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This photo released Thursday, July 2, 2020, by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, shows a building after it was damaged by a fire, at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility some 200 miles (322 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran. A fire burned the building above Iran's underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, though officials say it did not affect its centrifuge operation or cause any release of radiation. The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran sought to downplay the fire Thursday, calling it an

Analysts: Fire at Iran nuclear site hit centrifuge facility

Jul. 2, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire and an explosion struck a centrifuge production plant above Iran's underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility early Thursday, analysts said, one of the most-tightly guarded sites in all of the Islamic Republic after earlier acts of sabotage there. The Atomic...

Veterans Affairs says agency is changing troubled culture

Jul. 2, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs is making significant progress in its efforts to change a culture that has been beset by complaints from veterans and low employee morale, the leader of the agency said Thursday. Robert Wilkie, secretary of Veterans Affairs, made his comments after...

Attorney: Missing Texas solider was killed at Fort Hood

Jul. 2, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Army investigators believe a Texas soldier missing since April was killed by another soldier on the Texas base where they served, the attorney for the missing soldier's family said Thursday. Lawyer Natalie Khawam said the U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Division told her that the...

A police officer engages with a protester Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Seattle, where streets had been blocked off in an area demonstrators had occupied for weeks. Seattle police showed up in force earlier in the day at the

More arrests early Thursday after police clear protest zone

Jul. 2, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police say they arrested more than two dozen people early Thursday who gathered in an area officers cleared hours earlier after the mayor ordered an end to the city’s “occupied” protest zone. In a statement police said they used pepper spray and blast balls after...

Ohio priest indicted on federal child pornography charges

Jul. 2, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio Roman Catholic priest has been accused in a federal indictment of posing online as a female to persuade boys to send him sexually explicit photos and videos of themselves and threatening to tell their parents if they did not send more images, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Cleveland...

Over 80 killed in Ethiopia unrest after singer shot dead

Jul. 2, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — More than 80 people have been killed in unrest in Ethiopia after a popular singer was shot dead this week, the state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation says. Hachalu Hundessa was buried Thursday amid tight security. He had been a prominent voice in anti-government protests...

Audrey Strauss, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, speaks during a news conference to announce charges against Ghislaine Maxwell for her alleged role in the sexual exploitation and abuse of multiple minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

FBI arrests Epstein pal, accused of enabling abuse of girls

Jul. 2, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested Thursday on charges she helped recruit three girls — one as young as 14 — to be sexually abused by financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of assaulting dozens of girls and women over many years. According to the indictment, Maxwell, who lived for...

US judge to examine Hawaii quarantine challenge

Jul. 2, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A judge is expected to consider Thursday whether to grant a request to stop Hawaii from enforcing a quarantine on arriving travelers, meant to control the spread of the coronavirus. A group of Hawaii, California and Nevada residents filed a lawsuit saying Hawaii's emergency order is unfair...

Former suburban student sues over hidden cameras

Jul. 2, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

BEECHER, Ill. (AP) — A former student in a suburban high school has filed a $1 million lawsuit that alleges the school district did not protect her from a choir teacher who is charged with installing hidden cameras to film her and other students as they changed clothes before class. The former Beecher...

FILE - In this  June 6, 2020 file photo, Jerime Mitchell speaks to the crowd as his wife Bracken holds the microphone during a protest against police brutality at Greene Square in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. An Iowa officer who has faced protests for shooting Mitchell, an unarmed Black man in 2016 says he's being unfairly terminated for giving a break to a driver two days earlier. The Cedar Rapids Police Department fired Sgt. Lucas Jones last month, saying only that he had violated department policy. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette via AP File)

Cleared in shooting, Iowa officer fired for letting woman go

Jul. 2, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — As protests over the death of George Floyd grew in Iowa’s second largest city, activists demanded the firing of a white officer who shot and paralyzed an unarmed Black man during a 2016 traffic stop. On June 18, Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman seemed to give protesters...