Associated Press

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Chasm Grows Between Trump and Government Coronavirus Experts

By Aamer Madhani, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Jonathan Lemire | Wednesday Aug 5, 2020
In the early days of the coronavirus crisis, President Donald Trump was flanked in the White House briefing room by a team of public health experts in a seeming portrait of unity to confront the disease that was ravaging the globe.

Biden Campaign Announces $280 Million Ad Buy Through Fall

By Alexandra Jaffe | Wednesday Aug 5, 2020
Joe Biden's Democratic presidential campaign is reserving $280 million in digital and television ads through the fall, nearly twice the amount President Donald Trump's team has reserved.

Ex-Google Exec Sent to Prison for Stealing Robocar Secrets

By Michael Liedtke | Wednesday Aug 5, 2020
A former Google engineer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to stealing trade secrets before joining Uber's effort to build robotic vehicles for its ride-hailing service.

'We Are No Less American': Deaths Pile Up on Texas Border

By Paul J. Weber | Wednesday Aug 5, 2020
On America's southern doorstep, the Rio Grande Valley, the U.S. failure to contain the pandemic has been laid bare. The results have been deadly.

Another Cruise Ship in Norway Stalled Over Virus Case

By Jan M. Olsen | Wednesday Aug 5, 2020
A cruise ship carrying more than 200 people docked in a Norwegian harbor Wednesday and ordered to keep everyone on board after a passenger from a previous trip tested positive for the coronavirus upon returning home to Denmark.

'Who's the Boss?' Gets Reboot with Tony Danza, Alyssa Milano

By Lynn Elber | Wednesday Aug 5, 2020
A brand new life is ahead for the vintage sitcom "Who's the Boss?" and its devoted fans.

Disney to Release 'Mulan' on Streaming Service, for a Price

Wednesday Aug 5, 2020
"Mulan" is no longer headed for a major theatrical release. The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will debut its live-action blockbuster on its subscription streaming service, Disney+, on Sept. 4.

Fox News Channel Viewers Tune Out for John Lewis' Funeral

By David Bauder | Wednesday Aug 5, 2020
Fox News Channel viewers are usually a loyal bunch, but thousands looked for the "off" switch during last week's telecast of civil rights icon John Lewis' funeral.

Neil Young Sues Trump Campaign, Deriding Use of Famous Tunes

By Larry Neumeister | Wednesday Aug 5, 2020
Neil Young sued President Donald Trump's reelection campaign Tuesday for copyright infringement, saying he doesn't want his music used as a theme song for a "divisive un-American campaign of ignorance and hate."

Rapper Kanye West Files in Wisconsin to Run for President

Wednesday Aug 5, 2020
Rapper Kanye West filed signatures in Wisconsin Tuesday to run for president as an independent candidate in November.

Trump Encourages Mail Voting in Key Battleground Florida

By Kevin Freking | Wednesday Aug 5, 2020
In an abrupt reversal, President Donald Trump now is encouraging voters in the critical swing state of Florida to vote by mail after months of criticizing the practice, and only days after threatening to sue Nevada over a new vote-by-mail law.

Trump's Demand for US Cut of a TikTok Deal is Unprecedented

Tuesday Aug 4, 2020
President Donald Trump's demand that the U.S. government get a cut from a potential Microsoft purchase of TikTok is the latest unprecedented scenario in an unprecedented situation.

Huge Explosion Rocks Beirut with Widespread Damage, Injuries

By Bassem Mroue | Tuesday Aug 4, 2020
A massive explosion rocked downtown Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital.

Kanye West Withdraws Petition to Get on NJ's 2020 Ballot

By Mike Catalini | Tuesday Aug 4, 2020
Kanye West withdrew his petition to appear as a presidential candidate on New Jersey's ballot, according to an email chain between a judge and what appears to be the rapper's campaign email address.

3 Men Rescued From Pacific Island After Writing SOS in Sand

By Nick Perry | Tuesday Aug 4, 2020
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.

Trump Nursing Home Plan Limits Supply of Free COVID-19 Tests

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Tuesday Aug 4, 2020
A program that sounded like a game changer when it was announced last month at the White House is now prompting concerns that it could turn into another unfulfilled promise for nursing homes

Trial Begins for Man Accused of Killing Transgender Teen

Tuesday Aug 4, 2020
A man accused of 2017 killing of a transgender teen whose body was set on fire in southwest Missouri told law enforcement officers that he tried to make the death quick and painless, a prosecutor said in an opening statement Monday.

Kanye West Submits Petitions to Appear on Arkansas Ballot

Tuesday Aug 4, 2020
Rapper Kanye West on Monday filed signatures to appear on the Arkansas ballot this fall as an independent presidential candidate.

Smile More? Some Critics See Sexism in Debate Over Biden VP

By Sara Burnett and Alexandra Jaffe | Tuesday Aug 4, 2020
The debate over Joe Biden's running mate has recently ticked through a familiar list of stereotypes about women in politics as the Democratic presidential candidate and his allies stumble through a search they had hoped would stand out for its inclusion.

USAID Official Fired After Anti-LGBTQ Social Media Posts

Monday Aug 3, 2020
The deputy White House liaison for the U.S. Agency for International Development has been fired after posting a series of anti-LGBTQ tweets and complaining of anti-Christian bias by her now former colleagues.

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