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Bolivian president has COVID-19 as virus hits region's elite

Paola Flores, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 4:37pm

Bolivia’s interim president and Venezuela’s No. 2 leader announced Thursday that they have been infected with the new coronavirus, just days after Brazil’s leader tested positive as the pandemic hits hard at some of Latin America’s political elite.

Milley: Confederate names on Army bases divide the military

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 2:42pm

Confederate Army symbols within the military, including prominent Army bases named for rebel generals, are divisive and can be offensive to Black people in uniform, the nation's top officer said Thursday.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team distortions on Biden and police

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 2:32pm

President Donald Trump's campaign team is misrepresenting Democratic rival Joe Biden's stance on improving police practices following George Floyd's death.

For 1st time, female soldier set to join a Green Beret team

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 11:27am

For the first time, a female soldier has graduated from the Army's elite Special Forces course and will join one of the all-male Green Beret teams, capping a yearslong campaign to move women into the military's front-line combat jobs.

Biden pledges New Deal-like economic agenda to counter Trump

Bill Barrow and Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 11:04am

Democrat Joe Biden turned his campaign against President Donald Trump toward the economy Thursday, introducing a New Deal-like economic agenda while drawing a sharp contrast with a billionaire incumbent he said has abandoned working-class Americans amid cascading crises.

Justices rule swath of Oklahoma remains tribal reservation, potentially impacting hundreds of convictions

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 8:09am

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a large chunk of eastern Oklahoma remains an American Indian reservation, a decision that state and federal officials have warned could throw Oklahoma into chaos.

Chechen leader blames foreign spies for slaying his critics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 6:04am

The regional strongman leader of Russia's province of Chechnya on Thursday blamed unidentified foreign spy agencies for the recent killing in Austria of a Chechen man who criticized him.

Germany sees rise in number of right-wing extremists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 5:48am

Germany recorded a significant rise in the number of right-wing extremists last year, after security agencies added thousands of members of the country's main far-right party to the count.

S Korea asks senior US envoy to try to revive N Korea talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 12:27am

South Korea on Thursday asked a visiting senior U.S. envoy to try to revive stalled nuclear diplomacy with North Korea, which has refused to resume talks because of what it calls hostile U.S. policies.

Despite risks, Trump invests big in attacks on Biden's age

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 12:57pm

but also his campaign's ‘strategists.'"

Kanye West breaks with Trump, claims 2020 run is not a stunt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 12:54pm

Kanye West says he is no longer a Trump supporter.

Ivory Coast PM, presidential candidate Amadou Coulibaly dies

Toussaint N'gotta and Krista Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 12:48pm

Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, the presidential candidate of Ivory Coast's ruling party, died Wednesday just days after returning from two months of medical treatment in France, where he previously had undergone a heart transplant.

What will back to school look like in Salt Lake City? Parental feedback decides

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jul 8th - 10:46am

There are still a lot of unknowns, but local school boards are moving ahead with plans to reopen public schools this fall and have road maps in place by Aug. 1.

Vindman retiring from Army, lawyer blames Trump

Jill Colvin and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 9:56am

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a national security aide who played a central role in President Donald Trump's impeachment case, announced his retirement from the Army on Wednesday in a scathing statement that accused the president of running a “campaign of bullying, intimidation, and retaliation.”

GOP establishment boosting Kansas congressman's Senate bid

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 9:16am

Establishment Republicans who'd been coy for months about the GOP primary for Kansas’ open Senate seat are increasingly putting their thumbs on the scale, hoping to push Rep. Roger Marshall to victory over polarizing conservative Kris Kobach.

Utah governor issues face mask mandate for schools amid coronavirus surge concerns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 12:53pm

Utah governor issues face mask mandate for schools amid coronavirus surge concerns.

US sanctions 3 senior Chinese Communist Party officials for human rights abuses against ethnic minorities

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 9:45am

US sanctions 3 senior Chinese Communist Party officials for human rights abuses against ethnic minorities.

WHO chief taps ex-leaders to head COVID-19 response panel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 6:36am

The head of the World Health Organization said Thursday that former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark will head a new panel tasked with giving “an honest assessment” of the global response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ivory Coast prime minister who was ruling party's presidential candidate for October election has died, presidency says

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 12:35pm

Ivory Coast prime minister who was ruling party's presidential candidate for October election has died, presidency says.