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Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

By WILL WEISSERT and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY | Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota has backed Democratic presidential candidates for nearly half a century and rarely receives much attention during the final stages of the race. This is when campaigns typically focus their resources on more traditional swing states like Florida or Pennsylvania. But Minnesota will feel like a genuine battleground on Friday as President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, campaign here to mark the...
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Judge blocks US Postal Service changes that slowed mail

SEATTLE — A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the November election. Judge Stanley Bastian in Yakima, Washington, said he was issuing a nationwide preliminary injunction sought by 14 states that sued the Trump administration and the U.S. Postal Service. The states challenged the Postal Service’s so-called “leave behind” policy, where tru...
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Judge blocks changes that slowed US mail delivery

SEATTLE — A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the November election. Judge Stanley Bastian in Yakima, Washington, said he was issuing a nationwide preliminary injunction sought by 14 states that sued the Trump administration and the U.S. Postal Service. The states challenged the Postal Service’s so-called “leave behind” policy, where tru...
Tags: Business, Politics, New York, News, Washington, Virginia, US, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Nevada, Postal Service, Seattle, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump


COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

By PAUL WISEMAN | AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high figure that reflects economic damage from the coronavirus outbreak. Before the pandemic hit the economy, the number signing up for jobless aid had never exceeded 700,000 in a week, even during the depths of the 2007-2009 Great Recession. Now they’ve topped 700,000 for 26 straight weeks. The Labor Department said Thursday that U.S. jobless cl...
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300 and counting: Push by feds to arrest in US protests

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and COLLEEN LONG | Associated Press WASHINGTON — In a private call with federal prosecutors across the country, Attorney General William Barr’s message was clear: aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence. Barr pushed his U.S. attorneys to bring federal charges whenever they could, keeping a grip on cases even if a defendant could be tried instead in state court, according to officials with knowledge of last week’s call who were not authorize...
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Investigation: Gymnasts, parents recount abuse by coaches at Azarian Gymnastics

The sleepless nights were interrupted only by nightmares. “I couldn’t sleep at night I was so scared of Vanessa,” said gymnast Ashton Woodbury, referring to Vanessa Gonzalez, her former coach at Azarian U.S. Gymnastics Training Center, a world renown Orange County club. It was the balance beam that Woodbury dreaded most. It was on the beam where Gonzalez, gymnasts said, left her mark. “I had a mental block on the beam,” Woodbury said. “And Vanessa on the beam she would smack you (on your legs) i...
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Feds outline plan to provide free COVID-19 vaccines to all in US

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and MATTHEW PERRONE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The government outlined a sweeping plan Wednesday to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans, assuming a safe and effective shot is developed, even as top health officials faced questions about political interference with virus information reaching the public. In a report to Congress and an accompanying “playbook” for states and localities, federal health agencies and the Defense Department sket...
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Big Ten changes course, aims for October football start

By RALPH D. RUSSO | AP College Football Writer Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after pushing football and other fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference changed course Wednesday and said it plans to begin its season the weekend of Oct. 24. Each team will have an eight-game schedule. The Big Ten said its Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously Tuesday to restart sports. The emergence of dai...
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Louisville to pay millions to Breonna Taylor’s family as lawsuit is settled

By DYLAN LOVAN | Associated Press The city of Louisville will pay millions to the mother of Breonna Taylor and reform police practices as part of a lawsuit settlement months after Taylor’s slaying by police thrust the Black woman’s name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race. A person who has seen the settlement told The Associated Press it would be the largest sum paid by the city for a police misconduct case. The source asked not to be identified because the settlement has not been a...
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Coronavirus state tracker: 61 new deaths, hospitalizations decrease by 76 in California on Sept. 14

According to the California COVID-19 statewide update between Saturday and Sunday, there were 11 fewer patients needing to be in intensive care units. Of the confirmed and suspected hospitalizations from the virus, there was a decrease of 76 from Sunday. The number of coronavirus diagnostic test results in California reported Sunday was 116,173. The rate of positive tests over the last 14 days is 3.7 percent. According to SCNG research of all county health dashboards in California there were abo...
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Here’s how massive the California fires are this year

More than 14,000 firefighters are battling 29 fires from San Diego to the Oregon border, according to the California Department of Fires and Forestry Protection. The governor’s office noted that this time last year, California had 4,927 fires that burned 118,000 acres. As of Friday, there have been 7,718 blazes so far and more than 3.15 million acres — about the same size as Connecticut — have been torched. California’s 2020 fires have also damaged or destroyed 6,391 structures and killed 20 peo...
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COVID America, 6 months in: Disarray, dismay, disconnect

