Kevin McGill, Associated Press | PostedJul 7th - 1:38pm
Immigrant advocates in New Orleans claim in a federal lawsuit that federal rule changes made last year by the U.S. Department of Labor will make foreign workers fearful of reporting workplace abuses or human trafficking for fear of being deported.
A biracial man charged with murder in the shooting of a 17-year-old white girl on a Georgia highway says he fired in self-defense after her friends in a pickup truck yelled racial slurs and tried to run his car off the road.
Brian Slodysko and Angeliki Kastanis, Associated Press | PostedJul 7th - 11:53am
As much as $273 million in federal coronavirus aid was awarded to more than 100 companies that are owned or operated by major donors to President Donald Trump's election efforts, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal data.
Larry Neumeister and Jill Colvin, Associated Press | PostedJul 7th - 11:34am
President Donald Trump’s niece offers a scathing portrayal of her uncle in a new book obtained by The Associated Press Tuesday that credits a “perfect storm of catastrophes" for exposing the president at his worst.
Arno Pedram, Associated Press | PostedJul 7th - 11:00am
Unlike other museums thumped by the coronavirus pandemic, Paris’ Rodin Museum might have an ace up its sleeve to help see it through the crisis: It can sell limited-edition versions of the French sculptor’s masterpieces.
Will Weissert, Associated Press | PostedJul 7th - 10:32am
Joe Biden is promising to shift production of medical equipment and other key pandemic-fighting products “back to U.S. soil," creating jobs and bolstering a domestic supply chain he says has been exposed as inadequate and vulnerable by the coronavirus outbreak.
Christopher Sherman, Associated Press | PostedJul 7th - 10:01am
For his first foreign trip as president, Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador travels to Washington Tuesday to meet with President Donald Trump, a leader who has repeatedly used Mexico as a piñata to rally his base.
A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a request for an emergency order to delay the process of shutting down the Dakota Access pipeline while attorneys appeal a ruling to shutter the pipeline during the course of an environmental review.
Grain futures were mixed on Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery rose 6 cents at $4.95 a bushel; July corn was up .20 cent at $3.4620 a bushel; Sept. oats fell 3.80 cents at $2.8220 a bushel; while July soybeans was off 2.20 cents at 8.9920 a bushel.
Cyprus and its European Union partners are working to rein in Turkey’s “expansionist policy” in the eastern Mediterranean amid heightened tensions over an offshore search for hydrocarbons, the island nation's president said Tuesday.
Zen Soo and Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press | PostedJul 7th - 2:40am
Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam offered scant reassurance Tuesday over a new national security law that critics say undermines liberties and legal protections promised when China took control of the former British colony.
Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press | PostedJul 7th - 2:38am
The European Union's executive arm forecasts that the bloc's economy will contract more than previously expected because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused lockdowns on business and public life that are only slowly being eased.
Markets were mostly lower in Asia today as expanding coronavirus outbreaks dim hopes for a global recovery, despite an overnight rally in tech shares that pushed the Nasdaq composite to another record high.
Stan Choe, Associated Press | PostedJul 7th - 1:06am
Most of Wall Street is slipping in midday trading on Tuesday, giving back some of the big gains made the past couple weeks, but a handful of tech giants bucked the trend and kept the market's losses in check.
Oscar Wells Gabriel Ii, Associated Press | PostedJul 7th - 1:05am
Tom Hanks says since getting — and recovering from — COVID-19, he's taking things day by day. He says he's had “an ongoing physiological maintenance" for his brain and body. The actor announced in March that he and his wife, Rita Wilson, had the new coronavirus. They recuperated in Australia — and since returning to the U.S., he has hosted a from-home episode of “Saturday Night Live” and released his new World War II naval drama “Greyhound” — though the movie went from being rolled out in theaters to being released on Apple TV+.