How Biden chose Harris: Inside his search for a running mate

Forces in the country, and within the Democratic Party, were indeed pushing Biden toward a history-making pick.

  What’s keeping Washington from sending out more stimulus checks, unemployment aid, explained

  US enters deal for 100 million doses of potential COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna

  Police video shows officer trying to handcuff young boy at Florida school

  Woman renews license online, receives ID with picture of empty chair

GRAPHIC: More arrests after brawl during pro-police rally in Colorado

  Powerful storm leaves 2 dead, heavy crop damage in Midwest

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  Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman

Big Ten, Pac-12 pull plug on fall football amid pandemic

Police face new lawsuit, probes after Elijah McClain’s death

‘Yo Semite’ T-shirt is hit after Trump blunder

  Worldwide virus cases top 20 million, doubling in six weeks

  Prosecutor won’t act on low-level Portland protest arrests

Cosby sex assault appeal takes on non-prosecution deal

Bill Cosby believes he had a binding promise from a prosecutor that he could never be charged in the sexual assault case.

  AP sources: Man shot near White House had shouted threats

The White House complex was not breached and no one under Secret Service protection was in danger. Law enforcement officials were still trying to determine a motive and authorities were investigating whether the man had a history of mental illness.

  A week after blast, Beirut pauses to remember the dead

They observed a minute of silence at 6:08 p.m. local time, the moment on Aug. 4 that thousands of tons of ammonium nitrate exploded in the city's port.

  Death toll rises to 2 people from Baltimore gas explosion

A natural gas explosion destroyed three row houses in Baltimore on Monday morning, killing a woman and trapping other people in the debris. At least seven people were seriously injured, and firefighters were searching for more survivors.

  Scientists uneasy as Russia approves 1st coronavirus vaccine

March on Washington reconfigured to comply with virus rules

Duke scientists rate which masks work and which don’t

Appeals court seems wary of ordering dismissal of Flynn case

  How to protect kids from digital eye strain during pandemic

  Kansas WWII veteran surprised with parade on 110th birthday

  Texas food bank experiences extremely high demand

Some Texans lined up at a food bank in Dallas before sunrise on Tuesday to get essentials.

Bindi Irwin and husband are expecting first child

The 22-year-old daughter of the late conservationist and television personality Steve Irwin said she’s in her first trimester.

Nine Central Texas men including 3 soldiers snared in two-day child prostitution sting

Nine Central Texas men, three of them Fort Hood soldiers, were snared in a two-day child sex trafficking sting in Killeen, police said Monday.

  What do the kids say? K-12 students sound off on school

Anxious parents around the country are looking to schools that have already opened for signs of how it might go.

  Democratic convention speakers span spectrum of US politics

The Democratic National Convention, a virtual production since the COVID-19 pandemic led party officials to cancel all in-person plans in Milwaukee, will feature presenters from progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Republican John Kasich, a former Ohio governor who sought the GOP presidentia

Apple CEO is now a billionaire

Bloomberg reports Tim Cook's estimated net worth skyrocketed to $1 billion as Apple shares jumped last week.

  GRAPHIC: Court releases body cam footage from George Floyd arrest

The encounter between Floyd and police begins with a tap on his window. It appears to startle him.

  Constraints gone, GOP ramps up effort to monitor voting

The GOP is recruiting 50,000 monitors, typically party activists and specially appointed volunteers, across 15 battleground states. Meanwhile, the party has filed, or intervened in, lawsuits challenging election rules across the country.

  Coronavirus breaks out again in New Zealand after 102 days

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tuesday that authorities have found four cases of the coronavirus in one Auckland household from an unknown source, the first reported cases of local transmission in the country in 102 days.

  90% increase in COVID-19 cases seen in US children over last month, report says

Severe symptoms still appear rare among those kids infected, making up less than 2% of hospitalizations. However, at least 90 children have died from the disease.

  Dems say Trump’s payroll tax break weakens Social Security

With more than 60 million beneficiaries, Social Security is funded by a 12.4% payroll tax evenly divided between employees and employers. Deferral could mean that up to $100 billion in payments would be delayed.

  Boy with autism kicked out of NJ church for making noise during sister’s baptism

The boy's family says the priest refused to apologize and instead attempted to justify his actions. However, he later said he regrets the mistake in a statement released by the archdiocese.

  LA sheriff concerned after deputies detain Black teens at gunpoint

The sheriff says the incident is being investigated. The teens were not arrested and were released at the scene.

