Here's the latest for Wednesday July 29th: US to withdraw nearly 12,000 troops from Germany; Trump defends doctor who touts coronavirus cure; Rep. Gohmert tests positive for virus, cancels Trump trip; Couples held up by COVID-19 turn to micro weddings
JULIAN STYLES: This is "AP News Minute." Defense officials say the US will pull 12,000 troops from Germany, bringing 6,400 home and shifting 5,600 to other countries in Europe, including Italy and Belgium. The plan will cost billions of dollars and take years to complete. It's been spurred on by President Donald Trump's demand to withdraw troops from Germany. President Donald Trump defended his decision to promote Dr. Stella Immanuel, who pushed hydroxychloroquine as a cure for the coronavirus.
Trump says Wednesday before leaving the White House for Texas that he was very impressed with her and other doctors that stood with her. A House Republican aide says Congressman Louie Gohmert has tested positive for coronavirus. The 66-year-old Texas Republican was screened for the virus at the White House on Wednesday morning. Gohmert had gone there because he was planning to fly to Texas with President Donald Trump aboard Air Force One.
Couples whose nuptials were put on hold by COVID-19 are turning to a fresh trend in the bridal industry-- micro weddings. Rather than wait, they're getting hitched at very small venues with just a handful of guests. Julian Styles, Associated Press, with "AP News Minute."