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People arriving at the beach walk past a semaphore system that signals how crowded the beach is at any moment, in Oeiras, outside Lisbon, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. The system uses radar to count people entering the gates to the fenced beach to help beachgoers keep social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
July 15, 2020 - 11:55 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal is experiencing a heat wave with hot and dry weather, sweltering nights and a heightened risk for wildfires. Portugal’s weather authority, IPMA, is warning that temperatures could rise by an average of five degrees Celsius (nine degrees Fahrenheit) across the...
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Judge Stephen McIntosh explains updates to courtrooms in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas where plexiglass has been installed to facilitate jury trials after being halted due to coronavirus on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Plexiglass surrounds the witness stand so people testifying can remove their masks, and jurors are divided by plexiglass barriers, said McIntosh. (Barbara J. Perenic/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)
July 15, 2020 - 11:10 am
It was New Mexico's first jury trial since the pandemic crippled the U.S. criminal justice system, and defense attorney Roberta Yurcic was nervous. The court had erected a plexiglass panel on the defense table as a shield against the coronavirus, and Yurcic could communicate with her client by...
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FILE - NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson addresses the 110th NAACP National Convention in Detroit on July 22, 2019. CBS Television and the NAACP have reached an agreement to develop content to further tell stories of the African American experience. The partnership will focus on creating and producing scripted, unscripted and documentary content for the studio’s broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
July 15, 2020 - 10:31 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS Television and the NAACP have reached an agreement to develop content that tells stories of the African American experience. The television studio and civil rights organization announced the multi-year agreement in a joint statement Wednesday. The partnership will focus on...
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FILE - In this Saturday, July 16, 2016 file photo, tanks move into position as Turkish people attempt to stop them, in Ankara, Turkey. Turkey is marking the fourth anniversary of the July 15 failed coup attempt against the government on Wednesday July 15, 2020, with ceremonies and events remembering its victims. (AP Photo/File)
July 15, 2020 - 10:30 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey is marking the fourth anniversary of the July 15 failed coup attempt against the government, with ceremonies and events remembering its victims. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday, accompanied by civilian “veterans” who fought against the coup, laid a wreath at a...
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July 15, 2020 - 10:26 am
BEIJING (AP) — A 15-year-old boy has died in western Mongolia of bubonic plague after eating an infected marmot, the country's health ministry announced. Two other teenagers who also ate the marmot were being treated with antibiotics, ministry spokesperson Narangerel Dorj said. The government...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2020, file photo, Ford Motor Co., line workers put together ventilators that the automaker is assembling at the Ford Rawsonville plant in Ypsilanti Township, Mich. American industry rebounded last month as factories began to reopen for the first time since being shut down by the coronavirus in Aprll. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday, June 16, 2020, that industrial production — including output at factories, mines and utilities — rose 1.4% in May after plummeting a record 12.4% in April and 4.6% in March. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
July 15, 2020 - 10:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Production at America's factories, utilities and mines surged last month, but remained well below pre-pandemic levels. The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that U.S. industrial production rose 5.4% in June, the second straight monthly gain after a 1.4% uptick in May. But it was...
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July 15, 2020 - 9:17 am
The sole miner of rare earths in the U.S. is becoming a public company amid elevated trade tensions with China, the dominant global supplier of the material used in everything from computers to cars. MP Materials, which runs a mine and processing facility in Mountain Pass, Calif., near the border...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 file photo, European Union Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels. A European Union high court on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 ruled in favor of technology giant Apple and Ireland in its dispute with the EU over 13 billion euros, 15 billion US dollars in back taxes. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
July 15, 2020 - 9:11 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Union court on Wednesday delivered a hammer blow to the bloc’s attempts to rein multinationals' ability to strike sweetheart tax deals with individual EU countries when it ruled that Apple does not have to pay 13 billion euros ($15 billion) in back taxes to Ireland. The...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 1993, file photo, Michael Jackson performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. A month-long Michael Jackson channel on SiriusXM satellite radio was announced Wednesday, July 15, 2020, by the singer's estate. The channel will feature music from Jackson's albums and from live performances, including his 1988 concerts at London's Wembley Stadium on his Bad Tour. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File)
July 15, 2020 - 7:32 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The King of Pop is joining The Boss and Old Blue Eyes on SiriusXM satellite radio. The month-long Michael Jackson channel was announced Wednesday by the singer's estate. The channel will feature music from Jackson's albums and from live performances, including his 1988 concerts...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2018 file photo, a person dressed as Mickey Mouse poses in front of the castle of Sleeping Beauty at Disneyland Paris, in Chessy, France, east of Paris. The French tourist industry received a further boost Wednesday, July 15, 2020 with the partial reopening of Disneyland Paris and the opening up of the top floor of the Eiffel Tower. Disneyland Paris, Europe’s most frequented theme park resort, is partially re-opening to the public, four months after it closed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
July 15, 2020 - 6:55 am
PARIS (AP) — The French tourist industry received a further boost Wednesday with the partial reopening of Disneyland Paris and the opening up of the top floor of the Eiffel Tower. Disneyland Paris, Europe’s most frequented theme park resort, is partially re-opening to the public, four months after...
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