August 4th, 2021

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Taliban say flooding kills 150 in northeast Afghanistan

By The Associated Press on July 29th, 2021

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – The Taliban say that 150 people have died in flooding in Afghanistan’s mountainous northeastern Nuristan province. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid says offered little information Thursday about the deaths a day earlier. The spokesman for the provincial governor, Mohammad Sayed Mohmand, said water had inundated the village of Terdesh, destroying at least ... Read More »

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Judge finds probable cause to charge Wisconsin cop in death

By Scott Bauer And Todd Richmond, The Associated Press on July 28th, 2021

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin judge on Wednesday found probable cause to charge a police officer in the 2016 slaying of a Black man who was sitting in a parked car, taking the rare step of overruling prosecutors years after they declined to charge the officer. Milwaukee County Judge Glenn Yamahiro said probable cause ... Read More »

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Wisconsin officer to be charged in 2016 slaying of Black man

By Scott Bauer And Todd Richmond, The Associated Press on July 28th, 2021

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin judge on Wednesday found probable cause to charge a police officer in the 2016 slaying of a Black man who was sitting in a parked car, taking the rare step of overruling prosecutors years after they declined to charge the officer. Milwaukee County Judge Glenn Yamahiro said probable cause ... Read More »

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Wisconsin officer charged in 2016 slaying of Black man

By Scott Bauer And Todd Richmond, The Associated Press on July 28th, 2021

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin judge charged a police officer Wednesday in the 2016 slaying of a Black man who was sitting in a parked car, taking the rare step of overruling prosecutors years after they declined to charge the officer. Milwaukee County Judge Glenn Yamahiro charged Joseph Mensah with homicide by negligent use ... Read More »

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NY to require state employees to get vaccines, or get tested

By Marina Villeneuve, The Associated Press on July 28th, 2021

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York will require all state employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus by Labor Day or undergo weekly tests for COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. “It’s smart, it’s fair and it’s in everyone’s interest,” Cuomo said in a Wednesday Zoom call with the nonprofit Association for a Better New ... Read More »

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Woman unaware she had $39M lottery ticket in purse for weeks

By The Associated Press on July 28th, 2021

BERLIN (AP) – Lottery officials say a woman in Germany carried a winning ticket in her purse for weeks without realizing it was worth about 33 million euros ($39 million). Lotto Bayern said Wednesday that the 45-year-old woman was the sole winner of a draw on June 9, having correctly guessed seven fields on a ... Read More »

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GOP’s Jake Ellzey wins US House seat over Trump-backed rival

By The Associated Press on July 27th, 2021

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Republican Jake Ellzey of Texas won a U.S. House seat on Tuesday night over rival backed by Donald Trump, dealing the former president a defeat in a test of his endorsement power since leaving office. Ellzey’s come-from-behind victory over Republican Susan Wright, the widow of the late Rep. Ron Wright, in ... Read More »

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Democratic donor convicted of offering drugs for sex; 2 died

By Stefanie Dazio, The Associated Press on July 27th, 2021

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A federal jury has convicted a wealthy donor to Democrats on charges he injected gay men with methamphetamine in exchange for sex, leading to two deaths and other overdoses. Ed Buck was found guilty of all nine felony counts in federal court, which could lead to a life sentence. Prosecutors said ... Read More »

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CDC changes course on indoor masks in some parts of the US

By Mike Stobbe, The Associated Press on July 27th, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the delta variant of the coronavirus is fueling infection surges. Citing new information about the variant’s ability to spread among vaccinated people, the CDC also ... Read More »

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CDC reverses course on indoor masks in some parts of US

By Mike Stobbe, The Associated Press on July 27th, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging. Citing new information about the ability of the delta variant to spread among vaccinated people, the CDC also recommended indoor masks ... Read More »

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Ex-airman sentenced to 45 months for leaking drone info

By Eric Tucker, The Associated Press on July 27th, 2021

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – A former Air Force intelligence analyst was sentenced to 45 months in prison on Tuesday for leaking top secret information about the U.S. government’s drone strike program to a journalist. Daniel Hale of Nashville, Tennessee, has said he was motivated by guilt when he disclosed to an investigative reporter details of ... Read More »

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