Groups condemn detainment of journalists in Atlanta protests

Several journalism organizations are condemning authorities’ detainment of two journalists who were covering protests in Atlanta By The Associated Press June 2, 2020, 8:09 PM 4 min read 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ATLANTA — Journalism organizations are condemning authorities’ detainment of two journalists who were covering protests in Atlanta. […]

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Target temporarily closing stores due to protest dangers

Target is temporarily closing 105 stores in 10 states after several were broken into during protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week. The company is closing 46 stores in California and 33 in Minnesota, where the company is based and where the protests over Floyd’s death began. Target is also closing […]

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Texas joins several other states in mobilizing National Guard amid unrest over George Floyd death

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Saturday night joined several other states in mobilizing the National Guard amid protests and riots that have broken out across the country in response to George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody earlier this week. Abbott activated the National Guard Saturday night, saying: “Texans have every right to exercise their first amendment […]

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Protests heat up across US, governors call in National Guard

MINNEAPOLIS — Governors in several states called in National Guard troops as protests over repeated police killings of black men grew Saturday from New York to Tulsa to Los Angeles, where police fired rubber bullets to scatter crowds and at least one police car burned. The protests, which began in Minneapolis following Monday’s death of […]

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Biden’s support among College Democrats slips amid Tara Reade claims

Several chapters of the College Democrats are refusing to support Joe Biden in his bid for the White House following sexual assault allegations brought forth by Tara Reade, who was a young staffer in his office nearly 30 years ago when Biden was a senator. BIDEN SAYS HE HOPES TO ANNOUNCE VP PICK AROUND THIS DATE […]

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Defections in the House: Several Dems to vote ‘no’ on $3T coronavirus bill

Several Democrats are bucking their party and voting against Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill in the House on Friday. Some moderate members in swing districts — including Reps. Abigail Spanberger of Virginia, Joe Cunningham of South Carolina, Kendra Horn of Oklahoma and Cindy Axne of Iowa — ripped the massive measure as a one-sided partisan […]

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‘How To Get Away With Murder’ finale goes out with a bloody bang

“How To Get Away With Murder” went out with several huge bangs Thursday night. The six-season ABC series gave viewers a sense of closure in wrapping up the labyrinthian, twisty —  and often nonsensical — tale of morally ambiguous lawyer Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) and the law-school minions who followed her down a dark, murderous […]

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Virginia gov rejects call to halt parole for violent felons

Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam has rejected a call from several top GOP lawmakers to institute a moratorium on the release of certain inmates by the Virginia Parole Board By SARAH RANKIN Associated Press May 12, 2020, 7:59 PM 4 min read 4 min read RICHMOND, Va. — Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam rejected a call Tuesday […]

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Iran Reports One Dead in Naval Exercise

The Iranian Navy reported one dead and several injured during a naval exercise, according to the Fars news agency. Fars reported that the death happened on the Konarak, a missile ship that Iranian news reports said was commissioned in 2018. Unconfirmed posts on social media said that dozens had been killed when one Iranian ship […]

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Rams to open 2020 NFL season in new home against Cowboys

The Rams missed the playoffs last season, parted ways with several key players and are playing catch-up in the NFC West. But SoFi Stadium gives them a new star attraction. That became evident Thursday when the NFL released its schedule. The COVID-19 pandemic makes everything tentative, but the Rams are scheduled to open the season […]

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Former Cubs executive E.R. ‘Salty’ Saltwell dies at age 96

E.R. “Salty” Saltwell, who served in several roles for the Cubs over a 30-year career, including general manger in 1976, died Sunday at age 96, the team announced. Saltwell began with the club in 1958 and in addition to his year as GM, worked as concession manager, traveling secretary, assistant secretary, assistant treasurer, secretary, vice […]

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Ranking top five landing spots for free agent QB Andy Dalton, including Patriots