  Trump abruptly escorted from briefing after shooting near White House

The White House was placed on lockdown following the incident.

  States strain to carry out Trump order on unemployment aid

Governors and state labor department officials around the country are scrambling to figure out if it is feasible to implement President Donald Trump’s executive order to partially extend enhanced unemployment insurance for millions of Americans struggling to find work in the pandemic-scarred economy

  Hundreds ransack downtown Chicago businesses after shooting

Hundreds of looters descended on downtown Chicago early Monday following a police shooting on the city’s South Side, with vandals smashing the windows of dozens of businesses and making off with merchandise, cash machines and anything else they could carry, police said.

  Confirmed coronavirus cases in the world reach 20 million

Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases burned out, dozens of state and local public health officials around the country have resigned or have been fired amid the coronavirus outbreak, a testament to how politically combustible masks, lockdowns and infection data have become.

  1 dead, 6 rescued after gas explosion levels Baltimore homes

A natural gas explosion destroyed three row houses in Baltimore on Monday, killing a woman and trapping other people in the wreckage. At least four people were hospitalized with serious injuries as firefighters searched for more survivors.

Liberty University names acting leader with Falwell on leave

The board of private evangelical Liberty University in Virginia has chosen an interim leader, days after Jerry Falwell Jr. began a leave of absence.

  In virus talks, Pelosi holds firm; Mnuchin wants a deal

With Republicans again balking at big government bailouts, Democratic leaders are holding firm. They are using their leverage to force President Donald Trump into a politically risky standoff over help for millions of Americans.

Powerful derecho leaves path of devastation across Midwest

A rare wind storm with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the Midwest, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, causing widespread property damage and leaving tens of thousands of homes without power.

Dr Pepper trying to address soda shortage at grocery stores

Many Dr Pepper fans have struggled to find the popular soda at grocery stores across the country, and the company says it is working on a solution.

  Stray 1,500-pound spool destroys Nebraska man’s pickup truck

A strange crash in southwest Omaha caused extensive damage to a man’s truck and a lot of head-scratching.

Trump: Convention speech locale is White House or Gettysburg

President Donald Trump said Monday that his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination will be held at either the White House or the Gettysburg battlefield.

GOP senator subpoenas FBI over Russia, defends Biden probe

Johnson's Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is one of multiple Republican-led Senate panels scrutinizing the FBI's investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

James Harris, a wrestler known as Kamala, dies

Wearing face paint, James Harris thrilled fans as the ‘Ugandan Giant’ in the WWE, Mid-South Wrestling, WCW and World Class Championship Wrestling.

  Money offered for info on former ‘Tiger King’ star husband

The family of a Florida man who disappeared in 1997 and who appeared on the hit TV series “Tiger King” has hired a lawyer and is offering $100,000 in exchange for information to help solve the case.

  Antonio Banderas says he’s tested positive for coronavirus

Antonio Banderas says he’s tested positive for COVID-19 and is celebrating his 60th birthday in quarantine.

Fire engulfs cooking show star Rachael Ray’s home

Authorities say a massive fire engulfed celebrity chef Rachael Ray’s New York home.

  Sources: Big Ten votes to cancel football season; conference spokesman says otherwise

The Sunday vote by school presidents was 12-2 to call off fall sports because of the pandemic.

  Hong Kong newspaper raided, tycoon detained under new law

Hong Kong authorities broadened their enforcement of a new national security law on Monday, arresting media tycoon Jimmy Lai, searching the headquarters of his Next Digital group and carting away boxes of what they said was evidence.

  China sanctions 11 US politicians, heads of organizations

Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian on Monday said the 11 had "performed badly" on issues concerning Hong Kong, where China has cracked down on opposition voices following its imposition of a national security law in the semi-autonomous southern Chinese city last month.

McDonald’s sues ousted CEO, alleging employee relationships

McDonald’s says it’s suing Stephen Easterbrook, the CEO it ousted last year over an inappropriate relationship with an employee, alleging Monday that he covered up relationships with three other employees and destroyed evidence.

  Franklin County, Alabama parents charged after child found dead in hot car

Two Franklin County parents face criminal charges after their 3-year-old child was found dead in a hot car Sunday.

  Portland protesters set fires, use mortar; 2 officers hurt

Protesters outside a Portland police union building set fires and used a mortar to launch commercial grade fireworks at police and officials said Monday that two officers were injured and 16 demonstrators were arrested.

