Protesters clash with DC police for second night over fatal moped crash

October 29, 2020 at 06:45

Protests erupted in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday — for the second straight night — over the death of a Black moped driver who police said collided with another vehicle shortly after officers activated their emergency lights. Reports indicated that some pr...

California fraud suspects used unemployment cards to make purchases, access cash: authorities

October 29, 2020 at 06:31

A crackdown on an alleged fraud operation in California involving unemployment benefits has resulted in the arrests of 27 suspects, authorities said Wednesday. Under the investigation in Torrance – about 21 miles south of downtown Los Angeles – authorities...

Houston police sergeant's funeral set for Thursday after fatal shooting

October 29, 2020 at 06:02

The city of Houston, Texas, is scheduled to bid a final farewell Thursday to a police sergeant who was killed in a shooting last week, according to reports. Harold Preston, 65, was shot multiple times at a southwest Houston apartment complex Oct. 20 after r...

Chicago cop killer gets life sentence in death of Cmdr. Paul Bauer

October 29, 2020 at 05:47

A man convicted of murdering a Chicago police commander in 2018 was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday. Shomari Legghette, 47, recieved a mandatory life term for the fatal February 2018 shooting of Cmdr. Paul Bauer, 53, because he was convicted of killin...

Philadelphia police bomb squad, ATF on scene after explosives found in van: reports

October 29, 2020 at 05:23

Multiple explosive devices were found inside a van near Center City Philadelphia on Wednesday night, prompting a response by the city police bomb squad and federal investigators, according to a report. The discovery came as unrest continued in the city in r...

This Day in History: Oct. 29

October 29, 2020 at 04:00

On this day, Oct. 29 ...1929: "Black Tuesday" descends upon the New York Stock Exchange. Prices collapse amid panic selling and thousands of investors are wiped out as America’s “Great Depression” begins. Also on this day:1901: President William McKinley’s...

Live Updates: Hurricane Zeta battering Gulf Coast ; At least 1 dead

October 29, 2020 at 02:44

Hurricane Zeta continues to batter the Gulf Coast and produce life-threatening storm surge, as well as, strong winds over southeastern Louisiana and Mississippi. At least one person has died, a 55-year-old man who was electrocuted by a downed power line, ac...

Live Updates: Philadelphia imposes curfew after 2 consecutive nights of violence

October 29, 2020 at 02:44

Philadelphia imposed a citywide curfew Wednesday after two nights of unrest that saw violent clashes between demonstrators and police. Businesses were also ransacked and vandalized amid unrest over the fatal shooting of a Black man. The curfew will run from...

Breonna Taylor's mother wants new prosecutor to investigate cops who shot her daughter

October 29, 2020 at 02:26

Breonna Taylor's mother is accusing the Kentucky attorney general of abusing the grand jury system and wants a new prosecutor who is "committed to properly investigating the case." After the officers knocked down her door, her boyfriend fired a shot at them...

Judge opens path for removal of Richmond’s Robert E. Lee statue

October 29, 2020 at 01:57

Ralph Northam’s order to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee can be enforced – but also barred any action pending an appeal from the statue's supporters. The towering 13-ton statue is the last remaining on the former Confederate capital’s Monu...

This single issue could decide how Western Pennsylvania votes

October 29, 2020 at 01:49

Pittsburgh (CNN) In Western Pennsylvania, it's not hard to see why the fracking industry is central to the local economy. That's why this issue has risen to the top of Pennsylvania voters minds in the US presidential election. Pennsylvania is considered a b...

Waukegan police shooting video released, victims' attorneys question officer's credibility

October 29, 2020 at 01:46

When the officer did turn it on, someone off-camera is heard yelling: "We didn't do anything wrong." We don’t have the truth,” Romanucci told reporters during a press conference outside of an Illinois State Police barracks in Des Plaines. On Wednesday, Roma...

Jeffrey Epstein accuser starts foundation for victims of sexual abuse

October 29, 2020 at 01:03

Jeffrey Epstein accuser Jennifer Araoz, who says the now-dead money man raped her at age 15, is starting a foundation to help survivors of sexual abuse and sex trafficking, she revealed in an exclusive interview with The Post. The 33-year-old Queens woman i...

Florida man charged with changing Governor DeSantis' voting address

October 29, 2020 at 00:47

Ron DeSantis was initially unable to cast a ballot this week after his address was illegally changed online, authorities said. The episode put the state's online registration system into question and prompted the arrest of a 20-year-old man who now faces fe...

One teen dead, another injured after broad daylight shooting in NYC

October 29, 2020 at 00:38

A teen was shot dead and another injured when a gunman opened fire on a Brooklyn street in broad daylight Wednesday, police said. A 17-year-old was shot once in the chest and once in the face around 2:30 p.m. in Flatbush, cops said. He was rushed to Kings C...

Breonna Taylor's mother asks for independent prosecutor to present case to a new grand jury

October 28, 2020 at 23:39

(CNN) Breonna Taylor's mother is asking the Kentucky Prosecutors Advisory Council to appoint an independent prosecutor to present the case of her daughter's death before a new grand jury, saying the state attorney general's handling of the case "undermines...

US fighter jet intercepts aircraft near Trump rally, deploying signal flares

October 28, 2020 at 22:24

(CNN) An aircraft entered restricted air space over President Donald Trump's rally in Bullhead City, Arizona on Wednesday, leading to a fighter jet being scrambled to intercept it. "On October 28 at approximately 1400 MDT, North American Aerospace Defense C...

Supreme Court won't expedite latest GOP challenge to Pennsylvania mail-in ballot rules

October 28, 2020 at 21:56

(CNN) The US Supreme Court is leaving in place for now a Pennsylvania state Supreme Court decision that allowed the counting of ballots received up to three days after the election, even if there is no legible postmark. The justices on Wednesday denied a re...

A Long Island country club was fined $17,000 for hosting a wedding where 30 guests contracted Covid-19

October 28, 2020 at 21:45

(CNN) Officials in one New York county have fined a Long Island country club $17,000 for hosting a wedding in which a third of guests later tested positive for Covid-19 . At least 90 people attended the October 17 wedding, Bellone said Wednesday in a news c...

Newark locks down again amid coronavirus surge with 8 p.m. curfew

October 28, 2020 at 21:14

Newark implemented a new 8 p.m. curfew this week, forcing all non-essential businesses to shut down early amid surging coronavirus cases in the city. The only stores exempt from the nightly curfew are supermarkets, pharmacies and gas stations. Restaurants a...