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Biden-Sanders task forces unveil joint goals for party unity

Political task forces Joe Biden formed with onetime rival Bernie Sanders to solidify support among the Democratic Party’s progressive wing are recommending that the former vice president embrace proposals to combat climate change and institutional racism.

  US virus cases top 3 million, Americans face frustrating test delays

Tyler Perry to pay funeral expenses for girl shot in Atlanta

Facebook takes down accounts tied to Roger Stone, hate group, Brazil’s president

AP Source: Ivy League calls off fall sports due to outbreak

Health official: Trump rally ‘likely’ source of virus surge

Blake Shelton announces drive-in concert, 300 locations

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Harvard, MIT sue to block ICE rule on international students

US consumers reduced their borrowing by $18.3 billion in May

Atlanta mayor to defy governor, require masks in city

Supreme Court expected to rule on Trump tax records Thursday

  Man yells at elderly woman over face mask at Fla. Costco

Supreme Court: Some employers can refuse to offer free birth control

AP Exclusive: ‘Strike for Black Lives’ to highlight racism

Dubbed the “Strike for Black Lives,” tens of thousands of fast food, ride-share, nursing home and airport workers in more than 25 cities are expected to walk off the job July 20 for about eight minutes.

Brooks Brothers, worn by Lincoln and Kennedy, goes bankrupt

The coronavirus pandemic pushed the 200-year-old company to seek Chapter 11 protection Wednesday.

Breonna Taylor: New video shows moments immediately following deadly shooting

WAVE 3 News Troubleshooters obtained new video that shows the moments after the Breonna Taylor shooting.

  United will warn 36,000 workers they could be laid off

The outlook for a recovery in air travel has dimmed in just the past two weeks, as infection rates rise in much of the U.S. and some states imposed new quarantine requirements.

Scooter stolen from Florida Walmart returned to disabled vet

Impeachment witness Vindman retiring from Army, lawyer blames Trump

  Proposed ‘CAREN’ act would outlaw racially motivated 911 calls in San Francisco

Kanye West no longer supports Trump, says he’s serious about running for president

  Bailout or raise prices? The battle over how to save the Postal Service

Fox’s Carlson criticized for saying Democrats, Duckworth hate America

  Renters face financial cliff ahead; limited help available

Renters are nearing the end of their financial rope.

NerdWallet: 4 expert tips to get hired from home

Millions of newly out-of-work Americans are chasing employment simultaneously.

  2 charged with hate crime for vandalizing Black Lives Matter mural in California

California prosecutors have charged two people with a hate crime along with other misdemeanors for vandalizing a Black Lives Matter mural.

Supreme Court sides with Catholic schools in employment suit

The high court's ruling was 7-2, with two liberal justices joining the conservative majority for the schools.

  COVID patients: Less than half know where they got it

A survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows only 45% of COVID-19 patients studied in nine states knew they had been in contact with someone who had the virus.

Case of bubonic plague confirmed by Chinese authorities

China has closed a city in its Inner Mongolia region after a case of bubonic plague was identified.

  FDA warns labs of COVID-19 test with false positives

The BD Max System COVID-19 diagnostic test from Becton Dickinson is showing an error rate of 3-percent false positives.

Walgreens dives into primary care with clinic expansion

Walgreens will squeeze primary care clinics into as many as 700 of its U.S. stores over the next few years in a major expansion of the care it offers customers.

20 named storms predicted for 2020 hurricane season

This is the earliest the Colorado State University research team’s prediction was this high.

Mary Kay Letourneau, teacher jailed for raping student, dies

Letourneau was a former suburban Seattle teacher who became tabloid fodder when she pleaded guilty in 1997 to raping her 12-year-old student. She served a 7½-year prison term.

Sanity trial in newspaper shooting postponed amid pandemic

Hearings and a jury trial to determine criminal sanity for a man who pleaded guilty to killing five people at a Maryland newspaper have been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Facebook civil rights audit: ‘Serious setbacks’ mar progress

The audit recommends that Facebook build a “civil rights infrastructure” into every aspect of the company.

