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Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's longtime associate, has been arrested, source says

Kara Scannell and Erica Orden, CNN  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 8:40am

Ghilsaine Maxwell, the longtime girlfriend and alleged accomplice of accused sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested Thursday morning in connection with the ongoing federal investigation into Epstein's accomplices, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Richmond removes second Confederate statue as crowd cheers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 8:39am

Work crews have removed a second Confederate statue in Richmond, a monument to Navy officer and scientist Matthew Fontaine Maury.

Kansas governor orders masks to be worn in public, at work

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 8:30am

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly issued an order Thursday directing Kansas residents to wear masks in public places and their workplaces, likely provoking a backlash from the Republican-controlled Legislature even though enforcement is expected to be lax.

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.

Critics slam changes in ICU capacity reporting in Houston

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 7:34am

A change in how Houston area hospitals report intensive care unit capacity during the coronavirus pandemic has drawn criticism from the top two locally elected officials who are questioning if the medical facilities are being fully transparent.

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.

Whipping post removed from Delaware courthouse square

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 1:09am

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.

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.

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.

US adds 4.8 million jobs as unemployment falls to 11.1%

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 10:01pm

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.

Video: Florida police laugh about shooting rubber bullets

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 9:15pm

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.

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.

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.

US signals it will resist freeing detained migrant families

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 6:01pm

The U.S. government said Wednesday that it should not have to automatically release immigrant parents detained with their children — including some infants — after a federal judge set a deadline for the children to be freed, which advocates warned could lead to the renewed separation of families.