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Trump, top officials defend response to Russia bounty threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Criticized for inaction, President Donald Trump and top officials stepped up their defense of the...

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Hong Kong security law criticized abroad, defended by China

China’s enactment of a national security law for Hong Kong on Tuesday drew statements of deep concern and regret from abroad...

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Militants attack Karachi stock exchange, killing at least 3

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Militants attacked the stock exchange in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Monday, killing at least...

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Taiwan parade celebrates LGBT Pride, island's virus success

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Taiwanese capital held its annual LGBT Pride parade on Sunday, making it one of the few places in the...

Crime

One officer shown in Elijah McClain photos resigns

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — One of the police officers investigated over photographs connected with the death of Elijah McClain in...

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Liverpool gets guard of honor from dethroned champ Man City

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Liverpool's players received a guard of honor from Manchester City on Thursday before playing the...

Business

Grains mostly lower, livestock mixed

Wheat for Jul. lost 8.75 cents at 4.90 a bushel; Jul. corn fell 5.75 cents at 3.4250 a bushel, Jul. oats was up 1.25 cents...

Crime

FBI arrests Epstein pal, accused of enabling abuse of girls

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested Thursday on charges she helped lure at least three girls — one as young as 14...

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Attorney: Missing Texas solider was killed at Fort Hood

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Army investigators believe a Texas soldier missing since April was killed by another soldier on the Texas...

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Atlantic City casinos reopen in a changed pandemic world

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Eager to hit the slot machines and table games after a 108-day absence, gamblers wore face masks and...

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AP EXCLUSIVE: Soldiers were issued bayonets for DC unrest

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has confirmed a report by The Associated Press that some of...

Sports

Redman, Stallings take early lead at Rocket Mortgage Classic

DETROIT (AP) — Doc Redman took a step toward remaining among those to make the cut in every event since the PGA Tour resumed,...

Health

Stocks rise on jobs data, S&P 500 nears week-long sweep

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is rising Thursday after a report showed the U.S. job market continues to climb out of the crater...

Business

Analysts: Fire at Iran nuclear site hit centrifuge facility

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire and an explosion struck a centrifuge production plant above Iran's underground Natanz...

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US unemployment falls to 11%, but new shutdowns are underway

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. unemployment fell to 11.1% in June as the economy added a solid 4.8 million jobs, the government...

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Richmond removes second Confederate statue as crowd cheers

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Work crews removed a second Confederate monument in Richmond on Thursday, a statue of Navy officer Matthew...

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Police chief shot in Reagan assassination attempt retiring

ORLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago police chief who was wounded in the assassination attempt on then-President Ronald...

Health

Confirmed coronavirus cases are rising in 40 of 50 states

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases per day in the U.S. climbed to an all-time high of more...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

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SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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Texas A&M, Jimbo Fisher handed recruiting penalties by NCAA

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M's football program was placed on probation and coach Jimbo Fisher given a six-month...

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Mets hitting coach Chili Davis off-site when camp opens

NEW YORK (AP) — Hitting coach Chili Davis will keep on working remotely when the New York Mets open summer training camp...

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Cubs' Quintana cuts thumb washing dishes, undergoes surgery

CHICAGO (AP) — Already concerned about the depth of their rotation, the Chicago Cubs will have to get by for at least a little...

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US sets deadline for wolverines protection decision

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials have agreed to decide by the end of August whether climate change and other...

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Official: Too early to tie Trump rally to Tulsa virus cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It's still too early to directly link a June 20 campaign rally by President Donald Trump to an increase in...

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The Latest: Mets hitting coach off-site when camp opens

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___New York Mets hitting coach Chili Davis...

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US, Russia share a complex and bloody history in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Moscow and Washington are intertwined in a complex and bloody history in Afghanistan, with both suffering...

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Court record shows St. Louis couple pulled gun before

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The white St. Louis couple who became internationally famous for standing guard with guns outside their...

Health

The Latest: Louisiana governor's staffer tests positive

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says a member of his staff has tested positive for the coronavirus and is in...

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Trump plans huge July 4 fireworks show despite DC's concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s July Fourth celebration on the National Mall will feature one of the largest...

Crime

Cleared in shooting, Iowa officer fired for letting woman go

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — As protests over the death of George Floyd grew in Iowa’s second largest city, activists demanded the...

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After renovation, Hoops Hall ready to show off its new look

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Workers wearing black masks and white gloves move through the corridors of the Naismith Memorial...

Business

US tries to seize Iranian gas heading toward Venezuela

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. federal prosecutors are seeking to seize four tankers sailing toward Venezuela with gasoline supplied by...

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How California went from success story to virus hot spot

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Heading into Memorial Day weekend, California's mood was celebratory. The state had avoided dire...

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Shipyard hiring temporary workers; mediation next week

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — With more than 4,000 workers on strike, Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works plans to bring in more...

Business

Judge sanctions Mountaire in Delaware wastewater lawsuit

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Superior Court judge has ordered an Arkansas poultry processing company and two Delaware subsidiaries to...

Crime

Police: Officer shot possum because it was injured

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia police officer will not be disciplined after a video emerged of him shooting a possum...

Business

PG&E exits bankruptcy, pays $5 billion into wildfire fund

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric has emerged from a contentious bankruptcy saga that began after its long-neglected...

Health

Coronavirus concerns freeze Vanilla Ice show

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Vanilla Ice has indefinitely postponed a Texas concert that drew fierce criticism due to the coronavirus...

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From big cities to backyards, July 4 not usual blowout bash

NEW YORK (AP) — The idea sounds almost un-American.The Fourth of July was always a time for communities to come together,...

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Supreme Court agrees to hear Nazi art case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to hear a case involving the descendants of a group of Jewish art dealers...

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Intel chiefs brief congressional leaders on Russia bounties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. intelligence chiefs conducted classified briefings Thursday for congressional leaders who have...

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Vanilla Ice indefinitely postpones a Texas concert that drew fierce criticism due to the coronavirus pandemic

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Vanilla Ice indefinitely postpones a Texas concert that drew fierce criticism due to the coronavirus...

