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Twin beams of light won't shine during 9/11 tribute in NYCTwin beams of light representing the World Trade Center towers won’t be beamed into the sky during this year’s memorial of the 9/11 terror attacks in New York City
The Associated Press15 minutes ago
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden stands left as his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at the Hotel DuPont in Wilmington, Del., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Harris bringing energy, dollars and more to Biden's campaignKamala Harris is already bringing energy, dollars and more to Joe Biden's presidential campaign
The Associated Press54 minutes ago
FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2013, file photo, a National Park Service ranger welcomes visitors to Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. Alcatraz Island will reopen its outdoor areas to the public next week after being closed for five months due to the pandemic. The Mercury News reports Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, the island that once housed Al Capone and George "Machine Gun" Kelly will reopen Monday but will be an outdoor-only experience, to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
Alcatraz to reopen after monthslong closure due to pandemicAlcatraz Island will reopen its outdoor areas to the public next week after being closed for five months because of the pandemic
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Wisconsin man pleads guilty to vandalizing synagogueFederal prosecutors say a Wisconsin man has pleaded guilty to vandalizing a synagogue last year as part of a neo-Nazi plot
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, returns to his apartment after being released from prison, Friday, July 24, 2020, in New York. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein ordered Cohen released on parole saying he believes the government retaliated against him for writing a book about Trump. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Cohen's book foreword: Trump 'wouldn’t mind if I was dead'Michael Cohen’s memoir about President Donald Trump will be released Sept. 8 by Skyhorse Publishing, which confirmed the news Thursday to The Associated Press
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Southside Independent School District Public Relations Director Randy Escamilla demonstrates a tool that captures and displays body temperature that will be used on campuses, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in San Antonio. Southside will being the year with remote teaching and has added hotspots to the school district to help students without access to the internet. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Texas hospitalizations below 7,000 for first time in weeksTexas is reporting fewer than 7,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients for the first time in six weeks
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Prosecutors dispute Jeffrey Epstein's ex-girlfriend's claimsProsecutors are disputing claims by lawyers for a British socialite that they are slowly releasing evidence and improperly withholding the names of women abused by financier Jeffrey Epstein
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this May 25, 2020 file photo, the Iranian oil tanker Fortune is anchored at the dock of the El Palito refinery near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela.  U.S. officials said Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, that the Trump administration has seized the cargo of four tankers it was targeting for transporting Iranian fuel to Venezuela as it steps up its campaign of maximum pressure against the two heavily sanctioned. (AP Photo/Ernesto Vargas, File)
Officials: U.S. seizes Iranian gas heading for VenezuelaU.S. officials say the Trump administration has seized the cargo of four tankers it was targeting for transporting Iranian fuel to Venezuela as it steps up its campaign of maximum pressure against the two heavily sanctioned
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Magnolias, stars, a Gulf Coast lighthouse, a teddy bear, and even Kermit the Frog appear on some of the over 1,800 proposals submitted by the general public for a new Mississippi flag and posted Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, on the Mississippi Department of Archives and History web site. The state recently retired the last state banner with the Confederate battle emblem that's widely condemned as racist and a nine-member commission will design a replacement that cannot include the Confederate symbol and must have the phrase, "In God We Trust." (Mississippi Department of Archives and History, via AP)
Creator of mosquito-themed state flag says design was a jokeA Mississippi man who submitted a proposal to place a giant mosquito on the new state flag says he created the design as a joke
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this July 4, 2020, file photo, people wear face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus as they play roulette on the Fourth of July at the Strat hotel-casino in Las Vegas. The coronavirus and efforts to fight it have hit U.S. casinos and legal gambling businesses hard. The American Gaming Association on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, reported a nearly 79% drop in commercial gambling revenues for the second quarter of 2020. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
Trade group report: Gambling economy hit hard by coronavirusThe coronavirus and efforts to fight it have hit U.S. casinos and legal gambling businesses hard
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Navajo Nation Turns to Trump As Execution NearsWith the execution scheduled for less than two weeks from now, the Navajo Nation has asked President Trump to spare the life of Lezmond Mitchell. Capital punishment violates Navajo beliefs and would pose a challenge to tribal sovereignty, leaders said. "We strongly hold to our cultural, traditional, and religious beliefs...
Newser2 hours ago
In this April 9, 2013, photo, Chief Justice Bernette Johnson of the Louisiana Supreme Court speaks in Baton Rouge, La., to a joint session of the Legislature. An October 2020 parole hearing has been set for a Black man sentenced to life in prison after stealing hedge clippers in a 1997 burglary, a sentence Louisiana's Supreme Court upheld despite Johnson's insistence that the punishment was excessive and rooted in racist law. (Arthur D. Lauck/The Advocate via AP)
Possible shot at freedom for lifer who stole hedge clippersAn October parole hearing has been set for a Black man serving a life sentence in Louisiana after stealing hedge clippers in a 1997 burglary
The Associated Press2 hours ago
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