Man who took cellphone video of Ahmaud Arbery killing during fatal chase gets 35 years in prison in hate crime case

ABC News

Man who took cellphone video of Ahmaud Arbery killing during fatal chase gets 35 years in prison in hate crime case

Gabby Petito's family files claim alleging police failed her

ABC News

Gabby Petito’s family has notified Utah officials that they plan to file a wrongful death lawsuit alleging police failed to recognize she was in a life-threatening situation last year when they investigated a fight between her and her boyfriend

Fragile cease-fire between Israel, Gaza militants holding

Washington Times | Fares Akram, Tia Goldenberg

A fragile cease-fire deal to end nearly three days of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza held into Monday morning -- a sign the latest round of violence may have abated.

David McCullough, Pulitzer-winning historian, dies at 89

Star Tribune

David McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose lovingly crafted narratives on subjects ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge to Presidents John Adams and Harry Truman made him among the most popular and influential historians of his time, has died. He was 89.

Olivia Newton-John dead at age 73, family announces on social media

Washington Times | Hillel Italie

Olivia Newton-John, the Grammy-winning superstar who reigned on pop, country, adult contemporary and dance charts with such hits as "Physical" and "You're the One That I Want" and won countless hearts as everyone's favorite Sandy in the blockbuster film version of "Grease," has died.

Biden to join governor to survey flood damage in Kentucky

Washington Times | Chris Megerian, Bruce Schreiner

President Biden and the first lady are expected to join Gov. Andy Beshear and his wife, Britainy, as they meet with families and view damage from storms that have created the worst flooding in Kentucky's history.

CO sheriff's deputy killed in shooting near Colorado Springs

Fox News

A Colorado sheriff's deputy was shot and killed while responding to a shooting. The sheriff's office is looking for a 33-year-old man who is a suspect in the crime.

Massachusetts' lottery numbers for Sunday, Aug. 7

Fox News

Mega Millions jackpot is $52,000,000 and Powerball reaches $26,000,000. Massachusetts' MassCash lottery numbers for Sunday, Aug. 7 are 3-15-21-31-33.

Man on trial in Texas says he did not kill 2 teen daughters

ABC News

A man accused of fatally shooting his two teenage daughters in a taxi in the Dallas area in 2008 told jurors in his capital murder trial on Monday that he fled the vehicle before they were killed because he thought someone wanted to kill him

Man's death during police encounter leads to $5M settlement

ABC News

Relatives of a 19-year-old Black man who died during a struggle with police officers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore have reached a $5 million partial settlement of their wrongful death lawsuit

1 person killed, 5 injured at softball game in Atlanta

CBS

"What we know so far is that there was some type of baseball, softball game ongoing, and some type of argument ensued and next thing you know, there was an exchange of gunfire," Atlanta Deputy Chief Charles Hampton Jr. said.

Lawmakers Look to Digital Dollar to Compete With China

WSJ

Some U.S. legislators are pushing the Federal Reserve to move swiftly toward issuing a digital dollar, in an effort to combat steps from China.

Oklahoma prisons director who oversaw executions retiring

ABC News

The head of Oklahoma's prison system who oversaw the agency's return to carrying out executions after a seven-year hiatus is stepping down

Axios agrees to sell to Cox for $525 million in cash

NPR | Bill Chappell

"Axios" is Greek for "worthy" — and now we know how much the company is worth, less than six years after its news site debuted.

Fourth Set Of Human Remains Found In Nevada’s Shrinking Lake Mead

Huffington Post

Three other bodies were found in May and July as water levels continue to drop at the nation's largest reservoir.

Russia halts U.S. inspections of its nuclear arsenals

Washington Times | Vladimir Isachenkov

Russia on Monday announced a freeze on U.S. inspections of its nuclear arsenals under a pivotal arms control treaty, claiming that Western sanctions have hampered similar tours of U.S. facilities by Russian monitors.

Ex-Ohio court mediator arrested; allegedly sent feces to GOP

Washington Times | Samantha Hendrickson

An Ohio man is in custody after being accused of sending about three-dozen feces-filled letters to lawmakers around the country, including Ohio's 25 Republican state senators in early July.

Not so fast: California's last nuke plant might run longer

St. Louis Dispatch

California's last operating nuclear power plant could get a second lease on life. Pacific Gas & Electric decided six years ago to close its twin-domed Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant by 2025. But Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom — who was…