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  US grapples with pandemic as WHO warns ‘no return to normal’

Tensions mounted over how the United States is grappling with a resurgent coronavirus outbreak Monday, as global health officials warned that the pandemic will only intensify worldwide unless officials adopt comprehensive strategies to combat it.

  Trump team eyes school funds boost in next virus aid bill

Actress Kelly Preston dies at 57 after battle with breast cancer

4 charged in Los Angeles death of rising rapper Pop Smoke

  Coins: The latest pandemic shortage

  Judge seeks more details on Trump’s clemency for Roger Stone

Federal judge voids Georgia ‘heartbeat’ abortion restriction

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  White House officials raise questions about Fauci

Rockets’ Westbrook has virus, as NBA bubble faces first test

  Judge blocks federal executions; administration appeals

US to reject nearly all Chinese claims in South China Sea

Prosecutors: Epstein victim to speak at associate’s hearing

  ‘Whoa! That was close!’: Lightning nearly hits Oklahoma trooper

Judge: Women can get abortion pill without doctor visits

U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang in Maryland concluded that the "in-person requirements" for patients seeking medication abortion care impose a "substantial obstacle" to abortion patients and are likely unconstitutional under the circumstances of the pandemic.

  More than 200 schools back lawsuit over foreign student rule

More than 200 universities are backing a legal challenge to the Trump administration’s new restrictions on international students, arguing that the policy jeopardizes students’ safety and forces schools to reconsider fall plans they have spent months preparing.

US budget deficit hits all-time high of $864 billion in June

For the first nine months of this budget year, which began Oct. 1, the deficit totals $2.74 trillion, also a record for that period.

Atlanta won’t drop Braves name, but will review Tomahawk Chop

The team said it has had conversations with several Native American communities and changing the name of the Braves "is not under consideration or is considered necessary."

  Parents struggle as schools, daycares eye coronavirus reopening decisions

  Caught on camera: Man defaces Black Lives Matter sign in Boston

Washington NFL team dropping name after 87 years

  Official: Photo helps in search for missing “Glee” actor

AMBER Alert cancelled, missing 5-year-old found safe

  Ready or not: Election costs soar in prep for virus voting

  Woman gets job at long-term care facility to see her husband amid pandemic restrictions

He lives in a memory care facility full time, and since long-term care facilities are not accepting visitors because of the pandemic, they hadn't seen each other in more than three months.

  Woman runs across 4 lanes of traffic, jumps in canal to rescue drowning Ore. toddler

Police cited the 2-year-old boy's grandmother, who had been babysitting him, with second-degree child neglect.

China sanctions Cruz, Rubio, Smith, Brownback for criticism

China said Monday it will impose sanctions on three U.S. lawmakers and one ambassador in response to similar actions taken by the U.S. last week against Chinese officials over alleged human rights abuses against Muslims in the Xinjiang region.

  Former Mueller prosecutor writing book on investigation

Random House announced Monday that Andrew Weissmann's "Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation" will be published Sept. 29.

  Graphic video that shows Pa. officer with knee on man’s neck draws outrage, protests

The police department's use of force policy specifically bans chokeholds and neck restraints. Officers have discretion over the degree of force necessary in a situation, based on the amount of resistance used by the suspect.

Zindzi Mandela, daughter of anti-apartheid figures Nelson and Winnie, dies at 59

The Mandelas’ daughter came to prominence in 1985, when she read a letter from her father rejecting the white minority government's offer to release him from prison if he denounced violence perpetrated by his movement against apartheid.

  Virus spread, not politics should guide schools, doctors say

Children infected with coronavirus are more likely than adults to have mild illnesses, but their risk for severe disease and death isn't zero.

Trash bags of marijuana found floating down Cache Creek

Approximately 12 trash bags full of marijuana was found floating

Grandson of Elvis Presley has died at age 27, agent says

The son of Lisa Marie Presley, Benjamin Keough, has died. He was 27.

  21 injured in fire aboard ship at Naval Base San Diego

San Diego is the Bonhomme Richard's home port and it was undergoing routine maintenance at the time of the fire.

Appeals court: 1st federal execution in 17 years can proceed

The federal Bureau of Prisons said says a staff member involved in preparing for the first federal executions in nearly two decades has tested positive for coronavirus.