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Breyvic Valera claimed by Blue Jays off waivers from Padres

TORONTO (AP) — Infielder Breyvic Valera was claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers from the San Diego Padres.Toronto also...

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Boise State cutting baseball, women's swimming and diving

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise State is discontinuing its baseball program just months after the school was forced to cut short its...

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Alaska Airlines secures loans; casinos in NJ reopening

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments...

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British judge denies Maduro Venezuela's gold in London bank

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Thursday refused to give Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro control of nearly $2 billion in gold...

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Texas woman spits on counter after being told to wear a mask

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman became verbally abusive and spit on the counter of a 7-Eleven after being told she...

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American and 4 other airlines reach loan agreements with US

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines and four smaller carriers have reached agreement with the government for billions more in...

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Visa lottery winners feel cheated by Trump's visa ban

CAIRO (AP) — Noha, an Egyptian engineer, should feel lucky after winning a visa lottery that randomly selects people from a...

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Officials: Students in Alabama threw COVID contest parties

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Several college students in an Alabama city organized “COVID-19” parties as a contest to see who would...

Crime

3 cities pilot South Africa-style truth, reconciliation push

BOSTON (AP) — District attorneys in Boston, Philadelphia and San Francisco are teaming up on a pilot effort patterned after...

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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...

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Buttigieg, SC capital city mayor teaming up on COVID effort

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former South Bend, Indiana, mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has teamed up with the mayor...

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Robert E. Lee statue becomes epicenter of protest movement

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Just a little over a month ago, the area around Richmond's iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee...

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California reverses course from reopening amid virus surge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It was a simple family get-together; a wedding gathering. About 30 people went out to dinner.Half...

Crime

Video shows white woman pulling gun on Blacks in Michigan

ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in Michigan said they were investigation a confrontation in which a white woman...

Crime

Release of NY driver who struck officers with SUV blocked

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have temporarily blocked the release of a driver accused of striking three officers...

Business

To stop parties, Airbnb won't let some guests book homes

Airbnb will ban some younger U.S. guests from booking homes in their area as part of a continuing effort to crack down on...

Crime

Video: Florida police laugh after shooting rubber bullets

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Newly released body camera footage shows Florida police officers laughing and celebrating after...

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Court could end claims Nestle, Cargill abetted child labor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider ending a lawsuit that claims Nestle and Cargill facilitated the use of child...

Business

Canada high court dismisses Indigenous appeal of pipeline

TORONTO (AP) — The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday dismissed an appeal from British Columbia First Nations against the...

Business

Tigers announce partnership with sportsbook operator

DETROIT (AP) — The Tigers became the first Major League Baseball team to reach a deal with a sports gambling company,...

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High court won't hear abortion clinic 'buffer zone' cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday turned away pleas from anti-abortion activists to make it easier for them to...

Health

Not so random acts: Science finds that being kind pays off

Acts of kindness may not be that random after all. Science says being kind pays off.Research shows that acts of kindness make...

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Priest sues to stop federal execution over coronavirus risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Zen Buddhist priest, who is a spiritual adviser to one of three federal death row inmates scheduled to be...

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This Date in Baseball

July 81912 — Rube Marquard’s 19-game winning streak was stopped when the New York Giants lost 7-2 to the Chicago Cubs.1935 —...

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Officer suspended after video shows him hitting woman

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami-Dade police officer has been relieved of duty after an incident caught on body cam showed him hitting a...

Health

US long-term mortgage rates hit all-time low again

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week with the benchmark 30-year home loan hitting its lowest...

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AP Sportlight

July 81889 — John L. Sullivan defeats Jake Kilrain in the 75th round in Richburg, Miss., for the U.S. heavyweight championship....

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Kansas governor orders masks to be worn in public, at work

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly issued an order Thursday directing Kansas residents to wear masks in public...

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Russia denies supplying weapons to Afghanistan's Taliban

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Foreign Ministry said Thursday that Moscow has never delivered weapons to the Taliban movement in...

Business

Supreme Court declines to hear Equal Pay Act case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that employers can't use past salary history to justify a...

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Whipping post removed from Delaware courthouse square

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — An 8-foot (2.4 meters) tall whipping post was removed from a Delaware county courthouse square...

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Tesla 2Q deliveries rise over 1Q despite factory shutdown

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla says it delivered more electric vehicles worldwide in the second quarter than it did in the first. The...

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Critics slam changes in ICU capacity reporting in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — A change in how Houston area hospitals report intensive care unit capacity during the coronavirus pandemic has...

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US paratroopers injured in German training accident

BERLIN (AP) — Six American soldiers were injured in a training accident in Germany when they drifted off course during a...

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US trade deficit rises 9.7% in May to $54.6 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit rose for the third straight month in May. Both exports and imports fell as the...

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US peace envoy looks to start of talks to end Afghan war

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Washington’s peace envoy told Pakistani officials that Afghanistan’s Taliban and Kabul’s political leaders...

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Officials delay decision on Kentucky Confederate statue

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Officials in a Kentucky county have delayed a vote on whether to remove a Confederate statue from the...

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Bishop: North Carolina priest kept on leave on abuse claims

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Catholic priest in North Carolina will remain on administrative leave after allegations of sexual...

Business

U.S. trade deficit rises 9.7% to $54.6 billion in May; exports and imports fall

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. trade deficit rises 9.7% to $54.6 billion in May; exports and imports fall.

Health

Europe contains jobless rate, but faces summer of discontent

SPERLONGA, Italy (AP) — Europe has limited the rise in unemployment caused by the pandemic with a wide array of government...

Crime

4 linked to reporter's murder to stay in prison in Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A British Pakistani man and three others convicted in the kidnapping and killing of a U.S. journalist,...

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Lindsay: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Lindsay Corp. (LNN) on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $10.1 million.The Omaha,...

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Officials name pilot killed in crash at Shaw Air Force Base

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Officials have identified a military pilot killed when his fighter jet crashed during a training routine at...