  Data: Congress created virus aid, then reaped the benefits

At least a dozen lawmakers have ties to organizations that received federal coronavirus aid, according to newly released government data, highlighting how Washington insiders were both author and beneficiary of one of the biggest government programs in U.S. history.

July 14 bail hearing date set for Epstein’s ex-girlfriend

A judge has set a July 14 date for an arraignment and bail hearing for Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend on charges she recruited girls for him to sexually abuse.

  FBI investigating reported assault on Black Indiana man caught on video

The FBI said Tuesday it’s investigating the reported assault of a Black man by a group of white men at a southern Indiana lake.

  Man fights off deadly snake while driving down Australian highway

The snake was later identified as an eastern brown snake, which is highly venomous and one of the deadliest snakes in the world.

  Texas county warns of arrests for COVID-19 positive residents who don’t self-isolate

Texas has seen a resurgence in coronavirus cases, recently surpassing 10,000 new cases in a single day for the first time.

  Homeless man who helped save DC officer being stabbed reunites with family

The injured officer "suffered some pretty serious stab wounds," according to the police chief, who credits the homeless good Samaritan with saving the man's life.

Missing Baraboo, Wis., girl found dead

Kodie Dutcher, 10, was found dead late Tuesday morning less than a day after she went missing from her Baraboo home.

  Trump pushes state, local leaders to reopen schools in fall

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday assailed plans by some local districts to offer in-person instruction only a few days a week and said schools must be “fully operational” even amid the coronavirus pandemic.

US notifies UN of withdrawal from World Health Organization

The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization, although the pullout won’t take effect until next year, meaning it could be rescinded under a new administration of if circumstances change.

  Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge coronavirus can spread in air

The World Health Organization has long maintained that COVID-19 is spread via larger respiratory droplets, most often when people cough or sneeze, that fall to the ground.

  Mexico president heads to Washington for meeting with Trump

For his first foreign trip as president, Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador is travelling to Washington to meet with President Donald Trump, a leader who has repeatedly used Mexico as a piñata to rally his base.

  Atlanta Mayor: No need for troops, despite governor’s order

Atlanta's mayor says she doesn’t agree with the Georgia governor’s order to mobilize the National Guard in her city as a surge in violence became a political talking point.

  McConnell eyes virus aid as evictions, benefits cuts loom

An eviction moratorium is lifting. Extra unemployment benefits are ending. Parents are being called to work, but schools are struggling to reopen for fall as the COVID-19 crisis shows no signs of easing.

  Protective gear for medical workers begins to run low again

A national nursing union is concerned that gear has to be reused.

Dunkin’ is closing 450 stores by end of year

The chain is focusing on larger standalone cafes.

  Gray Television’s Greta Van Susteren interviews President Trump

In his interview with Van Susteren, President Trump discusses the treatment and vaccine timeline for COVID-19 and if the Republican Convention can still be held in Florida.

  Bodies of 6 of 8 Idaho plane collision victims recovered

Authorities say they have recovered the bodies of six of the eight people killed when two airplanes collided over a scenic mountain lake in Idaho.

At least 8 Mississippi lawmakers test positive for COVID-19

At least eight Mississippi lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus after working several weeks in a Capitol where many people stood or sat close together and did not wear masks.

  CDC releases guidelines on youth sports safety

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is out with updated guidelines for youth sports safety in the age of COVID-19.

US government launches campaign to reduce high suicide rates

The U.S. government is launching a national campaign aimed at reducing high suicide rates, particularly among veterans.

NY state penalizes Deutsche Bank $150M for Epstein dealings

Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay $150 million to settle claims that it broke compliance rules in its dealings with the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, New York state announced Tuesday.

US nuclear lab investigates breach at plutonium facility

The area inside the plutonium facility was secured and there was no risk to public health or safety, lab officials said.

Mary Trump’s book offers devastating portrayal of president

The president's brother Robert tried to bar publication of the book. Early copies of the book, slated for publication next week, became available on Tuesday.

  EPA approves first surface disinfectant products tested for the coronavirus

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved two products for killing the novel coronavirus on surfaces following laboratory testing.

