White woman charged after racist Central Park confrontation

A white woman walking her dog who called the police during a videotaped dispute with a Black man in Central Park was charged Monday with filing a false report.

Uber buys Postmates, ups delivery game in $2.65 billion deal

  Chicago’s July Fourth weekend ends with 17 dead, 70 wounded

  Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge coronavirus can spread in air

  South Dakota governor, exposed to virus, joined Trump on jet

  $10,000 reward offered in Atlanta killing of 8-year-old girl

Sheriff: At least 8 killed in plane collision at Idaho lake

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FDA gives emergency approval to quick COVID-19 antigen test

  Harvard invites freshmen to campus, but classes stay online

Justices rule states can bind presidential electors’ votes

  Treasury names 650K small businesses receiving govt loans

  Tell-all book by Trump niece to be released next week

“Mona Lisa” back at work, visitors limited as Louvre reopens

Epstein friend Ghislaine Maxwell shown posing on British throne

A photo has emerged showing Ghislaine Maxwell, an alleged accomplice of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, posing on a throne at Buckingham Palace.

Judge orders Dakota Access pipeline shut down pending review

A federal judge ordered the Dakota Access pipeline to shut down, pending an environmental review.

Supreme Court upholds cellphone robocall ban

The case, argued by telephone in May because of the coronavirus pandemic, only arose after Congress in 2015 created an exception in the law that allows the automated calls for collection of government debt.

No more delays: What to know about the July 15 tax filing deadline

As the coronavirus pandemic took hold this spring, the federal government postponed the traditional April 15 filing deadline until July 15.

  Trump calls NASCAR ‘noose’ controversy a hoax, says removal of Confederate flag lowered ratings

  FDA adds to list warning of potentially toxic hand sanitizers

Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

Suspected bubonic plague case reported in China’s Inner Mongolia region

  Man charged in Alabama mall shooting that left boy, 8, dead

  Amid pandemic, fewer students seek federal aid for college

  Grandfather: Stray bullet killed DC boy grabbing phone charger

Police say about five adult men shot up the area, striking the 11-year-old boy who later died at a hospital.

Museum: ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ car with Confederate flag to stay

The auto museum director says the General Lee is a piece of history and the museum would not remove it any more than it would think of removing the Nazi memorabilia displayed in parts of the museum's military section.

Prosecutors seek Friday court appearance for Epstein friend

Prosecutors have told a judge they'd like to schedule a Friday court appearance for Jeffrey Epstein's associate on charges she helped him recruit women to sexually abuse.

NHL, NHLPA agree on protocols to resume season

Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says the NHL and NHL Players’ Association have agreed on protocols to resume the season but are still negotiating an extension of the collective bargaining agreement.

Broadway star Nick Cordero dies after monthslong battle against coronavirus

Cordero faced severe complications from the virus, despite having no pre-existing health conditions. He spent weeks on a ventilator, suffered septic shock, mini-strokes and had to have a leg amputated.

  July 4 weekend fuels worries about skyrocketing virus cases

The United States has dipped under 50,000 new daily infections for the first time in four days, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University, but experts fear celebrations for the July 4th weekend will act like rocket fuel for the nation’s surging coronavirus outbreak.

  7-year-old among 13 killed in weekend shootings in Chicago

Chicago police say a 7-year-old girl at a family party and a 14-year-old boy were among five people shot and killed in the city during Fourth of July celebrations.

  Sheriff: 2 dead, 8 hurt in South Carolina nightclub shooting

A shooting at a nightclub early Sunday left two people dead and eight wounded in South Carolina, a sheriff’s official said.

  Protester killed on Seattle freeway was dedicated to cause

A car drove onto a closed freeway early Saturday and struck two people in a crowd protesting against police brutality, killing one and critically injuring the other, authorities said.

Lawyer: Remains of missing Texas soldier identified

A family lawyer says Army investigators have identified the body of a soldier who vanished more than two months ago from a base in Texas.

