California light rail accident hurts dozens

California light rail accident hurts dozens

Authorities say more than two dozen people have been injured in a light rail train accident in Northern California. Sacramento Fire Capt. Keith Wade tells news outlets that 27 people were injured, including 13 people who were taken to hospitals.
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Virus brings fear, empathy to Black funeral home

Virus brings fear, empathy to Black funeral home

When the coronavirus hit California, the owner of Boyd Funeral Home in South Los Angeles initially declined to receive patients who died from the virus. But it became clear that Black communities were hit hard. So Boyd decided to make it work.
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Today in History for August 14th

Today in History for August 14th

Highlights of this day in history: Truman announces Japan's surrender in World War II; Blackout hits Northeast U.S., Canada; FDR signs Social Security; British troops arrive in N. Ireland; A strike in Cold War Poland; Steve Martin born.
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Chris Evans hopes to make a 'broader impact' with website

Chris Evans hopes to make a 'broader impact' with website

Known for his withering tweets about President Donald Trump, "Captain America" star Chris Evans says he's hoping to make a "broader impact" with a new civic engagement website and app.
Houston Mayor leads effort to stop virus spread

Houston Mayor leads effort to stop virus spread

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Thursday showed his support for cleaning and sanitation workers working to maintain public health amid the coronavirus pandemic. Turner was out watching the cleanup of a homeless camp situated in southeast Houston.
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Trump to host Netanyahu, UAE prince within weeks

Trump to host Netanyahu, UAE prince within weeks

Donald Trump says he plans to host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the White House after the two countries announced they are establishing full diplomatic relations.
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Trump attacks Biden on call for mask mandate

Trump attacks Biden on call for mask mandate

President Donald Trump is going after his political rival over a call for a nationwide mask mandate.
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Kamala Harris helps 're-imagine' Black women roles

Kamala Harris helps 're-imagine' Black women roles

Soyica Colbert, a Georgetown University vice dean, says Harris' nomination challenges negative notions that Black women can't lead.
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AP Top Stories August 13

AP Top Stories August 13

Here's the latest for Thursday August 13th: UAE and Israel reach peace deal; Protesters take to the streets of Yemen; Man saved from being hit by train in California;Cuba Gooding Jr. in court on sexual misconduct.
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Trump pet peeve could wash away showerhead rules

Trump pet peeve could wash away showerhead rules

The Trump Administration wants to change the definition of a showerhead to let more water flow, addressing a pet peeve of the president who complains he isn't getting wet enough.
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Calif. officer rescues man from oncoming train

Calif. officer rescues man from oncoming train

A police officer in California pulled a man from a wheelchair that was stuck on railroad tracks seconds before the train came past, in a dramatic rescue caught on the officer's body camera.
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Gooding flaunts BLM mask as attorney speaks

Gooding flaunts BLM mask as attorney speaks

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. showed off a Black Lives Matter face mask after appearing before a judge Thursday in Manhattan.
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NYC mayor defends school reopening timetable

NYC mayor defends school reopening timetable

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio held firm Thursday to plans to reopen the nation’s largest public school system within a month, despite public concerns from teachers and administrators that it's too soon to ensure the safe return of students.
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Biden calls for nationwide mask mandate

Biden calls for nationwide mask mandate

Joe Biden is calling for a nationwide mask mandate, citing predictions that it could save 40,000 lives over the next three months. “Every governor should mandate mandatory mask wearing," Biden said alongside running mate Sen. Kamala Harris.
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Chris Evans wants website to shield democracy

Chris Evans wants website to shield democracy

"Captain America" star Chris Evans is putting his personal politics aside to launch a civic engagement website and app called A Starting Point.
Breonna Taylor's mother: I'm trying to be patient

Breonna Taylor's mother: I'm trying to be patient

Months after police fatally shot Breonna Taylor, her mother said she's trying to be patient while waiting to hear if officers will be charged. Tamika Palmer met Wednesday with Kentucky's attorney general, who's in charge of the investigation.
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Crews try to gain ground on California wildfire

Crews try to gain ground on California wildfire

Firefighters hope to rein in a massive wildfire Thursday, about 60 miles north of Los Angeles, before temperatures spike later in the day. The blaze quickly spread into some areas that had not burned since 1968, fire officials said.
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Virus aid stalemate holds, no new relief in sight

Virus aid stalemate holds, no new relief in sight

With Washington talks on emergency coronavirus aid having stalled, both sides are playing the blame game Thursday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted Republicans for not giving "a damn."
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Seth Rogen on being Jewish: ‘It’s complicated’

Seth Rogen on being Jewish: ‘It’s complicated’

Seth Rogen talks taking some heat after a recent podcast with Marc Maron where both comedians discussed what it means to be Jewish.
Observatory captures peak of Perseid meteor shower

Observatory captures peak of Perseid meteor shower

The Canary Island Long-Baseline Observatory on Tenerife captured the peak of the Perseid meteor shower. The European Space Agency's Meteor Research Group, which operates the night vision video camera, recorded the streaks of light.
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Chicago corner store ransacked twice since May

Chicago corner store ransacked twice since May

Security cameras captured the pillaging of a West Side convenience store hours after Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot warned vandals that the city will hold them accountable for ransacking downtown retailers.
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Families struggle as DC tussles on unemployment

Families struggle as DC tussles on unemployment

Americans counting on emergency coronavirus aid from Washington may have to wait until fall. Washington's gridlock on aid and the devastated jobs market has left unemployed workers like Nelia Gonzalez with few places to turn.
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Taboo subjects fair game in new comedy

Taboo subjects fair game in new comedy

"Jokes about both death and bigamy?" The stars of new TV comedy "The Other One" make grief, betrayal and forgiveness a laughing matter.
Foxx: World will change for the better as young voices emerge

Foxx: World will change for the better as young voices emerge

Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx says he's optimistic about finding a way through the coronavirus pandemic - with the help of today's youth.
On This Day: 13 August 1899

On This Day: 13 August 1899

Legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock was born in London.