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Remains of 9 killed in California Marine sinking recovered

The military has recovered the bodies of nine people killed when a Marine landing craft sank in hundreds of feet of water off the Southern California coast.

Lorenzo Soria, president of Golden Globes group, dies at 68

US intel: Russia acting against Biden; China opposes Trump

  Last-ditch virus aid talks collapse; no help for jobless now

  WH chief of staff pushing Trump to deliver convention speech away from White House

  Postal Service loses $2.2B in 3 months as virus woes persist

  Harleys everywhere, masks nowhere: Sturgis draws thousands

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Liberty University’s Falwell takes leave after controversy

  Republicans push Kanye 2020. But will it really hurt Biden?

  US hiring slows in July as signs of lasting damage emerge

  Warnings flashed for years of explosives at heart of Beirut

  US reports show racial disparities in kids with COVID-19

  Online child exploitation reports surge in COVID-19 era

Herman Cain is mourned, celebrated at his funeral in Atlanta

Herman Cain, the former presidential candidate, businessman and GOP ally of President Donald Trump, will be mourned at a private funeral in Atlanta. Cain’s funeral service will be livestreamed starting at 11 a.m. Friday.

US: Border tunnel appears to be ‘most sophisticated’

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."

Cardinals’ game against Cubs postponed after positive COVID-19 test

Major League Baseball said the game was postponed to allow more time for additional testing and to complete the contact tracing process.

Why won’t the FAA require masks?

So why hasn’t this federal agency, which oversees air safety, required face masks for all passengers instead of leaving it to the discretion of airlines and flight crews?

  Portland protesters cause mayhem again, police officer hurt

Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95

Cuomo clears New York schools statewide to open, carefully

  Suspension lifted of Georgia student who took crowded hallway photo

Hasbro pulls Trolls doll after complaints of inappropriately placed button

Appeals court revives House lawsuit for McGahn’s testimony

Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of popular social media apps TikTok and WeChat on security grounds, a move China’s government criticized as “political manipulation.”

  Texas boy delivers care packages to essential workers

Five-year-old Wilburt Coleman has been going door to door, giving care packages to families with essential workers and those most vulnerable to the virus.

  Baltimore-area plagued by slow, missing mail

People in Maryland have been waiting for hours - day after day - trying to get mail that was never delivered.

  Washington man drives off cliff during high speed chase

Surveillance video caught a man in Washington driving over a cliff during a high speed chase.

Breonna Taylor billboards around Louisville organized by Oprah Winfrey

The media mogul is once again getting involved in calling for action in the investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor.

  Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests negative after positive test before Trump visit

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested positive Thursday for the coronavirus just ahead a planned meeting with President Donald Trump.

  Playing electoral defense, Trump claims Biden opposes God

President Donald Trump is engaging in a deeply personal attack on Joe Biden, even questioning without foundation the former vice president's faith in God.

  ‘Worst nightmare’: Laid-off workers endure loss of $600 aid

An unemployed makeup artist with two toddlers and a disabled husband needs help with food and rent. A hotel manager says his unemployment has deepened his anxiety and kept him awake at night. A dental hygienist, pregnant with her third child, is struggling to afford diapers and formula.

  Virus talks on brink of collapse, sides still ‘far apart’

Both sides have set a goal of reaching a deal by week’s end.

‘See you in court’: ACLU files nearly 400 cases versus Trump

Since the day Trump took office, the ACLU has filed 237 lawsuits against the administration and about 160 other legal actions.

Motions filed seeking bond for Travis, Gregory McMichael in Arbery case

Separate motions were filed in court Thursday requesting bonds for Travis and Gregory McMichael.

3 Fla. children safe after police chase involving suspected human trafficker

Three children are safe after a human trafficking suspect’s car rolled over and crashed during a high speed chase Wednesday.

Congress urges Postal Service to undo changes slowing mail

A Democratic senator said Thursday he is launching an investigation into changes at the U.S. Postal Service that are causing delays in mail deliveries across the country just as big volume increases are expected for mail-in election voting.

