AUSTIN, Texas — Texas' troubled power grid could face record demand next week, prompting government leadership of the grid to make assurances Thursday that everything will be OK.
Brad Jones, the interim CEO of the ...Read more
CHICAGO — A day after Chicago saw a series of mass shootings in a matter of hours, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland appeared in the city Thursday to meet with police and community leaders as the Justice Department ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — A new federal strike force launched by the U.S. Justice Department on Thursday will focus on disrupting the illegal flow of weapons into Los Angeles from neighboring states while also going after makers of ...Read more
A Florida man was introduced to two very different kinds of neighbors this week.
One of them is being hailed a hero for possibly saving his life as he convulsed inside a car — which rolled down into the lawn of a family...Read more
OTTAWA, Canada — Justin Trudeau’s government appears unwilling to join the U.S. in hitting Cuba with targeted sanctions against those responsible for repressing a recent wave of protests on the island.
The U.S. ...Read more
CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer was sentenced Thursday to 15 months in federal prison for his role as a top bookie in a multimillion-dollar sports gambling ring that allegedly included the now-pardoned brother of ...Read more
MIAMI — A day before thousands will attend the Rolling Loud music festival in Miami Gardens, part of its stage collapsed Thursday evening, according to reports.
Around 5 p.m., part of a Rolling Loud stage collapsed at ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota's police licensing board approved new model policies on officer misconduct and protest response on Thursday, but acknowledged its limited ability to address violations.
The Peace Officer ...Read more
Coronavirus cases are rising at an alarming rate across Florida as the delta variant races through the state, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy warned on Thursday.
Murthy said that Florida has been left vulnerable to ...Read more
More than halfway into the year, and with most state legislative sessions concluded, the full scope of voting changes spurred by the 2020 election is coming into view.
As of last week, 18 states have enacted 30 laws that ...Read more
CHICAGO — Women in Illinois will soon be able to get hormonal birth control directly from pharmacists, without first visiting doctors, under a bill signed into law Thursday by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
A separate bill, also ...Read more
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously reversed a lower court decision that found the state’s Medicaid expansion unconstitutional.
Moving with uncharacteristic speed, the high court ...Read more
Mississippi asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the constitutional right to abortion, raising the stakes in a polarizing clash the justices are set to hear in the term that will start in October.
In a court filing ...Read more
WASHINGTON — A member of Congress from Georgia was among several men arrested during a voting rights demonstration outside of a U.S. Senate office building Thursday afternoon.
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, a Lithonia Democrat...Read more
ATLANTA — News media companies including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Thursday asked a judge to grant the press access to the jury selection process in the trial involving the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.
The media ...Read more
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As Florida schools return to in-person learning next month and COVID-19 cases surge, Gov. Ron DeSantis doubled down on his opposition to mask requirements Thursday, suggesting he would be willing to ...Read more
The Dixie fire burning in Northern California's Butte and Plumas counties mushroomed to more than 100,000 acres Thursday, becoming the second blaze in the state this year to surpass the megafire milestone.
The aggressive ...Read more
North Carolina on Thursday reported the highest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and the largest one-day increase in new cases since May, continuing a trend of rapidly worsening pandemic numbers.
The state announced 1,...Read more
MIAMI — Miami police Chief Art Acevedo — who prides himself on working the street with beat cops — had recent back-to-back encounters with members of the right-wing extremist group the Proud Boys during the first ...Read more
President Joe Biden on Wednesday condemned “the mass detentions and sham trials” of anti-government protesters in Cuba, and ordered sanctions against the general in charge of the Cuban military and a special forces ...Read more
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