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Tuesday August 4th, 2020 9:53AM

AP Top U.S. News at 8:42 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
1:14AM ( 8 hours 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 ( 11 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 ( 12 hours ago )
U.S. News
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
9:15AM ( 17 minutes 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
9:04AM ( 28 minutes ago )
Airlines, unions pin hopes for more payroll cash on politics
Unions are gaining support in Congress for another $32 billion in federal aid to protect airline workers from layoffs for another six months
8:47AM ( 45 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
The Latest: Tokyo reports 3rd day of record numbers with 472
 Japan’s capital has recorded 472 new coronavirus cases, the third straight day of record numbers
3:19AM ( 6 hours ago )
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 ( 7 hours ago )
The Latest: India records highest daily jump of 57,000 cases
India has recorded the steepest spike of 57,118 new cases in the past 24 hours, taking its coronavirus caseload close to 1.7 million, with July alone accounting for nearly 1.1 million infections
1:17AM ( 8 hours ago )
AP National News
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 ( 12 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 ( 13 hours ago )
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 ( 14 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
1:14AM ( 8 hours 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 ( 11 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 ( 12 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 ( 12 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 ( 13 hours ago )