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    By JON GAMBRELL and ADAM SCHRECK, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, the ruler of Kuwait who drew on his decades as the oil-rich nation’s top diplomat to push for closer ties to Iraq after the 1990 Gulf War and solutions to other regional crises, died Tuesday....
    By The Associated Press The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Swedish government has decided to increase the number of spectators allowed to attend sporting events from 50 to 500 as of Oct. 15. Swedish Sports Confederation chairman Bjorn Eriksson says the decision is “a step...
    Officials in Mexico said Monday that 11 people were killed in a massacre at a bar as a turf war plays out between two powerful gangs in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. The bodies of seven men and four women were discovered at the scene, according to Reuters. The report said that rival gangs...
    By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. secretary of Commerce says the 2020 census will end Oct. 5, despite a federal judge's ruling last week that the head count of every U.S. resident should continue through the end of October, according to a tweet posted on the Census Bureau's website Monday....
    Fact check: Thousands of ballots were not sent to dead people or pets in Nevada, Virginia Boston restaurant operated by Salt Bae shut down for COVID-19 violations Column: A season like no other gets playoffs like no other The playoffs are here, and there’s no better way to start than by throwing out the...
    By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan reported Monday that Black residents are no longer being disproportionately infected and killed by the coronavirus, after they accounted for a staggering 40% of deaths and 29% of cases in the early days of the pandemic. For the last two available weeks of data, African-Americans...
    By FARNOUSH AMIRI, Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The signature-matching requirement for ballots and ballot applications in Ohio are burdensome to voters, but changing the process close to the election could be “particularly damaging," a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Michael H. Watson sided Sunday with Republican Secretary of State...
    The derecho that swept through more than a month ago is still being felt in Iowa, leaving many farmers wondering where they go from here in terms of generating a fruitful crop season. “It’s just unbelievable, is probably the word,” local farmer Rod Pierce told the Associated Press of the storm that recently tore...
    WILDFIRES have destroyed a famous Napa Valley winery as 2,000 residents were urged to leave their homes in California. Pictures show the Chateau Boswell being put the torch as the Glass Fire continues to rage near St Helena. 18The nearby Black Rock Inn completely engulfed in flamesCredit: AP:Associated Press 18Chateau Boswell burns in the...
    PITTSBURGH (AP) – President Donald Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years, according to a report Sunday in The New York Times. Trump, who has fiercely guarded his tax filings and is the only president in modern times not to make them public, paid $750 in taxes to the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley was in jail Sunday on charges of drug possession and receiving and concealing stolen property, after his arrest the night before. The Athletic first reported Beasley’s arrest Saturday night at his home in Plymouth, a suburb of Minneapolis. ESPN reported that police obtained a search warrant for...
    By The Associated Press Lots of leaders saying lots of things about lots of topics — topics that matter to them, to their regions, to the world. That’s what the speechmaking at the U.N. General Assembly invariably produces each year. And each year, certain enormous topics and certain louder voices dominate. Here, The Associated Press...
    By COSTAS KANTOURIS, Associated Press THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police said Saturday they have seized 500,000 ecstasy pills and arrested three people. The operation took place Friday in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest city, police said. The street value of the pills was 10 million euros ($11.63 million). First, police arrested a 56-year-old Greek truck driver...
    THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police said Saturday they have seized 500,000 ecstasy pills and arrested three people. The operation took place Friday in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest city, police said. The street value of the pills was 10 million euros ($11.63 million). First, police arrested a 56-year-old Greek truck driver in a truck rest area...
    By The Associated Press The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The start of the Georgia Tech-Syracuse football game at the Carrier Dome was delayed Saturday to confirm negative COVID-19 test results. Syracuse officials said Saturday players were being retested. This is home opener for the Orange...
    By MSTYSLAV CHERNOV and FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press LUETZERATH, Germany (AP) — Hundreds of anti-coal activists staged protesters in and around a mine in western Germany on Saturday, demonstrating against the continued extraction and use of fossil fuels in Europe's biggest economy. Environmental groups oppose the German government's decision to allow the mining and burning...
