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UK, US, Canada accuse Russia of hacking virus vaccine trials

Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:04am

Britain, the United States and Canada accused Russia on Thursday of trying to steal information from researchers seeking a COVID-19 vaccine.

GOP restricts convention attendance over coronavirus fears

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 6:59am

The Republican National Committee is sharply restricting attendance on three of the four nights of its convention in Jacksonville, Florida, next month, as it looks for ways to move forward with the event while coronavirus cases are spiking in the state.

IS bride to return to UK to fight for British citizenship

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 6:30am

A U.K. woman who as a teenager ran away to join the Islamic State group won the right Thursday to return to Britain to fight for the restoration of her citizenship, which was revoked on national security grounds.

Trump replaces campaign manager amid sinking poll numbers

Jill Colvin, Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:35pm

President Donald Trump shook up his campaign staff amid sinking poll numbers less than four months before the election, replacing campaign manager Brad Parscale with veteran GOP operative Bill Stepien.

Watchdog report faults Medicare agency's contract management

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:29pm

The head of the Medicare and Medicaid programs failed to properly manage more than $6 million in communications and outreach contracts, giving broad authority over federal employees to a Republican media strategist she worked with before joining the Trump administration, a government watchdog said in a report to be released Thursday.

In the open: White House advisers tussle over virus response

Jill Colvin and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:27pm

Infighting over the White House's handling of the coronavirus pandemic is spilling further into public view, with trade adviser Peter Navarro panning Dr. Anthony Fauci as President Donald Trump stands watch.

Pompeo downplays possibility of summit with North Korea

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 9:00pm

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo downplayed the possibility of another summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un before the U.S. presidential election, saying Trump would only want to engage if there were real prospects of progress.

Trump replaces campaign manager amid sinking poll numbers

Jill Colvin, Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 6:49pm

President Donald Trump shook up his campaign staff Wednesday amid sinking poll numbers less than four months before the election, replacing campaign manager Brad Parscale with veteran GOP operative Bill Stepien.

Anti-mask crowd fills Utah County meeting on mask mandate exemption request; meeting rescheduled due to health concerns

MacK Jones, KSL  |  Posted Jul 15th - 6:35pm

Utah County Commissioner Bill Lee pulled his mask off before addressing a crowd of nearly 100 anti-mask protesters, drawing cheers from the unmasked crowd.

Pro-Western party claims victory in North Macedonia election

Konstantin Testorides, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 6:20pm

A suspected hacking attack caused the site of North Macedonia’s electoral commission to crash for hours after polls closed in national elections Wednesday, delaying preliminary results that showed the pro-Western Social Democrats narrowly leading the center-right opposition.

Obama, Biden, Gates, Bezos, Musk's Twitter accounts hacked in bitcoin scam

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 4:57pm

Con artists on Wednesday apparently hacked into the Twitter accounts of technology moguls, politicians and major companies in an apparent bitcoin scam.

Ivanka Trump defends Goya post that watchdogs call unethical

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 3:21pm

Ivanka Trump on Wednesday defended tweeting a photo of herself holding up a can of Goya beans to buck up a Hispanic-owned business that she says has been unfairly treated, arguing that she has “every right” to publicly express her support.

In the open: White House advisers tussle over virus response

Jill Colvin and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 3:20pm

Infighting over the White House's handling of the coronovirus pandemic is spilling further into public view, with trade adviser Peter Navarro panning Dr. Anthony Fauci as President Donald Trump stands watch.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump wholly distorts Biden on immigration

Will Weissert and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 2:30pm

President Donald Trump is assailing Joe Biden for immigration proposals that Biden actually isn't proposing. Trump's account of what his Democratic presidential rival says he'd do with people in the country illegally is false in almost every detail.

Coronavirus hospital data will now be sent to Trump administration instead of CDC

Jim Acosta and Devan Cole, CNN  |  Posted Jul 15th - 11:57am

Hospital data on coronavirus patients will now be rerouted to the Trump administration instead of first being sent to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed to CNN on Tuesday.

Britain, the United States and Canada say Russia is trying to steal information from COVID-19 vaccine.researchers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:01am

Britain, the United States and Canada say Russia is trying to steal information from COVID-19 vaccine.researchers.

US carries out its 2nd execution this week, killing by lethal injection a man whose lawyers argued he had dementia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 6:31am

US carries out its 2nd execution this week, killing by lethal injection a man whose lawyers argued he had dementia.

UN says 2 aid workers, 4 others shot dead in South Sudan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:01am

Two aid workers in South Sudan were shot dead along with four people they were helping after members of an unknown armed group attacked them early this week, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator in the country said Thursday.

President Trump shakes up campaign team, replacing Brad Parscale as campaign manager with GOP vet Bill Stepien

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 6:44pm

President Trump shakes up campaign team, replacing Brad Parscale as campaign manager with GOP vet Bill Stepien.