Author: Associated Press

'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, died Friday of cancer, his representative said. He was 43. Boseman…

1st death reported from Hurricane Laura

The Latest on Hurricane Laura: Gov. John Bel Edwards said he’s received report of the first fatality from Hurricane Laura in Louisiana, a 14-year-old girl who died when a tree fell on her home. The governors of Louisiana and Texas…

US officials install cable barrier along Canadian border

LYNDEN, Wash. (AP) - A cable barrier has been installed along a section of the border between Washington state and Canada. The U.S. Border Patrol says it was erected to curb "dangerous criminal enterprises." They say it will prevent vehicles…

Idaho teen drowns in Portneuf River

LAVA HOT SPRINGS, Idaho (AP) - Authorities in eastern Idaho say a teen drowned in the Portneuf River near Lava Hot Springs on Sunday afternoon. The Idaho State Journal reports Bannock County Coroner Ely Taysom says the 17-year-old Rupert boy…

Idaho governor calls special session due to pandemic

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Gov. Brad Little is calling the part-time Legislature back into a special session due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Republican governor in a news release Wednesday said the special session will start Monday. He said…

Idaho reports 1st case of inflammatory pediatric syndrome

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho hospital is reporting the state's first case of a pediatric inflammatory illness associated with the coronavirus. St. Luke's Regional Health System spokeswoman Anita Kissée said Tuesday that a 7-year-old child with no known previous…

Pelosi to call House back into session to vote on USPS bill

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday she is calling the House back into session this week to vote on a bill prohibiting the U.S. Postal Service from implementing any changes to operations or level of service. The action comes amid growing concerns that the Trump White House is trying to undermine the agency during the coronavirus pandemic while states expand mail-in voting options.

Media mogul Sumner Redstone dies at 97

Sumner Redstone, who built a media empire from his family’s drive-in movie chain, has died. He was 97. Redstone built the company through aggressive acquisitions, but many headlines with his name focused on severed ties with wives, actors and executives.…

Seattle City Council OKs cuts to police positions, budget

The Seattle City Council approved proposals Monday that would reduce the police department by as many as 100 officers through layoffs and attrition — an action supported by demonstrators who have marched in the city following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis but strongly opposed by the mayor and police chief.