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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — If you haven't filled out the 2020 census form yet, you may be getting an email, call or questionnaire in the mail asking you to answer the questions. The U.S. Census Bureau said Friday it was sending out emails to homes in neighborhoods where the response rate was …
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s high school athletic board has voted to begin practices for football and other fall sports Aug. 24 and games less than two weeks later. The decision pushes aside the advice of medical experts who said competition shouldn’t resume for at least six weeks …
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A Colombian fast food chain is planning to turn its branches into automated restaurants at a moment when the coronavirus pandemic has slammed the food service industry worldwide. MUY has more than 30 restaurants in Bogota, and four in Mexico City. Earlier this …
BEIRUT (AP) — Iran's top diplomat on Friday accused Western countries of taking advantage of Beirut’s massive explosion last week that killed and injured thousands to dictate their own policies on Lebanon. The comments by Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif came during a …
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds pushed back Friday against criticism that she has been slow to respond to a wind storm that devastated the state and promised more help soon for tens of thousands of residents struggling through their fifth day without electricity. Reynolds …
STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — It's a Friday night at a crowded biker bar in South Dakota when Chris Cox, founder of Bikers for Trump, takes the stage. While many have come to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for some combination of riding and partying, Cox's focus is on something else: voting. The …
NEW YORK (AP) — After a day of drifting between small gains and losses, major stock indexes ended more or less where they started on Friday, but still notched gains for the week. The S&P 500 ended down less than 1 point, even though more stocks rose than fell within the benchmark index. …
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia state trooper was fired and charged with murder Friday a week after he shot a 60-year-old man who tried to flee a rural traffic stop, authorities said. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a statement that agents arrested Jacob Gordon Thompson, 27, on …
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Saying it won't be a “regular election year” because of the coronavirus outbreak, New Jersey will move to a nearly all-mail election this November following the model the state used in its July primary, Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday. Murphy, a Democrat, said during …
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas sentenced a former male stripper to more than 16 years in prison following his conviction on charges related to having a shank in jail and threatening to have a white supremacist gang kill a witness. Collin Garrett Hayden, 28, was sentenced …
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out California's ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, saying the law violates the U.S. Constitution's protection of the right to bear firearms. “Even well-intentioned laws must …
LONDON (AP) — Cars lined up at ports while trains and planes filled out fast as British tourists scurried to get out of France on Friday before a deadline that would require them to quarantine at home for two weeks. Families cut summer vacations short and other travelers made hasty plans …
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s judicial investigation of the Beirut port explosion started with political wrangling over the naming of a lead investigator, military threats to jail leakers and doubts over whether a panel appointed along sectarian lines could be fully impartial. So for many …
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — More than 700 fans of Elvis Presley have reserved spots to attend the candlelight vigil marking the anniversary of rock ’n’ roll icon's death in Memphis, Tennessee, in a event pared down because of the coronavirus outbreak. Every year in mid-August, thousands of …
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials under pressure to reassure residents after hundreds of people vandalized and stole from downtown businesses pledged Friday to respond forcefully to any similar attempts during the weekend. Flanked by local and federal officials at a press conference near …
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The white rings that wrap around two massive lakes in the U.S. West are a stark reminder of how water levels are dropping and a warning that the 40 million people who rely on the Colorado River face a much drier future. Amid prolonged drought and climate change in …
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia prosecutor who says her county's judges are infringing on her discretion to dismiss charges and enter plea bargains is asking the state Supreme Court to intervene on her behalf. Arlington County Commonwealth's Attorney Parisa Dehghani-Tafti …
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. This week the Not Real News focuses on false news that spread about Sen. Kamala Harris after presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Tuesday she would be his running mate. Here …
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyers and Los Angeles prosecutors have agreed to postpone extradition proceedings that would send the imprisoned former film producer from New York to California to face sexual assault charges, citing the coronavirus pandemic. Weinstein, who is …
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Tens of thousands of people flooded the heart of the Belarus capital of Minsk on Friday in a show of anger over a brutal police crackdown this week on peaceful protesters that followed a disputed election, and authorities sought to ease rising public fury by freeing at …

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