NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Thousands of roaring supporters greeted President Donald Trump for an airport tarmac rally Friday night, most barefaced and crammed together and all willing to defy the coronavirus and state rules to shower him with affection in the heat of a tight campaign. "Fill that seat!" they chanted as he mentioned the Supreme Court vacancy he'll fill Saturday afternoon. "Boo!" they ...

Mayor Lovely Warren has tapped a Black woman to lead the police department in Rochester, N.Y., amid ongoing protests over Daniel Prude's death. Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan, a former Rochester police lieutenant, will become the first woman to head the department on Oct. 14. The previous police chief, La'Ron Singletary, was fired by the mayor this month over his handling of Prude's ...

WASHINGTON - In his all-but-certain nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump has chosen a well-regarded legal scholar who has strong appeal to conservatives and who almost surely would move the high court significantly to the right on abortion, guns and other high-profile issues. If the Senate's Republican majority holds to its plan to quickly elevate her to the Supreme ...

CLEVELAND - Pirates prospect Oneil Cruz posted $2 million pesos - $34,000 - in bail for his involvement in a fatal car accident that killed three people earlier this week, a spokesperson for the attorney general's office in the Dominican Republic confirmed Friday to the Post-Gazette. Reporter Dionisio Soldevila, who is in the Dominican, first reported the news after Cruz's arraignment before ...

Ron Paul hospitalized after medical incident AUSTIN, Texas - Ron Paul, the former Republican congressman from southeast Texas and presidential candidate, was hospitalized Friday after suffering an apparent medical incident while speaking during a video livestream. Following reports that the 85-year-old was admitted to a Texas hospital for "precautionary reasons," Paul tweeted a photo from his ...

ATLANTA - The pandemic has intensified inequality in America and, without decisive action by the federal government, many minorities and poor people could be left out of any economic recovery, said the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta on Friday. Nationally, the unemployment rate for white people is 7.5%, compared to 13.1% for Black people and 10.5% for Latinos. Without going ...

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Before this summer's highly criticized clashes between San Jose police and demonstrators during protests over police brutality and racial injustice, citizen complaints against officers had dropped to its lowest point in years, according to new report by the San Jose's Office of the Independent Police Auditor. The city-appointed civilian watchdog agency tallied 216 complaints ...

PARIS - France's Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin has described a knife attack Friday near the former editorial offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo as an "Islamist act of terrorism." There is little doubt that it is another "bloody attack" on the country, the minister said on French television. Darmanin said he had asked the police to look into whether the threat of terrorist acts ...

MINNEAPOLIS - A door-to-door COVID-19 testing survey has been halted due to multiple incidents in greater Minnesota of residents intimidating and shouting racial and ethnic slurs at state and federal public health survey teams. The CDC pulled its federal surveyors out of Minnesota this week following reports of verbal abuse and intimidation, including an incident in the Iowa border town of ...

Many artists and journalists have tried to crack the code of the white working class in recent years. "The Last Shift," a wan comedy-drama written and directed by Andrew Cohn that debuted at Sundance in January, is the latest offering to swing and miss. The setup is promising. Richard Jenkins plays Stanley, a 38-year employee of Oscar's Chicken and Fish in Albion, Michigan. (it's sarcastically ...

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. - Priscilla Skalka figured Donald Trump's experience as a businessman would serve him well as president, so the Florida retiree voted for him. Four years later, she's convinced he lacks what it takes to run the country. The pandemic has upended Skalka's life, first with depression as it kept family away, then with a terrifying case of COVID-19 that put her in intensive care ...

PHILADELPHIA - Majid Ali spent months shouldering mounting bills before finally receiving unemployment benefits. The $195 a week was a relief to the behavioral health specialist, who was furloughed when Philadelphia schools shut down. Ali, 57, quickly spent the money to catch up on car payments, cable bills, and other expenses once he got paid in June. Then Ali got more bad news. In July, ...

The monthly jobs report usually is a prism for investors to play a guessing game over the Federal Reserve. But the Fed has taken itself out of play with its pledge to keep its target interest rate at zero for a good long time. There's still plenty of opportunity for the September job numbers to move markets in the week ahead. The unemployment rate has fallen sharply from its April pandemic ...

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam have tested positive for COVID-19, the governor's office announced Friday morning.

MINNEAPOLIS - Before he drove to the grocery store parking lot, Romeal Taylor did the same thing he's done every day this summer - he holstered his 9 mm handgun to the waistband of his gym shorts until he could feel it hug his right hip. When he arrived at the store in north Minneapolis he spotted six other Black men, some in tactical gear, armed with Glock 23s and Smith & Wesson M&Ps. One of ...

Twenty years ago "Girlfriends" premiered on UPN (which later became The CW) and earlier this month the sitcom became available to stream on Netflix, inspiring an enthusiastic rewatch of the classic show. What most people didn't know is that one of its stars, Reggie Hayes, had just experienced a serious health scare. The show that put Tracee Ellis Ross on the map, "Girlfriends" ran from ...

El distanciamiento social ha dado lugar a muchos temas de moda sobre la vida en cuarentena y la lucha por dejar de comer o educar a dos niños en casa a la vez. La monotonía de estar en casa todo el día ha llevado a algunos a preguntarse si tienen la libertad de visitar a sus amigos mientras continúa la pandemia de coronavirus. Pero, según expertos, la gente debería quedarse en casa. "Se juega ...

LOS ANGELES - A truck drove through a group of protesters in Hollywood on Thursday night, striking and running over at least one person as it sped through the crowd, news footage shows. Demonstrators had gathered at 7 p.m. at Hollywood Forever Cemetery before marching through the streets of Hollywood to decry the announcement Wednesday that just one Louisville, Kentucky, police officer would ...