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The aftermath of an explosion in Baltimore on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Baltimore firefighters say an explosion has levelled several homes in the city. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
1 dead, 7 rescued after gas explosion levels Baltimore homesA natural gas explosion has leveled three row houses in Baltimore, killing a woman and trapping others
The Associated Press1 day ago
The menu for the Paris Cafe hangs in its front window, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in New York. Many iconic bars, dinners and restaurants have closed or are teetering towards closing due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Many landmark restaurants, bars won't reopen after virusLa Tropicana Cafe has been a cornerstone of Tampa’s historic Latin-influenced Ybor City neighborhood since the 1960s, well known as a gathering spot for politicians ranging from presidents to governors and the movers and shakers in the Florida city
The Associated Press1 day ago
A woman walks past Nike after looting broke out overnight in the Loop and surrounding neighborhoods, Monday morning, Aug. 10, 2020 in Chicago.  Police Superintendent David Brown says when police shot a man who opened fire on officers Sunday, the incident apparently prompted a social media post urging looters to converge on the business district.  (Ashlee Rezin Garcia /Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
Hundreds ransack downtown Chicago businesses after shootingHundreds of people descended on downtown Chicago after a police shooting on the city’s South Side
The Associated Press1 day ago
Holding an infrared thermometer, usher Frank Scott prays during a Sunday service at Tree of Life Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, June 21, 2020, in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
55 years after riots, Watts section of LA still bears scarsThe Los Angeles community of Watts has been associated with an uprising in 1965 that led to burned-down buildings and bloodshed
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2017, file photo, Demetria Hester speaks during a press conference in Portland, Ore. Hester, 46, was booked on suspicion of disorderly conduct and interfering with a police officer during a protest that began Sunday night, Aug. 9, 2020 and stretched into the early morning hours. Hester was assaulted by a white supremacist in a high-profile case three years ago and who now leads a group of “moms” in racial justice protests each night. (AP Photo/Steven DuBois, File)
Hate crime victim arrested at protest won't be prosecutedAuthorities say a Black woman who became a leading activist in the Black Lives Matter movement after she was assaulted by a white supremacist three years ago won’t be charged after her arrest early Monday angered protest leaders in Portland, Oregon
The Associated Press1 day ago
Women wearing face masks to help protect against the coronavirus walks by an advertising board displaying an American flag and Statue of Liberty on a street in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. China's biggest recent outbreak of coronavirus has grown slightly. Hundreds people have developed COVID-19 in the far northwestern region of Xinjiang, with more than dozens of new cases reported Thursday in its capital and largest city, Urumqi. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
The Latest: Confirmed coronavirus cases reach 20 millionThe confirmed number of coronavirus cases in the world has reached 20 million
The Associated Press1 day ago
Teacher Lisa Fitzgerald O'Connor, third from left, poses for photographs with colleagues Luz Jimenez, left, Maria Damas, second from left, Meagan Hammerbacher, United Federation of Teachers chapter leader Shawn Hindez, second from right, and Sarah Kuhner, right, at M.S. 324 Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in New York. It has been seven years since the central air conditioning system worked at the New York City middle school where they teach. As a new school year approaches amid the coronavirus pandemic, O'Connor and her colleagues are threatening not to return unless it's repaired.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Schools mull outdoor classes amid virus, ventilation worriesMany U.S. schools have poor air circulation, which will exacerbate the coronavirus threat when some of them reopen this month
The Associated Press1 day ago
An electoral official, right, tells a voter that the ballots haven't arrived at a voting center in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. Puerto Rico's primaries were marred on Sunday by a lack of ballots in a majority of centers across the U.S. territory, forcing frustrated voters who braved a spike in COVID-19 cases to turn around and go back home. (AP Photo/Danica Coto)
Puerto Ricans, upset at botched primary, demand answersThe future of Puerto Rico’s botched primaries is resting in the hands of the island's Supreme Court as answers trickle out on why voting centers lacked ballots and forced officials to reschedule part of the primaries in a blow to the U.S. territory’s democracy
The Associated Press1 day ago
President Donald Trump walks to his car after arrive in Southampton, N.Y., on Marine One, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. Trump is attending two fundraisers during his visit to the Hamptons. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
States on hook for billions under Trump's unemployment planA plan from President Donald Trump to extend additional unemployment benefits requires states to provide 25 percent of the funds, and it's unclear whether states have the money or the will to do it
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this image from video provided by NBC4 Washington, law enforcement work the scene of a shooting, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Southeast Washington.  (NBC4 Washington via AP)
DC shooting leaves 1 dead, some 20 injured Police in Washington, D
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this July 29, 2020, file photo, members of the "Wall of Moms" protest group march during a Black Lives Matter protest in Portland, Ore. Protests in Portland have topped the headlines for days, but lost in the shouting are the voices of Black Portlanders themselves and their feelings about the unrest are nuanced and diverse. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
Black people in Portland struggle to be heard amid protestsProtests in Portland, Oregon, have topped the headlines for days, but lost in the shouting are the voices of Black residents themselves
The Associated Press2 days ago
Native American advocate Carl Moore sits next to Native American imagery painted along a walkway which leads from the Bountiful High School parking lot up to the football field Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Bountiful, Utah. While advocates have made strides in getting Native American symbols and names changed in sports, they say there's still work to do mainly at the high school level, where mascots like Braves, Indians, Warriors, Chiefs and Redskins persist. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Native mascots still a sticking point in high school sportsAdvocates have made strides in getting Native American symbols and names changed in sports, but they say more work needs to be done mainly at the high school level
The Associated Press2 days ago
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