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5 young men honored for rescuing Wash. deputy under attack from suspect

Authorities say the five young men helped subdue a suspected drunken driver who had a deputy in a chokehold following a multiple car collision.

  Lebanese confront devastation after massive Beirut explosion

  Tropical storm Isaias whips up eastern US, killing at least 6

Trump gives $35 million to aid human trafficking victims

  Progress slow as urgency grows on virus relief legislation

  “It’s crazy,” Trump says of Nevada’s mail-in voting decision

Virgin Atlantic airline files for US bankruptcy protection

  Massive Beirut blast kills more than 70, injures thousands

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Astronauts: SpaceX Dragon capsule ‘came alive’ on descent

  Trump says generals feel Beirut blast was likely an ‘attack’

Disney to release ‘Mulan’ on streaming service, for a price

U.S. Marines locate sunken vehicle with human remains on board

13-year-old boy saves money, donates over 300 backpacks to community

  ‘Too many are selfish’: US nears 5 million virus cases

Clorox wipes shortage to last into 2021

Clorox's shortage of disinfectant cleaning materials will remain difficult to find well into 2021, according to their incoming CEO.

  Trump signs $3B-a-year plan to boost conservation, parks

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law legislation that will devote nearly $3 billion annually to conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands. The measure was overwhelmingly approved by Congress.

  Sidestepping Congress, Trump says he will act to deliver Americans another stimulus

The president wants to extend the $600 weekly benefit to unemployed Americans.

  Trump’s demand for US cut of a TikTok deal is unprecedented

Microsoft is in talks to buy parts of TikTok.

COVID-19 measures could disrupt rare polio-like disease

Navy SEALs cut ties with museum over Colin Kaepernick video

  Coronavirus: Parents may spend more on back-to-school shopping than ever amid pandemic

House passes $1.4 trillion federal spending bill

Judge sentences ex-MSU coach to jail in Nassar-related case

Tampa teenager accused in Twitter hack pleads not guilty

  Trump says coronavirus ‘under control’ in wide-ranging interview

The comments came in a wide-ranging, contentious interview with Axios that aired Monday on HBO.

Trump Organization puts ‘Apprentice’ chopper up for sale

The Trump Organization is selling a helicopter featured in the opening credits of “The Apprentice.”

Penske reverses course, closes Indianapolis 500 to fans

The 104th running of “The Great American Race” will be the first without spectators, who showed up at Indianapolis Motor Speedway every year, even during the Great Depression.

  Worries about 2020 census’ accuracy grow with cut schedule

The U.S. Census Bureau is cutting its schedule for data collection for the 2020 census a month short as legislation that would have extended the national head count’s deadlines stalls in the U.S. Senate.

Family tells AP: Iran abducted California man while in Dubai

A California-based member of an Iranian militant opposition group in exile was abducted by Iran while staying in Dubai, his family said Tuesday.

EU regulators investigating Google’s plan to buy Fitbit

Privacy and consumer groups have called on authorities to block the deal, citing privacy and antitrust concerns.

Water beetles stage ‘back door’ escape from predators

After being eaten by a dark-spotted frog, this species of water beetle travels through the frog's gut and emerges on the other end.

  Formerly disbelieving, Arizona couple who suffered from COVID-19 expresses regrets

They once laughed about the virus. Now they say it’s no joke.

Honda recalls 1.6 million vans and SUVs in 4 different US recalls

Honda is recalling over 1.6 million minivans and SUVs in the U.S. to fix problems that include faulty backup camera displays, malfunctioning dashboard lights and sliding doors that don’t latch properly.

  Cofounder of Clayton Homes dies in Tennessee River helicopter crash

The FAA said the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause of the accident.

  3 men rescued from Pacific island after writing ‘SOS’ in sand

Three men have been rescued from a tiny Pacific island after writing a giant SOS sign in the sand that was spotted from above, authorities say.

  GRAPHIC: British paper publishes police bodycam video of Floyd arrest

The Daily Mail on Monday published parts of videos from two Minneapolis police officers involved in Floyd’s arrest on May 25.

  Trump nursing home plan limits supply of free COVID-19 tests

The Trump administration’s plan to provide every nursing home with a fast COVID-19 testing machine comes with an asterisk: The government won’t supply enough test kits to check staff and residents beyond an initial couple of rounds.

