Storm with 100 mph winds rips through Midwest

A rare storm packing 100 mph winds and with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the Midwest on Monday, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, causing widespread property damage and leaving hundreds of thousands without power as it moved through Chicago and into Indiana and Michigan. The storm, known as a derecho, lasted several…

Biden has spoken to his top VP choices — and a decision is imminent

Latest on Biden and Trump campaigns Latest on Biden and Trump campaigns 08:08 The former vice president and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has interviewed top finalists to fill a role he once held and an announcement of his choice is still expected this week, according to multiple people familiar with the search. Joe Biden has…

U.S. surpasses 5 million coronavirus cases

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US Border Patrol agent arrested and charged with trafficking over 350,000 pills believed to be fentanyl

Getty Images A US Border Patrol agent assigned to Tuscon, Arizona, was arrested and charged with drug trafficking after he was found with thousands of pills and substances that tested positive for cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl.Roughly 350,000 pills that tested positive for fentanyl were found in bags that were transferred from the agent’s car.Agents found…

More than 20 million coronavirus cases have been confirmed worldwide

There were more than 20 million confirmed global coronavirus cases reported as of Monday. Over 733,900 people have died from COVID-19 worldwide.The US accounts for 25% of the world’s cases with more than 5 million recorded. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. As of Monday, more than 20 million coronavirus cases have been confirmed globally, according…

Trump says he wouldn’t urge Obama to resign if their roles were reversed during the COVID-19 disaster

President Donald Trump on Monday said he wouldn’t have called for former President Barack Obama’s resignation after over 160,000 people in the US died to the coronavirus.”No, I wouldn’t have done that,” Trump said. “I think it’s been amazing what we’ve been able to do.”In 2014, a few weeks before the first travel-associated case of…

8/10/20: Red and Blue

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Mnuchin says new federal jobless aid will be available from states within 2 weeks

Trump and the White House press secretary have been vague about the timing.August 11, 2020, 1:22 AM5 min read Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday said that states will be able to “execute” new weekly federal unemployment benefits of up to $400 within two weeks, after the Trump administration repeatedly declined to offer a timeline…

Court: LA County owes $8M to man killed like George Floyd

California’s Supreme Court says Los Angeles County must pay a full $8 million damage award to the family of a Black man whose death had similarities to the recent police killing of George Floyd in MinneapolisBy DON THOMPSON Associated PressAugust 11, 2020, 1:15 AM3 min readSACRAMENTO, Calif. — Los Angeles County must pay a full…