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Arizona tells Pence it needs additional 500 health care workers as COVID-19 cases soar

Arizona tells Pence it needs additional 500 health care workers as COVID-19 cases soarArizona Gov. Doug Ducey told Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday that the state needed an additional 500 health care workers as the number of cases of COVID-19 continues to set records there.



Where do abortion rights stand after Supreme Court ruling?

Where do abortion rights stand after Supreme Court ruling?The Supreme Court knocked down a Louisiana law that would have limited the number of abortion providers in the state. What does the decision mean for the future of Roe v. Wade?



After a Black protester is killed in Omaha, witnesses claim a rushed investigation ignored signs of the shooter's allegedly racist past

After a Black protester is killed in Omaha, witnesses claim a rushed investigation ignored signs of the shooter's allegedly racist pastMore than 300 people have been arrested in Omaha amid protests against police brutality in the past month. Jake Gardner, who shot and killed James Scurlock, is not one of them.



Oklahoma becomes latest red state to approve Obamacare's Medicaid expansion at the ballot box

Oklahoma becomes latest red state to approve Obamacare's Medicaid expansion at the ballot boxOklahoma follows Utah, Nebraska, Idaho and Maine in approving the Obamacare health insurance expansion for low-income residents.



Racial and economic inequality are supercharging the coronavirus surge in states like California

Racial and economic inequality are supercharging the coronavirus surge in states like CaliforniaCalifornia locked down aggressively and never dismissed the threat. Yet now it’s being mentioned in the same breath as Florida, Arizona and Texas, states suffering new outbreaks. What went wrong?



GOP candidates who embrace far-right QAnon conspiracy theory score primary wins

GOP candidates who embrace far-right QAnon conspiracy theory score primary winsLauren Boebert, who knocked off five-time incumbent Rep. Scott Tipton in Colorado Tuesday night, is the latest QAnon-friendly candidate to find success in a Republican primary.



One Free Press Coalition's '10 Most Urgent' list, July 2020

One Free Press Coalition's '10 Most Urgent' list, July 2020Yahoo News is a member of the One Free Press Coalition and is publishing the group’s latest “10 Most Urgent” list below to highlight the increasingly dangerous climate for journalism and free expression around the world in an effort to roll back repressive anti-press policies.



Trump defense on Russian bounty story falls flat, even with Republicans

Trump defense on Russian bounty story falls flat, even with RepublicansWhite House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has defended the president over reports that Russia offered Taliban fighters a bounty on U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan.



Federal government runs out of free face masks; TSA also 'susceptible' to shortages

Federal government runs out of free face masks; TSA also 'susceptible' to shortagesAn initiative to provide Americans with free face coverings has run out of supplies, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.



Top Trump aide says president is 'eager to return to the campaign trail' amid reports a planned rally was scrapped

Top Trump aide says president is 'eager to return to the campaign trail' amid reports a planned rally was scrappedTrump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh held a press conference call with reporters on Tuesday where he said the president is “eager to return to the campaign trail and to keep campaigning and keep connecting with Americans.” 



Amid surge in coronavirus cases and mounting criticism, GOP leaders do about-face on masks

Amid surge in coronavirus cases and mounting criticism, GOP leaders do about-face on masksAs the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage large swaths of the U.S., leading Republicans and even some right-wing TV personalities have come out in favor of wearing masks to prevent the spread of the virus.



Biden says Trump has 'surrendered' in fight against coronavirus

Biden says Trump has 'surrendered' in fight against coronavirusPresumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Tuesday that President Trump has “surrendered” in the fight against the coronavirus as new cases skyrocket in the U.S.



CDC map: More than 30 states are open despite having 'zero' days of decreasing coronavirus cases

CDC map: More than 30 states are open despite having 'zero' days of decreasing coronavirus casesAn internal map from the CDC shows that as many as 32 states are not seeing any decreases in coronavirus cases, and positive lab test results have jumped to nearly 8 percent nationwide.



Officials: Russian bounty reports follow years of Kremlin support to Taliban

Officials: Russian bounty reports follow years of Kremlin support to TalibanAs early as 2016, U.S. intelligence officials were receiving credible reports that the Russian government was funding the Taliban. Now those reports have taken on new relevance.



Centrist Dem Amy McGrath beats Charles Booker in Kentucky primary to face McConnell

Centrist Dem Amy McGrath beats Charles Booker in Kentucky primary to face McConnellThe former fighter pilot leveraged a massive fundraising advantage and absentee votes to survive a challenge from the progressive state senator.




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