ATLANTA -- It was as if someone had lighted a fuse.
Almost as soon as a cellphone video appeared on social media showing a black man struggling to breathe -- and finally going silent -- with his neck under the knee of a ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- They say they love the city. They generally praise the cooperation of local officials. And despite the threat to move it, many members of the Republican National Committee think their late summer convention ...Read more
ATLANTA -- Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms had a blunt message to protesters who turned the streets of downtown Atlanta into scenes of violence and destruction late Friday: "Go home."
In an emotional news conference, flanked ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- A day after one of the most destructive and violent nights in Minneapolis history, Gov. Tim Walz and the mayors of the state's two largest cities faced mounting criticism, with the governor calling the city'...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Marking a third day of protest in California over the killing of George Floyd, demonstrators blocked the 110 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles Friday night.
Marchers moved through downtown Los Angeles and ...Read more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A person who spent Memorial Day weekend at bars and pool parties at the Lake of the Ozarks tested positive for COVID-19, the Camden County, Mo., Health Department announced on Friday.
The person, who ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Staring down a $3 billion -- and growing -- tab to clean up water sources at military installations across the country that are contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals linked to firefighting foam, the ...Read more
The absence of leadership was deafening Friday in the White House Rose Garden, where cameras and reporters sat focused on an empty podium for nearly an hour as Minneapolis burned, and a nation raged, over the senseless ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Strongly admonishing the Chinese government, President Donald Trump announced Friday that the United States was "terminating" its relationship with the World Health Organization and threatened to revoke some ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The first statewide results of COVID-19 antibody tests were released Friday and they appear to provide hope that the disease is not more widespread in Florida than previously known.
The state ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday ripped President Donald Trump, saying he's fomenting violence and playing to racist urges for political gain in response to the killing of a black man by a Minneapolis ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles County on Friday received permission from the state to reopen restaurants for in-person dining, and resume services at barbershops and hair salons, marking a new phase in the region's efforts to ...Read more
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state judge Friday ruled against an attempt by Gov. Mike Parson's administration to shut down the lone abortion clinic in Missouri.
In a 97-page decision, Administrative Hearing Commissioner ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- In his first formal response to protests in Minneapolis sparked after a black man died in police custody, Joe Biden called for the nation to confront the persistence of systemic racism. His remarks came ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- Abdishakur Elmi looked on in horror as flames raged and smoke billowed from the roof of the brick building next to his restaurant.
A single truck and a few firefighters battled the blaze that had already ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- U.S. consumer spending plunged in April by the most on record as widespread government lockdowns largely prevented Americans from spending federal stimulus payments in the month.
Household outlays fell 13.6%...Read more
CHICAGO -- One of Chicago's largest law firms is itself getting sued after skipping rent payments on its sprawling riverfront office during the coronavirus pandemic.
Jenner & Block failed to make April 1 and May 1 rent ...Read more
SEATTLE -- Nordstrom insists it is well-positioned moving forward despite reporting a 40% drop in first-quarter sales and a loss of more than half a billion dollars in a coronavirus walloping far worse than analysts ...Read more
Amy Klobuchar has long been seen as a top contender to be Joe Biden's running mate, albeit with a glaring liability: her weak standing with black voters, a core Democratic constituency.
That vulnerability became even more...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with murder and manslaughter.
Freeman said this moved with extraordinary speed, that the ...Read more
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