Can the coronavirus travel more than 6 feet in the air?
Can the coronavirus travel more than 6 feet in the air? Research indicates it can, but it’s not clear how much of the pandemic is caused by such cases.
In Appalachia, people watch COVID-19, race issues from afar
BUCHTEL, Ohio (AP) — The water, so cold that it nearly hurts, spills relentlessly into a concrete trough from three pipes driven into a hillside near the edge of town.
Police departments seeing modest cuts, but not 'defunding'
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The racial justice protests following the death of George Floyd earlier this year prompted calls to “defund the police” in cities across the country, a priority for activists that has now become a central point in the presidential contest.
Trump plans to slash refugee admissions to US to record low
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration has proposed further slashing the number of refugees the United States accepts to a new record low in the coming year.
California wildfire evacuees return home to find devastation
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Nikki and Kevin Conant returned to their home in Northern California wine country Wednesday to find only the charred remains of their home and burned pieces of the wine barrels they used to repurpose into custom-made art and furniture.
US says it will block palm oil from large Malaysian producer
The United States will block shipments of palm oil from a major Malaysian producer that feeds into the supply chains of iconic U.S.
Judge's order leaves many visa lottery winners out of luck
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to save more than 9,000 U.S. slots for visa lottery winners affected by the government’s freeze on green cards earlier this year.
Debate commission says it will make changes to format
NEW YORK (AP) — The presidential debate commission says it will soon adopt changes to its format to avoid a repeat of the disjointed first meeting between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden.
8th federal execution since July scheduled for Nov. 19
CHICAGO (AP) — A Black death-row inmate who was convicted of kidnapping and killing a Texas teenager in 1994 has been scheduled for execution in November, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.
Missing man's body found 1,500 feet underwater in Lake Tahoe
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The body of a New Jersey man who went missing in California's Lake Tahoe in mid-August was recovered more than 1,500 feet (457 meters) underwater, officials said.
Court OK's $800M settlement for MGM Resorts, Vegas victims
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A court on Wednesday approved a settlement totaling $800 million from casino company MGM Resorts International and its insurers to more than 4,400 relatives and victims of the Las Vegas Strip shooting that was the deadliest in recent U.S.
Man charged in shooting of 2 Los Angeles County deputies
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors charged a 36-year-old man Wednesday with a brazen ambush of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies earlier this month, an apparently unprovoked shooting as they sat in a squad car outside a rail station.
Mild to severe: Immune system holds clues to virus reaction
One of COVID-19's scariest mysteries is why some people are mildly ill or have no symptoms and others rapidly die — and scientists are starting to unravel why.
Census takers: We're being told to finish early, cut corners
As a federal judge considers whether the Trump administration violated her order for the 2020 census to continue through October by setting an Oct.
4th person killed in devastating California wildfire
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Flames devoured swaths of brush and trees in Northern California on Wednesday amid unseasonably hot and dry weather.
Ski resorts struggle to hire amid Trump's student visa ban
DENVER (AP) — Milagros Sotelo was looking forward to traveling from South America to Tennessee to start a job at Ober Gatlinburg ski resort this winter.
Breonna Taylor grand jury recordings to be released Friday
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has delayed until Friday the release of secret grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor’s killing by police, so that prosecutors can edit out witnesses’ names and personal information.
Uber, Lyft look to kill California law on app-based drivers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Californians are being asked to decide if Uber, Lyft and other app-based drivers should remain independent contractors or be eligible for the benefits that come with being company employees.
Flash in dark sky was probably random meteor, expert says
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A flash that lit up the skies over parts of Pennsylvania and Ohio in the wee hours of Wednesday was probably a random meteor, an expert said.
Timothy Ray Brown, 1st person cured of HIV, dies of cancer
Timothy Ray Brown, who made history as “the Berlin patient,” the first person known to be cured of HIV infection, has died. He was 54.
Judge blocks big fee hikes for citizenship, other benefits
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday halted major fee increases for citizenship and other immigration benefits three days before they were to take effect, saying the last two chiefs of the Homeland Security Department were likely appointed illegally.
Lives Lost: Father, son doctors started as Cuban refugees
MIAMI (AP) — Almost fifty-five years ago, Dr. Jorge Vallejo told his colleagues at a Havana hospital that he needed to rush home to check on one of his toddler sons who had a fever.
Judge says ending 2020 census on Oct. 5 may violate order
A federal judge on Tuesday said a revised Oct. 5 date the U.S. Commerce Department picked to end the 2020 census may violate an order she issued last week that cleared the way for the head count of every U.S.
Disney to lay off 28,000 at its parks in California, Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Squeezed by limits on attendance at its theme parks and other restrictions due to the pandemic, The Walt Disney Co.
Court to release grand jury record in Breonna Taylor case
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s attorney general acknowledged that he never recommended homicide charges against any of the police officers conducting the drug raid that led to Breonna Taylor's death, and said he didn't object to a public release of the grand jury's deliberations.