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Tuesday August 4th, 2020 9:37AM

AP Top U.S. News at 9:04 a.m. EDT

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States eager to expand broadband, wary of CARES Act deadline
Officials from states across the country who are hoping to expand broadband internet to underserved areas with federal money appropriated to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic are scrambling to finish the projects by the end of the year
10:01AM ( 37 minutes ago )
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 ( 9 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 ( 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
10:25AM ( 12 minutes ago )
Thousands in Russia's Far East protest governor's arrest
Thousands of demonstrators rallied Saturday in the Russian Far East city of Khabarovsk to protest the arrest of the regional governor
10:18AM ( 19 minutes ago )
Trump, GOP soften on opposition to $600 jobless benefit
Washington talks on a huge COVID relief bill have resumed, focused on restoring a newly-expired $600-per-week supplemental unemployment benefit, a fresh $1,200 direct payment to most Americans, and hundreds of billions of dollars in other aid to states, businesses, and the poor
9:59AM ( 39 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
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
8:05AM ( 2 hours ago )
The Latest: Berlin protesters rally vs virus restrictions
Protesters against coronavirus restrictions have gathered in Berlin for a demonstration titled “The end of the pandemic — freedom day.”
6:11AM ( 4 hours ago )
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 ( 4 hours ago )
AP National News
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 ( 13 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 ( 13 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 ( 14 hours ago )
Top U.S. News short headlines
States eager to expand broadband, wary of CARES Act deadline
Officials from states across the country who are hoping to expand broadband internet to underserved areas with federal money appropriated to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic are scrambling to finish the projects by the end of the year
10:01AM ( 37 minutes ago )
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 ( 9 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 ( 12 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 ( 13 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 ( 13 hours ago )