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French Prime Minister Jean Castex attends a press conference on the situation on the COVID-19 in France, Thursday Aug. 27, 2020 in Paris. The virus is now actively circulating in about a fifth of France's regions, the government said, urging new local restrictions to avoid another national lockdown. Despite the resurgence, the government is pushing ahead with plans to reopen all French schools next week, and to welcome workers back to their jobs after summer vacations blamed for spreading the virus. (Christophe Archambault, Pool via AP)
August 27, 2020 - 7:56 am
PARIS (AP) — The virus is actively circulating in about 20% of France’s regions and masks will now be required for everyone in Paris — but the government is determined to reopen schools next week, get workers back on the job and kick off the Tour de France cycling race on Saturday. Showing a map of...
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August 26, 2020 - 2:21 am
PARIS (AP) — On top of the virus and the sinking economy, France’s government has a new problem to worry about: defending women’s liberty of topless sunbathing. After police asked bare-breasted bathers to cover up on a Mediterranean beach last week, uproar ensued – and bubbled up all the way to the...
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People congregates at One-Eyed Jack's Saloon during the 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on Aug. 7, 2020, in Sturgis, South Dakota. The South Dakota Department of Health issued warnings that two people who had visited the bar may have transmitted COVID-19. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves)
August 25, 2020 - 11:48 am
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The hundreds of thousands of bikers who attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally may have departed western South Dakota, but public health departments in multiple states are trying to measure how much and how quickly the coronavirus spread in bars, tattoo shops and gatherings...
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Swiss adventurer Raphael Domjan jumps from the SolarStratos solar powered aircraft prototype with Spanish test pilot Miguel A. Iturmendi aboard during a test flight and attempt to break two world records at the airbase in Payerne, Switzerland, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. Two world record were made during today's test flight, the first jump in history from an electric aircraft exclusively charged with solar energy and the first solar free fall. The main objective of the SolarStratos Mission project is to be the first solar flight to achieve stratospheric flight. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
August 25, 2020 - 5:28 am
BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss team working to take a solar-powered plane to the edge of space says it has performed the first jump and free fall from an electric aircraft. The SolarStratos team said its experimental plane took off from an airfield in western Switzerland with two people on board early...
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In this image from video, Mark and Patricia McCloskey speak from St. Louis, during the first night of the Republican National Convention Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. (Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via AP)
August 24, 2020 - 9:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A white St. Louis couple criminally charged for waving guns during a Black Lives Matter protest outside their home says Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden would invite unchecked lawlessness into American suburbs. Mark and Patty McCloskey on Monday at the Republican National...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2020 file photo, a medical worker wearing protective gear collects a swab from a person sitting inside a car during Covid-19 tests at the the Santa Maria della Pieta' health center in Rome. Vacationers returning from Mediterranean Sea resorts abroad as well as on the Italian island of Sardinia have accounted for upward leaps in daily new case numbers. On Saturday, Italy registered 1,071 new cases, the highest daily number since mid-May, and only weeks after the nation had seen the number of day-to-day new infections plunge to about 200. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)
August 23, 2020 - 1:59 pm
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistani authorities have closed about two dozen hotels in a scenic tourist destination in the country’s northwest after dozens of hotel employees tested positive for the coronavirus. According to Maqbool Hussain, a district government official, Sunday’s move to place high-...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump tours a section of the border wall in San Luis, Ariz. While Mexico never did pay for the “big, beautiful wall” Trump pledged to build along the southern border — the signature promise of his 2016 campaign — the project is now under way, with 450 miles expected to be completed by the end of December (only a fraction of that, however, has been built along stretches where no barrier stood before.) (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
August 23, 2020 - 6:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — He’s broken his pledge never to take a vacation or play golf for pleasure. His plan to update the nation’s infrastructure has become a running punchline and he’s dropped his threat to throw Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl out of a plane without a parachute. But behind the drama, chaos...
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Saul performs at the Iron Horse Saloon during the 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Sturgis, S.D. (Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
August 21, 2020 - 4:21 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fifteen Minnesota residents have contracted the coronavirus after being exposed during the 10-day Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, Minnesota health officials said Friday, warning that they expect the number to grow. One patient was hospitalized as of Friday, said Kris...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, file photo fans attend a performance by Saul at the Iron Horse Saloon during the 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, in Sturgis, S.D. South Dakota health officials warned Thursday, Aug. 20, that a number of people who attended the 10-day Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this month, including some who came from out of state, have come down with COVID-19. (Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
August 20, 2020 - 4:20 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials warned Thursday that a number of people who attended the 10-day Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this month, including some who came from out of state, have come down with COVID-19. Department of Health officials did not give an exact number of...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2020 file photo, the Rev. Al Sharpton addresses the crowd at a Juneteenth rally in Tulsa, Okla. A national commemoration of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington is being reconfigured to comply with coronavirus protocols in the District of Columbia. This comes amid widespread protests and unrest over the police killings of Black Americans. Although many marchers will arrive via charter buses from surrounding communities on Aug. 28, the Rev. Al Sharpton will ask others to join satellite marches in states that are considered hot spots for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 18, 2020 - 12:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid widespread protests and unrest over the police killings of Black Americans, a national commemoration of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington is being reconfigured to comply with coronavirus protocols in the District of Columbia. Although many marchers will arrive via...
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