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State chief justice blasts small-time thief's life sentence

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man caught with stolen hedge clippers decades ago must continue to serve his life sentence, despite a stinging dissent from the chief justice of Louisiana’s...
Aug. 7, 2020

AP Explains: 5 key takeaways from the July jobs report

WASHINGTON (AP) — A resurgence in COVID-19 cases didn’t shut off the American job creation machine last month — but it did slow it down. Employers added 1.8 million jobs...
Aug. 7, 2020

S&P 500 stalls as tech slides, threatens 5-day win streak

NEW YORK (AP) — A slide for technology stocks on Friday is helping to halt Wall Street's big rally from earlier this week, after President Donald Trump unveiled his latest...
Aug. 7, 2020

Mauritius asks France for help as stranded ship leaks oil

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The prime minister of Mauritius says the government is appealing to France for help with a brewing environmental disaster after a ship that ran aground days ago...
Aug. 7, 2020

Herman Cain is mourned, celebrated at his funeral in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — Herman Cain, the former Republican presidential candidate, businessman and close ally of President Donald Trump, was guided by his Christian faith in politics, business and his personal...
Aug. 7, 2020

The Latest: Lebanon customs chief arrested in Beirut blast

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Lebanon's state news agency says the chief of the customs department has been questioned by...
Aug. 7, 2020

Judge: Prosecutor will stay on ex-cop's case in Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge overseeing the cases against the four former officers charged in the death of George Floyd has denied a request to have a local prosecutor removed...
Aug. 7, 2020

US intelligence says Russia is using a range of measures to denigrate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — US intelligence says Russia is using a range of measures to denigrate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Aug. 7, 2020

US intelligence warns about election interference by China, Russia, Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — US intelligence warns about election interference by China, Russia, Iran.
Aug. 7, 2020

Louisiana man serving life for $30 drug sale set to be freed

ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — Prosecutors in Louisiana have agreed to release a Black veteran serving a life sentence in prison without parole over a $30 marijuana sale, according to his...
Aug. 7, 2020

Europeans urge fair election in Belarus, criticize run-up

BERLIN (AP) — Top European officials urged Belarusian authorities Friday to ensure a free and fair presidential election this weekend and denounced “unacceptable” restrictions ahead of the vote. President Alexander...
Aug. 7, 2020

US reports show racial disparities in kids with COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — Racial disparities in the the U.S. coronavirus epidemic extend to children, according to two sobering government reports released Friday. One of the Centers for Disease Control...
Aug. 7, 2020

Court lifts ruling against 4 Arkansas abortion restrictions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday lifted a judge's ruling blocking four Arkansas abortion restrictions, including a ban on a common second trimester procedure and...
Aug. 7, 2020

Ohio governor’s COVID-19 results show tests imperfections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's positive-then-negative test results for the coronavirus are a reminder that no test is definitive. The governor tested positive using a rapid test Thursday,...
Aug. 7, 2020

The Latest: UN releases $6M, assesses shelter need in Beirut

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 8:55 p.m. The United Nations official in charge of emergency relief has released $6 million for the...
Aug. 7, 2020

American oil execs, held 2 years, go to trial in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuela court has launched the trial of six American oil executives jailed well over two years after being lured to the South American nation and...
Aug. 7, 2020

Autopsies determine 2 Tulsa children accidentally drowned

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two Tulsa children whose bodies were found in waterways in May accidentally drowned, the Oklahoma medical examiner's office ruled Friday. Autopsy reports say both 3-year-old Miracle...
Aug. 7, 2020

Plane skids off runway in India; 16 killed, dozens hurt

NEW DELHI (AP) — A special evacuation flight bringing people home to India who had been trapped abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off a runway and split in two...
Aug. 7, 2020

Michigan county official defends slur, says he's not racist

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — An official in a mostly white county in northern Michigan who used a racial slur prior to a public meeting to describe African Americans in...
Aug. 7, 2020

Correction: Grand Teton-Goats story

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — In a story Aug. 6, 2020, about efforts to remove mountain goats from Grand Teton National Park, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of the...
Aug. 7, 2020

ACLU: New Milwaukee police chief shouldn't use harsh tactics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union warned the Milwaukee Police Department and city leaders Friday that the new police chief shouldn't treat protesters harshly after former Chief...
Aug. 7, 2020

The Latest: California tops 10,000 virus deaths, 3rd highest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California has surpassed 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus, making it the U.S. state with the third-highest deaths since the start of the pandemic. The figure was reported...
Aug. 7, 2020

Comedian Andy Dick sues man who punched him in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Comedian Andy Dick has filed a lawsuit in New Orleans against the man who punched him last year outside a French Quarter nightclub. Documents in the...
Aug. 7, 2020

Judge: U-Mich. must tell alumni about doctor abuse lawsuits

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ordered the University of Michigan to inform alumni about a class-action lawsuit against the school over sexual abuse by a longtime campus...
Aug. 7, 2020

Thousands seek refuge as high heat slams Britain, France

LONDON (AP) — Residents and visitors in Britain sought refuge from searing heat Friday, with thousands mobbing beaches and parks despite warnings to maintain social distance and other precautions during...
Aug. 7, 2020

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