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FILE - In this July 31, 2019, file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens as Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden has chosen Harris as his running mate. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

How Biden chose Harris: Inside his search for a running mate

Aug. 12, 2020 7:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gretchen Whitmer wanted out. The Michigan governor had caught the interest of Joe Biden and his vice presidential vetting committee, who were drawn to her prominence in a crucial battleground state and her aggressive response to the coronavirus outbreak there. But by late spring, the...

In this May 2020 photo provided by Eli Lilly, a researcher tests possible COVID-19 antibodies in a laboratory in Indianapolis. Antibodies are proteins the body makes when an infection occurs; they attach to a virus and help it be eliminated. (David Morrison/Eli Lilly via AP)

Companies test antibody drugs to treat, prevent COVID-19

Aug. 12, 2020 1:10 AM EDT

With a coronavirus vaccine still months off, companies are rushing to test what may be the next best thing: drugs that deliver antibodies to fight the virus right away, without having to train the immune system to make them. Antibodies are proteins the body makes when an infection occurs; they attach to a virus...

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 7:41 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...

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2019, file photo, then -Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens during a gun safety forum in Las Vegas. Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden has chosen  Harris as his running mate. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Kamala Harris' selection as VP resonates with Black women

Aug. 12, 2020 7:45 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — China Cochran met Kamala Harris at a campaign event in Detroit last year and was swept away by her ambition, charisma and leadership. She hoped the California senator would advance in politics. So when Joe Biden named Harris on Tuesday as his running mate — making her the first Black...

Ricky Hurtado, a Democratic candidate for the North Carolina state house, walks past a child's toy car as he canvasses in a largely Latino trailer community, in Burlington, N.C., Sunday, March 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

He set out to mobilize Latino voters. Then the virus hit.

Aug. 12, 2020 5:30 AM EDT

GRAHAM, N.C (AP) — Like many Americans, Ricky Hurtado had different plans for his summer. He formally announced his first bid for public office in March and expected to spend sweltering days knocking on doors, clenching glossy campaign literature and making his case directly to voters. This was the summer...

Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar addresses media after lunch at the Mercado Central in Minneapolis Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, primary Election Day in Minnesota. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Minnesota’s Omar holds off well-funded primary challenger

Aug. 12, 2020 7:59 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge Tuesday from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an issue of her national celebrity, the latest in a string of victories by a new generation of emboldened progressive lawmakers. Omar, seeking her second term...

In this handout photo taken on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, and provided by Russian Direct Investment Fund, a new vaccine is on display at the Nikolai Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow, Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin's announcement that his country is the first to approve a coronavirus vaccine hasn't provoked the awe and wonder of the Soviet Union’s launch of the first satellite into orbit in 1957. Instead the announcement was met by doubts about the science and safety of the vaccine.  (Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr/ Russian Direct Investment Fund via AP)

Science and politics tied up in global race for a vaccine

Aug. 12, 2020 12:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — No, Russia is not having a Sputnik moment. The announcement Tuesday by Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country was the first to approve a coronavirus vaccine did not provoke the awe and wonder of the Soviet Union’s launch of the first satellite into orbit in 1957. Instead...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields (1) runs with the ball against Wisconsin during the first half of the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game, in Indianapolis. The Big Ten won't play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, becoming the first of college sports' power conferences to yield to the pandemic. The move announced Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, comes six day after the conference that includes historic programs such as Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State had released a revised conference-only schedule that it hoped would help it navigate a fall season with potential COVID-19 disruptions. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Spring college football: When? How much? Who plays?

Aug. 12, 2020 3:27 AM EDT

Back in April, not long after the pandemic canceled the NCAA basketball tournament, the idea of moving the 2020 college football to the spring of 2021 was already being tossed around. A last resort is what it was called by conference commissioners and athletic directors. When it looked as if the U.S. might be...

CORRECTS THE FAMILY NAME OF THE BOY - Three-year-old Abed Itani lies on a sofa at his family house in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Abed was playing with his Lego blocks when the huge blast ripped through Beirut, shattering the nearby glass doors. He had cuts on his tiny arms and feet, a head injury, and was taken to the emergency room, where he sat amid other bleeding people. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Children in Beirut suffer from trauma after deadly blast

Aug. 12, 2020 4:16 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — When the huge explosion ripped through Beirut last week, it shattered the glass doors near where 3-year-old Abed Itani was playing with his Lego blocks. He suffered a head injury and cuts on his tiny arms and feet, and he was taken to the emergency room, where he sat amid other bleeding...

