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Nagasaki marks 75th anniversary of U.S. A-bomb attack at end of WWII

A man and his daughter pray for the victims of U.S. atomic bombing at the Atomic Bomb Hypocenter Park in Nagasaki, southern Japan, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. Nagasaki marked the 75th anniversary of the World War II atomic bombing on Sunday. (Takuto Kaneko/Kyodo News via AP)

The Japanese city of Nagasaki has marked its 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing, with the mayor and dwindling survivors urging world leaders including their own to do more for a nuclear weapons ban

Census Bureau drop-outs over virus complicate head count

Bob Garick stands by the entrance to his home Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Oviedo, Fla. Garick was looking forward to being a field supervisor during the door-knocking phase of the 2020 census, but as the number of new coronavirus cases in Florida shot up last month, he changed his mind and decided not to take the job. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

The Census Bureau has another challenge as widespread door-knocking for the 2020 survey begins next week

Most bikers brush aside virus worries, jam South Dakota town for annual rally

Thousands of bikers rode through the streets for the opening day of the 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle rally Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Sturgis, S.D. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves)

Health officials are still warning against even small gatherings, and states with relatively low spread of the coronavirus are ordering visitors from hot spots to self-quarantine.

Oregon trooper injured, 24 arrested in Portland protests

A Portland police officer shoves a protester as police try to disperse the crowd in front of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office early in the morning on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)

More protests are expected in Portland, Oregon, throughout the weekend following violent demonstrations this week as unrest in the Northwest city continues

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Trump orders more unemployment pay, a payroll tax deferral

President Donald Trump signs an executive order during a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Donald Trump is bypassing the nation’s elected lawmakers as he claims the authority to defer payroll taxes and extend an expired unemployment benefit

250,000 expected at biker rally, few wearing masks

Thousands of bikers rode through the streets for the opening day of the 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle rally Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Sturgis, S.D. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves)

Thousands of bikers are pouring into the small South Dakota city of Sturgis as the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally rumbles to life despite fears it could lead to a massive coronavirus outbreak

Postal Service loses $2.2B in 3 months as virus woes persist

In this March 1, 2017, file photo, then Elon Trustee Louis DeJoy is honored with Elon's Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership in Elon. N.C. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and union officials say the U.S. Postal Service is considering closing post offices across the country, sparking worries ahead the anticipated surge of mail-in ballots in the 2020 elections. Manchin on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 said he has received numerous reports from post offices and colleagues about service cuts or looming closures in West Virginia and elsewhere, prompting him to send a letter to Postmaster General DeJoy asking for an explanation. (Kim Walker/Elon University via AP, File)

Financial losses are mounting at the U.S. Postal Service during the coronavirus pandemic

Hispanic, Black children at higher risk of coronavirus-related hospitalization, CDC finds

Hispanic children are approximately eight times more likely and Black children five times more likely to be hospitalized with covid-19 than their White peers, according to a study released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Four deaths tied to methanol-based hand sanitizers

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can help stop the coronavirus from spreading, but drinking the products turned out to be deadly for four people in two states

Assessment: Russia wants Trump, China favors Biden; Blumenthal weighs in

This Tuesday, April 28, 2020, file photo shows Jerome Fedor, left, voting using social distancing at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, in Cleveland, Ohio. Ohio's elections chief says his office plans to remove about 120,000 inactive Ohio voter registrations from state voter rolls after the November election. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

U.S. intelligence officials believe that Russia is using a variety of measures to denigrate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden ahead of the November election and that individuals linked to the Kremlin are boosting President Donald...

Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he finishes speaking during an event at the Whirlpool Corporation facility in Clyde, Ohio, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but unspecified ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of the consumer apps TikTok and WeChat, although it remains unclear if he has the legal authority to actually ban the apps from the U.S. The order...

Power outage leaves several blocks in the dark in Manhattan

A power outage cast darkness across dozens of blocks in New York City early Friday, as many people in the city were still without electricity in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias

Rescuers in Lebanon recover more bodies days after blast

In this photo taken from footage provided by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry press service, a Russian Emergency Situations employee works with his sniffer dog on the site of the explosion in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Russia's emergency officials say the country sent five planeloads of aid to Beirut after an explosion in the Lebanese capital's port killed at least 100 people and injured thousands on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ministry of Emergency Situations press service via AP)

Rescue teams are searching the rubble of Beirut’s port for bodies nearly three days after a massive explosion sent a wave of destruction through Lebanon’s capital, killing nearly 150 people and wounding thousands

Trump issues executive orders against Chinese firms, citing national security concerns

The orders take effect in 45 days and prohibits any U.S. company or person from transacting with ByteDance, TikTok's Chinese parent company or WeChat.

Cancer diagnoses plummet during COVID-19, and experts fear that could mean worse disease later

New findings offer grim evidence of the consequences of delayed care: A rise in undetected cancers that, when eventually diagnosed, may be more advanced and difficult to treat.

New York attorney general seeks to dissolve NRA

National Rifle Association Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre speaks at Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2020, on Feb. 29, 2020, at the National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md. New York’s attorney general is suing the National Rifle Association, seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business over allegations that high-ranking executives diverted millions of dollars for personal benefit. The lawsuit filed Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, by Attorney General Letitia James followed an 18-month investigation into the NRA, which is a nonprofit group originally chartered in New York. (Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo, File)

New York’s attorney general is suing the National Rifle Association, seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business over allegations that high-ranking executives diverted millions of dollars for personal benefit

Districts go round and round on school bus reopening plans

In this Thursday, July 16, 2020, file photo, Superintendent Keith Perrigan shows the new seating configuration on the school buses for the upcoming school year, in Bristol, Va., where a maximum of 22 students can be on the bus, amid the coronavirus pandemic. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP, File)

Reopening schools during the coronavirus pandemic means putting children on school buses, and districts are working on plans to limit the risk

Judge nixes Trump bid to delay suit from woman alleging rape

FILE - In this photo from Wednesday, March 4, 2020, E. Jean Carroll talks to reporters outside a courthouse in New York. A New York judge has knocked down President Donald Trump’s bid to delay a lawsuit from Carroll, who accused him of rape. Manhattan judge Verna Saunders says in a decision released Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 that the presidency doesn’t shield Trump in the case.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

A New York judge has knocked down President Donald Trump’s bid to delay a lawsuit from a woman who accused him of rape

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