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The Latest: India reimposes lockdown as cases near 1 million

NEW DELHI — India’s coronavirus caseload is approaching 1 million with a surge of 29,429 in the past 24 hours, prompting authorities to reimpose lockdowns in high-risk areas in nearly...
Jul. 14, 2020

Train crash near Czech capital kills 1, injures up to 35

PRAGUE (AP) — A passenger train crashed into a freight train near the Czech capital, killing one driver and injuring dozens of passengers, officials said Wednesday. The Czech Rail Safety...
Jul. 14, 2020

Chaotic protests prompt soul-searching in Portland, Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nearly two months of nightly protests that have devolved into violent clashes with police have prompted soul-searching in Portland, Oregon, a city that prides itself on...
Jul. 14, 2020

Explosion threat eases at burning Navy warship in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A fire raging aboard a docked U.S. warship moved away from fuel tanks, easing the threat of an explosion or a million-gallon oil spill in the...
Jul. 14, 2020

Report: Mongolian teenager dies of bubonic plague

BEIJING (AP) — A 15-year-old boy has died in western Mongolia of bubonic plague, the country's national news agency reported. The Health Ministry said laboratory tests confirmed the teenager died...
Jul. 14, 2020

Lives Lost: London's Hackney Marshes will miss head referee

LONDON (AP) — The best referees are largely invisible, maintaining order unobtrusively and letting the players decide the game. Their absence — when things can spin out of control —...
Jul. 14, 2020

Without waiter jobs, what happens to creative New York?

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been the story for many a starry-eyed creative type looking for a big break in the Big Apple — wait tables to pay the bills...
Jul. 14, 2020

News outlets seek to unseal files on Saints owner Tom Benson

News outlets including The Associated Press headed to court Wednesday seeking to unseal court records involving the mental competency of billionaire Tom Benson when he rewrote his will to give...
Jul. 14, 2020

Let the good times ... hold. Virus recloses New Orleans bars

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It's a fresh taste of bitter medicine for New Orleans: A sharp increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations is forcing bars in the good-time-loving, tourist-dependent city...
Jul. 14, 2020

Profile of a killer: Unraveling the deadly new coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — What is this enemy? Seven months after the first patients were hospitalized in China battling an infection doctors had never seen before, the world’s scientists and...
Jul. 14, 2020

Man blamed for nearly half Sri Lanka virus cases speaks out

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — For months he’s been anonymous, but now Prasad Dinesh, linked by Sri Lankan authorities to nearly half of the country's more than 2,600 coronavirus cases,...
Jul. 14, 2020

Democrat MJ Hegar wins Senate nomination in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ MJ Hegar won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in a primary runoff Tuesday that was postponed months over fears of the coronavirus, only to...
Jul. 14, 2020

MJ Hegar wins Democratic Senate primary in Texas

WASHINGTON (AP) — MJ Hegar wins Democratic Senate primary in Texas.
Jul. 14, 2020

The Latest: China eases restrictions on domestic tourism

BEIJING — China is further easing restrictions on domestic tourism after reporting no new local cases of COVID-19 in nine days. A directive from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism...
Jul. 14, 2020

Trump looks to scale back environmental reviews for projects

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to announce a new federal rule to speed up the environmental review process for proposed highways, gas pipelines and other major infrastructure,...
Jul. 14, 2020

Rescuers looking for 23 missing in deadly Indonesia floods

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers on Wednesday were searching for 23 people still missing after heavy rains in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province swelled rivers and send floodwaters, mud and debris...
Jul. 14, 2020

Mexico's president turns attention to cartel-plagued states

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is traveling to three of Mexico’s most violent states this week to counter what many call a “hands-off” strategy toward drug...
Jul. 14, 2020

AP News in Brief at 6:09 a.m. EDT

Profile of a killer: Unraveling the deadly new coronavirus NEW YORK (AP) — What is this enemy? Seven months after the first patients were hospitalized in China battling an infection...
Jul. 14, 2020

Body camera footage of Floyd arrest could show more of story

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Video from the body cameras of two officers charged in George Floyd's death is being made available for public viewing by appointment on Wednesday, but a judge...
Jul. 14, 2020

Young activists, localists top Hong Kong pro-democracy polls

HONG KONG (AP) — Young activists and localist candidates dominated Hong Kong’s unofficial pro-democracy primaries over the weekend, with hundreds of thousands of people voting despite warnings the election could...
Jul. 14, 2020

Kansas man who raped, killed Missouri teen to be executed

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A Kansas man who raped and killed a 16-year-old girl and fatally beat an 80-year-old woman is scheduled to be among the first three inmates...
Jul. 14, 2020

Tyra Banks waltzing in as new 'Dancing With the Stars' host

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyra Banks will be showing off her moves as solo host of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” The supermodel, actor and businesswoman who co-created “America’s Next...
Jul. 14, 2020

Floyd family to announce civil lawsuit against Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for George Floyd's family are set to announce a civil lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Minneapolis and the police officers involved in his death. Attorney...
Jul. 14, 2020

Seoul to launch probe into allegations against late mayor

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The city government of the South Korean capital, Seoul, said Wednesday it will launch an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct surrounding late Mayor Park...
Jul. 14, 2020

Asian markets mostly higher on hopes for coronavirus vaccine

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday as investors were encouraged by news that an experimental COVID-19 vaccine under development by Moderna and the U.S. National Institutes of Health...
Jul. 14, 2020

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