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Police order crowd to leave amid Portland protestsPolice have declared a riot outside a just center, next to a federal courthouse
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Lives Lost: Woman who performed Shakespeare on the streetA Connecticut woman who became famous for her gritty and colorful performances of Shakespeare on the streets of a college town has died of the coronavirus
The Associated Press6 hours ago
A damaged silo stands Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, near Solon, Iowa. Farmers across a wide swath of Iowa are dealing with the aftermath of a rare wind storm that turned what was looking like a record corn crop into deep losses for many. The storm, known as a derecho, slammed the Midwest with straight line winds of up to 100 miles per hour Monday, gaining strength as it plowed through Iowa farm fields, flattening corn and bursting grain bins still filled with tens of millions of bushels of last year’s harvest. (Andy Abeyta/The Gazette via AP)
Iowa farmers assess losses after storm flattened cornfieldsFarmers across much of Iowa are dealing with the heartbreaking aftermath of a rare wind storm that turned what was looking like a record corn crop into deep losses
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - This July 16, 2013 file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Beginning Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 U.S. Facebook users who post about voting may start seeing an addendum to their messages -- labels directing readers to authoritative information about the upcoming presidential election. It's the social network's latest step to to combat election-related misinformation on its platform as the Nov. 3 election nears — one in which many voters may be submitting ballots by mail for the first time. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
Facebook beefs up anti-misinfo efforts ahead of US electionFacebook will start labeling all U.S. posts about voting to send users authoritative information about the elections
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Police: Box truck rear-ends school bus, 1 dead, 7 injuredThe Georgia State Patrol says a box truck rear-ended a school bus Wednesday afternoon that had stopped to unload students in rural southeast Georgia, leaving six students and the bus driver injured
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Judge invalidates Trump rollback of law protecting birdsA U.S. judge in New York has invalidated rule changes put in place by the Trump administration that scaled back a century-old law protecting most American wild bird species
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Virus testing site begins operating on U.S.-Mexico borderSan Diego County has started operating a coronavirus testing site at the nation's busiest pedestrian border crossing
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Water flows from a showerhead on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Portland, Ore. The Trump Administration wants to change the definition of a showerhead to let more water flow. But consumer and conservation groups said the Department of Energy’s proposed loosening of a 28-year-old energy law is silly, unnecessary and wasteful, especially as the West bakes through a historic two-decade-long megadrought. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
Let it flow: Trump administration eases showerhead rulesPresident Donald Trump says showers aren't flowing enough for his taste or his hair
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE - In this April1 14, 2018, file photo, then-Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth "Frank" McKenzie speaks during a media availability at the Pentagon in Washington. The top U.S. commander for the Middle East warned Wednesday that elements of the Islamic State group are working to rebuild in western Syria, where the U.S. has little visibility or presence. In the region west of the Euphrates River where the Syrian regime is in control “conditions are as bad or worse” than what they were leading up to the rise of IS, said Gen. Frank McKenzie. "We should all be concerned about that.” (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
US commander: Islamic State threat in west Syria growingThe top U.S. commander for the Middle East is warning that elements of the Islamic State group are working to rebuild in western Syria, where the U.S. has little visibility or presence
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham wears a mask with the words "2020 Census" as he is sworn in to testify before a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on the 2020 Census​ on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Census officials face subpoenas if they refuse interviewsHouse Democrats have threatened to subpoena top officials at the U.S. Census Bureau after they refused to give interviews to an oversight committee over why the 2020 head count of every U.S. resident was cut short by a month and will stop at the end of September
The Associated Press14 hours ago
The front page of New York's Daily News shows a photo of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, presidential candidate Joe Biden's vice presidential pick, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in New York. Tribune Publishing Company says it's closing the newsrooms of five newspapers including the Daily News in Manhattan, the Orlando Sentinel and The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Tribune closing 5 newsrooms including NY Daily NewsTribune Publishing Company says it's closing the newsrooms of five newspapers including The Daily News in Manhattan, the Orlando Sentinel and The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this July 23, 2020, file photo, demonstrators back away from tear gas during a protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse in Portland, Ore. Federal agents have left Portland, but city officials are still learning about and cleaning tear gas residue that lingers in the streets, dirt and possibly storm drains that empty into the Willamette River. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
Tear gas at Portland protests raises concern about pollutionOfficials in Portland, Oregon, are cleaning up tear gas residue from the streets, dirt and possibly the storm drains after the chemical was used repeatedly by both police and federal officers during protests over racial injustice
The Associated Press15 hours ago
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