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Tuesday June 15th, 2021 9:45AM

AP Top U.S. News at 8:09 a.m. EDT

By The Associated Press
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Few parents, coaches still fighting charges in college scam
After a slew of guilty pleas, just 15 of the nearly 60 charged in the college admissions admissions bribery scheme that rocked the U.S. educational system are still fighting the charges
8:09AM ( 6 minutes ago )
Top Belarus activist says authorities threatened to kill her
A prominent opposition activist who resisted her forcible expulsion from Belarus by ripping up her passport has accused Belarusian authorities of threatening to kill her
7:55AM ( 20 minutes ago )
Global markets turn lower with focus on tech stocks
Global stocks have turned lower as investors focus on volatility in tech stocks
7:44AM ( 31 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Chiefs nix headdresses, face paint to start NFL season
Kansas City Chiefs fans who file into Arrowhead Stadium for a masked and socially distanced start to the NFL season won’t be wearing headdresses or face paint amid a nationwide push for racial justice following the police-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis
6:43AM ( 1 hour ago )
Asia Today: India has record spike of 95K new virus cases
India reported another record spike of 95,735 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours as the virus spreads beyond its major cities
6:13AM ( 2 hours ago )
'Deadly stuff': Trump's own words bring focus back to virus
President Donald Trump is acknowledging he played down the projected impact of the deadly coronavrius early this year and says he meant to avoid creating a panic
6:08AM ( 2 hours ago )
AP National News
High alert: Deadly Northwest fires burn hundreds of homes
Deadly windblown wildfires raging across the Pacific Northwest destroyed hundreds of homes in Oregon, prompting the governor to say it could be the greatest loss of life and property from wildfire in state history
12:57AM ( 7 hours ago )
California wildfires growing bigger, moving faster than ever
Fire experts say California is seeing more extreme fire behavior driven by drought and warming temperatures that can spread flames far more rapidly, leaving less time for warnings or evacuations
12:50AM ( 7 hours ago )
3 dead as wildfire explodes in Northern California
Three people died in a wind-whipped Northern California wildfire that has forced thousands of people from their homes while carving a 25-mile path of destruction through mountainous terrain and parched foothills
12:04AM ( 8 hours ago )
Top U.S. News short headlines
Few parents, coaches still fighting charges in college scam
After a slew of guilty pleas, just 15 of the nearly 60 charged in the college admissions admissions bribery scheme that rocked the U.S. educational system are still fighting the charges
8:09AM ( 6 minutes ago )
Top Belarus activist says authorities threatened to kill her
A prominent opposition activist who resisted her forcible expulsion from Belarus by ripping up her passport has accused Belarusian authorities of threatening to kill her
7:55AM ( 20 minutes ago )
Global markets turn lower with focus on tech stocks
Global stocks have turned lower as investors focus on volatility in tech stocks
7:44AM ( 31 minutes ago )
China says ambassador hacked in 'like' of pornographic tweet
China's embassy in Britain is demanding that Twitter investigate after its ambassador's official account liked a pornographic tweet
7:39AM ( 37 minutes ago )
Huge fire breaks out at Beirut port a month after explosion
A huge fire has broken out at the Port of Beirut, triggering panic among residents a month after the massive blast
7:33AM ( 42 minutes ago )