☀ August 9: Olympics end with low COVID numbers, up your grill game for late summer

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Fireworks soar over the National Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The Yoyogi National Stadium was the architectural jewel of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. It’s being used again for the current Tokyo Olympics and remains one of the most important buildings of the 20th century. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)

Good morning! It’s Aug. 9, 2021. Here’s a look at your news across the nation:

1️. Here’s how many people tested positive for COVID at the Olympics

Fireworks soar over the National Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The Yoyogi National Stadium was the architectural jewel of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. It’s being used again for the current Tokyo Olympics and remains one of the most important buildings of the 20th century. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)

2. New York Governor Cuomo’s top aide resigns amid sexual harassment scandal

FILE — In this Sept. 14, 2018 file photo, Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa, is joined by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as she speaks to reporters during a news conference, in New York. Top aides to Cuomo altered a state Health Department report to obscure the true number of people killed by COVID-19 in the state’s nursing homes, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times reported late Thursday, March 4, 2021. The aides, including DeRosa, pushed state health officials to edit the July report so only residents who died inside long-term care facilities, and not those who became ill there and later died at a hospital, were counted, the newspapers reported.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

3. Minor League Baseball testing pitcher-catcher transmitters to combat cheating

Truist Park
The Chicago Cubs play the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park in a baseball game Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Atlanta. The Braves announced they plan to expand attendance limits to full capacity beginning May 7. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

4. Police release video of Black real-estate agent, clients being handcuffed after neighbor reports break-in

FILE This April 16, 2020 photo shows a real estate company sign marking a home for sale in Harmony, Pa. U.S. homeowners are seizing on historically low mortgage rates to refinance their mortgages. Refinancing is outpacing home purchase loans as job losses and economic uncertainty put off would-be buyers. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

📱 [Trending] this morning

Grilling expert says ‘you’re missing out’ if you’ve never cooked this surprising food

It’s mid-August, and your grill game might be getting a little stale. Here’s something new to slap over the coals that will bring great taste to the end of your night!

‘You’re really missing out’ if you’re not grilling this fruit for dessert, according to Elizabeth Karmel. (Getty Images)

📅 What we’re watching

🔴 Senate resumes debate on bipartisan infrastructure bill.

🔴 Jury trial of R. Kelly on racketeering charges begins.

🔴 World premiere of documentary ‘The Show Must Go On’ about the live theater industry amid COVID-19 happens.

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