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Joggers run along the strand by a closed Venice beach on Friday, July 3, 2020 in Los Angeles. California's governor is urging people to wear masks and skip Fourth of July family gatherings as the state's coronavirus tally rises. But Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday said he'd rely on people using common sense rather than strict enforcement of the face-covering order. Rates of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations have soared in the past two weeks after falling last month. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
California counties warned: Enforce virus rules this holidayCalifornia's governor is warning counties they risk losing state funds if they fail to enforce health orders heading into the Fourth of July weekend
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Police: 8-year-old killed in Hoover, Alabama, mall shootingPolice: 8-year-old killed in Hoover, Alabama, mall shooting
The Associated Press6 hours ago
A woman waves to passing protesters as they march in the street to bring attention to racial injustice Friday, July 3, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Protesters return to St. Louis area where couple drew gunsHundreds of protesters have made a peaceful return to the St. Louis mansion owned by a white couple whose armed defense of their home during an earlier demonstration earned them both scorn and support
The Associated Press6 hours ago
5 killed, 3 injured in North Carolina highway crashFive people have been killed and at least three others seriously injured after a crash on a highway in Charlotte, North Carolina
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Autopsy: Man died of drug overdose after fight with deputiesAn autopsy report says a Black man died of an accidental drug overdose shortly after a confrontation with deputies at a Florida airport in April
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Lawsuit by student against ex-OU official settledA newspaper reports that a lawsuit filed by a former University of Oklahoma student who accused a former top school administrator of groping and kissing him inappropriately on several occasions has been settled
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Dog in Georgia tests positive for virus that causes COVID-19A dog in Georgia is believed to have been the second canine in the U.S. to test positive for the virus that causes COVID-19
The Associated Press8 hours ago
California surgeon charged in $52M sober living fraudA Beverly Hills, California, surgeon and his girlfriend have pleaded not guilty to taking part in a $52 million insurance fraud scheme that involved recruiting patients at Southern California sober living homes to undergo unnecessary surgeries and other procedures
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Alabama health officials can't verify 'COVID party' reportsThe Alabama Department of Public Health said it could not verify reports of so-called COVID-19 parties where students deliberately tried to become infected
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Senator: I'm Ready to Block Over 1K Military PromotionsSen. Tammy Duckworth is drawing the line. The Illinois Democrat announced Thursday she'll hold up over 1,100 military promotions unless the Pentagon promises it won't block the promotion of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who testified in in the House impeachment inquiry of President Trump, USA Today reports. "It is...
Newser10 hours ago
Inmate's attorneys seek execution delay due to pandemicAttorneys for a federal inmate scheduled to be the first put to death in 17 years are asking a judge to delay his execution due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this June 16, 2020, file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott adjusts his mask after speaking in Austin, Texas.  Abbott on Thursday, July 2, ordered that face coverings must be worn in public across most of the state, a dramatic ramp up of the Republican's efforts to control spiking numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
As Texas reverses course on masks, GOP digs in on conventionTexas began mandating face coverings Friday on the orders of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who says some people “are not comprehending the magnitude” of the coronavirus outbreak
The Associated Press10 hours ago
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