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Notre Dame cancels classes for 2 weeks after COVID-19 spike

Notre Dame cancels classes for 2 weeks after COVID-19 spike

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame on Tuesday cancelled in-person undergraduate classes for two weeks after a spike of coronavirus cases that occurred since the semester began Aug. 10. University president the Rev.
Walz administration keeps up fight against Line 3

Walz administration keeps up fight against Line 3

MINNEAPOLIS — Gov. Tim Walz's administration said Tuesday it will appeal the latest approvals by state utility regulators for Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its old and corroding Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.
Cindy McCain details husband's friendship with Biden for DNC

Cindy McCain details husband's friendship with Biden for DNC

WILMINGTON, Del. — Cindy McCain is going to bat for Joe Biden, lending her voice to a video set to air during Tuesday night’s Democratic National Convention programming focused on Biden’s close friendship with her late husband, Republican Sen.
‘Tenet’ to screen early at theatres in some U.S. cities

‘Tenet’ to screen early at theatres in some U.S. cities

Some U.S. moviegoers will be able to see Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” a few days early. Warner Bros. on Tuesday said that it would be offering early access screenings starting Aug.
US home construction surges 22.6%, third monthly increase

US home construction surges 22.6%, third monthly increase

WASHINGTON — Construction of new U.S. homes surged 22.6% last month as homebuilders bounced back from a lull induced by the coronavirus pandemic. The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that new homes were started an annual pace of nearly 1.

Snowing cocoa? Chocolate factory glitch dusts Swiss town

BERLIN — Residents of a Swiss town got a bit of a shock when it started snowing particles of a fine cocoa powder after the ventilation system at a chocolate factory malfunctioned.
2 men charged in '02 killing of Run-DMC star Jam Master Jay

2 men charged in '02 killing of Run-DMC star Jam Master Jay

NEW YORK — Nearly two decades after the slaying of Run-DMC star Jam Master Jay, federal prosecutors said Monday they have solved one of New York City’s most enduring mysteries, charging two men from his neighbourhood with murder and suggesting that t
Review cites 'operational failures' in Smollett prosecution

Review cites 'operational failures' in Smollett prosecution

CHICAGO — A special prosecutor in Chicago accused Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and her office on Monday of repeatedly abusing their discretion and making false public statements in the case against actor Jussie Smollett last year, but he con
Lockdown deaths in India ignite debate on police brutality

Lockdown deaths in India ignite debate on police brutality

NEW DELHI — For two and a half minutes the popular Indian radio DJ described in graphic detail what she said was the torture and killing of a father and son in police custody.
Texas becomes 4th state to surpass 10,000 virus deaths

Texas becomes 4th state to surpass 10,000 virus deaths

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas surpassed 10,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths Monday as the lingering toll of a massive summer outbreak continues, and health experts expressed concerns that recent encouraging trends could be fragile as schools begin reopening