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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.

Oklahoma attorney general convinced of Julius Jones' guilt

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 5:04pm

An Oklahoma death row inmate whose case has drawn the attention of actors and athletes was convicted because of overwhelming evidence of his guilt, Attorney General Mike Hunter said Monday.

Police: Texas cop shoots man threatening clerk with knife

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 5:00pm

Police in a Dallas suburb shot and injured a man Monday after a standoff in which he held a convenience store clerk at knife point and threatened to kill the clerk if officers did not kill him, a police spokesman said.

American student released after 486 days in Egyptian prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 4:54pm

An American medical student detained without trial in an Egyptian prison for nearly 500 days has been freed and returned to the United States, the U.S. State Department said on Monday.

Woman pleads guilty in scheme to offer information to Russia

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 4:31pm

A West Virginia woman who previously served in the Air Force planned to offer top-secret information from the National Security Agency to the Russian government, prosecutors said Monday in announcing her conviction in federal court.

Protester at Trump's Mount Rushmore event faces 5 charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 4:14pm

One of the leaders of a protest before President Donald Trump's pre-Independence Day appearance at Mount Rushmore was charged Monday for allegedly stealing a shield from a law enforcement officer.

Spencer Cox wins Republican primary in Utah governor's race

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 4:12pm

Spencer Cox won the Republican nomination for Utah governor on Monday, as the lieutenant governor successfully staved off a comeback attempt by former U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr.

Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms contracts COVID-19

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 4:10pm

Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Monday that she had tested positive for COVID-19.

Spencer Cox wins Republican primary election for governor in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 4:06pm

Spencer Cox wins Republican primary election for governor in Utah.

Atlanta mayor, potential vice presidential candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms says she has COVID-19, does not have symptoms

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 4:03pm

Atlanta mayor, potential vice presidential candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms says she has COVID-19, does not have symptoms.

Police: Man who traded gunfire with Texas police killed self

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 4:03pm

A preliminary investigation shows that a man who exchanged gunfire with suburban Dallas police officers after shooting and injuring his wife died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said Monday.

Virus: Dragon Con cancels in-person Atlanta event for 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 3:11pm

Organizers of a popular sci-fi, fantasy and gaming convention in Atlanta have announced that the in-person event — Dragon Con — will be canceled this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

4-year-old shot by suspected stray bullet dies of injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 3:07pm

A 4-year-old boy died after he was shot in the head by an apparent stray bullet in St. Louis on the Fourth of July, authorities said Monday.

Indiana officials investigate report of assault on Black man

Casey Smith/Report for America, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 2:02pm

A Black man says a group of white men assaulted him and threatened to “get a noose” after claiming that he and his friends had trespassed on private property as they gathered at an Indiana lake over the Fourth of July weekend.

Author sues to stop removal of controversial Kentucky mural

Rebecca Reynolds Yonker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 1:25pm

Award-winning Kentucky writer Wendell Berry and his wife sued the University of Kentucky on Monday to try to stop the removal of a mural that has been the object of protest for its depictions of Black people and Native Americans.

White woman charged after racist Central Park confrontation

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 12:39pm

A white woman who called the police during a videotaped dispute with a Black man over her walking her dog without a leash in Central Park was charged Monday with filing a false police report.

Prosecutor: White woman has been charged with falsely calling 911 on Black man in racist Central Park confrontation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 12:21pm

Prosecutor: White woman has been charged with falsely calling 911 on Black man in racist Central Park confrontation.

A look at a Colorado Black man's death in police encounter

Patty Nieberg/Report for America, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 11:42am

Amid the protests across the U.S. against excessive police force against people of color, Elijah McClain’s name has become another rallying cry.