As nation confronts old demons, a 1770 slaying is…

As America reckons with the death of George Floyd, another black man killed in 1770 in colonial Boston has become a symbol of entrenched racism and oppression

Minnesota Arrests 3 Officers In Connection With…

The three officers, two of whom helped restrain George Floyd, have been charged with aiding and abetting murder.

GOP's Murkowski: This Criticism of Trump Is…

President Trump now has a critic among Republican senators whose name isn't Romney . Alaska's Lisa Murkowski on Thursday praised former defense chief Jim Mattis' strong condemnation of Trump's actions in response to the George Floyd protests, reports the Hill . “I thought General Mattis’ words were true and honest and necessary...

Cristobal to set sights on US

AccuWeather meteorologists say it's possible the storm becomes a hurricane prior to reaching the Gulf Coast.

LA mayor announces end of curfews for 2nd largest…

The mayor of Los Angeles says he will not place the nation's second-largest city under curfew again starting Thursday night

Woman in Park Incident Gets Dog Back

The white dog walker who called police on a black birdwatcher who'd asked her to leash her dog in Central Park has been reunited with the dog. Though Amy Cooper surrendered her pooch to a rescue group in the aftermath of a viral video of the encounter , which some said...

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Sen. Gilibrand calls for ban on chokeholds

Democrats are preparing a sweeping package of police reforms as pressure builds on the federal government to respond to the death of George Floyd and others during police encounters. New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand wants to ban chokeholds. (June 4)

Social distancing not required at Trump Mount…

South Dakota's governor says organizers have scrapped plans to mandate social distancing during President Donald Trump’s appearance at a July 3 Mount Rushmore fireworks display

Former President Barack Obama Speaks Out On…

The former president called for police reform and nationwide unity amid protests

Full George Floyd Autopsy Released

George Floyd was infected by the coronavirus weeks before he died in Minneapolis police custody, according to autopsy results released Wednesday. The full 20-page report released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office states that the 46-year-old had previously tested positive for the virus on April 3, NBC News reports....

Severe storms to develop across central US

Both the southern and northern Plains will deal with the risk of severe weather, which could include flash flooding, damaging winds and hail.

Hundreds of federal agents descend on DC to quell…

Hundreds of federal agents have descended on the nation’s capital aiming to prevent any more of the violence that has erupted in Washington during protests over the police death of George Floyd in Minneapolis

Youngest Teen in Tessa Majors Murder Describes…

The youngest of the boys accused of murdering Tessa Majors in a Manhattan park in December has taken a plea deal. The boy, who was 13 when he was arrested the day after Majors, a freshman at Barnard, was stabbed to death Dec. 11 in Morningside Park, on Wednesday pleaded...

Las Vegas casinos reopen after coronavirus closure

The coronavirus casino closure is ending, with cards to be dealt, dice to roll and slot jackpots to win starting Thursday in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada. (June 4)

Colorado ex-Gov. Hickenlooper is no-show at…

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper was a no-show for a Colorado Independent Ethics Commission hearing

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Mattis And Other Former Military Leaders…

In a statement released late Wednesday, former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused the president of actively trying to divide the American public.

Derek Chauvin Charged With More Than Manslaughter

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison upgraded charges Wednesday against the former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck as he died, the Star Tribune reports. Derek Chauvin is now accused of second-degree murder, and three other officers at the scene are charged with aiding and abetting murder. Sen....

First weekend of June kicks off with the…

Looking for something interesting to kick off your weekend? Head outside to your backyard and be greeted by a bright full moon shining all night.

Average 30-year mortgage rates rose slightly to 3…

Long-term mortgage rates increased slightly as the U.S. economy showed signs that worst might be over from the coronavirus recession

Mom of Floyd's Daughter Told Her: 'He Couldn't…

The mother of George Floyd's young daughter spoke out Tuesday, demanding "justice" for Floyd and for 6-year-old Gianna. "He was good, and this is the proof that he was a good man," Roxie Washington said at a news conference in Minneapolis, gesturing toward Gianna. She tells CNN she didn't know...

Cuomo: Protesters have 'civic duty' to get tested

The thousands of people protesting the death of George Floyd have a "civic duty" to be tested for coronavirus and help New York avoid a spike in new cases as it slowly restarts its economy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday. (June 4)

Health official: No new COVID-19 cases from…

Missouri's top health official says no additional cases of the new coronavirus have been reported stemming from the crowded pool parties at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks over the Memorial Day weekend

Shows Of Force To Shows Of Solidarity: Ranging…

Law enforcement reaction to protests is varying agency by agency, and it highlights a call for national standards in police use of force.

Ferguson, Mo., Has Never Had a Black Mayor. Until…

Six years after protests swept through Ferguson, Mo., in response to the killing of black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer, the city is celebrating a step forward. Ella Jones, the first black woman elected to the City Council in 2015, was elected mayor on Tuesday, becoming the...

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Wind sends furniture flying down street

As thunderstorms swept through Lakewood, New Jersey, on June 3, powerful winds sent outdoor furniture flying down a street.

US commercial casinos won $43.6 billion in 2019…

Commercial casinos in the U.S. won $43.6 billion from gamblers last year, an increase of nearly 4% from the previous year

In Manhattan, Cops Trapped Protesters on Bridge

Protests over George Floyd's death continued into a second week Tuesday night, and while the Washington Post reports tensions lessened in some US cities, others "experienced another night of chaos." In DC's Lafayette Square, where peaceful protesters had been cleared the previous evening to make way for President Trump's appearance...