Probe of Kentucky barbecue cook's fatal shooting…

State officials say the investigation into the fatal shooting of a Louisville barbecue cook has been completed and handed over to prosecutors

Graduate's Choice: Remove Mask or Miss Ceremony

"Are you still not hearing us," John Holmes asked rhetorically during an interview Sunday. Last week, his son was told he could not take part in the procession at his high school graduation in Pennsylvania unless he took off his Black Lives Matter mask. School officials offered Dean Holmes another...

The dangers of storm surge

Water is the most dangerous part of a tropical cyclone. The storm surge comes to mind when describing how dangerous water can be during these storms.

Universal Orlando laying off undisclosed number…

Almost two months after reopening, Universal Orlando is laying off an undisclosed number of workers

'Pathetic!': Trump Blasts COVID Adviser Birx

President Trump isn't shy about expressing displeasure with Dr. Anthony Fauci, and on Monday he slammed fellow COVID adviser Dr. Deborah Birx for the first time, reports Axios . Trump's criticism came after Birx issued a dire coronavirus outlook for the US, saying the disease was in a "new phase" and...

AP Top Stories August 3 5P

Here are the top stories for Monday, August 3rd: NYC prosecutor explains subpoena justication in Trump tax case; Federal judge calls for more pirvacy after shooting; Tropical Storm Isaias threatens Carolinas; California wildfire continues to burn.

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Murad, Amal Clooney accuse leaders and UN of…

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney are accusing government leaders and the United Nations of failing to bring Islamic State extremists responsible for the genocide against Iraq's Yazidi minority to justice

Goodnight Moon Gets a Modern Twist

Goodnight Moon , meet Good Morning Zoom . The children's classic by Margaret Wise Brown is getting a pandemic-themed update. Philomel Books said Monday that Good Morning Zoom , written by Manhattan banking exec Lindsay Rechler, will be released on Oct. 6, reports the AP . Rechler has two children, ages 2 and 4,...

Isaias to bring drenching rain to Northeast

Almost a month after Fay, another tropical storm is set to impact the Northeast.

WEtv to honor Tamar Braxton's request to end…

WEtv says it will honor Tamar Braxton’s request to end future work together, but the network expects to premiere the singer’s reality show next month

Worrying Pandemic Trend: a Rise in Homicides

Chicago has logged 430 homicides so far this year, up 51% from this point last year, reports the Sun-Times . And while Chicago has drawn much of the attention over rising homicides, it's far from alone among big US cities. A Wall Street Journal analysis finds that 36 of the nation's...

Carolina coast prepares for arrival of Isaias

In North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, tourists and locals plan to hunker down for Isaias, which is expected hit land later Monday as a minimal hurricane. But many aren’t letting the storm get in the way of their summer plans. (Aug. 3)

MSNBC increases Wallace's workload, shifts Chuck…

MSNBC has shuffled its daytime lineup, doubling Nicolle Wallace's workload and moving Chuck Todd's ‘Meet the Press Daily’ program from 5 p.m. ET to 1 p.m. Wallace's program will increase by an hour and run from 4 to 6 p.m. Wallace, the former Bush administration communications official and fierce critic of President Donald Trump, had been drawing a bigger audience than Todd

Navy Investigating 'Target' Used in K9 Attack Demo

In addition to US service members, military dogs are sent onto battlefields to help defeat foes, and a demonstration last year at a Florida nonprofit was meant to show how that's done. But video has now emerged of that demo in Fort Pierce at the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum, with...

Isaias to unload strong winds, heavy rain in…

The storm is still capable of producing life-threatening impacts as it churns along the East coast.

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Q&A: TikTok saga continues with Microsoft talks…

Microsoft, known primarily for its work software like Windows and Office, is in talks to buy TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has raised national-security concerns for U.S. officials

Election 'Night' May Not Exist Anymore

Of all the predictions about how Election 2020 might unfold, one seems safest of all: The night of November 3 is going to be a mess. Media writer Ben Smith of the New York Times writes that this year's election night is going to be far different than any in...

N. Carolina gov. warns storm intensity increasing

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper urged residents to take the storm seriously as it increases in intensity and heads toward the state. Isaias is forecast to regain hurricane strength and strike land in coming hours in the Carolinas. (Aug. 3)

Who's who on the committee vetting Biden's…

Vice presidential searches make for perhaps the most popular of Washington parlor games: Veepstakes

Birx to Those Where COVID Is Surging: Wear Masks…

As the US nears 155,000 deaths from COVID-19, the virus has entered a "new phase," Dr. Deborah Birx warned Sunday. The White House's coronavirus task force coordinator, who appeared on CNN's State of the Union , said the disease "is different from March and April" and is now "extraordinarily widespread,...

Severe storms drop hail on Oklahoma

Hail and heavy rain pounded Elk City, Oklahoma, on Aug. 2, as severe thunderstorms pushed through the region.

US Treasury projects record Q3 borrowing of $947…

The Treasury Department is projecting government borrowing of $947 billion in the current July-September period, which would be a record for the quarter but down from the all-time high of $2.75 trillion in this year's second quarter

No In-Person Classes for Barron Trump: Official

President Trump's son Barron won't be attending his private school in September after a COVID-19 directive from health officials, Business Insider reports. Travis Gayles—head of public health services in Montgomery County, Maryland—issued a statement Friday that affects St. Andrew's Episcopal School, where Barron is set to enter the...

Work resumes on church destroyed on 9/11

After a three-year halt due to financial problems, work resumed Monday on a Greek Orthodox church being built to replace one destroyed in the attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. (August 3)

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Kids getting caught in crossfire as US gun…

A 9-year-old boy was one of 105 homicide victims in Chicago in July, joining a grim roster of children who have been felled by the city’s gun violence

The Tone Changes in Portland

Portland protests heated up again Saturday night after a relatively peaceful stint following the departure of federal officers earlier in the week, USA Today reports. In fact, Portland police declared an unlawful assembly in southeast Portland after some protesters allegedly aimed lasers at officers and tossed things at them. Two...

Waves wash away sea turtle eggs

As Isaias churned off the coast of Florida on Aug. 2, waves washed away sea turtle eggs from the shore in Melbourne, Florida.