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Portland, Oregon, braces itself for large right-wing rally

The state police said a “massive influx” of troopers would be in Portland by Saturday morning.

S. Korea calls for N. Korea to further investigate shooting

  Family demands release of evidence in Breonna Taylor’s case

Judge removes Trump public lands boss for serving unlawfully

Ky. Rep. Attica Scott discusses moments leading up to arrest, felony charge

  Virus cases rise in US heartland, home to anti-mask feelings

  Trump expected to announce conservative Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

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Former congressman Ron Paul hospitalized, says he’s OK

  All-female fire rescue team makes history

Man accused of shooting 2 LMPD officers pleads not guilty

6 items to add to your packing list for COVID-era travel

  Ginsburg makes history again, lying in state at Capitol

Judge says 2020 census must continue for another month

  Under virus strain, Europe’s leaders plead at UN for unity

This year’s unusual work-from-home General Assembly comes as COVID-19 cases escalate in many regions but especially in Europe, where some of the world’s most advanced hospitals in some of the world’s richest countries are again under strain.

White House ordered to have sign language at virus briefings

The White House and plaintiffs have “largely agreed on all terms” to resolve the matter, according to the order.

  Paris stabbing suspect wasn’t on police radar, minister says

France’s counterterrorism prosecutor’s office says it has opened an investigation into a knife attack Friday near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo that wounded at least two people.

Appeals court hears fight over Trump tax returns — again

The Supreme Court in July ruled that the presidency in and of itself doesn’t shield Trump from the investigation.

Teen charged in Kenosha shootings fights extradition

New measurements show moon has hazardous radiation levels

Virginia governor, wife, test positive for coronavirus

  White House again criticizes FBI director for voting remarks

  Benadryl Challenge: FDA warns public about overconsuming allergy medicine

  2 charged for handling of virus outbreak at Mass. veterans home where 76 died

Family of Breonna Taylor, attorney respond to grand jury decision

At the conference, Ben Crump, a lawyer for Taylor’s family, said the transcripts from the grand jury should be released to the public.

  Giant rat wins animal hero award for sniffing out landmines

Magawa has cleared more than 141,000 square meters of land, the equivalent of some 20 soccer fields.

Justice Department seeks immediate ban on WeChat in US

Last week the U.S. Commerce Department moved to ban WeChat from U.S. app stores but on Saturday, Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in California agreed to delay U.S. restrictions, saying they would affect users' First Amendment rights.

  Drugmaker Novavax begins late-stage vaccine trial in UK

Drugmakers are rushing to develop COVID-19 vaccines with the backing of governments desperate to find a way of easing restrictions that have hammered the world economy.

House investigation says lax healthcare in immigrant detention centers led to deaths

The review found that many facilities operated by for-profit contractors lacked sufficient medical staff, failed to provide necessary care for chronic conditions and had poor sanitation.

‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero admits backing rebels, denies violence

Rusesabagina, a Belgian citizen and U.S. permanent resident who has been a prominent critic of President Paul Kagame, is charged with 13 offenses that also include financing terrorism.

  Search for missing woman continues in Colorado

The hunt continues for Suzanne Morphew, a woman who’s been missing since Mother’s Day.

  1 hurt, car crashed in fights at Los Angeles protest

The driver of a blue pickup truck got into an argument with demonstrators and struck the protester who was standing in the street as the driver tried to get away, police said in a statement.

4th grade virtual learner gets suspended for having a BB gun in his bedroom

9-year-old Ka Mauri Harrison is a 4th grader at Woodmere Elementary, and this year he’s a virtual learner so his classroom is his bedroom.

U.S. Postal Service unveils new holiday stamps

The U.S. Postal Service says each design “will add a touch of whimsy to your holiday mailings.”

N. Korea’s Kim apologizes over shooting death of S. Korean

South Korean officials condemned North Korea for what they called an “atrocious act” and pressed it punish those responsible.

Rep. Attica Scott, 23 others charged with rioting, unlawful assembly in Louisville

Protests resumed in downtown Louisville on Thursday as many of the 127 protesters arrested the night before were released from jail.

