August 30, 2020

Minneapolis looks to its own backyard to lure visitors to local businesses, restaurants

Pounded by the pandemic and recent riots, the city of Minneapolis has launched a first-ever ad campaign designed to encourage its own citizens to support […]
August 30, 2020

Detroit native buying homes in childhood neighborhood — and bringing them back to life

DETROIT – Several abandoned homes. A large street flood. Trash covering the ground. Overgrown grass and weeds. An almost completely deserted neighborhood. This is what […]
August 30, 2020

Key air monitors offline after Laura hits Louisiana gas hub

Hazardous emissions from a chlorine plant fire, abruptly shuttered oil and gas refineries and still-to-be assessed plant damage are seeping into the air after Hurricane […]
August 30, 2020

Wildfires again threaten business in California wine country

HEALDSBURG, Calif. — With an early harvest already underway, a wildfire a few miles west of John Bucher’s ranch added new urgency to getting his […]
August 30, 2020

Coronavirus worries force election officials to get creative

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The coronavirus has upended everyday life in ways big and small. What happens when those disruptions overlap with voting? Thousands of state […]
August 30, 2020

Insider Q&A: Quidel CEO talks rapid testing for coronavirus

WASHINGTON — Speed and accuracy are key features when screening for coronavirus. Quidel Corp. is one of a handful of U.S. companies authorized to sell […]
August 30, 2020

Postal chief DeJoy has long leveraged connections, dollars

WASHINGTON — During its search for a new postmaster general, the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors was presented with 53 candidates screened by an […]
August 30, 2020

Voting groups scramble to reach college students in pandemic

RALEIGH, N.C. — Chase Gaines wishes he could get more young people in North Carolina to answer their front doors and take his GOP flyer. […]
August 30, 2020

Fad or future? Telehealth expansion eyed beyond pandemic

WASHINGTON — Telehealth is a bit of American ingenuity that seems to have paid off in the coronavirus pandemic. Medicare temporarily waived restrictions predating the […]
August 30, 2020

The Latest: India sees new record jump, eases restrictions

NEW DELHI — India has registered a record new 78,761 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the worst single-day spike in the world, as […]