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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.

Trump Bans Dealings with Chinese Owners of TikTok, WeChat

By Tali Arbel | Friday Aug 7, 2020
President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of popular social media apps TikTok and WeChat on security grounds, a move China's government criticized as "political manipulation."

Protesters Rally in Portland as Mayor Decries Violence

By Gillian Flaccus | Friday Aug 7, 2020
Violent clashes this week between protesters and police in Portland, Oregon, have ratcheted up tensions in the city days after an agreement between state and federal officials appeared to bring calm.

Commission Rejects Trump Push to Add Debate Against Biden

By Zeke Miller | Thursday Aug 6, 2020
The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates has rejected a request from the Trump campaign to either add an additional general election debate or move up the calendar for the contests.

Republicans Push Kanye 2020. But Will it Really Hurt Biden?

By Will Weissert | Thursday Aug 6, 2020
Kanye West's White House bid is getting help qualifying for presidential ballots in key states from Republicans around the country, fueling suspicions he's being pushed to run by allies of President Trump hoping to siphon support away from Joe Biden.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Tests Positive Ahead of Trump Visit

By Farnoush Amiri and Dan Sewell | Thursday Aug 6, 2020
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, an early advocate among Republicans of wearing masks and other pandemic precautions, tested positive Thursday for the coronavirus just ahead of a planned meeting with President Donald Trump.

Playing Electoral Defense, Trump Claims Biden Opposes God

By Jonathan Lemire | Thursday Aug 6, 2020
President Donald Trump billed his trip to Ohio Thursday as a chance to promote economic recovery, but he quickly pivoted to a deeply personal attack on Joe Biden, even questioning without foundation the former vice president's faith in God.

NY Attorney General Seeks to Dissolve NRA

By Michael R. Sisak, Larry Neumeister and Lisa Marie Pane | Thursday Aug 6, 2020
New York's attorney general sued the National Rifle Association on Thursday, seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business.

Fiat Chrysler to Recall Vehicles That May Pollute Too Much

By Tom Krisher | Thursday Aug 6, 2020
About 1 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles with four-cylinder engines in the U.S. may spew too much pollution, and the company is working with government officials on a recall.

Polish LGBTQ People Leaving as Post-Vote Mood Grows Hostile

By Vanessa Gera | Thursday Aug 6, 2020
When a right-wing populist party won the right to govern Poland five years ago, Piotr Grabarczyk feared "bad things" might happen to gay men like him and other LGBT people. He sometimes considered leaving the country, but waited.

Porn, Rap Interrupt Zoom Hearing of Twitter Hacking Suspect

Thursday Aug 6, 2020
The online bond hearing for a Florida teen accused of hacking prominent Twitter accounts was interrupted Wednesday by rap music and pornographic videos from users who apparently disguised their names.

Ren, Stimpy to Make TV Comeback in New Comedy Central Show

Thursday Aug 6, 2020
The brazen humor of "The Ren & Stimpy Show" will be revisited in a new Comedy Central version of the animated series.

Selena Gomez Takes the Heat in New Cooking Show

By Beth Harris | Thursday Aug 6, 2020
Selena Gomez is taking the heat in the kitchen.

Facebook, Citing Virus Misinformation, Deletes Trump Post

By Barbara Ortutay | Thursday Aug 6, 2020
Facebook has deleted a post by President Donald Trump for violating its policy against spreading misinformation about the coronavirus.

Virus Testing in the US is Dropping, Even as Deaths Mount

By Matthew Perrone, Nicky Forster, Michelle Liu | Thursday Aug 6, 2020
"There's a sense of desperation that we need to do something else," said Dr. Ashish Jha, director of Harvard's Global Health Institute.

No Hoopla: Virus Upends Trump and Biden Convention Plans

By Bill Barrow and Zeke Miller | Thursday Aug 6, 2020
At the last minute, President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, are searching for places to impressively yet safely accept their parties' presidential nominations as the spread of the coronavirus adds fresh uncertainty to their campaigns.

N. Korea's Escalating Virus Response Raises Fear of Outbreak

By Hyung-Jin Kim | Thursday Aug 6, 2020
North Korea is quarantining thousands of people and shipping food and other aid to a southern city locked down over coronavirus worries as the country's response to a suspected case reinforces doubt about its longstanding claim to be virus-free.

Obama's Medicaid Expansion Keeps Gaining Ground Under Trump

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Thursday Aug 6, 2020
President Donald Trump is still trying to overturn "Obamacare," but his predecessor's health care law keeps gaining ground in places where it was once unwelcome.

Germany Orders Tests for All Travelers From 'Risk Areas'

By Frank Jordans, Geir Moulson | Thursday Aug 6, 2020
Germany will require people arriving from countries deemed high risk, such as the United States, to take coronavirus tests starting this weekend.

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