Mexico to keep US border closed to non-essential…

Mexico plans to extend the closure of its shared border with the United States for another month to non-essential travel

Kamala Harris' Stepkids Have a Fitting Name for…

You'll now know her as Joe Biden's running mate—a role that could soon turn Kamala Harris into the first woman, first African American and first Asian American to claim the role of US vice president. To others, she's known as "Momala" and "Kamala Aunty." A personal dive: Harris' husband,...

Atlantic hurricane season approaching its peak

The heart of the Atlantic hurricane season is upcoming, and Bernie Rayno explains why an already busy season could become much more active.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle move into new…

A spokesperson for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle says the couple has moved into a new family home but did not provide its location or other details

Penn State to Students: You Must Sign This Waiver

Penn State students are running into a little hurdle at the school's online portal: a COVID-19 liability waiver. And they have to click "I agree" to get in. "They're basically saying they cannot guarantee our safety," grad student Maggie Hernandez tells Spotlight PA . Penn State is "waiving any responsibility they...

Kamala Harris helps 're-imagine' Black women roles

Soyica Colbert, a Georgetown University vice dean, says Harris' nomination challenges negative notions that Black women can't lead. (August 13)

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Portland State disarms campus police after Black…

Portland State University says it will disarm its campus police force

Trump Slams 'Mad Woman' Harris, 3 Other Women

President Trump used a Fox Business interview and his Twitter feed on Thursday to issue slams against four prominent women—three political rivals and a frequent media critic: On Kamala Harris: "Now you have a, sort of a mad woman I call her, because she was so angry and such...

A sandy national park located in the heart of the…

Located along Lake Michigan, Indiana Dunes National Park is home to 15 miles of shorelines and dunes. AccuWeather’s Lincoln Riddle has more on what makes this park special.

Defense seeks leniency for 'Satanist' soldier in…

A former Army infantry soldier described by prosecutors as a Satanist who hoped to overthrow the U.S. government faces sentencing next week

AMC Plans to Reopen With 15-Cent Tickets

In 1920, with America recovering from a pandemic, the Dubinsky Brothers opened a cinema in Kansas City, Mo., and charged 15 cents a ticket. AMC Theaters, the chain their cinema spawned, plans to charge the same price when it reopens theaters next week. The company says it will reopen around...

AP Top Stories August 13 P

Here's the latest for Thursday August 13th: UAE and Israel reach peace deal; Protesters take to the streets of Yemen; Man saved from being hit by train in California;Cuba Gooding Jr. in court on sexual misconduct.

Cuba Gooding Jr wears 'Black Lives Matter' mask…

Cuba Gooding Jr. sported a “Black Lives Matter” face mask to court to hear lawyers argue over what restrictions to place on testimony at his sexual misconduct trial

A Welcome Milestone on Jobless Claims

Layoffs continue five months into the pandemic, but there is a silver lining. Unemployment claims dropped below 1 million last week for the first time since March. There were 963,000 new filings for state unemployment benefits in the week ending Aug. 8—a drop of 228,000 claims from...

NYC cools streets as temperatures rise

Accuweather's Dexter Henry takes a look at one of New York City's more environmentally friendly options to help people to stay cool.

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New Mexico city agrees to police reforms in choke…

A New Mexico city will seek to adopt racial bias training for police and may require officers to intervene in possible excessive force episodes following the choking death of a Latino man

Nate Silver Thinks Predictions on Biden Too…

(This file has been corrected to reflect that 40,000 simulations were run.) Stats guru Nate Silver and his FiveThirtyEight.com team ran 40,000 simulations of the November election and concluded that Joe Biden has a 71% chance of defeating President Trump. This is clearly good news for...

Trump pet peeve could wash away showerhead rules

The Trump Administration wants to change the definition of a showerhead to let more water flow, addressing a pet peeve of the president who complains he isn't getting wet enough. (Aug 13)

Death toll from storm rises in Iowa as power…

Officials say it will take five days or longer to restore power to some Iowa homes and businesses that have been without electricity after a wind storm left damage across the Midwest on Monday and killed at least four people

City Changes Park Name Over Grim Jackie Robinson…

A Florida park has been renamed so it no longer honors the police chief who threw Jackie Robinson out of a baseball game, USA Today reports. The city commission in Sanford, Fla., voted unanimously Monday to remove the "Roy Williams Park" sign, and by Tuesday it was gone. "We're not...

Steep streets look like rivers after storms

Residents in Ellicott City, Maryland, say flooding issues have returned to a community plagued by flooding problems in the past as storms rolled through Aug. 12.

Attacks, pandemic a 'gut punch' for famed Chicago…

Store owners in and around Chicago's Michigan Avenue are asking themselves if the economics and reputation of one America’s most prestigious shopping districts can rebound from the damage caused by looting this week

Video Shows K9 Repeatedly Bite Compliant Black Man

K9s are off the job for now in Salt Lake City after police footage showed a dog repeatedly biting a Black man kneeling on the ground with his hands up. Lawyers for Jeffrey Ryans, 36, say the April 24 attack left him with leg gashes that looked like they were...

Calif. officer rescues man from oncoming train

A police officer in California pulled a man from a wheelchair that was stuck on railroad tracks seconds before the train came past, in a dramatic rescue caught on the officer's body camera. (Aug. 13)

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Georgia governor to drop lawsuit over Atlanta…

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says he’s dropping a lawsuit against the city of Atlanta in a dispute over the city’s requirement to wear masks in public and other restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic

Connecticut Hands Out Hefty Fines for Travel…

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont says the state is cracking down on unsafe behavior and has issued its first fines to people who failed to comply with travel rules. The governor says two residents have been fined a total of $3,000 under the regulations, Fox reports. The residents were fined...

Torrential downpours leave roads underwater

Heavy rain on Aug. 12 caused streets to flood in parts of South Baltimore, Maryland. At the BWI Airport over 3 inches of rain was reported following evening downpours.