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Fauci says US headed in 'wrong direction' on coronavirus

Jul. 25, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The United States is in an ``unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert said Sunday. ``We’re going in the wrong...

Pelosi intends to appoint 2nd Republican to Jan. 6 committee

Jul. 25, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday she intends to name a second Republican critic of Donald Trump, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, to a special committee investigating the Capitol riot and she pledged that the Democratic-majority panel will “find the truth.” ...

US loses to France 83-76, 25-game Olympic win streak ends

Jul. 25, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The final buzzer sounded and France barely celebrated. To them, beating the United States again wasn't really a surprise. And that might be the biggest indicator yet that the Americans — even after three consecutive Olympic gold medals — are no...

California's largest fire torches homes as blazes lash West

Jul. 25, 2021 01:48 AM EDT

INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — Flames racing through rugged terrain in Northern California destroyed multiple homes Saturday as the state's largest wildfire intensified and numerous other blazes battered the U.S. West. The Dixie fire, which started July 14, had already...

Europe's summer tourism outlook dimmed by variants, rules

Jul. 25, 2021 02:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Chaos and confusion over travel rules and measures to contain new virus outbreaks are contributing to another cruel summer for Europe’s battered tourism industry. Popular destination countries are grappling with surging COVID-19 variants, but the...

Sparked by pandemic fallout, homeschooling surges across US

Jul. 25, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

Although the pandemic disrupted family life across the U.S. since taking hold in spring 2020, some parents are grateful for one consequence: They're now opting to homeschool their children, even as schools plan to resume in-person classes. The specific reasons vary...

AP Interview: Premier: Iraq doesn't need US combat troops

Jul. 25, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister says his country no longer requires American combat troops to fight the Islamic State group, but a formal time frame for their redeployment will depend on the outcome of talks with U.S. officials this week. Mustafa al-Kadhimi said...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump is relentless in election fabrications

Jul. 25, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — In mid-May, partisan investigators hired by Arizona state lawmakers backed off their allegation that the state's most populous county had destroyed its 2020 election database. Confronted with proof that the data still existed, they admitted everything was there. ...

EXPLAINER: The Olympic soccer team that doesn't quite exist

Jul. 24, 2021 22:11 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — It was Caroline Weir’s hesitancy about a seemingly innocuous question that piqued curiosity about the British soccer team at the Olympics: Would she sing Britain’s national anthem “God Save the Queen” in Japan? “Just for certain reasons,” she...

AP PHOTOS: No cheers amid virus fears at fanless Tokyo Games

Jul. 25, 2021 07:42 AM EDT

Gymnasts raised their arms and struck familiar poses — without the familiar explosion of cheers. Nothing to hear near the beach volleyball courts, either, except the piercing hiss of cicadas in surrounding trees. All around the Tokyo Games, empty seats have provided a...

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Police: Child killed in North Carolina drive-by shooting

Jul. 25, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

MONROE, N.C. (AP) — A 12-year-old sitting outside with friends at a picnic table was killed Saturday evening in a drive-by shooting, police in North Carolina said. Police in Monroe, outside of Charlotte, were dispatched to a report of shots fired around 8 p.m. and...

Tick native to southeastern US found in suburban Chicago

Jul. 25, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

WAYNE, Ill. (AP) — A tick species native to the southeastern part of the United States has been found outside Chicago. Three Gulf Coast ticks were located earlier this month in the Dunham Forest Preserve in Wayne, according to The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald....

Wildfire warning issued for 9 counties in Minnesota

Jul. 25, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A wildfire warning has been issued for areas of north-central and northeast Minnesota, the National Weather Service said Sunday. The alert is due to extreme fire risk conditions in the counties of Aitkin, Beltrami, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching,...

US loses to France 83-76, 25-game Olympic win streak ends

Jul. 25, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The final buzzer sounded and France barely celebrated. To them, beating the United States again wasn't really a surprise. And that might be the biggest indicator yet that the Americans — even after three consecutive Olympic gold medals — are no...

Divine transformation: Ex-Alaska strip club becomes church

Jul. 25, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A popular strip club that once beckoned customers off a busy highway leading into Anchorage is now a church offering salvation — instead of temptation — thanks to a daughter of a former exotic dancer. Linda Dunegan believes divine...

1 dead, 5 injured in 2nd weekend day of Indy violence

Jul. 25, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A second straight night of weekend gunfire left one man dead and five other people were injured in five separate shootings early Sunday in Indianapolis. The shootings occurred between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. in different parts of the city, the Indianapolis...

Police ID man killed after car rolled into flooded area

Jul. 25, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — Police have released the name of a man who was killed Saturday after the car he was in rolled over into a flooded area along Route 95 in Dedham. Liam Fitzgerald, 27, who was a passenger in the car, died after being taken to a nearby hospital, State...

Trial moved involving US marshals charged in vaccine dispute

Jul. 25, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — A federal contempt of court trial involving three members of the U.S. Marshals Service has been moved from Aberdeen to Sioux Falls, according to court documents. Three supervisory marshals, including the agency’s Chief of Staff John Kilgallon,...

Arizona: More than 1K new COVID-19 cases for 7th day in row

Jul. 25, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported 1,508 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death. It marked the seventh consecutive day with at least 1,000 cases, the longest such streak since early March. The latest numbers pushed...

Boy, 14, drove SUV involved in fatal California crash

Jul. 25, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

HESPERIA, Calif. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy was behind the wheel of an SUV that collided with two other cars, killing a 59-year-old man in Southern California, authorities said. The crash happened Thursday when the Chevy Tahoe ran a stop sign in Hesperia, the San...