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US Wholesale Prices Fell 0.2% in June as Food Costs Plunged

US Wholesale Prices Fell 0.2% in June as Food Costs Plunged

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices fell 0.2% in June as food costs dropped sharply, offsetting ...
Peter Mindnich and Mark Oppenheim at KLCS studios

Preview: President at Braille Institute of America – Peter Mindnich

Peter Mindnich, President of the Braille Institute of America, discusses the importance of mobile and accessible ...
firefighters works at a forest fire in a burned national park at the Dutch-German border near Herkenbosch, Netherlands

UN: World Could Hit 1.5-Degree Warming Threshold by 2024

GENEVA (AP) — The world could see annual global temperatures pass a key threshold for the ...
a prototype of their "BFS" prefilled syringe

US Bets on Small, Untested Company to Deliver COVID Vaccine

When precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally ready, jabbing the lifesaving solution into the arms ...
Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield

CDC Head Sticking to School-Opening Guides Trump Criticized

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal health officials won't revise their coronavirus guidelines for reopening schools despite criticism ...
Poster promoting the nonprofit report show of 7/09/2020

Nonprofit Report: The Universal Need for Human Services During COVID

Host Mark Oppenheim interviews guests: Bay Area Community Services Executive Director Jamie Almanza; Community Services of ...
Virus Outbreak Scramble for Tests

Where Do New Viruses Like the Coronavirus Come From?

Factors smaller than a cell and as large as the planet are at play when a ...
empty United Airlines ticket machines are shown at the Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla

Layoffs Stuck at High Level as 1.3 Million Seek Jobless Aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a historically ...
Shania Dod, right, collects a sample at a United Memorial Medical Center

‘A Hot Mess’: Americans Face Testing Delays as Virus Surges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For two weeks, Rachael Jones has stayed home, going without a paycheck ...
sign along a highway to protests the route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Deerfield, Va.

Opponents: Pipeline’s Defeat ‘A Testament to Perseverance’

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richard Averitt and his wife have spent six years and more than ...
Tom Alexander holds a cross as he prays prior to rulings outside the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill

Court OK’s Limiting Free Birth Control on Religious Grounds

WASHINGTON (AP) — More employers who cite religious or moral grounds can decline to offer cost-free ...
President Donald Trump

Trump Says He Will Pressure States to Reopen Schools in Fall

President Donald Trump on Tuesday launched an all-out effort to reopen schools this fall, arguing that ...
medical personnel adjust their personal protective equipment

Protective Gear for Medical Workers Begins to Run Low Again

The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the ...
Saltillo High School seniors make their way to the football field as the sun begins to set for their graduation ceremony

Amid Pandemic, Fewer Students Seek Federal Aid for College

The number of high school seniors applying for U.S. federal college aid plunged in the weeks ...
Indians participate in a health awareness run to mark World AIDS Day in Hyderabad, India

AIDS Report: Kids are Lagging and COVID-19 is Harming Care

New numbers on the global AIDS epidemic show some big successes, such as fewer deaths and ...
Tricia Nora, right, a pediatric nurse practitioner, reads a book to Emilyanne Wade

Amazon Homeless Shelter Boosts Unique Program for Sick Kids

SEATTLE (AP) — After becoming homeless, Connie Wade realized she'd be missing something critical to care ...
Stimulus Money Could Pose Dilemmas in Nursing Homes

Stimulus Money Could Pose Dilemmas in Nursing Homes

NEW YORK (AP) — Nursing home residents are among the Americans getting $1,200 checks as part ...
Olivia Chan's father helps her with a new mask she received during a graduation ceremony for her Pre-K class

Debates Turn Emotional as Schools Decide How and If to Open

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — School districts across America are in the midst of making wrenching decisions ...
Jennifer Gottschalk, environmental health supervisor of the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department

Hollowed Out Public Health System Faces More Cuts Amid Virus

The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront ...
carving depicting Confederate Civil War figures Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis

