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July 31, 2020 - 1:57 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Bryan Cranston said he contracted and recovered from COVID-19 and has donated his plasma because it contains antibodies. The actor best known for playing Walter White on AMC's "Breaking Bad" made the announcement in a video posted to Instagram on Thursday. Cranston, 64, did...
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President Donald Trump holds articles as he speaks during a news conference at the White House, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 31, 2020 - 12:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A shift to mail voting is increasing the chances that Americans will not know the winner of November’s presidential race on election night. But that doesn’t mean the results will be flawed or fraudulent, as President Donald Trump suggested on Thursday. Trump, seeking to already...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2020, file photo, Japanese swimming athlete Rikako Ikee holding the lantern containing Olympic flame poses during a photo session at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. Friday, July 31, would have been the seventh full day of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics; almost the halfway point. The focus is now entirely on how to pull off the games next year, in what still might be the middle of a pandemic. (Du Xiaoyi/Pool Photo via AP, File)
July 31, 2020 - 12:33 am
TOKYO (AP) — Friday would have been Day 7 of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics — almost the halfway point. The focus has shifted to how — or if — the Olympics will happen next year. The pandemic will call the shots. How will Tokyo remain safe with 15,400 Olympic and Paralympic athletes arriving in...
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President Donald Trump, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows talk before Trump speaks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Washington. Trump is en route to Texas. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 30, 2020 - 10:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With aid expiring, the White House offered a short-term extension Thursday of a $600 weekly unemployment benefit that has helped keep families and the economy afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, but Democrats rejected it, saying President Donald Trump’s team failed to grasp the...
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Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo, left, talks with first base umpire Joe West, right, after Rowdy Tellez was ejected during the tenth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Washington. The Nationals won 4-0 in extra innings. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
July 30, 2020 - 3:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said Thursday his team's weekend series at Philadelphia was called off because of concerns about the coronavirus after two Phillies staffers tested positive. “Our plans right now are to stay put and let MLB work through whatever they're...
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Spain's Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez during day one of the Hero Open golf tournament at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel and Country Club in Birmingham, England, Thursday July 30, 2020. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)
July 30, 2020 - 2:02 pm
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez led a Spanish charge in the European Tour’s latest stop in England, shooting a course-record 10-under 62 in the opening round of the Hero Open on Thursday. Garcia Rodriguez set the pace at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel and Country Club...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn arrives at federal court in Washington. A former federal judge appointed to review the Justice Department's motion to dismiss criminal charges against ex-national security Michael Flynn has found that the government's request should be denied because there is “clear evidence of a gross abuse of prosecutorial power.” Former U.S. District Judge John Gleeson says in a filing Wednesday that the government “has engaged in highly irregular conduct to benefit a political ally of the President.” (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
July 30, 2020 - 1:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The entire Washington-based federal appeals court plans to take up the Justice Department's request to dismiss the criminal case against President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The action Thursday by the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District...
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks about American energy production during a visit to the Double Eagle Energy Oil Rig, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Midland, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
July 30, 2020 - 1:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, lagging in the polls and grappling with deepening economic and public health crises, on Thursday floated the startling idea of delaying the Nov. 3 presidential election. The notion drew immediate pushback from Democrats and Republicans alike in a nation...
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FILE - In this July 13, 1987, file photo, American League All-Star manager John McNamara, left, of the Boston Red Sox, chats with National League counterpart Davey Johnson, of the New York Mets, between workouts in preparation for the upcoming All-Star Game in in Oakland, Calif. McNamara, who managed several Major League Baseball teams during his career, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Tennessee. He was 88. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
July 29, 2020 - 10:19 pm
BOSTON (AP) — John McNamara, who managed the Boston Red Sox to within one strike of a World Series victory in 1986 before an unprecedented collapse on the field extended the team's championship drought into the new millennium, has died. He was 88. McNamara died Tuesday at his home in Tennessee, his...
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Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, studies notes during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the oversight of the Department of Justice on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in Washington. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)
July 29, 2020 - 9:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Capitol officials issued broad new mask requirements Wednesday after a Republican member of Congress tested positive for the coronavirus. The member, Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, often shunned wearing masks and was known to vote without one. Pelosi announced...
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