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S. Korea calls for N. Korea to further investigate shooting

South Korean officials condemned what they called an “atrocious act” and pressed North Korea to punish those responsible.

  Virus cases rise in US heartland, home to anti-mask feelings

  Trump expected to announce conservative Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

Former congressman Ron Paul hospitalized, says he’s OK

  All-female fire rescue team makes history

6 items to add to your packing list for COVID-era travel

  Ginsburg makes history again, lying in state at Capitol

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Judge says 2020 census must continue for another month

  Under virus strain, Europe’s leaders plead at UN for unity

White House ordered to have sign language at virus briefings

  Paris stabbing suspect wasn’t on police radar, minister says

Appeals court hears fight over Trump tax returns — again

Teen charged in Kenosha shootings fights extradition

New measurements show moon has hazardous radiation levels

A Chinese-German team reported on the radiation data collected by the lander — named Chang’e 4 for the Chinese moon goddess — in the U.S. journal Science Advances.

Virginia governor, wife, test positive for coronavirus

Gov. Ralph Northam and his wife plan to isolate for the next 10 days while working remotely.

LMPD major to step down following email about ANTIFA, BLM

During a Friday news conference about Thursday night’s protests, interim LMPD chief Rob Schroeder addressed an email by Maj. Bridget Hallahan, commander of the Fifth Division.

  White House again criticizes FBI director for voting remarks

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows chided Christopher Wray over remarks made a day earlier to Congress about voter fraud.

  Benadryl Challenge: FDA warns public about overconsuming allergy medicine

  2 charged for handling of virus outbreak at Mass. veterans home where 76 died

  Giant rat wins animal hero award for sniffing out landmines

Justice Department seeks immediate ban on WeChat in US

  Drugmaker Novavax begins late-stage vaccine trial in UK

House investigation says lax healthcare in immigrant detention centers led to deaths

‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero admits backing rebels, denies violence

Rusesabagina, a Belgian citizen and U.S. permanent resident who has been a prominent critic of President Paul Kagame, is charged with 13 offenses that also include financing terrorism.

  Search for missing woman continues in Colorado

The hunt continues for Suzanne Morphew, a woman who’s been missing since Mother’s Day.

  1 hurt, car crashed in fights at Los Angeles protest

The driver of a blue pickup truck got into an argument with demonstrators and struck the protester who was standing in the street as the driver tried to get away, police said in a statement.

4th grade virtual learner gets suspended for having a BB gun in his bedroom

9-year-old Ka Mauri Harrison is a 4th grader at Woodmere Elementary, and this year he’s a virtual learner so his classroom is his bedroom.

U.S. Postal Service unveils new holiday stamps

The U.S. Postal Service says each design “will add a touch of whimsy to your holiday mailings.”

N. Korea’s Kim apologizes over shooting death of S. Korean

South Korean officials condemned North Korea for what they called an “atrocious act” and pressed it punish those responsible.

President Trump signs Executive Order on pre-existing conditions in Charlotte

President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order aimed at helping Americans with pre-existing conditions with their healthcare coverage, among other things, during his trip to Charlotte Thursday.

Pac-12 to kick off 7-game football season in early November

The Pac-12 has decided to play football in the fall, reversing an August decision to postpone until spring because of concerns about COVID-19.

  ‘No easy answer’: Many ask what next in Breonna Taylor case

Authorities pleaded for calm while activists vowed to fight on Thursday in Kentucky’s largest city, where a gunman wounded two police officers during anguished protests following the decision not to charge officers for killing Breonna Taylor.

Soldier who’s been deployed for 13 months surprises mom at N.C. restaurant

Pfc. Felipe Vidrios, currently serving in the U.S. Army, was deployed for 13 months in Kuwait and his mother, Candy Vazquez, had no idea he was coming home.

  Misreported Deaths: Government count of nursing home COVID-19 cases still inaccurate despite criticism

For three months, InvestigateTV has tracked federal government data on nursing home COVID-19 cases and deaths. For three months, those numbers have been wrong.

  Despite Trump attacks, both parties vow orderly election

Congressional Republicans pushed back Thursday after President Donald Trump again declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election.

  Police tase woman at football game in Logan, Ohio

Police say the woman was not arrested for not wearing a mask, but was charged for violating school policy and refusing to leave the premises.

