Over 1 million lose power in Midwest after rare, severe wind storm lasting 14 hours

More than 1 million homes and businesses in the Midwest were without power on Tuesday morning after a rare storm packing winds of 100-plus mph tore through Chicago and into Indiana and Michigan. Mon… [+3606 chars]

Mauritius races to contain oil spill from grounded ship, protect coastline

MAURITIUS Within minutes of hearing about the oil spill, David Sauvage raced to the waterfront. The MV Wakashio, a Japanese-owned ship heading to Brazil and carrying an estimated 4,000 metric tons o… [+4555 chars]

Ghislaine Maxwell complains about 'uniquely onerous' conditions behind bars

Ghislaine Maxwell is being held under uniquely onerous conditions inside a New York federal jail, where shes subjected to round-the-clock surveillance and numerous body scans, her lawyers argued in a… [+2918 chars]

Biden campaign puts VP team in place ahead of announcement

WILMINGTON, Del. With Joe Bidens long-awaited decision on a running mate set to be revealed this week, his campaign has assembled a veteran roster of strategists to help navigate the crucible of a fa… [+3506 chars]

Belarusian election fallout: Opposition leader flees country amid protests

Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya says she has fled the country as protests sweep Belarus following the controversial re-election of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko. … [+3547 chars]

Marjorie Taylor Greene, blasted for racist videos and QAnon support, faces GOP runoff

ATLANTA A woman whos been blasted for racist videos and adamant support for the QAnon conspiracy theory faces a neurosurgeon who campaigned on his experience to improve the health care system in Tues… [+2611 chars]

Putin claims first coronavirus vaccine without providing evidence

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Tuesday that Russia has registered the world's first coronavirus vaccine called Sputnik V with state regulators for use. It comes after the country boasted… [+2283 chars]

Voter registration surged during BLM protests, study finds

Voter registrations fell sharply amid the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, but shot up in June amid nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd, according to a new analysis. Target… [+2706 chars]

Trump wants states to pay a quarter of his new unemployment benefit. States say they can't afford it.

President Donald Trump is calling on states to provide 25 percent of the expanded unemployment benefit called for in his recently signed executive order. But in states facing significant budget shor… [+4969 chars]

Video shows Florida police arrest 8-year-old and try to put him in handcuffs

The 2018 arrest of an 8-year-old boy in Florida was receiving scrutiny Monday after video of officers trying to handcuff the child was posted online. Body camera footage of the arrest was shared lat… [+3919 chars]