Molina gets 2000th hit, Cardinals beat Brewers

Yadier singled twice in the 4-2 victory. The Cardinals kept their slim lead over Cincinnati for second place in the NL Central.

Pac-12 to kick off 7-game football season in early November

The Pac-12 has decided to play football in the fall, reversing an August decision to postpone until spring because of concerns about COVID-19.

  ‘No easy answer’: Many ask what next in Breonna Taylor case

Authorities pleaded for calm while activists vowed to fight on Thursday in Kentucky’s largest city, where a gunman wounded two police officers during anguished protests following the decision not to charge officers for killing Breonna Taylor.

  Misreported Deaths: Government count of nursing home COVID-19 cases still inaccurate despite criticism

For three months, InvestigateTV has tracked federal government data on nursing home COVID-19 cases and deaths. For three months, those numbers have been wrong.

  Despite Trump attacks, both parties vow orderly election

Congressional Republicans pushed back Thursday after President Donald Trump again declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election.

  Police tase woman at football game in Logan, Ohio

Police say the woman was not arrested for not wearing a mask, but was charged for violating school policy and refusing to leave the premises.

Friend of LMPD major says ‘heart dropped’ after learning he was shot

Two Louisville Metro police officers shot in the line of duty Wednesday night are recovering and are expected to survive.

Louisville curfew extended through the weekend

The curfew preventing the public from walking on any streets or to any public places in Louisville is in effect from 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. the following morning.

Powerful Vatican Cardinal Becciu resigns amid scandal

The Vatican provided no details on why Pope Francis accepted Becciu’s resignation in a statement late Thursday.

Froman death sentence upheld

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for an Illinois man convicted of abducting his estranged girlfriend from Kentucky and killing her along an Ohio interstate.

  Democrats to redraft virus relief in bid to jump-start talks

Democrats are going back to the drawing board on a huge virus relief bill.

  Crowd jeers as Trump pays respects at court to Ginsburg

Moments after Trump arrived, booing could be heard from spectators about a block away from the court building. They chanted “vote him out” as the president stood near the coffin.

  Fraud, backlogs disrupt US unemployment benefit payments

The biggest threat is posed by sophisticated international fraud rings that often use stolen identities to apply for benefits, filling out the forms with a wealth of accurate information that enables their applications to “sail through the system.”

Patriots owner Kraft cleared of massage parlor sex charge

Florida prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor charge against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Thursday after courts blocked their use of video that allegedly shows him paying for massage parlor sex.

Evel Knievel’s son suing Disney over ‘Toy Story 4’ character

The Walt Disney Co. , in a statement from corporate spokesman Jeffrey R. Epstein, said it will defend itself vigorously against what it called Knievel’s meritless claims.

Trump niece files suit saying family cheated her of millions

Donald Trump’s niece followed up her best-selling, tell-all book with a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the president and two of his siblings cheated her out of millions of dollars over several decades while squeezing her out of the family business.

Mnuchin and Powell back jobless aid, small business loans

Pressed to state what the top priorities should be, Powell said it would be to provide more support through the popular Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses, and to boost unemployment benefits.

  WATCH: Bailiff dives over stair railing to try to catch escapee; man still at large

Law enforcement is still searching for the man.

  UK announces new plan to help workers hit by pandemic

The new proposal would replace a furloughed worker program that expires next month under which the government pays 80% of the wages of workers who are placed on leave.

United to offer COVID testing for some travelers

United Airlines will offer coronavirus testing on flights from San Francisco International Airport to Hawaiian airports. Passengers with negative results won't have to quarantine for two weeks.

  AP-NORC poll: Support for racial injustice protests declines

The poll finds the percentage of Americans who believe police violence unequally targets Black Americans and that greater consequences for police brutality are necessary have also fallen from June.

2 LMPD officers shot in downtown Louisville, suspect in custody

Two LMPD officers were shot Wednesday night in downtown Louisville.

  2 Louisville officers shot amid Breonna Taylor protests

The protests come after prosecutors said two officers who fired their weapons at Breonna Taylor, a Black woman, were justified in using force to protect themselves after they faced gunfire from her boyfriend.

