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Experts See 'Deep Trouble' for Trump Overcoming Plummet in the Polls

President Donald Trump’s plummeting poll numbers have Republicans concerned, but political experts sharply disagree about whether the polls reflect a hardening verdict of the electorate or simply another temporary extreme of the wildly swinging 2020 pendulum.

by THOMAS F. HARRISON

Biden Outraises Trump for Second Month in a Row

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Democrats outraised President Donald Trump and Republicans for the second straight month in a row, garnering $141 million in June and $282.1 million in the second quarter, compared to $131 million in June and $266 for the quarter for the GOP.

by CARSON McCULLOUGH
FILE - In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 file photo, people walk amongst the debris at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabove, Ukraine. Three Russians and a Ukrainian went on trial Monday, March 9, 2020 in the Netherlands, charged with multiple counts of murder for their alleged involvement in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which killed all 298 people aboard. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

Dutch Court Limits Probe Into Ukrainian Air Disaster That Killed 298

Further investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 can be made, but not into alternative scenarios about what caused the plane to be shot down over eastern Ukraine in July 2014, killing all 298 aboard, a Dutch court ruled Friday.

by MOLLY QUELL

Economy

Iceberg of Job Loss Remains Through Unemployment Dip

Across the U.S. a group equivalent to the population of San Diego filed initial jobless claims last week. Some 1.4 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits on top of the 20.3 million receiving them.

by AMANDA PAMPURO

US Added 4.8 Million Jobs in June, Jobless Rate Fell to 11.1%

The economy added back 4.8 million jobs in June as the unemployment rate ticked down to 11.1%, but a new surge in coronavirus cases threatens to abruptly halt recovery.

by KEVIN LESSMILLER and JACK RODGERS

Improved Jobs Numbers Poop Out on Wall Street

Despite fireworks during the early morning hours of trading, another positive report on Thursday did little to inflame Wall Street’s bulls.

by NICK RUMMELL
FILE - In this Nov. 3, 1999 file photo, Robert Trump, left, joins real estate developer and presidential hopeful Donald Trump at an event in New York. A tell-all book by President Donald Trump's niece cannot be published until a judge decides the merits of claims by the president's brother, her uncle Robert Trump, that its publication would violate a pact among family members, a judge said Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Diane Bonadreff, File)

NY Appeals Court Lifts Restraining Order Against Publisher of Trump Tell-All Book

Overturning a key aspect of an extraordinary restraining order blocking publication of a book by the president’s niece Mary Trump, a New York appeals court ruled on Wednesday night that Simon & Schuster is not bound by it.

by ADAM KLASFELD

Crime

Airman Linked to Boogaloo Movement Pleads Not Guilty in Murder of Federal Officer

An Air Force sergeant suspected of ties to a far-right extremist movement pleaded not guilty Thursday to the first-degree murder and attempted murder of two Federal Protective Services officers as they guarded the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Oakland on May 29.

by MARIA DINZEO

EU Courts

A man walks by the Euro sculpture in front of the old the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Germany's Constitutional Court has ruled that the country's central bank must stop participating in a key European Central Bank stimulus program but gave the ECB time to demonstrate that the stimulus program is needed and appropriate. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

EU Magistrate Backs Challenges to Cross-Border Tax Disclosures

Residents of European Union member states can contest the release of their personal financial information as part of an exchange of data between tax authorities in different countries, an adviser to the EU’s highest court said Thursday.

by MOLLY QUELL

EU High Court Denies Tax Break for Investment Giant

by MOLLY QUELL

Across the Nation

Waves crash against a seawall near the Scituate Lighthouse, Friday, March 2, 2018, in Scituate, Mass. A major nor'easter pounded the East Coast on Friday, packing heavy rain and strong winds as residents from the mid-Atlantic to Maine braced for coastal flooding. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Conservation Group Sues Over Changes to Coastal Dredge Rules

Amid an Atlantic hurricane season expected to be more active than normal, an environmental group claims the Trump administration illegally loosened longstanding rules protecting coastal barriers to allow beachfront developments to take sand from vulnerable areas.  

by JOSH RUSSELL

High Court to Decide if Mueller Probe Details Will Stay Secret

by TIM RYAN

Judge Slams ICE for Putting Teenage Immigrants in Adult Prisons

by MEGAN MINEIRO
FILE - In this June 20, 2014 file photo, Herman Cain, CEO, The New Voice, speaks during Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington. President Donald Trump said Thursday, April 4, 2019, he is recommending Herman Cain, a political ally and former presidential candidate, for a seat on the Federal Reserve board. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

Trump Ally Herman Cain Hospitalized With Covid After Attending Rally

Herman Cain, a former 2012 Republican presidential candidate who attended President Trump’s comeback rally in Oklahoma last month, has been hospitalized in Atlanta after testing positive for Covid-19.

by AIMEE SACHS

Trump Appointees Held to House’s Fire on Worsening US Pandemic

House lawmakers confronted White House officials Thursday with a report that the country did not, and more critically will not, command enough protective medical equipment to meet the surge in cases of Covid-19.

by BRANDI BUCHMAN

Columns

The Force of July

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity … it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way.

by ROBERT KAHN

Dispatches From the Road: Camping During Covid

by CHRIS MARSHALL
The numbers and white lines marking the edge of RV sites remain on eroded cliffs at the San Francisco RV Resort in Pacifica, Calif. (Courthouse News photo / Chris Marshall)

Courthouse News Service’s Western bureau chief tries out socially distant camping on the coast south of San Francisco.

Shocking Corruption Revealed in Houston Police Department

Fallout from a bungled Houston police raid that left a married couple dead deepened Wednesday as prosecutors charged several retired officers with felony records tampering, and the police department released an audit detailing corruption that led to the raid.

by CAMERON LANGFORD

Pandemic

The tourist economy of Marfa, Texas, has ground to a halt amid the global coronavirus pandemic. (CNS Photo/Travis Bubenik)

In West Texas, Rural Hospitals Feel Strain as Virus Cases Grow

As coronavirus cases spike in major Texas cities like Houston and San Antonio, prompting the governor to order people to wear masks in public Thursday, small hospitals in the West Texas oil patch are reporting struggles and planning for an even tougher road ahead.

by TRAVIS BUBENIK

Science & Research

Coho salmon (Oregon Department of Forestry)

Spawning Fish and Embryos Most Vulnerable in Climate’s Warming Waters

Increasingly warm water temperatures brought on by climate change are likely to hit spawning fish and embryos harder than during other times in their life cycle, leaving them more vulnerable to extinction in less than a hundred years.

by DUSTIN MANDUFFIE

NASA Image of the Day

The brilliant tapestry of young stars flaring to life resembles a glittering fireworks display in this Hubble Space Telescope image.

In Brief

by ROBERT KAHN

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Walking on a beach in Mexico (Walt Girdner photo)

Rulings

by KELSEY JUKAM

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Sunset, Pacifica, Calif. (Courthouse News photo / Chris Marshall)