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Nearly 5 million COVID cases: How did US get here?

By PHIL MARCELO, CARLA K. JOHNSON and LISA MARIE PANE | Associated Press BOSTON — Fourth of July gatherings, graduation parties, no-mask weddings, crowded bars — there are reasons the U.S. has racked up more than 155,000 coronavirus deaths, by far the most of any country, and is fast approaching an off-the-charts 5 million confirmed infections, easily the highest in the world. Many Americans have resisted wearing masks and social distancing, calling such precautions an overreaction or an infring...
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Iran abducts Glendora man in Dubai, says his family

By JON GAMBRELL | Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Glendora-based member of an Iranian militant opposition group in exile was abducted by Iran while staying in Dubai, his family said Tuesday. The suspected cross-border abduction of Jamshid Sharmahd appears corroborated by mobile phone location data, shared by his family with The Associated Press, that suggests he was taken to neighboring Oman before heading to Iran. Iran hasn’t said how it detained Sharmahd, though the announceme...
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Massive Explosion Rocks Lebanon Capital City Beirut

BEIRUT (AP) — A massive explosion shook Lebanon’s capital Beirut on Tuesday wounding a number people and causing widespread damage. The afternoon blast shook several parts of the capital and thick smoke billowed from the city center. Residents reported windows being blown out and a false ceilings dropping. WATCH: Another video shows the massive explosion in Beirut, which injured "hundreds" of people and caused damage miles away pic.twitter.com/UylWwbmWOh — BNO News (@BNONews) August 4, 2020...
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3 rescued from Pacific island after writing SOS in sand

By NICK PERRY | Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Three men have been rescued from a tiny Pacific island after writing a giant SOS sign in the sand that was spotted from above, authorities say. The men had been missing in the Micronesia archipelago for nearly three days when their distress signal was spotted Sunday on uninhabited Pikelot Island by searchers on Australian and U.S. aircraft, the Australian defense department said Monday. In this photo provided by the Australian Defenc...
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2 More San Quentin Prisoners Die Of Suspected Virus Complications

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two more inmates at San Quentin State Prison near San Francisco died from what appears to be complications of the coronavirus, corrections officials said Monday. The inmates, including one on death row, died Sunday at outside hospitals, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said. Orlando G. Romero, 48, had been sentenced to death in 1996 for first-degree murder and second-degree robbery while armed with a firearm. He was sent to death row in 1996 after ...
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Genetic Genealogy Leads To Mother’s Arrest In Her Baby’s 1988 Killing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California woman has been arrested in the death of her newborn baby boy in the San Francisco Bay Area 32 years ago in a case that was solved decades later because of genetic genealogy, authorities said Monday. Lesa Lopez, 52, admitted to investigators she was the mother of the baby and implicated herself in the killing, Alameda County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly said in a statement. “Lopez, who was 20 years old at the time of the incident, told investigators ...
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Rockies Beat Giants 7-6, Match Best Start In Team History

DENVER (AP) — The NL West-leading Colorado Rockies are off to a sizzling start with their top slugger in a slump. Now even he’s starting to heat up. Nolan Arenado hit his first homer of the season to ignite a five-run sixth inning and the Rockies matched their best start in franchise history by holding on for a 7-6 win over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night. The Rockies are 7-2 for the fifth time in team history. They also had that mark in 1995, ’97, 2011 and ’15. “Our group is mentally i...
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A’s Use Big 5th Inning To Cruise Past Mariners 11-1

SEATTLE (AP) — Ramón Laureano and Chad Pinder had two-run singles during Oakland’s big fifth inning, and the Athletics thumped the Seattle Mariners 11-1 on Monday night. Oakland scored eight times in the fifth inning, with all the runs coming with two outs. The A’s gave starter Frankie Montas plenty of run support and finished off a successful first road trip by taking three of four from Seattle. “You look at that inning and there were a few that fell in that weren’t necessary hit all that hard ...
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California Governor Cautiously Upbeat As Virus Numbers Ease

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California appears to be getting a grip on a resurgence of the coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday, though he warned the state is a long way from reopening some of the businesses it shuttered for a second time last month because of rising infections and hospitalizations. The average weekly number of positive tests is down by a fifth, to 7,764 from its peak of nearly 9,900 a week ago. The seven-day rate of tests coming back positive statewide had peaked at nearly ...
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California To Let Absent Lawmakers Vote During Pandemic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Assembly changed its rules on Monday to let lawmakers at high risk for the coronavirus vote on bills without being present in the chamber, defying advice from the Legislature’s own lawyers who say the new rule is likely illegal. It’s the first time in the state Assembly’s 170-year history that absent lawmakers will be allowed to vote on bills. Assembly leaders say the rule is necessary to protect the health and safety of its members after a coronavirus ou...
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Isaias near hurricane strength as it crawls toward Carolinas

