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  • North Korea says it has no plans for talks with US

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday reiterated it has no immediate plans to resume nuclear negotiations with the United States unless Washington discards what it describes as “hostile” polices toward Pyongyang. The statement by North Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui came after President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, […]
  • Californians celebrate July 4 with virtual parades, masks

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the coronavirus surges in the state, Californians celebrated Independence Day with virtual parades featuring air flyovers and photos of flag-draped front porches instead of pancake breakfasts and crowded festivities. Meanwhile, law enforcement officers were out and about, reminding people to wear masks in public and turning away disappointed sun-seekers from […]
  • At Mount Rushmore, Trump digs deeper into nation’s divisions

    MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. (AP) — At the foot of Mount Rushmore and on the eve of Independence Day, President Donald Trump dug deeper into America’s divisions by accusing protesters who have pushed for racial justice of engaging in a “merciless campaign to wipe out our history.” The president, in remarks Friday night at […]
  • Critics of US-Taliban deal say militants can’t be trusted

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Intelligence that Afghan militants might have accepted Russian bounties for killing American troops did not scuttle the U.S.-Taliban agreement or President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw thousands more troops from the war. It did give critics of the deal another reason to say the Taliban shouldn’t be trusted. The bounty information was […]
  • Trump, Biden fight for primacy on social media platforms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — On an average day, President Donald Trump sends about 14 posts to the 28 million Facebook followers of his campaign account. His Democratic rival, Joe Biden, delivers about half that many posts to an audience of just 2 million. The numbers are similarly skewed in other spheres of the social media landscape. […]
  • Trump entices masses with capital event as virus cases rise

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials across the country pleaded with Americans to curb their enthusiasm for large Fourth of July crowds Saturday even as President Donald Trump enticed the masses with a “special evening” of tribute and fireworks staged with new U.S. coronavirus infections on the rise. Several hours before Trump’s “Salute for America” celebration, people […]
  • Protesters return to St. Louis area where couple drew guns

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Several hundred protesters made a peaceful return trip Friday to the St. Louis mansion owned by a white couple whose armed defense of their home during an earlier demonstration earned them both scorn and support. Protesters marched along the busy public boulevard called Kingshighway, which intersects with Portland Place, a private […]
  • 5 killed, 3 injured in North Carolina highway crash

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Five people were killed and at least three others seriously injured after a highway crash in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday evening. Emergency medical officials said the crash happened on Interstate 485 in north Charlotte, news outlets reported. Officials did not immediately release the identity of the victims or say how […]
  • Autopsy: Man died of drug overdose after fight with deputies

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Black man died of an accidental drug overdose shortly after a confrontation with deputies at a Florida airport in April, according to an autopsy report released Friday. Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony said in a statement that the county medical examiner has found that the deputies who took Kevon Todd, […]
  • Lawsuit by student against ex-OU official settled

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a former University of Oklahoma student who accused a former top school administrator of groping and kissing him inappropriately on several occasions has been settled, a newspaper reports. The Oklahoman reports that Levi Hilliard asked a judge Thursday to dismiss his civil lawsuit against former OU Vice […]