Anti-death penalty groups sue, say roadblocks…

Anti-death penalty activists have asked a federal judge to order Indiana State Police to stop blocking roads to a prison where federal executions have resumed after a 17-year pause

NYC's Top Health Official Quits With 'Deep…

New York City has abruptly lost its top health official as it fights to prevent a second wave of coronavirus infections. Dr. Oxiris Barbot, the city's public health commissioner, submitted her resignation Tuesday following clashes with Mayor Bill de Blasio's office, which had given responsibility for contact tracing to the...

Isaias' powerful winds knock power out

As Isaias hit North Carolina on Aug. 3, the storms powerful winds lashed the area, knocking out the power to this area in Wilmington.

Los Angeles deputy says colleagues are part of…

A sheriff's deputy claims in a legal filing that a violent gang of colleagues in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, who call themselves “The Executioners,” control a patrol station in Compton

New George Floyd Video Prompts an Investigation

Authorities in Minneapolis are trying to figure out how Britain's Daily Mail got hold of more footage of George Floyd's fatal arrest. The outlet published roughly 10 minutes of video from ex-officer Thomas Lane's body camera and about 18 minutes from the bodycam of former officer J. Alexander Kueng, per...

Slight progress as urgency grows on virus relief

Senate Minority leader Senator Chuck Schumer told reporters "we are not going to give up. We are not going to walk away," as negotiations continue on a huge coronavirus relief bill. (August 4)

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Alabama proceeds with plan to remove artifacts…

Alabama is moving ahead with work to study and remove artifacts from the submerged wreckage of the Clotilda, the last slave ship known to land in the United States

After 'Professor' Dies of COVID, Bizarre Hoax…

It's a convoluted tale without a lot of answers at the moment. It revolves around an apparently fictitious professor at Arizona State University, the announcement of that professor's death on Twitter of COVID-19, and a prominent crusader against sexual harassment in the sciences. Digging in: The death: On Friday, a...

Devastation in Oak Island after Isaias made…

Jonathan Petramala reports on the devastation on Aug. 4, left behind by Isaias, which made landfall at Oak Island, North Carolina, as a Category 1 hurricane.

Prosecutor: Couple talked by phone on day kids…

A prosecutor on Tuesday played a recorded jailhouse phone call between an Idaho couple accused of hiding their children’s bodies months after they went missing in a mystery that has garnered national attention

Barron Trump's School Gets the OK to Open

President Trump has been quite vocal about his desire to see schools open amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, an order from the Maryland governor may see Trump partly get his wish in one part of that state, in a decision that could affect his own son. On Friday, an order...

AP Top Stories August 4 P

Here's the latest for Tuesday August 4th: Isaias strikes the US East Coast; Huge explosion rocks Beirut; UN Chief warms of educational catastrophe; Miner finds third rare gem in a month.

Minneapolis mayor: City seeks right mentors for…

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said the city is working to pair new police officers with “the right individuals” for field training in the wake of George Floyd’s death

'I Don't Know John Lewis': Trump Withholds Praise

President Trump's new interview with Axios on HBO is drawing attention not only for the president's condemnation of mail voting but for his comments on the late John Lewis. On the latter, Trump didn't criticize Lewis exactly, but he chose not to praise the congressman and civil rights leader, who...

Drenching rain from Isaias reaches Northeast

Isaias will bring disruptive and dangerous impacts to the region into Wednesday.

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Husband of DA charged with pulling gun on…

The husband of the Los Angeles district attorney was charged with pointing a gun at Black Lives Matter members demonstrating outside the couple’s home the day before the primary election in March

Researchers Have Grim Warning on Mississippi

Florida is currently the No. 1 state when it comes to new coronavirus cases per capita—but Mississippi is on track to overtake it, NPR reports. In a grim Twitter thread , Harvard researcher Ashish Jha says Mississippi is "doing VERY badly but has received little attention." Testing is down 8%...

Lupe Fiaco’s tweet response led to new 'Hou…

Lupe Fiasco answered a tweet from up-and-coming producer Kaelin Ellis to freestyle on one of Ellis’ beats. That interaction, combined with stay-at-home pandemic orders, led to a new project called “House.” (Aug. 4)

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

Sentencing of a former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach to 90 days in jail for lying to police during an investigation into ex-Olympic and university doctor Larry Nassar is the latest development from the sexual assault scandal that has rocked the school

Trump Hints at Executive Order on Mail Voting

President Trump escalated his criticism of mail balloting in a big way on Monday, first in a press conference in which he hinted at using executive action to curtail it and also in an interview. Coverage: Two months: In a sit-down with Axios on HBO , Trump said widespread mail voting...

Isaias floods man's home and truck

As Isaias lashed the North Carolina coast on Aug. 4, Chris Belliveau's home and truck in Oak Island were flooded by storm surge.

Tampa teenager accused in Twitter hack pleads not…

A Florida teen identified as the mastermind of scheme that gained control of Twitter accounts of politicians, celebrities and technology moguls has pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of fraud

Gohmert's Daughter Calls Him Out on COVID…

"My father ignored medical expertise and now he has COVID." That's the official word from Caroline Gohmert, Louie Gohmert's daughter, on the congressman's coronavirus diagnosis. "Wearing a mask is a non-partisan issue. The advice of medical experts shouldn't be politicized," the younger Gohmert, who is a musician going by BELLSAINT,...

Strong winds, flooding as Isaias hits East Coast

Tropical Storm Isaias is spawning tornadoes and dumping rain during an inland march up the U.S. East Coast. Isaias made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, shortly before midnight. (August 4)

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Experts: Obstacles to charging police in Breonna…

Nearly five months after Breonna Tayolor's death, legal experts say prosecutors may face significant obstacles to bringing charges against the police officers sent to her Louisville home

Cape Cod Island Opens to Public for First Time in…

A Cape Cod island is open to the public for the first time in three centuries. Sipson Island, located in Pleasant Bay off the coast of Orleans, Mass., opened to visitors last month, marking the first time the public has been welcomed to the island since 1711, the Cape Cod...

Isaias batters the North Carolina coast

AccuWeather's Jonathan Petramala recorded as Oak Island, North Carolina, was hit by Isaias' northern eyewall on Aug. 4.