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WNBA games postponed following shooting of Jacob Blake

WNBA games postponed following shooting of Jacob Blake

The WNBA postponed its three games Wednesday night following the shooting of Jacob Blake over the weekend.
Boycott: NBA playoff games called off amid player protest

Boycott: NBA playoff games called off amid player protest

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.
Defence official: Arson suspected as cause of Navy ship fire

Defence official: Arson suspected as cause of Navy ship fire

SAN DIEGO — Arson is suspected as the cause of a July 12 fire that left extensive damage to the USS Bonhomme Richard docked off San Diego, and a U.S. Navy sailor was being questioned as a potential suspect, a senior defence official said Wednesday.
DOJ seeks data on care home deaths in 4 Democrat-led states

DOJ seeks data on care home deaths in 4 Democrat-led states

NEW YORK — The Justice Department on Wednesday sent letters to the governors of New York and three other Democratic-led states, seeking data on whether they violated federal law by ordering public nursing homes to accept recovering COVID-19 patients
California signs deal to more than double testing capacity

California signs deal to more than double testing capacity

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California will more than double its coronavirus testing to up to 250,000 people a day while reducing costs and providing faster results under terms of a contract with a Massachusetts company worth up to $1.4 billion, Gov.
US officials: No signs of foreign targeting of mail-in vote

US officials: No signs of foreign targeting of mail-in vote

WASHINGTON — U.S.
Oil industry shuts platforms, rigs, refineries before storm

Oil industry shuts platforms, rigs, refineries before storm

NEW YORK — The energy industry braced Wednesday for catastrophic storm surges and winds as Hurricane Laura cuts a dangerous path toward the coastlines of Texas and Louisiana.
UN watchdog: Iran to allow access to 2 suspected nuke sites

UN watchdog: Iran to allow access to 2 suspected nuke sites

BERLIN — Iran has agreed to allow inspectors in to two sites where the country is suspected of having stored or used undeclared nuclear material, the U.N. atomic watchdog agency said Wednesday.

Bad boy! Dog costs Mississippi officials more than $7,000

LIBERTY, Miss. — A curious dog got hold of a fiber optic cable that ran between county buildings in Mississippi, chewing it to pieces and costing county officials thousands of dollars in an attempt to get it fixed.
Kanye West sues Ohio election chief over petition denial

Kanye West sues Ohio election chief over petition denial

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Rapper Kanye West sued Ohio’s election chief Wednesday in an effort to be placed on the November presidential ballot after the Secretary of State deemed him unqualified as an independent candidate.