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‘Too many are selfish’: US nears 5 million virus cases

Big house parties and weddings, summer camps, concerts, crowded bars and restaurants, shopping trips without masks — Americans’ resistance to curbs on everyday life is seen as a key reason the U.S. has racked up more confirmed coronavirus deaths and infections by far than any other country.

Nicaragua police discount arson in fire at cathedral

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua’s National Police on Monday declared a fire inside Managua’s Metropolitan Cathedral accidental shortly after the Vatican’s top diplomatic envoy to the country said he had requested a “serious, careful and transparent investigation.” What the Managua archdiocese and Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes had called a terrorist attack, the police said was the […]

Thousands seek refuge as high heat slams Britain, France

LONDON (AP) — Residents and visitors in Britain sought refuge from searing heat Friday, with thousands mobbing beaches and parks despite warnings to maintain social distance and other precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the U.K.’s infection rate limiting the ability of its citizens to travel abroad, temperatures that rose to 36.4 degrees Celsius (97.5 […]

Senegal president offers condolences to Denver fire victims

DENVER (AP) — The president of Senegal offered his condolences on Thursday after five people who immigrated to Colorado from the West African country were killed in a suburban Denver house fire that authorities say they suspect was intentionally set. President Macky Sall tweeted in French that he was also monitoring the investigation closely, and […]

Oklahoma man charged with murder in deaths of 3 in car crash

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The man accused of drunkenly crashing into a suburban Oklahoma City high school cross-country team and killing three student athletes has been charged with second-degree murder, an upgrade from his initial manslaughter charge. Court records show that murder charges were filed Monday against Max Leroy Townsend, 57, of Tuttle, Oklahoma. He’s […]

Plan to get more bikes on road wobbles as UK tackles obesity

LONDON (AP) — A plan by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to get more Britons cycling has got off to a rocky start, with a website offering bicycle repair vouchers crashing at launch. The “fix your bike” vouchers worth up to 50 pounds ($65) are offered as part of the government’s 2-billion-pound plan to boost […]

Amber Heard tells court she feared Depp would kill her

LONDON (AP) — Amber Heard has accused ex-husband Johnny Depp of abusing her both physically and verbally while he was allegedly bingeing on alcohol and drugs, claiming that at various times during their tempestuous relationship she feared for her life. On the first day of her testimony Monday at Britain’s High Court in London, Heard […]

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