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Kayaker reunites author with message in a bottle from 1985

A kayaker who discovered a message in a bottle floating in a Delaware river was able to reunite the letter with the woman who wrote it 35 years ago

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Father says Black Wisconsin man shot by police is paralyzed

The father of a Black man who was shot, apparently in the back, by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, says his son was left paralyzed from the waist down

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Rule Britannia! BBC to play song without lyrics at concert

The BBC has ditched the lyrics of “Rule Britannia!”

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Kashmir group calls India’s internet ban 'digital apartheid'

A rights group in Indian-administered Kashmir says a communications blackout imposed by India following its scrapping of the disputed region’s semi-autonomy last year is a collective punishment and “digital apartheid.”

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Belarusian authorities crank up pressure on opposition

Authorities in Belarus are steadily cranking up the pressure on protesters who are pushing for the resignation of the country’s authoritarian leader

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Gaza lockdown takes hold amid 1st virus cases in community

A 48-hour curfew has taken hold in the Gaza Strip for the first time since the start of the global pandemic, a day after the first cases of community transmission of the coronavirus were detected

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Burger King operator in China fined over expired ingredients

The operator of six Burger King outlets in southern China has been required to pay more than $400,000 in fines and other penalties for using expired food in an incident publicized by state TV

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Fierce storm surge feared as Laura bears down on Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Laura has entered the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, gathering strength on a path to hit the U.S. coastline early Thursday as a major hurricane, capable of “devastating” damage

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Facebook blocks group that discusses Thai monarchy

Facebook has blocked in Thailand a group with more than a million members that engages in open discussion about the Thai monarchy, an institution that is staunchly protected from criticism by strict laws

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Kremlin: Navalny poisoning accusations 'empty noise'

The Kremlin has rejected accusations of involvement in an alleged attack on Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny who is in a coma in a German hospital

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Millennial Money: 6 Great Recession lessons that still apply

The Great Recession inspired many money lessons that are relevant for the current coronavirus-related economic downturn

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

5 Things to Know for Today

Here are a few things to know about the day’s news from The Associated Press

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

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