National News

Julia LeDoux
August 27, 2020 - 10:23 am
A member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen has died. James A. Cotten died on Aug. 14, according to the New Jersey Globe. He was 93. Read more details on RADIO.COM.
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Unemployment
AP Photo/Lynne Sladky
AP News
August 27, 2020 - 8:51 am
Just over 1 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that the coronavirus outbreak continues to threaten jobs even as the housing market, auto sales and other segments of the economy rebound from a springtime collapse.
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 26, 2020 - 8:48 pm
The National Hurricane Center now was that Hurricane Laura’s top sustained winds have hit 150 miles per hour. That is near the top of the category 4 level, with category 5 starting at 157.
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Dave Cohen
August 26, 2020 - 2:41 pm
Hurricane Laura is expected to “cause catastrophic damage” and reach a Category 4 when it makes landfall on the Gulf Coast, according to a new Wednesday morning warning from the National Hurricane Center.
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People line up to board buses to evacuate Lake Charles, La., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, ahead of Hurricane Laura. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
WCBS 880 Newsroom
August 26, 2020 - 2:19 pm
DELCAMBRE, La. (AP) — Laura strengthened Wednesday into a menacing Category 4 hurricane, raising fears of a 20-foot storm surge that forecasters said would be "unsurvivable” and capable of sinking entire communities. Authorities implored coastal residents of Texas and Louisiana to evacuate and...
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Wisconsin protests
AP Photo/Morry Gash
WCBS 880 Newsroom
August 26, 2020 - 6:32 am
Two people died and one person was injured as shots were fired late Tuesday in Kenosha during the third night of unrest in Wisconsin following the shooting of a Black man by police, Kenosha police said.
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FILE - In this September 2019 file selfie photo taken in Evanston, Ill., Adria-Joi Watkins poses with her second cousin Jacob Blake. He is recovering from being shot multiple times by Kenosha police on Aug. 23. (Courtesy Adria-Joi Watkins via AP, File)
Associated Press
August 26, 2020 - 12:55 am
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Jacob Blake, the Black man shot multiple times by police in Wisconsin, is paralyzed, and it would “take a miracle” for him to walk again, his family’s attorney said Tuesday, while calling for the officer who opened fire to be arrested and others involved to lose their jobs. The...
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First lady Melania Trump speaks on the second day of the Republican National Convention from the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Associated Press
August 25, 2020 - 11:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump portrayed her husband as an authentic, uncompromising leader in a Rose Garden address Tuesday night as President Donald Trump turned to family, farmers and the trappings of the presidency to boost his reelection chances on the second night of the scaled-...
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People wait in front of the Galveston Housing Authority offices to board charter busses that will evacuate them from Galveston Island to Austin in anticipation of impact from Hurricane Laura, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Galveston. ( Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Associated Press
August 25, 2020 - 7:50 pm
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — In the largest U.S. evacuation of the pandemic, more than half a million people were ordered to flee the Gulf Coast on Tuesday as Laura strengthened into a hurricane that forecasters said could slam Texas and Louisiana with ferocious winds, heavy flooding and the power to...
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Football
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Associated Press
August 25, 2020 - 5:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dementia tests in the NFL concussion litigation allow doctors to use different baseline standards for Black and white retired players, making it more difficult for Blacks to show injury and qualify for awards, lawyers for two ex-players argued in court filings Tuesday. The...
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