4 Pakistani troops, 4 militants killed in shootout, military says

A shootout in a northwestern region of Pakistan near the Afghanistan border early Sunday left four soldiers and four militants dead, Pakistan’s military said. A statement from the military’s public relations wing said the exchange of fire in North Waziristan took place after the army personnel had surrounded the militant hideout early Sunday. “As soon as […]

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‘We Didn’t Want to Sit Idle’: A Rush to Meet Pro Sports’ Testing Needs

In early March, as the coronavirus was spreading across the United States and testing capacity was already a problem, Bill Phillips had an idea. Phillips is the chief operating officer of a medical device company, Spectrum Solutions, that provides saliva test kits for companies like Ancestry.com. He wondered if Spectrum’s kits — which require customers […]

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Fire Badly Damages San Gabriel Mission in California

A fire early on Saturday morning destroyed the roof and badly damaged the interior of San Gabriel Mission, a Catholic church in California that is more than 200 years old and considered to be the “birthplace” of the Los Angeles region. The mission was founded in 1771 by the Franciscan fathers under the leadership of […]

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Fay downgraded to depression; expected to dissipate Sunday

Tropical Storm Fay has weakened into a tropical depression early Saturday morning By The Associated Press July 11, 2020, 6:50 AM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MIAMI — Tropical depression Fay moved north over New York early Saturday and was expected to continue to weaken through the weekend, forecasters said. […]

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5 Arrested in Connection With Pop Smoke Killing

Five people, including three adult men and two minors, were arrested early Thursday in connection with the February killing of Pop Smoke, a rising New York rapper, the Los Angeles Police Department announced. No additional information about the arrests or potential charges was provided by the department, which has been investigating the case for months. […]

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Ald. Ray Lopez blames ‘gang bangers’ for throwing brick into his Brighton Park home, setting fire to nearby garage

Ald. Ray Lopez’s home in Brighton Park was vandalized early Thursday. | Pat Nabong/Sun-Times “I’ll be perfectly honest, I’m quite pissed,” Lopez told the Sun-Times. A vandal threw a brick through the window of Ald. Ray Lopez’s (15th) home early Thursday before coming back an hour later and setting a neighbor’s garage on fire. The […]

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Macron’s New Cabinet Stirs Ire of French Feminists

PARIS — From early on, President Emmanuel Macron pledged to make equality for French women “the cause of my term,” even appointing a junior minister to fight for it, and vowing the “complete elimination of violence against women” in a 2017 speech. So there was surprise this week, and consternation among French feminists, at two […]

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Protective gear for medical workers begins to run low again

The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again as the virus resumes its rapid spread and the number of hospitalized patients climbs. A national nursing union is concerned that gear has to be reused. A doctors association warns […]

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WHO alters timeline to indicate it first learned of coronavirus from Internet, not Chinese officials

The credibility of the World Health Organization (WHO) and its dealings with the Chinese government in the early days of the pandemic have once again come under scrutiny following revelations that the U.N.-backed global health body tacitly changed its coronavirus timeline to disclose that it initially heard about the novel virus outbreak from the Internet, […]

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Oregon protesters clash with police, throw fireworks

Twenty-one people were arrested or detained in Portland early Sunday after throwing fireworks and mortars as they clashed with police during the latest rally decrying police brutality. Police used tear gas and crowd control munitions to stymie protesters who they say broke windows at a federal courthouse and nearby businesses in a protest that lasted […]

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Remembering Vince Carter’s nicest early career moves | The Jump

The Jump counts down some of Vince Carter’s best moves from his early NBA years with the Toronto Raptors and New Jersey Nets. Rachel Nichols, Brian Windhorst and Kendrick Perkins then (2:31) discuss the latest news in the NBA allowing older coaches to participate in the Orlando, Florida, bubble. #TheJump #NBA #Sports ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ […]

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Mysterious Explosion and Fire Damage Iranian Nuclear Enrichment Facility