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Deputy: White woman lied about assault by Black couple

POWHATAN, Va. (AP) — A white Virginia woman has been charged with filing a false assault report against a Black couple,...

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5 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. JOB SURGE EXPECTED IN...

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Black-owned businesses see sales surge amid racism reckoning

BOSTON (AP) — When Mahdi Hashemian was looking for a bicycle for his 7-year-old daughter Zeynab last week, the Cambridge,...

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GOP candidate is latest linked to QAnon conspiracy theory

DENVER (AP) — When Lauren Boebert was asked in May about QAnon, she didn't shy away from the far-right conspiracy theory, which...

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Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher on vaccine hopes

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Thursday as hopes for development of a coronavirus vaccine...

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Wednesday Sports in Brief

NFLThe NFL will cut its preseason in half and push back the start of exhibition play so teams have more time to train following...

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Watkins Glen open again, optimistic for NASCAR weekend

The roar is back at New York's Thunder Road.Three months after its opening day was canceled by the coronavirus pandemic,...

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Old times not forgotten: Mississippi furls rebel-themed flag

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi officials held a ceremony Wednesday to retire the former state flag and send it to a history...

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Urban-rural divide on display in Oklahoma's primary election

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Mauree Turner is a living example of the growing diversity of big cities.The 27-year-old gay, Black,...

Health

California officials blasted for prison coronavirus outbreak

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers harshly criticized state corrections officials' “failure of leadership”...

Health

The Latest: Oklahoma athletics cutting $13.7M from budget

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Oklahoma athletics department has...

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LAPD funding slashed by $150M, reducing number of officers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — City leaders voted Wednesday to slash the Los Angeles Police Department budget by $150 million, reducing the...

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Williams scores twice and Courage down Spirit 2-0

HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Lynn Williams scored twice to help the North Carolina Courage beat the Washington Spirit 2-0 on Wednesday...

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Closing bars to stop coronavirus spread is backed by science

Authorities are closing honky tonks, bars and other drinking establishments in some parts of the U.S. to stem the surge of...

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Today in History

Today in HistoryToday is Thursday, July 2, the 184th day of 2020. There are 182 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in...

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Novartis pays $678M to resolve suit over sham doctor outings

NEW YORK (AP) — Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp. will pay $678 million to the U.S. government and various states to settle a...

Business

Appeals court lifts restraint against Trump book publisher

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York appeals court cleared the way Wednesday for a publisher to distribute a tell-all book by President...

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Missouri man freed from prison with help from WNBA's Moore

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man was freed from prison Wednesday after a county prosecutor declined to retry his case,...

Health

The Latest: South Korea worries as virus resurgence spreads

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says it has confirmed 54 more COVID-19 cases as the coronavirus continues to spread beyond the...

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Stonewall Jackson removed from Richmond's Monument Avenue

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Work crews wielding a giant crane, harnesses and power tools wrested an imposing statue of Gen. Stonewall...

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Michigan governor closes indoor bars, allows to-go cocktails

LANSING, Mich (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that she was closing indoor seating in bars in parts of the...

Business

China demands info from 4 media companies in response to US

BEIJING (AP) — China has demanded staff and business information from four U.S. media companies including The Associated Press...

Health

Judge deals setback to key Trump policy limiting asylum

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge has knocked down a cornerstone border policy of the Trump administration that denies asylum to...

Crime

Three arraigned in restraint death of Black teen in Michigan

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Three former Michigan youth center staff members charged in the death of a Black teenager who was...

Health

Bars, restaurants pay price for California virus surge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California took a big step back in reopening its economy on Wednesday as Gov. Gavin Newsom shut down...

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House passes bill rebuking China over Hong Kong; Senate next

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday joined the Senate in approving a bill to rebuke China over its crackdown in Hong Kong...

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Mississippi bans abortion based on race, sex, genetic issues

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed a law Wednesday that bans abortion based on the race, sex...

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely asserts Biden was fed questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has fabricated a complaint that Democratic rival Joe Biden was fed questions at a news...

Business

House approves $1.5T plan to fix crumbling infrastructure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House approved a $1.5 trillion plan Wednesday to rebuild the nation’s crumbling...

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Movement for Black Lives plans virtual national convention

NEW YORK (AP) — Spurred by broad public support for the Black Lives Matter movement, thousands of Black activists from across...

Health

Alaska oil checks smaller, but they help pay virus bills

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Downtown Anchorage street musician Cal Austermuhl had good reason to be singing the blues Wednesday,...

Health

Official suggests Kansas blew chance for coronavirus respite

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top public health official predicted Wednesday that the state will face steeper increases in...

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Divided West can do little as China tightens up on Hong Kong

LONDON (AP) — From Tokyo to Brussels, political leaders have swiftly decried Beijing’s move to impose a tough national security...

Health

Congress extends relief program for COVID-slammed businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday easily passed a temporary extension of a subsidy program for small businesses slammed...

Crime

Texas DA files new charges resulting from deadly drug raid

HOUSTON (AP) — The investigation of a Houston Police Department narcotics unit following a deadly 2019 drug raid has resulted...

Sports

Bobsled, skeleton still planning for full World Cup season

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Bobsled and skeleton officials indicated Wednesday that they are still planning for a full World Cup...

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Sheriff: I'll deputize gun owners if violent protests erupt

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff says he will deputize every gun owner in his county to put down any violent...

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Minneapolis commission to hold 2 hearings on police proposal

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some members of a commission reviewing a proposal to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department expressed...

Business

Utah defensive coordinator Scalley to keep job after review

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley will remain on staff but will take a pay cut and must undergo...

Sports

Atlanta United signs free-agent midfielder Damm from Mexico

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United has signed free-agent midfielder Jürgen Damm, a former member of the Mexican National Team.Damm...

Health

US signals it will resist freeing detained migrant families

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government said Wednesday that it should not have to automatically release immigrant parents detained...

Business

Los Angeles to reset troubled marijuana licensing program

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a makeover of its widely criticized marijuana licensing...

Health

Oklahoma City restaurant, bar workers required to wear masks

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Workers at Oklahoma City restaurants and bars will be required to wear masks after the mayor announced new...

