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Wed. 8:47 a.m.: Pope reverts to mask-less old ways amid growing criticism

ROME (AP) — A day after donning a face mask for the first time during a liturgical service, Pope Francis was back to his mask-less old ways today despite surging coronavirus infections across Europe and growing criticism of his behavior and the example he is setting. Francis shunned a face ...

Wed. 8:37 a.m.: Stampede kills 11 Afghans seeking visas to leave country

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least 11 women were trampled to death when a stampede broke out today among thousands of Afghans waiting in a soccer stadium to get visas to leave the country, officials said. Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesman for the governor of the eastern Nangarhar province, ...

Wed. 8:34 a.m.: Nigeria protesters break curfew amid gunfire, chaos in Lagos

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians protesting against police brutality stayed on the streets in Lagos today, breaking the government curfew following a night of chaotic violence in which demonstrators were fired upon, sparking global outrage. Shots were fired today as young demonstrators set ...

High court allows 3-day extension for Pennsylvania ballots

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will allow Pennsylvania to count mailed-in ballots received up to three days after the Nov. 3 election, rejecting a Republican plea in the presidential battleground state. The justices divided 4-4 on Monday, an outcome that upholds a state Supreme Court ...

Latest world virus headlines: Johnson to impose restrictions on Manchester

Here are summaries of the latest The Associated Press stories worldwide on the coronavirus pandemic, including: — AP-NORC poll: Two-thirds of Americans don't trust Trump much on virus; — Ohio records most virus hospitalizations since July; — Spain to lift state of emergency in Madrid ...

Tue. 9:04 a.m.: Justice Dept. to file landmark antitrust case against Google

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is expected to file a lawsuit today alleging that Google has been abusing its online dominance in online search to stifle competition and harm consumers, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. The litigation marks the ...

Tue. 8:59 a.m.: UK to infect healthy volunteers to speed up vaccine efforts

LONDON (AP) — U.K. researchers are preparing to begin a controversial experiment that will infect healthy volunteers with coronavirus to study the disease in hopes of speeding up the development of a vaccine. The approach, called a challenge study, is risky but proponents say it may produce ...

Tue. 8:56 a.m.: Duterte: Hold me responsible for killings in drug crackdown

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has said he accepts responsibility for the thousands of killings committed during police operations in his crackdown on drugs, adding that he was even ready to go to jail. President Rodrigo Duterte's televised remarks Monday night were ...

Boardman coaches quarantine; cancels final football game

BOARDMAN - Boardman canceled its final varsity football game of the season after several coaches tested positive for COVID-19. The game had been set for Friday night against Chaney. Saturday's junior varsity game also is canceled. "A total of 5 of our off-staff coaches are affected, and the ...

Mon. 2 p.m.: I-680 near downtown Youngstown reopens following crash

YOUNGSTOWN - The portion of Interstate 680 North near downtown Youngstown that was closed throughout the morning has reopened, the Ohio Department of Transportation reported at 1:30 p.m. today. It was closed after a semi tractor trailer overturned at around 5 a.m. trapping one person inside. ...