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Colorado experts predict increase in hurricanes in 'extremely active' season

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 21:39
A team of meteorologists in Colorado revised its predictions for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, expecting an additional eight named storms in an "extremely active" year.

Dow rises for fourth straight day on optimism from COVID-19 vaccine

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 21:16
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 373 points on Wednesday following optimism surrounding a potential COVID-19 vaccine.

New York City 'checkpoints' to enforce COVID-19 travel restrictions

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 18:30
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday announced plans to implement checkpoints across the city to enforce restrictions on travelers from dozens of states experiencing a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Citing COVID-19 toll, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declares racism a public health crisis

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 18:20
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday declared racism a public health crisis, citing the disproportionate toll the coronavirus pandemic has taken on the state's minority communities.

Survey: Most Americans approve of Supreme Court's job performance

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 18:08
The U.S. Supreme Court's approval rating has reached its highest mark in a decade, improving to 58%, according to a new Gallup poll released Wednesday.

ADP-Moody's: U.S. added just 167,000 jobs in July

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 17:30
The U.S. economy added 167,000 workers during the month of July, ADP and Moody's Analytics said Wednesday in its monthly preview of the government jobs report.

State Dept. inspector general Stephen Akard resigning after 3 months

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 17:04
State Department Inspector General Stephen Akard is resigning after just three months on the job, officials said Wednesday.

Joe Biden, other speakers won't go to Milwaukee for Democratic National Convention

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 16:49
Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee for the Democratic National Convention this month to deliver his acceptance speech due to concerns about COVID-19, party officials said Wednesday.

Gov't reaches deal with Johnson & Johnson for COVID-19 vaccine

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 15:45
Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday it plans to produce and deliver 100 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine as part of a new agreement with the U.S. government.

HHS chief Alex Azar to visit Taiwan in most senior U.S. trip since 1979

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 15:29
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar will lead a U.S. delegation to Taiwan this week, becoming the highest-ranking Cabinet official to visit the island in four decades.

Watch live: Former Deputy AG Sally Yates calls Michael Flynn case dismissal 'highly irregular'

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 14:07
Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates described the Justice Department's decision to drop its case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn as "highly irregular."

Nearly 4 million in Northeast without power after Isaias; 6 dead

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 13:29
Close to 4 million customers in the northeastern United States still didn't have power Wednesday morning after Tropical Storm Isaias passed through on its way to Canada.

Moderna prices potential COVID-19 vaccine at $32-$37 per dose

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 13:05
U.S. biotech company Moderna announced it will charge between $32 and $37 for its potential COVID-19 vaccine, while also reporting a five-fold increase in revenue Wednesday for the second quarter.

Experts: Tropical Atlantic may take a breather after Isaias

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 11:24
After Isaias, a lull in tropical activity lasting a week or so prior to the middle of August may be in the cards for a record-setting season for the Atlantic basin.

Lacy Clay, Watkins lose to challengers as five states hold primaries

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 09:28
Five states held primaries on Tuesday that saw some incumbents lose their party's nomination to new challengers.

Teen pleads not guilty to massive Twitter hack

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 04:58
A Florida teenager accused of participating in a massive hack of more than 100 high-profile Twitter accounts as part of a cryptocurrency scam has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Ex-Uber self-driving car executive sentenced to 18 months for stealing from Google

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 03:12
Anthony Scott Levandowski, a founding engineer of Google's self-driving car program, was sentenced to 18 months on Tuesday for stealing files from the tech giant prior to becoming an executive for Uber's vehicle program.

Stimulus relief negotiators hope for deal this week

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 23:52
Though congressional Democrats and White House negotiators say they're still far apart on reaching a deal on a new coronavirus relief package, they hope to come to an agreement by the end of the week.

Seven states form compact to purchase more than 3M COVID-19 tests

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 23:22
Seven states on Tuesday announced a compact to expand COVID-19 testing in their states by purchasing more than 3 million rapid point-of-care antigen tests.

Isaias kills 4 in North Carolina; millions without power

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 22:33
At least our people died Tuesday after Tropical Storm Isaias kicked up tornadoes and brought heavy winds to locations along the Atlantic coast, local officials said.