Business

Seattle police forcibly clear 'lawless' protest zone

SEATTLE (AP) — Wearing helmets and wielding batons and rifles, Seattle police turned out in force at dawn Wednesday in the...

Health

Yellowstone park to reconsider controversial bison plan

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials plan to reconsider how they manage Yellowstone National Park's famous wild bison...

Health

Workers: Tesla threatens firing if they don't return to jobs

DETROIT (AP) — Some Tesla workers and labor activists say the company is threatening to fire employees who haven’t returned to...

Crime

Mother charged in fatal mauling of infant son by family dog

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana woman has been arrested in connection with the fatal mauling of her 26-day-old...

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Florida felons seeking voting rights back face court setback

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal appellate court has stayed a lower court ruling that gave impoverished Florida felons the...

Health

Census door knockers starting in 6 states later this month

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Homes in six states across the U.S. can expect to get knocks on their doors from census takers in two...

Health

Asterisk on the NBA title? Coaches, players say not a chance

The 2020 NBA champion, if one is crowned, will have emerged as the ultimate winner from a season that lasted more than a full...

Crime

Police: Man bit tip off officer's nose during a struggle

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who struggled with police while being taken into custody has been accused of biting the...

Health

Group says it has ample signatures to get pot on ballot

PHOENIX (AP) — Proponents of legalizing recreational marijuana in Arizona said Wednesday they turned in 420,000 petition...

Health

Cases spike in Sunbelt, other states back off on reopening

PHOENIX (AP) — California closed bars, theaters and indoor restaurant dining all over again across most of the state Wednesday,...

Crime

Toddler wounded in latest child shooting in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — A 3-year-old girl was shot and wounded while playing with other children in the front yard of a home on...

Business

California sues Cisco for bias based on Indian caste system

NEW YORK (AP) — California regulators have sued Cisco Systems, saying an engineer faced discrimination at the company's Silicon...

Health

MATCHDAY: Liverpool plays dethroned champions Man City

A look at what’s happening around European soccer on Thursday:ENGLANDLiverpool plays its first game as Premier League champion...

Health

US transfers care for towns polluted with asbestos to state

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — State regulators are taking over maintenance of a decades-long environmental cleanup in two northwestern...

Crime

Man sues for wrongful conviction after childhood in prison

A Pennsylvania man is suing a handful of retired state police investigators and officials alleging malicious prosecution after...

Health

Pence backs Arizona business closures in coronavirus hotspot

PHOENIX (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday implored people in Arizona to wear masks and support business closures as...

Business

Hurricanes losing Dudley, still in talks with TV's Forslund

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes president and general manager Don Waddell said Wednesday that executive Rick Dudley...

News

Name of ex-Supreme Court justice taken off historic warship

BALTIMORE (AP) — The name of a former U.S. Supreme Court chief justice who had ruled before the Civil War that free Black...

Health

Cards replace Yanks as White Sox opponent at Field of Dreams

NEW YORK (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have replaced the New York Yankees as the opponent for the Chicago White Sox in the...

Crime

Audit finds more than $115K in fraud in small Missouri town

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — State auditors have found more than $115,000 in fraudulent payments and purchases made by former leaders...

Health

Mavs add Burke after Cauley-Stein opts out of resumed season

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks signed guard Trey Burke on Wednesday after center Willie Cauley-Stein decided not to rejoin...

Business

Video of neighborhood dispute spurs anti-racism protest

MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) — A dispute between neighbors over work being done at a New Jersey home this week sparked a brief...

Health

Minnesota Senate GOP spotlights damage after Floyd's death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate opened hearings Wednesday on the unrest that rocked the state...

Health

Simpson returning to PGA Tour after family coronavirus scare

DETROIT (AP) — Webb Simpson is competing on the PGA Tour again after his family had a coronavirus scare.One of Simpson’s...

Health

Rivers: Lou Williams expected to join Clippers for restart

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers says Lou Williams is expected to join the team for the NBA’s restart...

Business

Michigan judge allows restart of disputed oil pipeline

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge Wednesday allowed Enbridge to resume pumping oil through a Midwestern pipeline,...

News

McGrath raises Russia bounty issue in Kentucky Senate race

LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — Taking the offensive after her narrow primary win, Democratic Senate nominee Amy McGrath challenged...

Health

Health experts slam US deal for large supply of virus drug

LONDON (AP) — Public health experts on Wednesday criticized the U.S. for securing a large supply of the only drug licensed so...

Health

Judge sides with Disney in case of autistic accommodation

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A judge has sided with Walt Disney World in ruling that the theme park resort wasn't being unreasonable...

Health

Giants, top pick C Bailey agree to $3.8M signing bonus

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Catcher Patrick Bailey, the 13th overall pick in last month's amateur draft, has agreed to a minor league...

Health

Business Highlights

____Fed minutes show concerns about severity of downturnWASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials last month expressed...

Sports

St. Augustine's University fires longtime track coach

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — George Williams, longtime track and field coach at St. Augustine’s College and a former coach with the...

Crime

Man charged with conspiring to hide kids' bodies in his yard

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Prosecutors accused a man of conspiring with his new wife to keep the bodies of her children hidden on his...

Business

National Beverage: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) _ National Beverage Corp. (FIZZ) on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $36.2...

Crime

Man sentenced to life in 1980 killing of Colorado intern

A Florida man was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for killing a college student from Massachusetts who was working as...

News

Mexican soldiers seize $2.7 million in cash from US vehicle

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican soldiers have seized almost $2.7 million in cash stuffed into suitcases in the back of an SUV...

News

Catholic priest suspended for comparing BLM to 'maggots'

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — A bishop suspended a suburban Indianapolis Catholic priest from public ministry on Wednesday for comparing...

Health

Cubs pitching coach says COVID-19 quarantined him for month

CHICAGO (AP) — An emotional Chicago Cubs pitching coach Tommy Hottovy is recovering from a severe case of COVID-19 that...

