WASHINGTON - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who championed women's rights - first as a trailblazing civil rights attorney who methodically chipped away at discriminatory practices, then as the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, and finally as an unlikely pop culture icon - has died at her home in Washington. Ginsburg, who had battled cancer for more than a decade, died Friday evening ...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday, was famous for her powerful dissents, but the "Notorious RBG" didn't start out that way. "If this is a time for consensus building on the court, and I believe it is, Judge Ginsburg will be an able and effective architect," President Bill Clinton said in announcing the then-60-year-old-jurist's high court nomination in 1993. Ginsburg certainly parted ways ...

Lisa Mollet ha recibido propinas generosas en sus más de 15 años como mesera de restaurante, pero nunca una de la variedad de cuatro ruedas. Eso cambió el mes pasado cuando, en lugar de poner unos dólares bajo su tazón de sopa, un par de clientes de Mollet en Empire Diner en Brooklawn, N.J., le dejaron las llaves de un coche. Mollet ha estado sirviendo mesas en Empire durante los últimos cuatro ...

After Sturgis superspreader, Missouri hosts thousands at Lake of the Ozarks bike rally The rumbling can be heard from miles away. Thousands of motorcycles have converged around the Lake of the Ozarks, where local officials are bracing for more than 100,000 visitors for the 14th annual Bikefest Lake of the Ozarks. The event is one of the last and largest of the season in the lake area. Lake ...

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(The Center Square) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the leading progressive on the nation's highest court, died Friday due to complications from pancreatic cancer. She was 87.

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump touted vaccine distribution plans in a Friday news conference and pledged 100 million vaccine doses by the year's end, a promise that contradicts the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's most optimistic projections. "We will have manufactured at least 100 million vaccine doses before the end of the year, and likely much more than that," Trump said. ...

SEATTLE - These were among the first five completed investigations released by the Police Department's civilian-run Office of Police Accountability, which has fielded more than 19,000 complaints in the months since widespread protests, mostly nonviolent, erupted in the aftermath of Floyd's May 25 death. OPA Director Andrew Myerberg said he's prepared to shoulder any fallout from his decision ...

DETROIT - Matthew Stafford penned a powerful essay for The Players' Tribune website Friday in which he detailed racist behavior he experienced while with some of his teammates this spring and urged everyone to continue fighting against racial injustice. Stafford said his proudest day as a Detroit Lion came in August when the team called off practice to demonstrate against the Jacob Blake ...

GENEVA - Major powers are still failing to fight the pandemic together, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday as the U.N. agency counted more than 30 million COVID-19 cases around the world. More than 300,000 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours globally, with India, the United States, Argentina, Brazil and Spain recording the biggest additions. The ...

DALLAS - Forecasters are eyeing a tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico that could strike the Texas coast by early next week. Tropical Depression 22 is expected to meander through the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend, before approaching the Texas coast early next week. Exactly what part of the coast the system hits was unclear early Friday, according to KXAS-TV meteorologist Grant Johnston. ...

CHICAGO - Officials on Friday released the identity of a 31-year-old woman whose remains were stuffed in duffel bags and brought to Chicago aboard a Greyhound bus. Ladawndra Ellington lived in Louisville, Kentucky, according to Carolyn Smith, a spokeswoman for the Jefferson County coroner's office in that state. The man suspected in her killing, Melvin Martin Jr., 30, of Kentucky, has ...

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration announced a massive aid package for Puerto Rico on Friday, three years after two hurricanes ravaged the U.S. island territory. The aid, issued through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, includes $9.6 billion to rebuild Puerto Rico's battered electrical grid and $2 billion to restore storm-damaged schools and other education facilities, according to a ...

The U.S. will top 200,000 deaths from the novel coronavirus in coming days, a devastating milestone that comes eight months after the pathogen was first confirmed on American soil. The U.S., with 4% of the world's population, accounts for about 21% of global coronavirus deaths. The disparity underscores America's failure to contain a virus that blazed through populous states like Texas, ...

PHILADELPHIA - Joe Biden railed against President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and framed the 2020 election as a choice between Main Street and Wall Street during an outdoor town hall meeting Thursday just outside his childhood hometown of Scranton. The former vice president, taking questions from voters for a little more than an hour in an open-air parking lot in ...