Developers cancel long-delayed, $8B Atlantic Coast Pipeline

The developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline have announced they are canceling the multi-state natural gas project due to delays and “increasing cost uncertainty.”

Trump, Biden fight for primacy on social media platforms

Former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign is feverishly working to develop a social media force that can compete with President Donald Trump's well-established digital “army” of meme makers and political influencers who retweet campaign messages in support of him. And it won't be easy.

Man in famous 9/11 photo dies from COVID-19 in Florida

A man photographed fleeing smoke and debris as the south tower of the World Trade Center crumbled just a block away on Sept. 11, 2001, has died from coronavirus.

Trump signs extension of COVID-relief fund for businesses

The legislation extends the June 30 deadline for applying for the program to Aug. 8.

Former officer charged in Floyd’s death posts $750K bond

A former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd has been released from jail.

  Debates turn emotional as schools across US decide how and if to open

The plans for the upcoming school year are taking shape by the day, and vary district to district, state to state.

  Bear tears down window screen as Calif. family tries to shoo it away

The bear has repeatedly tried to get inside the family's home and even succeeded once.

  Angry customer attacks Colo. cell phone store employees over quoted price

The case may be reopened to investigate the victims' claims that the suspect made racist comments during one visit to the store.

Kanye West tweets he’s running for president

With approximately four months left to the November election, the rapper would not be able to get listed on the ballot in several states.

Columbus statue toppled by Baltimore protesters

Protesters mobilized by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police have called for the removal of statues of Columbus, Confederate figures and others.

  For nation’s birthday, Trump stokes the divisions within US

While public health officials are urging Americans to hold more muted Independence Day celebrations amid a spike of coronavirus cases, President Donald Trump is going big for what he is promising will be a “special evening” in the nation’s capital.

Dodgers pitcher Price won’t play this year because of virus

Dodgers pitcher David Price will not play this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, delaying his Los Angeles debut until next year.

Ex-MLB pitcher Tyson Brummett, 3 others die in plane crash

A former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher and three others died in a plane crash in rural Utah.

  Virus doesn’t stop annual hot dog eating contest

The coronavirus put a damper on this year’s Fourth of July celebrations in New York, but some things stayed the same. Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo repeated as men’s and women’s champions at Saturday’s Nathan’s Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest.

  US holiday weekend adds to virus worries as case counts grow

Many communities canceled those events and cautioned people against gathering on their own.

AP source: NFL to discuss union’s desire to cancel preseason

The four people spoke on condition of anonymity because the league and the union haven’t reached an agreement.

  English pubs reopen but little normal elsewhere in the world

More than 11 million people around the world are known to have been infected since the pandemic began, 2.7 million of those in the U.S., according to the Johns Hopkins data. With shortages of testing materials, the real number of cases is unknown.

  Governors stress ‘personal responsibility’ over virus orders

Elevating a message of personal responsibility over statewide crackdowns on businesses and requirements for people in public spaces has been a consistent approach among certain governors during the coronavirus crisis.

North Korea says it has no plans for talks with US

North Korea is reiterating it has no immediate plans to resume nuclear negotiations with the United States unless Washington discards what it describes as “hostile” polices toward Pyongyang.

  Trump pushes racial division, flouts virus rules at Rushmore

President Donald Trump will begin his Independence Day weekend on Friday with a patriotic display of fireworks at Mount Rushmore before a crowd of thousands. But even in a part of the country where many remain supportive of the president, the event has drawn controversy and protests.

8-year-old killed, 3 injured in shooting at Alabama mall

An 8-year-old boy was killed Friday in a shooting at an Alabama's shopping mall that left three other people injured, police said.

Kimberly Guilfoyle, Trump campaign official and Donald Trump Jr.‘s girlfriend, tests positive for coronavirus

Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of President Donald Trump’s oldest son, has contracted the coronavirus.

Jimmie Johnson 1st NASCAR driver to test positive for virus

Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss this weekend's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway,

Singers Kacey Musgraves, Ruston Kelly file for divorce

Representatives for both singers confirmed the news Friday to The Associated Press.

