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Tuesday July 14th, 2020 3:18AM

AP Top News at 12:02 a.m. EDT

By The Associated Press
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Mail ballots from Tuesday's election push Biden over the top
Joe Biden has won the last few delegates he needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president as states that voted Tuesday continue to tally mail ballots
12:03AM ( 6 minutes ago )
Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination
Joe Biden has formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest
12:02AM ( 7 minutes ago )
Asia Today: Most of 51 new SKorea cases linked to door sales
South Korea has reported 51 new cases of COVID-19, mostly in the densely populated capital region as authorities scramble to stem transmissions among low-income workers who can’t afford to stay home
11:32PM ( 37 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Seattle mayor bans 1 type of tear gas amid protests
The Seattle mayor has banned the police use of one type of tear gas as protests continue in the city and nationally over the killing of George Floyd
10:19PM ( 1 hour ago )
Demonstrators vow to sustain momentum until change happens
Protesters stirred by the death of George Floyd are vowing to turn an extraordinary outpouring of grief into a sustained movement as demonstrations shift to a calmer, but no less determined, focus on addressing racial injustice
10:07PM ( 2 hours ago )
Citing jobs, Trump claims victory over virus, econ collapse
President Donald Trump is effectively claiming victory over the economic crisis and COVID-19 — as well as major progress against racial inequality — heartily embracing a better than expected jobs report
9:47PM ( 2 hours ago )
AP National News
Barr says he didn’t give tactical order to clear protesters
Attorney General William Barr says law enforcement officers were already moving to push back protesters from a park in front of the White House when he arrived there Monday evening, and he says he did not give a command to disperse the crowd
7:43PM ( 4 hours ago )
Minneapolis bans police chokeholds in wake of Floyd death
Minneapolis has agreed to ban chokeholds by police and to require officers to try to stop any other officers they see using improper force
7:28PM ( 4 hours ago )
Trump allows commercial fishing in marine conservation area
President Donald Trump has rolled back protections at a marine conservation area off the New England coast
7:19PM ( 4 hours ago )
Top General short headlines
Mail ballots from Tuesday's election push Biden over the top
Joe Biden has won the last few delegates he needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president as states that voted Tuesday continue to tally mail ballots
12:03AM ( 6 minutes ago )
Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination
Joe Biden has formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest
12:02AM ( 7 minutes ago )
Asia Today: Most of 51 new SKorea cases linked to door sales
South Korea has reported 51 new cases of COVID-19, mostly in the densely populated capital region as authorities scramble to stem transmissions among low-income workers who can’t afford to stay home
11:32PM ( 37 minutes ago )
The Latest: China orders pangolin protection amid pandemic
China is giving its highest level of protection to the armadillo-like pangolin as part of its crackdown on the wildlife trade following the global coronavirus pandemic
11:10PM ( 59 minutes ago )
Elway joins call for change after George Lloyd's killing
Denver Broncos general manager John Elway is adding his voice to calls for change in the aftermath of a black man's killing in Minnesota while in police custody
11:09PM ( 1 hour ago )