Epstein pal arrested, accused of luring girls for sex abuse
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:23:55 -0500

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested Thursday on charges she helped lure at least three girls — one as young as 14 — to be sexually abused by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, w...  Full Story

US issues guidelines but no new rules for safe air travel
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:30:45 -0500

Federal officials said Thursday that airlines should consider limiting capacity on planes to promote social distancing, but they are not considering making the airlines do it.

The offi...  Full Story

Blue Jays granted exemption to train in Toronto
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:35:47 -0500

TORONTO (AP) — All 30 Major League Baseball teams will train at their regular-season ballparks for the pandemic-shortened season after the Toronto Blue Jays received a Canadian federal govern...  Full Story

Coronavirus concerns freeze Vanilla Ice show
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 14:58:49 -0500

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Vanilla Ice cooled off plans for a concert in Texas after taking considerable heat for an event that sought to gather hundreds of fans in one of the nation's coronavirus ...  Full Story

Firm to offer balloon rides from Alaska to the edge of space
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 14:56:43 -0500

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A company wants to use an advanced balloon to fly customers from Earth's surface in Alaska to the highest reaches of the planet's atmosphere.

Florida-based sta...  Full Story

Democrats say troop threats should be pursued 'relentlessly'
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:26:03 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two top Democrats in Congress said Thursday that any threats to U.S. troops must be pursued “relentlessly,” rebuking President Donald Trump after receiving a highly clas...  Full Story

Moroccan authorities deny using spyware to monitor critics
Sat, 27 Jun 2020 06:11:02 -0500

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities said they “categorically reject” an Amnesty International report claiming the government used surveillance software to spy on the phone of a promine...  Full Story

Locals: South Dakota police removed Confederate flag emblem
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:29:58 -0500

GETTYSBURG, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota police department has removed a decal from its squad cars that featured a Confederate battle flag next to an American flag, according to local residents...  Full Story

The Latest: Chicago to require some travelers to quarantine
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:35:13 -0500

CHICAGO — People traveling to Chicago from 15 states with increasing numbers of confirmed cases of the coronavirus will have to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival or face possible fines, c...  Full Story

Herman Cain treated for COVID-19 after attending Trump rally
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:09:25 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — 2012 GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is being treated for the coronavirus at an Atlanta-area hospital, according to a statement posted on his Twitter account Thursday...  Full Story