FL Gov. wants more vetting for foreign trainees

FL Gov. wants more vetting for foreign trainees

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called for heightened vetting of foreign nationals bound for training on US bases. The FBI confirms it is operating on the assumption that Friday's attack in Pensacola by a Saudi flight student was an act of terrorism.
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Trump: Virus relief agreement or he'll go it alone

Trump: Virus relief agreement or he'll go it alone

With talks between Democrats and the White House on vital COVID-19 rescue funds collapsing, President Donald Trump signaled Friday evening he would go it alone, despite the considerable limits to that approach. (August 7(
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California official: virus test data glitch fixed

California official: virus test data glitch fixed

A top California health official says a technical glitch that caused a lag in collecting coronavirus test information has been fixed, but it could take up to 48 hours to get the data updated.
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Thousands of CT residents without power after Isaias

Thousands of CT residents without power after Isaias

Nearly half a million utility customers in Connecticut remained without power Friday, three days after Tropical Storm Isaias ripped through the state.
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Relief talks fail, Mnuchin sees executive action

Relief talks fail, Mnuchin sees executive action

A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive collapsing Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money ended in disappointment on Friday.
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Air India flight skids off runway, 16 killed

Air India flight skids off runway, 16 killed

A special Indian government evacuation flight carrying people home who were stranded because of the coronavirus skidded off a runway and split in two while landing Friday in heavy rain in southern India.
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Ex-Angels employee charged in player's drug death

Ex-Angels employee charged in player's drug death

Prosecutors in Texas say a former Los Angeles Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year's overdose death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs.
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US officials uncover 'sophisticated' border tunnel

US officials uncover 'sophisticated' border tunnel

An incomplete tunnel found stretching from Mexico to Arizona appears to be “the most sophisticated tunnel in U.S. history," authorities said. They said the tunnel had a ventilation system, water lines, electrical wiring and a rail system.
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New podcast explores how 'a billion things' went right for 'The Office' to become a hit

New podcast explores how 'a billion things' went right for 'The Office' to become a hit

Steve Carell, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson and almost every other actor and key creative mind behind the success of the show are a part of "An Oral History of The Office," hosted by none other than B...
Oprah seeks justice with Breonna Taylor billboards

Oprah seeks justice with Breonna Taylor billboards

First, Oprah Winfrey put Breonna Taylor on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine. Now the media mogul is spreading her message with billboards demanding justice for the Kentucky woman shot to death during a police raid.
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'The Office' podcast probes secret to show's smash success

'The Office' podcast probes secret to show's smash success

A new podcast that probes into the magic that made the American version of "The Office" one of the most popular TV comedies in history, is hitting all the nostalgic buttons for fans of the legendary workplace comedy.
AP Top Stories Aug. 7

AP Top Stories Aug. 7

Here are the top stories for Friday, August 7th: July unemployment figures released; NY students can return to the classroom; More than a dozen dead in India plane crash; Brent Scowcroft dies, Herman Cain remembered.
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Hatch Act could derail Trump's WH convention idea

Hatch Act could derail Trump's WH convention idea

President Donald Trump recently said he may deliver his nomination acceptance speech during the Republican National Convention at the White House. Critics allege it would violate the Hatch Act, which limits political activity by federal workers.
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AMA updates progress of vaccine trials in US

AMA updates progress of vaccine trials in US

In a speech, delivered via livestream, the president of the American Medical Association laid out the progress being made in developing a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States.
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'Degrassi' star Ana Golja stars in 'The Cuban'

'Degrassi' star Ana Golja stars in 'The Cuban'

Ana Golja shares what led her to produce and star in 'The Cuban' with Louis Gossett Jr.
Ellie Goldstein, model with Down syndrome, shines in Gucci campaign

Ellie Goldstein, model with Down syndrome, shines in Gucci campaign

Teen model Ellie Goldstein is one of the faces of the "Unconventional Beauty" project an initiative between Gucci Beauty and the Photo Vogue Festival. Ellie says “It’s important for others to see different types of beauty because everyone is diffe...
Michigan woman: People "really, really struggling"

Michigan woman: People "really, really struggling"

Two Michigan women are decrying the expiration of a supplemental $600 weekly federal unemployment payment.
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Ohio Gov. DeWine pleased with negative test result

Ohio Gov. DeWine pleased with negative test result

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday said he is pleased he has tested negative for a coronavirus infection after testing positive a day earlier.
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Calif. virus tracking system hurt by data delays

Calif. virus tracking system hurt by data delays

California's coronavirus tracking system is being hampered by technical problems that are making it difficult for public health officials to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and make decisions on reopening schools, businesses and workplaces.
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Fauci 'cautious optimist' on virus levels, vaccine

Fauci 'cautious optimist' on virus levels, vaccine

The nation's top infectious disease expert says that if proper public health guidelines are followed, the United States could come out of the fall and winter "looking good" on the pandemic.
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New book explores complexities of modest fashion

New book explores complexities of modest fashion

A new book called "Modesty: A Fashion Paradox," written by Dubai-based fashion writer, Hafsa Lodi, takes a deep dive into the expectations and debate surrounding modest fashion.
Dems: GOP rejecting compromise in virus aid talks

Dems: GOP rejecting compromise in virus aid talks

Trump administration negotiators are heading back to the Capitol for last-ditch talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money. Democratic leaders summoned them for another try with the negotiations teetering on the brink of collapse.
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Herman Cain's life honored during Atlanta funeral

Herman Cain's life honored during Atlanta funeral

Herman Cain, the former Republican presidential candidate, businessman and close ally of President Donald Trump, was celebrated at a private funeral in Atlanta on Friday. Cain died July 30 of complications from COVID-19. He was 74.
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NC gov. says in-person schooling a top priority

NC gov. says in-person schooling a top priority

In North Carolina, most parents won't have the option of sending their kids back to school at the start of fall. Gov. Roy Cooper allowed districts to opt for fully remote learning, but said he's eager to return to in-person schooling when safe.
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Serinda Swan is the 'Coroner'

Serinda Swan is the 'Coroner'

Ask Serinda Swan about her series "Coroner" and she may need to know where you're from to answer. The series just debuted on The CW in the U.S. but has already aired two seasons in Canada and also airs in other countries as well. Swan plays a cor...