National
June 30
In this June 24, 2020 photo, Joe Lupo, president of the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City N.J. examines the installation of protective barriers being

No smoking, drinking or eating as Atlantic City casinos open

Atlantic City tried Prohibition once before. It worked so well that Nucky Johnson, the legendary politician and racketeer, built a Boardwalk empire immortalized on HBO nearly a century later.
National
June 30

Leader of scheme that caused bank collapse set for release

The leader of a fraud scheme that precipitated the collapse of Bank of the Commonwealth nearly a decade ago will soon be released from federal prison amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, according to court documents.
Variety
June 30

Cinemark to reopen movie theaters, pizza continues to sell

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Tuesday related to the national and…
National
June 30

NY adds states to quarantine list, sends monitors to NYC

New York is urging travelers from eight additional states to self-quarantine for 14 days as it awaits a decision on the reopening of indoor dining in New York City.
Variety
June 30

Coronavirus case in refugee camp at US border raises alarm

A person has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in a sprawling refugee camp on the U.S.-Mexico border where an estimated 2,000 people await their immigration court dates, according to a nonprofit group providing medical care at the camp.
National
June 30

Supreme Court: Booking.com can trademark its name

The Supreme Court says travel website Booking.com can trademark its name, a ruling that also impacts other companies whose name is a generic word followed by ".com."
National
June 30
Maweya Babekir, of Iowa City, Iowa, waves a flag after taking the Oath of Allegiance during a drive-thru naturalization ceremony at Principal Park, Fr

Drive-up US citizenship eases backlog, but new threat looms

A 60-year-old U.K. citizen drove into a Detroit parking garage on a recent afternoon, lowered the window of her SUV to swear an oath, and left as a newly minted American.
National
June 30
In this June 29, 2020, photo, the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington. Supporters of abortion-rights were elated, and foes of abortion dismaye

Supreme Court's abortion ruling raises stakes for election

Supporters of abortion rights are elated, foes of abortion dismayed and angry, but they agree on one consequence of the Supreme Court's first major abortion ruling since President Donald Trump took office: The upcoming election is crucial to their cause.
Variety
June 30

US consumer confidence rises to 98.1 in June

U.S. consumer confidence rose in June, reflecting the partial re-opening of the country but the concern is that rising coronavirus cases in many states could jeopardize future gains.
Home & Garden
June 30

US home prices increase 4% in April

U.S. home prices gains accelerated in April even as sales have stumbled, a sign the coronavirus outbreak has had little impact on real estate values.
Variety
June 30

Californian brings toys for birthday kids isolated by virus

When coronavirus lockdowns came to his California mountain town, businessman Craig Fierro realized there would be no children's birthday parties — no friends playing games, eating cake and singing "Happy Birthday."
National
June 30

Careers hang on mail-in ballots for 2 House Democrats

New York Democrats Eliot Engel and Carolyn Maloney have cruised to reelection through most of their decades in Congress. Now, both must wait for mail-in ballots to be counted — a process that begins Wednesday — to learn whether they will serve an additional term.
Variety
June 30
Joseph James DeAngelo, center, charged with being the Golden State Killer, is helped up by his attorney, Diane Howard, as Sacramento Superior Court Ju

Golden State Killer admits murders, rapes for life in prison

Gay Hardwick stood arm-in-arm with her husband to face a criminal dubbed the Golden State Killer and couldn't recognize the elderly man hunched in a wheelchair as the sadistic rapist who had terrorized them 42 years earlier.
Books
June 30

An eventful year for Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead

Even sheltering in place, Colson Whitehead has had an eventful year.
Coronavirus
June 30
Gretchen Seichrist, with her daughter, Iris, both have compromised immune systems from Lyme disease. She said they wanted to sit in a coffee shop at E

U campus, Edina, Rochester require more face masks

The U will require face coverings in all public spaces. Mankato's City Council opted to hold a public hearing on its emergency mask ordinance. And Rochester voted to require masks inside city facilities.
Variety
June 30

Millennial Money: 4 expert tips to get hired from home

Job hunting has always been a little stressful. OK, a lot stressful. A global pandemic certainly hasn't remedied that.Rather, it's changing the landscape.For one, it's…
National
June 30

Changes in military recruiting may endure after pandemic

With his Army recruiting office shuttered due to the coronavirus, Staff Sgt. Anthony Holt has had to be creative to meet his enlistment goals. Using social media is one way. Signing up the grocery delivery guy is another.
Variety
June 30

Wildfire burns homes in Southern California desert town

A wind-driven wildfire destroyed homes and forced evacuations as it tore through a rural Southern California desert town near the Salton Sea, authorities said Monday.
National
June 29
In this June 17, 2020, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., leaves a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. For more than thr

Distancing from Trump? Some Republicans step up critiques

For more than three years, President Donald Trump instilled such fear in the Republican Party's leaders that most kept criticism of his turbulent leadership or inconsistent politics to themselves.
National
June 29

Roberts a pivotal vote in the Supreme Court's big opinions

The biggest cases of the Supreme Court term so far have a surprising common thread.