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Death toll from flooding in Japan at 55, 12 missing

TOKYO - Soldiers used boats to rescue residents as floodwaters flowed down streets in southern Japanese towns hit by heavy rains that were expanding across the region on Tuesday. At least 55 people have died and a dozen remain missing. Pounding … more

Heat stuck on extra high for July in most of U.S.

The heat is on. And for most of America it'll stay on through the rest of the month and maybe longer, meteorologists say. Widespread and prolonged extreme heat is baking the contiguous United States and meteorologists see no relief in sight, … more

No need for National Guard, despite governor's order says Atlanta mayor

ATLANTA - The mayor of Atlanta said Tuesday that she doesn't agree with the Georgia governor's order to mobilize the National Guard in her city as a surge in violence became a political talking point. Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency … more

Hiring soared in May as mass layoffs eased, but damage remains

WASHINGTON (AP) - The job market took a big step toward healing in May, though plenty of damage remains, as a record level of hiring followed record layoffs in March and April. The Labor Department reported Tuesday that the number of available … more

U.S. makes good on Trump's vow of WHO withdrawal

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization, although the pullout won't take effect until next year, meaning it could be rescinded under a new administration or … more

U.S. nuclear lab investigates breach at plutonium facility

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials at one of the nation's premier nuclear labs are investigating the potential exposure of employees to plutonium.Los Alamos National Laboratory confirmed Monday … more

Justices rule states can bind presidential electors' votes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that states can require presidential electors to back their states' popular vote winner in the Electoral College. The ruling, in cases in Washington state and Colorado just under four … more

What to know about July 15 tax deadline

It's time to do your taxes - no more delays. As the coronavirus pandemic took hold this spring, the federal government postponed the traditional April 15 filing deadline until July 15. The move provided some economic and logistic relief for … more

Treasury names 650K small businesses receiving loans

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Treasury Department on Monday released the names of more than 650,000 small businesses that received funds from a government program intended to support the economy as states shut down in April to contain the viral … more

Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge virus can spread through the air

LONDON (AP) - More than 200 scientists have called for the World Health Organization and others to acknowledge that the coronavirus can spread in the air - a change that could alter some of the current measures being taken to stop the … more

$10K reward offered in Atlanta killing of child

ATLANTA (AP) - The shooting death of an 8-year-old girl in Atlanta prompted a $10,000 reward for information as authorities searched Monday for at least two people who opened fire on the car she was riding in near a flashpoint of recent … more

Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms contracts COVID-19

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Monday that she had tested positive for COVID-19.The 50-year-old Democrat is among the women named as a potential vice-presidential … more

'Lift Every Voice and Sing' hymn ignites hope; NFL will reportedly play the song before each game during Week 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Black national anthem was born more than a century ago, but the popular hymn within the African American community called "Lift Every Voice and Sing" has resurrected a … more

Trump lashes out at NASCAR, Wallace

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASCAR's layered relationship with President Donald Trump took a sharp turn Monday when Trump blasted the racing organization for banning the Confederate flag and wrongly … more

Uber buys Postmates, ups delivery game in $2.65 billion deal

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Uber has widened its reach in the fiercely competitive delivery market by acquiring Postmates in a $2.65 billion all-stock deal, the company said Monday.The … more

Woman charged after racist Central Park confrontation

NEW YORK (AP) — A white woman who called the police during a videotaped dispute with a Black man over walking her dog without a leash in Central Park was charged Monday with filing a false … more

Miami-Dade County imposing restrictions after cases spike

MIAMI (AP) — Hospitals were fast approaching capacity in Florida and Texas, and the Miami area closed restaurants again Monday because of the surging coronavirus, as the U.S. emerged from a … more

Chicago's July Fourth weekend ends with 17 dead, 70 wounded

CHICAGO (AP) — One of Chicago's bloodiest holiday weekends in memory ended with 17 people fatally shot, including a 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, and 70 more wounded, despite a … more

Japan floods leave up to 34 dead, many at nursing homes

TOKYO (AP) — Deep floodwaters and the risk of more mudslides that left at least 34 people confirmed or presumed dead hampered search and rescue operations Sunday in southern Japan, including at … more

N.Y. count: 6,300 virus patients were sent to nursing homes

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York hospitals released more than 6,300 recovering coronavirus patients into nursing homes during the height of the pandemic under a controversial, now-scrapped policy, … more
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