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GOP restricts convention attendance over coronavirus fears
Thu, 16 Jul 2020 08:27:46 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee is sharply restricting attendance on three of the four nights of its convention in Jacksonville, Florida, next month, as it looks for ways ...  Full Story

US retail sales jump 7.5% in June, but economy still ails
Thu, 16 Jul 2020 08:19:02 -0500

BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. retail sales climbed a solid 7.5% in June, a sign that the economy was healing right before infections from the coronavirus spiked again and dragged down hopes for a ste...  Full Story

Liberty rookie Sabrina Ionescu's AP diary: Playing again
Thu, 16 Jul 2020 01:58:49 -0500

BRADETON, Fla. (AP) — I'm so glad the wait is finally over.

I hadn't been able to play basketball since March when the coronavirus pandemic hit, and now being in Florida with the New Y...  Full Story

Michelle Obama to host podcast on health, relationships
Thu, 16 Jul 2020 07:40:44 -0500

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michelle Obama will let her own voice be heard on a new podcast.

The former first lady will host “The Michelle Obama Podcast” on the streaming service, the Obama’s H...  Full Story

Russian prankster acts as UN chief, reaches Polish president
Wed, 15 Jul 2020 10:13:09 -0500

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Russian prankster posing as the U.N. secretary-general managed to reach Poland’s president on the telephone and rendered him speechless with questions about Ukraine, R...  Full Story

US executes 2nd man in a week; lawyers said he had dementia
Thu, 16 Jul 2020 08:38:07 -0500

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The United States on Thursday carried out its second federal execution this week following a hiatus of nearly two decades, killing by lethal injection a Kansas man wh...  Full Story

Moroccan authorities deny using spyware to monitor critics
Sat, 27 Jun 2020 06:11:02 -0500

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities said they “categorically reject” an Amnesty International report claiming the government used surveillance software to spy on the phone of a promine...  Full Story

Spacewalking astronauts closing in on final battery swaps
Thu, 16 Jul 2020 08:06:59 -0500

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A pair of spacewalking astronauts tackled the final set of battery swaps outside the International Space Station on Thursday.

NASA’s Bob Behnken and Chris ...  Full Story

Vatican says bishops should report sex abuse to police
Thu, 16 Jul 2020 08:33:19 -0500

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican told bishops around the world on Thursday they should report cases of clergy sex crimes to police even when not legally bound to do so, in its latest effort to...  Full Story

Chinese executives get 'pre-test' injections in vaccine race
Thu, 16 Jul 2020 07:58:57 -0500

BEIJING (AP) — In the global race to make a coronavirus vaccine, a state-owned Chinese company is boasting that its employees, including top executives, received experimental shots even befor...  Full Story