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  Whether inmate mentally fit for execution could cause delay

The man next on the list to be executed by the federal government after a nearly 20-year hiatus ended this week may have a better chance of avoiding lethal injection, legal experts say, because he suffers from dementia and so, his lawyers say, can no longer grasp why he’s slated to die.

ViacomCBS drops Nick Cannon, cites ‘anti-Semitic’ comments

  Coronavirus restrictions, once lifted, reimposed to try to curb new outbreaks

  Amber Alert issued for 10-year-old Iowa girl missing for 6 days

  Mother charged with DUI in crash that killed 1-year-old son in Las Vegas

Democrat MJ Hegar, Trump’s former doctor win nominations in Texas primary runoffs

Mich. man wins $2M lottery after clerk gives him wrong ticket

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  Canada, US and Mexico poised to extend border restrictions to Aug. 21

Tuberville defeats Sessions, wins Alabama Senate GOP primary

  First COVID-19 vaccine tested in US poised for final testing

Trump signs bill, order rebuking China, and slams Biden

Biden’s $2 trillion climate plan aims to reframe debate

  Ex-NBA superstar Shaq assists stranded Florida driver

  Autopsy confirms Naya Rivera’s death was accidental drowning

An autopsy confirmed Tuesday that "Glee'' star Naya Rivera died from accidental drowning, officials said.

Trump bristles at question about police killing Black Americans

President Donald Trump bristled at a reporter’s question about police killing African Americans and defended the right to display the Confederate flag as he continued to play into racial divisions in a pair of interviews.

Best Buy to require customers to wear masks amid virus spike

The retailer joins a growing but still shortlist of major retailers that have instituted mask mandates throughout their chains.

  Florida virus deaths surge, vaccine research moves forward

Florida surpassed its previous one-day record for coronavirus deaths Tuesday and Britain and France announced they will require people to wear masks in public indoor spaces, amid rising global worries about a resurgence of the pandemic.

  Orphaned baby wombat is latest recruit at Australian police station

Justice Ginsburg treated in hospital for possible infection

Loughlin, Giannulli want $1M bail cut in college scam case

Philadelphia protesters sue city over tear gas, use of force

Maxwell denied bail on Epstein-related sex abuse charges

White House-backed campaign pushes alternate career paths

  Trump administration rescinds rule on foreign students

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the decision as a court hearing was getting underway on a challenge to the rule by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Care home refused free tests. Now, nearly everyone has virus

A Montana memory care facility that didn't carry out free coronavirus testing on its residents is reeling from an outbreak that has infected nearly everyone who lives there.

  First federal execution in 17 years; another set Wednesday

The execution of Daniel Lewis Lee, over the objection of the victims' relatives and following days of legal wrangling and delays, revived the debate over capital punishment during a time of widespread social unrest.

  Months after initial coronavirus infection, patients suffer lingering effects

Some people who have been battling the virus have been feeling the effects for months.

  Calls grow for Trump administration to aid in PPE production amid shortage

Across the country, nurses, doctors, some state health officials contacted by CNN say the lack of personal protective equipment is their most dangerous challenge and N95 masks the toughest to find.

  Fight over masks leads to stabbing, shooting death in Mich.

Michigan State Police said the unmasked man allegedly stabbed the masked man.

  Fight over masks leads to stabbing, shooting death in Mich.

Michigan State Police said the unmasked man allegedly stabbed the masked man.

  Bumpy skies: Delta loses $5.7B in Q2

Passengers boarding Delta planes tumbled 93% from a year earlier, revenue plummeted 88%, and the company’s losses were worse than anticipated.

Burger King addresses climate change by changing cows’ diets, reducing cow farts

Cows emit methane as a by-product of their digestion, and that has become a potential public relations hurdle for major burger chains.

Judge rejects tentative $19M Weinstein deal with accusers

A $19 million settlement between Harvey Weinstein and some of his accusers was rejected Tuesday by a judge.

Squirrel tests positive for bubonic plague in Colorado

The squirrel is the first reported case of the plague in the metro Denver county.

Fired VA employee charged in multiple veteran homicides

The fired employee is accused of giving insulin to patients. Seven of them died.

  Navy: Progress on warship fire, but ship’s fate uncertain

Hundreds of sailors are fighting to save a Navy warship ravaged by fire while the military prepares for the worst.

