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Kyrie Irving's TV program calls for action in Taylor's death

Jul. 7, 2020 9:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is joining rapper Common and others for a TV special calling for action following the death of Breonna Taylor. Irving is producing “#SAYHERNAME: BREONNA TAYLOR,” which will debut Wednesday at 7 p.m. EDT on the PlayersTv digital and broadcast...

FILE - In this early Friday, May 29, 2020 file photo, a protester carries a U.S. flag upside, a sign of distress, next to a burning building in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis and across the country. The U.S. has been dramatically disrupted in a matter of months, brought low by a global pandemic, Depression-era economic dislocation, and then, nationwide unrest over racial injustice. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

AMERICA DISRUPTED: Troubles cleave a nation, and a city

Jul. 7, 2020 7:37 AM EDT

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — It was difficult to celebrate America in Saginaw this year. The deadly coronavirus had torn through the county. Unemployment had surged five-fold. Weeks of protest over racial inequality left many debating what should be hallowed and what must be changed. But Tom Roy had given it his...

FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. North Korea on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, repeated it has no immediate intent to resume dialogue with the United States hours before U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun was to arrive in South Korea for discussions on the stalled nuclear diplomacy. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

North Korea rejects talks as US envoy arrives in Seoul

Jul. 7, 2020 7:01 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday said it has no immediate intent to resume a dialogue with the United States as U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun arrived in South Korea for discussions on stalled nuclear diplomacy. In a statement released through the North's official Korean...

FILE - In this June 1, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump holds a Bible as he visits outside St. John's Church across Lafayette Park from the White House in Washington. Trump began June with his Bible-clutching photo op outside the church after authorities used chemicals and batons to scatter peaceful demonstrators, and the month never got less jarring or divisive. Now, some Republicans are expressing concern about the month's impact on their party's ability to hold the Senate. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

GOP worries Trump's divisive June imperils Senate control

Jul. 7, 2020 6:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's June began with his Bible-clutching photo op outside a church after authorities used chemicals and batons to scatter peaceful demonstrators. It never got less jarring or divisive. By the time it ended, he was downplaying a coronavirus pandemic upsurge that was...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2016, file photo, investor Ray Washburne waits for an elevator in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. As much as $273 million in federal coronavirus aid was awarded to more than 100 companies that are owned or operated by major donors to President Donald Trump's election efforts, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal data that was released Monday, July 6, 2020. Irving, Texas-based M Crowd Restaurant Group, which owns 27 Texas restaurants including the Mi Cocina chain, was approved for between $5 million and $10 million. Washburne, one of the company’s founders, was vice chairman of the Trump Victory Committee in 2016 and donated $100,000 to the PAC last August. The company did not respond to a request for comment. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump donors among early recipients of coronavirus loans

Jul. 7, 2020 5:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As much as $273 million in federal coronavirus aid was awarded to more than 100 companies that are owned or operated by major donors to President Donald Trump's election efforts, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal data. Many were among the first to be approved for a loan...

Tuesday is deadline to register for Tennessee Aug. 6 primary

Jul. 7, 2020 4:26 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennesseans are running out of time to register to vote in the Aug. 6 primary election. By Tuesday’s deadline, U.S. citizens with a driver’s license or a photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security can register at GoVoteTN.com. Or,...

FILE - In this June 25, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden pauses while speaking during an event in Lancaster, Pa. Biden and his leading supporters are stepping up warnings to Democrats to avoid becoming complacent. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Biden eyes presidential primary win in home state

Jul. 7, 2020 1:06 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden has already clinched the Democratic presidential nomination but is looking for icing on the cake with a primary win in his home state. The longtime Delaware senator and former vice president faces only token opposition in Tuesday’s primary from former Democratic...

This 2019 photo provided by Will Cunningham for Congress, shows candidate Will Cunningham in Washington, D.C. Cunningham is running in the New Jersey Primary election on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, seeking  the Democratic nomination for the House of Representatives in the state's 2nd Congressional District. (Jared Holt/Will Cunningham for Congress via AP)

Primary Day in New Jersey means get your ballot mailed in

Jul. 7, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democrats and Republicans will choose their candidates for president, Senate and House on Tuesday, but because of the COVID-19 outbreak, they'll be doing it mostly by mail-in ballots. And they may not know the results for several days. Voters have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to...

In this Oct. 15, 2019 file photo, Verona Tally, left holds the bible as Marty Small Sr., center, is sworn in as mayor of Atlantic City at Atlantic City Hall, in Atlantic City, N.J. Small, the incumbent who is seeking a 1-year term, is running in the Democratic primary against Pamela Thomas-Fields, a long-time city worker in the planning and economic development department, and James Whitehead, a Navy veteran and humanitarian aid organizer. (Edward Lea/The Press of Atlantic City via AP)

4 seek to lead Atlantic City through virus, other turmoil

Jul. 7, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Four people want to lead Atlantic City through immense challenges as the seaside resort's next mayor. The winner's tasks include leading the East Coast gambling resort through the coronavirus pandemic that shuttered its casinos for 3 1/2 months and left thousands out of work;...

Firms tied to legislative leader, Senate candidate got loans

Jul. 6, 2020 11:46 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A company owned by a Michigan legislative leader and one run by a U.S. Senate candidate each received between $1 million and $2 million from a federal rescue program that was created to preserve jobs during the coronavirus pandemic. Jackson-based Orbitform, which was founded by...