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Backbone Fire in Arizona nearly triples in size to 17,126 acres

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 00:07
The Backbone Fire in Arizona nearly tripled in size overnight to more than 17,000 acres, officials reported on Saturday.

Nearly 60 House Democrats oppose denial of communion to abortion supporters

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 23:06
A group of nearly 60 House Democrats signed a "Statement of Principles" opposing a plan by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to deny communion to lawmakers who support abortion rights.

6 critically injured when man hits cyclists with truck; suspect shot by police

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 20:01
Six people were critically injured after a man hit multiple riders with a truck during a bike race in Arizona.

Federal judge rules CDC can't impose restrictions on cruises

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 19:06
A federal judge ruled Friday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can't enforce COVID-19 restrictions on cruise ships, granting a win to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in a challenge against the rules.

Total of 10 people injured in three separate shootings in Minnesota, Colorado

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 17:47
Police said five people were injured in a shooting in Minnesota and five more people were injured in a pair of separate shootings in Colorado on Friday night.

Bidens announce 'cherished' German Shepard Champ has died

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 16:45
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden announced Saturday that their "constant, cherished companion," the German Shepard dog Champ, has died. 

Claudette, 1st tropical storm of season, brings flooding to Gulf Coast

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 15:42
The first named tropical system of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season to directly impact the United States has formed. Tropical Storm Claudette formed early Saturday morning.

College baseball pitcher died after Tommy John surgery: Teammate

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 13:58
A college baseball pitcher who died last week succumbed due to complications from Tommy John ligament replacement surgery, according to a teammate's fundraising appeal.

'Aggressive' man arrested after Calif. Gov. Newsom assaulted in Oakland

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 00:37
A 54-year-old man was arrested after allegedly assaulting California Gov. Gavin Newsom as he made an appearance at an Oakland pizza restaurant and barbershop, authorities said Friday. 

Record heat again pounds western U.S.; power grids feel strain

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 22:51
Dangerously hot temperatures continued across much of the western United States Friday as another heat record was shattered in Phoenix and power grids were strained in California. 

Dow Jones sinks more than 500 points, capping worst week since October

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 21:20
The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted more than 500 points in a broad-based sell-off Friday, wrapping up its worst week in nearly eight months as investors fretted over interest rates. 

Joe Biden touts 300M COVID-19 vaccinations during first 150 days in office

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 20:34
President Joe Biden touted a new COVID-19 milestone Friday with 300 million vaccinations administered within the first 150 days of his presidency, but also warned more effort is needed to defeat the pandemic. 

Catholic bishops vote to approve new guidance on communion

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 19:45
Catholic bishops on Friday voted to develop new guidelines on communion in a possible step toward denying the sacrament to elected officials such as President Joe Biden who support abortion rights.

Canada-U.S. border closure extended for another month

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 18:19
Canada will keep its border with the United States closed to non-essential travel for at least one more month, the federal government announced Friday in Ottawa.

Toymakers, others worry about delays for holiday season

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 18:04
Toymakers are entering another nervous holiday season amid the coronavirus pandemic and shipping incidents such as the blockage of the Suez Canal in March.

Ford Maverick reaches 36,000 reservations in first week

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 15:57
The new compact Ford Maverick created a buying spur with 36,000 customer reservations during its first week, Ford Motor Co.'s CEO Jim Farley said Thursday.

Niece of Asian woman stabbed multiple times says 'nobody' helped after incident

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 13:44
A 94-year-old Asian woman said her condition is improving after she was stabbed multiple times in San Francisco Wednesday.

Three tubers die after going over dam; search continues for two missing

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 13:12
Three are dead and the search continues for two others who are missing after a tubing accident in North Carolina on Thursday.

Growing Gulf Coast system expected to become tropical storm Friday

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 12:01
A tropical storm warning spanning from Intracoastal City, La., to the Florida Panhandle's Okaloosa/Walton County line was in effect Friday, as a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to strengthen this weekend.

First Juneteenth federal holiday causes workplace scramble

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 12:00
The just- signed Juneteenth National Independence Day Act is being observed Friday for the first time as a federal holiday, forcing the federal and state governments to scramble with scheduling.