CDC: Minorities affected much more in meatpacking…

A new report studying the impact of the coronavirus on workers in meat processing plants has found that 87% of people infected were racial or ethnic minorities and that at least 86 workers have died

President Threatens To Withhold Funding From…

President Trump says he "may cut off funding" to schools that don't reopen.

6-Week Lockdown Begins in City With 860 Active…

Around 5 million Australians are now back under a strict lockdown after a resurgence in coronavirus cases in the country's second-largest city. As of midnight Wednesday, Melbourne residents will only be allowed to leave their homes for essential business, reports Reuters . The restrictions will be in place for at least...

Comet NEOWISE visits our July night sky

July brings the rare opportunity to see a comet with the naked eye. Here's how to find Comet NEOWISE and its long tail in the sky.

Houston scraps Texas GOP’s in-person convention…

Houston officials have canceled the Texas GOP’s in-person convention

SF Lawmaker: CAREN Act 'Is the CAREN We Need'

A San Francisco lawmaker wants to deploy "CAREN" against people making racially motivated calls to 911. Supervisor Shamann Walton introduced the ordinance Wednesday, calling it the "CAREN Act," for Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies. The San Francisco Chronicle describes the name as an "apparent nod to the popularized slang name...

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Christie's previews relay-style hybrid auction

The art world is poised to experience a new type of auction as Christie's prepares to hold a relay-style version of its spring sale postponed by the pandemic. Auctioneers will pass the gavel from Hong Kong, to New York City, London, and Paris. (July 8)

Network: Shepard Smith joins CNBC for weeknight…

Former Fox News Channel anchor Shepard Smith is resurfacing

Activists Unveil Criminal Justice Reform Proposal

Activists with the Movement for Black Lives proposed legislation that would divest federal resources from incarceration and policing.

He Berated Shoppers for Mask Remark. Now…

A Florida man seen screaming at a Costco customer who asked that he wear a mask in line with company policy has lost his job. Ted Todd Insurance identified the man seen in a video viewed more than 11 million times as Daniel Maples, who's described in a biography as...

Probability of tropical development increasing

Bernie Rayno explains why a tropical depression or storm could form off the Atlantic coast in the near future.

US consumers reduced their borrowing by $18.3…

U.S. consumers reduced their borrowing for a third straight month May as the millions of jobs lost because of the coronavirus pandemic made households less eager to take on new debt

US Hits Another Grim Coronavirus Milestone

The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the US no longer begins with a 2. Per Johns Hopkins' tracking, the country on Wednesday passed the 3 million mark. As of this writing the university's dashboard shows 3,009,611 US cases and 131,594 deaths. The Guardian reports the US...

Wisconsin officer saves dog from burning house

Caught on camera: Wisconsin police officer rescues dog from burning house. (July 8)

New Mexico mandates police body cameras in wake…

New Mexico’s Democratic governor has signed legislation to require that police officers wear body cameras as a deterrent against excessive use of force

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Mississippi City To Take Down Statue Of Andrew…

The Jackson City Council approved the move Tuesday, voting 5-1 to remove the statue from its place outside City Hall and relocate it.

Vindman Ends Military Career, Cites White House…

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman is calling it quits on his 21-year military career, and his lawyer says it's because Vindman believes his future in the US Army "will forever be limited" due to political retaliation at the hands of President Trump and his allies. Vindman says he found himself in...

Lightning storm provides early morning fireworks

Thunderstorms in the early morning of July 8 gave residents of Graceville, Minnesota, a light show that illuminated the night sky.

Judge dismisses GM's bribery lawsuit against Fiat…

A federal judge in Detroit has tossed out General Motors’ lawsuit alleging that rival Fiat Chrysler paid off union leaders to get better contract terms than GM

Harvard, MIT Sue Over ICE Order on Foreign…

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are suing the Trump administration over its plan to force international students to leave the US or transfer to another college if their schools offer online-only classes this fall. "The order came down without notice—its cruelty surpassed only by its recklessness,...

Penguins meet dinosaurs at Chicago museum

Izzy and Darwin, penguins who live at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium, visited the dinosaurs next door at the Field Museum. (July 8)

Health official: Trump rally 'likely' source of…

The head of the Tulsa-County Health Department says President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in late June “likely contributed” to a dramatic surge in new coronavirus cases there

Health Care Workers Worried About Dwindling…

The president of the National Nurses United union said equipment like shoe and hair covers, gowns and face masks are in short supply.

Facebook Meeting With Boycotters Was Rough

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met virtually with civil rights and activist groups who've helped organize a massive advertiser boycott of the social network, and as CNN reports, "it did not go well." Facebook spokesman Andy Stone later expressed gratitude to the organizers "for their continued engagement" and said the network...

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Storms to drop large hail, bring flood risk to…

Damaging winds and travel delays are also possible impacts the storms could produce as they rumble through the region.

AP Exclusive: 'Strike for Black Lives' to…

A national coalition of labor unions, along with racial and social justice organizations, will stage a mass walkout this month to protest against systemic racism

Victim Won't Cooperate in Case Against Amy Cooper

Amy Cooper may be charged with filing a false police report as a result of his video, but Christian Cooper is not necessarily on board. The member of the New York City Audubon Society board of directors again suggests the white woman who called police on May 25 to report...