5 things you missed at the 2020 BET Awards, from Black Lives Matter tributes to Beyoncé reigning

5 things you missed at the 2020 BET Awards, from Black Lives Matter tributes...

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CLOSEAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideBET celebrated its 40th year as a network, and its 20th awards show, with the powerful 2020 BET Awards on Sunday.Hosted by "Insecure" star Amanda Seales, the show was presented virtually for the first time due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But that did not dampen the voices in the first major awards show since George Floyd died…
Coronavirus updates: Texas reports record-high new cases, pauses reopening; calls grow for Disney World to stay closed

Coronavirus updates: Texas reports record-high new cases, pauses reopening; calls grow for Disney World...

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CLOSE More than a million coronavirus relief payments totaling some $1.4 billion went to dead people, a new government watchdog study reports. (June 25) AP DomesticCoronavirus cases are trending upward in about half of U.S. states, and several have reported record-breaking daily new case counts this week, according to Johns Hopkins University.But the true number of…
Supreme Court blocks House Democrats from access to Trump’s financial records for now

Supreme Court blocks House Democrats from access to Trump’s financial records for now

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CLOSE Chief Justice John Roberts has been a conservative vote in important past rulings, but recent decisions have some wondering if he's now a swing vote. USA TODAYWASHINGTON – The Supreme Court temporarily blocked congressional investigators Thursday from gaining access to President Donald Trump's personal financial records.The 7-2 decision was written by Chief Justice John Roberts and…
As coronavirus surges in Republican territory, so does rage over masks

As coronavirus surges in Republican territory, so does rage over masks

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CLOSE Businesses and cities across the country are requiring people to wear masks, which some people say infringe upon their individual rights. USA TODAYAfter waiting hours for his turn to speak to the Montgomery City Council on June 16, pulmonologist Dr. William Saliski spoke slowly and in basic terms about what he had seen on…
Man with shotgun killed by police after threatening officers at Milwaukee VA hospital, officials say

Man with shotgun killed by police after threatening officers at Milwaukee VA hospital, officials...

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MILWAUKEE — A man carrying a shotgun was shot and killed as he tried to enter the Milwaukee VA Medical Center on Monday night.Around 8:40 p.m. the man was stopped by VA police outside the east entrance of the hospital, according to VA officials. Police told the man to drop his weapon, but he refused.After the man…
Charlie Daniels, Country Music Hall of Famer known for ‘Devil Went Down to Georgia,’ dies at 83

Charlie Daniels, Country Music Hall of Famer known for ‘Devil Went Down to Georgia,’...

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CLOSE Charlie Daniels was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016. USA TODAYCharlie Daniels, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame best known for "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," died Monday morning after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83.Daniels' death was confirmed by his publicist, Don Murry Grubbs,…
Do ‘bounties’ on US troops in Afghanistan reflect a line crossed or ‘nothing new’ in long US-Russia history?

Do ‘bounties’ on US troops in Afghanistan reflect a line crossed or ‘nothing new’...

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CLOSE President Trump denies knowing about an intelligence report that said Russia paid a bounty to the Taliban to kill U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan. USA TODAYRevelations that Russia may have paid bounties to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan is the latest and most alarming evidence to date that Vladimir Putin’s government is intent on damaging…
Army IDs Fort Hood soldier who killed himself after being questioned about Vanessa Guillen

Army IDs Fort Hood soldier who killed himself after being questioned about Vanessa Guillen

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Heather Osbourne, Austin American-Statesman Published 12:00 a.m. ET July 3, 2020 | Updated 10:03 a.m. ET July 3, 2020CLOSE U.S. Army officials identified Spc. Aaron David Robinson as the soldier who killed himself after being questioned about missing Spc. Vanessa Guillen. Associated PressKILLEEN, Texas — U.S. Army officials at Fort Hood on Thursday identified the soldier…
5-term Rep. Tipton backed by Trump loses in Colorado primary, upset by businesswoman Lauren Boebert

5-term Rep. Tipton backed by Trump loses in Colorado primary, upset by businesswoman Lauren...

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CLOSE Five-term Colorado U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton was upset in Tuesday’s Republican Party primary by Lauren Boebert, a pistol-packing businesswoman, ardent defender of gun rights and border wall supporter who wants to abolish the U.S. Dept. of Education. (July 1) AP DomesticRep. Scott Tipton, a five-term incumbent from Colorado who was endorsed by President Donald…
#Goyaway: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Julián Castro lead calls to boycott Goya Foods after CEO’s praise for Donald Trump

#Goyaway: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Julián Castro lead calls to boycott Goya Foods after CEO’s praise...

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CLOSE President Donald Trump signs an executive order creating a new advisory commission tasked with improving Hispanic Americans' access to economic and educational opportunities, a push that comes as he hopes to increase his share of the Latino vote. (July 9) AP DomesticThe CEO of Goya Foods, which bills itself as the country's largest Hispanic-owned food company,…