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Big Nevada gold mine expansion on hold in face of opposition

Facing fierce opposition from conservationists and tribal leaders on multiple fronts, Nevada’s largest mining company has suspended its proposed expansion of what would become one of the biggest gold mines in the world

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Virus spread forces lockdown on another tribal reservation

The Crow Tribe in Montana ordered its members to lock down for two weeks as tribal leaders moved to slow a sharp spike in coronavirus cases

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

4 US deaths tied to methanol-based hand sanitizers

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can help stop the coronavirus from spreading, but drinking the products turned out to be deadly for four people in two states

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Liberty University's Falwell taking leave of absence

Jerry Falwell Jr. has agreed to take an indefinite leave of absence from his role as president and chancellor of Liberty University

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Endangered Brazilian monkeys get a bridge to themselves

An overpass that juts from a forest over a four-lane highway in a rural area outside Rio de Janeiro is meant for a very special sort of pedestrian: golden lion tamarins, small orange primates that for decades have been at risk of extinction

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

DA investigates after girls handcuffed in stolen car mix-up

A prosecutor said Friday that an investigation will determine if police officers in suburban Denver will face charges after they placed a group of crying Black girls on the ground during a stop in which they were erroneously suspected of traveling in a stolen vehicle

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Harleys everywhere, masks nowhere: Sturgis draws thousands

Thousands of bikers are pouring into the small South Dakota city of Sturgis as the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally rumbles to life despite fears it could lead to a massive coronavirus outbreak

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Pro-Russia vaccine misinfo finds home in US Facebook groups

A false report claiming five Ukrainians had died after taking an American-made vaccine spread in just a matter of days from a small Kremlin-friendly Ukrainian website to an audience of thousands in U.S.-based Facebook groups

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Lightning-Flyers, Avalanche-Golden Knights are for top seeds

Neither team vying for the top playoff seed in the Eastern Conference will be at full-strength when they face off Saturday

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Colorado prison escapee caught after nearly 50 years on run

A man who escaped from a Colorado prison more than 40 years ago has been found living under an alias in a small town in northern New Mexico

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

North Carolina to relax 10-person limit for GOP convention

North Carolina public health officials told the Republican National Committee that the party can have more than 10 people in a room to conduct official convention business while in Charlotte

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

More charges for man accused of preying on homeless women

Phoenix police have identified more victims of a man accused of luring homeless women with the promise of food and shelter only to sexually assault them

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

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