Actors and Disney World reach deal after virus…

Walt Disney World and the union for its actors and singers have reached an agreement that will allow them to return to work

Connecticut Hands Out Hefty Fines for Travel…

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont says the state is cracking down on unsafe behavior and has issued its first fines to people who failed to comply with travel rules. The governor says two residents have been fined a total of $3,000 under the regulations, Fox reports. The residents were fined...

Exploring Victoria Falls, the world’s largest…

Victoria Falls sits between two East African countries and is one of the seventh wonders of the world.

Chicago Police post looting videos to identify…

Chicago police are giving people another look at the looting that happened downtown and around the city this week in the hope that they will recognize suspects and provide their names and other information that will allow detectives to make arrests

Mosquitoes and Teddy Bears: Mississippi Narrows…

The new state flag for Mississippi cannot have a Confederate symbol on it. It must have the words, "In God We Trust." But there are basically no other constraints on the design, which was clear from the almost 3,000 possibilities submitted by the public, the AP reports. After narrowing...

Chicago artist: Disinvestment led to unrest

Chicago artist and activist Tonika Johnson says Black neighborhoods on the south and west sides have been neglected over decades through disinvestment, leading to a lack of opportunities that breed issues like gun violence and unrest. (Aug. 12)

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In a first, Airbnb takes action against guest for…

For the first time, Airbnb is taking legal action against a guest for violating its ban on unauthorized parties

'Something Out of Orwell': Defiant NJ Gym Loses…

A New Jersey gym that repeatedly opened its doors in defiance of state coronavirus restrictions won't get to do so again, at least as an official business. The Bellmawr Borough Council voted Tuesday to rescind the business license of Atilis Gym, reports NJ.com . Owners Ian Smith, 33, and Frank...

Chinese city gets caught inside tornado

A tornado swept through the city of Baotou, China, on Aug. 9, injuring 33 people. This video captures the moment homes got caught inside the tornado.

Former test administrator to plead guilty in…

A former college entrance exam administrator has agreed to plead guilty in the college admissions bribery scheme that has ensnared wealthy parents across the U.S. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that Niki Williams will plead guilty to accepting bribes to help rig students' test scores

Couple Assaults Teen Sesame Place Worker Over…

A 17-year-old employee at Sesame Place was forced to undergo surgery after a mask dispute at the Pennsylvania theme park Sunday ended in an altercation. The worker had asked a couple to put on their masks earlier in the day; then, around 5pm, he encountered the man and woman again...

'Immigration Nation' directors say ICE tried to…

'Immigration Nation' directors admit the shocking docu-series is meant to make you angry. (Aug. 12)

Judge declines to revoke ex-officer's bond over…

A judge has declined a prosecutor’s request to revoke the bond for the officer who killed Rayshard Brooks, but she clarified that the conditions of his bond do not allow him to vacation out of state

Ghislaine Maxwell Complains About 'Onerous' Body…

Jeffrey Epstein's death is making Ghislaine Maxwell's jail stay all the harder—or so claim her lawyers. In a Monday night court filing, they say Maxwell has been subject to "uniquely onerous conditions" while at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, and that it's clear such treatment "is a reaction...

Time-lapse shows derecho blowing through the…

A time-lapse captured in Chicago, Illinois, shows a powerful derecho sweeping through the city on Aug. 10.

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Census officials face subpoenas if they refuse…

House Democrats have threatened to subpoena top officials at the U.S. Census Bureau after they refused to give interviews to an oversight committee over why the 2020 head count of every U.S. resident was cut short by a month and will stop at the end of September

Feds Considering Plan to Keep Out Infected…

After failed efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 by limiting arrivals of foreign citizens, the White House is now considering a plan to temporarily bar potentially infected American citizens and legal residents, according to a draft regulation seen by the New York Times . Federal agencies have been asked to...

Victoria Monet: 'My music is a form of protest'

Victoria Monet, who’s penned songs for Ariana Grande, Chris Brown and Brandy, explains writing music for herself versus other musicians. She also says a form of her activism is representation. (Aug. 12)

Tribune closing 5 newsrooms including NY Daily…

Tribune Publishing Company says it's closing the newsrooms of five newspapers including The Daily News in Manhattan, the Orlando Sentinel and The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland

DNC Releases Speakers' List, and the Hunt for…

The list of speakers is out for next week's Democratic convention, and it's making news for who isn't on it as well as who is. Much of the buzz centers around Joe Biden's pending announcement of a running mate, with people looking for hints. Sen. Kamala Harris, for instance, is...

Dozens dead, thousands evacuated due to flooding

At least 30 people are dead and 6,000 have been evacuated as heavy rain triggered flash flooding and landslides in South Korea.

Tear gas at Portland protests raises concern…

Officials in Portland, Oregon, are cleaning up tear gas residue from the streets, dirt and possibly the storm drains after the chemical was used repeatedly by both police and federal officers during protests over racial injustice

Bible Reading Was a Little Too Prophetic

The Bible passage was chosen well in advance, but the timing could not have been more perfect. "After the wind there was an earthquake," read members of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, during an outdoor mass on Sunday morning, reports the Charlotte Observer . Two more mentions of...

Biden with Harris: 'It's a great day for America'

Joe Biden introduced his newly chosen running mate Kamala Harris on Wednesday, with the former vice president and California senator appearing for the first time together as the Democratic presidential ticket. (Aug. 12)

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NJ casinos, tracks win $264M in July after virus…

New Jersey’s casinos and horse tracks won $264.5 million in July after reopening amid the coronavirus outbreak, a figure that was down nearly 21% from a year ago, but one the gambling houses will gladly take after months of inactivity

America's Worst Rate of Spread Isn't in Texas or…

Officials are repeating the now-familiar advice to wear masks and maintain distance in Hawaii, which now has the highest rate of spread of COVID-19 in the country. Hawaii's reproduction rate stands at 1.6, meaning every infected person spreads the virus to 1.6 others on average, per Hawaii News...

Locals battle wildfire in the Amazon

Locals in Sinop, Brazil, raced to battle a wildfire raging in the Amazon rainforest on Aug. 10. Wildfires are up in the region this summer, causing concern.