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Texas GOP votes to move convention online after court losses

Texas GOP votes to move convention online after court losses

HOUSTON — The Republican Party of Texas changed course Monday night and accepted a virtual convention after courts refused to force Houston, hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, to let the party stick to its original plans of a massive indoor gather

Man charged in federal court for Indian Country killing

TULSA, Okla. — A man accused in the shotgun slaying of a Native American woman in Tulsa was charged with murder in federal court Monday in line with a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
Sheriff: 'Glee’ star Naya Rivera saved son before drowning

Sheriff: 'Glee’ star Naya Rivera saved son before drowning

LOS ANGELES — “Glee” star Naya Rivera ’s 4-year-old son told investigators that his mother, whose body was found in a Southern California lake Monday, boosted him back on to the deck of their rented boat before he looked back and saw her disappearing
US budget deficit hits all-time high of $864 billion in June

US budget deficit hits all-time high of $864 billion in June

WASHINGTON — The federal government incurred the biggest monthly budget deficit in history in June as spending on programs to combat the coronavirus recession exploded while millions of job losses cut into tax revenues.
Federal judge voids Georgia 'heartbeat' abortion restriction

Federal judge voids Georgia 'heartbeat' abortion restriction

ATLANTA — A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked Georgia's 2019 “heartbeat" abortion law, finding that it violates the U.S. Constitution. U.S.

Trio of Ohio sisters give birth on same day at same hospital

MANSFIELD, Ohio — Three Ohio sisters have defied odds by giving birth on the same day in the same hospital with the same obstetrician overseeing their deliveries.
Polish president wins 2nd term after bitter campaign

Polish president wins 2nd term after bitter campaign

WARSAW, Poland — Polish President Andrzej Duda declared victory Monday in a runoff election in which he narrowly won a second five-year term, acknowledging the campaign he ran was often too harsh as he appealed for unity and forgiveness.
In libel case, Depp says Heard hit him with 'haymaker' punch

In libel case, Depp says Heard hit him with 'haymaker' punch

LONDON — Johnny Depp accused Amber Heard of hitting him with a “haymaker” punch during an altercation near the end of their volatile marriage, as the star wrapped up testimony in his libel suit against a British tabloid newspaper that accused him of
IMF: Mideast loses $270B oil income amid virus, recession

IMF: Mideast loses $270B oil income amid virus, recession

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Middle East's energy producers are expected to earn $270 billion less in oil revenue compared to last year as the region's economic heavyweight, Saudi Arabia, sinks deeper into recession amid the coronavirus pandemic
Washington's NFL team drops 'Redskins' name after 87 years

Washington's NFL team drops 'Redskins' name after 87 years

WASHINGTON — The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it is dropping the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo, bowing to recent pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans.