• Healthy US economy failed to narrow racial gaps in 2019
    by CHRISTOPHER RUGABER on September 28, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The solid growth that the United States enjoyed before the viral pandemic paralyzed the economy this spring failed to reduce racial disparities in Americans’ income and wealth from 2016 through 2019, the Federal Reserve said Monday. Though Black and Hispanic households reported sharper gains in wealth than white households did, those increases […]

  • Deja vu: Chargers off to 1-2 start for 3rd straight year
    by JOE REEDY on September 28, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    If it feels as if Anthony Lynn and the Los Angeles Chargers are having an awful case of déjà vu, you can’t blame them. The Bolts are 1-2 for the third straight season after Sunday’s 21-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers. Once again it boiled down to a simple theme — too many turnovers and […]

  • European Central Bank head: Ready to add stimulus if needed
    by The Associated Press on September 28, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde says the bank’s massive monetary stimulus measures have helped stabilize the economy amid the pandemic and the ECB is ready to deploy even more stimulus if necessary. Lagarde told members of the European Parliament’s economic and monetary affairs committee on Monday that “the public health […]

  • Champs to chumps: Age, injuries drop 2020 Nats to last place
    by HOWARD FENDRICH on September 28, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Don’t tell Max Scherzer this year didn’t count. Yes, there were fewer than half as many games as normal. Sure, there were rules changes. All Scherzer knows is there was a Major League Baseball season played in 2020, his Washington Nationals were coming off a World Series championship, and they ended up […]

  • Strongly predict the malarkey of Trump-Biden debate for cash
    by WAYNE PARRY on September 28, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Will “Sleepy Joe” be the first derisive nickname President Donald Trump bestows upon Joe Biden? Will either candidate wear a mask onstage? How many times will Biden say “Barack Obama?” Will Trump say “fake news” or “China” more often? And will there be a “malarkey” anywhere? Some of the country’s […]

  • Fire at downtown Portland church
    by The Associated Press on September 28, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A fire at a church in downtown Portland, Oregon, drew a heavy response from city firefighters but caused no injuried. KOIN reports crews responded to the 2-alarm fire about 9 p.m. Sunday. Portland Fire and Rescue said crews were able to knock down the fire within 30 minutes of arriving at […]

  • Oregon couple wed at dialysis center so dad can attend
    by The Associated Press on September 28, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    WYOMING, Mich. (AP) — A couple in masks and protective gowns exchanged wedding vows outside a western Michigan dialysis center so the bride’s father could attend. Ernest Gee was receiving treatments Saturday before a return to hospice care. Connie Gee and Matt Tsuchiya of Portland, Oregon, were married at a Fresenius clinic in Wyoming, a […]

  • Who is handling the pandemic best emotionally? Boomers and retirees.
    by Daryl Austin on September 28, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    Several recent studies find that older people are largely insulated from the stresses of work and family that are hitting younger generations hard. One expert suggested that younger people could learn from their older counterparts. […]

  • Georgia court allows lawsuit against sperm bank to proceed
    by KATE BRUMBACK on September 28, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    ATLANTA (AP) — A couple who accused a sperm bank of misrepresenting its process for screening donors and providing incorrect medical and educational history of the donor they selected can proceed with a lawsuit against the sperm bank, Georgia’s highest court ruled Monday. A Fulton County judge had dismissed all but one of the claims […]

  • Fire at collapsed Hard Rock Hotel site in New Orleans
    by The Associated Press on September 28, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A fire broke out Monday amid the wreckage of the Hard Rock Hotel construction project that partially collapsed last year in New Orleans. Thick black smoke was visible in the area of the construction site at the edge of the French Quarter. The fire began when roofing material ignited during demolition […]