Shachar Oren, 25, whistles during a protest against Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside his residence in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. The boisterous rallies against Netanyahu have brought out a new breed of first-time protesters -- young, middle-class Israelis who have little history of political activity but feel that Netanyahu’s scandal-plagued rule and his handling of the coronavirus crisis have robbed them of their futures. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Political novices drawn to anti-Netanyahu protests in Israel

Aug. 12, 2020 2:06 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a summer of protests against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the accusations of corruption and calls for him to resign could be accompanied by another familiar refrain: “I’ve never done this before.” The boisterous rallies have brought out a new breed of...

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In this photo provided by the Spanish Ministry of Defence, soldiers install modules in the car park of the Hospital Clinico Universitario in Zaragoza, Spain, Tuesday Aug. 11, 2020. Spain's army is setting up a field hospital in Zaragoza as the northern city struggles to stop a new spike in cases of the coronavirus. The region of Aragon, home to Zaragoza, has led Spain over the past seven days with over 200 people hospitalized and  over 30 deaths from COVID-19. (MDE via AP)

The Latest: Spain sets up field hospital in northern city

Aug. 12, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

MADRID — Spain’s army is setting up a field hospital in Zaragoza as the northern city struggles to stop a new spike in coronavirus cases. The region of Aragón, home to Zaragoza, has led Spain over the past seven days with 242 hospitalizations and 32 deaths from COVID-19. The army says it...

Paris prosecutors investigate apparent anti-Semitic attack

Aug. 12, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French police are investigating an apparent anti-Semitic attack on a 29-year-man in an apartment building in northeast Paris. A group that tracks anti-Semitic violence and hate speech in France, BNVCA, sought an investigation, denouncing it as the latest in a string of scattered acts targeting...

In this photo provided by the Poipet Authority Police, the bodies of victims in an accident from a crane collapse are placed on the floor near a Cambodia-Thai international border gate in Poipet, west of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. A construction crane in the city collapsed Wednesday, killing some people and injuring some others. (Poipet Authority Police via AP)

Crane collapse kills 5 in Cambodian border town of Poipet

Aug. 12, 2020 8:38 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A construction crane in Cambodia’s northwestern city of Poipet on the border with Thailand collapsed Wednesday, killing at least five people and injuring four others. The crane was being operated on ground made wet by rain, rendering it unstable, said Ath Khem, chief of...

US consumer prices jump 0.6% in July as gasoline prices continue to rise

Aug. 12, 2020 8:34 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer prices jump 0.6% in July as gasoline prices continue to rise.

Police: 4 charged with rioting following Richmond protests

Aug. 12, 2020 8:34 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Four people have been arrested following a night of protests in Virginia’s capital city that saw several businesses damaged and properties defaced, police announced Wednesday. Images published by The Richmond Times-Dispatch show smashed windows at businesses and a courthouse...

Upstate New York airport to be named for Frederick Douglass

Aug. 12, 2020 8:32 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — County lawmakers voted to rename Rochester's airport for abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The Monroe County Legislature Tuesday night approved the name “Frederick Douglass – Greater Rochester International Airport,” according to WHEC-TV. Douglass, who escaped...

Multnomah Falls reopens to the public with coronavirus rules

Aug. 12, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s tallest waterfall and one of the state’s most popular attractions has reopened to the public with new guidelines in place amid the coronavirus pandemic. Multnomah Falls opened in the Columbia River Gorge Tuesday, the U.S. Forest Service announced. New social...

Sumner Redstone, who a built media empire from his family's drive-in theater chain, dies at 97

Aug. 12, 2020 8:27 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Sumner Redstone, who a built media empire from his family's drive-in theater chain, dies at 97.

Liberia vice president flies to Ghana for medical treatment

Aug. 12, 2020 8:22 AM EDT

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's vice president and former first lady, Jewel Howard-Taylor, has been flown to Ghana to for medical treatment after developing “respiratory complications,” her office said in a statement. Howard-Taylor flew out of Liberia on Tuesday following a four-day stay...

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, right, talks with healthcare workers at a Texas Division of Emergency Management free COVID-19 testing site at Minute Maid Park Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Houston. UNICEF-USA is teaming up with Turner for the organization's first-ever initiative to support kids in the U.S. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Amid crises, UNICEF USA launches program to help kids in US

Aug. 12, 2020 8:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For more than 70 years, the U.S. affiliate of UNICEF has supported the global work of that U.N. agency, most of it focused on aiding children in developing countries. On Wednesday, amid overlapping domestic crises, UNICEF USA announced its first major program supporting children in the...