Agency swats down prospect of mosquito flag for…

Mississippi will not put a huge mosquito on its new state flag

Ghislaine Maxwell Complains About 'Onerous' Body…

Jeffrey Epstein's death is making Ghislaine Maxwell's jail stay all the harder—or so claim her lawyers. In a Monday night court filing, they say Maxwell has been subject to "uniquely onerous conditions" while at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, and that it's clear such treatment "is a reaction...

Powerful derecho flattens corn fields weeks…

Farmers are surveying the damage to their crops in Iowa, Illinois and Indiana after a powerful line of severe storms blew through the region on Aug. 10.

'If not now, when?': Black women seize political…

Black women have long been the Democratic Party’s most reliable and loyal voters, but for generations that allegiance didn’t translate to their own political rise

Feds Considering Plan to Keep Out Infected…

After failed efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 by limiting arrivals of foreign citizens, the White House is now considering a plan to temporarily bar potentially infected American citizens and legal residents, according to a draft regulation seen by the New York Times . Federal agencies have been asked to...

Analysis: Harris pick makes history, sets new tone

The director of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University says Joe Biden's pick of Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate "changes the face of the future of the Democratic Party" and sets a new tone for U.S. politics. (Aug. 11)

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Trini Lopez, 1960s-era singer mentored by Sinatra…

Trini Lopez, a singer and guitarist who gained fame for his versions of “Lemon Tree” and “If I Had a Hammer” in the 1960s and took his talents to Hollywood, has died

DNC Releases Speakers' List, and the Hunt for…

The list of speakers is out for next week's Democratic convention, and it's making news for who isn't on it as well as who is. Much of the buzz centers around Joe Biden's pending announcement of a running mate, with people looking for hints. Sen. Kamala Harris, for instance, is...

Tranquility may be ending in tropical Atlantic

Bernie Rayno explains why another tropical depression is likely to develop in the Atlantic this week, which would end a brief lull following Isaias.

Kanye West qualifies as presidential candidate in…

Rapper Kanye West has qualified to appear on Arkansas' ballot in November as an independent presidential candidate

Bible Reading Was a Little Too Prophetic

The Bible passage was chosen well in advance, but the timing could not have been more perfect. "After the wind there was an earthquake," read members of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, during an outdoor mass on Sunday morning, reports the Charlotte Observer . Two more mentions of...

Trump pushes college football amid cancellations

President Donald Trump is urging college football to continue its fall tradition on a day when the Big Ten and Pac-12, announced teams won’t play this fall due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Aug. 11)

Psychiatrist can present findings in newspaper…

A judge has ruled a psychiatrist retained by prosecutors can testify about his findings on whether a man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper was legally sane

America's Worst Rate of Spread Isn't in Texas or…

Officials are repeating the now-familiar advice to wear masks and maintain distance in Hawaii, which now has the highest rate of spread of COVID-19 in the country. Hawaii's reproduction rate stands at 1.6, meaning every infected person spreads the virus to 1.6 others on average, per Hawaii News...

Derecho leaves behind damage in Chicago

Residents in Chicago, Illinois, were cleaning up debris on Aug. 11, after storms swept through the area on the 10th.

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Lawsuit filed in Tennessee prison administrator's…

The daughter of a Tennessee corrections administrator who authorities say was killed during a prison escape has sued the facility and its warden for negligence in her death

Trump: Biden Making a Mistake on VP

Joe Biden's announcement of a running mate is expected to come any day now , but President Trump thinks his rival already has made a mistake. "I would be inclined to go a different route than what he's done," Trump told sports radio host Clay Travis on Tuesday, per USA Today...

Documentary spotlights Filipina journalist

The documentary "A Thousand Cuts" shows journalist and news organization founder Maria Ressa's struggles with the government of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. (Aug. 11)

Prosecution rejects rookie argument by ex-cop in…

State prosecutors have rejected an argument by a fired Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death that he was just a rookie overridden by a senior officer at the scene

Photo Scandal Was Only Part of Katie Hill's Awful…

If the name Katie Hill rings a bell, it's probably not for a reason she's happy about. She made headlines in 2018 as an openly bisexual woman who won a seat in Congress at age 31. But she made bigger headlines by resigning that seat in October after nude photos...

Derecho wreaks havoc on the Midwest

A derecho wreaked havoc across parts of the Midwest on Aug. 10, as its powerful winds toppled trees and power lines.

US attorney experiencing 'tidal wave' of cases…

Federal prosecutors from as far away as New York and Florida are helping the U.S. attorney in Tulsa deal with what he describes as a “tidal wave" of new cases

Tim Cook Enters the 'Three-Comma Club'

Don't think of Tim Cook as obscenely rich? Well, he is Apple's CEO, and he's now in the billionaire's club. That's according to a Bloomberg News analysis of his compensation and years of Apple stock awards that pay out gradually. His 847,969 shares (about 0.02% of the company...

Top California Democrats celebrate Harris VP pick

Democrat leaders in Senator Kamala Harris' home state of California discuss her history-making selection as Joe Biden's vice-presidential running mate. (August 11)

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Lack of body cameras fuels suspicion in Chicago…

The Chicago Police Department is facing new questions about accountability after acknowledging that officers who shot a Black man were not wearing body cameras

Seattle Police Chief Quits After Council Slashes…

Seattle City Council voted to cut about $4 million from the police budget shortly before Police Chief Carmen Best announced her retirement on Monday. Best, the first Black woman in the city's top policing role, would've seen her annual pay drop from $294,000 to $275,000 under the new...

Thunderstorms to bring some heat relief in…

Scorching conditions will continue to be felt across much of the region, and some areas could be hit with disruptive storms as well.