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North Carolina school system closes after ransonware attack

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina school system is closed to its students after officials discovered a ransomware attack. Haywood County Schools is closed for the rest of the week following an announcement on Wednesday, the Asheville...

 

Smile!: Katy Perry gives birth to a baby girl named Daisy

Katy Perry has given birth to a baby girl named Daisy Dove Bloom. The pop superstar and her partner, actor Orlando Bloom, got UNICEF to announce the news on its Instagram account. Both Perry and Bloom are goodwill ambassadors for the United Nations...

 

Artsy Edinburgh, laid low by the virus, hopes for recovery

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Francesca Moody is spending August the way she always does: in darkened rooms in Edinburgh, watching some of the best new theater and comedy the world has to offer. All that's missing are the hundreds of thousands of...

 
 By CLIFF BRUNT    Sports    August 28, 2020

College athletes add voices to those protesting injustice

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — College athletes across the country added their voices to those calling for an end to racial injustice on Friday with football players and others marching on campus or stepping away from practices to protest the police...

 

Rural residents fear post office will face cuts

ELLSWORTH, Kan. (AP) — The card from California arrived at the Ellsworth Post Office, addressed only to "Grandma and Grandpa, Rural Route, Ellsworth, Kansas." In rural Kansas, mail clerks are expected to have encyclopedic knowledge of who lives...

 

Kansas girl's killer 5th federal inmate executed this year

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A Kansas girl's killer Friday became the fifth federal inmate put to death this year, an execution that went forward only after a higher court tossed a ruling that would have required the government to get a prescription...

 

Survey shows third of Oklahoma schools don't require masks

Despite warnings from state and federal health officials, a recent survey shows more than one-third of Oklahoma's public-school districts don't require staff and students to wear masks. The informal survey of public schools released on Thursday...

 

Kelly: College students pose risk of being 'super-spreaders'

HAYS, Kan. (AP) — Fueled in part by college students returning to classes, Kansas has set another pandemic record for the seven-day increase in coronavirus cases, with the surge prompting the Lawrence school district to put the brakes on some fall...

 

Autopsy: Topeka man died when caught in recycling truck

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man whose body was found among recycling materials at a landfill building apparently was inside a dumpster when its contents were put into the back of a recycling truck, officials said. Paul Vigil, 62, died March 9...

 

Nevada residents blast Utah's Lake Powell pipeline plan

LAUGHLIN, Nev. (AP) — A group of residents in a southern Nevada town that sits along the Colorado River are organizing a campaign to oppose a proposed pipeline that would divert billions of gallons of river water to southwest Utah, reflecting...

 

Oklahoma governor extends emergency, ensures new voting rule

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt extended a statewide emergency declaration on Friday, ensuring Oklahoma voters can cast absentee ballots in November without having their ballots notarized or witnessed by two people. Because the...

 

Kansas primary turnout high; mail ballots show party split

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas had a relatively high turnout in its primary election, and the voting methods most preferred by Republicans and Democrats appeared to reflect a partisan divide across the U.S. over the coronavirus. The State Board of Canv...

 

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

More gains for stocks Friday gave the S&P 500 its fifth straight winning week. That's the longest weekly winning streak for the benchmark index since December, before the coronavirus pandemic swept the world and sent economies tumbling into...

 

Trump, at NH rally, sows fears about 'thugs,' 'anarchists'

LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) — Fresh off accepting the Republican Party's nomination, President Donald Trump said Friday he was the only thing standing between "democracy and the mob," as he lashed out at protesters who accosted his supporters as they le... Full story

 

AG: Time for former Alabama speaker to go to prison

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday refused to reverse its decision upholding much of the 2016 ethics conviction of former House Speaker Mike Hubbard, and the state attorney general said it's time for the once-powerful...

 

Tesla targeted in failed ransomware extortion scheme

BOSTON (AP) — In a tweet, Tesla CEO Elon Musk solved a mystery involving a 27-year-old Russian, an insider at an unnamed corporation and an alleged million-dollar payment offered to help trigger a ransomware extortion attack on the firm....

 

Mozart meets COVID-19: Finnish opera adapts classic piece

HELSINKI (AP) — After being forced to cancel all its spring performances due to the coronavirus pandemic, Finland's National Opera is opening this fall with an opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart featuring a topical twist: a story line that plays off...

 

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