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Tokyo hits record 2,848 virus cases days after Games begin

Tokyo hits record 2,848 virus cases days after Games begin

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo reported its highest daily number of new coronavirus infections Tuesday, days after the Olympics began. The Japanese capital reported 2,848 new COVID-19 cases, exceeding the earlier record of 2,520 cases from Jan. 7.
Guilty verdict in first trial under Hong Kong security law

Guilty verdict in first trial under Hong Kong security law

HONG KONG (AP) — The first person to be tried under Hong Kong’s sweeping national security law was found guilty of secessionism and terrorism on Tuesday. The Hong Kong High Court handed down the verdict in the case of Tong Ying-kit, age 24.
Ex-US Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming dies after bicycle accident

Ex-US Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming dies after bicycle accident

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Recently retired U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming has died. He was 77 years old. Enzi died peacefully Monday surrounded by family and friends, former Enzi spokesman Max D’Onofrio said.

Gunman in California shooting had domestic violence arrests

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California sheriff’s deputy was fatally shot this weekend when his SWAT team tried to rescue people held hostage inside a San Joaquin Valley home by a man armed with an AK-47-style rifle and a handgun, authorities said Monday.

UN: Migrant boat capsizes off Libya, 57 thought dead

CAIRO (AP) — A boat carrying African migrants capsized off Libya's coast Monday, leaving at least 57 people presumed dead, a U.N. migration official said.
California to require vaccine or testing for state workers

California to require vaccine or testing for state workers

SACRAMENTO, Calif.
Family: Last victim ID'd in Florida condo building collapse

Family: Last victim ID'd in Florida condo building collapse

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The final victim of the condo building collapse in Florida has been identified, a relative said Monday, more than a month after the middle of the night catastrophe that ultimately claimed 98 lives.

NYC to require vaccines or weekly testing for city workers

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will require all of its municipal workers — including teachers and police officers — to get coronavirus vaccines by mid-September or face weekly COVID-19 testing, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.
AP Interview: US calls on China to be responsible power

AP Interview: US calls on China to be responsible power

BEIJING (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat called on China to look beyond differences and work with the United States on difficult global issues such as climate and the COVID-19 pandemic as a responsible global power.

Official: 1960s civil rights activist Bob Moses has died

Robert Parris Moses, a civil rights activist who endured beatings and jail while leading black voter registration drives in the American South during the 1960s and later helped improve minority education in math, has died. He was 86.