  Road trip: NASA’s Curiosity rover sets off across surface of Mars

It’s a short trip, just about a mile. But the slow-moving rover won’t get to where it’s going on Mount Sharp until the fall.

US general skeptical that bounties led to troops’ deaths

The top U.S. general for the Middle East says the intelligence suggesting that Russia may have paid Taliban militants to kill American troops in Afghanistan was worrisome, but he is not convinced that any bounties resulted in U.S. military deaths.

Heat will stay stuck on extra high for July in most of US

Widespread and prolonged extreme heat is baking the contiguous United States and meteorologists see no relief in sight, except for a brief time in a corner of the Pacific Northwest.

  Brazil’s President Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19

Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters in capital Brasilia on Tuesday.

Police: Jogger finds decomposing head during morning run

Law enforcement is investigating a human head that was found on the side of a roadway in St. Petersburg.

1 person injured, lockdown lifted at California Marine Corps base

The U.S. Marine Corps says a person who was surrounded by military police responding to reports of an active shooter on a California Marine Corps base has suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

  Biden wants US to produce more of its own pandemic supplies

Joe Biden is promising to shift production of medical equipment and other key pandemic-fighting products “back to U.S. soil,” creating jobs and bolstering a domestic supply chain he says has been exposed as inadequate and vulnerable by the coronavirus outbreak.

  Coronavirus ‘out of control’ in southern U.S., expert says

One health expert says rapid surges in coronavirus cases have made contact tracing impossible across the southern U.S.

  Dog dispute led to shooting, 3 deaths in Florida, authorities say

Police said a shooting that left three people dead, including a teenage girl, started with a court dispute over a dog.

  In reversal, Georgia universities to now mandate masks

Faculty and employees have increasingly been demanding that their institutions mandate masks to slow virus transmission, signing letters and petitions

US probes fuel leaks in older Chevy Cobalt and HHR vehicles

The U.S. government’s road safety agency is investigating complaints of fuel leaks in older Chevrolet Cobalt small cars and HHR wagons.

  Governors’ companies among recipients of virus relief loans

Governors who ordered shutdowns as their states responded to the coronavirus pandemic were among millions of beneficiaries of the loan program created to help small businesses weather COVID-19′s effect on the economy, data released Monday show.

Pompeo: US ‘looking at’ banning TikTok, other Chinese social media apps

The United States is considering a ban on Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Doctors say experimental treatment may have rid man of HIV

The case needs independent verification and it’s way too soon to speculate about a possible cure, scientists cautioned.

  Asymptomatic COVID-19 cases may be driving spread, research indicates

Using existing research, scientists have found that silent transmission could be responsible for half of the COVID cases.

Kanye West’s clothing brand borrowed millions in pandemic loans

Kanye West’s clothing brand Yeezy reportedly got between $2 million and $5 million in coronavirus aid loans from the federal government.

  Doctors deliver baby at 5 months after pregnant mother fatally shot in Minneapolis

Police are investigating the motive for the crime, but family members believe it was domestic violence.

  Trump donors among early recipients of coronavirus loans

As much as $273 million in federal coronavirus aid was awarded to more than 100 companies that are owned or operated by major donors to President Donald Trump’s election efforts, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal data.

US Supreme Court deals blow to Keystone oil pipeline project

A spokesman for TC Energy said the company is not giving up on Keystone, but it will have to delay large portions of the 1,200-mile oil sands pipeline.

  Starbucks barista accused of writing ‘ISIS’ on Muslim customer’s cup in Minn.

The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling for the staff involved to be fired and for additional training for other employees. The organization also plans to file discrimination charges.

  $1.2 million bail for driver that hit 2 Seattle protesters

A judge set bail at $1.2 million on Monday for the man accused of driving a Jaguar on to a closed Seattle freeway and hitting two protesters, killing one.

NHL, players announce labor deal, plan to resume play Aug. 1

The National Hockey League and NHL Players’ Association have reached a tentative agreement to return to play this season and extend their collective bargaining agreement by four years.