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August 11, 2020

The 7-year-old Georgia boy with Covid-19 who died drowned in a bathtub after a seizure, coroner says
New information has been released on the 7-year-old Georgia boy with Covid-19 who died. ... More >>

Court orders Uber, Lyft to reclassify drivers as employees in California
Uber and Lyft were ordered by a California court on Monday to reclassify their drivers in the state as employees, marking the latest escalation in an ongoing legal battle over a new law impacting much of the on-demand economy. ... More >>

Two police body cameras capture the struggle leading to George Floyd's death
Police body camera footage showing Minneapolis police pointing a gun at George Floyd and struggling with him during his fatal arrest was released Monday. ... More >>

Analysis: Ben Sasse makes his 2024 move
Even as President Donald Trump revs up his campaign machine in hopes of winning a second term this fall, the jockeying to be at the forefront of the party that he will leave behind in 2024 is picking up speed. ... More >>

More than 100 Black men urge Biden to pick Black woman as vice president
More than 100 Black men on Monday signed an open letter to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden urging him to pick a Black woman as his vice president, writing that "failing to select a Black woman in 2020 means you will lose the election." ... More >>

Trump walks out of briefing when reporter asks him about lie he's told 150 times
President Donald Trump abruptly ended a Saturday news conference after a reporter challenged him on a lie about veterans health care he has told more than 150 times. ... More >>

What Trump's executive actions really mean
With stimulus talks stalled, President Donald Trump announced he would go around Congress to deliver aid to Americans affected by the pandemic. ... More >>

Trump pushes a payroll tax cut. Here's what that is.
President Donald Trump has been pushing for a payroll tax cut, and he isn't waiting for Congress to enact one. On Saturday, he signed a series of executive orders, effectively going around Congress to extend expanded unemployment benefits and assist renters and homeowners. ... More >>

Esper appears to backtrack on Beirut blast cause
Defense Secretary Mark Esper is downplaying any differences he had with the White House's assessment as to what caused the deadly explosion in Beirut after his speculation that the blast was likely the result of an accident drew push back from the White House. ... More >>

How the investigation into Rudy Giuliani is unfolding
With the presidential election fewer than 90 days away, federal prosecutors in New York face a narrowing window in which to take overt steps -- including bring charges -- in their investigation of Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, and his Soviet-born associates. ... More >>

Will Richard Branson ever be Richard Branson again?
Richard Branson loves a challenge. The Virgin Group founder has built a reputation, and his more than $4 billion fortune, on the back of his willingness to take bold risks and venture into new areas of business. ... More >>

Foot Locker is booming as people spend their stimulus on sneakers
Consumers have more money in their pockets thanks to government stimulus checks — and apparently many are using it at malls and online to buy new sneakers, which is good news for Foot Locker. ... More >>

Your UPS packages could get a lot more expensive
Shopping online during the upcoming holiday season could get more expensive if it's delivered by UPS. ... More >>

Robotic pets used to remedy loneliness in nursing homes
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Rachael Ray escapes after home goes up in flames
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Woman finds python in her laundry machine
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Close encounter with humpback whale off coast
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Mayor issues state of emergency after 5.1 quake
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Off-duty officer pulls pilot from lake crash
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77-year-old goes to every Street Rod event
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Baltimore explosion levels 3 homes; 1 killed
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Principal to read 150th bedtime story Sunday
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Couple warning dog owners about grain-free diets
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Woman gives away more than 4,500 masks through porch pickup
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Base jumper slams into news station
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12-year-old burglar gets 2nd chance
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Man serving life for $30 pot charge to be released
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Memorial, protests during Ferguson anniversary
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10-year-old plays cello for charity
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