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5 things to know as Hiroshima marks 75th A-bomb anniversary

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The city of Hiroshima in western Japan marks the 75th anniversary of the world’s first nuclear attack on Thursday. Three days after its Aug. 6, 1945,...
Aug. 5, 2020

Kim directs aid to North Korean town under virus lockdown

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un directed his government agencies to act immediately to stabilize the livelihoods of residents in a city locked down over...
Aug. 5, 2020

Survivors mark 75th anniversary of world's 1st atomic attack

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The dwindling witnesses to the world’s first atomic bombing marked its 75th anniversary Thursday, with Hiroshima's mayor and others noting as hypocritical the Japanese government's refusal...
Aug. 5, 2020

The Latest: Mexico is nearing 50,000 deaths from COVID-19

MEXICO CITY — Mexico is nearing 50,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19. The federal Health Department reported 829 newly confirmed deaths Wednesday, giving the country a total of 49,698 such deaths...
Aug. 5, 2020

Homemade bombs damage ATM at New Zealand mall

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Would-be thieves apparently detonated two homemade bombs at a New Zealand mall ATM early Thursday and left other unexploded bombs behind, according to police. Authorities...
Aug. 5, 2020

Charges filed in deadly shooting at Seattle protest zone

SEATTLE (AP) — Prosecutors filed first-degree murder charges Wednesday for a suspect accused of killing a man in a fatal June 20 shooting at Seattle’s occupied protest area. KOMO reports...
Aug. 5, 2020

Virus lockdown shuts Kashmir year after India lifts autonomy

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities enforced security restrictions in many parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday, a year after New Delhi revoked the disputed region’s semi-autonomy in a decision that...
Aug. 5, 2020

US talks tougher on Chinese tech, but offers few specifics

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called for a big expansion of U.S. government curbs on Chinese technology, saying that it wants to see...
Aug. 5, 2020

Trump says he'll listen to both sides on Alaska mine project

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would “listen to both sides” after his eldest son and a campaign adviser urged him to intervene to block a...
Aug. 5, 2020

US talks tougher on Chinese tech, but offers no specifics

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called for a big expansion of U.S. government curbs on Chinese technology, saying that it wants to see...
Aug. 5, 2020

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Aug. 6 The Khaleej Times on the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon: In times of adversity it is incumbent upon...
Aug. 5, 2020

Mexico inaugurates dam that is flooding Indigenous sites

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador inaugurated a dam in northern Mexico on Wednesday even though work was symbolically suspended by anthropologists because it is flooding thousand-year-old...
Aug. 5, 2020

California's growing virus data collection headache

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has stopped removing or adding to a list of counties facing more restrictions on businesses and schools as it tries to determine the impact from...
Aug. 5, 2020

Mechanical failure, human error cited in Guard copter crash

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Mechanical failure and human error led to the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter that killed three Minnesota National Guard members last December, according to...
Aug. 5, 2020

NYC prosecutor sought records from Trump's bank

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York prosecutor who has been fighting, unsuccessfully so far, to get President Donald Trump’s tax returns had better luck last year getting a bank...
Aug. 5, 2020

Top court rules Brazil must protect Indigenous in pandemic

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The Brazilian Supreme Court ordered President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration Wednesday to adopt measures to shield Indigenous peoples from the new coronavirus, in a vote that came...
Aug. 5, 2020

President of Venezuelan soccer body Berardinelli dies

CARACAS (AP) — Venezuela's soccer federation president Jesús Berardinelli has died two weeks after he suddenly lost consciousness and presented other health problems in a hospital, the country's soccer federation...
Aug. 5, 2020

Survivors mark 75th anniversary of world's 1st nuke attack

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The dwindling witnesses to the world’s first atomic bombing marked its 75th anniversary Thursday, with the mayor and others noting the Japanese government's refusal to sign...
Aug. 5, 2020

Georgia governor signs new law to protect police

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday signed into law a new measure providing additional legal protections to police officers, a step that critics say is flawed and...
Aug. 5, 2020

The Latest: Arkansas says public schools must be open 5 days

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas state government is requiring public schools to stay open five days a week when classes resume this month, complicating efforts by some districts to...
Aug. 5, 2020

Proposal to disband Minneapolis police blocked from ballot

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis commission decided Wednesday to take more time to review a City Council amendment to dismantle the Police Department in the wake of George Floyd’s death,...
Aug. 5, 2020

San Diego to offer coronavirus tests at US-Mexico border

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County plans to set up its first testing site for the coronavirus at one of the world’s busiest pedestrian international border crossings, officials said...
Aug. 5, 2020

Defense: Ex-officer at Floyd arrest only did crowd control

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for one of the four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd argues his client only handled crowd control. Defense attorney...
Aug. 5, 2020

New Orleans sheriff regains authority over troubled jail

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The sheriff of New Orleans can be put back in control of the city’s long-troubled jail despite still-serious problems that triggered U.S. Justice Department oversight and...
Aug. 5, 2020

Bomb survivors lament Japan not doing enough for nuke ban

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Hiroshima on Thursday marked the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing on Aug. 6, 1945, the world’s first nuclear attack. The bombing destroyed the city...
Aug. 5, 2020

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