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Will temperature checks of employees make workplaces safe?

By The Associated Press No, not completely. They can help reduce the risk of COVID-19 infections but shouldn't be the only safety measure employers take. Some employers are following White House guidelines to screen workers for a fever with … more

New drugs show promise in fight against lung, prostate, colon cancers

Doctors are reporting success with newer drugs that control certain types of cancer better, reduce the risk it will come back and make treatment simpler and easier to bear. Gentler drugs would be a relief to patients like Jenn Carroll, a … more

U.S. food prices see historic jump, are likely to stay high

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - As if trips to the grocery store weren't nerve-wracking enough, U.S. shoppers lately have seen the costs of meat, eggs and even potatoes soar as the coronavirus has disrupted processing plants and distribution … more

Monuments targeted by protests removed

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The base of a massive Confederate monument in Alabama's largest city was all that remained Tuesday after crews dismantled the towering obelisk and trucked it away in pieces. Other symbols came down elsewhere, leaving an empty … more

9 states, D.C. vote amid coronavirus pandemic, unrest

Voters were being asked to navigate curfews, health concerns and a sharp increase in mail balloting on Tuesday as elections took place from Maryland to Montana. Four states were originally scheduled to vote in April but delayed their contests … more

6 Atlanta officers charged after students pulled from their car during protests

ATLANTA - Six Atlanta police officers have been charged after a dramatic video showed authorities pulling two young people from a car during protests about the death of George Floyd, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Fulton County District Attorney Paul … more

U.S. cities gird for more violence as Trump decries 'lowlifes'

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday turned up the pressure on governors to quell the violence set off by the death of George Floyd, demanding New York call up the National Guard to stop the "lowlifes and losers." As more demonstrations … more

Minneapolis police face civil rights probe over Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS - The state of Minnesota on Tuesday launched a civil rights investigation of the Minneapolis Police Department in hopes of forcing widespread changes following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white officer pressed … more

Retired officer, ex-college athlete among victims of unrest

One man was a retired St. Louis police captain checking on his friend's shop. Another was the beloved owner of a Louisville barbecue restaurant who provided free meals to officers. Yet another was a man known as "Mr. Indianapolis," a former star … more

Cuomo, de Blasio concerned protests will spread COVID-19

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday he was concerned that mass protests over George Floyd's death like those in New York City could imperil the long, hard fight to contain the coronavirus pandemic in a worldwide hotspot. "You turn … more

Family autopsy: Floyd asphyxiated by sustained pressure

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An autopsy commissioned for George Floyd's family found that he died of asphyxiation due to neck and back compression when a Minneapolis police officer held his knee on … more

U.S. consumer spending sinks by record 13.6% in face of coronavirus

WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer spending plunged by a record-shattering 13.6% in April as the viral pandemic shuttered businesses, forced millions of layoffs and sent the economy into a deep recession. Last month's spending decline was far worse than … more

Officer who knelt on man charged with murder

MINNEAPOLIS - The white Minneapolis police officer seen on video kneeling on George Floyd's neck was arrested on murder charges Friday and accused in court papers of ignoring another officer who was worried about the handcuffed black man who died … more

Virus taking hold in rural, old plantation region of Alabama

HAYNEVILLE, Ala. - Sparsely populated Lowndes County, deep in Alabama's old plantation country, has the sad distinction of having both the state's highest rate of COVID-19 cases and its worst unemployment rate. Initially spared as the … more

S.C. school details discussed as virus cases climb in state

COLUMBIA - It looks increasingly likely many South Carolina public school students will return to real classrooms at the end of the summer. But the details on what those classrooms will look like next school year in the COVID-19 world and even … more

Twitter and Trump: a feud years in the making finally erupts

On one side of this fraught moment: the president of the United States, facing multiple crises less than six months before the election. On the other: Twitter, the social media giant, which has … more

Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end Hong Kong's special trade status and suspend visas of Chinese … more

Minneapolis cop who knelt on handcuffed black man arrested

MINNEAPOLIS — The white Minneapolis police officer seen on video kneeling on George Floyd’s neck was arrested on murder charges Friday and accused in court papers of ignoring another … more

U.S.: Transgender sports inclusion violates civil rights of other high school athletes

HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut's policy allowing transgender girls to compete as girls in high school sports violates the civil rights of athletes who have always identified as female, the U.S. Education Department has determined in a decision that … more

Protests rock Minneapolis for 2nd night

MINNEAPOLIS - Violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked a Minneapolis neighborhood for a second straight night as angry crowds looted stores, set fires and left a path of damage that stretched for miles. The mayor asked … more
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