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May 30, 2020

A new civil lawsuit alleges Harvey Weinstein raped a 17-year-old in the 1990s
Four women identified as Jane Does filed a lawsuit against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein Thursday, alleging he sexually assaulted them. The allegations include the story of one woman who says Weinstein raped her in 1994 when she was about 17.  ... More >>

MIT elects first black woman student body president in its 159-year history
Students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have elected a black woman as president of the Undergraduate Association for the first time in the school's history. ... More >>

In the NY Gilgo Beach killings, remains identified 20 years later
For years in the Gilgo Beach, New York multiple victim investigation, she was "Jane Doe #6." ... More >>

Wearing a mask at home could help stop virus spread among family members, study says
One of the few reliefs in our current pandemic is removing that mask when you arrive back home after a trip to the store. If you've got family there, however, a new study suggests you may want to keep it on. ... More >>

Trump intent on July 4 celebration as Washington slowly reopens
President Donald Trump remains intent on holding an Independence Day celebration in Washington, DC, this year. The city's leaders and Democratic lawmakers aren't so sure. ... More >>

Rock the Vote launches virtual summer initiative to register 200,000 voters
As the coronavirus pandemic disrupts the course of the 2020 election, Rock The Vote is spear-heading a summer-long initiative aimed at registering 200,000 new voters. ... More >>

Texas Supreme Court blocks vote-by-mail expansion to those lacking immunity to the coronavirus
The Texas Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked a push to expand vote-by-mail to registered voters in the state amid the pandemic, saying that a lack of immunity to the coronavirus does not count as a "disability" for which a voter can apply for a mail-in ballot. ... More >>

What a West Virginia man says was a small, joking attempt at voter fraud shows just how closely officials are watching
A case of alleged election fraud that a West Virginia mail carrier says was a joking attempt to alter ballot requests shows just how closely local and federal officials are watching. ... More >>

Big chains filed for bankruptcy every week in May. Here are 6 of them
Temporary store closures. Near-zero travel demand. People shopping online even more as they're stuck home. It was the perfect storm for bankruptcy for some of the country's most recognizable consumer brands -- and several have filed recently. ... More >>

This incredibly popular store is one of the hardest to socially distance in
TJ Maxx built its appeal on the "treasure hunt" shopping experience. Now it must persuade shoppers that it's safe to return to scavenging stores in the age of a pandemic. ... More >>

Adidas and Allbirds are teaming up to create a shoe with zero carbon footprint
After exchanging some cheeky messages on social media in the wee hours of Thursday morning, Adidas and Allbirds are linking up. (Sneaker companies, they're just like us!) ... More >>

Woman receives over 100 birthday cards on 100th birthday
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Man offered socks, shoes off own feet to homeless
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Board to hear proposal for distance graduation
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Woman rescued from burning apartment
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City councilman among arrests after protests
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80th birthday wish comes true for Mobile woman
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Schools host parade to celebrate end of year
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Miracle dog makes full recovery
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Man runs into burning building to help others
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More than 200 arrests in demonstrations 
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Man, dog travel the country side by side during quarantine
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No cars in the Quarter?
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Mother killed, baby dropped off at fire station
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Thief uses fake ID to steal UPS package
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Community picks up pieces after Floyd protests
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Man has running water after community pays bill
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Players, coaches happy to be swinging bats again
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Man charged with child porn lived in day care center
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