Cop who stopped Elijah McClain fired over chokehold photos

Elijah McClain’s death got new attention following nationwide protests over police brutality and racial injustice.

Nurse saves life on way to daughter’s wedding

Jodi Damrow was just doing what comes naturally for a veteran emergency room nurse.

’Global Empowerment Fund’ COVID-19 payment messages are fake, federal officials say

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warned the public against responding to messages appearing to be from FTC representatives that offer money from a fake COVID-19 “Global Empowerment Fund.”

Some furniture sold at Rooms To Go has too high an amount of lead, officials say

Rooms To Go is offering a free replacement and free pickup of the furniture. Buyers will not be responsible for shipping costs.

  July Fourth weekend will test Americans’ discipline

With confirmed cases climbing in 40 states, governors have ordered the wearing of masks in public, and families were urged to celebrate their independence at home.

MLB cancels All-Star Game for 1st time since 1945

The All-Star Game scheduled for July 14 was canceled Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  New outbreaks push inmate coronavirus cases past 50,000

At the end of June, the total number of coronavirus cases among prisoners had reached at least 52,649, an increase of 8% from the week before.

More fireworks in Americans’ hands for July 4 raises risks

Cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco have received more complaints of illegal fireworks this summer than in previous years.

Redskins to have ‘thorough review’ of name amid race debate

The team said Friday it has been talking to the NFL for weeks about the subject.

  ‘Hamilton’ bows on Disney Plus for holiday weekend

The film stars the original cast, including creator Lin-Manuel Miranda in the title role.

WATCH: Osprey flies with large Spanish mackerel in its claws over Myrtle Beach

Some beachgoers got to see an amazing sight over Myrtle Beach.

Disney suspends college internship program amid pandemic

The program was initially suspended in mid-March when the theme parks and hotels closed down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  CAUGHT ON CAMERA: New York man accidentally sets home on fire with fireworks

The man was arrested on arson charges.

France: Reopening strategist Castex named new prime minister

France is to name a new prime minister on Friday shortly after the announcement of Edouard Philippe’s resignation. French President Emmanuel Macron wants a new government to focus on efforts to relaunch the French economy deeply hit by the coronavirus crisis.

Move to rename ‘Bloody Sunday’ bridge has critics in Selma

Residents in the landmark civil rights city of Selma, Alabama, are among the critics of a bid to rename the historic bridge where voting rights marchers were beaten in 1965.

Home Depot modifies rope sales after nooses found in stores

Home Depot is modifying rope sales after nooses were found in stores across the country.

  How California went from success story to virus hot spot

Heading into Memorial Day weekend, California's mood was celebratory. The state had avoided dire predictions of a coronavirus surge, hospitalizations were starting to decline and restaurants and most other businesses had reopened.

AP Source: NFL to play Black anthem before national anthem

“Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” is traditionally known as the Black anthem.

FedEx asks Washington Redskins to change team name

A FedEx spokesperson released a statement Thursday afternoon, saying, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.”

Georgia Confederate cemetery vandalized

A deputy found dozens of Confederate flags scattered on the ground. Some of them spelled out “stop racism.”

  Walmart turning 160 parking lots into drive-in theaters

Walmart is transforming 160 of its store parking lots into drive-in movie theaters starting in August.

  Coronavirus cases rise in 40 states; Texas issues mask mandate

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. climbed to an all-time high of more than 50,000 per day on Thursday, with the infection curve rising in 40 out of 50 states in a reversal that has largely spared only the Northeast.

Coronavirus concerns freeze Vanilla Ice show

The 1990s rapper with the hit single "Ice Ice Baby" had been scheduled to play a lakeside concert just outside Austin on Friday, but on Thursday he announced it was being postponed.

Affidavit: Fort Hood soldier was bludgeoned to death, dismembered, burned

Partial remains were found in a shallow grave during a search for missing Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, but officials have not confirmed the remains are hers.