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DeSantis won't move on masks as Florida COVID wards swell

DeSantis won't move on masks as Florida COVID wards swell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis refused to back down from his stance against mask mandates on Tuesday, even as the state broke its record again for COVID-19 hospitalizations.
At least 3 wounded in Sweden shooting amid rise in violence

At least 3 wounded in Sweden shooting amid rise in violence

HELSINKI (AP) — At least three people have been wounded in a shooting in the southern Swedish city of Kristianstad, police said. No suspects have been detained yet, Swedish media reported.
NYC will require vaccination proof for indoor dining, gyms

NYC will require vaccination proof for indoor dining, gyms

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will soon require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone who wants to dine indoors at a restaurant, see a performance or go to the gym, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday, making it the first big city in the U.S.
Tanks but no tanks! German fined for WWII weapons arsenal

Tanks but no tanks! German fined for WWII weapons arsenal

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Tuesday convicted an 84-year-old man of illegal weapons possession for having a personal arsenal that included a tank, a flak cannon and multiple other items of World War II-era military equipment.
Children stopped at border likely hit record-high in July

Children stopped at border likely hit record-high in July

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of children traveling alone who were picked up at the Mexican border by U.S.
US hits 70% vaccination rate -- a month late, amid a surge

US hits 70% vaccination rate -- a month late, amid a surge

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Judge denies new trial request in Mollie Tibbetts case

Judge denies new trial request in Mollie Tibbetts case

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge on Monday rejected a convicted man's request for a new trial in the 2018 killing of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, whose body was found in a cornfield weeks after she disappeared while out for a run near h
Mask mandate reinstated in San Francisco Bay Area amid surge

Mask mandate reinstated in San Francisco Bay Area amid surge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Health officials in San Francisco and six other Bay Area counties announced Monday that they are reinstating a mask mandate for all indoor settings as COVID-19 infections surge because of the highly contagious delta variant.
Citing Taliban violence, US expands Afghan refugee program

Citing Taliban violence, US expands Afghan refugee program

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Monday expanded its efforts to evacuate at-risk Afghan citizens from Afghanistan as Taliban violence increases ahead there of the U.S. military pullout at the end of the month.

Death toll jumps to more than 300 in recent China flooding

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have announced a large jump in the death toll from recent floods. The Henan provincial government said Monday that 302 people died and 50 remain missing.