Associated Press

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Prosecutor Seeking Trump's Taxes Cites Probe of His Business

By Larry Neumeister | Monday Aug 3, 2020
A Manhattan prosecutor trying to get President Donald Trump's tax returns told a judge Monday that he was justified in demanding them, citing public reports of "extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization."

Authorities: Professor Died By Suicide After Backlash

Monday Aug 3, 2020
The death of a North Carolina professor, who recently announced his retirement amid backlash for comments he made on social media that included calling the state's governor "Massa Cooper," has been ruled a suicide.

Report: Retired Pope Benedict XVI Ill After Visit to Germany

Monday Aug 3, 2020
Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI has fallen ill after his return from a trip to his native Bavaria to visit his brother, who died a month ago, a German newspaper reported Monday.

Plug It In: Electric Car Charging Station Numbers Are Rising

By Tom Krisher | Monday Aug 3, 2020
There are now 26,000 electric vehicle charging stations open to the public in the U.S., with more than 84,000 plugs. But the country, and the world, will need thousands more.

Lucky No.7: Taylor Swift Nabs 7th No.1 Album with 'folklore'

By Mesfin Fekadu | Monday Aug 3, 2020
To no one's surprise, Taylor Swift's surprise album "folklore" is dominating the music charts.

Relaxed: Dressed-Down Look is Making NBA Coaches Happy

By Tim Reynolds | Monday Aug 3, 2020
At the restart of the season at Walt Disney World, the dress code has been relaxed to allow polos, slacks, even sneakers — and coaches are thankful.

Connie Culp, 1st US Partial Face Transplant Recipient, Dies

By Ron Todt | Monday Aug 3, 2020
Connie Culp, the recipient of the first partial face transplant in the U.S., has died at 57, almost a dozen years after the groundbreaking operation.

Coronavirus Outbreak Hits Norway Cruise Ship, Could Spread Along Coast

By Jan M. Olsen | Monday Aug 3, 2020
Health authorities fear the ship could have infected dozens of towns and villages along Norway's western coast.

Gay Officer Who Settled Suit Will Resign from Diversity Unit

Monday Aug 3, 2020
A gay St. Louis County police lieutenant who settled a discrimination lawsuit against the police department for $10.25 million said Friday he is resigning from his job as commander of the department's new diversity and inclusion unit.

Trial Starts in Case of Mutilated, Murdered Transgender Teen

Monday Aug 3, 2020
A trial is set to start Monday for a man charged in the 2017 killing of a transgender teen whose eyes were gouged out and whose body was set on fire in southwest Missouri.

Microsoft Confirms Talks Seeking to Buy US Arm of TikTok

By Cathy Bussewitz | Monday Aug 3, 2020
Microsoft confirmed Sunday it is in talks with Chinese company ByteDance to acquire the U.S. arm of its popular video app TikTok and has discussed with President Donald Trump his concerns about security and censorship surrounding such an acquisition.

Protests in the Long Term: How Is a Lasting Legacy Cemented?

By David Crary | Monday Aug 3, 2020
What sort of staying power does it take for a protest movement to be judged a success?

Tamar Braxton Pays Tribute to Boyfriend for 'Saving My Life'

Monday Aug 3, 2020
Tamar Braxton is thanking her boyfriend for "saving my life" after her hospitalization last month.

'If Not Now, When?': Black Women Seize Political Spotlight

By Claire Galofaro and Kat Stafford | Monday Aug 3, 2020
Black women are mobilized and demanding an overdue return on their investment. Over the last several years and across America, Black women ran and won elections in historic numbers, from Congress to county school boards.

RNC: Decision on Private Trump Renomination Vote Not Final

By Kevin Freking | Monday Aug 3, 2020
The vote to renominate President Donald Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, without members of the press present, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Convention said on Saturday, citing the coronavirus.

SpaceX Capsule and NASA Crew Make 1st Splashdown in 45 Years

By Marcia Dunn | Sunday Aug 2, 2020
Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their capsule parachuting into the Gulf of Mexico to close out an unprecedented test flight by Elon Musk's SpaceX company.

Clock Is Ticking on Trump Comeback as Early Voting Nears

By Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller | Sunday Aug 2, 2020
President Donald Trump is privately reassuring Republicans anxious about his deficits to Democrat Joe Biden, noting there are three months until Election Day and reminding them of the late-breaking events that propelled his 2016 comeback.

Omar, Seeking 2nd Term, Is Targeted for her Celebrity

By Steve Karnowski and Mohamed Ibrahim | Sunday Aug 2, 2020
As Democrat Antone Melton-Meaux meandered through racks of headscarves and clouds of spice and pepper, he carried a pointed message to the voters he courted at the city's largest Somali market: I want to focus on the work, not being famous.

Debate Begins for Who's First in Line for COVID-19 Vaccine

By Lauran Neergaard | Sunday Aug 2, 2020
Who gets to be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? U.S. health authorities hope by late next month to have some draft guidance on how to ration initial doses, but it's a vexing decision.

GOP: Renomination of Trump to Be Held in Private

By Kevin Freking | Sunday Aug 2, 2020
The vote to renominate President Donald Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, without members of the press present.

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