First Bolsonaro trip since recovery aims at opponents’ votes

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday took his first trip since recovering from COVID-19, ignoring social distancing recommendations as he worked to chip away support in his political rivals’ stronghold. Bolsonaro said he intended to travel Brazil after beating the disease, which had kept him confined to the presidential residence for […]

Report: Blast in market of north Syrian border town kills 8

BEIRUT (AP) — A bomb that exploded Sunday morning in a vegetable market in a north Syrian border town controlled by Turkey-backed opposition fighters killed eight and wounding 19, an opposition war monitor and the state news agency reported. The blast scorched market stalls and scattered produce in the town of Ras al-Ayn along the […]

Islamic State group says it killed 5 aid workers in Nigeria

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Militants from an Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility Thursday for killing five aid workers who were kidnapped last month in northeastern Nigeria. The Islamic State West Africa Province, which broke away from Boko Haram several years ago, warned in June that it would target Nigerians working for international aid agencies along […]

Kansas dog makes 50-mile trek to her old home in Missouri

LAWSON, Mo. (AP) — A dog named Cleo who disappeared from her home in Kansas earlier this month turned up a few days later at her old home in Missouri, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) away. Colton Michael told television station KMBCthat the 4-year-old Labrador retriever-border collie mix showed up on the front porch of […]

Tracking the Tropics: Isaias continues to strengthen ahead of landfall

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Isaias strengthened into a hurricane again Monday night ahead of its landfall. Its maximum sustained winds went from 70 mph at 5 p.m. to 85 mph by 9 p.m., the National Hurricane Center said. Hurricane Isaias was about 60 miles east of Charleston, South Carolina, and about 60 miles south of […]

Judge rejects pharmacy chains’ bid to toss opioid suits

CLEVELAND (AP) — Lawsuits filed by two Ohio counties against retail pharmacy chains claiming their opioid dispensing practices flooded communities with pain pills and were a a public nuisance can continue, a federal judge in Cleveland has determined. U.S. District Judge Dan Polster rejected the pharmacy chains’ motion to dismiss the suits, ruling Thursday that […]

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