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 2020-08-05 18:04 

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Trump to laud Arizona as success of virus 'embers' strategy...

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is set to host Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey at the White House on Wednesday, as he points to the state as a model for the nation for addressing...

 2020-08-05 18:01 

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Couple in Confederate flag flap finds Scandinavian solution...

ST. JOHNS, Mich. (AP) - A couple who came under attack for displaying the Norwegian flag outside their mid-Michigan inn because some observers mistook it for a Confederate flag have found another way to show their Scandinavian pride. Greg and Kjersten Off...

 2020-08-05 17:59 

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More court hearings handled remotely amid virus outbreak...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - More court hearings are being handled over video conference in Douglas County because of a coronavirus outbreak at the jail in Nebraska's most populous county. Inmates who test positive for the COVID-19 virus or have been near peopl...

 2020-08-05 17:44 

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Virus aid: Where things stand in high-level Washington talks...

WASHINGTON (AP) - After more than a week's worth of meetings, at least some clarity is emerging in the bipartisan Washington talks on a huge COVID-19 response bill. An exchange of offers Tuesday and a meeting devoted to the U.S. Postal Service on Wedn...

 2020-08-05 17:31 

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Judge unsure if virus requires changes to Wisconsin election...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A federal judge on Wednesday questioned whether it would be right to order an easing of Wisconsin's absentee voting regulations ahead of the November presidential election, saying the coronavirus might pose less of a threat to in-...

 2020-08-05 17:25 

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Florida tops 500K virus cases as testing resumes after storm...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Florida surpassed 500,000 coronavirus cases Wednesday as testing ramped up following a temporary shutdown of some sites because of Tropical Storm Isaias, state officials said. A long line of cars waited outside Hark Rock Stadiu...

 2020-08-05 17:15 

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Judge issues tight schedule in district redrawing case...

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Noting the late timing of President Donald Trump's order seeking to exclude people in the U.S. illegally from the process of redrawing congressional districts, a federal judge on Wednesday set a compressed schedule for legal argum...

 2020-08-05 17:15 

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Family of Black man killed by officer gets autopsy report...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An autopsy report on a Black man fatally shot in May by an Indianapolis police officer was released to the man's family Wednesday, three months after his death and following repeated requests from his relatives for the report's...

 2020-08-05 16:51 

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Trump's envoy close to Brazil's leader -- some say too close...

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - At a time of warming U.S.-Brazil relations, a diplomatic dilemma of sorts has emerged for the American ambassador: how much to embrace a polarizing president. Brazil has long prided itself on keeping a distance from the U.S., with wh...

 2020-08-05 16:43 

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Utah parents, teachers debate school reopening plans...

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (AP) - Hundreds of teachers and parents have gathered in northern Utah to argue whether school district reopening plans intended to limit the spread of COVID-19 are too restrictive or not. There were two demonstrations Tuesday in Far...

 2020-08-05 16:42 

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Confederate monument vandalized outside Alabama courthouse...

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A Confederate monument in Alabama that has been the subject of protests against racial injustice was discovered vandalized early Wednesday. What appeared to be red paint was splattered all over the base of the rebel statue outside ...

 2020-08-05 16:40 

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Officials: Quarter-plus of Kansas virus cases from clusters...

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - Nearly a quarter of Kansas' almost 29,000 coronavirus cases have been linked to cluster sites, according to state health officials. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment identified 360 outbreaks which have infected...

 2020-08-05 16:39 

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Sheriff: Deputy kills man after he wouldn't drop gun...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A deputy in South Carolina investigating a 911 call about a man threatening a woman with a knife shot and killed the man after he grabbed a gun, authorities said. The Charleston County deputy and the woman being threatened were bot...

 2020-08-05 16:35 

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Hotels criticized for taking virus money face investigation...

DALLAS (AP) - A group of hotels that took, and later returned, tens of millions of dollars in federal virus-bailout money are under investigation by securities regulators for related-party transactions going back to 2018. The Ashford companies were among ...

 2020-08-05 16:24 

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AP PHOTOS: Beirut images show shattered, dust-covered city...

The aftermath of a massive explosion in the Lebanese capital of Beirut shows a shattered city covered in dust and debris. The blast sent a mushroom cloud into the sky, killed more than 100 people and injured thousands, with more bodies probably buried in ...

 2020-08-05 16:22 

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State Department watchdog resigns after predecessor's ouster...

WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department's acting inspector general resigned abruptly on Wednesday following the firing of his predecessor in circumstances now being investigated by Congress. Stephen Akard announced his resignation just two days after D...

 2020-08-05 16:13 

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New Hampshire investigates taxation of remote workers...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire is investigating whether other states are improperly taxing its residents during the coronavirus pandemic. The review by the state Department of Justice announced Wednesday was sparked by a recent emergency regulation en...

