Trump, Biden Go At It — From A Distance — In Town Halls

Washington D.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden showed striking differences in temperament, views on racial justice and approaches to the pandemic that has reshaped the nation in dueling televised town halls. They squared off, in a way, Thursday night, their scuttled second debate replaced by the separate events. Trump was defensive…

Two Men in Custody in Connection with St. Louis Place Homicide

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) 2 men are in custody in connection with Monday’s homicide in the city’s St. Louis Place neighborhood. St. Louis Police say that 43-year-old Dexter Wiggley and 42-year-old Cortez Eastwood were arrested Thursday and charged with 1st degree murder, armed criminal action, and unlawful possession of a firearm. The incident occurred in…

Hospitalizations at new high, positivity rate up in Missouri

O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The number of people hospitalized for the coronavirus in Missouri has reached another record, and the seven-day average positivity rate was more than triple the benchmark suggested by the World Health Organization. The state health department’s COVID-19 dashboard showed other alarming numbers Thursday: 1,875 new confirmed cases and 22 deaths. The…

China Fires 2 Health Officials Following New Virus Outbreak

Beijing, China (AP) — A hospital president and the director of the health commission in the northern Chinese city of Qingdao have been fired after China’s latest coronavirus outbreak. A brief notice on the Qingdao city government’s official microblog says the the two people were placed under further investigation. No other details were given. Authorities…

The Latest: Durbin says ‘orange cloud’ on Barrett nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett (all times local): 11:05 a.m. Sen. Dick Durbin says there’s an “orange cloud” hanging over the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. The Illinois Democrat didn’t specifically say he meant President Donald Trump in Barrett’s confirmation…