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Undercover drug detective, informant killed; 3 arrested

CLEVELAND - A Cleveland police detective who had just joined a federal violence task force was shot and killed in his unmarked car along with a police informant during a drug operation, officials said Friday. Three people have been arrested in … more

Officers fatally shoot suspect in Portland protest killing

LACEY, Wash. - A team of law enforcement officers fatally shot a man suspected of being the gunman who killed a supporter of a right-wing group in Portland, Oregon, last week after a caravan of Donald Trump backers rode through downtown, the U.S. … more

Portland's reality: 100 days of protests, many turning violent

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Once hailed as one of the most livable U.S. cities, Portland, Oregon, is grappling with an uncertain future as it reaches a stunning benchmark: 100 consecutive nights of racial injustice protests marred by vandalism, chaos - … more

Trump won't let Pentagon close Stars and Stripes newspaper

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Friday that he won't allow the Pentagon to cut funding for the military's independent newspaper, Stars and Stripes, effectively halting Defense leaders' plan to shut the paper down this month. "The … more

Judge OKs extradition for men accused of aiding Ghosn escape

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER The Associated Press BOSTON - Two American men accused of smuggling Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of Japan while he was awaiting trial on financial misconduct charges can be extradited, a federal judge … more

U.S. unemployment rate falls to 8.4%

WASHINGTON - U.S. unemployment dropped sharply in August from 10.2% to a still-high 8.4%, with about half the 22 million jobs lost to the coronavirus outbreak recovered so far, the government said Friday in one of the last major economic reports … more

Union head: Officers involved in suffocation death followed training

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - The police officers involved in the suffocation death of Daniel Prude were following their training when they put a hood over his head and pinned him to the ground for two minutes before noticing he wasn't breathing, the head … more

Tom Seaver, like Robin Williams, had Lewy body dementia, but what do we know about the illness?

Lewy body dementia was highlighted in the news twice this week with the death of Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver from Lewy body dementia complications and the release of "Robin's Wish," a documentary about Robin Williams' final years, when the actor … more

A month on, signal in Beirut rubble raises hope for survivor

BEIRUT - A pulsing signal was detected Thursday from under the rubble of a Beirut building that collapsed during the horrific port explosion in the Lebanese capital last month, raising hopes there may be a survivor still buried there. The effort … more

White House faces skepticism over prospects for a vaccine

Could the U.S. really see a coronavirus vaccine before Election Day? A letter from federal health officials instructing states to be ready to begin distributing a vaccine by Nov. 1 - two days before the election - has met, not with exhilaration, … more

Portland police chief: Violent protests come 'at increased cost'

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Portland's police chief has denounced protesters who broke windows and set fire to a business in the upscale apartment building where Mayor Ted Wheeler lives, labeling the events an escalation in the street violence that … more

HHS canceling ventilator contracts, stockpile is full

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is canceling some of its remaining orders for ventilators, after rushing to sign nearly $3 billion in emergency contracts as the COVID-19 pandemic surged in the spring. The Department of Health and Human … more

Antibody study offers hope for vaccine efforts

Antibodies that people make to fight the new coronavirus last for at least four months after diagnosis and do not fade quickly as some earlier reports suggested, scientists have found. Tuesday's report, from tests on more than 30,000 people in … more

Biden's $360M August fundraising shatters record

WASHINGTON - Former Vice President Joe Biden raised $364 million for his election effort in August, a record-shattering sum that will give the Democrat ample resources to compete in the final two months of the campaign. Biden struggled to raise … more

Health officials worry nation is not ready for a COVID-19 vaccine

Millions of Americans are counting on a COVID-19 vaccine to curb the global pandemic and return life to normal. While one or more options could be available toward the end of this year or early next, the path to delivering vaccines to 330 million … more

House subpoenas embattled Postal Service leader over delays

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The House Oversight Committee on Wednesday subpoenaed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy for records about the widespread mail delivery delays that have pulled the Postal … more

Virus crisis easing across Sun Belt but could heat up again

The torrid coronavirus summer across the Sun Belt is easing after two disastrous months that brought more than 35,000 deaths. Whether the outbreak will heat up again after Labor Day and the resumption of school and football in the land of Friday … more

Black former franchisees sue McDonald's for discrimination

More than 50 Black former McDonald's franchise owners are suing the burger chain, saying the company steered them to less-profitable restaurants and didn't give them the same support and opportunities given white franchisees. The 52 plaintiffs, … more

Portland protests shift focus to mayor

PORTLAND, Ore. - Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Oregon, shifted their focus to the city's mayor, and police declared a riot as people broke windows, vandalized a business and set a fire inside the upscale apartment building where Mayor … more

Apple, Google build virus-tracing tech directly into phone software

Apple and Google are trying to get more U.S. states to adopt their phone-based approach for tracing and curbing the spread of the coronavirus by building more of the necessary technology directly into phone software. That could make it much … more
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