  Macron promises help, Beirut residents vent fury at leaders

Lebanese officials targeted in the investigation of the massive blast that tore through Beirut sought to shift blame for the presence of explosives at the city’s port, and the visiting French president warned Thursday that without serious reforms the country would “continue to sink.”

Were you exposed to COVID-19 at work? In most states, your employer isn’t required to tell you.

Employees say they were exposed to coworkers who tested positive for COVID-19 but were never informed by their employers. In most states, companies don't have to disclose cases.

Country star Kane Brown appears in selfie with employee at Virginia travel center

Angie Graves was working at the Subway at White’s Travel Center along Interstate 81/64 on Thursday morning when she spied country music star Kane Brown.

  Back-to-back suits seek to dissolve NRA, its charitable arm

New York Attorney General Letitia James said Thursday her office is suing to dissolve the National Rifle Association, saying its leaders exploited it for personal gain.

Cheetos Mac ‘n’ Cheese comes out this weekend

Frito-Lay and Quaker Foods are launching three flavors of Cheetos Mac ‘n’ Cheese: Bold & Cheesy, Flamin’ Hot and Cheesy Jalapeño.

  Bride in Beirut wedding photo shoot speaks about explosion

Video captured the special moment turning into chaos, as the bride can later be seen being whisked away into a building.

Krispy Kreme thanks teachers with free doughnut

Krispy Kreme will be giving out free doughnuts and coffee to teachers next week for Educator Appreciation Week.

  1.2 million seek jobless aid after $600 federal check ends

Nearly 1.2 million laid-off Americans applied for state unemployment benefits last week, evidence that the coronavirus keeps forcing companies to slash jobs just as a critical $600 weekly federal jobless payment has expired.

  3 teens accused of jumping over wall into Mar-a-Lago with AK-47

According to police, on Friday, three teenage boys jumped the wall onto the property after a short car chase.

Notre Dame opens ACC play against Duke, won’t play Navy

The league on Thursday released the schedule featuring the Fighting Irish, who are giving up their coveted football independence and competing for the ACC title this season.

  Mental health issues rise in children during pandemic, expert says

One child psychologist said he's seeing a significant increase in mental health issues among children.

How an arrest upended filming of ‘Surviving Jeffrey Epstein’

The fourth episode of the new Lifetime docuseries, which was intended to be a round-table with survivors, was redone to focus on Maxwell's alleged crimes and her grooming of potential victims.

Hurricane Alpha? Amped up season forecast, names may run out

This year's forecast of up to 25 is the highest number NOAA has ever predicted, beating the 21 predicted for 2005.

  ‘Shame on all of you’: Obituary for man who died of COVID-19 complications blames Trump, people who won’t wear masks

David Nagy, 79, of Jefferson, died a needless death, his family pointed out in his obituary.

  Texas dad saves kids from 12-foot alligator

Andrew Grande said his children were playing near a canal when the gator approached.

CDC: People are dying after drinking hand sanitizer

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people are getting sick and even dying from ingesting hand sanitizer.

One Year Later: ICE gives updates on August 2019 ICE Raids

In August 2019, hundreds of people were detained in raids across Mississippi by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

  Dog lost during Calif. wildfire reunited with owner

Greg Skeens' little blue heeler, Buck, ran off after a coyote escaping the wildfire, leaving Skeens to believe he was gone for good.

  Groceries are getting more expensive

Prices are spiking at supermarkets, and it’s not just because people are eating in and dining out less.

Obama’s Medicaid expansion keeps gaining ground under Trump

President Donald Trump is still trying to overturn “Obamacare,” but his predecessor’s health care law keeps gaining ground in places where it was once unwelcome.

Chief: Violent Portland protests detract from message

Clashes outside a U.S. courthouse in Portland, Oregon, have largely stopped since Democratic Gov. Kate Brown reached a deal that called for the draw down of federal agents sent by the Trump administration to protect the building — but the turmoil is far from over.

  MLB tightening virus protocols, including masks in dugouts

The league made changes to its 2020 operations manual after outbreaks on the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals led to 21 postponements in the first two weeks of a shortened 60-game season.

  Rockettes cancel Christmas show due to coronavirus pandemic

All tickets sold for the 2020 show will be automatically refunded.

