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Positive virus tests knock Rahm, DeChambeau out of Olympics

Jul. 25, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — Positive COVID-19 tests knocked Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau out of the Olympic golf tournament Sunday, in a pair of surprises that reinforced the tenuous nature of holding a massive sports event during a global pandemic. Word of Rahm's positive...

Tunisian president fires premier after violent protests

Jul. 25, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s president fired the country's prime minister Sunday and froze parliament’s activities after violent demonstrations over the country’s pandemic and economic situation. President Kais Saied also lifted the immunity of all parliament...

Browns rookie LB Owusu-Koramoah placed on COVID-19 list

Jul. 25, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns rookie linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah will miss the start of his first NFL training camp after being placed on the COVID-19 list Sunday, The second-round pick from Notre Dame reported Saturday with the team's other first-year players and...

North Carolina woman to become rare 2-time organ donor

Jul. 25, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman is set to join the elite ranks of two-time living organ donors. On Tuesday, surgeons in New York will take part of 54-year-old Stephanie Allen’s liver and transplant it into her brother, Eric Allen, The Wilson Times reported....

5 firefighters injured in Montana blaze in stable condition

Jul. 25, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

JORDAN, Montana (AP) — Five federal firefighters remained hospitalized Sunday in stable condition after sustaining burn injuries when swirling winds blew a lightning-caused wildfire back on them in eastern Montana on Thursday. The five were building a defensive line at...

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

Jul. 25, 2021 15:57 PM 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...

The Latest: Germany considers restrictions for unvaccinated

Jul. 25, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

BERLIN — German politicians were deeply divided Sunday over a warning by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff that restrictions for unvaccinated people may be necessary if COVID-19 infection numbers reach new heights in the coming months. Chief of staff Helge...

Several politicians oppose new mask mandates in St. Louis

Jul. 25, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The new mask mandate in the city and county of St. Louis that takes effect this week is being criticized by several state and local elected officials. Starting Monday, masks will be mandatory in indoor public places and on public transportation for...

Maryland using dogs to target alcohol in prisons

Jul. 25, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

HAGERSTOWN, M.D. (AP) — The state of Maryland has begun to deploy dogs to sniff out illicit alcohol in correctional facilities. Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary Robert Green told The Washington Post the new team of canines was created in...

Navajo Nation reports 6 new COVID-19 cases and 4 more deaths

Jul. 25, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Sunday reported six new COVID-19 cases and four additional deaths. The latest numbers released brought the total number of coronavirus-related cases on the vast reservation to 31,297 since the pandemic began more than a...