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  • 2 rare Sumatran tigers recovering after catching COVID-19

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Two rare Sumatran tigers at the zoo in the Indonesian capital are recovering after being infected with COVID-19. Nine-year-old Tino became ill with shortness of breath, sneezing, and a runny nose on July 9. He also lost his appetite. Two days later, 12-year-old Hari was showing the same symptoms. Swabs were […]
  • Tourists, villagers flee as wildfires ravage Turkish resorts

    MAZIKOY, Turkey (AP) — Wildfires raged near Turkey’s holiday beach destinations of Antalya and Mugla and in the surrounding countryside for a fifth day Sunday as the discovery of more bodies raised the death toll to eight while villagers lost their homes and animals. Residents and tourists fled the danger in small boats while the […]
  • Europe’s vaccine passes reveal some pockets of resistance

    VERONA, Italy (AP) — Shouts of “Liberty!” have echoed through the streets and squares of Italy and France as thousands show their opposition to plans to require vaccination cards for normal social activities, such as dining indoors at restaurants, visiting museums or cheering in sports stadiums. Leaders in both countries see the cards, dubbed the […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2021. There are 152 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 1, 1907, the U.S. Army Signal Corps established an aeronautical division, the forerunner of the U.S. Air Force. On this date: In 1876, Colorado was admitted as the […]
  • ‘Vote them out’: Willie Nelson headlines Texas protest rally

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Country music legend Willie Nelson led more than a thousand spectators in singing “vote them out” Saturday from the steps of the Texas Capitol during a rally wrapping up a four-day march in support of Democratic state legislators who bolted for Washington two weeks ago to block GOP-backed voting restrictions. Families […]
  • Florida breaks record with more than 21,000 new COVID cases

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida reported 21,683 new cases of COVID-19, the state’s highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic, according to federal health data released Saturday, as its theme park resorts again started asking visitors to wear masks indoors. The state has become the new national epicenter for the virus, accounting for […]
  • Suburban NY county considers letting police sue protesters

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in a suburban New York county are set to vote Monday on a proposal that would allow police officers to sue protesters and collect financial damages — a move civil rights activists say is payback for demonstrations after the police killing of George Floyd last year in Minneapolis. Newsday reports […]
  • California learns costly pandemic lesson about hospitals

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California spent nearly $200 million to set up, operate and staff alternate care sites that ultimately provided little help when the state’s worst coronavirus surge spiraled out of control last winter, forcing exhausted hospital workers to treat patients in tents and cafeterias. It was a costly way to learn California’s hospital […]
  • US memorials to victims of COVID-19 pandemic taking shape

    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has planted a memorial grove of native trees to remember people who died of COVID-19, and governors and state lawmakers nationwide are considering their own ways to mark the toll of the virus. Temporary memorials have sprung up across the U.S. — 250,000 white flags at RFK stadium in the […]
  • Bishop: Albany diocese covered up priest abuse for decades

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The longtime former head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany says the diocese covered up sexual abuse by priests for decades and protected clergy by sending them to private treatment instead of calling police. Bishop Howard Hubbard, who ran the diocese in New York’s Capital District from 1977 to 2014 […]