Trump fires TVA chair, cites hiring of foreign workers
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:28:50 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he had fired the chair of the Tennessee Valley Authority, saying the executive was getting paid too much and was hiring foreign worke...  Full Story

Sale of Speedway gas stations buys Marathon breathing room
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:18:08 -0500

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The $21 billion sale of Speedway gas stations has bought Marathon Petroleum some breathing room as the global pandemic continues to quash travel and smother demand f...  Full Story

Navy investigates video of dogs attacking Kaepernick fill-in
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 13:06:50 -0500

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is investigating an incident in which dogs attacked a “Colin Kaepernick stand-in” during a K-9 demonstration during a 2019 fundraiser at the Navy SE...  Full Story

Book Review: Hank Phillippi Ryan teeters on the improbable
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:42:30 -0500

“The First to Lie,” by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge)

The first liar we meet in Hank Phillippi Ryan’s “First to Lie” is Nora, a pharmaceutical representative whose job is to push Monifan,...  Full Story

New Wisconsin justice sworn in during ultramarathon
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 07:50:49 -0500

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — New Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Jill Karofsky has finished her 100-mile (161-kilometer) ultramarathon after being sworn in mid-run.

Karofsky, who finished the ...  Full Story

House committees subpoena top Pompeo aides over IG firing
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:49:43 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have subpoenaed four top aides to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, saying that the Trump administration is stonewalling their investigation into the firing of...  Full Story

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3 Wyoming sightseeing balloons crash, as many as 20 injured
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:46:35 -0500

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Three sightseeing balloons crashed Monday in a popular western Wyoming tourist destination, injuring between 16 and 20 people, officials said.

The balloons owned ...  Full Story

Afghan forces retake prison after deadly attack by IS group
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:48:23 -0500

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (AP) — Militants affiliated with the Islamic State group stormed a prison in eastern Afghanistan in a daylong siege that left at least 39 people dead, including the ass...  Full Story

Parents struggle as schools reopen amid coronavirus surge
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:41:39 -0500

DALLAS, Ga. (AP) — Putting your child on the bus for the first day of school is always a leap of faith for a parent. Now, on top of the usual worries about youngsters adjusting to new teacher...  Full Story