Wednesday, October 20, 2021


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Updated 1 year, 7 months ago

Stocks jump as Trump promises to 'go big' on aid for economy

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks jumped Tuesday as President Donald Trump promised he's “going big” with plans to blunt th...

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
Capitol riot: Confederate flag photo leads to man's arrest

A Delaware man photographed carrying a Confederate battle flag during a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol was arrested Thursday after authorities used the image to help identify him, federal prosecutors said.

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
Dallas to rename street after shooting victim Botham Jean

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas City Council unanimously approved the renaming of a stretch of street after Botham Jean, a Black man who was shot and killed by a white Dallas police officer who said she mistook his apar...

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
Suit: Cops killed autistic teen by sitting on him, chokehold

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sheriff's deputies sat on a shackled, obese, severely autistic 16-year-old boy for nine minutes and put a chokehold on him for part of that time until he died, according to a federal lawsuit fi...

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
Poland: 3 on trial over LGBT sign on posters of revered icon

PLOCK, Poland (AP) — Three human rights activists went on trial Wednesday in Poland for alleged desecration and offending religious sentiment by adding the LGBT rights movement's rainbow symbol to posters of a re...

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
Late drop in Big Tech stocks pulls indexes mostly lower

A late slide in several Big Tech stocks left major indexes lower on Wall Street, even as small-company stocks marched to another record high. The S&P 500 turned lower in the last hour of trading to wind up with a...

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
In voting to impeach, SC's Rice acknowledges political risk

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tom Rice, who hid in an office as rioters overran the U.S. Capitol last week, acknowledged Thursday that his vote to impeach President Donald Trump could cost him reelection as a c...

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
HHS leaders: No evidence of child abuse surge amid pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Top officials overseeing child welfare at the Department of Health and Human Services say they’ve seen no solid evidence to bear out warnings that serious forms of child abuse would surge during t...

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
RIP: Mars digger bites the dust after 2 years on red planet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA declared the Mars digger dead Thursday after failing to burrow deep into the red planet to take its temperature.

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
Instacart, others push incentives to get workers vaccinated

As vaccinations continue across the U.S., some companies are offering financial incentives to encourage their workers to get the shots.

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
List of officials charged in Flint water crisis, allegations

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Here are the former Michigan, state-appointed and local officials

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
US rejects UN plea to reverse Yemen rebel terror designation

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief and top officials urged the United States on Thursday to reverse its decision to declare Yemen’s Iran-backed rebels a terrorist group to prevent massive famine and death in th...

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
Flint water probe brings charges against ex-governor, others

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A new investigation of the Flint water disaster led to charges against nine people, including former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and key members of his administration, who are accused of various...

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
Search continues for Oregon woman swept away in mudslide

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Searchers used inflatable yellow rafts and drove metal poles into deep mud Thursday as they searched for a woman who was swept away by a landslide in Oregon during a powerful winter storm.

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
The Latest: Man photographed with Confederate flag arrested

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
Brexit hikes costs, hassle for UK musicians touring EU

LONDON (AP) — British musicians are demanding that the UK government faces the music after new post-Brexit regulations failed to consider their unique work lives and left them in the lurch.