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  Foreign students weigh studying in person vs. losing visas

International students worried about a new immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas say they feel stuck between being unnecessarily exposed during the coronavirus pandemic and being able to finish their studies in America.

  AP: After lobbying, Catholic Church won $1.4B in virus aid

Kings Island reopens to general public

Tropical Storm Fay moves toward mid-Atlantic, New England

Seoul mayor’s death causes sympathy, questions of his acts

AMBER Alert canceled for 2 children out of McDonald County, Mo.

  Authorities search for ‘Glee’ star believed to have drowned

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  Window washers rescued from scaffolding collapse

  ‘Glee’ star Naya Rivera believed drowned in California lake

Police: Pop Smoke’s social media led killers to LA home

  Schools or bars? Opening classrooms may mean hard choices amid pandemic

Tropical Storm Fay threatens mid-Atlantic coast, New England

  CDC head sticking to school-opening guides Trump criticized

  Coronavirus cases jump in worst-hit trio of US, Brazil and India

The virus isn't slowing in the three worst-affected countries: the United States, Brazil and India. They account for more than 60% of new cases globally.

West Virginia mail carrier admits attempted election fraud

Thomas Cooper was charged after eight mail-in requests for absentee voter ballots had their party affiliations altered.

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen back in federal prison

President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, has been returned to federal prison. His attorney Jeffrey Levine told news outlets Thursday that Cohen was taken into custody for violating the terms of his release.

Biden pledges New Deal-like economic agenda to counter Trump

Launching an economic pitch expected to anchor his fall presidential campaign, Democratic candidate Joe Biden is proposing sweeping new uses of the federal government’s regulatory and spending power to bolster U.S. manufacturing and technology firms.

  True toll of COVID-19 in nursing homes still unknown

Police: Black man’s hanging death in California was suicide

Official: Feds feared Epstein confidant might kill herself

  WATCH: UFC fighter Mike Perry uses racial slurs, throws punches at Lubbock, Texas, restaurant

Big Ten to limit football, fall sports to conference games

  Why are face masks important? Just ask Bill Nye

Parades, close-ups with Mickey out as Disney World reopens

Despite a huge surge of Floridians testing positive for the new coronavirus in recent weeks, two of Disney World's four parks are reopening Saturday. When they do, visitors to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" will find new rules in place.

No peeking, voters: Court keeps Trump taxes private for now

The Supreme Court issued a mixed verdict Thursday on demands for President Donald Trump’s financial records that will keep his tax returns, banking and other documents out of the public eye for the time being.

Justices rule swath of Oklahoma remains tribal reservation

The court's 5-4 decision, written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, means that Oklahoma prosecutors lack the authority to pursue criminal cases against American Indian defendants in parts of Oklahoma that include most of Tulsa.

WHO: Indoor airborne spread of coronavirus possible

The World Health Organization is acknowledging the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions — after more than 200 scientists urged the agency to do so.

Ousted NY prosecutor tells panel Barr ‘urged’ him to resign

Geoffrey Berman, the former federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, is providing the committee with a detailed account behind closed doors.

Missing Seoul mayor’s body found after massive search

Police say Park Won-soon’s body was located in hills in northern Seoul early Friday, more than seven hours after they launched a massive search for him.

For 1st time, female soldier set to join a Green Beret team

The unidentified woman is one of three female soldiers who have been going through the Army Special Forces qualification course at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She graduated Thursday.

  Esper defends use of National Guard in helping with unrest

Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Thursday defended using National Guard soldiers to support law enforcement agencies in handling civil unrest triggered by the killing of George Floyd, saying it was a better alternative than using active-duty forces as President Donald Trump had threatened.

US sanctions Chinese officials over repression of minorities

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on three senior officials of the Chinese Communist Party, including a member of the ruling Politburo, for alleged human rights abuses targeting ethnic and religious minorities that China has detained in the western part of the country.

Vietnam war vet asks community to send birthday cards to Fairview Park woman turning 100 years old

Harriet Beekman is turning 100 years old. She has been sending care packages to American troops for over 50 years.

Germany seizes server hosting pilfered U.S. police files

The data, dating back to 1996, include emails, audio and video files and police and FBI intelligence reports.