    SEPT. 19 – 25, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published in the past week by The Associated Press from around the world. The selection was curated by AP photo editor Patrick Sison in New York. Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AP_Images AP...
    By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that the Trump administration's leading steward of public lands has been serving unlawfully and has blocked him from continuing in the position. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris said U.S. Bureau of Land Management acting director William Perry Pendley served unlawfully for...
    By MARGIE MASON and ROBIN McDOWELL, Associated Press Lawmakers said Friday that the U.S. government needs to ban the import of products made with child or forced labor after an Associated Press investigation found widespread exploitation in the palm oil industry, from debt bondage to outright slavery. U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Ron Wyden —who...
    Fact check: Claim of double standards between COVID-19, swine flu responses is inaccurate Early Walmart drone program pilots will deliver groceries and COVID-19 tests to customers. Heres everything you need to know about the retailers delivery trials. MAC is back: Mid-American Conference football to return Nov. 4 with 6-game schedule The Mid-American Conference  will...
    Trump pledges to make Juneteenth federal holiday in bid for Black voters Early Walmart drone program pilots will deliver groceries and COVID-19 tests to customers. Heres everything you need to know about the retailers delivery trials. Column: No asterisk needed for most unusual baseball season No need for an asterisk. © Provided by...
    HUNTER Biden and his sister-in-law-Hallie Biden dated after her husband, Beau, died in 2015. The pair briefly dated after his ex-wife, Kathleen, filed for divorce in 2016. 8Hallie Biden is seen here with her late husband, Beau, in 2010Credit: AP:Associated Press Did Hunter Biden have an affair with his brother's widow? Hunter and Hallie Biden,...
    By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Friday that movie theaters and other entertainment venues can reopen after nearly seven months of closure during the coronavirus pandemic, and lifted a cap so more people in Michigan can attend funerals and other indoor events. The governor also issued an order...
    ATLANTA (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — NASA astronaut and Houston-area resident Kate Rubins said Friday that she plans to cast her next vote from space, which is allowed under Texas law. Rubins is just outside Moscow in Star City, Russia, preparing with two cosmonauts for a mid-October launch and a six-month stay at the International Space Station. “I...
    By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses in Florida on Friday in a move to reopen the state's economy despite the spread of the coronavirus. The Republican governor's move is sure to stoke debate in a politically crucial state, where the...
    By ALAN SUDERMAN, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and his wife have both tested positive for the coronoavirus. The governor's office said in a statement Friday that Northam is showing no symptoms while those of Pam Northam are mild. Northam and his wife plan to isolate for the next 10...
    PARIS (AP) — Paris police say four people have been wounded in a knife attack near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, and two attackers are on the run. Associated Press reporters at the scene saw police flooding into the neighborhood in eastern Paris, near the Richard Lenoir subway station. A police official...
    PARIS (AP) — Paris police say four people have been wounded in a knife attack near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, and two attackers are on the run. Associated Press reporters at the scene saw police flooding into the neighborhood in eastern Paris, near the Richard Lenoir subway station. A police official...
    MIAMI (AP) — Two men face federal charges in South Florida for their part in a migrant smuggling operation that involved kidnapping and torturing Cubans and extorting money from victims’ family members, authorities said. Reynaldo Marquez Crespo, 41, and Jancer Sergio Ramos Valdes, 33, made their initial appearances Wednesday in Miami federal court. Valdes had...
    By JUWON PARK and CHISATO TANAKA, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Japanese pop sensation Arashi has a big surprise for fans as they near their planned hiatus at year's end: a collaboration with Bruno Mars on their first all-English single. The band told The Associated Press the multi-Grammy Award-winning musician delved into their...
    Sept. 18-24, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the North America region. The gallery was curated by photo editor Courtney Dittmar in New York. Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Images AP Images blog: https://apimagesblog.com Copyright © 2020 The...