103-year-old woman gets her first tattoo after COVID-19 lockdown

A 103-year-old woman got her first tattoo, then got a ride on a motorcycle as she crossed off items on her bucket list after spending months of isolation in a nursing home during a coronavirus lockdown.

  New Zealand marks 100 days of coronavirus elimination

New Zealand on Sunday marked 100 days since it stamped out the spread of the coronavirus, a rare bright spot in a world that continues to be ravaged by the disease.

Players unite in push to save college season, create union

College football players from across the country united Sunday in an attempt to save their season and ensure they will no longer be left out of the sport's biggest decisions.

US investigates electrical fires in 2014 Chrysler minivans

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has three reports of fires and one injury in minivans from the 2014 model year.

Schools mull outdoor classes amid virus, ventilation worries

Concerns about school infrastructure are adding momentum to plans in some districts, even in colder climates, to take classes outdoors for the sake of student and teacher health.

  Why choice of running mate matters more than usual this election year

For all the secrecy and speculation that typically surrounds the search for a vice presidential candidate, the decision rarely sways an election. But ahead of Joe Biden’s imminent announcement, this year could be different.

Police: Rape suspect killed accuser after release from Va. jail due to COVID-19

After a car chase, authorities say they found the suspect with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was taken into custody but died from his injuries just days later.

  Man beaten, robbed of $200,000 life savings outside Calif. bank

The victim suffered severe trauma to the head, a dislocated shoulder and significant bruising on his side and arm, according to his daughter.

  ‘I screamed so loud’: Fla. woman finds python when she reaches into washer

Animal control speculates the snake could be an escaped pet that got into the woman's apartment through the vents.

  Azar meets with Taiwan President Tsai on breakthrough visit

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar arrived in Taiwan on Sunday in the highest-level visit by an American Cabinet official since the break in formal diplomatic relations between Washington and Taipei in 1979.

Morikawa delivers great shot in quiet moment to win PGA

Morikawa has three victories in 29 career starts on the PGA Tour. He is the first player to win the PGA in his debut since Keegan Bradley in 2011.

Puerto Rico halts primary voting in centers lacking ballots

The primaries for voting centers that had not received ballots by early afternoon are expected to be rescheduled, while voting would continue elsewhere, the commission said.

  Trump end run around Congress raises questions on his claims

After negotiations with lawmakers on the next package of pandemic economic assistance hit a wall, Trump used what he said were the inherent powers of the presidency to forge ahead on tax and spending policy that Congress says it is granted by the Constitution.

  Simon Cowell has surgery for broken back after bike accident

Simon Cowell broke his back Saturday while testing his new electric bicycle at his home in California.

NY Times: White House reached out to S.D. gov about adding Trump to Rushmore

Noem spoke about Trump's interest in appearing on the monument in 2018, and the president had talked about it a year earlier.

  Georgia school with large crowds reports positive virus cases, closes for cleaning

The principal of North Paulding High School in a suburb west of Atlanta sent a letter Saturday to parents disclosing the positive tests.

  Man serving life sentence for $30 of marijuana to be freed in La.

Prosecutors in Louisiana agreed earlier this week to release Derek Harris, who has served nine years in prison.

  5.1-magnitude quake hits North Carolina, causes minor damage

Officials say an earthquake - the strongest in more than 100 years - shook much of North Carolina early Sunday, rattling homes, buildings and residents.

  DC shooting leaves 1 dead, some 20 injured

A dispute that erupted into gun fire at an apparent outdoor party in Washington, D.C., early Sunday left one person dead and some 20 others injured, including an off-duty officer “struggling for her life,” according to police.

  World donors demand change before money to rebuild Beirut

The money to rebuild Lebanon’s shattered capital will come only with the same change demanded by mourning protesters in Beirut, said world leaders and international organizations on Sunday after a global aid teleconference.

  Ohio governor’s conflicting COVID-19 tests raise backlash

The Ohio governor’s positive, then negative, tests for COVID-19 have provided fuel for skeptics of government pandemic mandates and critics of his often-aggressive policies.

  US tops 5 million confirmed coronavirus cases, to Europe’s alarm

The confirmed number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. reached 5 million Sunday, by far the highest in the world, according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

  Riot declared as fire burns in Portland police union offices

Since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, protests over racial injustice and police brutality have occurred nightly for more than 70 days.