In China’s Xinjiang, Forced Medication Accompanies Lockdown

Beijing, China (AP) — The government in China’s Xinjiang region is imposing draconian measures to combat the coronavirus, including physically locking people in homes and arresting those who do not comply with strict quarantines of more than 40 days. Some residents are forced to swallow traditional Chinese medicine, according to government notices, social media posts…

Teen Charged in Kenosha Shootings That Killed 2, Wounded 1

Kenosha, WI (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a 17-year-old from Illinois in the fatal shooting of two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and the wounding of a third. Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley filed five felony charges against Kyle Rittenhouse Thursday afternoon. He could face a mandatory life sentence if convicted of first-degree intentional homicide,…

Laura Makes Landfall in Southwestern Louisiana Near Texas

Delcambre, LA (AP) — Laura has made landfall in southwestern Louisiana near the Texas border as a menacing Category 4 hurricane. The storm’s power has raised fears of a 20-foot storm surge that forecasters say would be “unsurvivable” and capable of sinking entire communities on the Texas and Louisiana coast. Authorities implored coastal residents to…

‘Fighting for You’: First Lady Makes Her Case for Trump Vote

Washington D.C. (AP) — First lady Melania Trump cast her husband as the best hope for America’s future in a Rose Garden address Tuesday night. President Donald Trump turned to family, farmers and the trappings of the presidency on the second night of the scaled-down Republican National Convention. Trump himself pardoned a reformed felon, used…

GOP Convention Showcases Rising Stars, Dark Warnings

Washington D.C. (AP) — Republicans opened Monday night’s prime-time convention with dark warnings about America’s future if President Donald Trump doesn’t win a second term. But then two of the Republican Party’s rising stars, both people of color, offered an optimistic view of Trump’s leadership. They cast him as a protector of religious freedom, the…

Big California wildfires burn on as death toll reaches 7

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Three giant Northern California wildfires are still burning around the San Francisco Bay Area but weather has given firefighters a break. Fire commanders are reporting more humid conditions and less wind Monday rather than another feared round of gusts and lightning. But authorities stress that fire conditions remain dangerous. Six…