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Regulators crack down on aggressive, dubious debt collectors

September 29, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Those mysterious debt collectors who call insisting you’ll be in legal peril if you don’t pay them big bucks are in hot water themselves, accused in a nationwide crackdown of... more »»

Unfriendly skies: Airline workers brace for mass layoffs

September 29, 2020

DETROIT (AP) — The worries are growing for United Airlines flight attendant Jordy Comeau. more »»

Dying winds give crews hope in Northern California fires

September 29, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Easing winds gave California firefighters a break Tuesday as they battled a destructive wildfire that was driven by strong winds through wine country north of San Francisco... more »»

AG agrees to release grand jury tapes in Breonna Taylor case

September 29, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s attorney general has acknowledged that he never asked the grand jury to consider homicide charges against police in the killing of Breonna Taylor. more »»

Survey: In Hollywood, few believe harassers will be punished

September 29, 2020

Disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein may well spend the rest of his life in prison. But that doesn’t mean workers in Hollywood have faith that other harassers and abusers will be similarly punished. more »»

James Patterson awards $500 grants to thousands of teachers

September 29, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of schoolteachers will receive $500 grants from author James Patterson to help students build reading skills, especially as schools struggle to adapt to the coronavirus... more »»

Virus, strife prompt 'resiliency' funds in Black communities

September 29, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The modest cash grant Iguehi James received from the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce helped the clothing designer defray costs, including surge prices on elastic... more »»

Worldwide death toll from coronavirus eclipses 1 million

September 29, 2020

NEW DELHI (AP) — The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus has eclipsed 1 million, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, tested world leaders’ resolve, pitted... more »»

Police: Multiple people dead in Salem 'hostage situation'

September 29, 2020

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A possible “hostage situation” led to a fatal shooting after police responded to a home in the west Oregon city of Salem, The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said. more »»

3 killed in Northern California wildfire; thousands flee

September 29, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California's wine country was on fire again Monday as strong winds fanned flames in the already scorched region, destroying homes and prompting orders for nearly... more »»

US official: 2020 census to end Oct. 5 despite court order

September 29, 2020

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross says the 2020 census will end Oct. 5, despite a federal judge's ruling last week allowing the head count of every U.S. more »»

EPA ridicules California's proposed ban of new gas cars

September 29, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler on Monday ridiculed California Gov. more »»

Three killed in Northern California wildfire; thousands flee

September 29, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California sheriff says three people have died in a fast-moving wildfire west of Redding. more »»

California residents again face fire anguish as homes burn

September 28, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California's wine country was on fire again Monday as strong winds fanned flames in the already scorched region, destroying homes and prompting overnight evacuation... more »»

Texas sheriff indicted after probe into Black man's death

September 28, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas sheriff has been indicted on charges of destroying or concealing video in an investigation into the death in custody of a Black man, Javier Ambler, that was filmed by... more »»

Times' tax story is talker, but perceptions mostly hold

September 28, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Orlando Sentinel Editor-in-Chief Julie Anderson was curious how readers in polarized central Florida would react to her newspaper leading Monday's edition with a report that... more »»

More fires in California destroy homes, prompt evacuations

September 28, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California's wine country was on fire again Monday as strong winds fanned flames in the already scorched region, destroying homes and prompting overnight evacuation... more »»

US judge dismisses New Mexico privacy claims against Google

September 28, 2020

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A U.S. more »»

Woman pleads not guilty, denied bail over Trump ricin letter

September 28, 2020

BUFFALO (AP) — A woman charged with making threats against President Donald Trump by mailing a package containing ricin to the White House was ordered held without bail Monday by a judge in... more »»

 
 

 

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