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Saturday August 15th, 2020 4:45PM

AP Top U.S. News at 1:44 a.m. EDT

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Florida teen arrested as mastermind of Twitter hack
A Florida teen arrested Friday was named by authorities as the mastermind of the takeover earlier this month of Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls that scammed people around globe out of more than $100,000 in Bitcoin
12:17AM ( 1 hour ago )
Marine vehicle deep under sea, complicating rescue search
Officials say a military seafaring assault vehicle that sank off the coast of Southern California is under hundreds of feet of water, complicating efforts to reach the landing craft as crews search for eight missing troops
9:54PM ( 4 hours ago )
Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence
A federal appeals court has overturned the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, saying the judge who oversaw the case didn't adequately screen jurors for potential biases
9:11PM ( 4 hours ago )
U.S. News
Joe Biden nears final decision on running mate
Joe Biden is nearing a final decision on his running mate and is expected to announce his pick the week of Aug. 10
1:40AM ( 30 minutes ago )
Foreign threats loom ahead of US presidential election
As the Nov. 3 presidential vote nears, there are fresh signs that the United States' electoral system is again under attack from foreign adversaries
1:25AM ( 44 minutes ago )
Asia Today: SKorea arrests leader of church with big cluster
South Korean prosecutors have arrested the elderly leader of a secretive religious sect as part of an investigation into allegations that the church hampered anti-virus measures after thousands of worshippers were infected in February and March
1:23AM ( 47 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Trump says he'll act to ban TikTok in US as soon as Saturday
President Donald Trump says 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
12:26AM ( 1 hour ago )
Hurricane Isaias lashes Bahamas while Florida battens down
Hurricane Isaias is ripping shingles off roofs and blowing over trees as it carves its way through the Bahamas and heads toward the Florida coast, where officials in Miami are closing beaches, marinas and parks
12:04AM ( 2 hours ago )
Joe Biden's search for a running mate enters final stretch
Joe Biden is nearing a final decision on his running mate and is expected to announce his pick the week of Aug. 10
10:55PM ( 3 hours ago )
AP National News
Students return to campus amid virus growth in some states
The first wave of college students returning to their dorms aren’t finding the typical mobs of students and parents
7:25PM ( 6 hours ago )
3 charged in massive Twitter hack, Bitcoin scam
A British man, a Florida man and a Florida teen have been identified by authorities as the hackers who earlier this month took over Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls to scam people around globe out of more than $100,000 in Bitcoin
7:13PM ( 6 hours ago )
US officials seek limits on "habitat" for imperiled species
The Trump administration is proposing to restrict what land and water can be declared as “habitat” for imperiled plants and animals
7:12PM ( 6 hours ago )
Top U.S. News short headlines
Florida teen arrested as mastermind of Twitter hack
A Florida teen arrested Friday was named by authorities as the mastermind of the takeover earlier this month of Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls that scammed people around globe out of more than $100,000 in Bitcoin
12:17AM ( 1 hour ago )
Marine vehicle deep under sea, complicating rescue search
Officials say a military seafaring assault vehicle that sank off the coast of Southern California is under hundreds of feet of water, complicating efforts to reach the landing craft as crews search for eight missing troops
9:54PM ( 4 hours ago )
Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence
A federal appeals court has overturned the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, saying the judge who oversaw the case didn't adequately screen jurors for potential biases
9:11PM ( 4 hours ago )
Midair collision kills state legislator, 6 others in Alaska
Seven people, including an Alaska state lawmaker, died Friday when two small airplanes collided in midair near the airport in Soldotna, on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula
9:08PM ( 5 hours ago )
Change laws that shield police, Missouri prosecutor says
After a third review has failed to uncover enough evidence to charge the Missouri police officer who fatally shot Black 18-year-old Michael Brown, some prosecutors and civil rights leaders agree it’s time to focus on changing the laws that shield police
7:53PM ( 6 hours ago )