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August 6, 2020

Student forced to take off Black Lives Matter mask at graduation ceremony, family says
A Black student was forced to take off his Black Lives Matter face mask in order to graduate, his family says. ... More >>

Rayshard Brooks' widow 'baffled' and joins DA's call to revoke ex-officer's bond for vacation trip to Florida
Rayshard Brooks' widow echoed a prosecutor's call Wednesday for a judge to revoke Garrett Rolfe's bond after the ex-Atlanta policeman who killed her husband went to Florida on vacation. ... More >>

Iowa governor signs executive order restoring some ex-felons' voting rights
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday signed an executive order that automatically reinstates the voting rights of Iowans who have completed their felony sentences, excluding those convicted for homicide. ... More >>

2.2 million homes and businesses along the East Coast have no power after Isaias
About 2.2 million homes and businesses have no electrical power after the powerful storm Isaias whipped through the mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Monday and Tuesday. ... More >>

Trump ambassador pick disparaged immigrants and called for martial law
President Donald Trump's nominee to become the US ambassador to Germany has a history of making xenophobic and racist comments about immigrants and refugees in both Germany and the US. ... More >>

Trump continues to lose ground in 2020 election as nation grapples with coronavirus
The national political landscape has clearly and significantly shifted in Joe Biden's favor since he emerged as the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee back in March just as the public health emergency was taking hold. ... More >>

Pro sports players associations come out against key McConnell stimulus priority
The players associations of the major US professional sports leagues are opposed to what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says is a must-have component of any new stimulus legislation. ... More >>

Rep. Louie Gohmert's daughter rebukes him for not wearing a mask before coronavirus diagnosis
The daughter of Rep. Louie Gohmert publicly rebuked her father for not wearing a mask and ignoring medical expertise before he tested positive for coronavirus last week. ... More >>

SpaceX launches early prototype of Mars rocket on 500-foot 'hop test'
SpaceX launched an experimental rocket prototype on a "hop test" this week during which the giant tank-like vehicle — reminiscent of an old metal grain silo — soared nearly 500 feet above ground before touching down safely on a nearby ground pad. ... More >>

The SEC is reportedly investigating Kodak after its stock price exploded more than 2,757%
The Securities and Exchange Commission is reportedly investigating how Eastman Kodak received a a $765 million loan from the US government to help make drug ingredients, according to the Wall Street Journal. ... More >>

A Harvard-trained psychiatrist is on Twitch helping gamers with their mental health
A Harvard-trained psychiatrist is meeting gamers where they are — on Amazon's livestreaming platform Twitch — to shed light on mental health issues and lessen the stigma around talking about it. ... More >>

School district faces additional Child Victims Act lawsuits
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Couple indicted for stealing 100K from local HOA
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Woman gets absentee materials for dead husband
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'Back to school' photos spark controversy
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192 dogs rescued from home
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Bill signed allowing alcohol home delivery in Ga.
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UConn cancels football season due to pandemic
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Trooper saves woman who overdosed
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Resident describes vicious dog attack
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Woman's remains found in plastic container
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Family reunited with medals of pilot who went MIA during Vietnam War
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Officer reunites with baby he saved from choking
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Stabbing victim's family speaks out
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Woman pleas hospitals to change COVID-19 policies
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Man allegedly broke into home, threw party
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Man takes job at nursing home to see wife
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Private schools see surge in enrollment
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Moving company refuses to refund Air Force family
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