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Outdoor dining may save restaurants during COVID-19

CLOSER-0 may be the most important scientific term you’ve never heard of when it comes to stopping the coronavirus pandemic. USA TODAYCONNECTEMAILMOREOutdoor dining was meant to help save ailing restaurants around the country from financial disaster during the coronavirus crisis. But it's customers who could be sitting in harm's way.As an alternative to indoor dining, many cities…

AG James Shuts Down Donations on Behalf of Sham Charities

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced a multi-agency agreement permanently banning a fundraising network from charitable fundraising. The defendants include Outreach Calling Inc., Outsource 3000 Inc., and Production Consulting Corp.,...

Cuomo Announces Insurance Fraud Action Against Johnson & Johnson

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES INSURANCE FRAUD ACTION AGAINST JOHNSON & JOHNSON FOR LEADING ROLE IN THE OPIOID CRISIS Part of DFS Action to Recover $2 Billion in Insurance Premium Overcharges for Defrauded New Yorkers DFS Claim Alleges Johnson...

Local churchgoers, pastors finding new ways to worship amid pandemic

HIGH POINT, N.C. — For a lot of local churchgoers, the physical connection they have with church is important, but the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the connection from physical to virtual for many congregations.It’s not all bad, though. Virtual church is becoming a positive for local pastors who say it’s allowing them to reach people they…

Georgia 4th grader becomes youngest person to pilot a hot

On July 10, when the Cleveland, Georgia boy was still 8, he soared 400 feet into the air over the Sautee Valley, near Helen.CLEVELAND, Ga. — A north Georgia 4th grader is soaring to new heights, becoming the youngest person to solo pilot a hot air balloon."I'm in fourth grade and I'm 9 years old,"…

Powerful Ohio lawmaker arrested for role in ‘largest bribery scheme’

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four cohorts were arrested on Tuesday in what prosecutors called the “largest bribery scheme" in state history.FBI agents raided Householder’s farm in Glenford, about 45 miles east of Columbus, according to Perry County Sheriff’s deputies who assisted in the operation on Tuesday morning.The 61-year-old Householder, regarded as one of…

Huawei, long resilient, suffers under tougher US pressure

A woman wearing a mask to protect from the coronavirus walks with an umbrella as it rains outside a Huawei store in Beijing on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. For nearly a decade, Huawei kept worldwide sales growing as Washington told U.S. phone companies not to buy its network equipment and lobbied allies to reject China’s…

In Wuhan, crowds return as coronavirus fears fade

In Wuhan, crowds return as coronavirus fears fade - The Washington Post The stringent 76-day lockdown in Wuhan, China, which began in January, prefigured what much of the world would soon experience. The only gatherings in this new reality were lines outside overcrowded hospitals, with the city of 11 million seeing the majority of China’s…

Court Rules Undocumented Immigrants Must be Included in Census

James Beats Trump on Census Again: Court Rules Undocumented Immigrants Must be Included in Congressional Apportionment NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today scored another major victory in the fight to protect the 2020...

Kamala Harris is a living, breathing rebuke to the Trump

CLOSEKamala Harris will make history as the first Black woman and first Asian American person to be on a major party's presidential ticket. USA TODAYCONNECTEMAILMOREFormer Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, announced Tuesday that Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., would be his running mate.Jill: Once again history is about to be made. Maybe…