  Wave of evictions expected as moratoriums end in many states

Some 23 million people nationwide at risk of being evicted, according to The Aspen Institute, as moratoriums enacted because of the coronavirus expire and courts reopen. Around 30 state moratoriums have expired since May, according to The Eviction Lab at Princeton University.

  ‘He robbed the right person’: Theft victim forgives 12-year-old suspect, offers helping hand

Having been in the 12-year-old’s shoes when he was younger, the Kansas man has made it his life’s mission to never give up on kids.

  Police apologize after Black girls handcuffed in stolen car mixup in Colorado

Police apologized after a group of Black girls was detained and at least two handcuffed during a weekend investigation of a stolen car. Officers later determined they had stopped the wrong car.

  Burger King worker fatally shot after dispute over food delay in Florida

Deputies arrested a Florida man for allegedly shooting and killing a drive-thru worker at Burger King after a female customer complained about a long wait.

  Kids getting caught in crossfire as US gun violence surges

New statistics show that not only was July one of the deadliest months in Chicago’s history but the city is seeing more children wounded and killed by gunfire than in recent years.

  Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in North Carolina

The U.S. National Hurricane Center warned oceanside home dwellers to brace for storm surge up to 5 feet and up to 8 inches of rain in spots, as Isaias moves up the coast.

Miss. Governor expected to issue executive order on schools Tuesday

Gov. Reeves is expected to announce a new executive order regarding schools Tuesday during a press conference.

  Pinky-swear gets suicidal Florida teen off overpass ledge

The teen said he was tired of life and wanted to jump off the bridge.

Trump claims authority to issue order on mail-in votes

President Donald Trump is claiming he has the authority to issue an executive order on mail-in ballots, though it is is unclear what he could do to curtail the practice.

  Nevada to mail all voters ballots; Trump promises lawsuit

Nevada state lawmakers passed a bill Sunday that would add the state to a growing list of U.S. states that will mail active voters ballots ahead of the November election amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  Progress slow on virus relief bill as negotiations continue

Both the Trump administration negotiating team and top Capitol Hill Democrats remain far apart, and talks since Saturday — when the combatants announced modest progress — have yet to lend momentum.

Annual Sturgis rally expecting 250K, stirring virus concerns

South Dakota, which has seen an uptick in coronavirus infections in recent weeks, is bracing to host hundreds of thousands of bikers for the 80th edition of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

7 Cardinals, 6 staff test positive; series at Detroit off

Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, causing Major League Baseball to postpone the team’s four-game series at Detroit.

Maryland newborn fighting for life after mother shot and killed

A Maryland baby is fighting to survive after pregnant woman shot to death, forcing doctors to deliver the baby early.

  Nearly 300 employees in Ga. school district test positive or in contact with virus

Nearly 300 employees in the district have tested positive or have been in contact with someone infected, school officials said.

House panel calls new postal chief to explain mail delays

The House Oversight Committee has invited the new postmaster general to appear at a hearing next month to examine operational changes to the U.S. Postal Service that are causing delays in mail deliveries.

Court hearing held in notorious case of children’s deaths

The case has drawn so much attention that Madison County Prosecutor Rob Wood recently hired a public relations firm to handle the influx of media requests his office receives. But the investigation isn't over, so authorities have not given details on exactly what they believe happened.

Google buys $450M stake in ADT to give Nest a new perch

ADT will use Nest's internet-connected cameras and the Nest Home Hub as part of its customers' security systems.

US Treasury projects record Q3 borrowing of $947 billion

The Treasury Department is projecting government borrowing of $947 billion in the current July-September period, which would be a record for the quarter but down from the all-time high of $2.75 trillion in this year's second quarter.

Vehicle malfunction sparked Southern California wildfire

The first big Southern California wildfire of 2020 is raging for a fourth day east of Los Angeles with thousands of people forced from their homes.

Navy investigates video of dogs attacking Kaepernick stand-in

The U.S. Navy is investigating an incident in which dogs attacked a “Colin Kaepernick stand-in” during a K-9 demonstration during a 2019 fundraiser at the Navy SEAL Museum in Florida.

House committees subpoena top Pompeo aides over IG firing

House Democrats have subpoenaed four top aides to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, saying that the Trump administration is stonewalling their investigation into the firing of the State Department’s top independent watchdog earlier this year.

