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Thursday August 6th, 2020 6:08PM

AP Top News at 8:53 a.m. EDT

By The Associated Press
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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
9:39AM ( 4 minutes ago )
Thousands protest in Berlin against coronavirus restrictions
Thousands have converged in Berlin to protest Germany's coronavirus restrictions at a demonstration proclaiming “the end of the pandemic” has arrived
9:34AM ( 10 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 ( 39 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Portland protest strives for peace as U.S. forces drawn down
More than a thousand people showed up to peacefully protest for a second night in downtown Portland, Oregon
6:00AM ( 3 hours ago )
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 ( 8 hours ago )
AP National News
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 ( 10 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 )
Top General short headlines
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
9:39AM ( 4 minutes ago )
Thousands protest in Berlin against coronavirus restrictions
Thousands have converged in Berlin to protest Germany's coronavirus restrictions at a demonstration proclaiming “the end of the pandemic” has arrived
9:34AM ( 10 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 ( 39 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 ( 56 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
8:34AM ( 1 hour ago )