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No hoopla: Virus upends Trump, Biden convention plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the last minute, President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, are searching for places to impressively yet safely accept their parties' presidential nominations as...
Aug. 5, 2020

Downdraft blamed for crashes of Wyoming sightseeing balloons

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Three sightseeing hot air balloons crashed this week in western Wyoming because of an unexpected downdraft during a freak storm, according to the balloon company owner...
Aug. 5, 2020

The Latest: Mayor supports music festival in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — The mayor of the city that was once the hot spot for the coronavirus in North Dakota is supporting an annual outdoor music festival set to go...
Aug. 5, 2020

FBI: Multiple groups involved in Ohio $60M corruption scheme

CLEVELAND (AP) — A lengthy FBI agent affidavit detailing an alleged $60 million corruption scheme led by one of Ohio's most powerful elected officials provides painstaking detail about groups and...
Aug. 5, 2020

Police: 3 teens inadvertently jump wall into Mar-a-Lago

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Three teenagers fleeing police while carrying a semiautomatic gun in a backpack jumped a wall at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, but probably didn't know...
Aug. 5, 2020

Police charge alleged MS-13 members with trafficking teen

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged 11 alleged members of the MS-13 street gang with sex trafficking and other charges after they say a 13-year-old runaway was repeatedly...
Aug. 5, 2020

The Latest: Germany sends crews to find blast survivors

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 11:29 p.m Germany has dispatched dozens of search and rescue specialists to Lebanon to help in the...
Aug. 5, 2020

Wall Street keeps rallying; S&P 500 back within 2% of record

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street’s big rally keeps rolling, and the S&P 500 rose for a fourth straight day Wednesday to sit just 1.7% below its record. The S&P...
Aug. 5, 2020

Fiat Chrysler to recall vehicles that may pollute too much

DETROIT (AP) — About 1 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles with four-cylinder engines in the U.S. may spew too much pollution, and the company is working with government officials on a...
Aug. 5, 2020

Special prosecutor will decide charges in Missouri shooting

SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — A special prosecutor will decide whether a central Missouri sheriff's deputy will be charged in the shooting death of a woman he had stopped for a...
Aug. 5, 2020

Prosecutors: Texas man stole $1.6M in COVID-19 relief money

HOUSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Houston man bilked the government out of $1.6 million in COVID-19 business relief funding and spent some of the money on a Lamborghini,...
Aug. 5, 2020

Chief: Violent Portland protests detract from message

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Clashes outside a U.S. courthouse in Portland, Oregon, have largely stopped since Democratic Gov. Kate Brown reached a deal that called for the draw down of...
Aug. 5, 2020

The Latest: Ex-Colombian President tested positive for virus

BOGOTA, Colombia — A spokesperson for the political party of former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe says the ex-leader has tested positive for the new coronavirus. A representative of the Democratic...
Aug. 5, 2020

Negligence probed in deadly Beirut blast amid public anger

BEIRUT (AP) — Investigators probing the deadly blast that ripped across Beirut focused Wednesday on possible negligence in the storage of tons of a highly explosive fertilizer in a waterfront...
Aug. 5, 2020

Lawyers argue about psychologist in newspaper attack case

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Attorneys for a man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper argued Wednesday that a psychologist retained by prosecutors should not be able to testify...
Aug. 5, 2020

Bush latest Ferguson protester with political success

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Cori Bush earned a reputation as a fierce activist on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. Come January, she’ll almost certainly be representing the St. Louis suburb...
Aug. 5, 2020

House arrest of Colombia's Uribe exposes post-peace tensions

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Hero or villain? In Colombia, former President Álvaro Uribe is both. The rift over Uribe, and the broader rift in Colombian society, born of generations of...
Aug. 5, 2020

The Latest: Florida surpasses 500,000 coronavirus cases

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — State officials say Florida has surpassed 500,000 coronavirus cases. Meanwhile, testing is ramping up following a temporary shutdown of some sites because of Tropical Storm Isaias...
Aug. 5, 2020

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...
Aug. 5, 2020

Porn, rap interrupt Zoom hearing of Twitter hacking suspect

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The online bond hearing for a Florida teen accused of hacking prominent Twitter accounts was interrupted Wednesday by rap music and pornographic videos from users who...
Aug. 5, 2020

Missouri Secretary of State Ashcroft defends school comments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft said comments he made about fathers being willing to die to send their children back to school amid the...
Aug. 5, 2020

Probe: Police commented on explicit photo in extortion case

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE (AP) — A group of University of Utah police officers made inappropriate comments about explicit photos of a student who had submitted the pictures as evidence in...
Aug. 5, 2020

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Shirley Ann Grau dies at 91

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Shirley Ann Grau, a Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction writer whose stories and novels told of both the dark secrets and the beauty of the Deep South, has...
Aug. 5, 2020

Lawsuit: School mishandled disabled student’s rape report

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A lawsuit accuses an elite private school in Utah of mishandling a 2017 sexual assault allegation from a student with disabilities who endured bullying from...
Aug. 5, 2020

Judge: Doctrine shielding police from lawsuits is wrong

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge in Mississippi has issued a sharply worded ruling that calls on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the principle of qualified immunity, which...
Aug. 5, 2020

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