 2020-08-05 16:12 

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Virus testing in the US is dropping, even as deaths mount...

U.S. testing for the coronavirus is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day, a worrisome trend that officials attribute largely to Americans getting discouraged over having to wait hours to get a test and ...

 2020-08-05 16:00 

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US officials dispute Trump's claim that Beirut was attacked...

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials said Wednesday there is no indication the massive explosion in Lebanon that killed at least 100 people was an attack, contradicting President Donald Trump who said American generals told him it was likely caused by a bomb....

 2020-08-05 15:20 

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Michigan boy, 5, dies after accidentally shooting himself...

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) - A 5-year-old mid-Michigan boy has died after accidentally shooting himself in an apartment, police said. Saginaw police were called to the scene Tuesday night after dispatchers received a frantic call that a boy had been shot. Office...

 2020-08-05 15:16 

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Biden on cognitive test: 'Why the hell would I take a test?'...

ATLANTA (AP) - Joe Biden is pushing back at Republican assertions that he should take a cognitive test to disprove President Donald Trump's claim that the Democrat isn't fit for the Oval Office. Biden grew testy when CBS News correspondent Errol B...

 2020-08-05 15:15 

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Police declare riot in Portland as unruly protests continue...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A riot was declared early Wednesday during demonstrations in Portland after authorities said people set fires and barricaded public roadways. Unruly protest have happened in Oregon's largest city every night for more than two mon...

 2020-08-05 15:03 

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Police investigate fatal shooting in north-central Kansas...

OSBORNE, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and local law enforcement are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in north-central Kansas. The shooting happened late Friday night in Osborne, Wichita television station KAKE reported. Investig...

 2020-08-05 15:02 

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La Crosse County officials report COVID-19 reinfection case...

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) - La Crosse County health officials say a resident has been reinfected with COVID-19, though scientists studying the virus have yet to report a case that was confirmed to be a reinfection, and not a flare-up of a previous infection. T...

 2020-08-05 14:36 

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Colombia's long virus lockdown fuels anxiety and depression...

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Like much of the world, Colombia shut down in March as coronavirus cases surged in Europe and began trickling into the South American country. But while restrictions have been lifted in many places elsewhere, a nationwide stay-at-h...

 2020-08-05 14:34 

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Henderson police: 2 dead in home in apparent murder-suicide...

Henderson say two people in their 80s area dead in what detectives believed to be a murder-suicide. Police said officers on Tuesday found the bodies of an 82-year-old man and an 82-year-old woman in a home after authorities got a report about the discover...

 2020-08-05 14:33 

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Alert: Lebanon putting unspecified number of Beirut port officials under house arrest after huge explosion killed more than 100...

BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanon putting unspecified number of Beirut port officials under house arrest after huge explosion killed more than 100....

 2020-08-05 14:31 

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Biden campaign announces $280 million ad buy through fall...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Joe Biden's Democratic presidential campaign is reserving $280 million in digital and television ads through the fall, nearly twice the amount President Donald Trump's team has reserved. The Biden campaign announced in a Wednesda...

 2020-08-05 14:26 

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Police: Washington state man allegedly shot by deputy dies...

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - A man has died after reportedly being shot by a South Kitsap deputy who received reports the man was dangling his legs off an overpass above a highway in Washington state, authorities said. Bremerton Police Lt. Aaron Elton said dep...

 2020-08-05 14:24 

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Man killed in Chicago shooting was local rapper, police say...

A man who was fatally shot as he stood with another man on one of Chicago's most fashionable streets was a local rapper, police said. The Cook County Medical Examiner's office identified the man as 26-year-old Carlton Weekly of the suburb of Markh...

 2020-08-05 14:22 

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DCI: Fort Dodge woman wielding knives fatally shot by police...

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) - A Fort Dodge woman who was reported to be acting erratically while wielding knives has been shot and killed by police, Iowa state officials said. The shooting happened Tuesday night, after Webster County officials received a 911 ca...

 2020-08-05 14:22 

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Hawaii hospital CEO says virus could outstrip state capacity...

HONOLULU (AP) - The head of a hospital group warned the growing number of coronavirus cases in Hawaii is on track to outstrip the state's capacity to provide medical services to fight the illness. Hawaii Pacific Health CEO Ray Vara made the assessment...

 2020-08-05 14:21 

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Turkey sends rescue and medical teams after Beirut explosion...

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkey said Wednesday it is sending search and rescue teams along with emergency medical personnel to aid Lebanese authorities in the aftermath of the devastating explosion that killed at least 100 people in Beirut and injured thousands. F...

 2020-08-05 14:02 

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msterdam y Rotterdam ordenan uso de cubrebocas por virus...

AMSTERDAM (AP) - A partir del mircoles, las personas en las dos ciudades ms populosas en Holanda debern usar cubrebocas en calles muy transitadas, en medio de un alza en los casos de coronavirus. Sin embargo, muchas personas en la famosa zona roja de mste...

