A busy hurricane season and the coronavirus pandemic ‘is a cataclysmic scenario’

Monday, June 1, 2020

Thanks to COVID-19, the hurricane season that officially starts Monday will be unlike any other. “The combination of an ongoing pandemic and what NOAA has forecast to be a busy hurricane season is a cataclysmic scenario,” according to the dis…

‘An old neighborhood again’: What New Orleans’ French Quarter has been like without tourists

Monday, June 1, 2020

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For Jack Greenwood, New Orleans’ COVID-19 lockdowns brought sadness, but also a revelation: He was making more acquaintances with fellow residents — people he might not have noticed before tourism dried up in the Fr…

George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. What do we tell our children?

Monday, June 1, 2020

Should we tell the children? How?Those are among the many questions parents are asking after the recent deaths of George Floyd, […]

It’s time to stand up’: Peaceful demonstrations, looting and chanting on sixth night of George Floyd protests

Monday, June 1, 2020

Protesters marched in the streets again Sunday across the U.S. to call for reforms after the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis.Most demonstrations, some attracting hundreds o…

Latino homes report serious COVID-19 symptoms nearly twice as often, survey of 1.6 million shows

Monday, June 1, 2020

In Wake Forest, North Carolina, a town of about 40,000 near Raleigh, a sweeping national survey of COVID-19 symptoms has exposed a staggering ethnic divide.Nearly two-thirds of Wake Forest’s Hispanic homes surveyed reported suffering the combinat…

Their stores were burned, ransacked and looted. What’s next for Minneapolis-area small business owners in danger of losing livelihoods?

Monday, June 1, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS — Brandy Moore likened the charred remains of her south Minneapolis clothing store and recording studio to the pangs for equality that minorities here feel. Smoke continued to waft in the air 24 hours after people protesting the …

Tropical system approaching Gulf of Mexico may become tropical depression in next day or two

Monday, June 1, 2020

Former Tropical Storm Amanda is forecast to move into the Gulf of Mexico this week and forecasters will be watching to see whether it develops and what factors will determine where it will head next.

What is antifa and what does the movement want?

Monday, June 1, 2020

Antifa — short for “anti-fascist” — is the name for loosely affiliated, left-leaning anti-racist groups that monitor and track the activities of local neo-Nazis. The movement has no unified structure or national leadersh…

Latino homes report serious COVID-19 symptoms nearly twice as often, survey of 1.6 million shows

Monday, June 1, 2020

In Wake Forest, North Carolina, a town of about 40,000 near Raleigh, a sweeping national survey of COVID-19 symptoms has exposed a staggering ethnic divide. Nearly two-thirds of Wake Forest’s Hispanic homes surveyed reported suffering the co…

George Floyd protests continue nationwide, 4,400 arrests reported; St. John’s Church in DC set on fire: live updates

Monday, June 1, 2020

Relative calm descended on Minneapolis and other U.S. cities Monday after protesters and police across the nation clashed for a sixth straight night in the wake of George Floyd’s death.More than 4,400 arrests have been made at protests nationwide since…