  Study suggests fetal coronavirus infection is possible

Researchers from Italy said Thursday that they studied 31 women with COVID-19 who delivered babies in March and April.

  Black Lives Matter mural goes up in front of Trump Tower

At the direction of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, the big yellow letters are going on the street right in front of Trump Tower.

  US economy may be stalling out as viral outbreak worsens

The persistently elevated level of layoffs are occurring as a spike in virus cases has forced six states to reverse their move to reopen businesses.

UN: World could hit 1.5-degree warming threshold by 2024

Scientists say average temperatures around the world are already at least 1 C higher now than from 1850-1900 because of man-made greenhouse emissions.

  Medical-grade masks offer far better protection than cloth ones, study says

Cloth masks are better than nothing at protecting people from disease, but they don’t compare to medical-grade masks.

Driver who hit Seattle protesters charged with 3 felonies

Prosecutors have filed three felony charges against the man who hit two protesters with his car while driving on a Seattle freeway that was closed for Black Lives Matter demonstrations.

Tokyo Games face skeptics, 1-day COVID-19 infection record

The poll by the Japan News Network said only 17% thought it could be held next year in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

  Texas officer runs into burning mobile home to save 8-year-old boy

The officer says the boy was sad about his football cleats being lost in the fire, so he told him he would buy him new ones.

  Woman, 59, falls to her death near popular viewing area at Grand Canyon

Officials say about a dozen people die at the Grand Canyon each year, including deaths from heart attacks and other medical issues.

MLS returns to action after poignant moment of silence

For the "MLS is Back" World Cup-style tournament, the league’s teams are sequestered in resorts while playing at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports complex at Disney World.

  Atlanta mayor defies governor, requires masks in city

Atlanta's mayor says she will sign an executive order mandating masks in Georgia's largest city Wednesday, defying Gov. Brian Kemp's decision to strongly encourage but not require face coverings.

Impeachment witness Vindman retiring from Army, lawyer blames Trump

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the national security aide who played a central role in President Donald Trump’s impeachment case, announced his retirement from the Army Wednesday in a scathing statement that accused the president of running a “campaign of bullying, intimidation, and retaliation.”

‘Civil rights’ organization creating ‘mask exemption cards’ responds to accusations of fraud after 19 News investigation

Cleveland officials say organization is promoting a fake "mask exemption card."

Country band Lady A files suit against singer with same name

Country group Lady A, which dropped the word “Antebellum,” from their name because of the word’s ties to slavery, has filed a lawsuit against a Black singer who has performed as Lady A for years.

Biden-Sanders task forces unveil joint goals for party unity

Political task forces Joe Biden formed with onetime rival Bernie Sanders to solidify support among the Democratic Party’s progressive wing are recommending that the former vice president embrace proposals to combat climate change and institutional racism.

  Officer to Floyd: ‘It takes ... a lot of oxygen to talk’

The transcripts for the body camera videos of officers Thomas Lane and J. Kueng provide the most detailed account yet of what happened as police were taking Floyd into custody on May 25, and reveal more of what was said after Floyd, a Black man who was handcuffed, was put on the ground.

Servicemembers honor World War II veteran during ceremony for inspiring troops during pandemic

David Hubbard was recognized during a special ceremony at his home in Columbia after he made and donated more than 500 crosses to be distributed to members of the Armed Forces.

  Trump to America’s schools: Reopen or may lose federal funds

The president unleashed his threat on Twitter.

  US virus cases top 3 million, Americans face frustrating test delays

Labs are reporting shortages of materials and don’t have enough workers to process the tests, leading to severe backups that could worsen as economies reopen and new infections emerge.

Tyler Perry to pay funeral expenses for girl shot in Atlanta

A representative for Tyler Perry says the filmmaker and actor has offered to pay the funeral expenses for an 8-year-old girl who was fatally shot in Atlanta.

Facebook takes down accounts tied to Roger Stone, hate group, Brazil’s president

Roger Stone’s Facebook and Instagram accounts were banned.

  Ivy League suspends fall sports due to coronavirus pandemic

A person with knowledge of the decision says the Ivy League will not play sports this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Health official: Trump rally ‘likely’ source of virus surge

President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa that drew thousands of people in late June, along with large protests that accompanied it, “likely contributed” to a dramatic surge in new coronavirus cases, Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart said Wednesday.

