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 2020-08-10 05:08 

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Schools mull outdoor classes amid virus, ventilation worries...

It has been seven years since the central air conditioning system worked at the New York City middle school where Lisa Fitzgerald O'Connor teaches. As a new school year approaches amid the coronavirus pandemic, she and her colleagues are threatening n...

 2020-08-10 05:02 

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Extreme poverty rises; a generation sees a future slip away...

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - As a domestic worker, Amsale Hailemariam knew well the luxury villas that had grown up around her simple shelter of raw metal and plastic sheeting. In them, she saw how her country, Ethiopia, had transformed. "Oh God, a da...

 2020-08-10 05:01 

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Mandan man puts Cold War-era missile site up for auction...

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Leslie Volochenko envisioned a doomsday bunker for the former missile site he purchased in 2012. The Mandan handyman had planned to advertise the site online as a "place for safety." But he didn't get title from the gover...

 2020-08-10 04:34 

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States on hook for billions under Trump's unemployment plan...

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) - Whether President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority to extend federal unemployment benefits by executive order remains unclear. Equally up in the air is whether states, which are necessary partners in Trump's plan ...

 2020-08-10 04:30 

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International Mariachi Conference to go virtual amid virus...

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - An international mariachi conference that brings student musicians across the country and Mexico to New Mexico will go virtual this year. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports organizers with the Las Cruces International Mariachi Confere...

 2020-08-10 04:07 

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Touristy Taos sees out-of-state visitors despite virus rules...

TAOS, N.M. (AP) - Those living in and around Taos all appear to be doing the same thing - examining the license plates of out-of-state tourists. They come from all over, from as nearby as Arizona to as distant as Maryland. They include Georgians, Californ...

 2020-08-10 04:00 

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Today in History...

Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 10, the 223rd day of 2020. There are 143 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 10, 1944, during World War II, American forces overcame remaining Japanese resistance on Guam. On this date:...

 2020-08-10 03:46 

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Asian shares mostly higher on stimulus moves, jobs data...

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Monday after President Donald Trump issued executive orders to provide tax relief and stopgap unemployment benefits for Americans hit by the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Shares rose Monday in Sydney, Shanghai...

 2020-08-10 03:41 

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1 man killed, another injured in a Phoenix apartment fight...

PHOENIX (AP) - One man has been fatally shot and another injured during a fight at a Phoenix apartment that turned deadly, according to police. They said officers went to the scene about 9:15 p.m. Saturday. Police determined 24-year-old Adan Granillo alle...

 2020-08-10 03:06 

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Wauwatosa police officer says he was assaulted by protesters...

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) - Police in Wauwatosa are investigating claims made by a suburban Milwaukee police officer who has shot and killed three people in the line of duty during the last five years that violent protests took place outside his home. Police s...

 2020-08-10 02:47 

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Police say 9 people wounded in Denver park drive-by shooting...

DENVER (AP) - Nine people were shot during a family gathering in a Denver park, but all of the victims were expected to survive, police said. The shooting appeared to be a drive-by attack around 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the Byers and Pecos Park, The Denver Pos...

 2020-08-10 02:36 

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California virus cases at 554K, firm helps enforce mask rule...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The number of COVID-19 cases in California stood at 554,160 cases Sunday, according to state health department officials. The California Department of Public Health said in a release that there have been 8,826,119 tests conducted...

 2020-08-10 02:19 

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Asia Today: Melbourne deaths rise at aged-care facilities...

SYDNEY (AP) - Australia has reported fewer new daily cases from its virus hotspot in the city of Melbourne than on any single day since last month. But it has also reported the nation's highest daily death total since the virus outbreak began. The sta...

 2020-08-10 00:53 

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Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer say Donald Trump makes false promises on coronavirus aid...

Democratic leaders on Sunday dismissed President Trump's attempt to sidestep stalled coronavirus relief talks, saying his executive actions to delay payroll tax payments and extend federal unemployment benefits are false promises. The party's lead...

 2020-08-09 23:35 

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Ted Wheeler suddenly sets police on Portland protesters...

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler suddenly sounds like he is channeling a Trump administration official. The man who just a couple of weeks ago was marching with demonstrators against the federal courthouse in his Oregon city, earning a tear-gassing for his effo...

 2020-08-09 23:28 

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Trump's pandemic relief orders are limited in scope...

NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump's new executive orders to help Americans struggling under the economic recession are far less sweeping than any pandemic relief bill Congress would pass. Trump acted Saturday after negotiations for a second pande...

 2020-08-09 21:50 

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Missouri authorities work to capture 2 escaped chimpanzees...

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (AP) - Authorities were working Sunday to recapture two chimpanzees that escaped from a sanctuary in eastern Missouri. At least one of the two escaped chimps had been tranquilized by Sunday afternoon while the other one was contained...