Health

Report: Tourism to Latin America hammered by COVID

MIAMI (AP) — With the coronavirus keeping Americans at home during the summer, countries south of the U.S. border are bracing...

Health

Healthy Kessel expected to give Coyotes a boost in return

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The start of Phil Kessel's desert tenure did not go according to plan, for him or the Arizona...

Health

Packers sign 1st-round pick Love, 2nd-round choice Dillon

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers said Wednesday they have signed Utah State quarterback Jordan Love and Boston...

Health

College athletes from overseas might be stuck at home

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma has asked for federal help in getting his team back to campus...

Health

MLB players begin reporting for tests as first workouts near

Yoán Moncada has spent the past couple of months working out in what he called a “controlled and limited environment” in...

Crime

Independent review of St. Louis police procedures planned

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Police Department will undergo an independent, outside review of its operations in an effort to...

Health

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Major U.S. stock indexes ended mostly higher Wednesday, extending the S&P 500's winning streak to a third day and pushing the...

News

Man falls 20 feet through the floor into a hidden well

GUILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man wasn't wishing at this well.Christopher Town was helping a friend move into a mid-19th...

Health

Death Cafes help ease grief, loss in the time of coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — Panic attacks, trouble breathing, relapses that have sent her to bed for 14 hours at a time: At 35, Marissa...

Crime

Oklahoma judge seeks delay in disciplinary proceedings

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma County district judge accused of not paying taxes requested a delay in disciplinary...

Business

Lawsuit accuses property managers of ageist Facebook ads

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Some of the nation’s leading property management companies deliberately excluded older people from...

Health

Mexico celebrates start of new trade accord with US, Canada

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico celebrated the implementation of a new free trade agreement with Canada and the United States that it...

Sports

NCAA case against Kansas hoops taken for independent review

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The NCAA's infractions case against the University of Kansas men's basketball program has been accepted...

Health

Lakers add veteran J.R. Smith for Orlando championship push

LOS ANGELES (AP) — J.R. Smith has joined LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers for their championship push.The Lakers...

Crime

Citing racial bias, San Francisco will end mug shots release

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police will stop releasing the mug shots of people who have been arrested unless they pose a...

Health

Trump at Rushmore: Jets and fireworks, but masks optional

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — When President Donald Trump speaks at the Mount Rushmore national memorial before the first fireworks...

Business

SEC's Sankey: Federal NIL law needed for fair competition

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey told a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday there needs to be a uniform federal law...

Health

AP PHOTOS: NYC's restaurants get creative for street eating

NEW YORK (AP) — Street food doesn’t usually look like this.Outdoor dining has bloomed around New York City in the last couple...

Health

Hot news cycle leads CNN to best ratings in 40 years

NEW YORK (AP) — An extraordinary stretch of news with the coronavirus pandemic and racial reckoning triggered by George Floyd's...

Business

Utah university to consider dropping 'Dixie' from its name

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After years of resisting calls to change, a university in Utah is considering dropping “Dixie” from its...

News

Department of Homeland Security to safeguard US monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal agency that was created to improve the nation’s response to terrorism announced Wednesday that it...

Health

Six FC Dallas players test positive for COVID-19 in Florida

Six players with FC Dallas have tested positive for COVID-19 and the entire team has been quarantined ahead of the MLS Is Back...

Health

Governor closes indoor bar service in parts of Michigan due to COVID-19 concerns; signs bills allowing cocktails-to-go

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Governor closes indoor bar service in parts of Michigan due to COVID-19 concerns; signs bills allowing...

Crime

FBI: Breonna Taylor case 'top priority' in Louisville office

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Federal officials are working “urgently and expeditiously” to investigate possible civil rights...

Health

LeBron James' group touts sports venues as mega-voting sites

ATLANTA (AP) — If basketball icon LeBron James gets his way, NBA arenas and other sports venues around the country will be mega...

Business

Grains higher, livestock mixed

Wheat for Jul. rose 8.75 cents at 4.9875 a bushel; Jul. corn advanced 9.75 cents at 3.4825 a bushel, Jul. oats was up 3.75...

Crime

Police: Oklahoma officer's health improving after shooting

TULSA, Oklahoma (AP) — A Tulsa police officer's health is improving after he was he was shot in the head during a traffic stop...

News

Trump: I'll veto defense bill to keep Confederate base names

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is vowing to veto a massive defense bill to keep military bases such as Fort Bragg...

Health

5 things to watch for in Thursday's jobs report for June

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the viral outbreak worsening and unemployment at Depression-era levels, the government on Thursday will...

Health

21 Savage launches free online financial program for youth

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper 21 Savage will be launching a free online financial literacy education program for youth sheltered at...

Sports

Thorns, Red Stars play to scoreless draw in NWSL tournament

HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — The Portland Thorns and the Chicago Red Stars played to a scoreless draw Wednesday in the group stage of...

News

Ex-Bush officials launch super PAC backing Biden over Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of former George W. Bush administration and campaign officials have launched a new super PAC...

News

Immigration judges in lawsuit say US government muzzles them

Immigration judges said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday against the U.S. Department of Justice that they are being muzzled by the...

Health

Dems: Government's 'deadly delay' devastated nursing homes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration was slow to comprehend the scale of COVID-19's impact on nursing homes and a...

Health

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___June 30The Wall Street Journal on allegations that Russia...

Health

76ers coach Brown says Embiid, Simmons healthy for restart

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown says All-Star guard Ben Simmons is “good to go” for the NBA restart...

Crime

Carjacker gets 25 years for killing mom in front of children

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A carjacker who shot and killed a Missouri woman in front of her three young children has been sentenced to...

Business

UK regulator urges reforms to curb Google, Facebook ad power

LONDON (AP) — British regulators want new rules to foster competition in digital advertising markets and rein in the industry's...

Health

US manufacturing bounces back in June on reopenings

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. manufacturing rebounded in June as major parts of the country opened back up, ending three...

Health

NYC delays resumption of indoor dining at restaurants

NEW YORK (AP) — Indoor dining at New York City restaurants will be delayed out of fear it would cause a spike in coronavirus...

