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Queen's Australia rep was assured of power before '75 crisis

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 10:02pm

Queen Elizabeth II’s office assured her representative in Australia he had the power to bring down the Australian government a week before he took the extraordinary move in 1975 and created a political crisis, according to letters released Tuesday.

Parents unhappy after Salt Lake schools plan for online learning

Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 13th - 9:40pm

Salt Lake City School District officials announced their plan for the fall, and many parents and teachers said they aren’t happy with it.

Fox's Carlson denounces ex-writer, 'self-righteous' critics

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 8:09pm

Fox News' Tucker Carlson said Monday that his former writer who posted racist comments online was wrong but criticized “ghouls now beating their chests in triumph” after his staffer's resignation.

Trump team eyes school funds boost in next virus aid bill

Lisa Mascaro and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 5:25pm

President Donald Trump's push to reopen schools is being complicated by a split within his ranks over how to do it, with some advisers advocating for a massive federal expenditure to make campuses safe as Congress compiles the next COVID-19 relief bill.

US eyes world power summit for UN anniversary amid crises

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 4:40pm

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke Monday to his Russian counterpart about convening the leaders of the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, the State Department said.

In reversal, UK says it will make masks mandatory in shops

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 4:35pm

The British government decided Monday to require people to wear face coverings in shops, joining a long list of countries that have made masks mandatory under some circumstances in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

WHO boss slams 'mixed messages' from leaders on coronavirus

Jamey Keaten and Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 1:37pm

The World Health Organization's chief on Monday slammed some government leaders for eroding public trust by sending mixed messages on the coronavirus and warned that their failures to stop their countries’ spiraling outbreaks mean there would be no return to normal “for the foreseeable future.”

North Macedonia: Ballot boxes carried to quarantined homes

Konstantin Testorides and Boris Grdanoski, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 10:46am

Election officials in North Macedonia carried ballot boxes to the homes of voters suffering from COVID-19 or in quarantine Monday, at the start of three days of voting in a general election that was delayed for months by the pandemic.

AP Explains: Why Serbs are protesting against virus lockdown

Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 10:28am

Thousands of people in Serbia have been holding protests against the country’s president and his government in what was initially triggered by his plans to reintroduce lockdown measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak in the Balkan country.

Judge seeks more details on Trump's clemency for Roger Stone

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 10:16am

A federal judge on Monday demanded more information about President Donald Trump's decision to commute the prison sentence of longtime ally Roger Stone.

Time to make masks mandatory? It's not just a US debate

Angela Charlton and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 8:34am

Amid pervasive backsliding on social distancing, Britain has made masks mandatory in shops and France is weighing whether to require people to wear them in public places.

Moscow police detain people protesting ex-reporter's jailing

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 7:15am

Moscow police on Monday detained more than a dozen journalists protesting the arrest and jailing of a former colleague on treason charges.

US debates school reopening, WHO warns 'no return to normal'

Adriana Gomez Licon and Adam Geller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 6:26am

The resurgence of the coronavirus in the United States ignited fierce debate Monday about whether to reopen schools, as global health officials warned that the pandemic will intensify unless more countries adopt comprehensive plans to combat it.

Kosovo president visits prosecutors who indicted him

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 5:57am

Kosovo’s president visited prosecutors at The Hague on Monday who have charged him with criminal responsibility for crimes including nearly 100 murders during and after his nation's battle for independence from Serbia, saying his visit was “the price for freedom” for his country.

Former Mueller prosecutor writing book on investigation

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 4:04am

A top prosecutor for special counsel Robert Mueller has a book coming out this fall about the two-year investigation into the alleged ties between Russia and the 2016 campaign of President Donald Trump.

Supreme Court clears the way for executions of federal prisoners

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 12:19am

Supreme Court clears the way for executions of federal prisoners.

Officials: In new escalation, Trump administration to reject nearly all Chinese maritime claims in South China Sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 11:50am

Officials: In new escalation, Trump administration to reject nearly all Chinese maritime claims in South China Sea.

Judge orders new delay in federal executions, hours before 1st scheduled lethal injection; appeal expected

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 7:56am

Judge orders new delay in federal executions, hours before 1st scheduled lethal injection; appeal expected.

4 Azerbaijani troops die in clashes with Armenia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 4:50am

Armenia and Azerbaijan blamed each other Monday for skirmishes on their volatile border that has left four Azerbaijani soldiers dead and several troops wounded on both sides.