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Whipping post removed from Delaware courthouse square

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 2nd - 7:40am

An 8-foot (2.4 meters) tall whipping post was removed from a Delaware county courthouse square Wednesday after activists said the post was a reminder of racial discrimination.

FBI says British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested in New Hampshire on charges related to Jeffrey Epstein scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 7:36am

FBI says British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested in New Hampshire on charges related to Jeffrey Epstein scandal.

US adds 4.8 million jobs as unemployment falls to 11.1%

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 2nd - 7:04am

U.S. employers added a substantial 4.8 million jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 11.1%, as the job market improved for a second straight month yet still remained far short of regaining the colossal losses it suffered this spring.

Officials delay decision on Kentucky Confederate statue

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 6:51am

Officials in a Kentucky county have delayed a vote on whether to remove a Confederate statue from the grounds of a courthouse.

Novak Djokovic and his wife test negative for coronavirus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 4:51am

Novak Djokovic and his wife have tested negative for the coronavirus, his media team said Thursday, 10 days after announcing they had contracted the disease.

Officials name pilot killed in crash at Shaw Air Force Base

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 4:51am

Officials have identified a military pilot killed when his fighter jet crashed during a training routine at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina.

Deputy: White woman lied about assault by Black couple

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 4:38am

A white Virginia woman has been charged with filing a false assault report against a Black couple, authorities said.

Trio of former UConn greats leading social justice charge

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 12:32am

Renee Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes appreciated what former UConn teammate Maya Moore was doing when the All-Star forward stepped away from basketball two years ago to focus on criminal justice reform.

California officials blasted for prison coronavirus outbreak

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 1st - 10:54pm

California lawmakers harshly criticized state corrections officials' “failure of leadership” Wednesday, saying they botched their handling of the coronavirus pandemic by inadvertently transferring infected inmates to a virus-free prison, triggering the state’s worst prison outbreak.

Video: Florida police laugh about shooting rubber bullets

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 1st - 10:26pm

Florida police officers can be heard laughing and celebrating after shooting protesters with rubber bullets during a May protest against police brutality, according to newly released body camera footage.

Atlantic City casinos reopen in a changed pandemic world

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 10:09pm

For the first time in 108 days, slot machines will beep, dice will tumble and cards will be dealt at Atlantic City's casinos Thursday as they reopen amid a coronavirus pandemic that has drastically changed things both inside and outside the casino walls.

Closing bars to stop coronavirus spread is backed by science

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 10:04pm

a move backed by sound science about risk factors that go beyond wearing or not wearing masks.

Stonewall Jackson removed from Richmond's Monument Avenue

Denise Lavoie and Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 1st - 8:10pm

Work crews wielding a giant crane, harnesses and power tools wrested an imposing statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson from its concrete pedestal along Richmond, Virginia's famed Monument Avenue on Wednesday, just hours after the mayor ordered the removal of all Confederate statues from city land.

Michigan governor closes indoor bars, allows to-go cocktails

Anna Liz Nichols/Report for America, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 1st - 7:51pm

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that she was closing indoor seating in bars in parts of the state, including a college town where one brewpub has been linked to about 140 infections.

Judge deals setback to key Trump policy limiting asylum

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 1st - 7:41pm

A federal judge has knocked down a cornerstone border policy of the Trump administration that denies asylum to people who travel through other countries to reach the U.S.-Mexico border without first seeking protection in those countries.

Three arraigned in restraint death of Black teen in Michigan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 7:39pm

Three former Michigan youth center staff members charged in the death of a Black teenager who was restrained after throwing a sandwich have been arraigned.

Texas DA files new charges resulting from deadly drug raid

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 6:29pm

The investigation of a Houston Police Department narcotics unit following a deadly 2019 drug raid has resulted in charges being filed against six former officers, who are accused of routinely using false information to get search warrants and of lying on police reports, prosecutors announced on Wednesday.

Sheriff: I'll deputize gun owners if violent protests erupt

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 1st - 6:14pm

A Florida sheriff says he will deputize every gun owner in his county to put down any violent protests his deputies can't handle alone.

Minneapolis commission to hold 2 hearings on police proposal

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 6:07pm

Some members of a commission reviewing a proposal to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department expressed concern Wednesday about the fast-tracked timeline they must follow if the proposed change has any chance of getting on the November ballot.