STILLS Iran frees American for US-held scientist

STILLS Iran frees American for US-held scientist

Iran and the US conducted a prisoner exchange on Saturday that saw a detained scholar released for an Iranian scientist held by America, marking a rare diplomatic breakthrough between Tehran and Washington after months of tensions.
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Families struggle as DC tussles on unemployment

Families struggle as DC tussles on unemployment

Americans counting on emergency coronavirus aid from Washington may have to wait until fall. Washington's gridlock on aid and the devastated jobs market has left unemployed workers like Nelia Gonzalez with few places to turn.
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Taboo subjects fair game in new comedy

Taboo subjects fair game in new comedy

"Jokes about both death and bigamy?" The stars of new TV comedy "The Other One" make grief, betrayal and forgiveness a laughing matter.
Foxx: World will change for the better as young voices emerge

Foxx: World will change for the better as young voices emerge

Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx says he's optimistic about finding a way through the coronavirus pandemic - with the help of today's youth.
On This Day: 13 August 1899

On This Day: 13 August 1899

Legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock was born in London.
ShowBiz Minute: R. Kelly, Haddish, Bieber

ShowBiz Minute: R. Kelly, Haddish, Bieber

Prosecutors charge 3 with threatening women in R. Kelly case; Lucille Ball Comedy Festival goes virtual in its 29th year with performances by Tiffany Haddish and more; Dolly Parton, Justin Bieber among virtual TV festival stars.
AP Top Stories August 13

AP Top Stories August 13

Here's the latest for Thursday August 13th: COVID relief deal talks stalled; US says Iran briefly seized tanker; Florida sheriff bans deputies from wearing masks in most situations; Wildfire north of Los Angeles.
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South Asian Americans celebrate Harris as VP pick

South Asian Americans celebrate Harris as VP pick

Kamala Harris often focuses on her identity as a Black woman. Yet her role as Joe Biden's running mate is celebrated by South Asians and putting the spotlight on her as the first person of Asian descent on a major party presidential ticket.
Artist creates origami memorial for virus victims

Artist creates origami memorial for virus victims

An artist in Los Angeles is memorializing each of the thousands of people who have died from COVID-19 in the United States with a delicate origami crane.
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School boards are at heart of reopening debate

School boards are at heart of reopening debate

The Rock Hill Schools Board of Trustees in South Carolina is like thousands of school boards across the country that face a simple but hefty question - do we return to school amid a pandemic?
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Southern Calif. fire threatens hundreds of homes

Southern Calif. fire threatens hundreds of homes

A wildfire erupted north of Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon, raging over thousands of acres and prompting evacuation orders for up to 500 homes. More than 15 square miles had burned by Wednesday night.
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Today in History for August 13th

Today in History for August 13th

Highlights of this day in history: First steps toward building the Berlin Wall during the Cold War; Cuba's Fidel Castro born; Spain's Cortez captures what's now Mexico City; Director Alfred Hitchcock born; Baseball's Mickey Mantle dies.
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Trump attacks Harris as 'big failure'

Trump attacks Harris as 'big failure'

President Donald Trump took aim at Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris at the White House on Wednesday.
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California gov. hails Harris VP pick a 'proud moment'

California gov. hails Harris VP pick a 'proud moment'

California Governor Gavin Newsom calls the choice of Sen. Kamala Harris as Joe Biden's vice-presidential running mate a "proud moment", a "meaningful moment for California."
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'Immigration Nation' directors say ICE tried to editorialize the series

'Immigration Nation' directors say ICE tried to editorialize the series

'Immigration Nation' directors admit the shocking docu-series is meant to make you angry.
Chicago artist: Disinvestment led to unrest

Chicago artist: Disinvestment led to unrest

Chicago artist and activist Tonika Johnson says Black neighborhoods on the south and west sides have been neglected over decades through disinvestment, leading to a lack of opportunities that breed issues like gun violence and unrest.
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Victoria Monet: 'My music is a form of protest'

Victoria Monet: 'My music is a form of protest'

Victoria Monet, who’s penned songs for Ariana Grande, Chris Brown and Brandy, explains writing music for herself versus other musicians. She also says a form of her activism is representation.
Biden with Harris: 'It's a great day for America'

Biden with Harris: 'It's a great day for America'

Joe Biden introduced his newly chosen running mate Kamala Harris on Wednesday, with the former vice president and California senator appearing for the first time together as the Democratic presidential ticket.
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Victoria Monet releases new solo project, 'Jaguar'

Victoria Monet releases new solo project, 'Jaguar'

Victoria Monet, known for writing hits for huge artists such as Ariana Grande, Chris Brown and Brandy, has released a new solo project called “Jaguar.”
Virus-quieted oceans open window for Shark Week researchers

Virus-quieted oceans open window for Shark Week researchers

The coronavirus pandemic forced people to stay put, but it gave sharks a travel passport and scientists a rare opportunity. Ocean spots cleared of fishing boats and other intrusions by COVID-19 quarantines saw increased and even unusual marine li...
AP Top Stories August 12

AP Top Stories August 12

Here's the latest for Wednesday August 12th: Biden, Harris make unusual campaign debut; Trump struggles to define Democratic ticket; Kentucky attorney general meets with Breonna Taylor's family; Face of famed painter revealed with help of technology.
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Group pledges 100,000 jobs for New York minorities

Group pledges 100,000 jobs for New York minorities

A coalition of more than two dozen business leaders from some of New York City's largest employers have together pledged to hire 100,000 people from minority communities over the next decade.
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Warner slams Trump over mail-in voting worries

Warner slams Trump over mail-in voting worries

Warner slams Trump over mail-in voting worries
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Reaction to Big 10 fall football being cancelled

Reaction to Big 10 fall football being cancelled

Football officials are reacting to decisions to the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences to not play this fall out of concerns about COVID-19.
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Ohio State Coach: Focus is on 'what's next'

Ohio State Coach: Focus is on 'what's next'

Ohio State football coach Ryan Day says his focus is on "what's next" for the team and individual players like quarterback Justin Fields.
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