 2020-08-09 21:39 

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Aubrey Shines says Black Lives Matter message is racist...

The Rev. Aubrey Shines is obsessed with racism and is convinced racism is destroying America. Not how you might think, though. He says the popular narrative of Black Lives Matter and the Democratic Party's racial justice politics is upside down. "...

 2020-08-09 21:29 

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Woman, 40, shot to death after street confrontation...

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) - A woman was shot to death after a confrontation with a passenger in a car on a Cleveland street, police said. Cleveland police said the 40-year-old woman exchanged words with a passenger of a speeding vehicle that reportedly almost ...

 2020-08-09 21:22 

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Sturgis arrests and crashes keep pace with last year...

South Dakota authorities on Sunday reported the first haul of crashes, arrests and citations from the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in the western part of the state. The annual rally started on Friday, drawing thousands of maskless riders to the streets and ba...

 2020-08-09 20:59 

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Israeli military strikes Hamas target in northern Gaza Strip...

JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli military said late Sunday that it struck a Hamas target in the northern Gaza Strip in response to the continued launches of explosives-laden balloons from the Palestinian territory into Israel. In a brief statement, the army s...

 2020-08-09 20:40 

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NY governor calls Trump benefits executive order 'laughable'...

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday dismissed President Donald Trump's executive orders as "laughable" and another chapter in the federal government's botched response to the coronavirus as he praised New Yorkers for mostl...

 2020-08-09 20:37 

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2 Bossier City police on leave during probe into man's death...

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - A man was shot to death during a confrontation with police officers in a Louisiana city, and state police are investigating. Louisiana State Police said in a statement Sunday that Bossier City police officers had an "altercati...

 2020-08-09 20:35 

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Joe Biden losing momentum by playing prevent defense in presidential race...

For the entirety of the 2020 campaign, President Trump's team has barked that the polling is wrong, over-represents Democrats, under-represents Republicans, doesn't properly account for Trump partisans refusing to play along, misses the intensity ...

 2020-08-09 20:05 

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2 dead, 1 wounded in East Tennessee shooting...

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Two people died and a third was wounded in a shooting in East Tennessee, police said. News outlets cited a statement from the Knoxville Police Department in reporting the wounded person arrived at the University of Tennessee Medica...

 2020-08-09 20:04 

Washington Times

States on hook for billions under Trump's unemployment plan...

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) - Whether President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority to extend federal unemployment benefits by executive order remains unclear. Equally up in the air is whether states, which are necessary partners in Trump's plan ...

 2020-08-09 20:01 

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Lindsey Graham says FBI claim on Christopher Steele source is 'new crime'...

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham on Sunday accused the FBI of committing a "new crime" before a Senate committee in 2018 when the bureau testified that a key source backed up Christopher Steele and his anti-Trump dossier when in ...

 2020-08-09 20:00 

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Analysis: La. nursing homes have vulnerability from staff...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - As Louisiana tries to protect vulnerable nursing home residents from coronavirus outbreaks, the facilities still have a significant source of risk for new infections. Hundreds of employees coming and going each day have refused to ...

 2020-08-09 19:44 

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One dead after Saturday night shooting in Racine...

One man died in a Saturday night shooting in Wisconsin, the Racine Police Department reported. Police officers responding to a call for a shooting in northern Racine found a man dead with a gunshot wound. Officers have arrested a man suspected in the shoo...

 2020-08-09 19:20 

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2 injured when boat explodes on Columbia River...

PORTLAND (AP) - Two people have been injured in an explosion aboard a boat on the Columbia River along the Washington-Oregon border. KOIN-TV reports a Vancouver fire boat responded to reports of the explosion shortly after 10 a.m. Sunday. Emergency crews ...

 2020-08-09 19:14 

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Yemen's rebels say floods, heavy rains left over 130 dead...

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemen's Houthi rebels said Sunday that floods have swept through rebel-held parts of the country since mid-July amid heavy seasonal rains, leaving more than 130 dead and damaging more than 260 homes. The Houthi-run Health Ministry ...

 2020-08-09 19:02 

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Lamont says Trump plan would cost Connecticut $500 million...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Gov. Ned Lamont criticized President Trump's executive order that seeks state money to help extend emergency unemployment benefits amid the coronavirus pandemic. Trump's plan to provide an extra $400 a week in benefits requi...

 2020-08-09 19:00 

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Canada aluminum tariffs upset automakers, brewers...

The U.S. and Canada are locked in another tariff war barely a month after a major North American trade pact took effect, flummoxing carmakers who would prefer to let the deal play out and brewers who say the standoff will raise costs during challenging ec...

 2020-08-09 19:00 

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Boat explosion injures 2, damages 6 vessels and dock...

KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) - Two people were seriously injured when an explosion happened while their boat was docked at a marina in East Tennessee, officials said. Crews responded to Blue Springs Marina on Watts Bar Lake Saturday evening after small explosions...

 2020-08-09 18:41 

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DOJ grant to provide housing for human trafficking victims...

BOSTON (AP) - The YWCA of Central Massachusetts has received more than $370,000 from the U.S. Justice Department to provide housing and services for victims of human trafficking. Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling announced the grant from the Just...

 2020-08-09 18:29 

Washington Times

St. Croix Falls police fatally shoot man who wielded knife...

Police in western Wisconsin fatally shot a man who rushed at officers with a knife on Saturday night, according to the St. Croix Falls Police Department. Officers were responding to a 911 call for a woman in distress at a motel near the Wisconsin-Minnesot...

 2020-08-09 18:17 

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Suspect held in shooting death in Billings parking lot...

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Police in Billings say they've apprehended a suspect in fatal shooting at a Dairy Queen parking lot. The unidentified victim was shot early Saturday afternoon and died at the scene in the city's West End area, police said. A...

 2020-08-09 18:04 

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Gunfire kills 2 men, both 18, in NJ capital city...

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say gunfire claimed the lives of two 18-year-olds in New Jersey's capital city over the weekend. The Mercer County prosecutor's office says William Irrizarry and Julius Vargas were gunned down at about 7:30 a.m. Su...

 2020-08-09 17:50 

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Man charged after toddler shoots shelf in head in Atlanta...

ATLANTA (AP) - A 31-year-old man has been charged with gun crimes and child cruelty after a toddler shot himself in the head, Atlanta police said Sunday. The 2-year-old boy remained in critical condition Sunday, the day after police found him seriously wo...

 2020-08-09 17:48 

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Referees group has agreement with NFL on virus protections...

WASHINGTON (AP) - The NFL Referees Association has reached an agreement with the NFL for health protections along with a program allowing game and replay officials to opt out of the season. The association announced Sunday that the NFLRA's board of di...

 2020-08-09 17:35 

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1 killed, 5 injured at shooting at motorcycle club...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Police say a shooting at an Alabama motorcycle club left one person dead and injured five others, including an off-duty Birmingham police officer. News outlets report the shooting occurred just before midnight Saturday. Birmingham ...

 2020-08-09 16:53 

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D.C. shooting: One dead, 20 injured...

WASHINGTON — A dispute that erupted into gun fire at an apparent outdoor party in Washington, D.C., early Sunday left one person dead and some 20 others injured, including an off-duty officer "struggling for her life," according to police. A...

 2020-08-09 16:52 

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Police: 12 protesters in Louisville arrested, charged...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Twelve protesters in Kentucky's largest were arrested Saturday night after they blocked roadways, surrounded vehicles, shot paintballs and destroyed property, police said. Eight people were charged with felonies and four were ch...

 2020-08-09 16:45 

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Susan Collins hits Democrats for blocking unemployment offers...

Sen. Susan Collins blamed Democrats for the stalled COVID-19 relief talks Sunday, while acknowledging the president's executive power is limited. "I hope the President's action will prompt Democratic leaders to negotiate seriously to reach a m...

 2020-08-09 16:38 

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Mike Pompeo: Rejecting Iran arms embargo extension would 'mock' UN Security Council mission...

The United Nations Security Council will "make a mockery of its mission" if it rejects a U.S.-led push to renew an arms embargo on Iran that expires in October, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday. U.S. officials have insisted that the emba...

 2020-08-09 16:30 

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Utah man shot, injured in confrontation with officers...

Utah authorities say a man was shot following a confrontation with officers at a parking garage in the Salt Lake City area. The Unified Police Department said a 39-year-old man was critically injured in the Saturday afternoon shooting. No officers were in...

 2020-08-09 16:23 

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International donors say aid to Lebanon's recovery after explosion will come with reforms demanded b...

PARIS (AP) - International donors say aid to Lebanon's recovery after explosion will come with reforms demanded by protesters....

 2020-08-09 16:22 

Washington Times

Cold War rivalries split the Olympics in Moscow in 1980...

EDITORS - With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Here are some of the highlights of the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. The Cold War made for decades ...

 2020-08-09 16:21 

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International donors pledge help for "credible and independent" investigation into Beirut explosion....

PARIS (AP) - International donors pledge help for "credible and independent" investigation into Beirut explosion....

 2020-08-09 16:19 

Washington Times

DC shooting leaves 1 dead, some 20 injured...

WASHINGTON (AP) - A dispute that erupted into gun fire at an apparent outdoor party in Washington, D.C., early Sunday left one person dead and some 20 others injured, including an off-duty officers "struggling for her life," according to police. A...

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