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House panel calls new postal chief to explain mail delays

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 3rd - 2:33pm

The House Oversight Committee has invited the new postmaster general to appear at a hearing next month to examine operational changes to the U.S. Postal Service that are causing delays in mail deliveries across the country.

'Jeopardy!' and 'Wheel of Fortune' to resume filming with safety measures in place

Lisa Respers France, CNN  |  Posted Aug 3rd - 2:05pm

Two of America's favorite game shows are set to start filming new episodes.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Sean Walker, and Jen Riess,  |  Posted Aug 3rd - 7:21am

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

Tropical Storm Isaias forms in Atlantic; the earliest “I-named” storm in a record-setting hurricane season

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 9:13pm

Tropical Storm Isaias forms in Atlantic; the earliest “I-named” storm in a record-setting hurricane season.

Attorney: 1 victim may be removed from Hard Rock rubble soon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 6:21pm

Contractors believe they may be able to remove one of the two victims still in the debris of the partly collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans by next week, developer attorneys said.

Divers pull Paralympic hopeful's prosthetic from ocean floor

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 6:04pm

When DeWalt Mix lost his prosthetic leg while paddle-boarding off the coast of Long Beach, the local Fire Department dove right in to try to retrieve it for him.

Virginia teen gets 35 years in neighbor's hammer bludgeoning

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 5:55pm

A Virginia teenager convicted of murder in the claw hammer bludgeoning death of his elderly neighbor has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Judge halts immigration rule on public benefits, cites virus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 5:20pm

A federal judge on Wednesday blocked a Trump administration rule that could deny green cards to immigrants over use of public benefits from being applied during the pandemic.

Epstein's ex-girlfriend tries late bid to seal testimony

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 4:14pm

A British socialite charged with recruiting three girls for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse made a last-minute bid Wednesday to stop the public release of her 2016 testimony in a civil case.

Malik B, founding member of The Roots, has died at 47

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 4:09pm

Malik B, a rapper and founding member of The Roots, has died. He was 47.

Boateng recounts pain of racist abuse to Bayern teammates

Rob Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 4:01pm

a message that has been carried onto football pitches across Europe.

Federal court to review 'protest bans' in Portland arrests

Rebecca Boone and Jake Bleiberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 3:16pm

most of them involving misdemeanor charges of failing to obey a lawful order. Defendants had to agree to the prohibitions in order to be released from jail while they await trial.

Tennessee state senator charged with stealing federal funds

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 3:01pm

A Tennessee state senator has been charged with stealing more than $600,000 in federal funds received by a health care company she directed and using the money to pay for her wedding and other personal expenses, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

Arrest made in fire at Arizona Democratic headquarters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 2:41pm

Authorities on Wednesday announced an arrest in an arson fire that destroyed much of the Arizona and Maricopa County Democratic Party headquarters.

Ex-Minneapolis cop argues for dropped charges in Floyd death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 2:38pm

A second former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd will seek to have the charges against him dismissed.

Autopsy shows Chicago police deputy chief's death a suicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 2:35pm

An autopsy conducted Wednesday has revealed the Chicago Police deputy chief found dead in a station this week committed suicide.

Jury will not indict Dallas sergeant accused of tampering

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 2:22pm

A Texas grand jury will not indict the president of a police association accused of tampering with evidence in the case of a white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her unarmed Black neighbor in his apartment two years ago.

COVID-19 cancels Wyoming hunt amid Native American criticism

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 2:21pm

The coronavirus has prompted cancellation of a charity antelope hunt that has drawn teams of famous, powerful men to central Wyoming for over 75 years and now faces growing criticism that ceremonies tied to the event crudely and inaccurately appropriate Native American culture.

House COVID oversight panel demands documents from 4 states

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 2:05pm

The head of a congressional coronavirus oversight panel on Wednesday demanded Tennessee's Gov. Bill Lee and three other Republican governors provide documents showing how their states are combating the pandemic.