Child Victims Act takes effect with many lawsuits targeting Catholic Church

Victims of child sex abuse in New York who had been waiting decades to bring their cases to court finally had their chance on Wednesday. The state’s long-awaited Child Victims Act went into effect a midnight Wednesday, prompting an immediate flood of electronically filed New York State Supreme Court lawsuits — the majority of which...
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Macron's call for reform against corruption
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Pence says Chief Justice John Roberts has been a 'disappointment' to conservatives
Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts "has been a disappointment to conservatives," after Roberts, who was appointed by a Republican president, sided with liberal justices this term in several major cases seen as losses for the Trump administration.
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Some Iowa teachers wrote their own obituaries because they're scared of their governor's school reopening plan
Sarah Backstrom knew this school year was going to be different, even without the Covid-19 pandemic. The veteran teacher moved to Des Moines, Iowa, with her young daughters to teach in a new school district -- but this is the first time she's been scared about returning to the classroom.
Mississippi reports highest number of COVID-19 cases per capita
Mississippi led the nation in COVID-19 cases per capita Wednesday as the state's largest, most specialized hospital is overrun with patients. In neighboring Louisiana, a community is mourning a 19-year-old college student killed by the virus. David Begnaud reports.
55 years after the Voting Rights Act was signed into law, advocates continue fight to close registration gap
On the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the United States still faces gaps in registration for voters of color — an issue that has been further exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.
At least one American killed, several injured in Beirut blast
At least one American was killed and several more were injured in the explosion in Beirut that claimed at least 137 lives, the US Embassy said.
‘Big Bang’ alum Kaley Cuoco talks ‘The Flight Attendant’ drama, ‘raunchy’ Harley Quinn role: ‘It’s enjoyable’
Kaley Cuoco took the patient approach in her return to television after “The Big Bang Theory” ended its 12-season reign last year.
The world could look very different to investors in three months
As investors carefully scan an uncertain horizon, one thing is clear: The backdrop for markets will look very different in three months' time.
Eye Opener: Florida becomes second state to pass half a million COVID-19 cases
Florida became the second state to report over 500,000 coronavirus cases as President Trump said the pandemic would just "go away." Also, investigators are looking into possible negligence that could have led to the massive explosion in Beirut. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.
Rep. Brian Mast, combat veteran, on why Biden's foreign policy is 'totally wrong'
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden's foreign policy is the "worst thing" that could happen to the economy and the country, Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., told “Fox & Friends” Thursday.
What you need to know about coronavirus on Thursday, August 6
Kevin Lee tears other ACL, undergoes second knee surgery
Kevin Lee can't seem to catch a break, suffering a torn ACL on his right knee while recovering from surgery on his left one.        Related StoriesMMA rankings report, August 5: Derek Brunson's show of forceZabit Magomedsharipov issues challenge to champ Alexander Volkanovski: 'Let's try new blood'Benson Henderson skeptical of Michael Chandler's 'knockout warrior' self-assessment
Editorial: Caving in to car ownership
Editorial Page Editor Sewell Chan had hoped to live in L.A. without a car. But his fealty to mass transit was broken by COVID-19.
The 25 Scariest Horror Movies on Netflix Now: Can You Handle Them?
Looking for scary movies on Netflix? Check out our list of the best horror movies available to watch on the streaming platform right now.
Is Halloween canceled? Costumers, candy makers, theme parks face scary realities
Knott's Scary Farm is canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, as are other California theme parks' Halloween events.
Southeast L.A. already faced many ills. Now it's the epicenter of coronavirus
Newest COVID-19 cases surge in poorer, overcrowded areas of L.A. County
Dodgers prospect Connor Joe eager to resume career after beating cancer
Dodgers minor leaguer Connor Joe beat testicular cancer this summer after learning he had the disease during spring training.
NBC News and Noticias Telemundo will team on bilingual reports on Latino community
The first joint effort between the two NBCUniversal units gears up to cover Latino stories related to the election and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rebecca Grant: Truman and Hiroshima 75 years later – here's why he dropped the atomic bomb
This week marks 75 years since a B-29 bomber dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945.
California's Latinos, Black people feel effects of pandemic most acutely, poll finds
Black and Latino voters, especially those who mostly speak Spanish, are far more likely than white voters to report the virus has had an impact on jobs and health.
Starter homes for $400,000 in Ventura County
Take a look at starter homes for about $400,000 in Fillmore, Camarillo and Oxnard in Ventura County.
Economics professor says Wright State won't let him open class critical of Marxism to all students
No other Wright State faculty have been told they can't teach a class because their peers anonymously objected, the professor said.
Woman arrested for defacing Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower
The Black Lives Matter mural outside of Trump Tower has been defaced yet again — just days after it was cleaned from a previous act of vandalism.
Nintendo profit jumps more than 400% thanks to the Switch and 'Animal Crossing'
Nintendo sales are still soaring.
