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Lisa Lucas, head of National Book Foundation, to join Knopf

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the organization which presents the National Book Awards is joining the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Lisa Lucas, executive director of the National Book...
Jul. 15, 2020

Tech entrepreneur's dismembered body found in luxury condo

NEW YORK (AP) — The dismembered body of a 33-year-old tech entrepreneur was found inside his luxury Manhattan condo, police said Wednesday. The victim, identified as Fahim Saleh, was found...
Jul. 15, 2020

US military: Russian mercenaries planted land mines in Libya

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. military on Wednesday accused Russian mercenaries fighting on the side of eastern Libya forces of planting land mines and improvised explosive devices in and around...
Jul. 15, 2020

Virus resurgence forces countries to reimpose restrictions

PROMACHONAS, Greece (AP) — Countries around the world are reimposing lockdowns and implementing new health checks at their borders in an effort to curb a resurgence of the coronavirus before...
Jul. 15, 2020

Death toll in Indonesia flash flood rises to 21; 2 missing

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from a flash flood in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province rose to 21 on Wednesday with two people still missing, an official said. National...
Jul. 15, 2020

The Latest: Zimbabwe postpones reopening of schools

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe has postponed the reopening of schools scheduled for the end of this month, citing rising numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19. President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government had...
Jul. 15, 2020

France tourism: Disneyland, Eiffel Tower top floor reopen

PARIS (AP) — The French tourist industry received a further boost Wednesday with the partial reopening of Disneyland Paris and the opening up of the top floor of the Eiffel...
Jul. 15, 2020

Italy, Benettons reach deal after Genoa bridge collapse

ROME (AP) — Italy’s government says it has scored a victory in a battle stemming from the deadly 2018 collapse of Genoa’s main bridge, with the Benetton fashion family agreeing...
Jul. 15, 2020

Russian prankster gets through by phone to Polish president

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Russian prankster posing as the U.N. secretary-general, managed to get through to Poland’s reelected president, Andrzej Duda, on the telephone, rendering him speechless following questions...
Jul. 15, 2020

Countries reimpose restrictions to curb virus resurgence

PROMACHONAS, Greece (AP) — Countries around the world are reimposing lockdowns and implementing new health restrictions at their borders in an effort to curb a resurgence of the coronavirus before...
Jul. 15, 2020

Judge halts execution amid claims inmate isn’t mentally fit

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a man said to be suffering from dementia, who had been set to die by lethal injection...
Jul. 15, 2020

Judge halts 2nd federal execution set for Wednesday amid claims man suffers from dementia; US files appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Judge halts 2nd federal execution set for Wednesday amid claims man suffers from dementia; US files appeal.
Jul. 15, 2020

Ex-gymnastics coach faces sentencing in Nassar-related case

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday for lying to police during an investigation into ex-Olympic and MSU...
Jul. 15, 2020

Thai man forced to psychiatric hospital over T-shirt motto

BANGKOK (AP) — A man who posted a photo online showing himself wearing a shirt with a motto questioning the traditional reverence for Thailand’s monarchy has been admitted against his...
Jul. 15, 2020

Michael Jackson channel launching on SiriusXM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The King of Pop is joining The Boss and Old Blue Eyes on SiriusXM satellite radio. The month-long Michael Jackson channel was announced Wednesday by the...
Jul. 15, 2020

UAE Mars mission from Japan delayed again by weather

TOKYO (AP) — The launch of a United Arab Emirates Mars orbiter, already delayed two days, has been postponed further due to bad weather at the Japanese launch site. The...
Jul. 15, 2020

Seafarers group: Tanker off UAE sought by US was 'hijacked'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An oil tanker sought by the U.S. over allegedly circumventing sanctions on Iran was hijacked on July 5 off the coast of the United...
Jul. 15, 2020

Europe's shift to electric cars picks up despite recession

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The coronavirus has cancelled business plans all over the world but Europe's push into electric cars isn't one of them. Sales of battery-powered and hybrid cars...
Jul. 15, 2020

Flooded southern China braces for more storms

BEIJING (AP) — Heavy rain is forecast for five more days in the Yangtze River basin, China's meteorological agency said Wednesday, in a region already devastated by flooding this year...
Jul. 15, 2020

Seafarers group: Tanker off UAE sought by US 'hijacked'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A seafarers organization says an oil tanker sought by the U.S. over allegedly trying to cirvcuvent sanctions on Iran was hijacked July 5 off...
Jul. 15, 2020

The Latest: Tokyo governor warns infections rising quickly

TOKYO — Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike says the spread of infections in the Japanese capital has escalated to levels tantamount to “issuing an alarm,” and requested residents and business owners...
Jul. 15, 2020

Seafarers organization: Oil tanker sought by US over Iran sanctions was hijacked July 5 off United Arab Emirates coast

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Seafarers organization: Oil tanker sought by US over Iran sanctions was hijacked July 5 off United Arab Emirates coast.
Jul. 15, 2020

German railway orders 30 high-speed trains for $1.1 billion

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's national railway operator is ordering 30 new high-speed trains from industrial conglomerate Siemens for some 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion). State-owned Deutsche Bahn said Wednesday that...
Jul. 15, 2020

Turkey marks fourth anniversary of failed coup attempt

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey is marking the fourth anniversary of the July 15 failed coup attempt against the government, with ceremonies and events remembering its victims. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...
Jul. 15, 2020

World markets mostly higher on hopes for coronavirus vaccine

Shares advanced in global markets on Wednesday as investors took heart from news that an experimental COVID-19 vaccine had revved up people’s immune systems just as desired. Benchmarks rose in...
Jul. 15, 2020

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