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Pastor tells parishioners 'You'll Be Back' in viral parody

TIFTON, Ga. (AP) — A pastor's humorous, uplifting parody of a popular "Hamilton" song was only intended for his church's virtual talent show. But the Rev. Lonnie Lacy's comedic rewrite of the Broadway musical's hit song "You'll Be Back" has spread...

 

Cadillac says new electric SUV has features to take on Tesla

DETROIT (AP) — We've seen this movie before, an electric vehicle from a mainstream automaker that will take away sales from market leader Tesla. But General Motors executives say Cadillac's first fully-electric vehicle has all the features it...

 

Fed's Main Street pandemic support program off to slow start

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says that its Main Street Lending Program designed to help small and medium-sized companies get through the pandemic has managed to make just eight loans in its first month of operations. In its first report...

 

Playing electoral defense, Trump claims Biden opposes God

CLEVELAND (AP) — President Donald Trump billed his trip to Ohio Thursday as a chance to promote economic recovery, but he quickly pivoted to a deeply personal attack on Joe Biden, even questioning without foundation the former vice president's fait...

 

Republicans push Kanye 2020. But will it really hurt Biden?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kanye West's unlikely White House bid is getting help qualifying for presidential ballots in key states from Republicans around the country, fueling suspicions he's being pushed to run by allies of President Donald Trump hoping...

 

Hurricane Alpha? Amped up season forecast, names may run out

Already smashing records, this year's hyperactive Atlantic hurricane season is about to get even nastier, forecasters predict. In the coming months, they expect to run out of traditional hurricane names and see about twice as much storm activity as...

 

Buyer of Arkansas park disclosed as Bass Pro Shops founder

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Bass Pro Shops announced that the buyer of the abandoned Dogpatch theme park in Newton County is its founder. Though the identity of the buyer was kept a secret, the mailing address was disclosed as Springfield, Missouri,...

 

How an arrest upended filming of 'Surviving Jeffrey Epstein'

NEW YORK (AP) — The filmmakers behind "Surviving Jeffrey Epstein" moved quickly when Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested on federal charges that she acted as a recruiter for the financier's sexual abuse. The fourth episode of the new Lifetime...

 

Brain scientists haven't been able to find major differences between women's and men's brains, despite over a century of searching

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Ari Berkowitz, University of Oklahoma (THE CONVERSATION) People have searched for sex differences in human brains since at least the...

 

Virus-quieted oceans open window for Shark Week researchers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic forced people to stay put, but it gave sharks a travel passport and scientists a rare opportunity. Ocean spots cleared of fishing boats and other intrusions by COVID-19 quarantines saw increased and even...

 

Ohio governor's COVID-19 results show tests imperfections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's positive-then-negative test results for the coronavirus are a reminder that no test is definitive. The governor tested positive using a rapid test Thursday, before testing negative later in the day using a...

 

Lost your job due to coronavirus? Artificial intelligence could be your best friend in finding a new one

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Stewart Black, INSEAD and Patrick van Esch, Auckland University of Technology (THE CONVERSATION) Millions of Americans are unemployed... Full story

 

Q&A: What's up with Trump's orders on TikTok and WeChat?

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of popular apps TikTok and WeChat, saying they are a threat to U.S. national security, foreign policy and the economy. But it's far from... Full story

 

AP Explains: From Hong Kong to TikTok, US-China ties plummet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has launched a major diplomatic and economic offensive against China, hitting Chinese officials with myriad sanctions over the past four months as relations between Washington and Beijing plummet to their...

 

US sanctions pro-China leader of Hong Kong, other officials

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Friday imposed sanctions on Hong Kong officials, including the pro-China leader of the government, accusing them of cooperating with Beijing's effort to undermine autonomy and crack down on freedom in the former...

 

4 US deaths tied to methanol-based hand sanitizers

NEW YORK (AP) — Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can help stop the coronavirus from spreading, but drinking the products turned out to be deadly for four people in two states. Health officials reported this week that 15 adults were poisoned in...

 

US reports show racial disparities in kids with COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — Racial disparities in the U.S. coronavirus epidemic extend to children, according to two sobering government reports released Friday. One of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports looked at children with COVID-19... Full story

 

Canada's last intact ice shelf collapses due to warming

Much of Canada's remaining intact ice shelf has broken apart into hulking iceberg islands thanks to a hot summer and global warming, scientists said. Canada's 4,000-year-old Milne Ice Shelf on the northwestern edge of Ellesmere Island had been the co...

 

Eye candy: More than 50,000 pink flamingos mass in France

PARIS (AP) — Behold a treat for the eyes! Tens of thousands of pink flamingos have amassed in the wetlands of southern France along with their offspring still lacking flamboyant plumage. The long-legged birds resembling ballerinas in tutus have... Full story

 

German nudist chases down boar who snatched his laptop

BERLIN (AP) — A German nudist had the last laugh after giving chase to a wild boar that had run off with a bag containing his laptop. Pictures posted on social media show the naked man running after a sow and her two piglets to the mirth of fellow... Full story

 

'Chief mouser' Palmerston retires as UK's top diplomatic cat

LONDON (AP) — Time spent in lockdown was just superb for Palmerston, the chief mouser at the U.K. Foreign Office. It was so good, in fact, that the cat has decided to leave sorting out international affairs to the human diplomats and retire to the... Full story

 

Endangered Brazilian monkeys get a bridge to themselves

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The overpass juts from a forest over a four-lane highway in a rural area outside Rio de Janeiro. It's meant for a very special sort of pedestrian: golden lion tamarins, small orange primates that for decades have been at risk...

 

Liberty U's Falwell takes leave after social media uproar

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jerry Falwell Jr. took an indefinite leave of absence Friday as the leader of Liberty University, one of the nation's top evangelical Christian colleges, days after apologizing for a social media post that caused an uproar even...

 

Last-ditch virus aid talks collapse; no help for jobless now

WASHINGTON (AP) — A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money collapsed in disappointment Friday, making it increasingly likely that Washington gridlock will mean more hardship for millions of people...

 

Plane skids off runway in India; 16 killed, dozens hurt

NEW DELHI (AP) — A special flight carrying Indians stranded abroad because of the coronavirus back home skidded off a hilltop runway and split in two while landing Friday in heavy rain in the southern state of Kerala, killing at least 16 people...

 

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