News  /  U.S.  / 

Most Recent

City removes paint-splattered statue of Gen. J.E.B. Stuart as Confederacy's former capital sheds symbols of oppression

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 8:46am

City removes paint-splattered statue of Gen. J.E.B. Stuart as Confederacy's former capital sheds symbols of oppression.

Mississippi governor tests negative for COVID-19 after scare

Leah Willingham/Report for America, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 8:43am

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has tested negative for the coronavirus, a day after announcing he was going into isolation after being in contact with a lawmaker who tested positive.

In reversal, Georgia universities to now mandate masks

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 7:41am

Georgia's 26 public universities and colleges will mandate campus-wide mask wearing after the state university system reversed itself on Monday.

Confederate flag emblem removed in South Dakota community

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 7:08am

Officials have confirmed that a logo that included a Confederate flag has been removed from police department cars, buildings and patches in a small South Dakota community named for the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg.

Ravens quarterback to hold Florida social event amid virus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 6:51am

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson announced he will hold his annual “Funday with LJ” event in Florida amid the state's spike in coronavirus cases.

Richmond removes statue of Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart

Steve Helber and Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 6:48am

Work crews have taken down a monument to Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, the third major statue to be cleared away in less than a week as the Confederacy's former capital rushes to remove symbols of oppression in response to protests against police brutality and racism.

Mississippi board votes 'no' on moving Confederate monument

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 6:19am

Officials in a Mississippi county unanimously voted to keep a Confederate monument where it stands, saying moving the statue wouldn't fix racial tensions.

Police fatally shoot gunman at VA hospital in Milwaukee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 5:31am

A man armed with a shotgun was killed by police as he tried to enter a Milwaukee veterans hospital, according to Department of Veterans Affairs officials.

Disabled veteran committed for shooting 2 in Florida ER

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 2:14am

A disabled Army veteran convicted of shooting and wounding two people inside a Florida veterans clinic has been committed to a mental health care facility for 25 years.

Feds to decide if 2 Mississippi turtles need protection

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 11:11pm

The federal government says it will decide whether protection is needed for a freshwater turtle found only in Mississippi and a related species found in Mississippi and Louisiana.

California Capitol closing after Assembly member gets virus

Adam Beam and Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 11:01pm

A coronavirus outbreak is closing California’s Capitol and forcing the Assembly to put off its return to work as infection and hospitalization rates soar across the state.

Man held in California attacks that killed 1, wounded 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 10:41pm

A 15-year-old boy was lost for more than 30 hours in a Sierra Nevada forest after a gunman killed his father during an Independence Day trip and wounded two other people in separate attacks, authorities and acquaintances said.

New rules: Foreign pupils must leave US if classes go online

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 9:37pm

International students will be forced to leave the U.S. or transfer to another college if their schools offer classes entirely online this fall, under new guidelines issued Monday by federal immigration authorities.

Rickey Smiley's daughter injured after being shot in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 9:07pm

Atlanta-based radio host and comedian Rickey Smiley said Monday that his daughter was hospitalized after being shot in Houston while on her way to Whataburger to get something to eat.

Army identifies buried remains as missing Texas soldier

Acacia Coronado/ Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 7:33pm

An Army commander confirmed Monday that dismembered remains found last week buried near Fort Hood belonged to a 20-year-old soldier who vanished more than two months ago from the Texas base.

Judge blocks auction of so-called Hawaiian princess' things

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 7:33pm

An auction of a 94-year-old Native Hawaiian heiress' belongings can't go forward until a conservator is named to handle her finances, a judge ruled Monday.

Coronavirus can float in air and WHO and CDC should tell people that, experts say

Maggie Fox, CNN  |  Posted Jul 6th - 7:25pm

Imagine a noisy, crowded bar. Music is pounding, and people are clustered close together, talking loudly or even shouting to be heard. If it's cold out, doors and windows are shut tight and the heat is on, or if it's hot out, everything is shut and the air conditioner is recirculating the air.

California Assembly indefinitely postpones session after lawmaker, 4 others at Capitol test positive for coronavirus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 5:52pm

California Assembly indefinitely postpones session after lawmaker, 4 others at Capitol test positive for coronavirus.

Appeals court deals 2nd blow to Trump asylum policy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 5:42pm

A federal appeals court on Monday blocked a key U.S. policy to deny asylum to anyone who passes through another country without first seeking protection there, dealing it a second blow in less than a week.