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California on the brink: Virus rages and closures imminent

Dec 5, 2020

Much of California is on the brink of sweeping new restrictions on businesses.

Today in History

Dec 4, 2020

Today in History Today is Saturday, Dec. 5, the 340th day of 2020. There are 26 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 5, 2013, Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa’s first Black presid…

Nearly 30 found in Texas smuggling operation, 1 man arrested

Dec 4, 2020

A federal prosecutor says an Honduran man has been charged with harboring after he was found keeping watch of more than two dozen people who authorities say were being held in a Houston home as part of a human smuggling operation

Police: Man who says he was crime victim chases, shoots man

Dec 4, 2020

Authorities say a man who reported being the victim of a burglary attempt chased another man down a South Florida street and shot and wounded him with an assault-style rifle

San Francisco Bay Area issues new stay-at-home order

Dec 4, 2020

The health officers in five San Francisco Bay Area counties have issued a new stay-at-home order as the number of virus cases surge and hospitals fill

Minnesota attorney general to decide police shooting charges

Dec 4, 2020

Minnesota’s attorney general will decide whether a St. Paul police officer should be charged in connection with last month’s non-fatal shooting of a Black man who had been hiding from police after he allegedly livestreamed a sexual assault

Appeals court rules for Trump taking military money for wall

Dec 4, 2020

A federal appeals court has ruled that a lower court was wrong to bar the Trump administration from taking $3.6 billion from military construction projects for a border wall

Families of 34 California boat fire victims grieve, advocate

Dec 4, 2020

The families of 34 victims who were killed in a boat fire off the California coast in 2019 have endured a year of firsts — the first anniversary, first birthdays, first holiday season without their loved ones — amid the coronavirus pandemic

Iowa's contact-tracing firm helped Trump, Reynolds campaigns

Dec 4, 2020

After facing a workforce shortage for months, Iowa has awarded an emergency $2.3 million contact-tracing contract to a company owned by a Republican Party insider

Hundreds of boats likely destroyed in Michigan marina fire

Dec 4, 2020

A fire has destroyed an enormous building loaded with hundreds of boats stored for the winter in southeastern Michigan

Search continues for 2 missing after Alaska landslide

Dec 4, 2020

The search continued Friday for two people missing after a landslide slammed into a neighborhood in Haines, Alaska, earlier this week

Fugitive is killed, 2 US marshals shot in Bronx gunfight

Dec 4, 2020

A fugitive who shot a state trooper in Massachusetts two weeks ago has been killed during a shootout with U.S. marshals in New York City that left two of the officers wounded

Health officers in most of the San Francisco Bay Area issue new stay-at-home order as hospitals, ICU beds fill

Dec 4, 2020

Health officers in most of the San Francisco Bay Area issue new stay-at-home order as hospitals, ICU beds fill

Minnesota regulators deny request to delay Line 3 pipeline

Dec 4, 2020

A Minnesota regulatory panel has denied a request by two northern Minnesota tribes to prevent Enbridge Energy from moving forward with its contentious Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement

Kansas man's obit criticizes those who won't wear masks

Dec 4, 2020

An obituary for an 81-year-old Kansas man who died of COVID-19 is garnering attention