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  • US health chief to visit Taiwan, a COVID-19 success story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar said Friday he wants to learn about Taiwan’s “incredibly effective” response to the cornavirus even though the island did things that the U.S. has fumbled, such as having a unified strategy and citizens willing to wear masks. Azar leads a U.S. delegation departing this weekend for a […]
  • Man gets life with no parole in 1979 murder of Iowa woman

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man was on Friday sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole in the 1979 murder of an 18-year-old high school student. Jerry Burns, 66, of Manchester, was arrested in Dec. 19 2018, 39 years to the day after Michelle Martinko was found dead in her […]
  • Governor tests negative; Kansas COVID-19 cases jump past 30K

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly tested negative for the coronavirus Friday as a Republican legislative leader faced criticism from some Democrats for not telling colleagues until this week that he’d been infected and hospitalized before he, Kelly and other top lawmakers had a public meeting last month. Fellow Republican leaders defended House […]
  • Governor tests negative; Kansas COVID-19 cases jump past 30K

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly tested negative for the coronavirus Friday as a Republican legislative leader faced criticism from some Democrats for not telling colleagues until this week that he’d been infected and hospitalized before he, Kelly and other top lawmakers had a public meeting last month. Fellow Republican leaders defended House […]
  • Liberty U’s Falwell takes leave after social media uproar

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jerry Falwell Jr. agreed Friday to take an indefinite leave of absence as the leader of Liberty University, one of the nation’s top evangelical Christian colleges, days after apologizing for a social media post that caused an uproar even among fellow conservatives. The private university in Lynchburg, Virginia, gave no reason […]
  • 4 US deaths tied to methanol-based hand sanitizers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can help stop the coronavirus from spreading, but drinking the products turned out to be deadly for four people in two states. Health officials reported this week that 15 adults were poisoned in Arizona and New Mexico in May and June after drinking hand sanitizer. Besides the four […]
  • Park service gets new chief as new cash flows from Congress

    Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced on Friday the surprise replacement of the 30-year parks veteran running the National Park Service, naming one of his advisers to run the agency instead as it begins to help divvy up a new, multi-billion dollar annual bequest from Congress. David Vela had been the latest of several acting heads […]
  • Canada says it will impose retaliatory tariffs on US imports

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s deputy prime minister said Friday that the country plans to impose $3.6 billion Canadian (US$2.69 billion) tariffs on U.S. imports in response to President Donald Trump saying the U.S. is reinstating a 10% import tax on Canadian aluminum. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said the tariffs will match the U.S. ones […]
  • Canada says it will impose retaliatory tariffs on US imports

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s deputy prime minister said Friday that the country plans to impose $3.6 billion Canadian (US$2.69 billion) tariffs on U.S. imports in response to President Donald Trump saying the U.S. is reinstating a 10% import tax on Canadian aluminum. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said the tariffs will match the U.S. ones […]
  • Canadian held at Virginia immigration detention center dies

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A 72-year-old Canadian man has died while in custody at an immigration detention center in Virginia that was the site of the largest coronavirus outbreak at a U.S. immigration facility, a federal official said. Kaitlyn Pote, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said the man died on Wednesday night […]