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Worldwide virus cases top 20 million, doubling in six weeks

Worldwide virus cases top 20 million, doubling in six weeks

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.
Protests in Belarus continue despite challenger's departure

Protests in Belarus continue despite challenger's departure

MINSK, Belarus — The top opposition candidate in Belarus' presidential election left for Lithuania Tuesday but anti-government demonstrators still turned out for a third straight night to protest the vote results, despite a massive police crackdown t
Cosby sex assault appeal takes on non-prosecution deal

Cosby sex assault appeal takes on non-prosecution deal

PHILADELPHIA — Bill Cosby’s lawyers argued in an appeals filing Tuesday that it was “fundamentally unfair” to let prosecutors use Cosby’s damaging deposition from a sex accuser’s lawsuit against him at trial.

Jeffrey Epstein's ex-girlfriend balks at prison conditions

NEW YORK — The reaction of federal prison officials to Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide last year is to blame for onerous conditions a British socialite faces in jail while awaiting trial on charges that she procured teenage girls for Epstein to abuse a qua
Scientists uneasy as Russia approves 1st coronavirus vaccine

Scientists uneasy as Russia approves 1st coronavirus vaccine

MOSCOW — Russia on Tuesday became the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine, a move that was met with international skepticism and unease because the shots have only been studied in dozens of people.

At least 13 reported killed in bus crash outside Mexico City

MEXICO CITY — At least 13 people died early Tuesday when a bus overturned on a highway outside Mexico City, authorities said.
Trump: Some men insulted that Biden vowed to name female VP

Trump: Some men insulted that Biden vowed to name female VP

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump criticized his Democratic rival's vice-presidential selection process, saying Tuesday that some men are “insulted” by Joe Biden's decision to promise to select a woman as his running mate.
'Poor People's Campaign' eyes low-income voters in 13 states

'Poor People's Campaign' eyes low-income voters in 13 states

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — A coalition of activists, unions, and religious leaders inspired by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s last organizing effort said Tuesday new data suggest low-income voters in key states could swing some U.S. Senate races.
Japan tech giant SoftBank's profits rise on investments

Japan tech giant SoftBank's profits rise on investments

TOKYO — Japanese technology giant SoftBank Group Corp.'s said Tuesday that its profit rose 12% in April-June from a year earlier as its investments added to its coffers, including sales of its shares in U.S. carrier T-Mobile.
Bumpy road ahead: UK bracing for big spike in unemployment

Bumpy road ahead: UK bracing for big spike in unemployment

LONDON — The U.K. has kept a lid on its unemployment rate so far during the coronavirus pandemic but, scratch beneath the surface, there are worrying trends that will likely see the jobless total soaring by the end of the year.