Demoted Milwaukee police chief to retire, defends…

Milwaukee’s former police chief, who was demoted to captain in part for using tear gas against protesters demonstrating over George Floyd’s death, has chosen to retire instead of staying with the department

Video Shows K9 Repeatedly Bite Compliant Black Man

K9s are off the job for now in Salt Lake City after police footage showed a dog repeatedly biting a Black man kneeling on the ground with his hands up. Lawyers for Jeffrey Ryans, 36, say the April 24 attack left him with leg gashes that looked like they were...

A sandy national park located in the heart of the…

Located along Lake Michigan, Indiana Dunes National Park is home to 15 miles of shorelines and dunes. AccuWeather’s Lincoln Riddle has more on what makes this park special.

5 Things to Know for Today

Here are a few things to know about the day’s news from The Associated Press

Connecticut Hands Out Hefty Fines for Travel…

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont says the state is cracking down on unsafe behavior and has issued its first fines to people who failed to comply with travel rules. The governor says two residents have been fined a total of $3,000 under the regulations, Fox reports. The residents were fined...

Foxx: World will change for the better as young…

Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx says he's optimistic about finding a way through the coronavirus pandemic - with the help of today's youth. (Aug. 13)

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Is it safe to drink from a fountain during the…

Is it safe to drink from a fountain during the pandemic

Mosquitoes and Teddy Bears: Mississippi Narrows…

The new state flag for Mississippi cannot have a Confederate symbol on it. It must have the words, "In God We Trust." But there are basically no other constraints on the design, which was clear from the almost 3,000 possibilities submitted by the public, the AP reports. After narrowing...

NYC cools streets as temperatures rise

Accuweather's Dexter Henry takes a look at one of New York City's more environmentally friendly options to help people to stay cool.

Wall Street drifts, indexes mixed after latest…

Stocks are drifting in early trading on Wall Street Thursday

'Something Out of Orwell': Defiant NJ Gym Loses…

A New Jersey gym that repeatedly opened its doors in defiance of state coronavirus restrictions won't get to do so again, at least as an official business. The Bellmawr Borough Council voted Tuesday to rescind the business license of Atilis Gym, reports NJ.com . Owners Ian Smith, 33, and Frank...

On This Day: 13 August 1899

Legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock was born in London. (Aug. 13)

Crews try to tame massive forest fire north of…

Light winds and scattered thundershowers early Thursday are helping calm the flames of a huge wildfire that prompted evacuations north of Los Angeles

Couple Assaults Teen Sesame Place Worker Over…

A 17-year-old employee at Sesame Place was forced to undergo surgery after a mask dispute at the Pennsylvania theme park Sunday ended in an altercation. The worker had asked a couple to put on their masks earlier in the day; then, around 5pm, he encountered the man and woman again...

Steep streets look like rivers after storms

Residents in Ellicott City, Maryland, say flooding issues have returned to a community plagued by flooding problems in the past as storms rolled through Aug. 12.

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EPA expected to undo methane leak rule for oil…

President Donald Trump’s administration is expected to undo Obama-era rules designed to limit greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas fields and pipelines

Ghislaine Maxwell Complains About 'Onerous' Body…

Jeffrey Epstein's death is making Ghislaine Maxwell's jail stay all the harder—or so claim her lawyers. In a Monday night court filing, they say Maxwell has been subject to "uniquely onerous conditions" while at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, and that it's clear such treatment "is a reaction...

ShowBiz Minute: R. Kelly, Haddish, Bieber

Prosecutors charge 3 with threatening women in R. Kelly case; Lucille Ball Comedy Festival goes virtual in its 29th year with performances by Tiffany Haddish and more; Dolly Parton, Justin Bieber among virtual TV festival stars. (Aug. 13)

Asian shares mixed, led by Tokyo gains, after…

Asian shares are mostly higher, cheered by the rally on Wall Street that’s likely a boon for export-driven regional economies, even as investors worry about the coronavirus pandemic

Feds Considering Plan to Keep Out Infected…

After failed efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 by limiting arrivals of foreign citizens, the White House is now considering a plan to temporarily bar potentially infected American citizens and legal residents, according to a draft regulation seen by the New York Times . Federal agencies have been asked to...

Torrential downpours leave roads underwater

Heavy rain on Aug. 12 caused streets to flood in parts of South Baltimore, Maryland. At the BWI Airport over 3 inches of rain was reported following evening downpours.

Iowa farmers assess losses after storm flattened…

Farmers across much of Iowa are dealing with the heartbreaking aftermath of a rare wind storm that turned what was looking like a record corn crop into deep losses

DNC Releases Speakers' List, and the Hunt for…

The list of speakers is out for next week's Democratic convention, and it's making news for who isn't on it as well as who is. Much of the buzz centers around Joe Biden's pending announcement of a running mate, with people looking for hints. Sen. Kamala Harris, for instance, is...

AP Top Stories August 13 A

Here's the latest for Thursday August 13th: COVID relief deal talks stalled; US says Iran briefly seized tanker; Florida sheriff bans deputies from wearing masks in most situations; Wildfire north of Los Angeles.

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Facebook beefs up anti-misinfo efforts ahead of…

Facebook will start labeling all U.S. posts about voting to send users authoritative information about the elections

Bible Reading Was a Little Too Prophetic

The Bible passage was chosen well in advance, but the timing could not have been more perfect. "After the wind there was an earthquake," read members of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, during an outdoor mass on Sunday morning, reports the Charlotte Observer . Two more mentions of...

Mundane monsoon season continues in the Southwest

It’s been extremely dry across Arizona, when it’s supposed to be one of the wettest times of the year. AccuWeather’s Brittany Boyer has the story.