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Texas executes man for 1993 fatal shooting, ending state’s 5-month delay in lethal injections due to pandemic

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 6:01pm

Texas executes man for 1993 fatal shooting, ending state’s 5-month delay in lethal injections due to pandemic.

Maryland governor: probably time to change Redskins name

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 4:40pm

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday he believes the name of Washington’s professional football team “probably should be changed" though he supported the team's name when he ran for governor in 2014.

BYU study finds Black homeownership at 50-year low, which could hurt Black voter turnout

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 8th - 4:36pm

A new study by sociology professor Jacob Rugh concludes that Black homeownership is at its lowest level since the 1968 Fair Housing Act.

Ivy League suspends fall sports due to coronavirus pandemic

Doug Feinberg and Jimmy Golen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 4:04pm

and that is the basis for this difficult decision.”

Indiana governor defends officer response to assault report

Casey Smith/Report for America, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 3:59pm

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb defended the state's Department of Natural Resources on Wednesday amid criticism that the agency's conservation officers did not adequately respond to the reported assault of a Black man by a group of white men at a southern Indiana lake last weekend.

Wisconsin police officer rescues dog from burning house

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 3:47pm

A Wisconsin police officer says he did what any dog lover would do when a pet is in a burning home. He rescued the pup.

Charges dropped against woman struck by officer at airport

Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 3:42pm

Criminal charges have been dropped against a Black woman who was struck in the face after yelling at a police officer at Miami International Airport.

AP Source: Ivy League calls off fall sports, including football, for its eight schools.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 3:20pm

AP Source: Ivy League calls off fall sports, including football, for its eight schools.

Philadelphia waives 100s of protest-related code violations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 2:59pm

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney says the city will drop all code violation notices handed out to demonstrators during the protests against police brutality and racial injustice that followed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis while in police custody.

US rule targets disease-stricken countries to deny asylum

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 2:57pm

The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed empowering border authorities to deny asylum to people from countries with widespread communicable disease, its latest in a string of regulations before the November elections to dramatically raise the bar on who qualifies for humanitarian protections.

Health official: Trump rally 'likely' source of virus surge

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 2:26pm

President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa in late June that drew thousands of participants and large protests "likely contributed" to a dramatic surge in new coronavirus cases, Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart said Wednesday.

Houston scraps Texas GOP’s in-person convention due to virus

Nomaan Merchant and Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 2:16pm

Houston officials on Wednesday canceled the Texas Republican Party’s in-person convention, saying the spread of the coronavirus made it impossible to hold the event as scheduled.

Houston officials cancel Texas GOP’s in-person convention, citing coronavirus in one of nation’s hot spots

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 2:14pm

Houston officials cancel Texas GOP’s in-person convention, citing coronavirus in one of nation’s hot spots.

Kansas man sentenced to 12 years in cruise ship killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 2:04pm

A Kansas man was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in federal prison for killing his girlfriend by strangling her and pushing her over a balcony on a cruise ship off the coast of Florida.

Editorial Roundup: US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 1:56pm

legal and illegal, permanent and temporary, work- and family-based. On Monday, it took aim at the more than 1 million international students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities, threatening them with deportation if their classes move online, as many already have.

Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don't reopen

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 1:38pm

that more than 130,000 Americans have already died,” said Lily Eskelsen García, president of the National Education Association. “Educators want nothing more than to be back in classrooms and on college campuses with our students, but we must do it in a way that keeps students, educators and communities safe.”

Atlanta mayor to defy governor, require masks in city

Jeff Amy and Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 1:17pm

Atlanta's mayor says she will sign an executive order mandating masks in Georgia's largest city Wednesday, defying Gov. Brian Kemp's decision to strongly encourage but not require face coverings.

Former detention officers, nurse charged in suspect's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 12:22pm

Five former detention officers and a nurse at a North Carolina jail have been charged with involuntary manslaughter after a man died last December, a district attorney said Wednesday.

Labor union coalition announces walkout to protest racism and police violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 11:38am

Labor union coalition announces walkout to protest racism and police violence.