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Gas prices tick up in NJ, around nation after holiday

Jul. 11, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices ticked up again in New Jersey and around the nation due to a dip in demand and an increase in supply following the holiday weekend. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was up a penny to $2.17. Drivers were paying $2.81 a...

Kamya Gorden, right, is comforted by her mother, Pursha Gorden, following the fatal shooting of a man, Friday, July 10, 2020, who the city’s police chief said fired at officers investigating a Fourth of July block party shooting, in Detroit. (Junfu Han/Detroit Free Press via AP)

Chief: Video shows man killed by Detroit police fired first

Jul. 10, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Video released by Detroit police show a young man appearing to shoot at an officer at close range Friday before fellow officers opened fire, killing the suspect. Police Chief James Craig told reporters as he released the video Friday evening that the suspect he identified as 20-year-old...

$100K reward offered for info on noose at Iowa data center

Jul. 10, 2020 11:40 AM EDT

ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — Two trade groups are offering a $100,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case of a noose that was left last month at an Altoona worksite where a Facebook data center is being built. The noose was discovered June 19 at the construction site, the Des Moines...

FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, June 8, 2020, passengers wearing face masks arrive at London's Heathrow Airport.  Britain’s airports are much less busy than they would otherwise be in any other year, but the traditional British summer getaway to the sun-soaked beaches is set to pick up steam as quarantine restrictions are removed to dozens of countries, Friday July 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Summer getaway underway as new UK quarantine rules in place

Jul. 10, 2020 11:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The traditional British summer getaway to sun-soaked Mediterranean beaches picked up steam Friday as U.K. quarantine restrictions were removed from dozens of countries, including France, Greece and Italy. But with many flights still canceled, resorts working on ensuring that they are...

Restaurant manager Lori Pack stands at the counter of Linda's Soda Bar and Grill in Yuba City, Calif., Thursday, July 9, 2020. Sutter County was one of the first counties to reopen its economy when it defied Gov. Gavin Newsom's stay-at-home order in May to allow restaurants, hair salons, gyms and shopping malls to reopen. But Thursday, the county was added to a state watch list because of its rising number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. That will eventually trigger another round of restrictions, forcing bars to close and indoor operations to cease at restaurants and other public places for three weeks. Pack says the restaurant tried takeout-only service for three weeks earlier this year during the coronavirus pandemic. But she said it was

2 California counties, once defiant, see virus cases rise

Jul. 10, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — At a bus stop in Yuba City, Ron Starkey sat on a concrete wall watching videos on his phone, a white face mask tightly folded in his right hand. He wears the mask at work because his employers make him, and he wears it on the bus because his girlfriend asks him to. But he's not...

25 COVID-19 deaths reported; jobless insurance claims ease

Jul. 9, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts reported another 25 confirmed COVID-19-related deaths Thursday, bringing the total number of confirmed and probable deaths since the beginning of the pandemic to 8,268. There were 295 newly confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, reported...

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 file photo, Cleveland Indians' Franmil Reyes reacts after hitting a home run during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Glendale, Ariz. Franmil Reyes' first error this season was in judgment. The Indians' free-swinging slugger and outfielder apologized Thursday, July 9, 2020 for endangering his health and his teammates' for not wearing a mask while attending a holiday party last weekend. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Judgment error: Indians' Reyes sorry for not wearing mask

Jul. 9, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Franmil Reyes' first error this season was in judgment. The Indians' free-swinging slugger and outfielder apologized Thursday for endangering his health — and putting his teammates at risk — by not wearing a mask while attending a holiday party last weekend. Reyes' off-field...

Mount Rushmore fireworks cost South Dakota $1.5 million

Jul. 9, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota spent approximately $1.5 million for its Independence Day celebration that featured a speech from President Donald Trump and fireworks above the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, the Department of Tourism announced on Thursday. The estimate covers all security,...

Southern California fireworks brought spike in air pollution

Jul. 9, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

Air quality in a wide swath of Southern California during the Fourth of July weekend was worse than in any year in the last decade and the cause was likely the increased use of personal fireworks and weather conditions, regulators said. Public fireworks shows were canceled due to coronavirus concerns but there...

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws during a baseball training camp workout at Nationals Park, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Giants return, so do some players, but Padres INF Mateo out

Jul. 8, 2020 10:36 PM EDT

As Major League Baseball cautiously tiptoes closer toward beginning its delayed 2020 season, several teams welcomed back players who might have been exposed to the coronavirus, and the San Francisco Giants resumed workouts Wednesday after finally receiving the results of COVID-19 tests administered over the...