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Judge rejects moving trial of ex-officers in Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge on Thursday rejected defense requests to move the trial of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's death, and also ordered that all four will be tried together instead of separately. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill ruled after defense ...

Portland, Oregon rejects bid to cut $18M more from police

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — City commissioners in Portland, Oregon on Thursday rejected a budget amendment that would have slashed another $18 million from the Portland Police Bureau amid months of racial justice protests and shifted the money to the city's pandemic response. The commission voted ...

Court orders FDA to assess environmental impact of GM salmon

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal court judge ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday to conduct an environmental assessment of genetically modified salmon that he said was required for the agency's approval of the fish. But the judge did not vacate the FDA's approval of the salmon ...

Uber’s food delivery business outshines core rides service

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber's food delivery business brought in more money during the third quarter than its signature rides business, showing just how much consumer behavior has changed — and how far the company has adapted — since the pandemic struck. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing ...

Report: US turning away asylum-seekers at border is flawed

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The head of the Department of Homeland Security ordered border agents to stop asylum-seekers from stepping on U.S. soil at official crossings with Mexico in 2018, undercutting public statements at the time that they were welcome to do so, according to a government watchdog ...

Town built on guns ponders future after Remington plant sale

ILION, N.Y. (AP) — Workers at the sprawling Remington factory in this upstate New York village took pride in a local gunmaking tradition stretching back to the days of flintlock rifles. Now they're looking ahead with uncertainty. Jacquie Sweeney and her husband were among almost 600 workers ...

Kenosha prepares for election, two months after unrest

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Early voters waiting in line at Kenosha's municipal offices couldn't miss the dozens of buildings still boarded up in this little lakefront city. They might have passed the post office with its covered windows, the plywood-fortified dinosaur museum or the barricaded ...

Louisiana man gets 25 years for torching 3 Black churches

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man who admitted to burning down three predominantly African American churches to promote himself as a "black metal" musician was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison and ordered to pay the churches $2.6 million. U.S. District Judge Robert Summerhays of ...

Families, day cares feel strain of new COVID-19 health rules

SEATTLE (AP) — Joelle Wheatley hit her pandemic-parenting rock bottom after her son was sent home from day care for a second time, with the sniffles, due to stricter health guidelines in a symptom-sensitive COVID-19 world. It was supposed to be Jacob's first day back after a stressful 10-day ...

Crushed by the virus, 2 mall operators file for bankruptcy

NEW YORK (AP) — Two mall operators filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, hurt by the coronavirus pandemic that has forced their tenants to permanently close stores or not pay rent. Both companies, CBL and Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, said their malls will remain open as they ...