  Florida hits record coronavirus case increase; surge in Eastern Europe causes new restrictions

India, which has the most cases after the United States and Brazil, also saw a record surge of 28,637 cases reported in the past 24 hours.

  Florida reports largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases

Throughout May and into June, the state reopened much of its economy with some restrictions.

It’s Trump’s call on what the GOP convention will look like

Trump aides and allies are increasingly questioning whether the four-night Republican National Convention will be worth the trouble.

‘Baby Shark’ mac and cheese hitting Walmart shelves

“Baby Shark” themed mac and cheese will hit Walmart shelves on the week of July 27.

Graham says he plans to call Mueller to testify before Senate panel

Sen. Lindsey Graham tweeted that he plans to call Robert Mueller to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the Russia investigation.

US Navy welcomes 1st Black female Tactical Aircraft pilot

The U.S. Navy has welcomed its first Black female Tactical Aircraft pilot.

Kroger cashiers to stop giving customers coin change

If you go to Kroger, for now you can forget your change purse.

Trump rips private Texas border wall built by his supporters

President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized a privately built border wall in South Texas that’s showing signs of erosion months after going up, saying it was “only done to make me look bad,” even though the wall was built after a months-long campaign by his supporters.

Iran blames bad communication, alignment for Ukrainian jet shootdown

The report released late Saturday by Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization comes months after the crash.

Huntsville man walking for social justice reaches Minneapolis

Huntsville man walking for social justice reaches Minneapolis

Tucker Carlson writer resigns after racist posts revealed

Tucker Carlson’s top writer has resigned from Fox News after secretly posting racist and sexist remarks online.

Expecting mother of triplets gets drive-thru baby shower

Expecting mother of triplets gets drive-thru baby shower

’I just want people to be happy’: 6-year-old hands out food, masks to less fortunate

Kinley Johnson spent her Saturday handing out food, water and masks to those less fortunate. Her grandmother and mother helped, but the idea was all Kinley’s.

  Man charged in disappearance of 18-year-old Amish woman from Pa.

Investigators have reason to believe the 18-year-old was harmed following her alleged abduction. Her whereabouts remain unknown.

  At least 61 US Marines infected with COVID-19 at bases in Japan’s Okinawa

Japanese officials have demanded the U.S military increase disease prevention measures to maximum levels, stop sending personnel from the mainland U.S. to Okinawa and seal the bases.

  Family demands justice after Black woman dies during emergency C-section at NYC hospital

Black women are two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women, according to the CDC. One study suggests that in New York City, the situation is 12 times as bad.

  ‘I think I made a mistake’: Young man from Texas dies after attending COVID-19 party

Young people allegedly attend COVID-19 parties with friends who have been diagnosed with the virus to see who gets infected first or who can survive.

2 officers, suspect killed in Texas border town shooting

Authorities say two police officers have been shot and killed in a South Texas border town after reportedly responding to a disturbance call.

Mueller defends Russia probe, says Stone remains a felon

Former special counsel Robert Mueller sharply defended his investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, writing in a newspaper opinion piece Saturday that the probe was of “paramount importance” and asserting that a Trump ally, Roger Stone, “remains a convict

Vintage Super Mario Bros. video game sells for $114,000

An unopened copy of a vintage Super Mario Bros. video game has been sold for $114,000 in an auction that underscored the enduring popularity of entertainment created decades ago.

  Trump wears mask in public for first time during pandemic

President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday, the first time the president has been seen in public with the type of facial covering recommended by health officials as a precaution against spreading or becoming infected by the novel coronavirus.

Tucker Carlson writer resigns after racist posts revealed

Tucker Carlson’s top writer has resigned from Fox News after secretly posting racist and sexist remarks online.

  VIDEO: Pistons’ onetime home, the Palace of Auburn Hills, torn down

One of Michigan's most beloved sports and entertainment venues was turned into rubble on Saturday with a series of controlled explosions.

  Fire destroys much of 249-year-old church in California

A fire early Saturday destroyed the rooftop and most of the interior of a California church that was undergoing renovation to mark its upcoming 250th anniversary celebration.

Police execute search warrant at home of gun-toting couple

The couple has not been charged, and Schwartz said charges against them would be “absolutely, positively unmerited.”

