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  • 1 injured in fire aboard ship at Naval Base San Diego

    1 injured in fire aboard ship at Naval Base San Diego

    SAN DIEGO — At least one person was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out Sunday on board a ship at Naval Base San Diego, military officials said. The blaze was reported shortly before 9 a.m. on USS Bonhomme Richard, said Krishna Jackson, the base’s public information officer. No other injuries were immediately reported, Jackson said. The cause of the fire was under investigation. Jackson didn’t know where on the 840-foot (255-meter) amphibious assault vessel the fire was […]

  • Virus spread, not politics should guide schools, doctors say

    WASHINGTON — As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that a one-size-fits-all reopening could drive infection and death rates even higher. They’re urging a more cautious approach, which many local governments and school districts are already pursuing. But U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos doubled down on President Donald Trump’s insistence that kids can safely return to the classroom. “There’s nothing in the data that suggests that kids being […]

  • Surgeon general urges face coverings

    WASHINGTON — Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Sunday the Trump administration is “trying to correct” its guidance from earlier in the coronavirus epidemic that wearing face coverings was not necessary. With virus cases surging and many states and cities now issuing orders to wear masks in public, Adams said he and other administration officials were wrong back in March. But he insists they were going with the scientific knowledge at the time, which suggested that people with COVID-19 who showed […]

  • Kentucky’s former Democratic Party chief to be sentenced

    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Federal prosecutors are seeking prison time for Kentucky’s former Democratic Party chief when he is sentenced this week, but attorneys for Jerry Lundergan are seeking probation. Lundergan and a codefendant are set to be sentenced July 16 in federal court in Frankfort, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. Lundergan was convicted last year of orchestrating a scheme to funnel illegal contributions to his daughter’s failed 2014 U.S. Senate campaign against Republican Mitch McConnell. A jury convicted him following a five-week trial […]

  • Road America

    O’Ward earns pole for 2nd race of Road America doubleheader

    ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — Pato O’Ward won the pole Sunday morning as Scott Dixon chases his fourth straight victory in the second half of a weekend IndyCar doubleheader at Road America. O’Ward, a Chevy driver for Arrow McLaren SP, had a time of 1 minute, 44.8971 seconds on a course that stretches slightly over 4 miles and includes 14 turns. It’s the first career pole for the 21-year-old from Mexico, who is seeking his first IndyCar victory. With O’Ward on […]

  • Hot summer warming up Lake Michigan, experts say

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Lake Michigan is having a warm summer. The average surface water temperature was 75.3 degrees on July 9, setting a record for the month based on 26 years of record-keeping, government scientists said. The summer high is 75.6 degrees recorded in August 2016, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA. That mark likely will be broken this year, said scientist Andrea Vanderwoude of NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab. “I’m loving this,” Whitney […]

  • French fans allowed back into stadium for soccer

    LE HAVRE, France — For the first time since the coronavirus shut down sports and chased away spectators, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe were starring in Sunday’s return of fans to elite European soccer. “Now it’s for real … we’re back,” Mbappe tweeted before the kick-off of Paris Saint-Germain against Le Havre, an exhibition match that was the first encounter in front of fans to feature one of Europe’s elite clubs since the outbreak erupted. Only 5,000 people were allowed inside […]

  • Florida reports largest, single-day increase in COVID-19 cases

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Florida shattered the national record Sunday for the largest single-day increase in positive coronavirus cases in any state since the beginning of the pandemic, adding more than 15,000 cases as its daily average death toll continued to also rise. According to state Department of Health statistics, 15,299 people tested positive, for a total of 269,811 cases, and 45 deaths were recorded. California had the previous record of daily positive cases — 11,694, set on Wednesday. New […]

  • Coronavirus surge in Eastern Europe prompts new restrictions

    BUDAPEST, Hungary — Countries in Eastern Europe are facing rising waves of coronavirus infections, leading to riots in Serbia, mandatory face masks in Croatia and travel bans or quarantines imposed by Hungary. The new restrictions come as the World Health Organization reports that daily global infections hit over 228,000 last week, and the U.S. confirmed over 66,600 new cases on Friday, another record, according to Johns Hopkins University. Virus deaths are rising in the U.S., especially in the South and […]

  • Mueller defends Russia probe, says Stone remains a felon

    WASHINGTON — Former special counsel Robert Mueller sharply defended his investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, writing in a newspaper opinion piece Saturday that the probe was of “paramount importance” and asserting that a Trump ally, Roger Stone, “remains a convicted felon, and rightly so” despite the president’s decision to commute his prison sentence. The op-ed in The Washington Post marked Mueller’s first public statement on his investigation since his congressional appearance last July. It represented his […]

  • Cook County residents can report police misconduct online

    CHICAGO — The Cook County state’s attorney’s office is launching a new online process to report allegations of police misconduct including excessive force and intimidation. Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced the new complaint form Thursday. Members of the public will be able to directly upload photo and video evidence to submit for review by prosecutors who’ll determine whether it should be referred to an investigative agency or closed. People who file complaints will get email responses. The goal […]

  • Churches amid the pandemic: Some outbreaks, many challenges

    NEW YORK — Crowded bars and house parties have been identified as culprits in spreading the coronavirus. Meatpacking plants, prisons and nursing homes are known hot spots. Then there’s the complicated case of America’s churches. The vast majority of these churches have cooperated with health authorities and successfully protected their congregations. Yet from the earliest phases of the pandemic, and continuing to this day, some worship services and other religious activities have been identified as sources of local outbreaks. They […]

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