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The Latest: Maryland announces new vaccination requirements

Aug. 05, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Urging people to “just get the damn vaccine,” Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced new vaccination requirements for state employees who work in congregant settings with the vulnerable on Thursday — or else face strict face-covering requirements and regular COVID-19...

Fire that reached Turkish power plant contained, others burn

Aug. 05, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

MUGLA, Turkey (AP) — A wildfire that reached the compound of a coal-fueled power plant in southwest Turkey and forced nearby residents to flee in boats and cars was contained on Thursday after raging for some 11 hours, officials and media reports said. Strong winds...

Resurgent wildfires in Greece burn homes, threaten monuments

Aug. 05, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A resurgent wildfire burned homes north of Athens and blazes across southern Greece forced more evacuations Thursday as weather conditions worsened and firefighters in a round-the-clock battle strove to save a former royal palace and the birthplace of the ancient...

7 Western nations condemn Russian forces in Georgia areas

Aug. 05, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Western nations are marking Saturday's 13th anniversary of the conflict between Russia and Georgia with renewed condemnation of Moscow’s “illegal military presence” in two Georgia regions and calls for the withdrawal of its forces “without delay.” ...

Premier League champion Manchester City signs midfielder Jack Grealish from Aston Villa

Aug. 05, 2021 15:18 PM EDT
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Premier League champion Manchester City signs midfielder Jack Grealish from Aston Villa.

French will need health pass by Monday after court approval

Aug. 05, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French constitutional court on Thursday validated most aspects of a new law that, starting next week, requires people to carry a special COVID-19 health pass to access cafes, restaurants, long-distance travel and, in some cases, hospitals. But it struck down several measures...

Barcelona says Lionel Messi is leaving the club

Aug. 05, 2021 14:11 PM EDT
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says Lionel Messi is leaving the club.

Israeli defense minister threatens Iran with military action

Aug. 05, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's defense minister warned Thursday that his country is prepared to strike Iran, issuing the threat against the Islamic Republic after a fatal drone strike on a oil tanker at sea that his nation blamed on Tehran. The comments by Benny...

American defender Vines transfers from Colorado to Antwerp

Aug. 05, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — American defender Sam Vines is transferring to Belgium's Antwerp from Major League Soccer's Colorado Rapids. The 22-year-old joined the Rapids' academy when he was 13. H was signed as a hometown player at 18 and made his first-team debut...

Felix runs for history; Americans seek more basketball gold

Aug. 05, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Set the alarm for Day 14 of the Tokyo Games and watch Allyson Felix attempt to win a 10th track and field Olympic medal over breakfast. Then stay up late to catch the U.S. men's basketball team play for the gold. Most of Friday's high-profile events are...