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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

Missouri Secretary of State Aschroft 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

The Latest: Russia sends doctors, equipment to Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Russia’s Ministry for Emergencies says that its first plane carrying relief teams, doctors and medical...
Aug. 5, 2020

Chicago police charge suspect in slaying of 10-year-old girl

CHICAGO (AP) — The suspected driver of a car from which a 10-year-old girl was shot and killed as she watched television in her grandmother's Chicago home has been charged...
Aug. 5, 2020

Not easy eating green: Herbivores most at extinction risk

Although scientists often worry most about the loss of the world’s predators, a comprehensive new study finds that plant-eating herbivores are the animals most at risk of extinction. About one...
Aug. 5, 2020

The Latest: UN says it will boost emergency aid to Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The United Nations says it is stepping up emergency assistance to Lebanon following the explosion...
Aug. 5, 2020

ComEd pleads not guilty in alleged influence-peddling scheme

CHICAGO (AP) — Energy utility ComEd pleaded not guilty to bribery at an arraignment Wednesday despite previously admitting wrongdoing in an influence-peddling scheme that threatens to ensnare Illinois’ most powerful...
Aug. 5, 2020

Iowa governor signs order restoring felon voting rights

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an executive order Wednesday granting convicted felons the right to vote after they complete their sentences, ending Iowa’s place as...
Aug. 5, 2020

The Latest: American citizen killed in blast, embassy says

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 9 p.m. The U.S. Embassy in Beirut says at least one American citizen was killed and several...
Aug. 5, 2020

Couple in Confederate flag flap finds Scandinavian solution

ST. JOHNS, Mich. (AP) — A couple who came under attack for displaying the Norwegian flag outside their mid-Michigan inn because some observers mistook it for a Confederate flag have...
Aug. 5, 2020

Facebook launches its new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels

Facebook's Instagram is officially launching its answer to the hit short video app TikTok — Instagram Reels. The new Instagram feature will let users record and edit 15-second videos with...
Aug. 5, 2020

The Latest: World Food Program prepares to offer support

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 8:55 p.m. The World Food Program says it is quickly assessing the situation in Lebanon to be...
Aug. 5, 2020

The Latest: Spain's virus cases rise since easing lockdown

MADRID — The number of new daily coronavirus infections in Spain continues increased to 1,772 cases on Wednesday. That was up from 1,178 the previous day. More than 60% of...
Aug. 5, 2020

The Latest: Brazil's president pledges to help Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro extended his condolences to Lebanon at an event on Wednesday and...
Aug. 5, 2020

Gone for good? Evidence signals many jobs aren't coming back

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stark evidence of the damage the resurgent viral outbreak has caused the U.S. economy could come Friday when the government is expected to report that the pace...
Aug. 5, 2020

Maloney, Torres win after delayed count in NY House primary

NEW YORK (AP) — After six weeks of delays and fights over disputed ballots, New York City Council member Ritchie Torres and U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney have been certified as...
Aug. 5, 2020

The Latest: Tel Aviv lights up City Hall with Lebanese flag

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 8:27 p.m. The Tel Aviv municipality has lit up City Hall with the Lebanese flag in solidarity...
Aug. 5, 2020

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