Health

Insurer Centene plans 3,200 jobs at new N.C. regional hub

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Government health insurance provider Centene Corp. said on Wednesday it will build an East Coast campus in...

Crime

Family: Human remains found in Texas are missing soldier

KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — The family of a soldier who has been missing since April believes partial remains that were found in...

Business

Trump allies take aim at his global media chief for firings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven U.S. senators, including two strong allies of President Donald Trump, harshly criticized Trump's new...

Health

Despite virus cases, Nets say no thought to skipping restart

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving aren't coming back. DeAndre Jordan and Wilson Chandler aren't going,...

News

Richmond mayor orders removal of all Confederate statues standing on city land

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond mayor orders removal of all Confederate statues standing on city land.

Business

BP, Hilcorp say they've closed part of Alaska oil, gas deal

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — BP announced Wednesday it has closed part of its planned $5.6 billion sale of assets and operations in...

Business

Treasury to loan $700M to trucking company DOD sued in 2018

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A struggling trucking company once sued by the Department of Defense is getting a $700 million loan...

Health

Little evidence that protests spread coronavirus in US

NEW YORK (AP) — There is little evidence that the protests that erupted after George Floyd’s death caused a significant...

Business

Astronauts complete 2nd spacewalk to swap station batteries

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts completed their second spacewalk in under a week Wednesday to replace old batteries...

Crime

Police chief defends pepper spray at Elijah McClain vigil

DENVER (AP) — A police chief spent over four hours defending her officers’ tactics to leaders in a Denver suburb after police...

Business

AP Exclusive: Hair weaves from Chinese prison camps seized

Federal authorities in New York on Wednesday seized a shipment of weaves and other beauty accessories suspected to be made out...

Health

USGA leans on world ranking, money lists for Women's Open

The USGA is leaning more on the world ranking for pros and amateurs, along with current money lists on American tours, to...

Sports

MLB Calendar

July 18-19 — Last day to offer a retention bonus to an eligible player attending training with a minor league contract.July...

Health

Jay-Z's Made in America festival canceled due to pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z’s annual festival in Philadelphia, Made in America, won’t take place Labor Day weekend due to the...

Health

Coach Dawn Staley awaits Olympics, focuses on South Carolina

NEW YORK (AP) — Coach Dawn Staley would be prepping the U.S. women’s basketball team for the Tokyo Olympics this week if not...

Sports

OL Reign, Sky Blue play to scoreless draw in NWSL tournament

HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Sky Blue played to a scoreless draw with OL Reign on Tuesday night in the NWSL's Challenge Cup...

Health

K-State launches diversity programs after football boycott

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas State is launching a diversity and education fund amid several other initiatives to address...

Sports

Suspect accused of football game threat enters guilty plea

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who used Facebook to threaten a shooting at Ohio State University and vowed to hurt players on the...

Crime

Woman checking mail killed by car running from police

ANDERSON. S.C. (AP) — A woman checking her mail outside her South Carolina home was struck and killed by a car being chased by...

Health

Austin City Limits music festival canceled as virus surges

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin City Limits has joined the ranks of major music festivals to be canceled because of the...

Health

Army quarantines 90 soldiers with coronavirus at Fort Bragg

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Army has quarantined 90 soldiers and instructors who tested positive for the coronavirus...

Business

Hong Kong police make first arrests under new security law

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police made the first arrests Wednesday under a new national security law imposed by China’s central...

Business

Maine, Vermont next in fight over aid to religious schools

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court decision that says states can’t cut religious schools out of programs that send...

Health

Monmouth Park to open thoroughbred meet Friday with fans

With the opening of the thoroughbred season at Monmouth Park days away, chief executive Dennis Drazin knows the odds are...

News

Remembering the slave who joined Jefferson in Philadelphia

NEW YORK (AP) — In the early summer of 1776, Thomas Jefferson worked away in the second floor parlor of a boardinghouse in...

Crime

Detroit man gets 3 life terms for LGBTQ shooting deaths

DETROIT (AP) — A 19-year-old Detroit man has been sentenced to three life terms in prison with no chance of parole for gunning...

Health

Zoom got big fast. Then videobombers made it rework security

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Back in March as the coronavirus pandemic gathered steam in the U.S., a largely unheralded...

Health

Midwest Economy: June state-by-state glance

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association, began formally...

News

Leaders of Russia, Turkey, Iran talk about stabilizing Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran on Wednesday discussed efforts to stabilize Syria in a video call,...

Business

Business leaders say area's economy improving with reopening

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Business leaders say the economy has begun to recover as businesses reopened in the past month in nine...

Health

US construction spending fell 2.1% in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending fell 2.1% in May with both home building and nonresidential activity declining.The...

Health

Launch of NASA Mars rover delayed again, 2 weeks left to fly

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has delayed the launch of its newest Mars rover yet again — to the end of July at the earliest...

Health

Borgata president one of few Black women to run a US casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Melonie Johnson is making history as the first Black woman to hold the title of president of an...

News

Netanyahu ally confirms delays in West Bank annexation plan

JERUSALEM (AP) — A confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed that the Israeli leader's plan to annex parts of...

Crime

Families of US troops slain in Jordan seek action

WASHINGTON (AP) — The families of three Special Forces troops slain by a Jordanian soldier at a military base in Jordan in 2016...

Business

Germany's Merkel underlines aim to complete Baltic pipeline

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday underlined her country's aim of completing a new German-Russian gas...

Business

Charlize Theron hopes daughters are represented in Hollywood

NEW YORK (AP) — Charlize Theron says she’s making choices as a producer and actor to ensure her “two small, beautiful African...

Health

Hollowed out public health system faces more cuts amid virus

The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a...

Health

Survey: Companies added 2.4 million jobs in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies added nearly 2.4 million jobs in June, according to a private survey, a large gain that still...

Health

Look at method used to assess state of public health system

To assess the state of the public health system in the United States, KHN, also known as Kaiser Health News, and The Associated...

