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Jul. 23, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 23, the 205th day of 2020. There are 161 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 23, 1829, William Austin Burt received a patent for his “typographer,” a forerunner of the typewriter. On this date: In 1885, Ulysses S. Grant,...

FILE - In this June 10, 2020 file photo, an official wearing a mask due to the coronavirus pandemic operates a temperature screening point at Dubai International Airport's Terminal 3 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Efforts by the United Arab Emirates to fight the coronavirus have renewed questions about mass surveillance in this U.S.-allied federation of seven sheikhdoms. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)

Virus projects renew questions about UAE's mass surveillance

Jul. 9, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Efforts by the United Arab Emirates to fight the coronavirus have renewed questions about mass surveillance in this U.S.-allied federation of seven sheikhdoms. Experts believe the UAE has one of the highest per capita concentrations of surveillance cameras in the world....

FILE - In this June 16, 2020, file photo, workers at an orchard pull on equipment as they prepare to thin apple trees in Yakima, Wash. While the coronavirus pandemic at first pounded the greater Seattle area, the epicenter has now moved east across the Cascade Range. Washington is seeing rising cases of COVID-19, driven in large part by increasing numbers in Yakima, Benton, Franklin and Spokane counties, the largest communities in eastern Washington. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Surge in state COVID-19 cases driven by eastern Washington

Jul. 3, 2020 11:44 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Cirio Hernandez Hernandez was thinning apple trees on a June morning in Yakima, grabbing a fistful of tiny apples and knocking off all but one that was left to grow to a marketable size. It wasn't the Yakima Valley's hot temperatures, or the strenuous work, that was causing him...

FILE - In this June 17, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump departs after speaking about the PREVENTS

Russian bounties further strain Trump's bond with veterans

Jul. 1, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — They didn't like it when then-candidate Donald Trump criticized John McCain for being captured in combat. They were angrier when Trump, as commander in chief, abandoned Kurdish allies in the Middle East. And they were upset again last month when he threatened to deploy troops against...

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at the Columbia Basin College campus in the Tri-Cities on Tuesday June 30, 2020 about the spread of the coronavirus in Benton and Franklin counties. (Jennifer King/The Tri-City Herald via AP)

Inslee heckled off stage during Tri-Cities appearance

Jun. 30, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was heckled and had to cut short his speech Tuesday on battling the coronavirus pandemic in Eastern Washington. Speaking outdoors at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Inslee was repeatedly interrupted by hecklers as he urged residents to wear masks to prevent...

President Donald Trump points during his campaign rally at the BOK Center in downtown Tulsa, Okla., Saturday, June 20, 2020. (Matt Barnard/Tulsa World via AP)

2020 Watch: Trump navigates chaos after his Oklahoma rally

Jun. 22, 2020 5:38 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to next set of primaries (New York and Kentucky): 1 Days to general election: 134 ___ THE NARRATIVE President Donald Trump's campaign relaunch is off to a rocky start, and his...

FILE - In this June 9, 2020, file photo, a picture of a former American soldier is displayed at the former U.S. army Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, Germany. In vowing to pull thousands of U.S. troops from Germany, President Donald Trump is following a pattern of disruptive moves against allies that have dismayed many of his fellow Republicans. Trump has consistently promised to bring American troops home, dismissing the conventional view that a far-flung U.S. military presence, while costly, pays off in the long run by ensuring stability for global trade. Earlier this week he said the 34,500 U.S. troops in Germany would be reduced to 25,000. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

Trump troop cut in Germany fits a pattern of hitting allies

Jun. 19, 2020 5:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In vowing to pull thousands of American troops from Germany, President Donald Trump is following a pattern of disruptive, sometimes punitive, moves against allies that have dismayed his fellow Republicans and cast doubt across the globe about the future of partnering with the United...

FILE - In this June 1, 2020 file photo police move demonstrators away from St. John's Church across Lafayette Park from the White House, as they gather to protest the death of George Floyd in Washington. Only a few legacy-defining moments have clung to President Donald Trump. But the forceful clearing of demonstrators from the park across from the White House has resonated like few others, sending Trump’s poll numbers tumbling and prompting top military leaders and usually lockstep Republicans to distance themselves from the president. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Lafayette Square could decide Trump's legacy — and election

Jun. 17, 2020 8:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Charlottesville. Helsinki. The children in cages at the Mexican border. And now Lafayette Square. Only a few legacy-defining moments have clung to President Donald Trump, who often appears to emerge relatively unscathed from a seemingly endless stream of crises and controversies. But the...

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2016, file photo, Army Secretary Eric Fanning speaks during a groundbreaking for the new U.S. Army Cyber Command Complex at Fort Gordon, Ga. Fanning, who served as Army secretary from 2016 to 2017, says he’s supporting Joe Biden for president, the latest endorsement from a former military leader who had criticized President Donald Trump over his handling of anti-racism demonstrations. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP, FIle)

Former Army secretary backs Biden, citing ‘moral leadership’

Jun. 17, 2020 8:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first openly gay Army secretary says he’s supporting Joe Biden for president, the latest endorsement from a former military leader who had criticized President Donald Trump over his handling of anti-racism demonstrations. Eric Fanning, who held a variety of Navy and Air Force...