A fire ripped through a building at Iran’s main nuclear-fuel production site early Thursday, causing extensive damage to what appeared to be a factory where the country has boasted of producing a new generation of centrifuges. The United States has repeatedly warned that such machinery could speed Tehran’s path to building nuclear weapons. The Atomic […]

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Seattle cops dismantle ‘occupied’ zone, arrest more than 30

Seattle police turned out in force early Wednesday at the city’s “occupied” protest zone, tore down demonstrators’ encampments and used bicycles to herd the protesters after the mayor ordered the area cleared following two fatal shootings in less than two weeks. Television images showed police, many in riot gear, confronting dozens of protesters at the […]

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Aeromexico’s shares nosedive after it files for Chapter 11

Shares in Mexican airline Aeromexico plummeted on Wednesday — falling by as much as 65 percent early in the trading day — after the company said late on Tuesday it had begun restructuring under Chapter 11 proceedings. Mexico’s stock exchange briefly suspended trading in Aeromexico shares. Aeromexico is the third airline to file for bankruptcy […]

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Seattle cops clear ‘occupied’ zone, more than 20 arrested

Seattle police turned out in force early Wednesday at the city’s “occupied” protest zone, tore down demonstrators’ encampments and used bicycles to herd the protesters after the mayor ordered the area cleared following two fatal shootings in less than two weeks. Television images showed police, many in riot gear, confronting dozens of protesters at the […]

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She Was Healthy and Active. Suddenly She Had a Seizure.

The early-morning light wakened the middle-aged man early on a Saturday morning in 2003. He felt his 51-year-old wife move behind him and turned to see her whole body jerking erratically. He was a physician, a psychiatrist, and knew immediately that she was having a seizure. He grabbed his phone and dialed 911. His healthy, […]

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NYC passes austere budget that cuts $1B from NYPD

New York City lawmakers approved an austere budget early Wednesday that will shift $1 billion from policing to education and social services in the coming year, acknowledging protesters’ demands to cut police spending — but falling short of what activists sought. The vote by the City Council came at an extraordinary moment when the nation’s […]

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NASA Scientist, Detained in Turkey for Years, Returns to U.S.

ISTANBUL — An American NASA scientist returned with his family to the United States early Tuesday morning after nearly four years of imprisonment and house arrest in Turkey, and more than seven months after President Trump said he had secured an agreement for his release. The scientist, Serkan Golge, arrived in Washington on a commercial […]

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Another shooting in Seattle’s protest zone leaves 1 dead

One man was killed and and a teenager was wounded early Monday in Seattle’s “occupied” protest zone — the second deadly shooting in the area that local officials have vowed to change after business complaints and criticism from President Donald Trump. The violence that came just over a week after another shooting in the zone […]

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Broadway COVID-19 shutdown extended to January 2021

The shutdown on Broadway has been extended again — until at least early January. Although an exact date for performances to resume has yet to be determined, Broadway producers are now offering refunds and exchanges for tickets purchased for shows through Jan. 3. “The Broadway experience can be deeply personal but it is also, crucially, […]

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Colin Kaepernick’s high school years to be subject of Ava DuVernay series on Neflix

Netflix will tackle the early life of Colin Kaepernick for its next project: The streamer has ordered “Colin in Black & White,” a limited series based on the athlete and activist’s teenage years, TVLine has learned. Spanning six episodes, the drama will focus on Kaepernick’s formative high school experience, “lending meaningful insight into the acts […]

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China’s New National Security Law Looms Over Hong Kong

Chinese lawmakers meeting from Sunday could approve a national security law as early as this week, drastically curbing political protest and dissent in Hong Kong and adding to China’s tensions with Western powers. The National People’s Congress Standing Committee — an arm of China’s Communist Party-run legislature — discussed the draft law this month, and […]

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New Yorkers angry over constant fireworks protest outside de Blasio’s home

Fed-up New Yorkers gathered outside Mayor Bill de Blasio’s home in the early hours of Tuesday morning to protest the constant crackle of fireworks that has plagued the city this month. Their message was summed up by City Councilman Chaim Deutch: “If we can’t sleep, you won’t sleep.” “We need to send a message that […]

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