Supporters, opponents of Hindu temple meet in…

A Midtown Manhattan celebration of a Hindu temple being built on disputed ground in India brought polarized groups into Times Square

'Cautious optimism' - J&J vaccine trials underway

With more than 20 COVID-19 vaccines in clinical trials, the collaboration between Johnson & Johnson and Beth Israel Deaconess in Boston is getting $1 billion in U.S. funding. Lead researcher Dan Barouch charts the road ahead. (Produced by Dan Fastenberg)

Some Carried 'Own Eyeballs in Their Hands' in…

Its code name was "Little Boy," but its impact was anything but small. Thursday marks the 75th anniversary of the dropping of an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, on Aug. 6, 1945. By the end of that year, 140,000 deaths—mostly of civilians—were tied to the blast and...

US senators take aim at German port over Russia…

Three Republican senators have warned operators of a small German port that they face “crushing” sanctions for allegedly providing supplies to vessels involved in a Russian pipeline project

Health experts warn U.S. cities of 'trouble ahead'

White House health experts are warning of a slow rise in the percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus in U.S. cities such as Boston, Chicago, Detroit and Washington and urged local leaders to remain vigilant to avoid a surge. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.

Grief Turns to Anger in Beirut

Beirut has been devastated by a massive explosion that killed at least 137 people and left an estimated 300,000 people homeless—and angry residents say the country was broken long before the Tuesday blast. Residents blame corruption and incompetence for the fact that 2,750 tons of highly explosive...

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In devastated Beirut, French leader offers…

It was one of the most powerful moments of Emmanuel Macron’s lightning visit to devastated Beirut

New York sues to break up the NRA

[NFA] New York state's attorney general sued to dissolve the National Rifle Association on Thursday, alleging senior leaders of the non-profit group diverted millions of dollars for personal use. At the same time, the attorney general for Washington, D.C., filed suit against the NRA, alleging the misuse of charitable funds. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

135 Dead in Beirut Blast, Including an American

At least one US citizen was among those killed in the devastating Beirut explosion Tuesday night, and several others were injured. The death toll so far stands at 135, with another 100 still missing and search and rescue efforts continuing, ABC News reports. Another 5,000 were wounded, and as...

Zimbabwe reporter denied bail as government…

A Zimbabwean investigative journalist will remain in jail after a judge dismissed his bail application Thursday, as the United Nations secretary-general raised “concern” about a wave of arrests in the country

Ohio governor tests positive for COVID-19

[NFA] Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said on Thursday he had tested positive for COVID-19 as part of a safety protocol to greet U.S. President Donald Trump when he arrived in Cleveland to visit a Whirlpool washing machine factory. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

'The Scale of the Disaster Is Immense' in Beirut

"The scale of the disaster is immense" in Beirut, Lebanon, the Guardian reports. The death toll in the massive explosion that rocked the capital Tuesday night, causing blocks of devastation , currently stands at at least 100, the AP reports, with another 4,000 injured—and many still missing. TV and...

Cambodian butcher quits dog meat trade, shuts…

Animal rights activists in Cambodia have gained a small victory in their effort to end the trade in dog meat, convincing a canine slaughterhouse in one village to abandon the business

Trim exposure to Apple, Microsoft: strategist

Crossmark Global Investments' Victoria Fernandez is still bullish about tech stocks, but she says investors should take some profits on the big names. She tells Reuters' Fred Katayama investors should put the proceeds into Walmart, McCormick and JPMorgan Chase.

What Isaias Has Wrought

Isaias has just about left the US behind, having entered southeastern Canada on Wednesday as a post-tropical cyclone. The storm's US toll: Six dead and almost 3 million people without power in the early-morning hours, per the AP and CNN . They report two people died in Windsor, North Carolina, when...

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Turkish currency hits all-time low amid market…

Turkey’s currency dropped to an all-time low against the dollar on Thursday

GOP doesn't understand 'gravity of the situation…

During her weekly press briefing, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized Republicans for not understanding the "gravity of the situation" when it came COVID-19 and the urgent need to pass another relief bill for Americans.

Ammonium Nitrate Blamed for Devastating Beirut…

The death toll from the massive explosion that shook Lebanon's capital Tuesday now stands at more than 70—and with scenes of utter devastation for blocks surrounding the Beirut port area, the toll appears certain to rise. The country's health minister says the blast, which caused a mushroom cloud and...

Germany orders tests for all travelers from 'risk…

Germany's health minister says authorities will require people arriving from countries considered high-risk to take coronavirus tests starting this weekend

New York AG seeks to 'dissolve' NRA with lawsuit

New York Attorney General Letitia James sued the National Rifle Association on Thursday, alleging senior leaders of the non-profit group diverted millions of dollars for personal use and to buy the silence and loyalty of former employees.

2014 Movie Was Sunday's Top-Grossing Film…

Christopher Nolan's dystopian sci-fi epic Interstellar was a hit in 2014—and it returned to become the world's top-grossing movie on Sunday. That's thanks to box office figures from China, where movie theaters started to reopen on July 20, reports Quartz . Interstellar made $2.6 million when it opened on...

China sentences 3rd Canadian to death on drug…

China has sentenced a third Canadian to death on drug charges amid a steep decline in relations between the two countries

The BLM protest photographer now shooting for…

Photographer Misan Harriman has become the first Black man to shoot the cover of Britain's fashion bible Vogue. Edward Baran reports.

Where's Spain's Ex-King? No One Seems to Know

Spain's ex-King Juan Carlos dramatically announced in a Monday letter sent to son King Felipe VI that he had made a "considered decision to move, during this period, out of Spain.” A day later, his destination remains the subject of "intense speculation," as the BBC puts it. Prime Minister Pedro...

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New lockdown ratchets up economic pain in…

A bright side for plant nurseries of Melbourne’s first pandemic stay-at-home order was that many householders took the time to garden

Bezos sells Amazon shares worth $3.1 bln

Amazon.com Jeff Bezos sold shares worth $3.1 billion in the e-commerce company in recent days, regulatory filings showed on Wednesday. Fred Katayama reports.

5-Month Pandemic Honeymoon Is One for the Ages

Honeymooners Feeonaa and Neville Clifton planned to spend two weeks visiting family in the Falkland Islands before heading to South America. Instead, they spent four months stuck in the Falklands—three in isolation with an elderly aunt—and another month crossing the ocean in a fishing boat to get back...