As Monuments Fall, Confederate Carving Has Size on its Side

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — Some statues of figures from America's slave-owning past have been yanked ...
Marielena Hincapie and Mark Oppenheim at KLCS studios

Preview: National Immigration Law Center – Marielena Hincapie

Marielena Hincapie, Executive Director of the National Immigration Law Center, discusses how the nation's only legal ...
the carcass of a chum salmon

Fish More Vulnerable to Warming Water Than First Thought

BOSTON (AP) — Gyms, casinos, museums, movie theaters and guided tours are some of the businesses ...
Violin Viiv performs as 3-year-old

Gyms, Museums, Casinos to Reopen; But a Week Later in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — Gyms, casinos, museums, movie theaters and guided tours are some of the businesses ...
A dine-in customer looks at a menu next to a dining booth taped off for social distancing

Coronavirus Cases are Rising in 40 of 50 US States

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. climbed to ...
Protesters gather under a sign reading "DEFUND" at an encampment outside City Hall

NYC Passes Austere Budget That Cuts $1B From NYPD

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers approved an austere budget early Wednesday that will ...
demonstrators gather near the White House in Washington

Little Evidence That Protests Spread Coronavirus in US

NEW YORK (AP) — There is little evidence that the protests that erupted after George Floyd's ...
people walk near the Declaration House

Remembering the Slave Who Joined Jefferson in Philadelphia

NEW YORK (AP) — In the early summer of 1776, Thomas Jefferson worked away in the ...
Delaware Division of Historical & Cultural Affairs a whipping post is displayed on the grounds

Delaware to Remove Whipping Post Display From State Grounds

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials are set to remove a whipping post that was historically ...
The pair of sacred statues,

Sale of Sacred Statues Riles Black Lives Matter Campaigners

PARIS (AP) — A pair of sacred statues that a Nigerian museum commission and protesters claimed ...
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif.

Dem Climate Plan Would End Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a plan to address climate change that would ...
medical personnel prepare to test hundreds of people lined up in vehicles

Arizona Shuts Bars, Theaters, Parks Amid Virus Resurgence

Arizona's Republican governor shut down bars, movie theaters, gyms and water parks Monday and leaders in ...
Anita Anderson, left, of Grand Rapids, Mich., and her niece Tawnya Heggins of Houston

Florida Site of GOP Convention Orders Wearing of Masks

The city of Jacksonville, Florida, where mask-averse President Donald Trump plans to accept the Republican nomination ...
Armed homeowners standing in front their house protesters

Couple Draw Guns at Crowd Heading to St. Louis Mayor’s Home

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A white couple stood outside their mansion and pointed guns at protesters ...
"No Entry" sign is posted on the door of the Craft Beer Cellar

States Retreat as Confirmed Virus Cases Hit All-Time High

Texas and Florida reversed course and clamped down on bars again Friday in the nation's biggest ...
Terrence Floyd sits where his brother George Floyd, encountered police and died while in their custody.

Council Advances Plan to Dismantle Minneapolis Police Dept.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council on Friday unanimously approved a proposal to change the ...
Colorado Governor Jared Polis wears a face mask

US Virus Cases Near an All-Time High as Governors Backtrack

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus crisis deepened in Arizona on Thursday, and the governor of ...
A man walks past a retail store

Jobless Claims and Depressed Economy Show Damage From Virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of laid-off workers seeking U.S. unemployment aid barely fell last week, ...
people sit outdoors to watch a movie as part of a program offered by the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium

Virus Cases Surging Among the Young, Endangering the Elderly

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Coronavirus cases are climbing rapidly among young adults in a number ...
President Donald Trump's name is seen on a stimulus check

US Inmates Got Virus Relief Checks, and IRS Wants Them Back

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of dollars in coronavirus relief payments have been sent ...
Orange County Fire Rescue passes out personal protective equipment (PPE)

‘Coming Back and Biting Us’: US Sees Virus Make a Comeback

HOUSTON (AP) — Hospital administrators and health care experts warned desperately Wednesday that parts of the ...