FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Florida faces a rough few weeks at least from COVID-19, according to experts, although there are faint signs of hope in the flurry of statistics that indicate the disease's future.
The state posted the U.S. record for new daily cases Sunday and the second-highest count on Monday, numbers that are difficult to spin as ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- A body found in Lake Piru is that of actress Naya Rivera, who disappeared five days ago during a boat outing with her young son, authorities said Monday.
"Based on the location where the body was found, the physical characteristics of the body, the clothing found on the body and the physical condition of the body, as well as the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Joe Biden on Tuesday will call for setting a 100% clean-electricity standard by 2035 and investing $2 trillion over four years on clean energy, three people familiar with his plan said Monday.
The Democratic nominee's new commitments mark a clear shift toward progressives' environmental priorities and cutting the use of fossil ...Read more
AUSTIN, Texas -- More than 10,000 coronavirus patients remain hospitalized in Texas, state health officials reported Monday.
The Texas Department of State Health Services reported 10,405 hospitalizations, just five fewer than the number of patients reported Sunday, marking the end of 14 consecutive days of record hospitalizations.
The health ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration can't legally withhold grants to police in California cities that don't cooperate with federal agencies in the enforcement of immigration laws, a federal appeals court ruled.
But the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco also said on Monday that its order blocking the Justice Department from withholding ...Read more
MIAMI -- A 51-year-old immigration detainee died Sunday at a Palm Beach County hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus. The Mexican national's death is Florida's first reported COVID-19 death of a detainee.
The detainee -- identified by U.S. Immigration and Custom's Enforcement late Monday as Onoval Perez-Montufa -- was transported ...Read more
CHICAGO -- After another weekend when children were among dozens of shooting victims in Chicago, police Superintendent David Brown repeatedly asked for more time Monday to deploy his strategy of "community policing on steroids" to bring down the nearly unprecedented level of violence.
Unlike at past Monday news conferences, Brown did not hurl ...Read more
SEATTLE -- Twelve people, or their families, who were injured or killed in Seattle protests over the past six weeks filed financial claims Monday against the city of Seattle, King County and Washington state, alleging excessive force by police or the failure of police to secure the safety of peaceful protesters.
The claims, which the city, ...Read more
Compared with adults, children and adolescents are at lower risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. But low risk is not no risk.
That's why the issue of reopening schools has become the latest heated argument in the U.S. pandemic response.
"There's nothing in the data that suggests that kids being in school is in any way dangerous," U.S. ...Read more
Vice President Mike Pence told U.S. governors Monday that the administration would back them on any measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic as 13 states reached an alarming rate of positive tests.
On a conference call, Pence said those states have rates of higher than 10%, according to a person who listened to the private session and ...Read more
Criticism mounts of Harvey Weinstein settlement deal: 'Most one-sided and unfair settlement in history'
NEW YORK -- A proposed $18.9 million settlement to compensate victims of Harvey Weinstein faced more criticism Monday ahead of a key court hearing.
Doug Wigdor, an attorney for six Weinstein accusers, called the deal "if approved, one of the...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- A sheriff's deputy who shot an unarmed detainee in May as the man ran from authorities outside the downtown San Diego jail has been charged with second-degree murder, the District Attorney's Office announced Monday.
Aaron Russell, 23, is being charged in the May 1 death of Nicholas Peter Bils, 36.
Russell, who resigned from the ...Read more
NEW YORK -- President Donald Trump's younger brother lost his fight for an injunction against a damning memoir written by their estranged niece, Mary Trump, who said her book will expose the toxic nature of the family.
Robert Trump's motion for a preliminary injunction against the scheduled Tuesday release of the book was denied Monday by ...Read more
President Donald Trump's commutation of Roger Stone's 40-month prison term for lying to Congress and tampering with a witness during the Russia probe also scraps the two years of supervised release and $20,000 fine that were part of his sentence.
A copy of Trump's signed two-page executive grant of clemency was posted to Stone's criminal docket...Read more
President Donald Trump on Monday pledged to bring down shooting numbers in Chicago and other American cities "even if we have to go in and take over."
Trump was speaking at a law enforcement round table at the White House, where he touted his record as "pro-safety, pro-police and anti-crime."
During the event, he turned his attention to ...Read more
WARSAW, Poland -- Poland's incumbent President Andrzej Duda has won a second five-year term after a tightly contested election and a bitterly fought campaign, handing the ruling national-conservatives a comfortable grip on government.
Duda gathered 51 percent of the vote, the state electoral commission PKW announced on Monday. Liberal ...Read more
ATLANTA -- Gov. Brian Kemp extended an order Monday that deployed 1,000 Georgia National Guard troops to protect state buildings in Atlanta, the latest step in a series of escalating tensions with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms over safety and public health.
Kemp's new order, which expires July 27, seemed likely to draw criticism from ...Read more
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Thomas Ruffin, a 19th century North Carolina Supreme Court chief justice, has long stood as a controversial emblem of the state's judicial history.
His legacy, which includes pro-slavery rulings and rhetoric, and his own status as a slave owner, will no longer grace the state's Court of Appeals in downtown Raleigh.
Sharon ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- How to provide additional relief to jobless workers has become a major partisan tension point in preliminary talks for another COVID-19 aid package.
An expanded federal benefit of $600 per week is set to expire at the end of this month, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi says an extension of unemployment insurance must be part of any new ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- The attorneys for four ex-Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd are asking a judge to rescind a gag order issued last week prohibiting attorneys and others from discussing the case.
Eric Nelson, who represents Derek Chauvin, filed a motion Monday accusing Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill's ...Read more
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