Victim in police encounter had started new life…

A black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes was a former Texas high school football star who was carving out a living in his adopted state

SpaceX Crew Dragon Flight Postponed Due To Weather

SpaceX's Crew Dragon was set to launch Wednesday, but Mother Nature had other plans.

LeBron Posts Photo of Kaepernick: 'Do You…

Thousands of people in Minneapolis protested the death of George Floyd in police custody Tuesday night—and sports stars including LeBron James expressed their anger on social media. On Instagram , James posted an image of a white police officer kneeling on Floyd's neck next to an image of former San...

Massive shelf cloud looms above Falcon 9 rocket…

Take a look at this ominous shelf cloud hovering above the Falcon 9 rocket, which is set to launch at 4:33 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on May 27.

OSHA: 3 willful violations led to plant blasts in…

U.S. officials have cited the owners of a Southeast Texas chemical plant where November blasts and fires caused widespread damage to the surrounding community

Here's How Disney World Plans to Reopen

The Walt Disney World Resort fully intends to open its parks this summer. Park officials on Wednesday proposed a plan to reopen Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom on July 11, followed by Epcot and Hollywood Studios on July 15, per WESH . Guests will be required to reserve park entry in...

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Maryland hospital adds modular ICU units for virus

A Maryland hospital just opened an on-site modular home with more ICU beds to handle the potential spike in coronavirus cases as stay at home orders are phased out and the threat of a second wave looms. (May 27)

Appeals court sides with tech giants in activists…

A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit that accused Twitter, Facebook and other tech giants of conspiring to stifle the political views of a far-right activist and a conservative nonprofit

Can I Get Coronavirus From Secondhand Smoke?

In our series "What's the Risk?" experts weigh in on what risks different scenarios pose for transmitting COVID-19.

Nevada Governor Has News About Casinos, Himself

Nevada's blueprint on reopening the state includes a nugget of interest not just to state residents: Vegas casinos will reopen their doors on June 4. Each individual resort will have to submit a detailed plan ahead of time, reports the Las Vegas Sun , but visitors can expect to see the...

Golfing is interrupted as crosswinds take over…

A couple of guys were just enjoying a day out on the golf course at The Els Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on May 24, when they were hit with crosswinds.

AP PHOTOS: Funerals become lonely affairs amid…

Shaken families have had to honor their dead apart and in small groups as U.S. deaths from the coronavirus pandemic ticked toward 100,000

Big Consequences for White Woman Who Called Cops…

A day after a white woman called police on a black man who asked her to leash her dog in Central Park, consequences: The woman, Amy Cooper, has been fired. "Following our internal review of the incident in Central Park yesterday, we have made the decision to terminate the employee...

Disney, SeaWorld to reopen theme parks in July

Disney and Seaworld say they will re-open Florida theme parks in June and July, hoping to reverse a months-long tide of lost revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic. (May 27)

Summertime, and the living is uneasy for Jason…

Musician Jason Isbell had big plans for this summer, with a new album designed to appeal to a broader audience and a schedule that had him onstage from May to September

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DOJ Investigating Ahmaud Arbery Case As A Hate…

Arbery's family attorney says a meeting with the DOJ sparked an investigation into whether Arbery's killing was racially motivated.

Thousands Protest Death of Unarmed Black Man

The four officers involved in the death of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis on Monday night were swiftly fired , but there was chaos in the city nonetheless Tuesday night as thousands marched to protest George Floyd's death. The Star-Tribune notes the protest march began peacefully, but ultimately turned violent...

Bertha blows ashore with heavy wind and rain

Tropical Storm Bertha approached the South Carolina coastline, bringing heavy wind and rain to the state on May 27.

Larry Kramer used voice, pen to raise…

Time never softened the urgency of Larry Kramer’s demands

4 Cops Fired Over Death of Unarmed Black Man

Four Minnesota police officers involved in the death of an unarmed black man are "no longer employees," says Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo. The four officers were fired after video surfaced of a white officer kneeling on the handcuffed man's neck while he repeatedly said "I can't breathe." Minneapolis Mayor...

House Democrats condemn death of George Floyd

House Democrats are condemning the death of George Floyd, a black man who died while in Minneapolis police custody after a white police officer was seen on video kneeling against his neck as he said he could not breathe. (May 27)

PG&E's bankruptcy trial opens with attacks on…

An effort to block Pacific Gas and Electric’s path out of bankruptcy began with critics questioning whether the votes overwhelmingly backing the plan were tainted by conflicts of interest

For Some, Central Park Incident Hearkens Back To…

For many, these kinds of incidents show how broad assumptions about black men can have awful consequences.

Gov. Whitmer's New Headache Involves Her Husband…

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has garnered a slew of coronavirus-related headlines these past couple months. But this week has brought one that also includes the words "husband" and "boat." The Detroit News reports on the "purported request" from Marc Mallory that NorthShore Dock LLC get his boat in the water...

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Oh no! Desert locusts swarm and destroy crops

The worst locust plague in decades hit Jaipur, India, on May 25, after heavy rains and cyclones rapidly increased locust population growth in 2019.

Judge sets June 4 hearing for suspects in Arbery…

A Georgia judge has scheduled a court hearing next week for three men charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery

Widower of Scarborough Aide Asks Twitter to Act…

The widower of a former congressional staffer of Joe Scarborough has gone directly to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey with a plea: Delete President Trump's conspiracy theories suggesting that Scarborough killed his wife. Trump has been pushing the idea hard of late that Scarborough, now at MSNBC, played a role in...