These retailers announced hundreds of store closures in September
A summer of bankruptcies and store closures is seeping into the fall.
Poll worker recruitment picks up as officials prepare for in-person voting
As more early voting sites open across the country, election officials have faced a significant challenge: Staffing those sites with poll workers. And amid the coronavirus pandemic, the stakes are higher than ever.
Some young activists aren't excited about a Biden-Harris ticket. Here's why
They spent the summer on the frontlines of a historic protest movement against police violence. But many young criminal justice activists leading the charge for police reform won't be enthusiastically casting their ballots for the Democratic presidential ticket in November.
Lawyer says cop shot Jacob Blake after hearing a mother's desperate plea
Police Officer Rusten Sheskey has told investigators that it wasn't just his life he was defending when he fired his weapon seven times at Jacob Blake last month in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He said he used deadly force during the chaotic encounter because he was afraid Blake, while attempting to flee the scene, was trying to kidnap a child in the backseat of the vehicle.
A homeless Black man was fatally shot by a California deputy during a struggle
Protests broke out in San Clemente, California, on Thursday, a day after a homeless Black man was fatally shot by an Orange County sheriff's deputy after the man grabbed a deputy's gun during a struggle, authorities said.
Officials at veteran's home face criminal charges after deadly Covid-19 outbreak
The superintendent and former medical director of the Holyoke Soldiers' Home face criminal charges in connection with a Covid-19 outbreak at the veteran's home earlier this year, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said Friday.
Local officials say nine Pennsylvania ballots were discarded due to an error, undercutting Trump claims of intentional fraud
Local officials in Pennsylvania on Friday provided formation about nine potentially mishandled ballots in Luzerne County, which the White House repeatedly cited to attack mail-in voting and question the integrity of November's election.
Louisville police major relieved of command after reportedly insulting protesters in email to other officers
Maj. Bridget Hallahan has been relieved of command of the Louisville Metro Police Department's Fifth Division two days after the Louisville Courier Journal reported that the major had insulted protesters in an August email to other officers.
Thom Brennaman resigns from Cincinnati Reds after uttering anti-gay slur
Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman has resigned, according to CNN affiliate WCPO. He had been suspended by the team after he uttered an anti-gay slur on air last month.
Trump supporter on fake Biden video: It was a really good laugh
At a Trump rally in Bemidji, Minnesota, last Friday, grievances against social media platforms Twitter and Facebook were a common refrain.
Mailing in your ballot? Here's how it works
Mail-in voting is more important than ever as the US continues to grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic. Here's what happens to your ballot if you use the US Postal Service.
How to make sure your 2020 mail-in vote is counted
A lot of people have concerns about mail-in voting (is the Postal Service being sabotaged? Will their vote be counted?), and also about the state of American democracy in general.
How Republicans in key states are preparing to run out the clock on the election
President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful presidential transition Wednesday comes as Republicans across the country are taking concrete steps that threaten to undermine the integrity of the election, particularly in key battleground states.
Police officer shown on video riding bike over a protester's head placed on leave
A Seattle police officer captured on video rolling his bicycle over the head of a protester who was laying in the street is now on administrative leave.
Virginia Gov. Northam tests positive for Covid-19
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and his wife have tested positive for Covid-19, his office announced Friday.
She marched in Selma as a young girl. Now she's seeing history repeat on voting rights
Joanne Bland was an 11-year-old schoolgirl in Selma, Alabama, when she marched into history, joining hundreds of activists on the Edmund Pettus Bridge for a demonstration that turned into one of the bloodiest confrontations of the civil rights movement.
Church where Emmett Till's funeral was held makes the US Most Endangered Historic Places list
The Chicago church where Emmett Till's funeral was held has made the list of the United States' Most Endangered Historic Places for 2020.
More restaurant rewards are coming your way. But there's a catch
Coffee shops have used loyalty programs to learn more about their customers and keep them coming back for years. Now, as consumers embrace digital payments during the pandemic, the trend is spreading to restaurant chains who want the same benefits.
Appellate judges skeptical of Trump's argument to block subpoena for financial records
A lawyer for President Donald Trump told a federal appeals court Friday that there is no request for documents that could be made as part of the Manhattan district attorney's investigation concerning hush-money payments issued during the 2016 presidential election that he wouldn't consider overbroad.
Wall Street's campaign donations to Biden dwarf those to Trump
President Trump is promising four more years of low taxes, light regulation and a laser-focus on the stock market. Yet professionals on Wall Street are shunning Trump and funneling staggering amounts of money to his opponent.
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What is next for immigrant 'Dreamers' after U.S. Supreme Court ruling?
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 5-4 against President Donald Trump's move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that offers work permits and deportation relief to certain immigrants who came to the country illegally as children.