For years, Erin Whitehead has been a committed fan of the crisis-fueled medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy.” She has watched its doctors handle all manner of upheaval inside their put-upon hospital — terrifying diseases, destructive weather, bombs, mass shootings, mental illness, uncertainty, grief. Today, she turns to the emotionally draining show as a salve, something to take her mind off of … well, off of everything this jumbled year has delivered to her nation, to her society, to her front door. ...
Tags: Health, Florida, News, Washington, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Pennsylvania, United States, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Grey, United States of America, Gooding, Whitehead


L.A. economist who survived 9/11 died this summer at 78

Nancy Sidhu, chief economist at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., was one of many Southern Californians in Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001, when a group of terrorists aimed hijacked jumbo jets at the World Trade Center’s twin towers. Nearly 3,000 were killed in New York, at the Pentagon, and in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Sidhu survived that day. The Santa Monica resident died July 4 of this year at age 78. She told her story to Daily News staff writer Gregory J. Wilcox,...
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LA economist who survived 9/11 died this summer at 78

Nancy Sidhu, chief economist at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., was one of many Southern Californians in Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001, when a group of terrorists aimed hijacked jumbo jets at the World Trade Center’s twin towers. Nearly 3,000 were killed in New York, at the Pentagon, and in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Sidhu survived that day. The Santa Monica resident died July 4 of this year at age 78. She told her story to Daily News staff writer Gregory J. Wilcox,...
Tags: New York, News, La, California News, America, Los Angeles, Sport, West, Soccer, Broadway, Manhattan, Pentagon, Bob, Vietnam, World Trade Center, Morgan Stanley


Trump touts secret new weapon: ‘What we have is incredible’

By ROBERT BURNS | AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is expanding his arsenal of spectacular, but hard to explain, claims about U.S. military might. First, there were invisible airplanes. Then, a “super duper” missile. And now, a secret nuclear weapon. “I have built a nuclear, a weapon, I have built a weapon system that nobody’s ever had in this country before,” Trump said in an interview with journalist Bob Woodward for his book published this week. “We have stuff t...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Navy, Washington, White House, China, Russia, US, Sport, Soccer, Xi Jinping, Biden, Donald Trump


Trump, Biden marking 9/11 with very different tones

By JILL COLVIN, ALEXANDRA JAFFE and DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Associated Press SHANKSVILLE, Pa. — One spent time quietly consoling families. The other proclaimed America’s might. President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden marked the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on Friday at memorial services where their differences in style couldn’t have been more sharply on display. Trump and Biden were both traveling to rural Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where the hijacked Flight 93 crashe...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, New York, News, Washington, White House, US, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton, Pentagon, Biden, World Trade Center


Trump, Biden commemorating 9/11 at memorial events

By JILL COLVIN, ALEXANDRA JAFFE and DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Associated Press NEW YORK — As the nation marks the 19th anniversary of the Sept 11 attacks in the midst of another unfolding tragedy, the men vying to lead the nation next year are paying their respects at the same memorial — without crossings paths. President Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, were both traveling to rural Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Friday, where the hijacked Flight 93 crashed in a field, killing everyon...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, New York, News, White House, US, Sport, Joe Biden, Karen, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton, Manhattan, Pentagon, Associated Press, Biden


‘Evacuate now:’ Wildfires grow in Oregon as 500K flee

By GILLIAN FLACCUS and ANDREW SELSKY | Associated Press PHOENIX, Ore. — Deadly wildfires in heavily populated northwest Oregon were growing, with hundreds of thousands of people told to flee encroaching flames while residents to the south tearfully assessed their losses. The number of people evacuated statewide because of fires rose to an estimated 500,000 — more than 10 percent of the state’s 4.2 million people, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management reported late Thursday. One fire approach...
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US remembers 9/11 as pandemic changes tribute traditions

By KAREN MATTHEWS and JENNIFER PELTZ | Associated Press NEW YORK — Americans commemorated 9/11 Friday as a new national crisis — the coronavirus pandemic — reconfigured and divided anniversary ceremonies and a presidential campaign carved a path through the observances. In New York, victims’ relatives gathered Friday morning for split-screen remembrances, one at the Sept. 11 memorial plaza at the World Trade Center and another on a nearby corner, set up by a separate 9/11-related organization. T...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, New York, News, Washington, La, White House, New York City, US, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Karen, Soccer, Pennsylvania, New York Times


Immigration Detention Center in Adelanto on track to expand

The Adelanto ICE Processing Center in San Bernardino County, the largest immigrant detention facility in the country, is set to expand. The Adelanto City Council deadlocked twice early Thursday on votes to approve or kill a plan by the privately-held GEO Group to annex a building that would add 750 beds to a detention facility that currently can hold 1,940 people. City attorney Lloyd Pilchen said the lack of resolution by the council means an earlier ruling by Adelanto’s planning commission will...
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US layoffs remain elevated as 884,000 seek jobless aid