Health

Gun-toting restaurateur upsets 5-term Colorado congressman

DENVER (AP) — A pistol-packing restaurant owner who has expressed support for a far-right conspiracy theory has upset five-term...

Health

VIRUS DIARY: Moving closer to grandsons they can barely see

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A child's swing twists forlornly in the breeze beneath the behemoth maple tree that shades our home. It's...

News

Russian bounties further strain Trump's bond with veterans

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — They didn't like it when then-candidate Donald Trump criticized John McCain for being captured in...

Health

AP-NORC poll: White Democrats grow more critical of police

DETROIT (AP) — As a national reckoning over racism and policing grips the nation, white Democrats are far more likely now than...

Business

Schnitzer Steel: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc. (SCHN) on Wednesday reported a fiscal third-quarter loss of $5 million,...

Business

UniFirst: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot

WILMINGTON, Mass. (AP) _ UniFirst Corp. (UNF) on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $21.3 million.On a...

Health

Six takeaways of the KHN/AP public health investigation

Local and state public health departments in the United States work to ensure that people have healthy water to drink, their...

Business

General Mills: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ General Mills Inc. (GIS) on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $625.7 million.The...

News

John Hickenlooper wins Colorado's Democratic Senate primary

DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper won the Democratic nomination Tuesday to face Republican Sen. Cory Gardner...

News

Trump faces pressure over Russia bounties to kill US troops

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump came under growing pressure to respond to allegations that Russia offered bounties for...

News

Pilot killed in fighter jet crash at Shaw Air Force Base

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — A military pilot has died in the crash of a fighter jet during a training mission at Shaw Air Force Base in...

Health

American Kennel Club adds a breed, with dog shows in flux

NEW YORK (AP) — A vigorous Belgian livestock-guarding breed is gaining entree to the American Kennel Club. But Americans eager...

Business

Edmunds: 4th of July deals less generous but still solid

With summer in full swing, we typically see car dealerships heavily discounting excess inventory for the Fourth of July...

Business

China: US 'oppressing Chinese companies' in new Huawei move

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday demanded Washington stop “oppressing Chinese companies” after U.S. regulators declared...

News

Trump's two Russias confound coherent US policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to Russia, the Trump administration just can’t seem to make up its mind.For the past three...

Health

Asian shares up after Wall St closes best quarter since 1998

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday after Wall Street capped its best quarter since 1998, shrugging off...

Health

Tuesday Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — Trying to find out the status of a baseball player coming back from an ankle injury definitely will be...

Health

Interfaith group: No Buddhist or Hindu statues in nightclubs

BOSTON (AP) — America’s nightclubs are largely closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but that isn’t stopping an...

Crime

`You broke my wrist!' Police sued for taking down wrong man

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Body camera video shows Antonio Arnelo Smith handing his driver's license to a Black police officer and...

Health

Oklahoma voters narrowly approve Medicaid expansion

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters narrowly decided on Tuesday to expand Medicaid health insurance to tens of thousands...

Health

Oklahoma sets new daily record for COVID-19 cases, with 585

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma set a record daily high for confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, however the governor said the...

Health

NYC passes austere budget that cuts $1B from NYPD

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers approved an austere budget early Wednesday that will shift $1 billion from policing to...

Health

Horn handily captures Democratic nod in closely watched race

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn easily dispatched her lone opponent Tuesday to capture the Democratic nomination in...

News

Oklahoma voters put Medicaid expansion in Constitution, extend health coverage to tens of thousands of residents

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters put Medicaid expansion in Constitution, extend health coverage to tens of thousands of...

Health

Republicans, with exception of Trump, now push mask-wearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Republican circles — with the notable exception of the man who leads the party — the debate about masks is...

Health

China reopens but businesses struggle to lure back consumers

BEIJING (AP) — The Daronghe restaurant in Chengdu in China’s west has reopened but, with business down by half, its staff of...

News

Businesswoman Lauren Boebert defeats five-term U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton in Colorado's 3rd District Republican primary

DENVER (AP) — Businesswoman Lauren Boebert defeats five-term U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton in Colorado's 3rd District Republican primary.

Business

Weinstein reaches tentative $19M deal with accusers

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein and his former studio’s board have reached a nearly $19 million settlement with dozens of his...

Health

Australia plans $190 billion defense boost over decade

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister on Wednesday announced 270 billion Australian dollars ($190 billion) in...

News

Rudolfo Anaya, ‘godfather’ of Chicano literature, dies at 82

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Rudolfo Anaya, a writer who helped launch the 1970s Chicano Literature Movement with his novel “Bless...

Crime

5 officers investigated over use of force at Austin protests

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Five Austin police officers are on paid administrative duty amid an investigation into the use of what...

Crime

White Florida officer charged in shoving of Black woman

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A white Florida police officer was charged with battery Tuesday for allegedly shoving a kneeling...

News

Boston to remove statue of slave kneeling before Lincoln

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's arts commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to remove a statue that depicts a freed slave kneeling...

News

Mexican president to visit Trump in US on July 8, 9

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will visit U.S. President Donald Trump on July 8 and 9 in his...

Health

Rockies GM supports Desmond's decision to skip '20 season

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich says he supports Ian Desmond’s decision to sit out the 2020 season...

Health

Coronavirus' spread in GOP territory, explained in 6 charts

Coronavirus first spread in the United States as a mostly coastal and big-city scourge, sparing many rural areas, small towns...

Business

Protester hit by Iowa governor's SUV sure it was intentional

ACKLEY, Iowa (AP) — An SUV carrying Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds hit a Black Lives Matter protester who was trying to block the...

Health

The Latest: SKorea weighs listing churches as 'high risk'

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea is considering including religious facilities on the same list with nightclubs, hostess bars...

Sports

Sky F Lavender has foot surgery, will miss 2020 season

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Sky forward Jantel Lavender is recovering after surgery on a broken bone in her left foot.The team...

Sports

Oakland A's looking to fill seats with cardboard cutouts

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics might have some fans at home games after all.Well, sort of.The A's are selling...

