• Joe Montana, wife block attempted kidnapping of grandchild

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and his wife confronted a home intruder who attempted to kidnap their 9-month-old grandchild over the weekend, law enforcement officials confirmed on Sunday.

  • Biden to Dems: Focus on health care, not court expansion

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wants voters to see Republicans’ push for a speedy Supreme Court confirmation as an end-run of Congress and the 2010 health care law.

    Updated: 2:03 pm

  • Lockdowns are fading, but GOP outrage isn’t in campaigns

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic slammed the U.S. economy this spring, Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther became an overnight symbol of rebellion against lockdown measures, spending two days in a Texas jail for refusing to close her doors.

  • With anger at police high, officers face greater danger

    CHICAGO (AP) — A man walks up to a squad car and opens fire on two sheriff’s deputies sitting inside. Two police officers are shot after responding to sounds of gunfire during a protest.

    Updated: 1:31 pm

  • Nearly a year after sudden exit, Shepard Smith returns to TV

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two weeks shy of a year after abruptly quitting Fox News Channel with a declaration that “truth will always matter,” Shepard Smith returns to television this week at his unexpected new home.

  • The eyes don’t have it: Masks upset classroom communication

    Placing an order at a deli counter while wearing a mask and standing 6 feet away can be difficult. Try teaching a class full of schoolchildren and connecting with students who are themselves wearing masks.

    Updated: 11:31 am

  • New rule may strip pollution protections from popular lakes

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Nearly 50 years ago, a power company received permission from North Carolina to build a reservoir by damming a creek near the coastal city of Wilmington. It would provide a source of steam to generate electricity and a place to cool hot water from an adjacent coal-fired plant.

    Updated: 11:31 am

  • Late night protest in Portland, Oregon, declared unlawful

    PORTLAND (AP) — Several people in Portland, Oregon, were arrested in anti-police brutality protests that continued into early Sunday, hours after demonstrations ended with few reports of violence.

  • Nearly 1M who died of COVID-19 also illuminated treatment

    The nearly 1 million people around the world who have lost their lives to COVID-19 have left us a gift: Through desperate efforts to save their lives, scientists now better understand how to treat and prevent the disease — and millions of others may survive.

    Updated: 9:20 am

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    Trump caps judiciary remake with choice of Barrett for court

    Updated: 4:04 am