October 28, 2020

The Latest: UN: Over 2 million virus cases in just 1 week

LONDON — The World Health Organization said countries globally reported more than 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases last week — the shortest time ever for […]
October 28, 2020

On leadership: Leaders, are you sabotaging yourselves?

Are you sabotaging yourself as a leader and don’t even know it? According to the author Shirzard Chamine in his New York Times bestselling book, […]
October 28, 2020

Edmunds: Spooktacular car tech

Whether it’s a ghostly image that makes objects seemingly disappear or a spectral presence turning the steering wheel, modern cars are loaded with more tricks […]
October 28, 2020

Australia's second-largest city ends 111-day virus lockdown

MELBOURNE, Australia — Coffee business owner Darren Silverman pulled his van over and wept when he heard on the radio that Melbourne’s pandemic lockdown would […]
October 28, 2020

'We need you': GOP hunts for new voters in Trump territory

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — President Donald Trump’s campaign has a bold theory for how he will win reelection: It can tap a universe of millions […]
October 28, 2020

California utility slow to pull plug before wildfire erupted

LOS ANGELES — Facing extreme wildfire conditions this week that included hurricane-level winds, the main utility in Northern California cut power to nearly 1 million […]
October 28, 2020

Tennessee Senate nominee connects activism to election

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — When the Rev. Tondala Hayward learned about plans to build a landfill next to her church in a predominantly Black, working-class neighborhood […]
October 28, 2020

Zeta takes aim at a hurricane-weary Gulf Coast

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana braced Wednesday for what is expected to be its third hurricane strike this year as Zeta, the 27th named storm of […]
October 27, 2020

Texas council outlaws social worker bias against clients

AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas council on Tuesday rescinded action that would have allowed social workers to turn away clients on the basis of their […]
October 27, 2020

Planning commission grants variances for storage condo site

A variance request to allow significantly smaller lot sizes on a parcel set for development into a storage condo facility received Crow Wing County Planning […]