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AP Top Stories August 5th
August 5, 2021

AP Top Stories August 5th

Here's the latest for Thursday August 5th: Van carrying migrants has fatal crash in Texas; California fire tears through small town; Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations increase sharply in Texas; Hundreds in Arkansas school district quarantined.
At least 10 dead in Texas migrant van crash
August 5, 2021

At least 10 dead in Texas migrant van crash

An overloaded van carrying 29 migrants crashed on Wednesday on a remote highway in the US state of Texas, killing at least 10 people, including the driver, and injuring 20 others, authorities said.(Aug. 5)
Fire tears through Northern California town
August 5, 2021

Fire tears through Northern California town

A wind-driven wildfire tore through a Northern California mountain town, leaving much of downtown Greenville in ashes. (Aug. 5)
More federal support pledged in US wildfire battle
August 4, 2021

More federal support pledged in US wildfire battle

The Biden Administration is pledging more aid for states battling wildfires amid searing heat waves and severe drought. More firefighters and better pay for fire crews are among the priorities, according to U.S. Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack. (August 4)
Crews fight growing wildfires in Northern California
August 4, 2021

Crews fight growing wildfires in Northern California

The Dixie Fire, California's largest wildfire, continued to grow Wednesday as thousands of firefighters prepare for a tougher fight with dangerous weather conditions in the forecast for the region. (August 4)
Today in History for August 5th
August 4, 2021

Today in History for August 5th

Highlights of this day in history: Actress Marilyn Monroe dies; Cornerstone laid for the Statue of Liberty's pedestal; 'American Bandstand' debuts on network TV; Actors Richard Burton and Alec Guinness die. (Aug. 5)
Officer surveying Surfside damage: 'This is huge'
August 4, 2021

Officer surveying Surfside damage: 'This is huge'

Officials in a Florida town have released body camera footage from the first police officers who responded to a building collapse that left 98 people dead. The video shows Surfside officers trying to navigate a chaotic scene. (Aug. 4)
15,000 told to evacuate from California fire
August 4, 2021

15,000 told to evacuate from California fire

Fire officials say the Dixie Fire in far Northern California jumped some perimeter lines Tuesday, prompting additional evacuation orders for some 15,000 people. (Aug. 4)
Biden attacks 2 governors for not forcing mask mandates on their citizens
August 3, 2021

Biden attacks 2 governors for not forcing mask mandates on their citizens

Biden attacks governors of Texas and Florida for not forcing mask mandates and other COVID restrictions on their citizens. (Aug. 3)
Hometown cheers on McLaughlin at Olympics
August 4, 2021

Hometown cheers on McLaughlin at Olympics

Sydney McLaughlin of the United States broke her own world record Wednesday and won the Olympic 400-meter-hurdles gold. Former classmates, friends and supporters from her hometown gathered at a restaurant in suburban New Jersey to watch the race. (Aug. 4)
Biden urges New York Gov. Cuomo to resign
August 3, 2021

Biden urges New York Gov. Cuomo to resign

President Joe Biden says New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should "resign," after an investigation found that Cuomo sexually harassed nearly a dozen women in and out of state government. It's a high-profile condemnation from a onetime close ally. (Aug. 3)
Body camera footage released from Florida collapse
August 3, 2021

Body camera footage released from Florida collapse

Officials in a Florida town have released body camera footage from the first police officers who responded to a building collapse that left 98 people dead. (Aug. 3)
Powerful winds challenge crews fighting Hawaii blaze
August 3, 2021

Powerful winds challenge crews fighting Hawaii blaze

Dry, windy conditions on Hawaii's Big Island are challenging firefighters as they work to gain control over a 62-square-mile wildfire that forced thousands of people to evacuate over the weekend and destroyed at least two homes. (August 3)
Spirit Airlines cancellations strand passengers
August 3, 2021

Spirit Airlines cancellations strand passengers

Spirit Airlines canceled more than half its schedule on Tuesday, and American Airlines struggled to recover from weekend storms at its Texas home, stranding thousands of passengers at the height of the summer travel season. (Aug. 3)
CDC issues new eviction ban for most of US
August 3, 2021

CDC issues new eviction ban for most of US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday issued a new moratorium on evictions that would last until October 3. (Aug. 3)
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