6 children test positive for coronavirus at southeast Charlotte daycare

The newest local cluster on the state’s list is Kindercare Providence at 1700 Providence Road. It’s one of three childcare clusters in Mecklenburg County.

  Trump commutes longtime friend Roger Stone’s prison sentence

President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime political confidant Roger Stone on Friday, just days before he was set to report to prison. The move, short of a full pardon, is sure to alarm critics who have long railed against the president’s repeated interventions in the nation’s just

  Coronavirus deaths take a long-expected turn for the worse

The impact has already been felt by families who lost kin — and by the health care workers who tried to save them.

Pandemic leads 7-Eleven to forgo free Slurpees on 7-11

7-Eleven has been giving away its slushy beverage to all customers for nearly 20 years on July 11.

Man sets fire in Florida church after plowing van inside

A driver plowed into a Florida church and then set it on fire as parishioners prepared for mass Saturday, but no one was hurt, authorities said.

Disney World reopens as coronavirus cases surge in Florida

“The Most Magical Place on Earth” is reopening after nearly four months with new rules in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  COVID-19 heroes must jump through hoops for workers’ comp

The $56 billion, state-level insurance system is one of the nation's oldest forms of a social contract.

37-year-old Port Clinton war vet dies from COVID-19 complications on Fourth of July

Richard Rose in April posted on Facebook that he would not wear a mask. In an unlikely turn of events, he lost his battle with COVID-19 three months later.

Fay becomes post-tropical cyclone over eastern New York

Tropical Storm Fay has weakened into a tropical depression early Saturday morning. The National Hurricane Center says the depression has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph as it moves over the state of New York.

Mandatory mask mandate officially goes into effect throughout Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear’s executive order is officially in effect, which mandates the wearing of face masks in public. The mask mandate comes after the Governor remarked earlier this week that Kentucky’s increasing number of coronavirus cases was cause for concern.

Trump lags Biden on people of color in top campaign ranks

Amid a summer of racial unrest and calls for more diversity in leadership, President Donald Trump lags Democratic rival Joe Biden in the percentage of nonwhite senior aides on their campaigns.

Facebook’s software kit to blame for popular apps crashing

Friday’s widespread crashes of popular apps running on the iPhone’s iOS operating system — including Tinder, Spotify and Pinterest — serve as a reminder that Facebook is still tracking you through your phone using sophisticated software, even if you’re not browsing the social network.

Officials find body believed to be missing girl in Kan. Amber Alert

Olivia's father said he woke up and discovered she was not in the home, officials said. He found the back door of the location was standing open.

NHL, players approve plan to resume season, extend CBA

The agreements were tentatively agreed to on Monday, and approved nearly four months to the day since the NHL halted its season with 189 games remaining.

  ‘A slap in the face:’ Goya faces boycott over Trump praise

Robert Unanue, Goya CEO, spoke at a Rose Garden event announcing a "Hispanic Prosperity Initiative" on Thursday.

Justice Department plans to appeal ruling halting execution

A federal judge in Indiana on Friday halted the first federal execution planned in 17 years scheduled three days from now over COVID-19 concerns.

  Tropical Storm Fay weakens after New Jersey landfall

Tropical Storm Fay has slightly picked up speed and strength as it moves closer to land, and forecasters decreased projections for rain totals and flooding.

Trump threatens to pull tax exemption for schools, colleges

In his push to get schools and colleges to reopen this fall, President Donald Trump is again taking aim at their finances, this time threatening their tax-exempt status.

  Ala. Senate leader says his comments on COVID-19 were a poor choice of words

Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh said Thursday he wants to see more people get COVID-19.

Texas A&M police say student who reported racist notes placed them there himself

In a report released to KBTX on Thursday, police at Texas A&M University said a student who reported finding racist notes on his car’s windshield last month may have placed the papers there himself.

Storm clouds hang over Trump’s attempted campaign reboot

The event was to mark Trump's first political rally after a multiweek hiatus caused by a nationwide surge in coronavirus cases.

Ex-Trump fixer Michael Cohen sent back to federal prison

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, was transferred to the same federal lockup in Otisville where he was serving time for tax evasion, lying to Congress and campaign finance crimes before the coronavirus pandemic prompted his early release, his attorney said Friday.