    SEPT. 18-24, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was curated by AP photojournalist Ramon Espinosa in Havana. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AP_Images AP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.com8 Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved....
    By MARCELO DE SOUSA, Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro delayed its annual Carnival parade, saying Thursday night that the global spectacle cannot go ahead in February because of Brazil’s continued vulnerability to the pandemic. Rio’s League of Samba Schools, LIESA, announced that the spread of the coronavirus has made it...
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro on Thursday delayed its annual Carnival parade, saying the global spectacle cannot go ahead in February because of Brazil’s continued vulnerability to the coronavirus pandemic. Jorge Castanheira, president of Rio’s League of Samba Schools, announced that the continued spread of the coronavirus has made it impossible to...
    Sept. 18-24, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Asia and Pacific. The gallery was curated by AP photo editor Shuji Kajiyama in Tokyo. Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AP_Images AP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.com Copyright © 2020 The Associated...
    Lots of leaders saying lots of things about lots of topics — topics that matter to them, to their regions, to the world. That’s what the speechmaking at the U.N. General Assembly invariably produces each year. And each year, certain enormous topics and certain louder voices dominate. Here, The Associated Press takes the opposite approach...
    By MICHAEL BALSAMO and MARCY GORDON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is expected to bring an antitrust action against Google in coming weeks, focusing on its dominance in online search and whether it was used to stifle competition and hurt consumers, a person familiar with the matter tells The Associated Press. The...
    THERE is no confirmation that there will be a sequel to Enola Holmes yet. Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Enola, wishes that a second movie will film because getting to replay the character is a “dream” for her.  6Millie Bobby Brown plays Enola Holmes in the Netflix movieCredit: Netflix Will there be a second movie...
    WASHINGTON – The Justice Department is expected to bring an antitrust action against Google in coming weeks, focusing on its dominance in online search and whether it was used to stifle competition and hurt consumers, a person familiar with the matter tells The Associated Press. The department also is examining Google’s online advertising practices, said...
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state is among those being targeted by a nationwide “large-scale, highly sophisticated” phishing campaign, the office of Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday. In response to queries from The Associated Press, Inslee spokesman Mike Faulk said in an e-mailed statement that the state is taking proactive measures to protect state systems,...
    By SAMYA KULLAB and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — The United States has extended a sanctions waiver that enables Iraq to continue importing gas from Iran but this time granting a significantly shorter waiver period, Iraqi officials and the U.S. State Department said Thursday. The development is a sign of unease in U.S.-Iraq...
    BALTIMORE (AP) — A woman in Maryland has been charged in the death of her 1-year-old son. The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday that Shakira Shaw faces charges that include first-degree murder and is being held in jail without bail. Her son, Kaleb, was believed to have died several months ago from heart arrhythmia. But police...
    By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump paid respects to late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Thursday morning, just two days before he announces his nominee to replace her on the high court. The president and first lady Melania Trump — both wearing masks — stood silently at the top...
    By MARY ALTAFFER, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — When world leaders descend on the United Nations for their yearly meeting, U.N. headquarters in New York City transforms into a hectic, vibrant place. Reporters and TV crews start lining up to enter the building very early in the morning. More than 1,000 members of the...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — When world leaders descend on the United Nations for their yearly meeting, U.N. headquarters in New York City transforms into a hectic, vibrant place. Reporters and TV crews start lining up to enter the building very early in the morning. More than 1,000 members of the media converge on New York...
    BREONNA Taylor protesters have clashed with cops in Kentucky as fury erupts after no police officers were charged in her death. Louisville officer Brett Hankison was charged on Wednesday with three counts of wanton endangerment – but this was related to the stray shots fired into the apartments of Taylor's neighbors. 48Fires on the streets...
    By LEAH WILLINGHAM, Associated Press/ Report for America JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Wednesday praised the Trump administration's efforts to make a coronavirus vaccine available to the public in the next few months and asked residents not to allow political divisions to stop them from getting vaccinated when the time comes....