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People queue early morning outside a supermarket in Hobsonville, Auckland, as New Zealand prepares to move into Covid-19 Alert Level 3, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tuesday, Aug. 11 authorities have found four cases of the coronavirus in one Auckland household from an unknown source, the first reported cases of local transmission in the country in 102 days. (Dean Purcell/New Zealand Herald via AP)

Asia Today: Victoria adds 21 deaths, Singapore clears dorms

Aug. 12, 2020 1:20 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian state of Victoria on Wednesday reported a record 21 virus deaths and 410 new cases from an outbreak in the city of Melbourne that has prompted a strict lockdown. State Premier Daniel Andrews said 16 of the deaths were linked to aged-care facilities. The number of...

FILE - In this March 9, 2020, file photo, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at Renaissance High School in Detroit. Before Joe Biden named Harris his running mate, women’s groups were readying a campaign of their own: Shutting down sexist coverage and disinformation about a vice presidential nominee they say is headed for months of false smears and “brutal” attacks from internet haters.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Women say they will fight sexism, 'ugly' attacks on Harris

Aug. 12, 2020 12:16 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — In the weeks before Joe Biden named Sen. Kamala Harris his running mate, women's groups were readying a campaign of their own: shutting down sexist coverage and disinformation about a vice presidential nominee they say is headed for months of false smears and “brutal” attacks...

Supporters take photos with construction executive Marjorie Taylor Greene, background right, late Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Rome, Ga. Greene, criticized for promoting racist videos and adamantly supporting the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory, won the GOP nomination for northwest Georgia's 14th Congressional District. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Greene, who made racist videos, wins GOP nod in Georgia

Aug. 11, 2020 11:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Marjorie Taylor Greene, a businesswoman who has expressed support for the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon and been criticized for a series of racist comments, has won the Republican nomination for Georgia’s 14th Congressional District. Greene beat neurosurgeon John Cowan in a...

People wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus ride an escalator past a sign of a nail salon at a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Mainland China and semi-autonomous Hong Kong saw declines in their recent outbreaks Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China's community virus cases hit single digits

Aug. 11, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

BEIJING — China’s newly confirmed community transmitted cases of coronavirus fell into the single digits on Wednesday, while Hong Kong saw another 33 cases of infection. The National Health Commission said all nine new cases were found in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, whose capital Urumqi...

LA sheriff concerned after deputies detain Black teens

Aug. 11, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County sheriff said Monday he is ordering a review of tactics deputies used to detain three teenagers at gunpoint after the mother of one said the youths had been threatened by a man holding a knife. Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a social media post that he had seen a...

FILE - This March 29, 2018 file photo, shows the logo for social media giant Facebook at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. The COVID-19 pandemic impacted Facebook’s ability to remove harmful and forbidden material from its platforms, the company said Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Sending its content moderators to work from home in March amid the pandemic led the company to remove less harmful material from Facebook and Instagram around suicide, self-injury and child nudity and sexual exploitation. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Facebook: Pandemic hurt enforcement on suicide, child nudity

Aug. 11, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Looks like the machines aren't ready to take over just yet. The COVID-19 pandemic affected Facebook’s ability to remove harmful and forbidden material from its platforms, the company said Tuesday. Sending its content moderators to work from home in March amid the pandemic led...

FILE - In this July 24, 2020 file photo, Fairfax County Public School buses are lined up at a maintenance facility in Lorton, Va. The Justice Department is highlighting a number of actions school officials should take to increase safety, including improving mental health resources, monitoring social media accounts and improving physical safety measures. The report was released Tuesday and was a culmination of a federal school safety working group. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Federal report highlights key ways to prevent school attacks

Aug. 11, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — School officials nationwide should improve mental health resources, monitor student social media accounts and improve physical security measures, according to a Justice Department report on school safety released Tuesday. The report, compiled by the department's School Safety Working...

Lawyer: LA deputies need to be held accountable for tactics

Aug. 11, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer representing three teenagers who were detained at gunpoint by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies called for an investigation into the tactics and accountability for their actions on Tuesday. Attorney Robert Brown said the teens — two 16-year-olds and an 18-year-old...

Video: Police tried to cuff young boy at Florida school

Aug. 11, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Civil rights lawyers sued the police and school district in Key West on Tuesday over their treatment of an 8-year-old boy with special needs who was handcuffed, booked and briefly jailed on a felony battery charge after he was accused of punching a teacher who sought to discipline him...

Man critically hurt in shooting captured on cellphone video

Aug. 11, 2020 7:25 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man critically wounded in a shooting at a Toledo park apparently used a cellphone to record the incident, authorities said, and the video was posted to social media. The shooting at Winterfield Park occurred around 4:45 p.m. Monday, city police said. The video recorded the sound of...