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Trump signs bill, executive order to hold China accountable for 'oppressive actions' against people of Hong Kong

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump signs bill, executive order to hold China accountable for 'oppressive actions' against people of Hong Kong.
Jul. 14, 2020

Trump bristles at question about police killing Blacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump bristled Tuesday at a reporter's question about police killing African Americans and defended the right to display the Confederate flag as he continued to...
Jul. 14, 2020

Confederate statues stored at Richmond waste water plant

At least some of the Confederate monuments that have been recently removed from places of prominence in Richmond, Virginia, are being stored on the grounds of a waste water treatment...
Jul. 14, 2020

NBC's video service Peacock stresses 'free,' looks to 2021

Peacock, one of the last major streaming services to launch in the U.S., was supposed to get a big boost this summer by carrying the Olympics. That was out the...
Jul. 14, 2020

Oklahoma man charged with murder in deaths of 3 in car crash

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The man accused of drunkenly crashing into a suburban Oklahoma City high school cross-country team and killing three student athletes has been charged with second-degree murder,...
Jul. 14, 2020

Woman pleads not guilty to charges in Texas soldier's death

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A 22-year-old woman accused of helping hide the body of a slain Texas soldier pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges related to the crime. Cecily Aguilar...
Jul. 14, 2020

Greece wants 'crippling' EU sanctions ready to use on Turkey

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece wants its European Union partners to prepare “crippling” economic sanctions for use against neighboring Turkey if it goes ahead with planned offshore gas and oil...
Jul. 14, 2020

The Latest: US announces new nursing home testing initiative

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Trump administration has announced plans to provide point of care coronavirus testing in nursing homes across the country to help ease the burden on overwhelmed...
Jul. 14, 2020

Fired VA staffer admits to murdering 7 patients with insulin

A former staffer at a veterans hospital in West Virginia pleaded guilty Tuesday to intentionally killing seven patients with fatal doses of insulin, capping a sweeping federal investigation into a...
Jul. 14, 2020

First COVID-19 vaccine tested in US poised for final testing

The first COVID-19 vaccine tested in the U.S. revved up people’s immune systems just the way scientists had hoped, researchers reported Tuesday -- as the shots are poised to begin...
Jul. 14, 2020

Oklahoma man charged with murder for killing 3 in car crash

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The man accused of killing three student athletes after he crashed into a high school cross-country team outside a suburban Oklahoma City school has been charged...
Jul. 14, 2020

Researchers report that the first vaccine tested in the US for coronavirus boosted volunteers' immune systems, as hoped

WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers report that the first vaccine tested in the US for coronavirus boosted volunteers' immune systems, as hoped.
Jul. 14, 2020

Texas voters head back to polls as virus continues surging

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A U.S. Senate primary race in Texas overshadowed by an alarming resurgence of the coronavirus came down to a runoff Tuesday between two Democrats trying to...
Jul. 14, 2020

Churches offer mental health aid amid pandemic, protests

CHICAGO (RNS) — Not long into the coronavirus pandemic, the Rev. Sandra Maria Van Opstal, a pastor at Grace and Peace Church on the West Side of Chicago, began to...
Jul. 14, 2020

'Mythbusters' star Grant Imahara dies from brain aneurysm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grant Imahara, the longtime host of Discovery Channel’s “Mythbusters,” died from a brain aneurysm, the network said Tuesday. Imahara died Monday at the age of 49...
Jul. 14, 2020

Wall Street rebounds after yet another yo-yo day of trading

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street rebounded on Tuesday, and the S&P 500 more than made up all its losses from the day before, after stocks pinballed through another day...
Jul. 14, 2020

4 more states added to NY, NJ, CT virus quarantine list

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced four more states are on New York, New Jersey and Connecticut's quarantine list on Tuesday as governors there sought to...
Jul. 14, 2020

Loughlin, Giannulli want $1M bail cut in college scam case

BOSTON (AP) — "Full House” actor Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, want their bail cut from $1 million to $100,000, telling a judge they will not...
Jul. 14, 2020

The Latest: South Africa exceeds UK in confirmed virus cases

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa has surpassed the UK in its number of confirmed coronavirus cases. That’s according to a health ministry statement and data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. South...
Jul. 14, 2020

Stock indexes shake off weak start and close broadly higher

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market shook off a weak start and ended broadly higher after pinballing through another day of unsettled trading. The S&P 500 rose 1.3% Tuesday...
Jul. 14, 2020

Report: Inmate wore janitor's uniform to escape from prison

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An inmate who escaped from a North Carolina prison last week put on a janitor’s uniform and followed another employee out the door, according to a...
Jul. 14, 2020

Suburban Seattle officers shot, 1 fatally; suspect arrested

BOTHELL, Wash. (AP) — Investigators said Tuesday they are looking into what prompted gunfire that left one police officer dead and another injured during an overnight pursuit in a Seattle...
Jul. 14, 2020

Pence urges school reopening in Louisiana amid virus surge

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence insisted Tuesday schools should reopen to in-person instruction for students, making the point in Louisiana as the state has reemerged as...
Jul. 14, 2020

South Africa surpasses the UK in confirmed coronavirus cases

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa has surpassed the UK in its number of confirmed coronavirus cases. That’s according to a Jealth Ministry statement and data compiled by Johns Hopkins University...
Jul. 14, 2020

Officer's actions toward Black Indiana senator under review

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana State Police are reviewing allegations that a white Capitol Police officer reached for his handgun while confronting a Black state senator inside the Statehouse over the...
Jul. 14, 2020

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