• Comet streaking past Earth, providing spectacular show

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A newly discovered comet is streaking past Earth, providing a stunning nighttime show after buzzing the sun and expanding its tail.

    Updated: 4:02 pm

  • Goya CEO praises Trump at White House, backlash is swift

    NEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of food company Goya is facing an uproar over his praise for President Donald Trump, with some Latino families purging their pantries of the products and scrambling to find alternatives to the beloved beans, seasoning and other products that have long been fixtures in their cooking.

    Updated: 3:35 pm

  • ‘Cowboys for Trump’ ordered to pay fines, register as group

    RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico group, Cowboys for Trump, must register as a political committee in the state, and pay $7,600 in fines for not filing expenditure reports, an arbitrator ruled Friday.

  • How major US stock indexes fared Friday

    Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Friday as the S&P 500 notched its third weekly gain in the last four.

  • Mississippi seeing big virus outbreak in state legislature

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Packed elevators and crowded committee rooms. Legislators sitting shoulder-to-shoulder on the House and Senate floor. People standing close to each other and talking, sometimes leaning in to whisper, without a mask in sight.

    Updated: 2:50 pm

  • Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

    Benchmark U.S. crude oil for August delivery rose 93 cents to settle at $40.55 a barrel Friday. Brent crude oil for September delivery gained 89 cents to $43.24 a barrel.

  • Asian stocks sink after Wall St losses on economy worries

    NEW YORK (AP) — Optimism returned to Wall Street on Friday, and stocks rallied to cap a shaky week dogged by worries that rising coronavirus counts may halt the economy’s recent upswing.

    Updated: 2:33 pm

  • Church singing ban strikes sour note with California pastor

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Crossroads Community Church Senior Pastor Jim Clark wants to keep his 1,500 parishioners safe during the coronavirus pandemic but he’s drawing the line at a new California ban on singing or chanting at religious services.

  • Lawyer: Over 150 Minneapolis officers seeking disability

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — More than 150 Minneapolis police officers are filing work-related disability claims after the death of George Floyd and ensuing unrest, with about three-quarters citing post-traumatic stress disorder as the reason for their planned departures, according to an attorney representing the officers.

  • With new name and album, The Chicks’ voices ring loud again

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Dixie Chicks are no more. Breaking their ties to the South, The Chicks are stepping into a new chapter in their storied career with their first new music in 14 years.

    Updated: 2:14 pm