Excavations begin for Tulsa Race Massacre mass graves search

Excavations began Monday at a cemetery where experts are searching for possible mass graves from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

  Officer killed while chasing suspect in Seattle suburb

Authorities in a Seattle suburb say they’ve arrested a man suspected of killing one officer and wounding another in a traffic stop.

  Caught on camera: Officer saves choking baby in Mich.

It shows the Sterling Heights, Mich. officer meeting the family outside their home. One of them is holding the 3-week-old girl, who is not breathing.

Ford unveils new line of Broncos

Ford unveiled its new line of the SUV during an online event Monday night.

  White House virus task force member says ‘none of us lie’

Adm. Brett Giroir's comment came a day after Trump shared a Twitter post from a former game show host who, without evidence, accused government medical experts of "lying."

  Global vaccine plan may allow rich countries to buy more

Activists warn that without stronger attempts to hold political, pharmaceutical and health leaders accountable, vaccines will be hoarded by rich countries in an unseemly race to inoculate their populations first.

Judge rules Mary Trump can publicize book about her uncle

Mary Trump can talk about the highly critical book she wrote about her uncle, President Donald Trump, over the objections of the president’s brother, a judge ruled Monday as he lifted an order that had blocked her from publicizing or distributing her work.

  3 Arizona teachers contracted COVID-19 while sharing a summer classroom; 1 died

The American Federation of Teachers says it’s not clear districts can safely provide in-person learning for students in the fall.

China accuses US of sowing discord in South China Sea

The Trump administration’s rejection of broad Chinese claims to much of the South China Sea came across in Asia as an election-year political move, with some appealing for calm amid fears of greater tensions.

US rejects nearly all Chinese claims in South China Sea

U.S. officials say the Trump administration is poised to escalate its actions against China by stepping squarely into one of the most sensitive regional issues dividing them and outright rejecting nearly all of Beijing’s significant maritime claims in the South China Sea.

  US grapples with pandemic as WHO warns ‘no return to normal’

Tensions mounted over how the United States is grappling with a resurgent coronavirus outbreak Monday, as global health officials warned that the pandemic will only intensify worldwide unless officials adopt comprehensive strategies to combat it.

  Sheriff: ‘Glee’ star Naya Rivera saved son before drowning

The body was discovered five days after the 33-year-old Rivera disappeared on Lake Piru, where her son was found July 8 alone a few hours later on a boat the two had rented.

  Fire ravages ship for 2nd day; sends acrid haze over city

A Navy official says a fire suppression system was inoperable when a blaze erupted aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego.

  Trump team eyes school funds boost in next virus aid bill

President Donald Trump’s push to reopen schools is being complicated by a split within his ranks over how to do it.

Actress Kelly Preston dies at 57 after battle with breast cancer

Preston enjoyed a lengthy career in film and television, appearing in “Jerry Maguire,” “Twins” and at times starring with her husband, John Travolta, in films like “Battlefield Earth” and “Gotti.”

4 charged in Los Angeles death of rising rapper Pop Smoke

Prosecutors say two men and two teens have been charged in the death of rising rapper Pop Smoke who was killed during a Los Angeles home-invasion robbery in February.

  Coins: The latest pandemic shortage

You may have seen signs at a store that ask you to use correct change or pay electronically.

  Judge seeks more details on Trump’s clemency for Roger Stone

Trump commuted Stone's 40-month prison sentence on Friday evening, just days before he was to report to prison.

  Federal judge voids Georgia ‘heartbeat’ abortion restriction

A federal judge is permanently blocking Georgia’s 2019 “heartbeat" abortion law, finding that it violates the U.S. Constitution.

  White House officials raise questions about Fauci

In a statement, a member of the administration says officials are concerned "Dr. Fauci has been wrong on things."

Rockets’ Westbrook has virus, as NBA bubble faces first test

As recently as Sunday, the Rockets believed that Westbrook and James Harden — neither of whom traveled with the team to Walt Disney World near Orlando last week — would be with the team in the next few days.

Judge blocks federal executions; administration appeals

A U.S. district judge on Monday ordered a new delay in federal executions, hours before the first lethal injection was scheduled to be carried out at a federal prison in Indiana.

Prosecutors: Epstein victim to speak at associate’s hearing

One or more victims of Jeffrey Epstein will tell a judge Tuesday that his ex-girlfriend should be denied bail on charges that she recruited teenage girls for him to sexually abuse in the 1990s, prosecutors said Monday.

