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Protests grip dozens of cities in response to George Floyd's death

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 15:09
Protests erupted in more than a dozen cities across the United States overnight as activists called for justice for the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Supreme Court upholds California's limits on churches amid pandemic

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 13:24
The Supreme Court has ruled against a church's challenge to California's executive order limiting church crowds amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Developing system could be earliest 3rd tropical storm on record

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 01:01
An already active Atlantic hurricane season -- which hasn't officially begun yet -- could take a turn for the record books with a new disturbance that looks poised to strengthen. The season officially begins Monday.

Minneapolis officer charged for George Floyd's death; curfew ordered

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 00:21
A Minneapolis police officer who was fired after being videotaped kneeling on the neck of George Floyd -- who died during the arrest -- has been arrested and charged with murder.

Florida judge denies new trial for James Dailey

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 23:46
A Florida judge on Friday denied a new trial for a death row inmate convicted of killing a 14-year-old girl in 1985.

Stocks recover after President Donald Trump's announcement on Hong Kong

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 20:58
President Donald Trump's planned news conference on China shook up stocks early Friday, but the major indexes mostly recovered by the end the day after his announcement revealed no changes to trade with Beijing.

Trump cuts ties to World Health Organization

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 19:14
President Donald Trump on Friday announced he's cutting ties with the World Health Organization during a pandemic that's killed more than 362,000 people worldwide.

Coronavirus stimulus payments mistaken for junk mail; IRS issues clarification

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 18:22
The U.S. Treasury has alerted taxpayers that some coronavirus stimulus payments are being sent out as a prepaid debit cards in plain white envelopes.

Tesla: Elon Musk qualifies for $770 million compensation

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 18:09
Tesla announced in its Thursday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that founder Elon Musk has qualified for a compensation package worth some $770 million after the company reached certain growth goals.

Uber introduces $50 Hourly rate option

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 17:58
Uber launched a new feature called Hourly that allows riders to book trips by the hour and add destinations within that time frame as needed, the company announced Friday.

CVS opens 1,000 drive-through COVID-19 testing sites across 30 states

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 15:04
U.S. pharmacy chain CVS on Friday opened 1,000 additional COVID-19 drive-through test sites at locations across more than 30 states and in Washington, D.C.

Report: Consumer spending falls 13.6 percent despite stimulus handouts

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 14:15
The Bureau of Economic Analysis said Friday that consumer spending fell 13.6 percent in April despite personal income and disposable personal income increasing, a sign that consumers are holding on to more of their money

Nevada, Las Vegas start Phase 2 reopening

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 13:11
Las Vegas establishments and other Nevada businesses will start Phase 2 reopening Friday, marking the biggest reopening of the state's economy since the beginning of the coronavirus restrictions.

UPI News Quiz: astronauts, robots and tweets

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 07:00
Astronauts, robots and controversial tweets -- how well did you follow the news this week? Take the UPI News Quiz for May 29, 2020.

Minnesota gov. activates National Guard in response to George Floyd protests

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 01:29
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz activated the National Guard in response to protests over the police-involved death of George Floyd.

Police identify victim in 2000 Gilgo Beach killings as Valeria Mack

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 00:20
Police in New York on Thursday released the identity of a woman killed during a string of slayings in Long Island 20 years ago.

FEMA says it's ready for hurricane season with budget boosted by COVID-19 stimulus

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 22:24
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is "in a really great place" in terms of funding as hurricane season gets underway, the agency's chief said Thursday.

President Donald Trump signs executive order to 'defend free speech' on social media

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 21:05
President Donald Trump signed an executive order seeking to limit the legal protections for social media companies if they censure or edit user posts, telling reporters the companies have "unchecked power."

Dow slides 147 points as major indexes fall flat on Thursday

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 20:55
The major U.S. stock indexes closed flat on Thursday, ending the day with slight losses after gains earlier in the week.

CBP seizes 360 unauthorized pills falsely marketed to treat COVID-19

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 20:10
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday that it has seized 360 pills falsely marketed for COVID-19 treatment.