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Athens County Coronavirus risk approaching Level 4: Purple

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced today that Athens County, in southeast Ohio, is approaching the highest risk level for coronavirus. The county is rated as a Level 3: Red risk, but with a star on the state map indicating the county's caseload and outbreaks have the jurisdiction approaching ...

‘I’m not a bad guy’: Police video captures distraught George Floyd

By Steve Karnowski and Doug Glass The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Body-camera footage made public Wednesday from two Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd's arrest captured a panicked and fearful Floyd pleading with the officers in the minutes before his death, ...

Biden’s Texas ad signals opportunity in GOP stronghold

By Steve Peoples AP National Political Writer Joe Biden targeted Texas with a modest advertising investment that raised new questions about President Donald Trump's vulnerability in the longtime Republican stronghold as coronavirus infections explode. Biden, the former vice president and ...

Virus resurgence forces countries to reimpose restrictions

By Costas Kantouris, Vanessa Gera and Rod McGuirk The Associated Press PROMACHONAS, Greece (AP) — Countries around the world are reimposing lockdowns and implementing new health checks at their borders in an effort to curb a resurgence of the coronavirus before it spins even further ...

Judge halts execution amid claims inmate isn’t mentally fit

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a man, said to be suffering from dementia, who had been set to die by lethal injection in the federal government's second execution after a 17-year hiatus. Wesley Ira Purkey, convicted of a gruesome 1998 kidnapping and ...

Apple wins big EU court case over $15 billion in taxes

By Raf Casert The Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Union court on Wednesday delivered a hammer blow to the bloc's attempts to rein in multinationals' ability to strike special tax deals with individual EU countries when it ruled that Apple does not have to pay 13 billion euros ...

Wall Street climbs, tentatively, with hopes for vaccine

By Stan Choe and Damian J. Troise AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Most of Wall Street is rising on Wednesday with hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine. Investors see a vaccine as the best way for the economy and human life to get back to normal, and researchers said late Tuesday that ...

Without waiter jobs, what happens to creative New York?

By Deepti Hajela The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — It's been the story for many a starry-eyed creative types looking for a big break in the Big Apple — wait tables to pay the bills while auditioning, performing, singing, painting, dancing, writing, whatever it takes to make the ...

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

By Lynn Elber AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nick Cannon's "hateful speech" and anti-Semitic theories led ViacomCBS to cut ties with the TV host and producer, the media giant said. "ViacomCBS condemns bigotry of any kind and we categorically denounce all forms of ...

Michael B. Jordan wants you to view a drive-in movie, on him

By Gary Gerard Hamilton The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — For Michael B. Jordan, timing is everything. So when the SAG award winner marched in a Los Angeles Black Lives Matter protest last month demanding that Hollywood drastically increase its diversity in the executive ranks, it was ...

Review: Handsome, broken Aussies connect in ‘Dirt Music’

By Lindsey Bahr AP Film Writer Everyone is sad in the Australian indie " Dirt Music," a sprawling story about a small fishing town, an affair and the dark secrets that tie everyone together. But at least the Western Australia setting is pretty, and the people are, too. The film stars ...

In virus era, back-to-school plans stress working parents

By Travis Loller The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For generations, school has been an opportunity for American children to learn and make friends. For many parents today, though, it's something that's elemental in a very different way: a safe place that cares for their ...

Walmart to require customers to wear masks at all its stores

By Anne D’Innocenzio AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart will require customers to wear face coverings at all of its namesake and Sam's Club stores, making it the largest retailer to introduce such a policy that has otherwise proven difficult to enforce without state and federal ...

Fed survey: Economy has picked up but outlook still cloudy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says economic activity has picked up in most regions of the country but still remains well below pre-pandemic levels with the country facing high levels of uncertainty. The Fed reported Wednesday that its latest survey of economic conditions around the ...

Trump looks to curb landmark environmental act for projects

By Kevin Freking and Aamer Madhani The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is ready to roll back a foundational Nixon-era environmental law that he says stifles infrastructure projects, but that is credited with ensuring decades of scrutiny of major projects and ...

Lawyers seek to halt Purdue Pharma political contributions

By Geoff Mulvihill The Associated Press OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should not be able to make any more political contributions without a judge's permission, lawyers for its creditors said in a court filing. The issue came up this week after it was reported that the company, which has a ...

Disney World reopens as coronavirus cases surge in Florida

By Tamara Lush and Mike Schneider The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — "The Most Magical Place on Earth" has reopened after nearly four months with new rules in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are reopening ...

Mueller defends Russia probe, says Stone remains a felon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former special counsel Robert Mueller sharply defended his investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, writing in a newspaper opinion piece Saturday that the probe was of "paramount importance" and asserting that a Trump ally, Roger ...

Court rules 1st federal execution in 17 years can proceed

By Michael Balsamo The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Sunday that the first federal execution in nearly two decades can proceed as scheduled today. The ruling from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturns a lower court order that had put the ...