MTV VMAS scraps indoor performances, moves to…

MTV is ditching plans for indoor performances for its upcoming Video Music Awards, opting for outdoor shows spread throughout New York City instead

School Reverses Itself on a COVID Suspension

A Georgia teen will be back in school Monday after her high school reversed itself on her suspension. Hannah Watters, 15, got into trouble with officials at North Paulding High School when she posted a photo and a video earlier this week showing crowded hallways and few students wearing masks....

Downpour turns modest creek into a raging river

A small creek in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, overflowed its banks on Aug. 7, and carried a massive amount of muddy water downhill.

Lorenzo Soria, president of Golden Globes group…

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association says its president, Lorenzo Soria, has died

Cuomo Makes Big Move on Schools

New York state used to be the COVID-19 epicenter of the country. On Friday, its governor made a big announcement that shows how things have changed. "All schools can open," said Andrew Cuomo, per the New York Times . "If anyone can open schools, we can open schools. We have the...

Trump: Virus relief agreement or he'll go it alone

With talks between Democrats and the White House on vital COVID-19 rescue funds collapsing, President Donald Trump signaled Friday evening he would go it alone, despite the considerable limits to that approach. (August 7(

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Utah cop accused of mishandling explicit images…

A police officer accused of showing off explicit images of a University of Utah student while investigating an extortion case she filed before her 2018 death has lost his job

A Grim COVID Prediction, With One Hopeful Piece…

Winter will soon be coming, and with it, some not-great news, according to a prominent model with a new prediction on COVID-19 deaths. While Johns Hopkins documents more than 160,100 deaths so far in the US from the coronavirus, the "forecast totals 295,011 deaths by December," reads a...

Reducing fire risks before and after a hurricane

Experts are issuing safety reminders after several destructive fires were reported in North Carolina in the hours and days after Hurricane Isaias made landfall.

States ask that Trump's district drawing order be…

A coalition of states, cities and civil rights groups on Friday asked a federal judge to declare as unconstitutional President Donald Trump’s order seeking to exclude people in the country illegally from being part of the process for redrawing congressional districts

New Book of Bush Paintings Is an 'Emotional' One

We've known for a while that George W. Bush took up painting after leaving the White House, but it's been some time since his art has made headlines. That's about to change with Out of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants , a new book by Bush due out in March...

California official: virus test data glitch fixed

A top California health official says a technical glitch that caused a lag in collecting coronavirus test information has been fixed, but it could take up to 48 hours to get the data updated. (August 7)

Eminent scholar of early U.S., Bernard Bailyn…

One of the country’s leading historians of the early United States, Pulitzer Prize winner Bernard Bailyn, has died at age 97

Jobs Recovery Cools as Virus Cases Increase

The jobs recovery is continuing, just not as fast as in previous months. Employers added 1.8 million jobs in July, which in normal times would be a staggering number. But as the AP notes, it's down from 4.8 million in June and 2.7 million in May and...

Severe storms to threaten communities into the…

Millions across the Central states will be at risk for damaging thunderstorms that will carry a variety of hazards.

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Liberty U's Falwell takes leave after social…

Jerry Falwell Jr. has taken an indefinite leave of absence as president and chancellor of Liberty University, days after a social media post he made drew criticism and calls for his resignation

'Friend' Admits Killing Former State Senator

"I went to Linda's house, and I intentionally killed her and then hid the body," Rebecca Lynn O'Donnell told a court in Arkansas Wednesday, pleading guilty to the 2019 murder of former state Sen. Linda Collins, KATV reports. O'Donnell, a former campaign aide who associates said was a "good friend"...

Thousands of CT residents without power after…

Nearly half a million utility customers in Connecticut remained without power Friday, three days after Tropical Storm Isaias ripped through the state. (Aug. 7)

Bradshaw overcomes odds to win Tenn. Senate…

U.S. Senate candidate Marquita Bradshaw just had to look at her parents for inspiration to become a community activist in Memphis, Tennessee

9-Year-Old Boy Acts Fast, Saves Dad in Diving…

"All I remember was that he said he broke his neck and he said he was scared," Asaih Williams tells the Pensacola News Journal . The 9-year-old was recounting the moments after his father, Joshua, fractured his neck while diving into shallow water. Joshua emerged from the bottom of the Santa...

Drenching storms to hang around Northeast

Although conditions will improve in parts of the region over the weekend, there will be some areas of storms to monitor.

Prosecutors investigating police who handcuffed…

Prosecutors are investigating whether suburban Denver police officers should face criminal charges for putting four Black girls on the ground and handcuffing two of them after mistakenly suspecting they were riding in a stolen car

Trump Says Biden Opposes Guns, Energy. Also…

President Trump warned Thursday of a radically different future for Americans under a President Joe Biden. "Take away your guns, take away your Second Amendment. No religion, no anything," Trump told supporters at the Cleveland airport. "Hurt the Bible. Hurt God. He’s against God." The president had made a similar...

Relief talks fail, Mnuchin sees executive action

A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive collapsing Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money ended in disappointment on Friday. (Aug. 7)

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North Carolina to relax 10-person limit for GOP…

North Carolina public health officials told the Republican National Committee that the party can have more than 10 people in a room to conduct official convention business while in Charlotte

Students Suspended After Sharing Images of…

Photos from the crowded hallways of a high school in Georgia went viral this week, and now at least two students have been suspended for sharing them, reports BuzzFeed . One is 15-year-old Hannah Watters, who tweeted a photo and video of the hallway traffic at North Paulding High School, along...

Get ready for the popular Perseid meteor shower

The Perseids, one of the best meteor showers of the year, peaks on Aug. 11-12, boasting between 50-75 meteors per hour. Be sure to mark this on your calendar.