  Girl dead, 3 family members hurt in Oklahoma house explosion

The explosion occurred just before 7 a.m. Thursday in northeast Oklahoma City and leveled the home while also damaging at least three nearby houses.

Records: Mail delivery lags behind targets as election nears

Several postal districts serving urban regions in battleground states have a history of delivering mail at below the national targets and saw sharp drop-offs in performance over the summer.

Kenosha shooter’s defense portrays him as ‘American patriot’

The dramatic rhetoric has helped raise nearly $2 million to pay for the 17-year-old’s defense against homicide charges in the killing of two protesters.

Suspect charged in shooting of LMPD officers

The officers were shot around 8:40 p.m. Wednesday while conducting crowd control at Brook St. and Broadway.

  Annual Lennon tribute, in 40th year, goes online

There was no way it was being canceled, not on what would have been Lennon’s 80th birthday, not on the tribute’s 40th year.

‘Cake Boss’ star injured at home in ‘terrible’ accident

Buddy Valastro, better known as the “Cake Boss,” is recovering from what he calls a “terrible” accident at home.

  Massive migratory bird die-off in Colorado blamed on smoke, snow

The smoke is having a negative impact on migratory songbirds at the worst possible time, and birdwatchers are concerned.

  Drug companies work jointly to boost vaccine confidence

The comments come as scientists scramble to develop a vaccine that would protect the public from a pandemic that has killed nearly 1 million people worldwide.

TikTok’s owner applies for Chinese license to close US deal

TikTok’s owner said Thursday it has applied for a Chinese technology export license as it tries to complete a deal with Oracle and Walmart to keep the popular video app operating in the United States.

Seoul: North Korea kills South Korean official, burns his body

South Korea said Thursday that North Korean troops fatally shot a South Korean government official who may have attempted to defect and set his body on fire after finding him on a floating object near the countries' disputed sea boundary.

Too much candy: Man dies from eating bags of black licorice

A substance found in black licorice and in many other foods and dietary supplements containing licorice root extract can cause dangerously low potassium and electrolyte imbalances.

  AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s untruths on court pick, Biden’s flubs

A look at fact and fiction as Trump prepares to announce his Supreme Court pick later this week.

Breonna Taylor: Protesters pack city streets following grand jury decision

Police and protesters clashed on city streets in the Highlands and downtown Louisville on Wednesday following a grand jury’s decision to clear two of the three police officers involved in the deadly raid on Breonna Taylor’s apartment.

  ‘The power is unbelievable’: Fla. man survives Hurricane Sally on sailboat

The boat went over the seawall and washed up on shore between two homes. It will either have to be removed with a crane or cut apart.

Pregnant woman pulls husband to safety after shark attack in Florida

Deputies described the injury to the snorkeler's shoulder as severe. No one else was injured by the shark.

Trump promises ‘born alive’ executive order in appeal to anti-abortion voters

Organizations representing obstetricians and gynecologists say the law already provides protections to newborns, whether born during a failed abortion or under other circumstances.

California moves to end sales of new gas-powered cars

California will halt sales of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks by 2035, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, a move he says will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35% in the nation’s most populous state.

Carole Baskin of ‘Tiger King’ fame sued for defamation

As part of the lawsuit, the daughters of Baskin’s former husband are seeking more information about what happened to their father, who disappeared mysteriously more than two decades ago.

  Trump won’t commit to peaceful transfer of power if he loses

President Donald Trump on Wednesday again declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election.

  Long lines of mourners pay respects to Ginsburg at court

With crowds of admirers swelling outside, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was remembered Wednesday at the court by grieving family, colleagues and friends as a prophet for justice who persevered against long odds to become an American icon.

  US experts vow ‘no cutting corners’ as vaccine tests expand

A huge international study of a COVID-19 vaccine that aims to work with just one dose is getting underway as top U.S. health officials sought Wednesday to assure a skeptical Congress and public that they can trust any shots the government ultimately approves.

  Trump tightens Cuba sanctions as he woos Cuban-American vote

President Trump said the new steps announced by the Treasury Department will ensure that U.S. dollars do not fund the Cuban government, but go directly to the everyday Cubans.

‘When can I shred this check?’ and other online banking FAQ

Here are answers to common questions about online banking during the pandemic.