Andy Dalton is one of the best NFL quarterbacks on the free agent market, and there are several teams that should strongly consider signing him. The 32-year-old veteran has never been an elite quarterback, but he does have almost a decade of starting experience and helped lead the Cincinnati Bengals to five playoff appearances in nine […]

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‘The Punisher,’ ‘Luke Cage’ art director Matteo De Cosmo dies of coronavirus at 52

Veteran art director Matteo De Cosmo, who worked on several ABC Studios-produced shows including “Emergence,” “The Punisher” and “Luke Cage,” has died of complications from the coronavirus, the studio revealed Friday. De Cosmo, who was based in New York, died April 21. He was 52. Most recently, De Cosmo had worked on ABC Studios-produced ABC […]

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Australian police fatally shoot man after stabbings at mall

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Police shot dead a man who stabbed and slashed several people at an Australian shopping mall on Friday, an official said. Officials have not revealed how many people were injured in the northwest coastal town of South Hedland or detailed their conditions. No motive for the attacks has been revealed. “A […]

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National parks balancing demands for cell service, silence

Musetta Vander has been to several of the most iconic national parks and landscapes in the U.S., capturing herself doing a yoga pose among the Joshua trees, driving on a tree-lined highway framed by Yosemite’s towering rock formations and sitting at the edge of a cliff overlooking a horseshoe-shaped bend in the Colorado River. “Sometimes […]

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Chiefs’ Bashaud Breeland arrested on several charges in South Carolina

YORK, S.C. — Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Bashaud Breeland was arrested on several charges Tuesday in South Carolina, including possessing marijuana or hash, driving with an open container of alcohol and resisting arrest. The 28-year-old Breeland, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was being held at the York County Jail, according to the facility’s online records. Breeland […]

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Wisconsin Braces for Protest at State Capitol

WASHINGTON — A crowd of several hundred gathered at Wisconsin’s State Capitol Friday, the latest demonstration by conservative activists against stay-at-home orders meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The crowd, bearing Trump campaign attire, Tea Party regalia and American flags, condemned Gov. Tony Evers and his extension of “Safer at Home,” a statewide […]

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Fed will provide monthly disclosures on support programs

The Federal Reserve says it will report information on several of its economic support programs on a monthly basis By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer April 24, 2020, 12:54 AM 3 min read 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve said Thursday that it will provide monthly […]

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Stocks rebound after stimulus bill, oil prices crawl out of negative territory

US stocks and oil prices rebounded Wednesday as the US government and several states unleashed fresh initiatives to combat the coronavirus fallout, including nearly $500 billion in federal stimulus. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed as much as 475.73 points, or 2 percent, to 23,494.61 in early trading after shedding more than 1,200 points in […]

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Canadian police arrest suspect in active shooting probe with several victims

Several people were victims of a shooting in Novia Scotia that Canadian police said Sunday was carried out by man possibly disguised as a mountie. Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the shooting was reported Saturday night in the tiny town of Portapique. Police weren’t saying if the victims were injured or dead. They scheduled a news conference […]

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Tribes sue over distribution of coronavirus relief funding

Several Native American tribes sued the federal government Friday, seeking to keep any of the $8 billion in federal coronavirus relief for tribes kept out of the hands of for-profit Alaska Native corporations. The U.S. Treasury Department is tasked with doling out the money by April 26 to help tribes nationwide stay afloat, respond to […]

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Disposable N95 Masks Can Be Decontaminated, Researchers Confirm

Researchers have confirmed that there are several effective methods for decontaminating the N95 masks worn by health professionals so that they can be used more than once, the National Institutes of Health announced Wednesday. A substantial body of research already showed that the masks, designed for one-time use, can be reused in a crisis. And […]

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New Details Hint at Risk of Russian Misinformation in Dossier

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has declassified several footnotes from a report about the F.B.I.’s Trump-Russia investigation, providing details hinting anew at the possibility that Russia may have sown disinformation in a dossier used to investigate a former Trump campaign aide. The newly disclosed information consists of previously blacked-out words in more than three dozen […]

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