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Tuesday August 3rd, 2021 11:51PM

AP Top U.S. News at 2:15 a.m. EST

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Biden faces questions about commitment to minimum wage hike
President Joe Biden campaigned on raising the national minimum wage to $15 per hour and attached a proposal doing just that to the $1.9 trillion coronavirus pandemic relief bill
2:05AM ( 22 minutes ago )
India's dramatic fall in virus cases leaves experts stumped
When the coronavirus pandemic took hold in India, there were fears it would sink the fragile health system of the world’s second-most populous country
1:51AM ( 36 minutes ago )
2 plead guilty as leading Hong Kong activists go on trial
Two Hong Kong democracy activists have pleaded guilty to organizing or participating in an illegal assembly during massive anti-government protests in 2019
1:49AM ( 38 minutes ago )
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Biden faces pressure as US sets new course on immigration
President Joe Biden is facing mounting pressure at the border
9:56PM ( 4 hours ago )
Officials: 2 dead in Texas as subfreezing cold sweeps US
Officials say a frigid blast of winter weather across the U.S. is likely to blame for the deaths of two people in Texas
9:40PM ( 4 hours ago )
WHO authorizes AstraZeneca's COVID vaccine for emergency use
The World Health Organization has granted an emergency authorization to the coronavirus vaccine made by AstraZeneca and Oxford University
8:44PM ( 5 hours ago )
AP National News
'Things will likely get worse': Cold disrupts power in Texas
A frigid blast of winter weather across the U.S. has left more than 2 million people in Texas without power
7:45PM ( 6 hours ago )
Minnesota House pulls $35M security fund for officer trials
A proposal by Gov. Tim Walz to create a $35 million fund to bolster security during the murder trial of a former Minneapolis officer charged with killing George Floyd has stalled out in the Democratic-controlled Minnesota House
6:38PM ( 7 hours ago )
Deaths highlight once-in-a-decade Rockies avalanche danger
The deaths of two Colorado men caught in backcountry avalanches and a third in Montana over the frigid Presidents Day weekend underscore the winter dangers in the Rocky Mountain wilderness
5:27PM ( 9 hours ago )
Top U.S. News short headlines
Biden faces questions about commitment to minimum wage hike
President Joe Biden campaigned on raising the national minimum wage to $15 per hour and attached a proposal doing just that to the $1.9 trillion coronavirus pandemic relief bill
2:05AM ( 22 minutes ago )
India's dramatic fall in virus cases leaves experts stumped
When the coronavirus pandemic took hold in India, there were fears it would sink the fragile health system of the world’s second-most populous country
1:51AM ( 36 minutes ago )
2 plead guilty as leading Hong Kong activists go on trial
Two Hong Kong democracy activists have pleaded guilty to organizing or participating in an illegal assembly during massive anti-government protests in 2019
1:49AM ( 38 minutes ago )
The Latest: Australia approves AstraZeneca vaccine for use
Australia’s regulator has approved the AstraZeneca vaccine as its second for use against COVID-19
1:49AM ( 38 minutes ago )
Tokyo Olympics to pick Mori replacement; is a woman likely?
Yoshiro Mori’s replacement as the president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee is expected to be named very quickly
1:22AM ( 1 hour ago )