  ‘Whoa! That was close!’: Lightning nearly hits Oklahoma trooper

The lightning strike came within feet of the highway patrol officer.

Judge: Women can get abortion pill without doctor visits

U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang in Maryland concluded that the "in-person requirements" for patients seeking medication abortion care impose a "substantial obstacle" to abortion patients and are likely unconstitutional under the circumstances of the pandemic.

  More than 200 schools back lawsuit over foreign student rule

More than 200 universities are backing a legal challenge to the Trump administration’s new restrictions on international students, arguing that the policy jeopardizes students’ safety and forces schools to reconsider fall plans they have spent months preparing.

US budget deficit hits all-time high of $864 billion in June

For the first nine months of this budget year, which began Oct. 1, the deficit totals $2.74 trillion, also a record for that period.

Atlanta won’t drop Braves name, but will review Tomahawk Chop

The team said it has had conversations with several Native American communities and changing the name of the Braves "is not under consideration or is considered necessary."

  Parents struggle as schools, daycares eye coronavirus reopening decisions

Experts and officials agree the economy cannot fully reopen until kids are back in school or daycare, but with cases surging across the country, facilities are struggling to figure out how to do it safely.

  Caught on camera: Man defaces Black Lives Matter sign in Boston

Boston Police said they’ve identified a suspect in the vandalism of a Black Lives Matter art installation after a man was caught on camera painting over it.

  Washington NFL team dropping name after 87 years

The team launched a 'thorough review' of the name July 3 that the NFL supported. That came in the aftermath of prominent sponsors FedEx, Nike, PepsiCo and Bank of America calling for a change.

  Official: Photo helps in search for missing “Glee” actor

“Glee” star Naya Rivera remained missing as of Sunday night.

  Ready or not: Election costs soar in prep for virus voting

The demand for mail-in ballots is surging. Election workers need training. And polling booths might have to be outfitted with protective shields during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Woman gets job at long-term care facility to see her husband amid pandemic restrictions

He lives in a memory care facility full time, and since long-term care facilities are not accepting visitors because of the pandemic, they hadn't seen each other in more than three months.

  Woman runs across 4 lanes of traffic, jumps in canal to rescue drowning Ore. toddler

Police cited the 2-year-old boy's grandmother, who had been babysitting him, with second-degree child neglect.

China sanctions Cruz, Rubio, Smith, Brownback for criticism

China said Monday it will impose sanctions on three U.S. lawmakers and one ambassador in response to similar actions taken by the U.S. last week against Chinese officials over alleged human rights abuses against Muslims in the Xinjiang region.

  Former Mueller prosecutor writing book on investigation

Random House announced Monday that Andrew Weissmann's "Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation" will be published Sept. 29.

  Graphic video that shows Pa. officer with knee on man’s neck draws outrage, protests

The police department's use of force policy specifically bans chokeholds and neck restraints. Officers have discretion over the degree of force necessary in a situation, based on the amount of resistance used by the suspect.

Zindzi Mandela, daughter of anti-apartheid figures Nelson and Winnie, dies at 59

The Mandelas’ daughter came to prominence in 1985, when she read a letter from her father rejecting the white minority government's offer to release him from prison if he denounced violence perpetrated by his movement against apartheid.

  911 AUDIO: Texas woman rescued from home seconds before it collapsed during storm

We just received the 911 call recording from this dramatic rescue.

  Virus spread, not politics should guide schools, doctors say

Children infected with coronavirus are more likely than adults to have mild illnesses, but their risk for severe disease and death isn't zero.

Grandson of Elvis Presley has died at age 27, agent says

The son of Lisa Marie Presley, Benjamin Keough, has died. He was 27.

  21 injured in fire aboard ship at Naval Base San Diego

San Diego is the Bonhomme Richard's home port and it was undergoing routine maintenance at the time of the fire.

Appeals court: 1st federal execution in 17 years can proceed

The federal Bureau of Prisons said says a staff member involved in preparing for the first federal executions in nearly two decades has tested positive for coronavirus.

  Florida hits record coronavirus case increase; surge in Eastern Europe causes new restrictions

India, which has the most cases after the United States and Brazil, also saw a record surge of 28,637 cases reported in the past 24 hours.