National News

CDC official affirms coronavirus deaths really are coronavirus deaths

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doubled down against rumors -- spread mostly on social media -- suggesting that coronavirus deaths have been greatly exaggerated. People are misinterpreting standard death certificate language, CDC's top expert on mortality said. President…

CDC broadens eviction protections amid pandemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is moving to temporarily halt evictions for some Americans struggling to pay their rent due to the pandemic by broadening protections already in place, an extraordinary move intended to stave off an impending…

US won't join global coronavirus vaccine effort led by WHO

The United States will not participate in an international effort to develop and distribute a coronavirus vaccine because the initiative is tied to the World Health Organization, the White House said Tuesday.The decision, which comes at a critical point in…

Absent details, police shooting narratives seek to distract

CHICAGO (AP) — A familiar narrative emerged in the days that followed Jacob Blake’s shooting by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, one seen many times after a Black man or woman is killed or grievously wounded by police: That somehow Blake's actions or his past can explain why an officer fired seven bullets into his back.