran nuclear site fire deepen mystery...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An online video and messages purportedly claiming responsibility for a fire that analysts say damaged a centrifuge assembly plant at Iran's underground Natanz nuclear site has deepened the mystery around the in...

 2020-07-03 10:09 

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Asia Today: Kim urges North Koreans to keep up virus fight...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean state media say leader Kim Jong Un urged officials to maintain alertness against the coronavirus, warning that complacency risked "unimaginable and irretrievable crisis." Despite the warning, Kim reaffi...

 2020-07-03 10:04 

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Turkish fireworks factory blast injures at least 10...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish state media says an explosion has occurred at a fireworks factory in northwestern Turkey, injuring at least 10 people. There were an estimated 150 workers at the factory at the time of the explosion on Friday. Firefight...

 2020-07-03 10:04 

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US jobs surge: Trump sees sunshine, Biden 'no victory yet'...

NEW YORK (AP) — There was good news and bad news in the job numbers this week. The U.S. economy just posted its largest single-month job gain in history. At the same time, the unemployment rate sits at one of its worst points since the Great Depress...

 2020-07-03 09:55 

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Only verified intelligence? A look at presidents' briefings...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump was never briefed on intelligence that Russia had put a bounty on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan because there wasn't corroborating evidence. But former intelligence officials say presi...

 2020-07-03 09:43 

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Trump's Rushmore trip draws real and figurative fireworks...

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump will begin his Independence Day weekend on Friday with a patriotic display of fireworks at Mount Rushmore before a crowd of thousands. But even in a part of the country where many remain supportive of ...

 2020-07-03 09:23 

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China sends warning to India amid border clash fallout...

BEIJING (AP) — China is warning India against making a "strategic miscalculation" following a bloody clash between forces from the two nuclear-armed Asian giants along their disputed border. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian on Frida...

 2020-07-03 09:03 

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Virus-hammered Air France discussing thousands of job cuts...

PARIS (AP) — Air France is meeting with personnel representatives Friday to discuss thousands of job cuts after the virus pandemic grounded most flights and darkened prospects for future air travel. Union activists protested at Air France headquarte...

 2020-07-03 08:23 

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French prime minister resigns, successor to be named...

PARIS (AP) — A new French prime minister will be appointed on Friday to replace Edouard Philippe, who has resigned amid an expected government reshuffle, the French presidency announced. President Emmanuel Macron is seeking to open a new chapter for...

 2020-07-03 07:55 

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Israeli, UAE technology firms pen deal on virus research...

JERUSALEM (AP) — A government-linked technology company in the United Arab Emirates has signed a partnership with two major state-owned Israeli defense firms to research ways of combating the coronavirus pandemic. The agreement, announced late Thurs...

 2020-07-03 07:37 

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Kim Jong Un urges North Koreans to keep up virus fight...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean state media say leader Kim Jong Un urged officials to maintain alertness against the coronavirus, warning that complacency risked "unimaginable and irretrievable crisis." Despite the warning, Kim reaffi...

 2020-07-03 07:35 

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French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe resigns, government reshuffle expected...

PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe resigns, government reshuffle expected....

 2020-07-03 07:21 

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South Africa's hospitals bracing for surge of virus patients...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's reported coronavirus cases are surging. Its hospitals are now bracing for an onslaught of patients, setting up temporary wards and hoping advances in treatment will help the country's health facilities from...

 2020-07-03 06:49 

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Croatia to hold election amid virus, political uncertainty...

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia is holding a parliamentary election this weekend amid a coronavirus outbreak and with no clear winner in sight as none of the main contenders appears set to garner a majority of votes. The election will take place on S...

 2020-07-03 06:21 

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UK grants asylum to ex-staffer at its Hong Kong consulate...

LONDON (AP) — A former employee at the British consulate in Hong Kong has been granted political asylum in what he believes is the first successful U.K. asylum case from the former British colony. Simon Cheng alleges he was detained and tortured in ...

