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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.

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.

Country rocker and fiddler Charlie Daniels dies at age 83

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 10:42am

Country music firebrand and fiddler Charlie Daniels, who had a hit with "Devil Went Down to Georgia," has died at age 83.

Country music firebrand Charlie Daniels has died of a stroke at 83; had hit with ‘Devil Went Down to Georgia’

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 10:36am

Country music firebrand Charlie Daniels has died of a stroke at 83; had hit with ‘Devil Went Down to Georgia’.

Convicted Florida killer back in Minnesota on murder charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 10:28am

A Minnesota woman who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a woman in Florida so she could assume her identity has been returned to her home state to face trial on allegations that she killed her husband in 2018.

Sheriff: At least 8 killed in plane collision at Idaho lake

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 10:17am

At least eight people, including three children, were killed when two airplanes collided over a scenic mountain lake in northern Idaho, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

Maxwell moved to NY for Epstein-related sex abuse charges

Michael Balsamo and Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 10:08am

Jeffrey Epstein's longtime confidante Ghislaine Maxwell was transferred Monday to New York to face charges that she recruited women and girls, one as young as 14, for him to sexually abuse, the Bureau of Prisons said.

Harvard invites freshmen to campus, but classes stay online

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 10:04am

Harvard University's freshman class will be invited to live on campus this fall, while most other undergraduates will be required to learn remotely from home, the Ivy League school announced Monday.

NYC nail salons back in business but indoor dining on hold

Karen Matthews and Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 9:51am

Nail salons and dog runs were back in business on Monday as New York City entered a new phase in the easing of coronavirus restrictions, but indoor restaurant dining will be postponed indefinitely in order to prevent a spike in new infections.

Small business aid went beyond hard-hit companies, data show

Christopher Rugaber and Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 9:19am

The Treasury Department on Monday released the names of more than 650,000 companies that received funds from the government's small business lending program, a massive effort intended to support the economy as states shut down in April to contain the viral outbreak.

Driver in Seattle crash that hit 2 protesters due in court

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 9:06am

The man accused of driving a Jaguar on to a closed Seattle freeway and hitting two protesters, killing one, is scheduled to appear in court on Monday for a discussion on whether he can be released on bail.

Pieces of Columbus statue retrieved from Baltimore's Harbor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 8:58am

Pieces of a Christopher Columbus statue were retrieved from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Monday, two days after protesters pulled down the figure and threw it into the barbor.

Chicago's July Fourth weekend ends with 17 dead, 70 wounded

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 8:36am

One of Chicago's bloodiest holiday weekends in memory ended with 17 people fatally shot, including a 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, and 70 more wounded, despite a concerted effort to quell the violence with an additional 1,200 police officers on the streets.

Coronavirus updates: 517 new cases, 6 new deaths; Davis School district explains fall plan Staff  |  Posted Jul 6th - 8:24am

Here are the latest updates on COVID-19 from Utah and around the world.

Supreme Court upholds cellphone robocall ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 8:16am

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 1991 law that bars robocalls to cellphones.