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Peter M. Zaums (1944-2020)

LAMBERTVILLE — Peter M. Zaums, who sought ways to help, through his legal practice and volunteer service to church and community, died Sunday in his Lambertville home. He was 76.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT

Minnesota’s Omar holds off well-funded primary challenger

MINNEAPOLIS — Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge Tuesday from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an issue of her national celebrity, the latest in a string of victories by a new generation of emboldened progressive lawmakers.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 05:06:39 GMT

Power still out for many in Ill., Iowa after high winds

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Hundreds of thousands across the Midwest remained without electricity on Tuesday after a powerful storm packing 100 mph winds battered the region a day earlier, causing widespread damage to millions of acres of crops and killing at least two people.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 03:49:59 GMT

Russia clears virus vaccine despite scientific skepticism

MOSCOW — Russia has become the first country in the world to approve a vaccine for the coronavirus, President Vladimir Putin announced Tuesday, though global health authorities say the vaccine has yet to complete critical, late-stage clinical trials to determine its safety and effectiveness.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:02:32 GMT

Georgia district has quarantined more than 800 students

CANTON, Ga. — A Georgia school district has quarantined more than 800 students because of possible exposure to the coronavirus since it resumed in-person teaching last week, officials said Tuesday.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 17:55:46 GMT

Biden chooses Kamala Harris as his 2020 running mate

WILMINGTON, Del. — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Trump.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 20:20:10 GMT

Whitmer to speak at Democratic National Convention

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is scheduled to be featured on the opening night of next week’s Democratic National Convention.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 15:17:34 GMT

Donna B. Lawrence (1936-2020)

Donna B. Lawrence, who taught elementary and special-education students in Toledo Public Schools for more than a quarter century, died July 31 at Glendale Assisted Living. She was 84.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT

Coronavirus cases around world doubled to 20 million in 6 weeks

BRASILIA, Brazil — It took six months for the world to reach 10 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus. It took just over six weeks for that number to double.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 03:57:42 GMT

Winds topping 100 mph sweep through Iowa, Illinois

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A rare storm packing 100 mph winds and with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the Midwest on Monday, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, causing widespread property damage and leaving hundreds of thousands without power as it moved through Chicago and into Indiana and Michigan.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 03:53:22 GMT

Trump escorted from briefing after shooting near White House

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted by a U.S. Secret Service agent out of the White House briefing room as he was beginning a coronavirus briefing Monday afternoon. He returned minutes later, saying there was a “shooting” outside the White House that was “under control.”

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 22:07:05 GMT

British agents bring migrants ashore

DOVER, England — British border agents brought ashore migrants in the port of Dover on Monday after picking them up from an inflatable boat as they crossed the Channel, the latest in a surge of crossings that is causing political tensions with France.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 04:01:41 GMT

Lebanese government resigns after Beirut blast, public anger

BEIRUT — Lebanon’s prime minister announced his government’s resignation on Monday, saying a huge explosion that devastated Beirut and triggered public outrage was the result of endemic corruption.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 20:08:01 GMT

1 dead, 4 rescued after explosion levels Baltimore homes

BALTIMORE — A natural gas explosion destroyed three row houses in Baltimore on Monday, killing a woman and trapping other people in the wreckage. At least four people were hospitalized with serious injuries as firefighters searched for more survivors.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 14:55:27 GMT

Hong Kong police raid media headquarters, arrest executive

HONG KONG — Hong Kong authorities arrested media tycoon Jimmy Lai on Monday, broadening their enforcement of a new national security law and stoking fears of a crackdown on the semiautonomous region’s free press. Police were seen carting away boxes of what they said was evidence at Mr. Lai’s pro-democracy Next Digital headquarters.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 03:57:21 GMT

Health officials across U.S. being pushed out

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Vilified, threatened with violence, and in some cases suffering from burnout, dozens of state and local public health officials around the United States have resigned or have been fired amid the coronavirus outbreak, a testament to how politically combustible masks, lockdowns, and infection data have become.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 03:43:51 GMT

Air traffic is down, gun seizures up at U.S. airports

DALLAS — With air traffic nearing a five-month high, airport security is finding guns in passenger carry-on bags at three times the rate recorded before the pandemic.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:09:42 GMT

Ohio, feds agree on $300 weekly for unemployed

COLUMBUS — Ohio and the federal government agreed Monday to resume extra unemployment compensation assistance in the amount of $300 weekly on top of regular state benefits.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 16:50:00 GMT

More than 100 arrests, 13 officers hurt amid Chicago looting

CHICAGO — More than 100 people were arrested Monday following a night of looting and unrest that left 13 officers injured and caused damage in the city’s upscale Magnificent Mile shopping district and other parts of the city, authorities said.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 16:18:41 GMT

Andrew 'Bud' Fisher (1931-2020)

Andrew “Bud” Fisher, the former co-owner of air-conditioning equipment distributor Bennington Associates who turned war historian and author who interviewed hundreds of area veterans to collect their stories, died Aug. 2 at Kingston Residence of Sylvania. He was 89.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT

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