Pence blasts Chief Justice Roberts as ‘disappointment to conservatives’
Vice President Pence issued a rare rebuke of Chief Justice John Roberts, calling him a “disappointment to conservatives” over his recent rulings. In an interview with CBN News set to air Thursday, Pence referred to the Supreme Court justice by name while criticizing some of his recent decisions. “Look, we have great respect for the...
Dr. Fauci: This is a predictor of trouble ahead
Dr. Anthony Fauci tells CNN's John Berman that he agrees with Dr. Deborah Birx's warning about rising coronavirus positivity rates in nine US cities and the central valley of California.
Eiffel Tower turns out lights in show of solidarity with Beirut
The Eiffel Tower turned off its lights at midnight on August 6 in a show of solidarity with those affected by the huge explosion in Beirut.
On This Day: 6 August 1999
A remake of "The Thomas Crown Affair" - starring Pierce Bronan and Rene Russo - was released in the U.S.. (Aug. 6)
ShowBiz Minute: Paul, AAFCA, Gomez
FBI agents serve search warrant at the California home of YouTube star Jake Paul; Viola Davis, Sterling K. Brown and LeBron James among honorees at the AAFCA TV Honors later this month; Selena Gomez is taking the heat in the kitchen with new cooking show, "Selena + Chef." (Aug. 6)
FULL SHOW 08/05/2020: Pandemic at a crossroads
BNY Mellon's Alicia Levine shares her strategy for your portfolio. Plus, Headspace CEO Rich Pierson on how the meditation app has seen a surge in interest. And Fundstrat's Tom Lee explains why the pandemic is at an important crossroads, with serious implications for sectors and stocks.
Three teens hopped the wall into Mar-a-Lago after fleeing police. Officers found an AK-47.
The suspects didn't give police any information when questioned about the AK-47, but eventually one of them replied that he had "found it."
Rapper Juelz Santana released from prison after 19 months for weapons charge
Rapper Juelz Santana walked free from a federal prison almost seven months shy of a more-than-two year sentence for bringing a gun to Newark Airport.
School districts face difficult decisions over how students will learn this fall
Chicago just announced it is moving to remote learning for the start of the school year. Adriana Diaz speaks to a single parent in the Chicago area who is impacted by the decision.
Here's why Facebook took down Trump's misleading video
CNN's Daniel Dale breaks down the facts behind a misleading video posted to social media by President Trump and his campaign, which Facebook and Twitter later took down.
Videos show man restrained by jail officers before his death
Five former jail officers and a nurse were charged with involuntary manslaughter in John Neville's death.
Dodgers outfielder Chris Taylor unleashes 93 mph home to save win in ninth inning
Chris Taylor of the Los Angeles Dodgers threw a 93.3 mph strike to home plate for the final out of a 7-6 win over the San Diego Padres.
Hearing set for 5 indicted in $60M Ohio bribery probe
A court hearing is set for five people including the former Republican speaker of the Ohio House following their indictment on a racketeering charge
Chicago College Students Demand Schools Cut Ties with 'White Supremacist Cult' Police
Students at several universities in the Chicago area are calling on their schools to end relationships with the Chicago Police Department. In one social media post, the student activists described their local police force as a "white supremacist cult."
What white women in Swing County, Swing State, USA, think of Trump
White women nationally are having second thoughts about the president. In Michigan, women lament his 'vomit of the mouth' but praise his performance.
Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. hits monster home run, delivers epic bat flip vs. Dodgers
San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a monster home run and capped it with an epic bat flip against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.
Reds skewer Cleveland with LeBron James tweet, Indians get the last laugh
The Cincinnati Reds poked fun at the city of Cleveland ahead of their game against the Indians on Wednesday night with a tweet about LeBron James.
Alex Berenson calls out media over 'complete failure' to question 'experts' about coronavirus lockdowns
Former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson said that questioning the status quo or accepted dictate du jour about coronavirus does not make someone "anti-science" or dangerous in any way, despite cries to the contrary from some quarters.
Nationals' Juan Soto makes 2020 debut with 'family' in the stands
Juan Soto made his 2020 debut with his family “in attendance” as the Washington Nationals took on the New York Mets on Wednesday night.
Yankees' Phil Nevin tossed after arguing with umpire Angel Hernandez over strikeout
New York Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin had some choice words for home plate umpire Angel Hernandez during the first game of a doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies.
NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover celebrates 8 years on the Red Planet
NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover celebrated 8 years on the Red Planet Wednesday.
Lightning's Barclay Goodrow delivers vicious hit to Bruins' Anders Bjork
Tampa Bay Lightning winger Barclay Goodrow delivered a vicious hit to Boston Bruins winger Anders Bjork during the team’s 3-2 win on Wednesday.
Bella Hadid gives middle finger to NYPD cops for not wearing masks
"Hey @nypd masks are for all of our safety, not just urs..... :)" she wrote.
Eddy Alvarez, silver medalist skater at 2014 Winter Olympics, makes Marlins debut
Eddy Alvarez, who won the silver medal for the U.S. in speed skating at the 2014 Olympics made his debut for the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.