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.

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.

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

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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Trump's plans for space launch hits weather snag

President Donald Trump’s plan to celebrate the first space launch of American astronauts from U.S. soil in nearly a decade on Wednesday hit a snag when the mission was postponed at the last minute because of bad weather. (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

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.

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.

Larry Kramer used voice, pen to raise…

Time never softened the urgency of Larry Kramer’s demands

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...

Mayor: Charge officer who kneeled on man's neck

The mayor of Minneapolis is calling for criminal charges to be filed against the white police officer seen on video kneeling on the neck of a handcuffed black man who died in police custody. (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

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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.

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.

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

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...

AP Top Stories May 27 P

Here's the latest for Wednesday, May 27th: U.S. on cusp of at least 100K deaths from virus; History to be made as House is set for proxy voting; Biden calls for justice in "horrific" Floyd death; Pompeo says Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China.

Governor orders probe of failed dams that caused…

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has demanded an investigation to determine what caused two dams in central Michigan to fail last week, leading to devastating floods in several communities and forcing about 11,000 people to evacuate their homes

4 Minneapolis Police Officers Fired After Deadly…

George Floyd was pinned to the ground by a police officer's knee on his neck. The officer held it there for at least seven minutes.

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.

Fed report notes businesses less optimistic about…

Businesses across the country surveyed by the Federal Reserve don’t appear to share the Trump administration’s optimism about a rapid economic recovery starting this summer

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...