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Kamala Harris' selection as VP resonates with Black women

Kamala Harris' selection as VP resonates with Black women

DETROIT — China Cochran met Kamala Harris at a campaign event in Detroit last year and was swept away by her ambition, charisma and leadership. She hoped the California senator would advance in politics.
US budget deficit climbs to record $2.81 trillion

US budget deficit climbs to record $2.81 trillion

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The U.S. budget deficit climbed to $2.81 trillion in the first 10 months of the budget year, exceeding any on record, the Treasury Department said Wednesday.
3 dead, 6 in hospital after train derails in Scotland

3 dead, 6 in hospital after train derails in Scotland

LONDON — Three people were killed and six others injured Wednesday when a passenger train derailed in northeast Scotland after heavy rain and flooding hit the area. The train driver was believed to be among the dead, British Transport Police said.
Sumner Redstone, who built media empire including CBS, dies

Sumner Redstone, who built media empire including CBS, dies

Sumner Redstone, who joined his family's drive-in movie chain in the 1950s and used it to build a vast media empire that included CBS and Viacom, has died. He was 97.
Science and politics tied up in global race for a vaccine

Science and politics tied up in global race for a vaccine

WASHINGTON — No, Russia isn't having a Sputnik moment.
1 of 2 girls convicted in Slender Man stabbing loses appeal

1 of 2 girls convicted in Slender Man stabbing loses appeal

MADISON, Wis. — One of two Wisconsin girls who repeatedly stabbed a classmate because she believed a fictional horror character named Slender Man would attack her family if she didn’t kill the girl lost an appeal Wednesday.
Prosecutors charge 3 with threatening women in R. Kelly case

Prosecutors charge 3 with threatening women in R. Kelly case

NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors announced charges Wednesday against three men accused of threatening and intimidating women who have accused R&B singer R. Kelly of abuse, including one man suspected of setting fire to a vehicle in Florida.
US consumer prices rose 0.6% in July, matching June uptick

US consumer prices rose 0.6% in July, matching June uptick

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices jumped 0.6% in July as gasoline prices continued to rise. The Labor Department reported Wednesday that the increase last month in its consumer price index matched a 0.6% rise in June.
UK records deepest recession among top economies

UK records deepest recession among top economies

LONDON — Britain has suffered the deepest recession among the world’s top economies this year, shrinking by a fifth in the second quarter alone when much of the economy was mothballed as part of efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic. The 20.

Picture perfect? Woman receives ID with photo of empty chair

CENTERVILLE, Tenn. — Driver’s license photos aren't always the best, but when a Tennessee woman received her new ID the picture was perfect — for a furniture store.