August 4th, 2021

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Man pleads guilty to 4 Asian spa killings, sentenced to life

By Kate Brumback, The Associated Press on July 27th, 2021

CANTON, Ga. (AP) – A man accused of killing eight people, most of them of Asian descent, at Atlanta-area massage businesses pleaded guilty Tuesday to four of the murders and was handed four sentences of life without parole. Robert Aaron Long, 22, still faces the death penalty in the four other deaths, which are being ... Read More »

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‘This is how I’m going to die’: Officers tell Jan. 6 stories

By Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press on July 27th, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) – “This is how I’m going to die, defending this entrance.” Capitol Police Officer Aquilino Gonell told House investigators Tuesday he could feel himself losing oxygen as he was crushed by rioters ““ supporters of then-President Donald Trump ““ as he was defending the Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection. Metropolitan Police Officer ... Read More »

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Georgia man gets life sentence in 4 of 8 Asian spa killings

By Kate Brumback, The Associated Press on July 27th, 2021

CANTON, Ga. (AP) – A Georgia man accused of killing eight people at three Asian massage businesses was sentenced Tuesday to life without parole after a prosecutor said investigators saw no evidence of racial bias. Robert Aaron Long was given four life sentences after pleading guilty to all charges in the first four shooting deaths, ... Read More »

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CDC expected to backpedal on some masking guidelines

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

The nation’s top health agency is expected to backpedal on its masking guidelines and recommend that even vaccinated people wear masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging, according to a federal official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to release the data. The Centers ... Read More »

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Georgia man pleading guilty to 4 of 8 Asian spa killings

By Kate Brumback, The Associated Press on July 27th, 2021

CANTON, Ga. (AP) – A Georgia man accused of killing eight people at three Atlanta-area massage businesses was pleading guilty in Cherokee County on Tuesday, hoping for a sentence of life without parole to the first four of the shooting deaths. Robert Aaron Long faces still faces the death penalty if convicted in four more ... Read More »

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Georgia man pleading guilty to 4 of 8 massage spa killings

By Kate Brumback, The Associated Press on July 27th, 2021

CANTON, Ga. (AP) – A Georgia man accused of killing eight people at three Atlanta-area massage businesses was pleading guilty in Cherokee County on Tuesday, hoping for a sentence of life without parole to the first four of the shooting deaths. Robert Aaron Long faces still faces the death penalty if convicted in four more ... Read More »

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Jan. 6 hearing opens as police detail violence, injuries

By Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press on July 27th, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) – A committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection opened its first hearing Tuesday with a focus on the law enforcement officers who were attacked and beaten as the rioters broke into the building – an effort to put a human face on the violence of the day. The police officers who are ... Read More »

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Koreas talk again in dormant channels, agree to improve ties

By Hyung-jin Kim, The Associated Press on July 27th, 2021

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North and South Korea exchanged messages Tuesday in communication channels that have been dormant for more than a year and agreed to improve ties – positive steps but ones that still leave any resumption of stalled negotiations to rid the North of its nuclear weapons a long way off. Liaison ... Read More »

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Explosion at German chemical complex declared extreme threat

By The Associated Press on July 27th, 2021

BERLIN (AP) – An explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies shook the German city of Leverkusen on Tuesday, sending a large black cloud rising into the air. Germany’s Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance classified the explosion as “an extreme threat” and asked residents to stay inside and keep windows and ... Read More »

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Explosion at chemical complex in German city of Leverkusen

By The Associated Press on July 27th, 2021

BERLIN (AP) – An explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies shook the German city of Leverkusen on Tuesday, sending a large black cloud rising into the air. Germany’s Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance classified the explosion as “an extreme threat” and asked residents to stay inside and keep windows and ... Read More »

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Guilty verdict in first trial under Hong Kong security law

By The Associated Press on July 27th, 2021

HONG KONG (AP) – The first person to be tried under Hong Kong’s sweeping national security law was found guilty of secessionism and terrorism on Tuesday. The Hong Kong High Court handed down the verdict in the case of Tong Ying-kit, age 24. He was accused of driving his motorcycle into a group of police ... Read More »

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