Judge dismisses criminal counts in Missouri duck boat deaths

Dec 3, 2020

A federal judge has dismissed neglect and misconduct charges against three employees of a tourist boat that sank on a Missouri lake in 2018, killing 17 people

Charitable donations on 'Giving Tuesday' up 25%

Dec 3, 2020

Donations on Giving Tuesday, an 8-year-old campaign to get people to give money to charities, rose 25% from last year, organizers said

Court: Rittenhouse bound over for trial in protest shootings

Dec 3, 2020

A court commissioner has ruled that there is sufficient evidence to warrant a trial for an Illinois teenager accused of killing two men during an August protest in Wisconsin

Migrant farm workers allege pesticide exposure in Illinois

Dec 3, 2020

More than two dozen migrant workers from Texas allege in a new federal lawsuit that they were sprayed with toxic pesticides while working in central Illinois cornfields

As some pandemic aid ends, what's next for hurting Americans

Dec 3, 2020

It’s been a tough year and 2021 could get off to a rough start too as multiple pandemic- related programs and protections for millions of Americans come to an end

Fatal shooting of Black teen roils liberal town in Oregon

Dec 3, 2020

The killing of a young Black man last month by a white man who complained that he was playing loud music has roiled Ashland, Oregon

US long-term mortgage rates edge lower; 30-year at 2.71%

Dec 3, 2020

U.S. long-term mortgage rates edged lower this week, reaching record lows for the 14th time this year against the backdrop of the pandemic-ravaged economy

Census Bureau says data irregularities being fixed quickly

Dec 3, 2020

The U.S. Census Bureau says only a tiny percentage of records are affected by data irregularities that are putting in jeopardy a year-end deadline for turning in numbers used for divvying up congressional seats

Teen charged in mall shooting to contest move to adult court

Dec 3, 2020

Attorneys for the 15-year-old boy charged in a shooting at a Wisconsin mall that left eight people wounded plan to contest prosecutors’ attempts to move his case to adult court

Former US Rep. Barney Frank sues for unfinished work on home

Dec 3, 2020

Former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank and his husband, James Ready, are suing a construction contractor who they said abandoned the building of their home in Maine

Soup, soap and socks: Volunteers bring cheer to ill students

Dec 3, 2020

A group of parents has come together to help support University of Michigan students while they are sick or quarantining

US services sector index ticks down to 55.9 reading in November, but it's still expanding

Dec 3, 2020

US services sector index ticks down to 55.9 reading in November, but it's still expanding

US jobless claims remain high at 712,000 as virus escalates

Dec 3, 2020

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to a still-high 712,000, the latest sign that the U.S. economy and job market remain under stress from the intensified viral outbreak

Attorney: St. Paul officer shot Black man to protect others

Dec 3, 2020

An attorney for a St. Paul police officer who shot and wounded a Black man who emerged naked from a dumpster says the officer was trying to protect his fellow officers and himself

Suspect killed, officer wounded in Florida police shooting

Dec 3, 2020

A Florida sheriff says a 20-year-old man who shot a police officer while resisting arrest was mortally wounded when officers returned fire