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Tue. 10:14 a.m.: Barr to condemn rioting at much-anticipated House hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr is defending the aggressive federal law enforcement response to civil unrest in America, saying "violent rioters and anarchists have hijacked legitimate protests" sparked by George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police. Barr will ...

Tue. 9:13 a.m.: Fauci says Marlins’ virus outbreak could endanger MLB season

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins' coronavirus outbreak could endanger the Major League Baseball season, Dr. Anthony Fauci said this morning, although he doesn't believe games needs to stop now. More than a dozen Marlins players and staff members tested positive for COVID-19, stranding the team ...

Tue. 9:06 a.m.: Vietnam locks down its 3rd-largest city as virus cases grow

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam today locked down its third-largest city for two weeks after 15 cases of COVID-19 were found in a hospital, the government said. The new cases in the central city of Da Nang are the first confirmed to be locally transmitted in the country in over three ...

Tue. 9:01 a.m.: Malaysian ex-PM Najib given 12 years in jail in 1MDB scandal

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court sentenced former Prime Minister Najib Razak to serve 12 years in prison today after finding him guilty in the first of several corruption trials linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund that brought down his ...

Tue. 8:56 a.m.: Iran fires missile at mock aircraft carrier amid US tensions

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard fired a missile from a helicopter targeting a replica aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, state television reported today, an exercise aimed at threatening the U.S. amid tensions between Tehran and Washington. The ...

Cleveland will host first presidential debate

CLEVELAND (AP) — The first presidential debate will be hosted by Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced today. The commission has selected Cleveland Clinic as its health adviser for all three ...

Ohio prisons director tests positive for coronavirus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The director of Ohio’s prison system announced today she has tested positive for the coronavirus, making her the first member of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's cabinet to contract COVID-19. Annette Chambers-Smith told staff members that she received the results today after ...

Mon. 10:50 a.m.: US agents use gas, flash bangs to clear Portland protesters

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A night that started with a reported shooting and a bag found with loaded rifle magazines and Molotov cocktails amid a peaceful protest morphed into an intense early this morning confrontation between demonstrators and law enforcement in Oregon's largest city. U.S. ...

Mon. 10:45 a.m.: Marlins’ home opener postponed as they deal with virus

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins' home opener tonight against Baltimore has been postponed as the Marlins deal with a coronavirus outbreak that stranded them in Philadelphia. The Marlins postponed their flight home Sunday night after their series finale against the Phillies. A person familiar ...