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Doctor critical of lax COVID rules wins Tenn. Dem gov race

Doctor critical of lax COVID rules wins Tenn. Dem gov race

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jason Martin, a Nashville doctor critical of Republican Gov. Bill Lee’s hands-off approach to the COVID-19 pandemic, won the Democratic nomination for governor Friday and will face Lee in November.

Brazilian humorist, talk show host Jô Soares dies at 84

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Jô Soares, one of Brazil’s most notable humorists and television stars, died early Friday morning in Sao Paulo. He was 84.

SUV drives into Native American parade, causing injuries

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Police arrested several people who were in a large SUV that drove through a Native American celebration in New Mexico, causing multiple injuries along a parade route crowded with families.
China halts climate, military ties over Pelosi Taiwan visit

China halts climate, military ties over Pelosi Taiwan visit

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday said it is canceling or suspending dialogue with the United States on a range of issues from climate change to military relations and anti-drug efforts in retaliation for a visit this week to Taiwan by U.S.
3 more ships with grain depart Ukraine ports under UN deal

3 more ships with grain depart Ukraine ports under UN deal

ISTANBUL (AP) — Three more ships with grain have left Ukrainian ports and are headed to Turkey for inspection, Turkey's defense ministry said Friday, evidence that a U.N.
Blinken: China military drills are 'significant escalation'

Blinken: China military drills are 'significant escalation'

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — U.S.
Fire at music pub in eastern Thailand kills at least 13

Fire at music pub in eastern Thailand kills at least 13

BANGKOK (AP) — At least 13 people were killed and dozens injured when a fire broke out early Friday morning at a crowded music pub in eastern Thailand, police and rescue workers said.
Ogles wins House race; Tennessee Dem gov bid still too early

Ogles wins House race; Tennessee Dem gov bid still too early

NASHVILLE, Tenn.
Patrol: 4 found dead in 2 burning homes in Nebraska city

Patrol: 4 found dead in 2 burning homes in Nebraska city

LAUREL, Neb. — Four people were found dead Thursday in two burning homes in a small community in northeastern Nebraska, authorities said. Nebraska State Patrol Col.
Pelosi: China cannot stop US officials from visiting Taiwan

Pelosi: China cannot stop US officials from visiting Taiwan

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that China will not isolate Taiwan by preventing U.S. officials from traveling there.