Trump fires TVA chair, cites high pay, hiring of foreign workers

Trump told reporters at the White House that he was formally removing chair Skip Thompson and another member of the board, and he threatened to remove other board members if they continued to hire foreign labor.

  Some parents forming ‘pandemic pods’ to teach their kids

It’s August, and kids are going back to school. Some children will go to physical classrooms, but some parents are forming what are being called “pandemic pods.”

Prosecutor seeking Trump’s taxes cites probe of his business

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.”

Report: Retired Pope Benedict XVI ill after visit to Germany

A biographer of the retired pontiff said the 93-year-old has been suffering from a facial infection since his return to Rome.

Harvard health official: Miss. will become number one in the nation for COVID-19

The state has reported 59,881 positive cases and 1,693 deaths as of July 31.

  ‘We were a regular family’: Ga. teen loses both parents to COVID-19 days apart

The 17-year-old says he and his parents took all the proper precautions, but they all tested positive for COVID-19. He doesn't know how they contracted the virus.

Recall: Taquitos and chimichangas may have plastic in them

Multiple types of beef and chicken taquitos and chimichangas are included in the alert. It covers ready-to-eat products containing diced green chilies recalled by the producer, Sun Valley Foods.

  Parents struggle as schools reopen amid coronavirus surge

Many schools are planning a hybrid approach, with students alternating between in-person classes and online instruction.

7-Eleven buys Speedway for $21 billion

7-Eleven already operates 9,800 stores in the United States.

  Oldest living Marine celebrates 105th birthday

The country’s oldest-living Marine celebrated his 105th birthday on Friday.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson becomes part owner of XFL

The investors reportedly purchased it out of bankruptcy for $15 million. The eight-team XFL shut down in April after playing five weeks of games, at least in part due to the coronavirus pandemic.

‘If not now, when?’: Black women seize political spotlight

Black women have long been the heart of the Democratic Party — among the party's most reliable and loyal voters — but for decades that allegiance didn't translate to their own political rise.

  Retail rout gains pace, Lord & Taylor seeks bankruptcy

Household names, many longtime anchors in malls nationwide, were already struggling to keep up with a radical reformation in what people buy, and where they buy it. Much of that activity has moved online.

U.S. Marines ID all 9 people killed in sea-tank sinking

Found at the scene was Lance Cpl. Guillermo S. Perez, 20, of New Braunfels, Texas. The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit announced on Sunday that the others, from California, Texas, Wisconsin and Oregon, are “presumed dead.”

  Judge decries shooting that killed son, injured husband

A federal judge from New Jersey is publicly speaking out about a shooting at her New Jersey home last month when authorities say a disgruntled lawyer killed her son and seriously wounded her husband.

  Missing 18-year-old found alive in Wash. woods after 9 days of searching

Authorities say the young woman walked away from her car, which had run out of gas along a rural highway. For reasons unknown, she went into the woods and likely got lost there.

  Isaias strengthens slightly as it crawls up Florida coast

Heavy rain, flooding and high winds could batter much of the East Coast this week as the system is forecast to track up or just off the Atlantic seaboard.

Eagles coach Doug Pederson tests positive for COVID-19

Per NFL protocols, Pederson can return to the team facility after waiting 10 days since his first positive test if he remains asymptomatic or at least five days if he has consecutive negative tests at least 24 hours apart during that five-day span.

Microsoft confirms talks seeking to buy US arm of TikTok

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says President Donald Trump plans to take action on what he sees as a broad array of national security risks presented by software connected to the Chinese Communist Party.

  With loan money gone, restaurants are at mercy of coronavirus

Many restaurants that got coronavirus relief loans have spent the money and now find themselves in the same precarious position as in the pandemic’s early days.

SpaceX capsule and NASA crew make 1st splashdown in 45 years

The first astronauts to ride a SpaceX capsule into orbit streaked toward a retro-style splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday afternoon to close out a two-month test flight.

  As school begins amid virus, parents see few good options

As the academic year begins in many places across the country this week, parents are having to choose whether to send their children for in-person classes or keep them home for remote learning because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Marines halt search for 8 missing troops, all presumed dead

Eight troops aboard a landing craft that sank off the Southern California coast during a training exercise are presumed dead, the Marine Corps announced Sunday.