5 Things to Know for Today

Here are a few things to know about the day’s news from The Associated Press

Cop Showed Off Her Pics at the Worst Time: Report

Looks like a cop really did show off Lauren McCluskey's explicit photos to male co-workers—including on the night she was killed, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. A report released Wednesday finds that Miguel Deras, the University of Utah police officer in charge of her sexual-extortion case , needlessly showed her...

Tracking the life of Hurricane Isaias

Isaias' track from the Caribbean to the United States was a bumpy one. We break down its life as a hurricane and give some interesting facts about the storm.

Calls for justice in Black suspect's death in…

Demonstrators held a vigil in North Carolina to call for justice in the case of a Black man who died days after his arrest

Biden's Response to Reporter: 'Are You a Junkie?'

Joe Biden confirmed he has not taken a cognitive test in a testy exchange with a CBS reporter—and it sounds like he definitely doesn't intend to. "Why the hell would I take a test? Come on, man," the 77-year-old said in response to a question from CBS' Errol Barnett...

ShowBiz Minute: Paul, AAFCA, Gomez

FBI agents serve search warrant at the California home of YouTube star Jake Paul; Viola Davis, Sterling K. Brown and LeBron James among honorees at the AAFCA TV Honors later this month; Selena Gomez is taking the heat in the kitchen with new cooking show, “Selena + Chef." (Aug. 6)

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Is it safe to reopen schools during the pandemic?

Is it safe for schools to reopen during the pandemic

NYC Is Bringing in Quarantine Checkpoints

Months ago, officials in various parts of the country were worried about infected travelers from New York City spreading the coronavirus. Now, the city is setting up checkpoints to keep potentially infected people out of the Big Apple, where they apparently make up 20% of new coronavirus cases. Mayor Bill...

AccuWeather's 2020 US fall forecast

Dreaming of fall? Although it may be getting closer and closer each day, it might not feel like autumn for a while.

World shares mixed as investors watch talks on US…

World markets are mixed as investors watch to see if American lawmakers will come ahead with fresh stimulus for the U.S. economy

Don't Hold Your Breath for the Return of Clorox…

Eagerly awaiting the return of Clorox disinfectant wipes to store shelves? You'll be waiting quite a while. Clorox said Monday that the popular cleaning product bought up at the start of the coronavirus pandemic might not appear in stores until 2021. "Given the fact cold and flu [season] sits in...

AP Top Stories August 6 A

Here's the latest for Thursday August 6th: Trump considers executive action for eviction ban, unemployment relief; Riot declared in Portland; Washington Governor recommends many schools keep learning online; France struggles to meet COVID-19 test demand.

State spent millions on arena hospital that saw 9…

When California was anticipating a spring surge in coronavirus cases, it turned an old NBA arena and practice facility in Sacramento into a field hospital prepared to take hundreds of patients

Biden's Short List May Be Even Shorter

Joe Biden's announcement of his running mate has to come soon—the Democratic convention gets underway in less than two weeks on August 17. As the vetting process winds down, Biden has dropped a few hints, including that four Black women are on his short list. But now the buzz...

Storms linger following Isaias' impact in…

Even after the damaging impacts of Isaias, the mid-Atlantic and Northeast at risk for more storms this week.

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California virus-fighting efforts hampered by…

California won't put any more counties on its coronavirus watch list until it's solved a problem that has delayed reporting of COVID-19 cases

Sunken Military Vehicle, Human Remains Found

The military has found the sunken amphibious assault vehicle that sank off the coast of California in a training accident that took the lives of nine service members. The Navy located the vehicle in about 385 feet of water less than a mile from San Clemente Island off the coast...

Portland police declare a riot during protests

Late Wednesday, Portland, Oregon police declared a riot and said they believe an explosive had been left outside a police precinct. Earlier, protesters rammed the building with a wooden beam and started a small fire next to it. (Aug. 6)

UN discusses Kashmir for 3rd time since India…

The U.N. Security Council has discussed disputed Kashmir at Pakistan’s request for the third time since India’s Hindu nationalist government decided to end the Muslim-majority region's semi-autonomy a year ago

What Isaias Has Wrought

Isaias has just about left the US behind, having entered southeastern Canada on Wednesday as a post-tropical cyclone. The storm's US toll: Six dead and almost 3 million people without power in the early-morning hours, per the AP and CNN . They report two people died in Windsor, North Carolina, when...

Fall-like weather continues in Midwest

The refreshing weather is serving as an early fall preview, and allowing many to turn off their air conditioners.

Grammy-winning producer Detail accused of sexual…

Grammy Award-winning music producer Detail has been arrested on more than a dozen charges of sexual assault

NYC's Top Health Official Quits With 'Deep…

New York City has abruptly lost its top health official as it fights to prevent a second wave of coronavirus infections. Dr. Oxiris Barbot, the city's public health commissioner, submitted her resignation Tuesday following clashes with Mayor Bill de Blasio's office, which had given responsibility for contact tracing to the...

Virus lockdown for world’s rarest wild pigs

Pygmy hogs - the world's smallest and rarest wild pig - are under a virus lockdown. Not because of the coronavirus, but because of the first outbreak of African Swine Fever in India. (Aug. 6)

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Lawyer: Michael Cohen has offer to be a political…

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer has a job offer to consult for a political action committee

New George Floyd Video Prompts an Investigation

Authorities in Minneapolis are trying to figure out how Britain's Daily Mail got hold of more footage of George Floyd's fatal arrest. The outlet published roughly 10 minutes of video from ex-officer Thomas Lane's body camera and about 18 minutes from the bodycam of former officer J. Alexander Kueng, per...

Isaias topples trees in NYC, killing one

As Isaias wreaked havoc on New York, New York, on Aug. 4, multiple trees were toppled across the city by the storm's powerful winds. One person was killed as a result, after a tree fell on their car.