By SARAH BLAKE MORGAN | Associated Press NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Isaias was forecast to strike land as a minimal hurricane on Monday in the Carolinas, where coastal residents braced for possible storm surge and flooding rains. The U.S. National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane warning from South Santee River, South Carolina, to Surf City, North Carolina. A tropical storm warning was extended northward up the U.S. East Coast all the way to mouth of the Merrimack River in New Hampshire. ...
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California Lawmakers Were Globetrotters Before Pandemic

SACRAMENTO (AP) – It was a different era for California lawmakers before the coronavirus pandemic: business-class flights to Japan, stays at 5-star hotels and dinners with local politicians in the name of promoting economic ties. In February, the Japanese government paid to host six California Assembly members in Tokyo and Fukushima. Between city tours, officials were briefed on Olympics preparedness for the now-postponed event and were wowed by the country’s transit system. Being a California l...
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Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Red Onions Traced To Central California Company

BAKERSFIELD (AP) — Federal health officials say an outbreak of salmonella infecting nearly 400 people in more than 30 states has been linked to red onions, and identified a California company as the likely source. The Food and Drug Administration said in a statement on Friday that Thomson International Inc. of Bakersfield, California, has notified the food agency that it will be recalling all varieties of onions that could have come in contact with potentially contaminated red onions because of ...
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Tropical Storm Isaias Strengthens As It Moves Up The East Coast

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Bands of heavy rain from Isaias lashed Florida’s east coast Sunday, with the tropical storm strengthening slightly and forecast to be near hurricane strength by the time it reaches the Carolinas. Officials dealing with surging cases of the coronavirus in Florida kept a close watch on the storm that was weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm Saturday afternoon, but still brought heavy rain and flooding to Florida’s Atlantic coast. The National Hurricane Center ad...
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Breaking Barriers to Prove #BlackTalentsMatter

It took me nearly five years to earn a full-time position in public relations. Coming from a small university in Michigan without a PR program, my only experience was gained from working as a student assistant in the PR department for three years. When I graduated, I spent my spare time offering to write press releases and manage social media for community groups in my native Detroit. When I applied for PR jobs, I always ran into barriers like unpaid internships, lack of transportation, not enou...
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Coronavirus outbreak hits Norwegian cruise ship, could spread along coast

By JAN M. OLSEN | Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A Norwegian cruise ship line halted all trips and apologized Monday for procedural errors after an outbreak of coronavirus on one ship infected at least 5 passengers and 36 crew. Health authorities fear the ship could have infected dozens of towns and villages along Norway’s western coast. The 41 people on the MS Roald Amundsen who tested positive have been admitted to the University Hospital of North Norway in Tromsoe, north of the Arctic...
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Coronavirus outbreak hits Norwegian cruise ship

By JAN M. OLSEN | Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A Norwegian cruise ship line halted all trips and apologized Monday for procedural errors after an outbreak of coronavirus on one ship infected at least 5 passengers and 36 crew. Health authorities fear the ship could have infected dozens of towns and villages along Norway’s western coast. The 41 people on the MS Roald Amundsen who tested positive have been admitted to the University Hospital of North Norway in Tromsoe, north of the Arctic...
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Magic Build Big Lead, Stay On Roll In 132-116 Win Over Kings

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Vucevic had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Aaron Gordon scored 19 of his 22 points in the first half and the Orlando Magic continued a strong restart with a 132-116 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday. Terrence Ross scored 25 points as the Magic won a season-best fifth straight game going back to before the pandemic-forced shutdown in March. Orlando won the last three before the hiatus and beat Brooklyn, the team it is battling for the seventh seed in the...
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Gallo, Choo Homer As Rangers Avoid Sweep In San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Willie Calhoun hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly after the Giants walked the bases loaded in the seventh inning, Joey Gallo followed with a three-run home run and the Texas Rangers beat San Francisco 9-5 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep. Shin-Soo Choo also went deep for Texas. Scott Heineman had a pair of hits including a two-run double and Jeff Mathis added an RBI single. “That’s one thing that we haven’t been able to do, we haven’t been able to capitalize and finish off...
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RNC Now Opens The Door To Having Journalists At Trump Nomination Vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The vote to renominate President Donald Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, without members of the press present, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Convention said on Saturday, citing the coronavirus. However, a Republican National Committee official contradicted that assessment Sunday, emphasizing that no final decisions have been made and that logistics and press coverage options were still being evaluated, The official was not authorized to disc...
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Top VP Contender Rep. Karen Bass Denounces Past Cuba Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Karen Bass, one of the top contenders to be Joe Biden’s running mate, on Sunday defended her past travel to Cuba and the sympathetic comments she made after the death of Fidel Castro, the dictator who ruled the communist country for decades. Bass said she was trying to express her condolences to the Cuban people when she referred to Castro as “Comandante en jefe,” a term that roughly translates as commander in chief but is reviled by some Cuban exiles in Florida...
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Barron Trump’s Private School Remaining Closed As Prez Pushes For Reopening

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insists that schools reopen so students can go back to their classrooms, but the Maryland private school where his son Barron is enrolled is among those under county orders to stay closed. Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said his order to stay closed for in-person instruction through Oct. 1 and to conduct online classes only will be reevaluated before Oct. 1 to determine whether it should be extended, terminated or amended. Gayles noted...
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Hawthorne-based SpaceX guiding NASA astronauts to first splashdown in 45 years

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken prepare Saturday to undock from the International Space Station, aiming to travel home to Earth aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule. Photo: SpaceX In this image from video made available by NASA, the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule separates from the International Space Station on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (NASA via AP) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds In this image from video made available by NASA, astronauts Doug Hurley, left, and Bob B...
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AP PHOTOS: Muslims worldwide mark Eid festival amid pandemic

Muslims worldwide have marked the Eid al-Adha holiday amid a global pandemic that has impacted nearly every aspect of this year’s celebrations. Around the world, Muslims gathered with relatives or at home on Friday to mark the start of Eid. Kosovo and the United Arab Emirates also closed mosques for Eid prayers to limit the spread of the virus.
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GOP Convention Bars Journalists For The First Time Ever

WASHINGTON (AP) — The vote to renominate President Donald Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, without members of the press present, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Convention, citing the coronavirus. While Trump called off the public components of the convention in Florida last month, citing spiking cases of the virus across the country, 336 delegates are scheduled to gather in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Aug. 24 to formally vote to make Trump the GOP standard-b...
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Coronavirus live news: Victoria faces stage 4 lockdown as South Africa cases pass 500,000

Australian state braced for new announcement; South Africa accounts for more than half of Africa’s diagnosed Covid-19 infections; WHO anticipates “lengthy” pandemic. Follow the latest updatesVictoria to announce stage four coronavirus lockdown restrictions with federal backingVictoria and Melbourne coronavirus mapMelbourne’s stage 3 Covid-19 lockdown rules explainedThe week Covid-19 roared back in EuropeSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.25am BST The head of Mexico’s efforts to fight the cor...
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Hawthorne-based SpaceX’s astronauts begin journey home from Space Station

This image from video made available by NASA shows the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule as it undocks from the International Space Station on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (NASA via AP) NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken prepare Saturday to undock from the International Space Station, aiming to travel home to Earth aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule. Photo: SpaceX Sound The gallery will resume in seconds This photo provided by NASA shows, from left, front, astronauts Bob Behnken and Do...
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Biden Unlikely To Announce VP Pick Until Second Week Of August

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is unlikely to publicly announce his vice presidential pick before August 10, in spite of low murmurs regarding interviews of about a dozen or so women and even talk on Friday about a short list. The Associate Press reported Saturday that a public announcement likely wouldn’t happen until just one week before Democrats hold their convention to formally nominate Biden as their presidential nominee which begins August 17. Biden said in May that he hop...
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Coronavirus live news: cases continue to rise in France and Poland

Vietnamese tourist hotspot of Danang to test entire city; Boris Johnson warns of second UK lockdown. Follow all the developments liveFauci optimistic about having a vaccine this yearAustralia death toll tops 200The week Covid-19 roared back in Europe 3.13pm BST Staff at a hospital in north-west England are to be rapidly tested for coronavirus to “control the spread of the infection”.Stockport NHS Foundation Trust said a “small number” of patients and staff had been identified as having the v...
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‘Rebuilding Paradise’ Looks At Emotional Toll Of Deadly Fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Almost two years since a wildfire swept through his mountain town and virtually wiped it out, Steve “Woody” Culleton got to put the final touches on his new home. Two redwood trees were planted in the ground, a new lawn and stone patio transformed the once barren yard into a green refuge. “We’re happy,” he said. “We’re totally home.” The landscaping marked the final chapter of a long ordeal that was captured in “Rebuilding Paradise,” a new documentary directed by Ron Howard ...
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