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER | AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits was unchanged last week at 884,000, a sign that layoffs are stuck at a historically high level six months after the viral pandemic flattened the economy. The latest figure released by the Labor Department Thursday still far exceeds the number who sought benefits in any week on record before this year. The job market is improving fitfully as portions of the economy have reopened an...
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McConnell proposes ‘targeted’ coronavirus aid, Dems say it’s not enough

By ANDREW TAYLOR | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday the Senate would vote on a trimmed-down Republican coronavirus relief package, though it has a slim chance of passage in the face of Democrats’ insistence for more sweeping aid. The Kentucky Republican released the approximately $500 billion measure as senators returned to Washington for an abbreviated pre-election session, as hopes are dimming for another coronavirus relief bill — or much else. ...
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Coronavirus vaccine is latest flashpoint in presidential campaign

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The prospect of a vaccine to shield Americans from coronavirus infection emerged as a point of contention in the White House race as President Donald Trump accused Democrats of “disparaging” for political gain a vaccine he repeatedly has said could be available before the election. “It’s so dangerous for our country, what they say, but the vaccine will be very safe and very effective,” the president pledged Monday at a White House news confer...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, White House, Milwaukee, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Soccer, Democrats, Food And Drug Administration, Wisconsin, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump


Kamala Harris meets Jacob Blake’s family to kick off Wisconsin visit

MILWAUKEE — Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris met Monday with the family of a Wisconsin man shot by police last month to kick off her visit to the critical swing state, where Vice President Mike Pence was also visiting as the presidential race enters its final phase. FILE – In this Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, file photo, Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a campaign event on the grounds of Kuharchik Construction, Inc., in Exeter, Pa. Labor Day kicks off the unofficial start to fa...
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Veterans divided about reports Trump disparaged military

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — In this soldier’s city and across the country, veterans and military families are divided about reports that President Donald Trump made disparaging comments toward the military, with some service members bristling at the remarks and others questioning whether they happened. Thomas Richardson, a retired member of the Army’s 82nd Airborne, did not like what he heard. Richardson was trained to respect the office of commander in chief, but he was rankled by allegations in The A...
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Coronavirus: How much of the labor force is working from home and do they want to continue

More employees are working from home during the coronavirus pandemic. Will that trend continue after stay-at-home orders end? Before and after the coronavirus According to a June 2020 survey by Global Workplace Analytics, 76% of global office workers and 82% of U.S. office workers say they want to continue working from home, at least weekly, when the pandemic is over (approximately 75 million U.S. employees). But only 16% (19% in the U.S.) want to say goodbye to the office forever, with most pre...
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Special Report: Maggie Haney still working with gymnasts despite suspension

USA Gymnastics has received multiple complaints over the course of months that former U.S. Olympic and national team coach Maggie Haney has continued to work with minor-aged gymnasts despite being suspended earlier this year for repeatedly emotionally and verbally abusing young athletes, the Southern California News Group has learned. An attorney for victims of Haney’s alleged abuse said she has made complaints to USA Gymnastics, the sport’s national governing body, claiming that Haney has vi...
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Officers fatally shoot suspect in Portland protest killing

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and TED WARREN | Associated Press LACEY, Wash. — A team of law enforcement officers fatally shot a man suspected of being the gunman who killed a supporter of a right-wing group in Portland, Oregon, last week after a caravan of Donald Trump backers rode through downtown, the U.S. Marshals Service said Friday. Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, was killed as a federal task force attempted to apprehend him near Lacey, Washington, about 120 miles north of Portland. Reinoehl was suspect...
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White House faces skepticism over COVID vaccine

By LINDA A. JOHNSON and MICHELLE R. SMITH | Associated Press Could the U.S. really see a coronavirus vaccine before Election Day? A letter from federal health officials instructing states to be ready to begin distributing a vaccine by Nov. 1 — two days before the election — has been met, not with exhilaration, but with suspicion among some public health experts, who wonder whether the Trump administration is hyping the possibility or intends to rush approval for political gain. The skepticism co...
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Black man killed by Rochester police is remembered as loving

By MICHAEL HILL and JENNIFER PELTZ | Associated Press The man who suffocated after police in New York’s third-largest city put a “spit hood” over his head was the loving father of five adult children, had some mental health issues but was harmless, and had just arrived in Rochester for a visit with his brother, his aunt said. Daniel Prude, 41, known to his big Chicago-based family by the nickname “Rell,” died March 30 after he was taken off life support, seven days after the encounter with polic...
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