National News

Riot declared as fire burns in Portland police union offices

Aug 9, 2020

A fire inside a police union building led authorities in Portland, Oregon, to declare a riot late Saturday in the city that had hoped for calm after federal agents withdrew more than a week ago

Georgia police investigated for firing at car carrying kids

Aug 9, 2020

State authorities are investigating after a Georgia police officer fired his gun at a vehicle with at least two teenagers inside during an attempted traffic stop

Body removed months after hotel collapsed under construction

Aug 9, 2020

Crews have recovered the body of one of two construction workers that became trapped nearly 10 months ago in the collapse of a Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans

Today in History

Aug 8, 2020

Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 9, the 222nd day of 2020. There are 144 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown Jr., an unarmed 18-year-old Black man, was shot to death by a police officer …

Shipyard, union reach tentative deal to end strike in Maine

Aug 8, 2020

Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works and production workers have reached a tentative agreement aimed at ending a strike that stretched for more than a month during a global pandemic

Schools face major virus test as student return to classroom

Aug 8, 2020

Reopening schools will be easy

4 tribes sue over Oklahoma gambling compacts with 2 others

Aug 8, 2020

Four Oklahoma American Indian tribes have filed a federal lawsuit over gaming compacts with two other tribes that were ruled invalid by the Oklahoma State Supreme Court

Father, son charged in Ahmaud Arbery slaying seeking bond

Aug 8, 2020

The father and son charged with murder in the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery are asking a Georgia judge for bond and to toss out two charges in their indictment

Plants cropping up in lost Michigan lakes where dams failed

Aug 8, 2020

A nonprofit organization wants to gain ownership of four Michigan dams, including two that failed in storms on May 19

Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works, Machinists union reach tentative agreement that would end weekslong strike in Maine

Aug 8, 2020

Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works, Machinists union reach tentative agreement that would end weekslong strike in Maine

Judge orders release of body camera video in Floyd case

Aug 8, 2020

A Minnesota judge has ordered the release of body camera footage recorded by former officers charged in the death of George Floyd

Iran asks UN to hold US accountable for plane interception

Aug 8, 2020

Iran is urging the United Nations to hold the United States accountable for the interception of an Iranian passenger plane by two U_S_ fighter jets in the skies over Syria last month, which it called an “unlawful” and an “adventuristic a…

Today in History

Aug 7, 2020

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 8, the 221st day of 2020. There are 145 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 8, 1974, President Richard Nixon, facing damaging new revelations in the Watergate scandal, announ…

US hiring slows amid signs of longer-lasting economic damage

Aug 7, 2020

U.S. hiring slowed last month as the coronavirus outbreak worsened

Prosecutors investigating police who handcuffed Black girls

Aug 7, 2020

Prosecutors are investigating whether suburban Denver police officers should face criminal charges for putting four Black girls on the ground and handcuffing two of them after mistakenly suspecting they were riding in a stolen car