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In this Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 photo provided by Salins de Camargue, flamingo experts surroung babies pink flamingos in Aigues-Mortes, the Camargue region, southern France, to gather and put bands on baby birds so scientists can track their migration. The numbers of pink flamingos may be the highest since experts began keeping records 45 years ago, said Thierry Marmol, guardian of the lands. France's two months of strict confinement may well be the reason. (Fabrice Pavanello, Salins de Camargue via AP)

Eye candy: More than 50,000 pink flamingos mass in France

Aug. 7, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Behold a treat for the eyes! Tens of thousands of pink flamingos have amassed in the wetlands of southern France along with their offspring still lacking flamboyant plumage. The long-legged birds resembling ballerinas in tutus have long drawn tourists to the marshes in the Camargue region...

FILE - People pass the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, July 30, 2020.  Wall Street is stalling on Friday, Aug. 7 as a whirlwind of worries about rising U.S-China tensions and whether Congress can deliver more aid for the economy threaten to halt its big run.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Wall Street stalls; S&P 500 drifts after 5-day win streak

Aug. 7, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street's big rally is stalling on Friday, despite a better-than-expected report on the U.S. job market, amid worries about rising U.S.-China tensions and whether Washington can deliver more aid for the economy. The S&P 500 was down 0.2% in afternoon trading, after wavering between...

Relatives of Lebanese army lieutenant Ayman Noureddine, who was killed by Tuesday's explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, mourn over his coffin during his funeral procession, in Numeiriyeh village, south Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Rescue teams were still searching the rubble of Beirut's port for bodies on Friday, nearly three days after a massive explosion sent a wave of destruction through Lebanon's capital. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)

The Latest: UN releases $6M, assesses shelter need in Beirut

Aug. 7, 2020 2:07 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 8:55 p.m. The United Nations official in charge of emergency relief has released $6 million for the response to the devastating explosion at Beirut’s port, bringing the total U.N. funding for relief efforts to $15 million....

A man sits outside an exchange office in Istanbul, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Turkey's currency tumbled further Friday, hitting another record low. The Turkish lira dropped to 7.3677 against the dollar before making a recovery. The lira is down about 19% versus the U.S. currency since the beginning of the year. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Turkish lira hits another historic low amid pandemic

Aug. 7, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Turkey's currency tumbled further Friday, hitting another record low. The Turkish lira dropped to 7.3677 against the dollar before making a recovery. The lira is down about 19% versus the U.S. currency since the beginning of the year. It was trading around 7.17 on Friday afternoon. The drop...

FILE - In this July 9, 2020, file photo California Gov. Gavin Newsom visits the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection's McClellan Reload Base in Sacramento, Calif. As Newsom unveiled details for California elementary schools seeking to reopen with in-person instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic, one of the state's two powerful teachers unions warned that reopening schools would be

The Latest: California tops 10,000 virus deaths, 3rd highest

Aug. 7, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California has surpassed 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus, making it the U.S. state with the third-highest deaths since the start of the pandemic. The figure was reported Friday by Johns Hopkins University, with 10,024 dead since the outbreak began in California in February. New...

People sunbathe on the steps near Granary Square, King's Cross, as the warm weather continues, in London, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. The UK could see record-breaking temperatures with forecasters predicting Friday could be the hottest day of the year. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)

Thousands seek refuge as high heat slams Britain, France

Aug. 7, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Residents and visitors in Britain sought refuge from searing heat Friday, with thousands mobbing beaches and parks despite warnings to maintain social distance and other precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the U.K.'s infection rate limiting the ability of its citizens to travel...

FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, a woman holds up the British Union and the European Union flags together during an event in Brussels, Belgium. The number of Britons moving to live in European Union countries has soared since the Brexit vote in 2016, a U.K.-German study has revealed Tuesday Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, FILE)

UK to spend millions to ease Brexit red tape for N Ireland

Aug. 7, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

The British government will spend up 355 million pounds ($465 million) to help businesses in Northern Ireland deal with the red tape caused by Brexit, officials said Friday. Brexit’s supporters, including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, say leaving the European Union will be a boon for U.K....

A passenger of a bus coming from Romania, leftt, undergoes a voluntary Covid-19 blood test, at the Tiburtina bus station, in Rome, Wednesday, July 29, 2020. The Lazio region, which includes Rome, is beginning voluntary tests on passengers arriving in Italy from Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine, with a blood test on finger with results in 8 minutes followed by swab test if result is positive. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Big jump in Italy's daily new cases driven by travel

Aug. 7, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The number of daily new coronavirus infections in Italy jumped 38% higher Friday, with 552 confirmed cases registered compared to the previous day. Italy hadn’t seen a such a high daily new caseload since late May. Barely two weeks ago, Italy had been registering roughly 200 new cases a...

This image taken from a video shows an aerial view of part of the Planpincieux Glacier, which lies under a massif of Mont Blanc, located in the Alps, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Experts are closely monitoring a glacier they fear could break apart and crash into an Italian Alpine valley. On Thursday, 75 residents and tourists in the Ferret valley were evacuated from their homes and two lodgings in the shadow of the glacier. The glacier's size has been likened to that of a soccer field under a 80-meter (265 foot) high mass of ice. Sharp shifts in temperature are blamed for the risk. (AP Photo/Local Team)

Alpine glacier in Italy threatens valley, forces evacuations

Aug. 7, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Experts were closely monitoring a Mont Blanc glacier on Friday, a day after they evacuated 75 tourists and residents amid fears the glacier could soon break apart and crash into a popular Italian Alpine valley. Valerio Segor, a glacier expert in Valle d’Aosta, a region in northwestern...

FILE - In this July 27, 2020, file photo, a nurse, right, gives a volunteer an injection as part of a study for a possible COVID-19 vaccine in Binghamton, N.Y. A false report claiming five Ukrainians had died after taking an American-made vaccine spread in just a matter of days from a small Kremlin-friendly Ukrainian website to an audience of thousands in U.S.-based Facebook groups. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

Pro-Russia vaccine misinfo finds home in US Facebook groups

Aug. 7, 2020 12:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A false report claiming five Ukrainians had died after taking an American-made coronavirus vaccine spread in just a matter of days from a small Kremlin-friendly website to an audience of thousands in U.S.-based Facebook groups. Russian media outlets picked up the claim, and soon social media...