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  • Biden heads to Virginia amid high-stakes governor's race

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden is heading across the Potomac River to campaign for Democrat Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday, in a tight and increasingly bitter Virginia governor's race that will test the durability of his popularity in a state he won handily a year ago.
  • Sudan general: PM detained in coup held for his own safety

    CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s ruling general said Tuesday the prime minister he deposed in a coup was being held for his own safety and would likely be released soon. But he warned that other members of the dissolved government could face trial as protests against the putsch continued in the streets.
  • Emails reveal dismay, anger over vaccine chief's firing

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The firing of Tennessee's former vaccination director caught the state's top health leaders off guard and sent them scrambling for answers as the health commissioner fumed over the praise coworkers heaped on the ousted employee, documents show.
  • Seattle mayoral candidate stops TV ad decried as racist

    SEATTLE (AP) — A candidate for Seattle mayor is pulling a television ad attacking her opponent following criticism that the spot highlighting sexual assault issues was racist.
  • Belgium reimposes restrictions as COVID-19 cases spike

    BRUSSELS (AP) — With coronavirus infections and hospitalizations shooting upward, the Belgian government on Tuesday reimposed some pandemic restrictions that it only relaxed a few weeks ago and expanded a nationwide use of the COVID-19 pass.
  • Illinois police officer shot and wounded near St. Louis

    PONTOON BEACH, Ill. (AP) — A man shot and seriously wounded a police officer Tuesday at a gas station in an Illinois suburb of St. Louis, authorities said.
  • Florida manatee deaths soar as polluted water kills seagrass

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida fishing guide and environmental activist Paul Fafeita says a highlight for his charter customers is spotting the manatees that forage for seagrass in shallow waters. It's not so thrilling when they come across the emaciated carcass of a manatee that starved to death.
  • UN chief: 'Leadership gap' undermines global climate efforts

    BERLIN (AP) — The head of the United Nations says a “leadership gap” is undermining the world's efforts to curb global warming, days before presidents and prime ministers from around the globe gather for a climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • North Dakota man pleads guilty in random killing of girl, 14

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man has pleaded guilty to killing a 14-year-old girl who authorities said was strangled and stabbed more than 20 times in a random attack outside a store in June.
  • Hearing delayed for Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A clemency hearing for Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones scheduled for Tuesday has been delayed for a week while his legal challenge is pending in federal court.

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