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AP Top Stories August 9 P
August 9, 2020

AP Top Stories August 9 P

Here are the top stories for Sunday, August 9th: Massive biker rally in South Dakota as U.S. tops 5 million virus cases; Tensions on the rise over Beirut explosion; Lukashenko far ahead in Belarus vote; New Zealand marks 100 days without new cases.
Tensions on the rise over Beirut explosion
August 9, 2020

Tensions on the rise over Beirut explosion

Public fury over this week's massive explosion in Beirut brought protesters out again on Sunday, with escalating tensions outside parliament and in Martyrs' Square leading to security forces using tear gas. (August 9)
Today in History for August 9th
August 9, 2020

Today in History for August 9th

Highlights of this day in history: The U.S. drops an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan; President Richard Nixon resigns; Charles Manson cult murders actress Sharon Tate and four others; Singer Whitney Houston born; Musician Jerry Garcia dies. (Aug. 9)
Trump halts payroll tax, extends jobless benefits
August 8, 2020

Trump halts payroll tax, extends jobless benefits

Seizing the power of his podium and his pen, US President Donald Trump on Saturday moved to bypass the nation's elected lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and extend an expired unemployment benefit. (Aug. 8)
Protesters clash with police in Beirut demonstration
August 8, 2020

Protesters clash with police in Beirut demonstration

Fury mounted in Lebanon in the wake of the massive explosion which devastated much of Beirut, as protesters on Saturday poured into the streets to call for political change. (Aug. 8)
Mandatory virus testing begins at German airport
August 8, 2020

Mandatory virus testing begins at German airport

Travellers arriving in Germany from most non-European Union countries and some regions within the bloc that have high numbers of coronavirus cases will have to undergo compulsory testing from Saturday. (Aug. 8)
AP Top Stories Aug. 8 P
August 8, 2020

AP Top Stories Aug. 8 P

Here are the top stories for Saturday, August 8th: Clashes as hundreds protest against Lebanon government; Hundreds rally in Bangkok in anti-government demo; Mandatory virus testing begins at German airport. (Aug. 8)
Fauci 'cautious optimist' on virus levels, vaccine
August 7, 2020

Fauci 'cautious optimist' on virus levels, vaccine

The nation's top infectious disease expert says that if proper public health guidelines are followed, the United States could come out of the fall and winter "looking good" on the pandemic. (August 7)
Unlawful assembly declared during Portland protest
August 7, 2020

Unlawful assembly declared during Portland protest

Portland, Oregon police declared an unlawful assembly outside a precinct on Thursday night and ordered protesters to leave. Earlier, the city's Mayor criticized the protests that have shaken Portland since George Floyd was killed. (Aug. 7)
Herman Cain's life honored during Atlanta funeral
August 7, 2020

Herman Cain's life honored during Atlanta funeral

Herman Cain, the former Republican presidential candidate, businessman and close ally of President Donald Trump, was celebrated at a private funeral in Atlanta on Friday. Cain died July 30 of complications from COVID-19. He was 74. (Aug. 7)
'Longest Yard Sale' kicks off amid pandemic
August 7, 2020

'Longest Yard Sale' kicks off amid pandemic

"The World's Longest Yard Sale," a six-state event is happening this weekend for the 34th straight year despite the coronavirus pandemic. (Aug. 7)
US families take part in DIY virus research tests
August 7, 2020

US families take part in DIY virus research tests

About 2,000 families in 11 U.S. cities are taking part in a large research study, in hopes of gaining a greater understanding of the coronavirus. (Aug. 7)
SpaceX launches rocket with batch of satellites
August 7, 2020

SpaceX launches rocket with batch of satellites

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket released dozens of satellites early Friday after launching from Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Aug. 7)
AP Top Stories August 7 A
August 7, 2020

AP Top Stories August 7 A

Here's the latest for Friday August 7th: Coronavirus relief deal talks described as close to collapsing; Mexico records 50,000 coronavirus deaths; Unlawful assembly declared in Portland; SpaceX rocket carries satellites into orbit.
Crews battle brush fire north of Los Angeles
August 6, 2020

Crews battle brush fire north of Los Angeles

Crews were on the scene of a new brush fire Thursday afternoon burning in Santa Clarita, California about 30 miles north of Los Angeles. (August 6)
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