Powerful Vatican Cardinal Becciu resigns amid scandal

The Vatican provided no details on why Pope Francis accepted Becciu’s resignation in a statement late Thursday.

  Democrats to redraft virus relief in bid to jump-start talks

Democrats are going back to the drawing board on a huge virus relief bill.

  Crowd jeers as Trump pays respects at court to Ginsburg

Moments after Trump arrived, booing could be heard from spectators about a block away from the court building. They chanted “vote him out” as the president stood near the coffin.

  Fraud, backlogs disrupt US unemployment benefit payments

The biggest threat is posed by sophisticated international fraud rings that often use stolen identities to apply for benefits, filling out the forms with a wealth of accurate information that enables their applications to “sail through the system.”

Patriots owner Kraft cleared of massage parlor sex charge

Florida prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor charge against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Thursday after courts blocked their use of video that allegedly shows him paying for massage parlor sex.

Evel Knievel’s son suing Disney over ‘Toy Story 4’ character

The Walt Disney Co. , in a statement from corporate spokesman Jeffrey R. Epstein, said it will defend itself vigorously against what it called Knievel’s meritless claims.

Trump niece files suit saying family cheated her of millions

Donald Trump’s niece followed up her best-selling, tell-all book with a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the president and two of his siblings cheated her out of millions of dollars over several decades while squeezing her out of the family business.

Mnuchin and Powell back jobless aid, small business loans

Pressed to state what the top priorities should be, Powell said it would be to provide more support through the popular Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses, and to boost unemployment benefits.

  UK announces new plan to help workers hit by pandemic

The new proposal would replace a furloughed worker program that expires next month under which the government pays 80% of the wages of workers who are placed on leave.

United to offer COVID testing for some travelers

United Airlines will offer coronavirus testing on flights from San Francisco International Airport to Hawaiian airports. Passengers with negative results won't have to quarantine for two weeks.

  AP-NORC poll: Support for racial injustice protests declines

The poll finds the percentage of Americans who believe police violence unequally targets Black Americans and that greater consequences for police brutality are necessary have also fallen from June.

Breonna Taylor Case: Brett Hankison indicted on 3 counts of wanton endangerment

Former LMPD Det. Brett Hankison has been indicted on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

2 LMPD officers shot in downtown Louisville, suspect in custody

Two LMPD officers were shot Wednesday night in downtown Louisville.

  2 Louisville officers shot amid Breonna Taylor protests

The protests come after prosecutors said two officers who fired their weapons at Breonna Taylor, a Black woman, were justified in using force to protect themselves after they faced gunfire from her boyfriend.

  Girl dead, 3 family members hurt in Oklahoma house explosion

The explosion occurred just before 7 a.m. Thursday in northeast Oklahoma City and leveled the home while also damaging at least three nearby houses.

Records: Mail delivery lags behind targets as election nears

Several postal districts serving urban regions in battleground states have a history of delivering mail at below the national targets and saw sharp drop-offs in performance over the summer.

Kenosha shooter’s defense portrays him as ‘American patriot’

The dramatic rhetoric has helped raise nearly $2 million to pay for the 17-year-old’s defense against homicide charges in the killing of two protesters.

  Annual Lennon tribute, in 40th year, goes online

There was no way it was being canceled, not on what would have been Lennon’s 80th birthday, not on the tribute’s 40th year.

‘Cake Boss’ star injured at home in ‘terrible’ accident

Buddy Valastro, better known as the “Cake Boss,” is recovering from what he calls a “terrible” accident at home.

  Massive migratory bird die-off in Colorado blamed on smoke, snow

The smoke is having a negative impact on migratory songbirds at the worst possible time, and birdwatchers are concerned.

  Drug companies work jointly to boost vaccine confidence

The comments come as scientists scramble to develop a vaccine that would protect the public from a pandemic that has killed nearly 1 million people worldwide.

TikTok’s owner applies for Chinese license to close US deal

TikTok’s owner said Thursday it has applied for a Chinese technology export license as it tries to complete a deal with Oracle and Walmart to keep the popular video app operating in the United States.

