Calls for justice in Black suspect's death in…

Demonstrators held a vigil in North Carolina to call for justice in the case of a Black man who died days after his arrest

9-Year-Old Boy Acts Fast, Saves Dad in Diving…

"All I remember was that he said he broke his neck and he said he was scared," Asaih Williams tells the Pensacola News Journal . The 9-year-old was recounting the moments after his father, Joshua, fractured his neck while diving into shallow water. Joshua emerged from the bottom of the Santa...

Drenching storm hits homes

A powerful storm rolled through Richmond, Virginia, on Aug. 6, swamping the lawns of numerous houses.

Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok…

President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but unspecified ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of the consumer apps TikTok and WeChat, although it remains unclear if he has the legal authority to actually ban the apps from the U.S. The order is the Trump administration’s latest salvo at China, following a lengthy trade war and targeted actions against other Chinese companies

Trump Says Biden Opposes Guns, Energy. Also…

President Trump warned Thursday of a radically different future for Americans under a President Joe Biden. "Take away your guns, take away your Second Amendment. No religion, no anything," Trump told supporters at the Cleveland airport. "Hurt the Bible. Hurt God. He’s against God." The president had made a similar...

US families take part in DIY virus research tests

About 2,000 families in 11 U.S. cities are taking part in a large research study, in hopes of gaining a greater understanding of the coronavirus. (Aug. 7)

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US: Border tunnel appears to be 'most…

Authorities say they've found an unfinished tunnel stretching from Arizona to Mexico that appears to be “the most sophisticated tunnel in U_S_ history."

Students Suspended After Sharing Images of…

Photos from the crowded hallways of a high school in Georgia went viral this week, and now at least two students have been suspended for sharing them, reports BuzzFeed . One is 15-year-old Hannah Watters, who tweeted a photo and video of the hallway traffic at North Paulding High School, along...

Second fire damages more homes where Isaias made…

Authorities said a second fire sparked in Ocean Isle Beach on Aug. 6. The community experienced a large fire when Hurricane Isaias made landfall.

Protesters rally in Portland as mayor decries…

Violent clashes this week between protesters and police in Portland, Oregon, have ratcheted up tensions in the city days after an agreement between state and federal officials appeared to bring calm

Trump Has Advice for NRA After Big Lawsuit

As its future began to look even more litigious Thursday, President Trump had a suggestion for the National Rifle Association. "I think the NRA should move to Texas and lead a very good and beautiful life," he said. "And I've told them that for a long time." Trump was commenting...

Virus relief deal talks on brink of collapse

Talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money are close to collapse after a meeting in the Capitol generated lots of recriminations but little progress. White House officials say President Trump could take executive action if a deal isn't reached. (Aug. 7)

Herman Cain to be mourned at private funeral in…

Herman Cain, the former presidential candidate, businessman and GOP ally of President Donald Trump, will be mourned at a private funeral in Atlanta

After Video Yanked, Trump Sees Bias at Facebook…

A day after Twitter and Facebook removed a Trump campaign video from their platforms, the president renewed his accusations of bias at social media companies. In an interview with Geraldo Rivera on Rivera's radio show, Trump said that "of course" he was being censored, reports Bloomberg . “They’re doing anybody, on...

Dark shelf cloud towers over New Jersey during…

This large, ominous shelf cloud hovered over Rio Grande, New Jersey, on Aug. 6 during a severe storm.

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Hagerty vs. Bradshaw in race to succeed US Sen…

Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty and Black activist Marquita Bradshaw will face off in November to succeed retiring Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander

Another Governor Tests Positive for COVID

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday, and the discovery came just ahead of a planned meeting with President Trump, reports the Columbus Dispatch . The 73-year-old Republican took the test as part of the protocol set up for those who planned to greet Trump at an...

Today in History for August 7th

Highlights of this day in history: U.S. embassies bombed in E. Africa; Congress OKs powers to expand the Vietnam War; The Battle of Guadalcanal begins; Kon-Tiki ends its journey; Comedy icon Oliver Hardy and news anchor Peter Jennings die. (Aug. 7)

Capital One fined $80 million in data breach

The U.S. Treasury Department has fined Capital One $80 million for careless network security practices that enabled one of the biggest bank security breaches on record

One Thing Really Ticks Off Anthony Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci says he's receiving death threats over the coronavirus that has forced him to get security. He tells Politico he can deal with that, but he uses unusually frank language to discuss one aspect of the "nonsense" that rankles: "When they start hassling your children on the phone...

Road washed out by Isaias flooding

This road in Calvert County, Maryland, became impassable after floodwaters from Isaias washed it out on Aug. 6.

Senegal president offers condolences to Denver…

The president of Senegal has offered his condolences after five people who immigrated to Colorado from the West African country were killed in a house fire in suburban Denver

Cop Showed Off Her Pics at the Worst Time: Report

Looks like a cop really did show off Lauren McCluskey's explicit photos to male co-workers—including on the night she was killed, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. A report released Wednesday finds that Miguel Deras, the University of Utah police officer in charge of her sexual-extortion case , needlessly showed her...

Crews battle brush fire north of Los Angeles

Crews were on the scene of a new brush fire Thursday afternoon burning in Santa Clarita, California about 30 miles north of Los Angeles. (August 6)

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July US jobs report is expected to point to…

Economists have forecast that U.S. employers added 1.6 million jobs in July

Biden's Response to Reporter: 'Are You a Junkie?'

Joe Biden confirmed he has not taken a cognitive test in a testy exchange with a CBS reporter—and it sounds like he definitely doesn't intend to. "Why the hell would I take a test? Come on, man," the 77-year-old said in response to a question from CBS' Errol Barnett...

Heat, storms to return to northern US

After a tranquil, fall-like period, it will turn warmer and stormier across the north-central U.S.