Activists seek to decriminalize 'magic' mushrooms…

Despite pandemic conditions that made normal signature-gathering almost impossible, activists in Washington, D

Education Secretary DeVos Pushes Forward on…

Despite a surge in reported coronavirus cases, DeVos said when it comes to reopening schools "we cannot be paralyzed."

Schools Must Open, DeVos Says

Calling the reopening of the nation's schools "not a matter of if" but "a matter of how," Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Sunday that the students have to get back into the classroom. "Parents are expecting that this fall their kids are going to have a full-time experience with their...

Cat enthralled by thunderstorm

One cat in Birmingham, Alabama, stared out the window on July 12, simply watching as rain drenched the window and thunder roared in the background.

Asian shares gain on hopes for recovery, despite…

Shares have risen in Asia, cheered by upbeat projections on a global economic rebound from pandemic shocks but tempered by caution over worsening virus outbreaks

Ex-Aide: Trump's Hateful Words Derail Staff

Elaine Duke gives the White House response to Hurricane Maria devastating Puerto Rico as an example of her disappointment in her brief tenure running the Department of Homeland Security. She wanted President Trump to issue an emergency declaration before the hurricane hit land but was rebuffed, the New York Times...

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Today in History for July 13th

Highlights of this day in history: Live Aid concerts held in London and Philadelphia; A French revolutionary is stabbed in his bath; Civil War draft riots erupt in New York; A power blackout hits the Big Apple; Actor Harrison Ford born. (July 13)

Grandson of Elvis Presley has died at age 27…

The son of Lisa Marie Presley has died

Police Search Home Of Couple Who Pointed Guns At…

Police executed a search warrant at Mark and Patricia McCloskey's Friday night — taking the rifle Mark McCloskey used during the incident.

One Trait Helps Define John Roberts' Court

The Supreme Court's unusual term has come to an end, and Chief Justice John Roberts managed to anger President Trump on multiple occasions, including on DACA , gay rights , abortion , and the privacy of Trump's own financial records . So what's going on with Roberts, a 65-year-old lifelong conservative? Various analysts weigh...

Flashes of lightning fill cloudy sky

On July 11, residents of Goodfield, Illinois, were able to look up at the sky and be treated to a show, as lightning danced within the clouds.

Houston leaders call for city lockdown amid virus…

Top officials in Houston are calling for the city to lock back down as area hospitals strain to accommodate the onslaught of patients sick with the new coronavirus

'I Feel Fantastic,' COVID-19 Vaccine Volunteer…

The first person in the US to receive an experimental vaccine for COVID-19 has provided a medical update, and it's encouraging. "It's been 16 weeks since I had the first dose," Jennifer Haller says. "I feel fantastic." The Washington state woman, an operations manager for a tech startup, has experienced...

AP Top Stories July 12 P

Here are the top stories for Sunday, July 12th: Florida reports single-day highest number of virus cases nationwide; At least 11 hurt in fire at Naval Base San Diego; Poland presidential runoff too close to call; Search expanded for missing actress Naya Rivera.

Great White apologizes for mask-less show in…

Metal band Great White has apologized for performing at a North Dakota concert where the crowd didn't wear masks despite the ongoing threat of the coronavirus

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Justice Department Appealing Judge's Delay Of…

A chief district judge postponed the execution Friday due to the coronavirus pandemic.

30-Year-Old Dies After 'COVID Party'

If going to a party at all seems like a bad idea these days, going to one in which attendees try to contract the coronavirus proved a fatal one for a Texas man, reports NEWS4SA . The 30-year-old man went to a "COVID party"—one hosted by someone known to have...

Downpour drenches deserted street

A powerful storm slammed into Tucson, Arizona, releasing thunder and lightning over the city on July 11.

Mass celebrated after fire damages centuries-old…

Mass was celebrated Sunday on the grounds of a historic Catholic church in Southern California that was heavily damaged by fire a day earlier

Tucker Carlson's Top Writer Gets Outed Over…

Tucker Carlson's top writer has quit after posting bigoted comments on an online forum known for its offensive content, CNN Business reports. The writer, Blake Neff, was using a pseudonym on AutoAdmit—a mostly unmoderated board where sexism and racism run rampant—to pepper in his share of intolerant remarks....

Aerials show ship ablaze at Naval Base San Diego

At least one person was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out Sunday on board a ship at Naval Base San Diego. Military officials said the blaze was reported shortly before 9 a.m. on USS Bonhomme Richard. (July 12)

Chatham announces plan to buy newspaper publisher…

Hedge fund Chatham Asset Management said it plans to buy newspaper publisher McClatchy out of bankruptcy, ending 163 years of family control

President Trump Commutes Roger Stone's Prison…

A White House statement said Stone was treated unfairly and would also be at "serious medical risk" if he remained in prison.

Factory With 'Heartbreaking' Virus Count Is Shut…

A Los Angeles clothing factory with four coronavirus deaths and 300 confirmed cases has been shut down, CNN reports. County health officials said Friday the Los Angeles Apparel facility had violated mandatory health orders and refused to let health inspectors inside. "The death of four dedicated garment workers is heartbreaking...

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Scorching heat roasts Southwest

Temperatures will remain in the triple digits for a large portion of the Southwest this week.

21 injured in fire aboard ship at Naval Base San…

Twenty-one people have suffered minor injuries in an explosion and fire Sunday on board a ship at Naval Base San Diego

Paper: Gun-Wielding Homeowners 'Almost Always in…

There's a new wrinkle in the case of the Missouri couple who stood outside their St. Louis mansion and pointed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters last month. KSDK reports a search warrant was executed Friday night by St. Louis police officers at the home of Mark and Patricia McCloskey,...