Blake Shelton announces drive-in concert, 300 locations

The recorded concert will feature Shelton, his longtime girlfriend Gwen Stefani and fellow country star Trace Adkins.

Harvard, MIT sue to block ICE rule on international students

The lawsuit, filed in Boston's federal court, seeks to prevent federal immigration authorities from enforcing the rule.

US consumers reduced their borrowing by $18.3 billion in May

U.S. consumers reduced their borrowing for a third straight month May as the millions of jobs lost because of the coronavirus pandemic made households less eager to take on new debt.

Supreme Court expected to rule on Trump tax records Thursday

The Supreme Court is expected to rule Thursday on whether Congress and the Manhattan district attorney can see President Donald Trump’s taxes and other financial records that the president has fought hard to keep private.

  Man yells at elderly woman over face mask at Fla. Costco

The man who took the video said the individual started to yell at and harass the elderly woman. When he cut in, the man started yelling at him.

Supreme Court: Some employers can refuse to offer free birth control

The high court on Wednesday said 7-2 the administration acted properly when it allowed more employers who cite a religious or moral objection to opt out of covering birth control.

AP Exclusive: ‘Strike for Black Lives’ to highlight racism

Dubbed the “Strike for Black Lives,” tens of thousands of fast food, ride-share, nursing home and airport workers in more than 25 cities are expected to walk off the job July 20 for about eight minutes.

Federal agencies, hazmat crews respond to Florida church selling COVID-19 ‘miracle solution’

Multiple agencies were called to the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing in Bradenton in connection with search warrants.

Brooks Brothers, worn by Lincoln and Kennedy, goes bankrupt

The coronavirus pandemic pushed the 200-year-old company to seek Chapter 11 protection Wednesday.

  Breonna Taylor: New video shows moments immediately following deadly shooting

WAVE 3 News Troubleshooters obtained new video that shows the moments after the Breonna Taylor shooting.

  United will warn 36,000 workers they could be laid off

The outlook for a recovery in air travel has dimmed in just the past two weeks, as infection rates rise in much of the U.S. and some states imposed new quarantine requirements.

Scooter stolen from Florida Walmart returned to disabled vet

Security video shows two women taking the scooter after the man parked it to use a Walmart scooter with a shopping basket.

  Proposed ‘CAREN’ act would outlaw racially motivated 911 calls in San Francisco

The lawmaker is proposing the CAREN act, which stands for "Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies."

Kanye West no longer supports Trump, says he’s serious about running for president

He reportedly told Forbes he’s lost faith in President Trump, saying he was turned off by reports that Trump hid in an underground bunker during protests over racial injustice and police brutality.

  Bailout or raise prices? The battle over how to save the Postal Service

Deciding how to save USPS is a complicated and decade-long fight in Washington. Some are calling for Congress to bail it out, but new leadership at the postal service could mean changes for the historic institution.

Fox’s Carlson criticized for saying Democrats, Duckworth hate America

Tucker Carlson has been among the biggest television beneficiaries during the busy news period. He’s been reaching 4 million viewers a night.

  Renters face financial cliff ahead; limited help available

Renters are nearing the end of their financial rope.

NerdWallet: 4 expert tips to get hired from home

Millions of newly out-of-work Americans are chasing employment simultaneously.

  2 charged with hate crime for vandalizing Black Lives Matter mural in California

California prosecutors have charged two people with a hate crime along with other misdemeanors for vandalizing a Black Lives Matter mural.

Supreme Court sides with Catholic schools in employment suit

The high court's ruling was 7-2, with two liberal justices joining the conservative majority for the schools.

  COVID patients: Less than half know where they got it

A survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows only 45% of COVID-19 patients studied in nine states knew they had been in contact with someone who had the virus.

Case of bubonic plague confirmed by Chinese authorities

China has closed a city in its Inner Mongolia region after a case of bubonic plague was identified.

  FDA warns labs of COVID-19 test with false positives

The BD Max System COVID-19 diagnostic test from Becton Dickinson is showing an error rate of 3-percent false positives.

Walgreens dives into primary care with clinic expansion

Walgreens will squeeze primary care clinics into as many as 700 of its U.S. stores over the next few years in a major expansion of the care it offers customers.