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A protester, center, is arrested by police at a demonstration at Sydney Town Hall during a 'World Wide Rally For Freedom' anti-lockdown rally in Sydney, Saturday, July 24, 2021.

Thousands protest lockdown in Australia; several arrested

A protester, center, is arrested by police at a demonstration at Sydney Town Hall during a 'World Wide Rally For Freedom' anti-lockdown rally in Sydney, Saturday, July 24, 2021.

July 24, 2021, 3:41pm Nation & World

Thousands of people took to the streets of Sydney and other Australian cities on Saturday to protest lockdown restrictions amid another surge in cases, and police made several arrests after crowds broke through barriers and threw plastic bottles and plants. Read story

FILE  - In this Wednesday, July 22, 2020 file photo, passengers walk into the Departures entrance at the North Terminal of Gatwick Airport near Crawley, just south of London. With all British schools now closed for the summer, airports and airlines are looking a tad more normal this Saturday, July 24, 2021 though the number of families heading off for warmer climes remains way down on the levels seen before the coronavirus pandemic struck.

U.K.’s summer getaway takes off, but nothing like pre-COVID

FILE  - In this Wednesday, July 22, 2020 file photo, passengers walk into the Departures entrance at the North Terminal of Gatwick Airport near Crawley, just south of London. With all British schools now closed for the summer, airports and airlines are looking a tad more normal this Saturday, July 24, 2021 though the number of families heading off for warmer climes remains way down on the levels seen before the coronavirus pandemic struck.

July 24, 2021, 3:34pm Nation & World

With all British schools now closed for the summer, airports and airlines were looking a tad more normal on Saturday, although the number of families heading off for warmer climes remains way down from before the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Workers use heavy machines to tear down a damaged bridge in the flood-hit town of Ahrweiler, Germany, on Friday, July 23, 2021. With the death toll and economic damage from last week's floods in Germany continuing to rise, questions have been raised about why systems designed to warn people of the impending disaster didn't work.

Residents say flood-hit German towns got little warning

Workers use heavy machines to tear down a damaged bridge in the flood-hit town of Ahrweiler, Germany, on Friday, July 23, 2021. With the death toll and economic damage from last week's floods in Germany continuing to rise, questions have been raised about why systems designed to warn people of the impending disaster didn't work.

July 24, 2021, 3:28pm Nation & World

With the confirmed death toll from last week's floods in Germany and neighboring countries passing 210, almost 150 people still missing and the economic cost expected to run into the billions, many have asked why the emergency systems designed to warn people of impending disaster didn't work. Read story

In this undated photo made available by NASA on Thursday,  July 22, 2021, clouds drift over the dome-covered SEIS seismometer of the InSight lander on the surface of Mars. The quake-measuring device is providing the first detailed look at the red planet's interior, revealing a surprisingly thin crust and a molten core. In a series of articles published in July 2021, scientists reported that the Martian crust is within the thickness range of Earth's. Mars' mantle, meanwhile, is roughly half that of our own much bigger planet, while the core -- measured from the dusty surface to dead center -- is more than 1,000 miles smaller.

Marsquakes offer detailed look at red planet’s interior

In this undated photo made available by NASA on Thursday,  July 22, 2021, clouds drift over the dome-covered SEIS seismometer of the InSight lander on the surface of Mars. The quake-measuring device is providing the first detailed look at the red planet's interior, revealing a surprisingly thin crust and a molten core. In a series of articles published in July 2021, scientists reported that the Martian crust is within the thickness range of Earth's. Mars' mantle, meanwhile, is roughly half that of our own much bigger planet, while the core -- measured from the dusty surface to dead center -- is more than 1,000 miles smaller.

