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BREAKING: Reigning Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is out of the team finals after apparently suffering an injury during the vault.

"The more contact and close contact you have with people who are unvaccinated, the more likely you are to have a breakthrough infection," said Dr. Emily Landon, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Chicago Medicine.

In his first board meeting, Dr. Demetrus Liggins heard from families he's tasked with serving, and they made clear what his first task should be. "Make it optional, but don't require these kids to wear masks," said one speaker.

The United States women's soccer team officially overcame its tournament-opening stumble to clinch a spot in the knockout rounds with a 0-0 draw on Tuesday.

Recently retired U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming has died. He was 77 years old.

The city's 7-day rolling average is up to 71 cases per day, compared to 7 at the start of the month. Fayette County reported 210 new COVID-19 cases Saturday-Monday.

JUST IN: Texas and Oklahoma have officially submitted a request to join the Southeastern Conference. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey saying the league would consider it in the "near future."

JUST IN: In a reversal, the CDC is expected to recommend that people who are vaccinated against COVID-19 wear masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging.


Yesterday, a re-run of the 1992 Kentucky-Duke Elite 8 matchup aired, meaning it was the first time many kids saw Christian Laettner's shot against Kentucky. Were their reactions the same as yours 28 years ago? (We confirmed the boy thrown in the second video was NOT hurt!)

Video shows many protesters leaving the area near the federal courthouse in Portland as smoke filled the air. The actions came just hours after the head of the Department of Homeland Security called the protesters “violent anarchists.”

Someone discovered a cached web link that we used during June's primary election to post Associated Press election results. The old link was still populating current AP data and showed test results, which is part of the preparation the AP does in advance of elections. (1/2)

BREAKING: Congressman Andy Barr's wife, Carol, passed away unexpectedly at the Barr's family home in Lexington on Tuesday.

The largest of the state's wildfires, the August Complex fire, is now California's largest wildfire on record, burning 471,185 acres since Aug. 17. The blaze began as 37 different fires before each merged into the massive group.

The results shown were not valid. They were simply part of a test. We regret the discovery of the cached web link and have removed the data from that page. We apologize for any confusion. (2/2)

Obama acknowledged that the protests that have popped up across the U.S. represent a genuine and legitimate frustration over the failure to reform police practices and the broader criminal justice system.