Michigan county official defends slur, says he's not racist

A county official in northern Michigan has acknowledged using a racial slur but says he's not a racist

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated press

Comedian Andy Dick sues man who punched him in New Orleans

Comedian Andy Dick has filed a lawsuit in New Orleans against a man who punched him last year outside a French Quarter nightclub

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated press

Agency determines all of Colorado abnormally dry, in drought

Gov. Jared Polis has activated Colorado’s drought plan to track impacts, save water, coordinate local responses and help hard-hit farmers following a federal assessment that determined that the state is abnormally dry or in drought for the first time in eight years

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated press

Kansas poised to elect its first openly transgender lawmaker

A retired music teacher would become the first openly transgender member of the deeply conservative Kansas Legislature if she’s elected from a Democratic-leaning district she’s expected to win in November

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated press

UK to spend millions to ease Brexit red tape for N Ireland

The British government has pledged up 355 million pounds ($465 million) to help businesses in Northern Ireland deal with red tape caused by Brexit

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated press

Loan program ends, hard-hit businesses hope for 2nd chance

Small businesses are in limbo again as the coronavirus outbreak rages and the government’s $659 billion relief program draws to a close

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated press

Virus resistant: World's Longest Yard Sale still lines roads

A six-state yard sale that stretches from Alabama to Michigan is being held this weekend despite concerns over the coronavirus pandemic

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated press

Plane skids off runway in India, some injuries reported

An official says an Air India Express flight with 191 people on board skidded off a runway and split in two while landing in heavy rain in southern India

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated press

Ohio Supreme Court to hear armed school staff training case

The Ohio Supreme Court will hear a school district’s appeal of a ruling that they must provide police-level training to employees carrying concealed weapons

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated press

Cuomo clears New York schools statewide to open, carefully

New York’s governor said Friday that he would allow children statewide to return to classrooms for the start of the new school year, citing the state’s success in battling the coronavirus pandemic

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated press

Federal suit filed against Saudi crown prince by ex-official

A former top Saudi counterterrorism official has filed a federal lawsuit in the United States against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, alleging the royal tried to find, trap and kill him on U.S. and Canadian soil

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated press

El Salvador political stalemate a drag on pandemic response

For months, the strictest measures confronting the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America seemed to keep infections in check in El Salvador, but a gradual reopening combined with a political stalemate has seen infections increase nearly fourfold

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated press

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