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FILE - In this July 30, 2020, file photo, passengers board a Casco Bay Lines ferry bound for Peaks Island in Portland, Maine. America's failure so far to contain the spread of the coronavirus as it moves across the country has been met with astonishment and alarm on both sides of the Atlantic. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

US tops 5 million confirmed virus cases, to Europe's alarm

Aug. 9, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — With confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hitting 5 million Sunday, by far the highest of any country, the failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe. Perhaps nowhere outside the U.S. is America’s bungled...

A Belarusian soldier casts his ballot at a polling station during the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. After 26 years in office, the authoritarian leader of Belarus is facing the toughest challenge yet as Alexander Lukashenko runs for a sixth term. Discontent over a worsening economy and his government's dismissive response to the coronavirus pandemic has helped fuel the country's largest opposition rallies since he became its first and only elected president following the collapse of the Soviet Union. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Tensions rise as Belarus holds presidential vote; aide flees

Aug. 9, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Tensions were high in Belarus as the country held a presidential election Sunday. Eight staff members for the main challenger to the authoritarian president were reportedly detained by police and one of the campaign's leading figures fled the country. The election pits President...

People remove debris from a house damaged by Tuesday's explosion in the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020.  Rescue teams were still searching the rubble of Beirut's port for bodies on Friday, nearly three days after the massive explosion sent a wave of destruction through Lebanon's capital.   (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

The Latest: Qatar emir says Lebanon can't recover on its own

Aug. 9, 2020 10:38 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 5:40 p.m. The emir of energy-rich Qatar has said that the Beirut blast is a “dire circumstance” that Lebanon cannot get over on its own. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani made the statement Sunday during a pledging...

North Macedonia police find 94 migrants hidden in truck

Aug. 9, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say they have found 94 migrants packed into a truck in a the country’s southeast. A police patrol stopped the truck with Macedonian national license plates late Saturday near the town of Radovish, 110 kilometers (68 miles) southeast of the...

Words are written by Lebanese citizens in front of the scene of Tuesday's explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. Public fury over the massive explosion in Beirut took a new turn Saturday night as protesters stormed government institutions and clashed for hours with security forces, who responded with heavy volleys of tear gas and rubber bullets. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Beirut explosion bares pitfalls of sending aid to Lebanon

Aug. 9, 2020 9:37 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Hospitals and schools, then shattered and bent water pipes, then the crater that once was Lebanon's port. The rebuilding needs of Lebanon are immense, but so is the question of how to ensure the millions of dollars promised in international aid is not diverted in a country notorious for...

Ambulances and firefighters stand next to a bus after the vehicle went off the road and overturned in a ditch at the 115-meter section of the M5 motorway leading to Budapest, in Kiskunfelegyhaza, Hungary, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. One person is known to have died in the accident and others are reported injured aboard the tourist bus travelling from Poland to Hungary. (Ferenc Donka/MTI via AP)

1 killed, 3 seriously hurt in bus crash in Hungary

Aug. 9, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — One man died and three people including a young child were seriously injured when a tourist bus crashed into a ditch on the side of a highway in Hungary, police and rescue officials said Sunday. The incident happened on the M5 highway in the city of Kiskunfelegyhaza, about 115...

Manchester United's manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gestures during the Europa League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Manchester United and LASK at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

Man United's Solskjaer faces old teammate in Europa League

Aug. 9, 2020 9:08 AM EDT

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — The Europa League will set up a reunion for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he takes on an old friend in the quarterfinals. When Solskjaer's team faces Copenhagen in Cologne on Monday, the opposing coach will be his old Norway teammate Stale Solbakken. ...

A man walks at a street full of debris following a storm at the village of Politika, on Evia island, northeast of Athens, on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. Five people have been found dead and dozens have been trapped in their homes and cars from a storm that has hit the island of Evia, in central Greece, police say. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

5 dead, including baby, as storm hits Greek island

Aug. 9, 2020 9:07 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Five people, including an en elderly couple and an 8-month-old baby, have been found dead as a storm hits the island of Evia in central Greece, authorities said Sunday. Two others are missing, and dozens have been trapped by flood waters in their homes and cars. Police say the couple,...

Holocaust education now law in Delaware

Aug. 9, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — As a first-generation American and the child of parents who escaped Nazi Germany, state Rep. Debra Heffernan’s perspective has impacted her understanding of how atrocities like the Holocaust happened. “It really did change how I understood the scariness of how the Holocaust...

People clash with police during a protest against the political elites and the government after this week's deadly explosion at Beirut port which devastated large parts of the capital and killed more than 150 people, in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Officials resign in Lebanon in wake of deadly blast

Aug. 9, 2020 8:37 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s information minister resigned on Sunday as the country grapples with the aftermath of the devastating blast that ripped through the capital and raised public anger to new levels. The resignation comes comes after a night of demonstrations against the ruling elite, blamed for...