• Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive ahead of Trump visit

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday after testing positive earlier in the day before he was to meet with President Donald Trump, according to a statement from his office.

    Updated: 8:39 pm

  • Hagerty vs. Bradshaw in race to succeed US Sen. Alexander

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty and Black activist Marquita Bradshaw will face off in November to succeed retiring Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander after their respective victories in primary elections on Thursday.

  • Hagerty rides Trump support to Senate GOP win in Tennessee

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty rode the endorsement of President Donald Trump to victory Thursday in a contested Republican primary for an open U.S. Senate seat in Tennessee.

  • Milwaukee chief demoted over tear-gas use, other concerns

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An oversight board demoted Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales on Thursday after questioning how he handled multiple incidents, including ordering officers to fire tear gas and pepper spray at protesters demonstrating over George Floyd’s death.

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    ‘Worst nightmare’: Laid-off workers endure loss of $600 aid

    Updated: 7:04 pm

  • Playing electoral defense, Trump claims Biden opposes God

    CLEVELAND (AP) — President Donald Trump billed his trip to Ohio Thursday as a chance to promote economic recovery, but he quickly pivoted to a deeply personal attack on Joe Biden, even questioning without foundation the former vice president’s faith in God.

    Updated: 5:47 pm

  • Utah protesters face charges with potential life sentence

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Some Black Lives Matter protesters in Salt Lake City could face up to life in prison if they’re convicted of splashing red paint and smashing windows during a protest, a potential punishment that stands out among demonstrators arrested around the country and one that critics say doesn’t fit the alleged crime.

  • Seeking refuge in US, children fleeing danger are expelled

    HOUSTON (AP) — When officers led them out of a detention facility near the U.S.-Mexico border and onto a bus last month, the 12-year-old from Honduras and his 9-year-old sister believed they were going to a shelter so they could be reunited with their mother in the Midwest.

    Updated: 3:39 pm

  • Asian shares mixed as investors watch talks on US stimulus

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are perking higher on Wall Street Thursday after a report showed the pace of layoffs across the country is slowing, though it remains incredibly high.

    Updated: 3:30 pm

  • Lack of study and oversight raises concerns about tear gas

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — On June 2, Justin LaFrancois attended a protest against police violence and racism in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, where he planned to livestream the event for his alternative newspaper’s website.