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Officials in Tokyo alarmed as cases hit record highs

Officials in Tokyo alarmed as cases hit record highs

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese officials sounded the alarm Thursday as Tokyo reported record-breaking coronavirus cases for the third straight day with the Olympics well underway.
Judge finds probable cause to charge Wisconsin cop in death

Judge finds probable cause to charge Wisconsin cop in death

MADISON, Wis.
Wisconsin officer charged in 2016 slaying of Black man

Wisconsin officer charged in 2016 slaying of Black man

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge charged a police officer Wednesday in the 2016 slaying of a Black man who was sitting in a parked car, taking the rare step of overruling prosecutors years after they declined to charge the officer.
NY to require state employees to get vaccines, or get tested

NY to require state employees to get vaccines, or get tested

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York will require all state employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus by Labor Day or undergo weekly tests for COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.

Woman unaware she had $39M lottery ticket in purse for weeks

BERLIN (AP) — Lottery officials say a woman in Germany carried a winning ticket in her purse for weeks without realizing it was worth about 33 million euros ($39 million).
Iran's supreme leader criticizes US as nuclear talks stalled

Iran's supreme leader criticizes US as nuclear talks stalled

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday called the U.S.
AP Interview: Japan minister urges young to get vaccinated

AP Interview: Japan minister urges young to get vaccinated

TOKYO (AP) — As Olympics host Tokyo saw another record number of coronavirus cases Wednesday, Japan’s vaccination minister said the speed of the country's inoculation campaign is less urgent than getting shots to young people, who some health experts
Tokyo sets another virus record days after Olympics begin

Tokyo sets another virus record days after Olympics begin

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo has reported 3,177 new coronavirus cases, setting an all-time high and exceeding 3,000 for the first time days after the start of the Olympics.
GOP’s Jake Ellzey wins US House seat over Trump-backed rival

GOP’s Jake Ellzey wins US House seat over Trump-backed rival

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Jake Ellzey of Texas won a U.S. House seat on Tuesday night over a rival backed by Donald Trump, dealing the former president a defeat in a test of his endorsement power since leaving office.
CDC changes course on indoor masks in some parts of the US

CDC changes course on indoor masks in some parts of the US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S.