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Ruptured pipeline in Egypt causes massive blaze, injuring 17

CAIRO (AP) — A ruptured crude oil pipeline set off a monstrous blaze on a desert highway in Egypt on Tuesday, injuring at least 17 people, local authorities said. Firefighters...
Jul. 14, 2020

South Africa surpasses the UK in confirmed coronavirus cases, according to the Health Ministry and Johns Hopkins data

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa surpasses the UK in confirmed coronavirus cases, according to the Health Ministry and Johns Hopkins data.
Jul. 14, 2020

Virginia judge upholds much of new gun background check law

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge on Tuesday upheld much of a new state law that expands background checks for gun buyers but issued an injunction preventing it from...
Jul. 14, 2020

Navy official: Warship stable, fire could be out in 24 hours

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Hundreds of sailors have isolated the fire ravaging the USS Bonhomme Richard down to two areas of the warship and a top Navy official said Tuesday...
Jul. 14, 2020

Officer's actions toward Black lndiana 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

Attorneys ask Floyd judge to hold AG Ellison in contempt

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for two former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's death are asking a judge to hold Attorney General Keith Ellison in contempt for violating a...
Jul. 14, 2020

The Latest: Arizona reports more than 4,000 virus cases

PHOENIX -- Arizona reported 4,273 confirmed coronavirus cases Tuesday and an all-time high in hospitalizations. The state Department of Health Services says the statewide infection total is 128,097. On Monday,...
Jul. 14, 2020

No bodies found yet in search for Tulsa massacre victims

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Archaeologists resumed searching a Tulsa cemetery on Tuesday but found no signs of human remains from victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, state Archaeologist Kary...
Jul. 14, 2020

Police can't access LAPD gang database records after scandal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California attorney general on Tuesday made it impossible for law enforcement agencies to access entries that Los Angeles police made in the state's gang database...
Jul. 14, 2020

Poland: Politician vows steps to make media more 'realistic'

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The leader of Poland’s right-wing ruling party said Tuesday that some news media are misrepresenting the country's image and vowed that steps would be taken to...
Jul. 14, 2020

Trump administration rescinds rule on foreign students

BOSTON (AP) — The Trump administration has rescinded a rule that would have required international students to transfer schools or leave the country if their colleges hold classes entirely online...
Jul. 14, 2020

Trump administration rescinds rule barring foreign students from taking all classes online this fall

BOSTON (AP) — Trump administration rescinds rule barring foreign students from taking all classes online this fall.
Jul. 14, 2020

Maxwell denied bail on Epstein-related sex abuse charges

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend will remain behind bars until trial after she was denied bail Tuesday on charges she recruited girls for the financier to sexually...
Jul. 14, 2020

California ski resort eyes name change over derogatory term

TAHOE CITY, Calif. (AP) — California’s popular Squaw Valley Ski Resort is considering changing its name to remove the word “squaw” — a derogatory term for Native American women —...
Jul. 14, 2020

Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell denied bail after she pleads not guilty to sex abuse charges

NEW YORK (AP) — Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell denied bail after she pleads not guilty to sex abuse charges.
Jul. 14, 2020

Former leader of neo-Nazi group pleads guilty to 'swatting'

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A founder and former leader of a neo-Nazi group has pleaded guilty to conspiring to place hoax phone calls targeting an African American church, a Cabinet...
Jul. 14, 2020

California couple pleads guilty in college bribery scheme

BOSTON (AP) — A couple pleaded guilty Tuesday to bribing their daughter’s way into the University of Southern California as part of the college admissions cheating scheme. Diane Blake and...
Jul. 14, 2020

Canadian health official: Long home stretch might help Jays

TORONTO (AP) — A top Canadian government health official says the Blue Jays might want to consider hosting an extended stretch of home games in order to get approval to...
Jul. 14, 2020

Rabbi hurt in California synagogue shooting admits tax fraud

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A rabbi who had part of his hand shot off in a deadly attack at his Southern California synagogue pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges of...
Jul. 14, 2020

Ruptured pipeline in Egypt causes massive blaze, injuring 12

CAIRO (AP) — A ruptured crude oil pipeline set off a monstrous blaze on a desert highway in Egypt on Tuesday, injuring 12, local authorities said. Firefighters battled to contain...
Jul. 14, 2020

Mourners pay final respects to girl shot to death in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — Mourners paid their final respects Tuesday to an 8-year-old Atlanta girl slain near the site of an earlier police killing. Adults and children at the public viewing...
Jul. 14, 2020

Wall Street ticks higher in another day of unsettled trading

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is ticking higher Tuesday afternoon after pinballing through another day of unsettled trading. The S&P 500 was up 0.8%, as of 2:30 p.m. Eastern...
Jul. 14, 2020

NJ June gambling revenue down 65.6% amid virus closure

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The final month of coronavirus-mandated closures for New Jersey's casinos and racetracks was predictably bad. Figures released Tuesday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming...
Jul. 14, 2020

Biden unveils $2 trillion climate plan with energy revamp

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden released a $2 trillion plan Tuesday aimed at combating climate change and spurring economic growth in part by overhauling America’s energy industry, with a...
Jul. 14, 2020

Fed's Brainard warns US economy may slow, urges more support

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard warned Tuesday that the U.S. economy appears to be slowing after an initial burst of recovery and called for the Fed to...
Jul. 14, 2020

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