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Wednesday August 4th, 2021 3:46PM

AP Top U.S. News at 12:11 a.m. EDT

By The Associated Press
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Western wildfires: California blaze crosses into Nevada
A Northern California wildfire has crossed into Nevada, prompting new evacuation orders, but better weather is helping crews battling the nation’s largest blaze in southern Oregon
12:44AM ( 13 minutes ago )
AP source: Texas, Oklahoma talk to SEC about joining league
Texas and Oklahoma have had discussions with the Southeastern Conference about leaving the Big 12
12:41AM ( 17 minutes ago )
What is a COVID-19 vaccine 'breakthrough' case?
A small number of COVID-19 “breakthrough” cases are expected after vaccination, and health officials say they’re not a cause for alarm
12:04AM ( 54 minutes ago )
U.S. News
China 'shocked' by WHO plan for COVID-19 origins study
A senior Chinese health official says China cannot accept the World Health Organization’s plan for the second phase of a study into the origins of COVID-19
12:33AM ( 24 minutes ago )
Death rates soar in Southeast Asia as virus wave spreads
Images of bodies burning in open-air pyres during the peak of the pandemic in India horrified the world in May, but in the last two weeks three Southeast Asian nations have surpassed India’s peak per capita death rate as a new coronavirus wave tightens its grip on the region
12:33AM ( 24 minutes ago )
The Latest: 2 more Olympic athletes test positive in Tokyo
Four more residents of the Olympic Village, including two athletes, have tested positive for COVID-19
12:18AM ( 39 minutes ago )
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The Latest: US beats Canada 1-0 for 2-0 start in softball
The United States has beat Canada 1-0 for a 2-0 start in Olympic softball
11:40PM ( 1 hour ago )
The Latest: Ceremony director out over Holocaust joke
The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has fired the director of the opening ceremony because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998
11:20PM ( 1 hour ago )
Weinstein pleads not guilty to sexual assaults in California
Harvey Weinstein has pleaded not guilty in a Los Angeles courtroom to four counts of rape and seven other sexual assault counts
11:08PM ( 1 hour ago )
AP National News
PG&E will spend at least $15 billion burying power lines
Pacific Gas & Electric plans to bury 10,000 miles of its power lines in an effort to prevent its fraying grid from sparking wildfires when electrical equipment collides with millions of trees and other vegetation
9:41PM ( 3 hours ago )
PG&E will spend up to $30 billion burying power lines
Pacific Gas & Electric plans to bury 10,000 miles of its power lines in an effort to prevent its fraying grid from sparking wildfires when electrical equipment collides with millions of trees and other vegetation
8:13PM ( 4 hours ago )
Federal judges block transgender restrictions in 2 states
Federal judges have temporarily blocked new laws in Arkansas and West Virginia restricting transgender people's rights
8:07PM ( 4 hours ago )
Top U.S. News short headlines
Western wildfires: California blaze crosses into Nevada
A Northern California wildfire has crossed into Nevada, prompting new evacuation orders, but better weather is helping crews battling the nation’s largest blaze in southern Oregon
12:44AM ( 13 minutes ago )
AP source: Texas, Oklahoma talk to SEC about joining league
Texas and Oklahoma have had discussions with the Southeastern Conference about leaving the Big 12
12:41AM ( 17 minutes ago )
What is a COVID-19 vaccine 'breakthrough' case?
A small number of COVID-19 “breakthrough” cases are expected after vaccination, and health officials say they’re not a cause for alarm
12:04AM ( 54 minutes ago )
Biden admin stepping up community grants from COVID bill
President Joe Biden’s administration says it is making $3 billion in economic development grants available to communities — a tenfold increase in the program paid for by this year’s COVID-19 relief bill
12:03AM ( 55 minutes ago )
EXPLAINER: As wildlife smoke spreads, who's at risk?
Smoke from wildfires in the western U.S. and Canada is blanketing much of the continent and reaching unhealthy levels this week in communities from Washington state to Washington D
12:02AM ( 56 minutes ago )