About a month after her divorce last year, Scott signed a pledge to donate the majority of her fortune in her lifetime. Now, the Seattle author, philanthropist and mother of four is providing a glimpse at how she will give her money away. Continue Reading After Divorce From Amazon Founder, MacKenzie Scott Donates $1.7B, Including For Native Education
Herman Cain had been hospitalized for nearly a month after testing positive for the coronavirus. Cain attended a Trump campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla., in late June. Continue Reading Herman Cain, Former GOP Presidential Candidate, Dies From COVID-19
The coronavirus triggered the sharpest economic contraction in modern history in the second quarter as the pandemic hammered the economy, the Commerce Department said Thursday. Continue Reading U.S. Economy Drops 32.9% In Worst GDP Report Ever
The U.S. Supreme Court has put a halt to the Reclaim Idaho K-12 initiative drive. Thursday’s ruling represents a legal victory for Gov. Brad Little and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney, who requested a stay of a lower court ruling allowing Reclaim Idaho to gather online signatures for its “Invest in Idaho” initiative. Continue Reading U.S. Supreme Court Halts Online Signature Drive To Get Education Funding Measure On Idaho Ballot
The longtime congressman and civil rights legend is being memorialized at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton spoke. Continue Reading John Lewis, Towering Civil Rights Icon, Memorialized At Atlanta Funeral
The Pentagon is promising what President Trump declared in June would happen: Troops are to be moved out of Germany, which the president accuses of stiffing NATO. Continue Reading Defense Secretary Esper Says U.S. Plans To Cut Troops In Germany By A Third
Critics charge the new postmaster general intends to make the Postal Service more of a business than a service, which opponents say could cause disruptions for customers. Continue Reading Pending Postal Service Changes Could Delay Mail And Deliveries, Advocates Warn
Federal officers will begin leaving the city on Thursday under a deal reached between Oregon officials and the Trump administration. State police will help protect Portland’s federal courthouse. Continue Reading Oregon Governor Announces ‘Phased’ Removal Of Federal Officers From Portland
With the coronavirus spreading out of control in many parts of the U.S., some experts say the strategy of testing and tracing can’t contain the pandemic until lockdowns bring case numbers down. Continue Reading Pandemic Is Overwhelming U.S. Public Health Capacity In Many States. What Now?
The mayors of Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Albuquerque, Washington, D.C., and Kansas City, Mo., signed on to the letter that criticized the administration for sending “unidentified federal agents to operate with impunity” in cities where demonstrations against police brutality and racism continue. Continue Reading Mayors Of Seattle, Portland, Other Cities Demand Congress Block Trump From Sending Federal Agents
After days of delays, congressional Republicans unveiled their $1 trillion proposal for a fifth wave of pandemic relief. Democrats are not on board — signaling tough negotiations ahead. Continue Reading After Delays, Republicans Rolled Out A New Pandemic Relief Bill. Democrats Balked
A COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by the U.S. company Moderna and the National Institutes of Health starts its final phase of testing. It’s one of a handful of candidates to reach this stage. Continue Reading COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Heads To Widespread Testing In U.S.