Georgia city dismantling Confederate monument…

Workers have begun dismantling a monument to Confederate soldiers in Athens, Georgia, that has stood in the median of a busy street since 1872

Bible Reading Was a Little Too Prophetic

The Bible passage was chosen well in advance, but the timing could not have been more perfect. "After the wind there was an earthquake," read members of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, during an outdoor mass on Sunday morning, reports the Charlotte Observer . Two more mentions of...

Thunderstorms to bring some heat relief in…

Scorching conditions will continue to be felt across much of the region, and some areas could be hit with disruptive storms as well.

Parents of Elijah McClain sue Colorado police…

The parents of a 23-year-old Black man who died after officers in suburban Denver stopped him on the street last year and put him in a chokehold have sued police and medical officials

America's Worst Rate of Spread Isn't in Texas or…

Officials are repeating the now-familiar advice to wear masks and maintain distance in Hawaii, which now has the highest rate of spread of COVID-19 in the country. Hawaii's reproduction rate stands at 1.6, meaning every infected person spreads the virus to 1.6 others on average, per Hawaii News...

Death toll rises to 2 in Baltimore gas explosion

Authorities in Baltimore say that a second body has been recovered from a trio of row homes that were destroyed by a natural gas explosion. (Aug. 11)

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Some coffee with your coffee? Dunkin' launching…

Dunkin’ is getting into the cereal game

Trump: Biden Making a Mistake on VP

Joe Biden's announcement of a running mate is expected to come any day now , but President Trump thinks his rival already has made a mistake. "I would be inclined to go a different route than what he's done," Trump told sports radio host Clay Travis on Tuesday, per USA Today...

Destructive winds cause damage

A fierce line of thunderstorms produced tree damage in Perry, Iowa, on Aug. 10, leaving many without power.

Powerful storm leaves 1 dead, heavy crop damage…

Hundreds of thousands across the Midwest remained without power after a powerful storm packing 100 mph winds battered the region

Tim Cook Enters the 'Three-Comma Club'

Don't think of Tim Cook as obscenely rich? Well, he is Apple's CEO, and he's now in the billionaire's club. That's according to a Bloomberg News analysis of his compensation and years of Apple stock awards that pay out gradually. His 847,969 shares (about 0.02% of the company...

ShowBiz Minute: Jolie, Banderas, Pratt

Jolie seeks removal of private judge in Pitt divorce case; Antonio Banderas thanks well-wishers after he tests positive for coronavirus; Chris Pratt, Katherine Schwarzenegger greet baby daughter. (11 Aug)

March on Washington reconfigured to comply with…

A national commemoration of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington is being reconfigured to comply with coronavirus protocols in the District of Columbia

Seattle Police Chief Quits After Council Slashes…

Seattle City Council voted to cut about $4 million from the police budget shortly before Police Chief Carmen Best announced her retirement on Monday. Best, the first Black woman in the city's top policing role, would've seen her annual pay drop from $294,000 to $275,000 under the new...

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Volcanic ash coats village

The village of Karo, Indonesia, was coated in ash on Aug. 10, after a volcanic eruption at Mount Sinabung.

Georgia city confronts future of site where…

Amid a renewed push to remove Confederate monuments, a rural Georgia city is confronting the fate of a rare, 18th-century pavilion where slaves were once sold

One State Cracks Down on Shoppers Angry About…

Assault or physically threaten a retail worker over something related to the coronavirus pandemic? In Illinois, that'll be a felony. The state last week signed a new measure into law, and now any assault or battery against a retail worker over public health guidance—including mask mandates or social distancing...

On This Day: 11 August 1999

Legendary theatrical rockers KISS were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (Aug. 11)

Summer jobs for young people are vanishing with…

The iconic summer job for high school and college students has been on the wane for nearly 20 years

'Derecho' Rages Through Midwest

A derecho, a line of storms with winds gusting as high as 112mph, traveled more than 200 miles across the Midwest on Monday, leaving millions without power and causing serious damage to vehicles, homes, and other buildings. NBC News rounds up videos of the intense weather as well as a...

Wildfire rages through Kenya's largest national…

Volunteers raced to battle a wildfire raging in Tsavo National Park in Tsavo, Kenya, on Aug. 9, as the fire scorched through the park. The fire is said to now be contained.

Death toll rises to 2 people from Baltimore gas…

Authorities in Baltimore say that a second body has been recovered from a trio of row homes that were destroyed by a natural gas explosion

Worried Dad Urges Tourists to Avoid Tahoe Area

Maeson Howard, a formerly healthy 10-year-old California boy, has been critically ill for weeks with a rare syndrome that doctors believe is linked to COVID-19. Family members aren't sure how he became ill—but they are pleading for visitors to stay away from South Lake Tahoe. The boy's father, Corley...

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Powerful storm leaves devastation across Midwest

A rare storm packing 100 mph winds and with power similar to an inland hurricane swept through the Midwest on Monday, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, and causing property damage and power outages from Nebraska to Indiana and Michigan. (Aug. 11)

US producer prices up 0.6% in July, biggest jump…

U.S. wholesale prices shot up an unexpected 0.6% in July, biggest gain since October 2018 on a big increse in energy prices

Uber CEO Calls for 'Third Way' for Gig Workers

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is calling for a rethinking of the "outdated and unfair" labor laws so that gig economy workers like Uber drivers can enjoy benefits as well as flexibility. In a New York Times op-ed, Khosrowshahi calls for the creation of a "third way" to stop workers being...