Iowa jury trials postponed until Sept. 14 due to COVID-19

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – One-third of Iowa’s state government isn’t ready to fully reopen any…

Mississippi gov extends home order, lets water parks open

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Friday that he’s adding another week to…

Joe Biden apologizes for ‘ain’t black’ comment

Presumed Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden apologized Friday for saying blacks who support President Trump…

‘I stand with’ Q: Senate candidate doubles down on Qanon support after campaign team attempts to distance

A Republican candidate for Senate is refusing to dismiss her support for the right-wing conspiracy movement…

‘Those are coming’: Grenell promises to declassify Flynn calls with Russian ambassador

The nation’s outgoing spy chief, Richard Grenell, declared “transparency is a must” as he promised to…

Biden’s new campaign strategy: Take from the rich, and make policy promises to Sanders

What a difference a year makes. In May 2019, Joe Biden’s presidential campaign lauded its promise…

CNN’s John Harwood Goes After Trump’s ‘Reckless’ Promotion of Hydroxychloroquine After Large Study Finds It Leads to Increased Risk of Death

CNN’s John Harwood went after President Donald Trump for “extending false hope” and “recklessly” touting unproven coronavirus treatment…

W.Va. governor declines to beef up virus rules in hot spots

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Friday declined to strengthen coronavirus restrictions…

Ohio unemployment rate hits 16.8%, highest in 44 years

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s unemployment rate hit 16.8% on Friday, the highest since the state’s…

Coronavirus fears shrink jackpot for Alaska’s guessing game

NENANA, Alaska (AP) – Alaska’s favorite guessing game has taken a hit because of the coronavirus.…

Pandemic job losses hit tourism-dependent states hardest

HONOLULU (AP) – The coronavirus pandemic has been particularly brutal to the tourism-dependent economies of Nevada…

Scott: COVID-19 spending boosts taxpayers’ share of federal deficit to $77K each

April traditionally is the month when the U.S. Treasury collects the most revenue during the year…

Pompeo says Iranian regime is ‘echoing Hitler’s calls for genocide’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted Iran’s leaders during the country’s annual anti-Israel holiday. Pompeo waded…

Human smugglers stymied by coronavirus find new revenue sources and pose a future threat

Criminal organizations in Central America and Mexico are striving to stay strong despite a slowdown in…

Democratic governors get kudos, but lead states with highest COVID death rates

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Virginia unemployment rate in double digits due to pandemic

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s unemployment rate shot up into the double digits in April due…

Court: Officials wrong to reject pardon, order deportation

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A federal appeals court has reversed a decision by immigration authorities to…

‘I’m not gonna do this’: Symone Sanders chides Chuck Todd for asking whether Biden ‘sensitive enough’ for black voters

Joe Biden’s spokeswoman, Symone Sanders, snapped at NBC host Chuck Todd for asking if the presidential…

US imposes sanctions on Chinese companies ‘complicit’ in Uighur abuse

The U.S. Commerce Department announced on Friday that it will impose sanctions on a number of…

Oxford epidemiologist suggests ‘doing nothing at all’ a better solution than virus lockdowns

A University of Oxford professor suggested that refraining from imposing lockdowns to combat the coronavirus might…