Aircraft carrier returns home after virus outbreak

Aircraft carrier returns home after virus outbreak

The USS Theodore Roosevelt returned home to San Diego on Thursday led by a new captain who came aboard after the previous commanding officer was fired over the handling of a massive COVID-19 outbreak on board.
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Southern California crews battle 'Apple Fire'

Southern California crews battle 'Apple Fire'

Crews east of Los Angeles are struggling to contain the "Apple Fire." By Sunday evening, according to the state firefighting agency Cal Fire, the Apple Fire had burned more than 20,500 acres in Riverside County. It was 5% contained.
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AP Top Stories August 3

AP Top Stories August 3

Here's the latest for Monday August 3rd: More negotiations over coronavirus relief package; Prison attacked in eastern Afghanistan; Tropical Storm Isaias moving north; Wildfire spreading east of Los Angeles.
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Vetting for Joe Biden's VP pick in final stretch

Vetting for Joe Biden's VP pick in final stretch

Joe Biden is facing increased pressure to tap a woman of color as his running mate in the wake of America's reckoning with racism. He says he'll have his pick this month.
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Ahead of election, Black women seize the spotlight

Ahead of election, Black women seize the spotlight

Cobb County, Georgia has recently transformed: from a once reliably Republican suburb to a place where more Black women are demonstrating their political power. For many, this election – amid the pandemic and nationwide protests – is do or die.
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Today in History for August 3rd

Today in History for August 3rd

Highlights of this day in history: Christopher Columbus sets sail; Europe slides further into World War I; A Cold War case heats up Capitol Hill; Air traffic controllers in the U.S. go on strike; NBA founded; Singer Tony Bennett born.
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AP Top Stories August 2

AP Top Stories August 2

Here are the top stories for Sunday, August 2nd: Trump to be renominated in private; Thousands evacuated ahead of Southern California wildfire; Israeli police clear out protesters; NASA conducts first astronaut splashdown in 45 years.
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SpaceX, NASA crew make 1st splashdown in 45 years

SpaceX, NASA crew make 1st splashdown in 45 years

Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their capsule parachuting into the Gulf of Mexico. This was the first splashdown by U.S. astronauts in 45 years.
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Virus-hit Florida spared by weakened TC Isaias

Virus-hit Florida spared by weakened TC Isaias

Florida’s east coast is getting heavy rain from Tropical Storm Isaias, and officials are watching it warily because it threatens to snarl efforts to contain the coronavirus in areas where cases are surging.
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Southern California wildfire continues to rage

Southern California wildfire continues to rage

Thousands of people are under evacuation orders after a wildfire in the mountains east of Los Angeles exploded in size as crews battle the flames in triple-digit heat.
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Today in History for August 2nd

Today in History for August 2nd

Highlights of this day in history: The Tonkin Gulf incident sparks U.S. escalation of the Vietnam War; Saddam Hussein's Iraq invades Kuwait; JFK's PT-109 boat sunk; President Warren G. Harding dies; 'Wild Bill' Hickok killed in Deadwood.
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Kenya suffers tourism sector decline amid pandemic

Kenya suffers tourism sector decline amid pandemic

With the pandemic hindering travel, few visitors have made the trip to this year, driving tourism-dependent local communities to desperation.
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Isaias lashes Bahamas while Florida battens down

Isaias lashes Bahamas while Florida battens down

Hurricane Isaias snapped trees and knocked out power as it blew through the Bahamas on Saturday and headed toward the US state of Florida, where officials said they were closing beaches, parks and coronavirus testing sites.
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Talks in Capitol to continue over US virus benefit

Talks in Capitol to continue over US virus benefit

Talks on a huge coronavirus relief measure resumed on Saturday in Washington. Negotiators on both sides said that the talks were "productive" and would continue on Monday.
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Today in History for August 1st

Today in History for August 1st

Highlights of this day in history: A shooting rampage takes place at the University of Texas clock tower; Germany declares war on Russia in World War I; Adolf Hitler opens the Berlin Olympics; Author Herman Melville born; MTV debuts.
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SpaceX crew say goodbye before returning to Earth

SpaceX crew say goodbye before returning to Earth

Two U.S. astronauts based on the International Space Station on Saturday gave their farewells as they planned to return to Earth.
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Florida governor on approaching Hurricane Isaias

Florida governor on approaching Hurricane Isaias

Hurricane Isaias ripped shingles off roofs and blew over trees as it carved its way through the Bahamas early on Saturday and headed toward the Florida coast.
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Hundreds peacefully protested in Portland

Hundreds peacefully protested in Portland

More than a thousand protesters gathered in Portland, Oregon on Friday for another night of demonstrations against racial injustice in the US. Friday night's demonstrations also included several veterans who travelled to the city to show solidarit...
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Portland protesters burn US flags, police arrive

Portland protesters burn US flags, police arrive

A US flag was set on fire and police were deployed in the early hours of Saturday morning, as protests in Portland Oregon continued.
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Trump pans overturning of Boston bombing sentence

Trump pans overturning of Boston bombing sentence

President Donald Trump calls a federal appeals court decision to overturn the sentence of of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, "ridiculous."
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Trump calls Russia bounties report another 'hoax'

Trump calls Russia bounties report another 'hoax'

President Donald Trump said Friday he believes reports that Russia was paying bounties to Taliban fighters to kill American troops in Afghanistan "is another Russian hoax."
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AP Top Stories July 31

AP Top Stories July 31

Here are the top stories for Friday, July 31st: Florida residents brace for Hurricane Isiais; Fauci cautiously optimistic on virus vaccine; Republicans, Democrats deadlocked over virus relief; Europe facing sweltering temperatures.
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Students move in amid virus growth in some states

Students move in amid virus growth in some states

The first wave of college students returning to their dormitories aren’t finding the typical mobs of students and parents. They're finding strict safety protocols and heightened anxiety as virus infections are surging.
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Coronavirus vaccine study begins in New Orleans

Coronavirus vaccine study begins in New Orleans

Ochsner Health in New Orleans is one of two sites in Louisiana and among 120 across the globe participating in a COVID-19 vaccine study conducted by Pfzer Inc. and BioNTech SE.
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NASA astronauts get ready for a rare splashdown

NASA astronauts get ready for a rare splashdown

Two U.S. astronauts are ready to make the first splashdown in 45 years. NASA plans to bring Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken back Sunday in the Dragon capsule.
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