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China criticizes US joint carrier drills in South China Sea

Jul 7, 2020

China is accusing the U.S. of flexing its military muscles in the South China Sea by conducting joint exercises with two U.S. aircraft carrier groups in the strategic waterway

Feds to decide if 2 Mississippi turtles need protection

Jul 7, 2020

The federal government says it will decide whether protection is needed for a map turtle found only in Mississippi and a related species found in Mississippi and Louisiana

$1.2 million bail for driver that hit 2 Seattle protesters

Jul 7, 2020

A judge set bail at $1.2 million on Monday for the man accused of driving a Jaguar on to a closed Seattle freeway and hitting two protesters, killing one

Man held in California attacks that killed 1, wounded 2

Jul 6, 2020

Authorities say they've arrested a man suspected of killing a doctor on an off-road trip and wounding two other people in rural California attacks

Indiana officials investigate report of assault on Black man

Jul 6, 2020

A Black man says a group of white men assaulted him and threatened to “get a noose” after claiming that he and his friends had trespassed on private property as they gathered at an Indiana lake over the Fourth of July weekend

Kanye West? The Girl Scouts? Hedge funds? All got PPP loans

Jul 6, 2020

The government’s small business lending program has benefited millions of companies, with the goal of minimizing the number of layoffs that Americans have suffered in the face of the coronavirus pandemic

Today in History

Jul 7, 2020

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 7, the 189th day of 2020. There are 177 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 7, 1865, four people were hanged in Washington, D.C. for conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assass…

Rickey Smiley's daughter injured after being shot in Texas

Jul 6, 2020

Atlanta-based radio host and comedian Rickey Smiley says his daughter was hospitalized after being shot in Houston while on her way to Whataburger to get something to eat

White woman charged after racist Central Park confrontation

Jul 6, 2020

A white woman walking her dog who called the police during a videotaped dispute with a Black man in Central Park was charged Monday with filing a false report

Judge blocks auction of so-called Hawaiian princess' things

Jul 6, 2020

A judge is blocking an auction of items belonging to a Native Hawaiian heiress some consider a princess

Maxwell moved to NY for Epstein-related sex abuse charges

Jul 6, 2020

Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime confidante Ghislaine Maxwell has been transferred to New York to face charges she recruited girls for him to sexually abuse

Army identifies buried remains as missing Texas soldier

Jul 6, 2020

An Army commander has confirmed that the remains found last week buried near Fort Hood belonged to a 20-year-old soldier who vanished more than two months ago from the Texas base

Endangered gorilla in New Orleans expecting 1st baby

Jul 6, 2020

One of the critically endangered gorillas in New Orleans’ zoo is expecting her first baby, and already is being trained with a “doll” to hold her future offspring

N. Korea rejects talks ahead of US envoy's arrival in Seoul

Jul 6, 2020

North Korea is again saying it has no immediate intent to resume dialogue with the United States hours before a U.S. representative arrives in South Korea for discussions on the stalled diplomacy

Nevada court considering Wynn defamation claim against AP

Jul 6, 2020

The Nevada Supreme Court is being asked to reinstate a defamation lawsuit against The Associated Press based on a story about accounts to Las Vegas police from two women who alleged sexual misconduct by former casino mogul Steve Wynn