Health

Teams not able to disclose who goes on IL due to virus

Trying to find out the status of a baseball player coming back from an ankle injury definitely will be easier than learning...

Health

Sinkerballer Jared Hughes agrees to 1-year deal with Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Sinkerballing reliever Jared Hughes and the New York Mets agreed Tuesday to a $700,000, one-year contract, a...

Health

Arizona faces new closures as hospitals prep for virus surge

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona hospitals are hiring out-of-state nurses, squeezing in more beds and preparing for the possibility of...

News

John Hickenlooper wins Democratic Senate primary in Colorado

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Hickenlooper wins Democratic Senate primary in Colorado.

Business

Carl Reiner, beloved creator of 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to...

Health

Tigers give $8.4M deal to Torkelson, who joins player pool

DETROIT (AP) — No. 1 overall draft pick Spencer Torkelson and the Detroit Tigers agreed to a minor league contract on Tuesday,...

News

Kendra Horn wins Democratic primary for Oklahoma City-based House seat

Oklahoma City (AP) — Kendra Horn wins Democratic primary for Oklahoma City-based House seat.

News

City crews remove some barriers from Seattle protest zone

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle city crews used heavy equipment Tuesday to remove makeshift barriers around the city’s “occupied”...

Crime

Officers put on leave over photos tied to Elijah McClain

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Multiple police officers in suburban Denver have been placed on paid leave during an investigation into...

Health

Analysis: Virus surge forces Arizona gov's hand on masks

PHOENIX (AP) — After telling Arizonans that many public places were again being closed amid a surge of coronavirus cases, Gov....

Health

A's send Mateo to Padres in 1st trade since baseball resumed

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have acquired middle infielder Jorge Mateo from the Oakland Athletics in the first trade...

Health

Calls for UN probe of China forced birth control on Uighurs

Politicians around the world have called for a United Nations probe into a Chinese government birth control campaign targeting...

Health

Striking shipbuilders are losing health coverage in pandemic

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The stakes are growing in a strike against Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works during a global pandemic as...

News

Abby Broyles wins Democratic Senate primary in Oklahoma

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abby Broyles wins Democratic Senate primary in Oklahoma.

Health

Biden and Trump agree: November election could be corrupt

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump and his challenger, Joe Biden, have found something they agree on: The November election...

News

Carl Reiner, comedy’s rare untortured genius, dies at 98

NEW YORK (AP) — No one in the world of comedy was more admired, and loved, than Carl Reiner.Reiner was the rare untortured...

Health

1st COVID-19 case in asylum seeker camp at US-Mexico border

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — An international disaster relief organization reported Tuesday the first confirmed case of...

Health

Fauci, CDC chief raise concerns about full airline flights

The government’s top experts in infectious diseases on Tuesday criticized American Airlines' decision to pack flights full...

Business

Judge temporarily blocks tell-all book by Trump's niece

A tell-all book by President Donald Trump’s niece cannot be published until a judge decides the merits of claims by the...

News

Jim Inhofe wins Republican Senate primary in Oklahoma

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jim Inhofe wins Republican Senate primary in Oklahoma.

Business

Regulators deny quick approval of new Great Lakes pipeline

Traverse City, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan regulatory panel on Tuesday refused to grant quick permission to run a new oil pipeline...

News

With a pen stroke, Mississippi drops Confederate-themed flag

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — With a stroke of the governor’s pen, Mississippi is retiring the last state flag in the U.S. with the...

Business

Court: Permit for oil refinery planned near national park OK

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court has sided with state regulators in a challenge to an air quality permit...

Health

California border region agrees to backpedal on reopening

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — A farming region on California's border with Mexico has sent hundreds of patients to hospitals outside...

Crime

Police say missing kids' mom helped keep their bodies hidden

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Prosecutors say the mother of two children who were found dead in rural Idaho months after they vanished in...

Health

8 Shreveport police officers accused of excessive force

A Louisiana grand jury has accused eight police officers of using excessive force in arresting two men after a chase in...

Business

UAW, prosecutor consider a monitor for avoiding corruption

DETROIT (AP) — A federal prosecutor and the United Auto Workers president are looking at using an independent monitor to make...

News

NFL Calendar

July 15 - Deadline for any club that designated a Franchise Player to sign such player to a multiyear contract or extension.Mid...

Health

Funeral held for Black man found hanging from tree

LITTLEROCK, Calif. (AP) — A 24-year-old Black man found hanging from a tree at a park in Southern California was remembered...

Business

Famed architect Paul Williams' archive goes to Getty, USC

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before there was Frank Gehry there was Paul Revere Williams, who shaped the face of Los Angeles throughout...

Health

Tennessee: Some first-time voters can't cast absentee ballot

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say they plan to enforce a requirement that first-time voters who register by mail...

Crime

1 of 2 Oklahoma officers shot during traffic stop dies

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — One of the two Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officers who were shot during a traffic stop has died, authorities...

Health

Cornell says in-person learning is best for public health

As colleges around the country grapple with how to reopen in the fall, Cornell University's president on Tuesday announced that...

Sports

Confederate flag losing prominence 155 years after Civil War

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Long a symbol of pride to some and hatred to others, the Confederate battle flag is losing its place of...

Health

Positive tests force Nuggets to close practice facilities

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets say they’ve closed their facilities after two members of the team’s traveling party tested...

Business

Appeals court panel weighs Wilmington Trust convictions

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys representing former executives for the only financial institution to be criminally charged in...

Business

Fugitive now in China sentenced in 'birth tourism' scheme

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A fugitive who pleaded guilty to a visa fraud scheme in which Chinese women gave birth in California...

Health

Doctors urge GOP to halt Texas convention as virus surges

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As the Texas GOP presses ahead with plans for a July convention amid a surge in coronavirus cases, the...

News

Reward doubled to $10K in Wisconsin lighter fluid attack

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A reward has been doubled to $10,000 for information leading to whoever set fire to a biracial Wisconsin...

Health

Sunbelt states rush to line up hospital beds, not barstools

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida and other states across the Sunbelt are thinning out the deck chairs, turning over the...