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Iran blames bad communication, alignment for jet shootdown

Iran blames bad communication, alignment for jet shootdown

TEHRAN, Iran — A misaligned missile battery, miscommunication between troops and their commanders and a decision to fire without authorization all led to Iran's Revolutionary Guard shooting down a Ukrainian jetliner in January, killing all 176 people
Asia Today: No masks on red carpet as Taiwan logs few cases

Asia Today: No masks on red carpet as Taiwan logs few cases

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan wrapped up an annual film festival with an awards ceremony Saturday night as it holds more public events after keeping its coronavirus outbreak to a few hundred cases.
2 officers, suspect killed in Texas border town shooting

2 officers, suspect killed in Texas border town shooting

MCALLEN, Texas — Two police officers were shot and killed Saturday by a suspect who later fatally shot himself in a South Texas border town after responding to a domestic disturbance call, authorities said.
2 officers, suspect killed in Texas border town shooting

2 officers, suspect killed in Texas border town shooting

MCALLEN, Texas — Two police officers were shot and killed Saturday by a suspect who later fatally shot himself in a South Texas border town after responding to a domestic disturbance call, authorities said.
Trump wears mask in public for first time during pandemic

Trump wears mask in public for first time during pandemic

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday, the first time the president has been seen in public with the type of facial covering recommended by health officials as a precaution against spreading
US appeals to proceed with 1st federal execution in 17 years

US appeals to proceed with 1st federal execution in 17 years

WASHINGTON — Determined to proceed with the first federal execution in nearly two decades, the Justice Department plans to appeal a judge’s ruling that would halt authorities from carrying it out on Monday.

Deceased cat gets voter registration application in mail

ATLANTA — In a presidential election year, there's always a push to get people registered to vote. For one Atlanta family, that push got a little interesting.

Pandemic leads 7-Eleven to forgo free Slurpees on 7-11

DALLAS — The coronavirus pandemic has taken away another summertime tradition in the U.S.: There will be no free Slurpees at 7-Elevens on Saturday — July 11 — to hail a date that doubles as an abbreviation of the convenience store chain's name.
Singapore's ruling party holds on to power but faces setback

Singapore's ruling party holds on to power but faces setback

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's long-governing party comfortably won Friday's general elections as expected amid the coronavirus pandemic, but faced a setback as the opposition made minor gains.
Trump commutes longtime friend Roger Stone's prison sentence

Trump commutes longtime friend Roger Stone's prison sentence

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday commuted the sentence of his longtime political confidant Roger Stone, intervening in extraordinary fashion in a criminal case that was central to the Russia investigation and that concerned the president