August 4th, 2021

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Officer dead after burst of violence outside Pentagon

By Lolita C. Baldor And Sagar Meghani, The Associated Press on August 3rd, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) – An officer died after being stabbed Tuesday during a burst of violence at a transit station outside the Pentagon, law enforcement officials said. A shooting resulted in the Pentagon being locked down for more than an hour. A Pentagon officer who was stabbed later died, according to officials who were not authorized ... Read More »

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Afghan official: Acting defense minister targeted in attack

By The Associated Press on August 3rd, 2021

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – A powerful explosion rocked an upscale neighborhood of Afghanistan’s capital Tuesday in an attack that apparently targeted the country’s acting defense minister. At least 10 people were wounded, a health official said. Several smaller explosions could be heard as well as small arms fire. It was unclear if the wounded were ... Read More »

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DeSantis won’t move on masks as Florida COVID wards swell

By Terry Spencer, Adriana Gomez Licon And Kelli Kennedy, The Associated Press on August 3rd, 2021

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis refused to back down from his stance against mask mandates on Tuesday, even as the state broke its record again for COVID-19 hospitalizations. With the much more contagious delta variant now spreading exponentially, Florida hit 11,515 hospitalized patients Tuesday, breaking last year’s record for the third ... Read More »

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Powerful explosion in upscale neighborhood of Afghan capital

By The Associated Press on August 3rd, 2021

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – A powerful explosion rocked an upscale neighborhood of the Afghan capital Tuesday that is home to several senior government officials, including the defense minister. There were no immediate reports of casualties but several smaller explosions could also be heard as well as small arms fire. Interior Ministry Mirwais Stanikzai said the ... Read More »

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Multiple injuries as gunshots fired at Pentagon transit stop

By Lolita C. Baldor And Sagar Meghani, The Associated Press on August 3rd, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) – Gunshots were fired Tuesday morning near the entrance of the Pentagon, resulting in multiple injuries. The facility, the headquarters of the U.S. military, was temporarily placed on lockdown. The Arlington County Fire Department reported “multiple patients,” but it wasn’t immediately clear if they had been shot and the extent of their injuries ... Read More »

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At least 3 wounded in Sweden shooting amid rise in violence

By The Associated Press on August 3rd, 2021

HELSINKI (AP) – At least three people have been wounded in a shooting in the southern Swedish city of Kristianstad, police said. No suspects have been detained yet, Swedish media reported. Swedish police received an alert Tuesday afternoon that several loud bangs were heard in one of the districts of the city. Police soon arrived ... Read More »

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Pentagon on lockdown after shooting near Metro station

By Lolita C. Baldor And Sagar Meghani, The Associated Press on August 3rd, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Pentagon was on lockdown Tuesday morning after multiple gunshots were fired on a bus platform near the facility’s Metro station. At least one person was down, according to two people familiar with the shooting, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release information publicly. The person’s ... Read More »

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DeSantis doubles down as Florida again breaks COVID record

By Terry Spencer, Adriana Gomez-licon And Kelli Kennedy, The Associated Press on August 3rd, 2021

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis doubled down Tuesday as the state again broke its record for COVID-19 hospitalizations, insisting that the spike will soon abate and that he will not impose any business restrictions or mask mandates. DeSantis said he expects hospitalizations to drop in the next couple weeks, insisting that ... Read More »

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Pentagon on lockdown after gunshots fired near Metro

By Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press on August 3rd, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Pentagon was on lockdown Tuesday morning after multiple gunshots were fired near a platform by the facility’s Metro station. A Pentagon announcement said the facility was on lockdown due to “police activity.” An Associated Press reporter near the building heard multiple gunshots... Read More »

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NYC will require vaccination proof for indoor dining, gyms

By The Associated Press on August 3rd, 2021

New York City will soon require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for indoor activities, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday, making it the first big city in the U.S. to impose such restrictions. The new requirement, which will go into effect Aug. 16, applies to indoor dining, gyms and indoor entertainment venues. De Blasio has focused ... Read More »

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Florida again breaks record for COVID-19 hospitalizations

By Freida Frisaro, The Associated Press on August 3rd, 2021

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Florida rose to an all-time high of 11,515 patients in one day, according to data the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released Tuesday. The data is used by the Florida Hospital Association to track admissions and staffing shortages. The figures ... Read More »

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