Seoul: North Korea kills South Korean official, burns his body

South Korea said Thursday that North Korean troops fatally shot a South Korean government official who may have attempted to defect and set his body on fire after finding him on a floating object near the countries' disputed sea boundary.

Too much candy: Man dies from eating bags of black licorice

A substance found in black licorice and in many other foods and dietary supplements containing licorice root extract can cause dangerously low potassium and electrolyte imbalances.

  AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s untruths on court pick, Biden’s flubs

A look at fact and fiction as Trump prepares to announce his Supreme Court pick later this week.

  ‘The power is unbelievable’: Fla. man survives Hurricane Sally on sailboat

The boat went over the seawall and washed up on shore between two homes. It will either have to be removed with a crane or cut apart.

Pregnant woman pulls husband to safety after shark attack in Florida

Deputies described the injury to the snorkeler's shoulder as severe. No one else was injured by the shark.

Trump promises ‘born alive’ executive order in appeal to anti-abortion voters

Organizations representing obstetricians and gynecologists say the law already provides protections to newborns, whether born during a failed abortion or under other circumstances.

California moves to end sales of new gas-powered cars

California will halt sales of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks by 2035, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, a move he says will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35% in the nation’s most populous state.

Carole Baskin of ‘Tiger King’ fame sued for defamation

As part of the lawsuit, the daughters of Baskin’s former husband are seeking more information about what happened to their father, who disappeared mysteriously more than two decades ago.

  Trump won’t commit to peaceful transfer of power if he loses

President Donald Trump on Wednesday again declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election.

  Long lines of mourners pay respects to Ginsburg at court

With crowds of admirers swelling outside, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was remembered Wednesday at the court by grieving family, colleagues and friends as a prophet for justice who persevered against long odds to become an American icon.

Celebrities, Louisville leaders share reactions following grand jury announcement in Breonna Taylor case

Attorneys, city leaders and celebrities took to social media to share their reactions following a grand jury’s decision in the Breonna Taylor case.

  US experts vow ‘no cutting corners’ as vaccine tests expand

A huge international study of a COVID-19 vaccine that aims to work with just one dose is getting underway as top U.S. health officials sought Wednesday to assure a skeptical Congress and public that they can trust any shots the government ultimately approves.

  Trump tightens Cuba sanctions as he woos Cuban-American vote

President Trump said the new steps announced by the Treasury Department will ensure that U.S. dollars do not fund the Cuban government, but go directly to the everyday Cubans.

‘When can I shred this check?’ and other online banking FAQ

Here are answers to common questions about online banking during the pandemic.

Missouri governor, opponent of mandatory masks, has COVID-19

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican who has steadfastly refused to require residents to wear masks, tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said Wednesday.

  Beta weakens to tropical depression, stalls over Texas coast

Beta weakened to a tropical depression Tuesday as it parked itself over the Texas coast, raising concerns of extensive flooding in Houston and areas further inland.

New Year’s Eve in Times Square incorporates virtual elements

Organizers say New Year’s Eve in Times Square will incorporate virtual elements and be scaled down and socially distant on site in response to the coronavirus.

  Utility equipment eyed as possible source of fire near LA

Officials are confident that crews will make more progress on the Bobcat Fire after containment on Wednesday hit 38% — a 21% jump from a day earlier — before hot, dry winds return to Southern California in a few days.

Wild brown bear kills Caesar the alpaca at Alaska Zoo

A wild brown bear broke through the zoo’s perimeter fence over the weekend and then into Caesar’s enclosure and killed him.

  Trump Homeland Security pick denies intelligence meddling

President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security denied allegations Wednesday that he molded intelligence reports to suit the administration, telling a Senate committee that a recent whistleblower’s report is “patently false.”

Judge: Eric Trump must give NY deposition before election

A judge ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s son Eric Trump must testify in a New York investigation into the family’s businesses before the November election.

Wife of officer involved in Breonna Taylor shooting writes letter, empathizes with Taylor’s mother for her loss

The wife of Louisville Metro Police Department officer Jon Mattingly, who was shot by Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker, while serving a search warrant posted a long letter explaining what the last 163 days since the shooting have been like for her family.

  Grandmother holds intruder at gunpoint in Washington

She knew something was wrong when her dog, Booboo, started barking nonstop on Sunday night.