- Republican U.S. Senator Scott unveils police reforms, Democrats push for broader changes
U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled a law enforcement reform bill on Wednesday as a rival to more sweeping Democratic legislation, as Congress sought to curb racial discrimination and police abuses three weeks after the death of George Floyd.
- Trump asked China to help him win in 2020, offered 'favors to dictators,' Bolton says
In a withering behind-the-scenes portrayal, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton accused him of sweeping misdeeds that included explicitly seeking Chinese President Xi Jinping's help to win re-election.
- COVID-19 cases surge in Oklahoma, other states ahead of Trump's Tulsa rally
Several U.S. states including Oklahoma reported a surge in new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, just days before a planned campaign rally for President Donald Trump in Tulsa that will rank as the nation's largest social gathering by far in three months.
- In Tulsa, fears that Trump rally may worsen racial unrest, spread of coronavirus
When President Donald Trump takes the stage at his first rally in three months on Saturday night, the scene in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will be familiar: a large venue filled with ardent supporters wearing "Keep America Great? hats and T-shirts.
- Atlanta prosecutors hope to persuade jury to second-guess officer who shot Brooks
Prosecutors seeking to convict Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe for murder in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks must try to persuade jurors to do something they rarely do - second guess split-second police decisions.
- Atlanta police officer charged with murder in shooting death of Rayshard Brooks
A fired Atlanta police officer has been charged with felony murder and another officer faces lesser charges in the shooting death last week of Rayshard Brooks in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant, a Georgia county prosecutor said on Wednesday.
- Supreme Court LGBT ruling gives hope to those challenging military transgender ban
Nic Talbott, a transgender man, was driving his truck in Chicago when his phone started buzzing in July 2017. With just over 50 words on Twitter, his dream to join the military seemed to have been destroyed.
- U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passes major conservation bill
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed a major conservation bill that would permanently direct $900 million a year to a long-standing federal program aimed at acquiring and protecting public lands.
- Requiring masks 'political hazard' as COVID-19 surges in California breadbasket
The first wave of COVID-19 came slowly to San Joaquin County in the heart of California's breadbasket, but the much-feared second surge is roaring through, sickening as many people in the two weeks since Memorial Day as in March and April combined.
- Unemployment payments backlog draws hundreds to Kentucky's capital
Hundreds of people who lost jobs during the coronavirus crisis but have been unable to get their unemployment insurance checks converged at the Kentucky Capitol in Frankfort early Wednesday to seek in-person help.
- Mothers as 'trauma surgeons:' the anguish of raising black boys in America
Raising black boys in America involves "constant mental anguish," Danielle Pattillo, a special education teacher in New York City and mother to two sons, ages 14 and 22, said.
- Heavy fog may have disoriented pilot in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash: NTSB
The pilot of a helicopter that crashed outside Los Angeles in January, killing basketball great Kobe Bryant, his daughter and all seven others on board, likely became disoriented in the fog, federal investigators said on Wednesday.
- Factbox: All the president's countries featured so far in ex-Trump adviser's book
China was not the only country mentioned in a litany of allegations that former national security adviser John Bolton makes about U.S. President Donald Trump in excerpts https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-bolton-book/trump-asked-china-to-help-him-win-in-2020-offered-favors-to-dictators-bolton-says-idUSKBN23O3B7 published on Wednesday of his book, "The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir."
- Facing Arizona surge, Navajos reimpose virus curfew
The Navajo Nation has reimposed 57-hour weekend curfews to protect citizens from a surge in coronavirus cases in neighboring Arizona after the largest Native American reservation managed to flatten its own COVID-19 curve.
- U.S. actor Danny Masterson charged with raping three women
"That 70s Show" actor Danny Masterson has been charged with raping three women in separate incidents in 2001 and 2003, the Los Angeles District Attorney's office said on Wednesday.
- Brother of George Floyd urges U.N. probe into U.S. racism, violence
The brother of the late George Floyd, a black man whose death under the knee of a white officer roused world protests against racial injustice, urged the United Nations on Wednesday to investigate U.S. police brutality and racial discrimination.
- Biden says Trump is 'surrendering' to coronavirus, putting lives at risk
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of "surrendering" to the coronavirus pandemic and failing to stay prepared for a resurgence that could put a U.S. economic recovery at risk.
- Factbox: What's the difference between three U.S. plans for police reform
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to address police misconduct following the killing of an African American man, George Floyd, in police custody.
- Civil rights groups urge companies to pause ad spending on Facebook
Several U.S. civil rights groups called upon some of the world's largest companies to pause advertising on Facebook Inc in July, saying the social network is not doing enough to stop hate speech on its platforms.
- Americans face new coronavirus challenge: a shortage of coins
Banks across the United States are facing a shortage of coins during coronavirus crisis, prompting the U.S. Federal Reserve to ration distribution and work with the U.S. Mint to boost supply.