President Donald Trump has begun promising that a coronavirus vaccine will be approved within weeks - a gambit to turn a pandemic cure into an October surprise for his struggling re-election campaign. Trailing Democratic challenger Joe Biden in the polls, and with voters giving Trump's response to the coronavirus outbreak poor marks, the president has championed his administration's aggressive ...

Election night? Try election week. Election officials and the news media are preparing for delays in 2020 returns as a record-breaking number of voters are expected to take advantage of expanded mail voting options during a pandemic that continues to kill hundreds each day in the U.S. Making matter worse, slow U.S. Postal Service delivery has raised concerns about whether ballots will be ...

While the 15-nation Caribbean Community bloc known as CARICOM remains divided on the issue of Venezuela, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit two of its member states this week as the Trump administration seeks to turn up the pressure on Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro. "It's not just that Venezuela produces refugees, they are producing security problems for all of these countries ...

DENVER - Dental hygienist Jennifer Geiselhofer often cleans the teeth of senior patients who can't easily get to a dentist's office. But until recently, if she found a cavity, there was little she could do. "I can't drill. I can't pull teeth," said Geiselhofer, whose mobile clinic is called Dental at Your Door. "I'd recommend they see a dentist, but that was often out of the question because ...

CHICAGO - Two years ago, Esther Fishman shut down her clothing and gifts shop's online store. Art Effect's bricks-and-mortar business, operating in Chicago's Lincoln Park area, was strong, and selling online seemed like more trouble than it was worth. It seemed like the right call until this spring. When the coronavirus pandemic forced all but essential retail stores to close, Art Effect ...

BALTIMORE - Melanie Newman walked into a silent Camden Yards, devoid of any human souls but the security guards, her broadcast partner Geoff Arnold and their sound engineer. The setting was so unusual, so austere, that she did not have much cause to contemplate her small revolution, to imagine all the ears that would be hearing an Orioles game narrated by a female voice for the first time. The ...

LOS ANGELES - Each year, the Emmy Awards celebrate the best in TV - not just on a single Sunday in September but over three months of schmoozing and glad-handing that provide a boon to the local economy. The televised ceremony and the many events surrounding it, including press conferences, screenings, luncheons and splashy afterparties, employ thousands of people in and around Los Angeles, ...

MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis received a record number of requests for mail-in ballots, as people prepare for a contentious presidential election during a pandemic. About 114,000 of the city's 260,000 registered voters requested mail-in ballots, said Grace Wachlarowicz, the city's director of Election & Voter Services. "That's huge," she said, adding that people should expect many aspects of this ...

Newton's Third Law of Motion states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The famed scientist was referring to physical force, and not to personal interactions. And yet this law also serves as a good guideline for discussions about policing reform. It can remind us why civilian noncompliance matters, and why we have to talk about it. Yes, even in the case of Jacob ...

ORLANDO, Fla. - Tropical Depression 22 could become the next tropical storm and the final named storm of 2020 hurricane season's alphabetic name list, forcing hurricane specialists to begin using letters from the Greek Alphabet for future storms. Meanwhile, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring five other systems in the Atlantic basin Friday morning including the developing major ...

While many of the state's students settle into new routines of remote learning, thousands still don't have the devices or connectivity they need to learn online. That's unacceptable. Basic education is the constitutional right of every child in Washington. When students don't have the essential tools for learning - regardless of whether public school instruction happens remotely, in ...

At last! Like a poli-sci superhero rushing in to save America's imperiled democracy from an Election Day doomsday, the quiet-spoken former U.S. intelligence chief and conservative Indiana senator Dan Coats just gifted us with the presidential leadership we so desperately needed. Coats not only shattered the shameful silence of fellow Republicans who are afraid to oppose President Donald ...

Lisa Mollet has received generous tips in her 15-plus years as a restaurant server, but never one of the four-wheel variety. That changed last month when, instead of putting a few dollars under their soup bowl, a pair of Mollet's customers at the Empire Diner in Brooklawn, N.J., left her the keys to a car. Mollet has been waiting tables at Empire for the past four years. Two of her regulars - ...