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Philippines losing virus war, doctors warn Rodrigo Duterte

Asia Pacific Aug 1, 2020

Philippines losing virus war, doctors warn Rodrigo Duterte

Dozens of doctors' groups on Saturday warned that the Philippines was losing the coronavirus fight, urging President Rodrigo Duterte to tighten a recently eased lockdown as cases surged and hospitals turned away patients. Eighty medical associations representing tens of thousands of doctors signed the open ...

Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence

World / Crime & Legal Aug 1, 2020

Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence

A federal appeals court Friday threw out Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, saying the judge who oversaw the case did not adequately screen jurors for potential biases. A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a ...

Trump says he'll act to ban TikTok in U.S. as soon as Saturday

Business / Tech Aug 1, 2020

Trump says he'll act to ban TikTok in U.S. as soon as Saturday

U.S. President Donald Trump said he will take action as soon as Saturday to ban TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns. Trump's comments came after published reports that the administration is planning to order ...

World will be feeling the effects of the virus for decades, WHO says

World Aug 1, 2020

World will be feeling the effects of the virus for decades, WHO says

The WHO said Friday that effects of the coronavirus pandemic would be felt for decades as its emergency committee assessed the situation six months after sounding its top alarm over the outbreak. The novel coronavirus has killed nearly 675,000 people and infected at least 17.3 ...

Why Trump's tweet about a U.S. election delay matters

World / Politics | ANALYSIS Aug 1, 2020

Why Trump's tweet about a U.S. election delay matters

U.S. President Donald Trump’s pattern is now familiar: He makes a stunning assertion, on Twitter or impromptu. The head scratching begins. Was he serious? Was he trying to distract from other negative news? Allies are left to shrug their shoulders and brush off his remarks. Some ...

Urawa, Shimizu battle to draw

J. League Aug 1, 2020

Urawa, Shimizu battle to draw

by Dan Orlowitz

Urawa Reds and Shimizu S-Pulse fought to a 1-1 draw on Saturday night, with defensive miscues leading to both second-half goals in the J. League first-division encounter. The showdown between two of the league’s Original 10 clubs was testy from the outset, with three players ...

Yu Darvish shines in Cubs' victory over Pirates

Baseball / MLB Aug 1, 2020

Yu Darvish shines in Cubs' victory over Pirates

Yu Darvish and Craig Kimbrel looked like they did at the end of last year Talk about a mixed bag for the Chicago Cubs. Darvish pitched six shutout innings, Jason Heyward hit a key two-run single and the Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 on Friday ...

Paris Saint-Germain wins League Cup final to complete treble

Soccer Aug 1, 2020

Paris Saint-Germain wins League Cup final to complete treble

French champion Paris Saint-Germain edged Lyon on penalty kicks to win the tightly contested final of the League Cup on Friday and complete a domestic treble, denying Lyon its first trophy since the French Cup in 2012. The match finished 0-0 and Lyon held a ...

USTA moving ahead with plans to stage U.S. Open in September

Tennis Aug 1, 2020

USTA moving ahead with plans to stage U.S. Open in September

As coronavirus cases spike in other parts of the country a month before the U.S. Open is supposed to start in New York, the U.S. Tennis Association said Friday it "continues its plans” to hold its marquee event and another tournament beforehand. The U.S. Open ...