This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Billy Joe Wardlow. Wardlow is scheduled to be executed Wednesday, July 8, 2020. A five-month delay in executions in Texas due to the coronavirus pandemic is set to come to an end with the scheduled lethal injection of Wardlow, condemned for fatally shooting an 82-year-old man nearly three decades ago.

Texas resumes executions after 5-month delay due to pandemic


US to advise health care workers to reuse PPE
FILE - In this June 27, 2020, file photo, medical personnel prepare to test hundreds of people lined up in vehicles in Phoenix's western neighborhood of Maryvalefor free COVID-19 tests organized by Equality Health Foundation, which focuses on care in underserved communities. The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the initial weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running out again as the virus resumes its rapid spread and the number of hospitalized patients climbs.

'Strike for Black Lives' to highlight racism
In this June 4, 2020, file photo, demonstrators protest near the White House in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Proposed federal legislation that would radically transform the nation's criminal justice system through such changes as eliminating agencies like the Drug Enforcement Administration and the use of federal surveillance technology is set to be unveiled Tuesday, July 7, by the Movement for Black Lives.

Richmond removes Confederate Soldiers and Sailors statue
The Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument is shown in Libby Hill Park Wednesday July 8, 2020, in Richmond, Va. The statue is one of several that will be removed by the city as part of the Black Lives Matter reaction.

Months into crisis, Americans face frustrating test delays
In this April 2, 2020, file photo a nurse holds a vial and a swab at a drive-up coronavirus testing station at a hospital in Seattle. A federal report due out Monday, April 6, finds that three out of four U.S. hospitals surveyed are already treating patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.

Supreme Court sides with Catholic schools in employment suit
A man on a bicycle stops to take a photograph outside the Supreme Court, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Washington.

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The Supreme Court, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Washington.

Supreme Court sides with Trump in birth control opt-out case


'Desperation science' slows the hunt for coronavirus drugs
Harvard, MIT sue to block ICE rule on international students
Facebook civil rights audit: 'Serious setbacks' mar progress
FBI investigating reported assault on Black Indiana man
In this July 5, 2020, file photo, an officer investigates the scene of a shooting in Chicago. Still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and street protests over the police killing of Floyd, exhausted cities around the nation are facing yet another challenge: A surge in recent shootings has left dozens dead, including young children.

Exhausted cities face another challenge: a surge in violence


July 14 bail hearing date set for Epstein's ex-girlfriend
Texas passes 10,000 confirmed new virus cases in single day
US general skeptical that bounties led to troops' deaths
DeVos rejects part-time reopening for schools amid pandemic

Red Sox dogged by claims of racism, sexual abuse

Marine Corps says Marine shot self on California base

Confederate flag emblem removed in South Dakota community

Protective gear for medical workers begins to run low again


$1.2 million bail for driver that hit 2 Seattle protesters


New rules: Foreign pupils must leave US if classes go online


Country band Lady A files suit against singer with same name
Amazon, Target stop selling Redskins merchandise
Facebook removes false accounts linked to Brazil's Bolsonaro

Man charged with attempted arson of St. Cloud Community Outpost


Rebuild Twin Cities: Banadir Pharmacy forging ahead despite unprecedented challenges

West St. Paul municipal pool to remain closed this season due to COVID-19

Former St. Cloud priest sentenced to 3 years in prison for sexual abuse

Minnesota to use $12M in funding to combat hunger amid COVID-19