  ‘Heroine’ nurse protected 3 newborns at hospital hit by Beirut explosion

Authorities say the explosion killed at least 135 people and wounded about 5,000 others.

  Girl, 5, with autism who went missing during Isaias found dead in Pa.

Police believe the 5-year-old girl wandered out of her home during the height of the storm and got swept up in floodwaters from the creek that borders her family’s backyard.

Lawyers argue about psychologist in newspaper attack case

The pretrial hearing relates to the second phase of the case against Jarrod Ramos, who has already pleaded guilty to killing five at the Capital Gazette newspaper in 2018.

  Proposal to disband Minneapolis police blocked from ballot

Members of the city's Charter Commission expressed concern that the process to change the city's charter was being rushed after George Floyd died following an encounter with police.

Survivors mark 75th anniversary of world’s 1st atomic attack

The dwindling witnesses to the world’s first atomic bombing marked its 75th anniversary Thursday, with the mayor and others noting the Japanese government’s refusal to sign a nuclear weapons ban treaty, highlighting its hypocrisy.

Signs ominous and hopeful as college sports hangs in balance

The NCAA Board of Governors handed off any decision on whether to hold championships for fall sports such as soccer and lower-level football to each division.

Facebook, citing virus misinformation, deletes Trump post

Facebook has deleted a post by President Donald Trump for the first time, saying it violated its policy against spreading misinformation about the coronavirus.

  Capitol negotiators still stuck, still trying on virus aid

After more than a week’s worth of meetings, at least some clarity is emerging in the bipartisan Washington talks on a huge COVID-19 response bill.

State Dept.: Russia pushes disinformation in online network

The State Department says Russia is using social media, state-funded media and a loose network of proxy websites to amplify conspiracy theories and misinformation, most recently around the coronavirus.

5 found dead in suspected arson fire at Denver home

Five people were found dead Wednesday after an early morning fire destroyed a suburban Denver home — a blaze that authorities said they suspect was intentionally set. Three people escaped the fire by jumping from the home's second floor.

FBI raids California home of YouTube star Jake Paul

FBI agents including a SWAT team have raided the home of YouTube star Jake Paul.

FAA: Boeing pressured safety workers at SC aircraft plant

The FAA wants to fine Boeing $1.25 million, saying company managers pressured employees who were doing safety-related work for the agency at a South Carolina plant.

  Negligence probed in deadly Beirut blast amid public anger

The Lebanese government says it is putting an unspecified number of Beirut port officials under house arrest pending an investigation into how 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate came to be stored at the port for years.

Some bars agree to pay fine to reinstate licenses; constitutionality of virus restrictions to be argued in hearing

Two bar owners have agreed to pay a $250 fine to have their liquor licenses reinstated after being suspended for refusing to follow Governor John Bel Edwards’ coronavirus rules.

38,000 pounds of imported ground beef under recall

JBS Food Canada ULC is recalling 38,406 pounds of boneless beef head meat products that it says weren’t presented for import re-inspection into the United States.

Bank of America glitch; accounts show $0 balance

The bank said it’s trying to address the problem as quickly as possible.

Fiat Chrysler to recall vehicles that may pollute too much

About 1 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles with four-cylinder engines in the U.S. may spew too much pollution, and the company is working with government officials on a recall.

  Beirut: Wedding photo shoot video captures blast

Photographer Mahmoud Nakib is still rolling as he get pushed down the street by the shockwave.

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Shirley Ann Grau dies at 91

Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction writer Shirley Ann Grau has died at the age of 91.

Facebook launches its new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels

The company has been testing Reels in Brazil since November and in France, Germany and India since earlier this summer.

UConn becomes 1st FBS team to cancel football season because of coronavirus

UConn canceled its 2020-2021 football season Wednesday, becoming the first FBS program to suspend football because of the coronavirus pandemic, as other schools had taken the Huskies off their schedules and the governor was reluctant to allow UConn to travel to states with high infection rates.

  ‘We are no less American’: Deaths pile up on Texas border

For nearly a month, this borderland of 2 million people in South Texas pleaded for a field hospital, but not until Tuesday was one ready and accepting patients.