 2020-07-03 06:05 

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South Africa's hospitals bracing for surge of virus patients...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's reported coronavirus cases are surging. Its hospitals are now bracing for an onslaught of patients, setting up temporary wards and hoping advances in treatment will help the country's health facilities from...

 2020-07-03 05:38 

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Kim Jong Un urges North Koreans to keep up virus fight...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean state media say leader Kim Jong Un urged officials to maintain alertness against the coronavirus, warning that complacency risked "unimaginable and irretrievable crisis." Despite the warning, Kim reaffi...

 2020-07-03 05:31 

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US victims of FARC rebels win claim to Venezuelan's fortune...

MIAMI (AP) — Three American defense contractors held for five years by leftist rebels in Colombia have moved closer to collecting on a $318 million judgment against their former captors. That is a result of a U.S. Supreme Court justice rebufing a la...

 2020-07-03 05:05 

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First coronavirus then Trump order split Indian families...

NEW DELHI (AP) — When President Donald Trump signed an executive order suspending applications for H-1B and other high-skilled work visas from abroad, he said it will protect jobs amid high U.S. unemployment because of the pandemic. The move has kep...

 2020-07-03 05:01 

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California governor urges mask-wearing as virus cases rise...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor is urging people to wear masks and skip Fourth of July family gatherings as the state's coronavirus tally rises. But Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday said he'd rely on people using common sens...

 2020-07-03 04:52 

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Trump: Russian bounty scandal a 'hoax' and COVID-19 will 'disappear'...

Meanwhile, President Trump is repeating his claim that the coronavirus pandemic, now responsible for the deaths of nearly 130,000 Americans will...

 2020-07-03 04:34 

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AP Exclusive: Hair weaves from Chinese prison camps seized...

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says officers have detained a shipment of beauty supplies including weaves suspected to be made with human hair that originated in China. The agency tells The Associated Press it seized the shipment Wednesday in New York...

 2020-07-03 04:19 

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Trump's Rushmore trip draws real and figurative fireworks...

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump will begin his Independence Day weekend on Friday with a patriotic display of fireworks at Mount Rushmore before a crowd of thousands. But even in a part of the country where many remain supportive of ...

 2020-07-03 02:47 

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Asia Today: Kim urges North Koreans to keep up virus fight...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean state media say leader Kim Jong Un urged officials to maintain alertness against the coronavirus, warning that complacency risked "unimaginable and irretrievable crisis." Despite the warning, Kim reaffi...

 2020-07-03 02:30 

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Brooklyn's US attorney tapped for Justice Department role...

NEW YORK (AP) — The top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn is leaving his post for a job at the U.S. Justice Department in Washington. U.S. attorney Richard Donoghue told his staff Thursday he will become the top deputy to Deputy Attorney General Jeffre...

 2020-07-03 01:25 

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Arizona earmarks $9 million in virus funds for election...

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is allocating $9 million to protect voters and poll workers from the coronavirus in the upcoming election. Gov. Doug Ducey and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said Thursday the money will be used to hire staff, increase curbsid...

 2020-07-03 00:18 

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Only verified intelligence? A look at presidents' briefings...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump was never briefed on intelligence that Russia had put a bounty on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan because there wasn't corroborating evidence. But former intelligence officials say presi...

 2020-07-03 00:05 

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Kansas City police officer shot, suspect dead after shooting...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A suspect has died and a police officer has been shot in the head in a Kansas City shooting. Kansas City police on Twitter said that an officer was hospitalized for emergency surgery after the Thursday shooting. The Missouri ...

 2020-07-02 23:21 

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How California went from success story to virus hot spot...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's mood has gone from optimistic to sour as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations rise heading into the July 4th weekend. Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered bars and indoor restaurant dining closed in most of the ...

 2020-07-02 22:29 

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House judiciary panel to interview ousted NY prosecutor...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ousted former U.S. attorney for Manhattan will sit down with the House Judiciary Committee next week for a closed-door interview as the panel investigates politicization in the Justice Department. Geoffrey Berman is the former ...

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