July 24, 2021, 3:22pm Nation & World

A quake-measuring device on Mars is providing the first detailed look at the red planet's interior, revealing a surprisingly thin crust and a hot molten core beneath the frigid surface. Read story

FILE - In this July 6, 2005 file photo, James Brown performs on stage during the Live 8 concert at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland. The family of entertainer James Brown has reached a settlement ending a 15-year battle over late singer's estate. David Black, an attorney representing Brown's estate, confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday, July 23, 2021 that the agreement was reached July 9.

Family of James Brown settles 15-year battle over singer’s estate

FILE - In this July 6, 2005 file photo, James Brown performs on stage during the Live 8 concert at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland. The family of entertainer James Brown has reached a settlement ending a 15-year battle over late singer's estate. David Black, an attorney representing Brown's estate, confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday, July 23, 2021 that the agreement was reached July 9.

July 24, 2021, 2:52pm Nation & World

The family of entertainer James Brown has reached a settlement ending a 15-year battle over the late singer’s estate, an attorney involved in the mediation said Friday. Read story

Maria Elena Estamilla, 62, left, and her daughter, Esmeralda Triquiz, pose for a photo last month in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. Estamilla's last full medical exam was in 2015; she sees no options for care as an immigrant without legal permission to live in the U.S.

Health care for older immigrants gaining momentum

Maria Elena Estamilla, 62, left, and her daughter, Esmeralda Triquiz, pose for a photo last month in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. Estamilla's last full medical exam was in 2015; she sees no options for care as an immigrant without legal permission to live in the U.S.

July 24, 2021, 2:45pm Health

Illinois is among a handful of Democratic-run states extending health insurance coverage to adult immigrants in the country illegally, including seniors. Read story

Imprisoned ‘Dating Game Killer’ Alcala dies in California

July 24, 2021, 2:38pm Nation & World

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A prolific serial torture-slayer dubbed “The Dating Game Killer” died Saturday while awaiting execution in California, authorities said. Rodney James Alcala was 77. Read story

Jonte "Jonoel" Lancaster plays trombone during a celebration for the refurbished George Floyd statue, after it was vandalized following its Juneteenth installation, Thursday, July 22, 2021 in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn borough of New York. Councilwoman Farah Louis said "this culminating ceremony thank the Flatbush community for having the statue here to educate people on systemic racism" and for coming to together to restore it.

After vandalism, NYC George Floyd statue cleaned, will move

Jonte "Jonoel" Lancaster plays trombone during a celebration for the refurbished George Floyd statue, after it was vandalized following its Juneteenth installation, Thursday, July 22, 2021 in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn borough of New York. Councilwoman Farah Louis said "this culminating ceremony thank the Flatbush community for having the statue here to educate people on systemic racism" and for coming to together to restore it.

July 24, 2021, 2:33pm Nation & World

NEW YORK — A statue of George Floyd that was defaced in Brooklyn has been cleaned and is headed for Manhattan's Union Square. Read story

French protesters reject virus passes, vaccine mandate

July 24, 2021, 2:32pm Nation & World

PARIS — Some 160,000 people, including far-right activists and members of France's yellow vest movement, protested Saturday across the country against a bill requiring everyone to have a special virus pass to enter restaurants and mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for all health care workers. Read story

FILE - In this April 2, 2012 file photo, a 4-year-old Atlantic salmon is held at the National Fish Hatchery in Nashua, N.H. Maine is home to the last wild Atlantic salmon populations in the U.S., but a new push to protect the fish is unlikely to land them on the state's endangered list.

Groups urge Maine to protect U.S.’s last wild Atlantic salmon

FILE - In this April 2, 2012 file photo, a 4-year-old Atlantic salmon is held at the National Fish Hatchery in Nashua, N.H. Maine is home to the last wild Atlantic salmon populations in the U.S., but a new push to protect the fish is unlikely to land them on the state's endangered list.

July 24, 2021, 2:07pm Nation & World

Maine is home to the last wild Atlantic salmon populations in the U.S., but a new push to protect the fish at the state level is unlikely to land them on the endangered list. Read story