 2020-08-05 13:57 

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Religious freedom in America: popular and polarizing...

WASHINGTON (AP) - The principle of religious freedom is important to most Americans. But as President Donald Trump touts his support for it during his reelection bid, there are notable fault lines among people of different faiths and political ideologies ...

 2020-08-05 13:41 

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LA man charged with setting fire during George Floyd protest...

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 42-year-old man has been indicted on federal arson charges in connection with a fire in May that damaged a popular Los Angeles restaurant during protests of racial inequality that were marred by vandalism and thefts. Mario Ernesto Alv...

 2020-08-05 13:38 

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Lockdown re-imposed in Scottish city over virus 'cluster'...

LONDON (AP) - Officials in Scotland ordered bars, cafes and restaurants in the city of Aberdeen to close Wednesday, re-imposing lockdown restrictions after a...

 2020-08-05 13:35 

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Former officer who shot Rayshard Brooks sues over firing...

ATLANTA (AP) - The former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks is suing the mayor and interim police chief, saying his firing violated his constitutional rights and the city code. Meanwhile, prosecutors have asked a judge to revoke his ...

 2020-08-05 13:33 

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Treasury ramps up auctions as borrowing, virus surges...

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Treasury Department will ramp up the size of the bonds and other securities it auctions across-the-board in the face of the unprecedented borrowing needs of the the U.S. government as cases of COVID-19 surge in parts of the country. ...

 2020-08-05 13:30 

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Trump alienta voto por correo en Florida, impugna en Nevada...

WASHINGTON (AP) - El presidente Donald Trump alienta a los votantes en el estado decisivo de Florida a que enven sus votos por correo despus de meses de criticar esa prctica, al mismo tiempo que su equipo de campaa y el Partido Republicano impugnan la nue...

 2020-08-05 13:30 

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Judge OKs virus-relief loan to Jay Peak, Burke ski resorts...

A federal judge has granted the request of the receiver overseeing Burke Mountain and Jay Peak ski resorts, whose owner was charged with fraud, to execute a $3.2 million federal government coronavirus relief loan to help keep the resorts open and employee...

 2020-08-05 13:29 

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UConn becomes 1st FBS program to cancel football over virus...

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - UConn canceled its 2020-2021 football season Wednesday, becoming the first FBS program to suspend football because of the coronavirus pandemic, as other schools had taken the Huskies off their schedules and the governor was reluctant ...

 2020-08-05 13:14 

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Trump considering giving convention speech from White House...

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he's considering delivering his Republican convention acceptance speech from the White House in a move that would mark an unprecedented use of public property for partisan political purposes...

 2020-08-05 13:13 

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A shattered Beirut emerges from the rubble stunned, wounded...

BEIRUT (AP) - Residents of Beirut -stunned, sleepless and stoic - emerged Wednesday from the aftermath of a catastrophic explosion searching for missing relatives, bandaging their wounds and retrieving what's left of their homes. The sound of ambulanc...

 2020-08-05 13:11 

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Ukraine's leader asks Belarus to transfer detained Russians...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's president asked the leader of Belarus on Wednesday to hand over some Russian security contractors detained on terrorism charges who also are accused of fighting alongside Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine....

 2020-08-05 12:54 

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Exfuncionaria de Trump anuncia libro sobre el futuro de EEUU...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fiona Hill, una testigo crucial en el juicio poltico al presidente Donald Trump, dar a conocer sus posiciones sobre el futuro de un pas polarizado. La declaracin de Hill en el Congreso el ao pasado reforz la denuncia principal de la inve...

 2020-08-05 12:35 

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Boyfriend of woman fatally shot in Kansas City charged...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Kansas City man tracked down and fatally shot his girlfriend at her friend's house over the weekend, prosecutors have said in court filings. DeCarlos Carrell, 27, is charged with second-degree murder and other counts for the ...

 2020-08-05 12:25 

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Choctaw Indians bear brunt of virus outbreak in Mississippi...

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) - When Sharon Taylor died of coronavirus, her family - standing apart, wearing masks - sang her favorite hymns at her graveside, next to a tiny headstone for her stillborn daughter, buried 26 years ago. Fresh flowers marked row af...

 2020-08-05 12:23 

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'Save Space Camp' drive prompted by virus reaches $1.5M goal...

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A fundraising drive has reached its goal of bringing in $1.5 million to save Space Camp from closing because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said. A corporate donation of $250,000 by the technology company SAIC Inc. pushed ...

 2020-08-05 12:22 

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Fatal shooting is 42nd homicide in Minneapolis this year...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minneapolis police are investigating a fatal shooting in the Ventura Village neighborhood. Officers responded to a report of shots fired about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday and found a man in his 30s who was suffering from gunshot wounds, according...

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