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Asia Today: Japan crosses 100,000 cases, 9 months after 1st

Asia Today: Japan crosses 100,000 cases, 9 months after 1st

TOKYO — Japan’s coronavirus cases have topped 100,000, nine months after the first case was found in mid-January, the health ministry said Friday.
Pompeo wraps up anti-China tour of Asia in Vietnam

Pompeo wraps up anti-China tour of Asia in Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam — U.S.
Developer tied to Texas AG says feds tampered with warrants

Developer tied to Texas AG says feds tampered with warrants

DALLAS — On a summer morning last year, FBI agents arrived at the home of a prominent real estate developer in Austin and began scouring the palatial French-style chateau for documents, videos and photographs as part of an investigation that remains

Court: UC can't waffle in phasing out SATs in admissions

SAN FRANCISCO — Student applicants to the University of California can't submit their standardized test scores with their admissions as the system works to phase out the exam requirements, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.
An Election Day role for National Guard? Maybe, but limited

An Election Day role for National Guard? Maybe, but limited

WASHINGTON — Federal laws and long-standing custom generally leave the U.S. military out of the election process.
Malaysian PM's key ally demands early polls in new snag

Malaysian PM's key ally demands early polls in new snag

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The key ally in Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's coalition has called for general elections to be held to establish a stable government once the coronavirus pandemic subsides, in a new snag to his fragile hold on p
On virus, Trump and health advisers go their separate ways

On virus, Trump and health advisers go their separate ways

WASHINGTON — A multi-state coronavirus surge in the countdown to Election Day has exposed a clear split between President Donald Trump’s bullish embrace of a return to normalcy and urgent public warnings from the government’s top health officials.

Election emerges as referendum on race relations in America

DETROIT — Every day feels like a raw wound for Omari Barksdale. His sister, Laneeka Barksdale, died of COVID-19 in late March in Detroit — and since then, so have more than 226,000 Americans.
'Our heart breaks': South digs out from Zeta's wrath

'Our heart breaks': South digs out from Zeta's wrath

NEW ORLEANS — Trees on top of buses and cars. Roofs ripped off homes. Boats pushed onto the highway by surging seawater. Hundreds of thousands of people left in the dark.

Australia wildfires probe recommends climate risk forecasts

CANBERRA, Australia — An investigation into Australia’s catastrophic wildfire season on Friday recommended greater efforts to forecast the impacts of climate change on specific parts of the country, warning fire behaviour was becoming more extreme.