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Laura's victims may go weeks without power, deaths at 11

LAKE CHARLES, La. - Hundreds of thousands of people across Louisiana were still without power or water Friday, a day after Laura sawed a devastating path through the state, killing at least 11 people, and officials warned that basic services could … more

17-year-old charged in Kenosha killings stalls return to Wisconsin

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) - A judge postponed a decision Friday on whether a 17-year-old should be returned to Wisconsin to face charges in the killing of two people on the streets of Kenosha during unrest following the police shooting of a Black man, … more

Protesters attempt to drown out Trump speech, yell at Sen. Paul

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hundreds of demonstrators gathered around the White House for a "noise demonstration and dance party" in an attempt to drown out President Donald Trump's speech accepting the Republican presidential nomination. And later, a … more

Laura carves destructive path through Louisiana; 4 are dead

LAKE CHARLES, La. - One of the strongest hurricanes ever to strike the U.S., Laura barreled across Louisiana on Thursday, shearing off roofs, killing a least four people and maintaining ferocious strength while carving a destructive path hundreds of … more

17-year-old arrested in killing of 2 people in 3rd night of protests

KENOSHA, Wis. - A white, 17-year-old police admirer was arrested Wednesday after two people were shot to death during a third straight night of protests in Kenosha over the police shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake. Kyle Rittenhouse, of … more

Attorney: Woman was in body bag 2 hours before found alive

An attorney for the family of a young woman found breathing at a Detroit funeral home after being declared dead said Tuesday the 20-year-old was in a body bag for some two hours before it was opened and she was discovered to be alive, with her eyes … more

Powell edges toward loosening the Fed's stance on inflation

WASHINGTON (AP) - For decades, the Federal Reserve made clear its readiness to raise interest rates at the earliest signs of creeping inflation. That was then. In a sign of how vastly the U.S. economic landscape has changed, Chairman Jerome … more

Officials change COVID-19 testing advice, bewildering experts

NEW YORK - U.S. health officials sparked criticism and confusion after posting guidelines on coronavirus testing from the White House task force that run counter to what scientists say is necessary to control the pandemic. The new guidance says … more

Laura gains strength, could bring 'unsurvivable' surge

DELCAMBRE, La. - Laura strengthened Wednesday into a menacing Category 4 hurricane, raising fears of a 20-foot storm surge that forecasters said would be "unsurvivable" and capable of sinking entire communities. Authorities implored coastal … more

Laura gains strength, could bring 'unsurvivable' storm surge

DELCAMBRE, La. (AP) — Laura strengthened Wednesday into a menacing Category 4 hurricane, raising fears of a 20-foot storm surge that forecasters said would be "unsurvivable" and capable of … more

2 people shot to death during protest over Kenosha shooting

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Two people were shot to death and another was wounded during a third night of protests in Kenosha over the police shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake, and authorities … more

U.S. faces back-to-school laptop shortage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Schools across the United States are facing shortages and long delays, of up to several months, in getting this year's most crucial back-to-school supplies: the laptops and other equipment needed for online learning, an … more

FDA chief apologizes for overstating plasma effect on virus

WASHINGTON (AP) - Responding to an outcry from medical experts, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn on Tuesday apologized for overstating the life-saving benefits of treating COVID-19 patients with convalescent … more

Hundreds of thousands flee ahead of Hurricane Laura

GALVESTON, Texas - In the largest U.S. evacuation of the pandemic, more than half a million people were ordered to flee the Gulf Coast on Tuesday as Laura strengthened into a hurricane that forecasters said could slam Texas and Louisiana with … more

New U.S. virus cases decline; experts credit masks, not enough testing

NEW YORK - The number of Americans newly diagnosed with the coronavirus is falling - a development experts say most likely reflects more mask-wearing but also insufficient testing - even as the disease continues to claim nearly 1,000 lives in the … more

Kenosha delayed body cameras for years before Blake shooting

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - City and law enforcement leaders in Kenosha, Wisconsin, unanimously endorsed the use of body cameras in 2017 as a way to increase police accountability and collect evidence at scenes of domestic violence, among other … more

Poll: Many in U.S. shoring up finances amid downturn

WASHINGTON - It's the paradox of a pandemic that has crushed the U.S. economy: 12.9 million lost jobs and a dangerous rash of businesses closing, yet the personal finances of many Americans have remained strong - and in some ways have even … more

WHO: Children aged 6 to 11 should wear masks at times, too

GENEVA (AP) - Just as millions of children are heading back to school, the World Health Organization says those aged 6 to 11 should wear masks in some cases to help fight the spread of coronavirus. The recommendations presented Monday follow the … more

Police shooting of Black man stirs unrest in Wisconsin

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) - Kenosha became the nation's latest flashpoint city in a summer of racial unrest after police shot and wounded a Black man, apparently in the back, as he leaned into his SUV while his three children sat in the … more

Defiant DeJoy says he won't restore mail-sorting machines

WASHINGTON (AP) - Postmaster General Louis DeJoy refused requests by Democrats on Monday to restore mail-sorting machines or mailboxes removed from service as part of sweeping operational changes at the Postal Service, despite complaints that the … more
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