Tennessee gov to do 'whatever it takes' in…

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says he'll do “whatever it takes in court” to defend one of the strictest abortion bans in the country currently blocked from being implemented

Judge Rejects Weinstein Settlement Deal, Calls…

The judge said "obnoxious" deal would have given millions of dollars in settlement funds to Weinstein company board members and for legal fees.

Ex-Directors Rip 'Political Leaders' Undermining…

Four former heads of the CDC fought back Tuesday against Trump administration efforts to pressure the agency into revising its coronavirus guidelines. Their defense of the agency, contained in an op-ed in the Washington Post , was critical of "political leaders and others" but did not name President Trump, Politico reports....

Northeast to turn much warmer, stormier late week

The week began with temperate conditions in much of the Northeast, but that won't be the case for much longer.

Minneapolis cops required to report de-escalation…

The Minneapolis Police Department is changing its policy on reporting use of force incidents to require that officers document their attempts to de-escalate a situation

Deaths Rise in Florida. An Expert Says Peak is…

Already in a horrible situation in its battle with the coronavirus, Florida has taken a turn for the worse. The state reported 132 deaths Tuesday, the most in one day yet, and 9,194 new confirmed cases. There were 15,300 cases Sunday, by far the highest one-day total for...

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Trump signs order rebuking China over Hong Kong

In Rose Garden remarks, President Donald Trump says he's signed an executive order that will hold China accountable for its oppressive actions against Hong Kong. He also said Democratic rival Joe Biden's entire career has been a “gift" to China. (July 14)

Timing of Carlson's vacation familiar to Fox News…

Fox News' Tucker Carlson says he's headed out to do some trout fishing this week — after addressing on the air the story about his former top writer, who resigned after racist comments he'd made under a false name were discovered online

Ghislaine Maxwell Pleads Not Guilty In Jeffrey…

Maxwell's lawyers say she's being unfairly prosecuted because her friend Jeffrey Epstein is dead and cannot stand trial.

New York Adds 4 States to Quarantine List

New York has expanded its efforts to keep out-of-state arrivals from bringing the coronavirus with them. People coming from 22 states that meet New York's standards for being a hotspot will have to fill out a form before leaving the airport. The form will include contact information to help officials...

Storms to bring flash flood risk to central US

Severe storms will roar across the Plains and Midwest from Tuesday into Wednesday.

Parson: Trump 'focused' on situation with St…

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said President Donald Trump is focused on and concerned about the possibility that a white St. Louis couple could face criminal charges for displaying guns as they defended their home during a racial injustice protest

Pandemic Wipes Out Insurance in Record Numbers

Over the course of a year from 2008 to 2009, an estimated 3.9 million laid-off workers lost their health insurance in the recession. That was an annual record at the time, but the pandemic already has shattered it, reports the New York Times . An assessment by the nonpartisan group...

Positive result for 1st US COVID-19 vaccine trial

The 1st experimental COVID-19 vaccine in the US revved up people's immune systems just the way scientists had hoped, researchers reported Tuesday. The vaccine will undergo its most important test later around July 27: a 30,000-person study. (July 14)

Trump bristles at question about police killing…

President Donald Trump bristled at a reporter’s question about police killing African Americans and defended the right to display the Confederate flag as he continued to play into racial divisions in an interview Tuesday

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U.S. Carries Out First Federal Execution In…

Daniel Lewis Lee was executed by lethal injection at a federal prison in Terre Haute.

Clemency Order Came With Extras for Stone

President Trump's clemency order doesn't just mean Roger Stone is free to campaign for him . It also means Trump's longtime ally will escape two years of probation in addition to a $20,000 fine, reports USA Today . That was clarified Monday as the Justice Department released Trump's executive order granting...

Roads flood in Northern Massachusetts

Heavy downpours on July 13 caused roads to flood on Plum Island, Massachusetts. Cars could be seen trying to drive through flooded roads.

Confederate statues stored at Richmond waste…

At least some of the Confederate monuments that have been recently removed from places of prominence in Richmond, Virginia, are being stored on the grounds of a waste water treatment plant

Joe Biden Makes a Play for a Long-Red State

Much of the Election 2020 coverage has focused on Joe Biden's lead in battleground states . Now it's beginning to appear that Texas, usually a safe Republican bastion, might be considered a battleground state itself. Coverage: Ads: The Biden campaign is rolling out its first ad campaign in the state amid...

AP Top Stories July 14 P

Here's the latest for Tuesday July 14th: Jeffrey Epstein associate pleads not guilty; Hundreds still battling Navy Ship fire in California; Tear gas fired at protesters on France's Bastille Day demonstration; Over 1 million marooned in Bangladesh as floods worsen.

NBC's video service Peacock stresses 'free…

Peacock, one of the last big new streaming services to launch in the U.S., was supposed to get a big boost from carrying the Olympics

Calif. Governor Bans Some Indoor Business; Some…

The Los Angeles and San Diego unified school districts announced all classes will be online at the start of the school year in August.

8 Protesters Were Blinded in Single Day in May

By the count of the Washington Post , a dozen people were partially blinded by police projectiles during the week of protests in the wake of George Floyd's death. And eight of those people lost vision in one eye in a single day—Saturday, May 30. In a video investigation , the...

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Elephant Butte Fire prompts evacuations

As the Elephant Butte Fire grew on Monday afternoon, July 13, the Sheriff's Office in Jefferson County, Colorado, placed an evacuation order for 700 homes.

Autopsy confirms Naya Rivera's death was…

Officials say an autopsy has confirmed that “Glee” star Naya Rivera died from accidental drowning

He Escaped From Custody. Then, a Chase and Gunfire

A California sheriff's deputy has been charged with murder after shooting an unarmed man who'd escaped from a park ranger's car. Aaron Russell, 23, was arrested Monday and booked into San Diego County Jail on charges of second-degree murder, which could result in 15 years to life in prison. The...