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US Tops 5 Million Confirmed Virus Cases, to Europe's Alarm

By Nicole Winfield and Lisa Marie Pane | Sunday Aug 9, 2020
With confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hitting 5 million Sunday, by far the highest of any country, the failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe.

Ohio Governor's Conflicting COVID-19 Tests Raise Backlash

By Dan Sewell and Andrew Welsh-Huggins | Sunday Aug 9, 2020
The Ohio governor's positive, then negative, tests for COVID-19 have provided fuel for skeptics of government pandemic mandates and critics of his often-aggressive policies.

Protesters Decry Government's Anti-LGBT Attitudes in Poland

By Vanessa Gera | Sunday Aug 9, 2020
Demonstrators turned out in Warsaw and other Polish cities Saturday to protest anti-LGBT attitudes promoted by the government as well as the detention of pro-LGBT protesters.

Kansas Democrats Excited About Ex-GOP Lawmaker's Senate Bid

By John Hanna | Sunday Aug 9, 2020
Democrats are pinning their unusually high hopes for winning a U.S. Senate seat in Kansas for the first time in almost 90 years on a retired doctor and former Republican who vexed conservatives with her support for Medicaid expansion and LGBTQ rights.

Simon Cowell Injures Back While Testing Electric Bicycle

Sunday Aug 9, 2020
Simon Cowell broke his back Saturday while testing his new electric bicycle at his home in California.

Trump order Allows Some Unemployment Pay, Defers Payroll Tax

By Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller | Sunday Aug 9, 2020
President Donald Trump has bypassed the nation's lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit with a lower amount after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed.

At his New Jersey Golf Club, Trump Finds Supportive Audience

By Jonathan Lemire | Saturday Aug 8, 2020
They hustled down the stairs, the rain dabbing their polo shirts and golf attire, as they dashed inside the clubhouse, drinks in their hands and masks missing from their faces.

Census Bureau Drop-Outs Complicate Door-Knocking Efforts

By Mike Scheider | Saturday Aug 8, 2020
With widespread home visits for the 2020 census set to begin next week, the Census Bureau is losing workers to pandemic fears.

Arrest of Polish LGBT Activist Leads to Scuffle with Police

Saturday Aug 8, 2020
LGBT rights activists scuffled with police Friday in Warsaw after turning out on the streets to protest the arrest of an activist.

Joe Arpaio Defeated in What's Likely His Last Political Race

By Jaq | Saturday Aug 8, 2020
This political campaign was likely the last for Joe Arpaio, the former six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix known for leading immigration crackdowns and building a political career around the harsh treatment of jail inmates.

AAA: Partially Automated Driving Systems Don't Always Work

By Tom Krisher | Saturday Aug 8, 2020
Two tests by AAA during the past two years show that partially automated driving systems don't always function properly, so the auto club is recommending that car companies limit their use.

MTV VMAS Scraps Indoor Performances, Moves to Outdoor Sets

Saturday Aug 8, 2020
MTV says it is ditching plans for indoor performances for its upcoming Video Music Awards, opting for outdoor shows spread throughout New York City instead.

Biden Risks Alienating Young Black Voters After Race Remarks

By Alexandra Jaffe | Saturday Aug 8, 2020
Joe Biden's controversial remarks about race this week risk alienating young Black voters who despise President Donald Trump but are not inspired by his Democratic rival.

Liberty U's Falwell Takes Leave After Social Media Uproar

By Sarah Rankin | Friday Aug 7, 2020
Jerry Falwell Jr. took an indefinite leave of absence Friday as the leader of Liberty University, one of the nation's top evangelical Christian colleges, days after apologizing for a social media post that caused an uproar.

Q&A: Cineworld CEO on Re-Opening Regal Theaters in U.S.

By Lindsey Bahr | Friday Aug 7, 2020
Regal movie theaters have been closed for almost five months in the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic, but they are gearing up to open on Aug. 21. And this time it might just stick.

Comedian Andy Dick Sues Man Who Punched Him in New Orleans

Friday Aug 7, 2020
Comedian Andy Dick has filed a lawsuit in New Orleans against the man who punched him last year outside a French Quarter nightclub.

Cadillac Says New Electric SUV Has Features to Take on Tesla

By Tom Krisher | Friday Aug 7, 2020
General Motors executives say Cadillac's first fully-electric vehicle has all the features it needs to lure buyers where other companies fell short.

Review: A Superb Rylance Lifts Up Languorous 'Barbarians'

By Jocelyn Noveck | Friday Aug 7, 2020
Mark Rylance play a man of basic decency getting swallowed up by an evil world — and a sadistic Johnny Depp — and he's terrific.

US Stops Advising Against Global Travel, but Hits Mexico

Friday Aug 7, 2020
The U.S. State Department dropped its global "Level 4" health warning urging people not to travel abroad Thursday, but promptly re-imposed that same advisory level on Mexico.

Russia's Race for Virus Vaccine Raises Concern in the West

By Daria Litvinova | Friday Aug 7, 2020
Russia boasts that it's about to become the first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, with mass vaccinations planned as early as October using shots that are yet to complete clinical trials.

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