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PNS Daily Newscast - August 10, 2020 

The U.S. tops 5 million COVID-19 cases; and the latest on the USPS mail slowdown.

2020Talks - August 10, 2020 

Sunday was the sixth anniversary of the police killing of Michael Brown. Tomorrow, Rep. Ilhan Omar faces off against a primary challenger in MN, plus primaries in CT, VT and WI. And a shakeup at the Postal Service.

Archive: December 24, 2015

Volunteers help sort and deliver holiday gifts for the Salvation Army in Gary, Indiana. (Veronica Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS – Many people in Indiana have donated a toy or put spare change into a red Salvation Army kettle this season - and this week, all those donations added up to holiday cheer for many local families. Salvation Army Lieutenant Jennifer Clanton said many couldn't otherwise afford to p ...Read More

NORAD uses the latest satellite technology to monitor Santa's Christmas Eve voyage. (Susanne NIISon/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A bi-national effort to keep Santa Claus on course on his annual Christmas Eve flight continues today for its 60th year. According to Lt. Marco Chouinard with the NORAD Tracks Santa Team, the program began in 1955 in Colorado, when a misprint in a newspaper advertisement dire ...Read More

Less than a month remains for the public to chime in on a proposal to expand coal mining on 20,000 acres of protected National Forest lands in Colorado. (USFS)

DENVER - Time is running out for Coloradans to weigh in on the U.S. Forest Service's plans to open up publicly owned forest land to coal mining in the state. The proposal would allow development on nearly 20,000 acres of protected, roadless wildlife habitat in the state's North Fork Valley. Ted Zu ...Read More

Floyd Parks is one of three homeless men who say New York City officials trashed their belongings in the middle of the night. (NYCLU)<br />

NEW YORK – The New York Civil Liberties Union says it plans to sue the city of New York on behalf of several homeless men. The civil rights group says the property of Floyd Parks and two other men was destroyed by police and sanitation workers who forced them to vacate the grounds of a public ...Read More

Advocates rally to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign the anti-shackling law. (Correctional Association of New York)

ALBANY, N.Y. - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has delivered a holiday gift to pregnant women in New York State prisons and jails. As the year draws to a close, Cuomo signed a bill strengthening an existing law that prohibits shackling women during childbirth and extending it to all stages of pregnancy. Tamar K ...Read More

The office of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara releases a troubling report about the compliance of New York City public elementary schools with the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Simon Gray/

NEW YORK - A new report finds a majority of New York City public elementary schools are in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. A two-year investigation conducted by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's office, finds 83 percent of the city's public elementary schools are not "fully accessi ...Read More

Radium 226 found in fracking waste has a half-life of 1,600 years. (Delaware Riverkeeper Network)

BRISTOL, Pa. - Environmentalists say a state study of radiation in waste from gas drilling is inaccurate and incomplete. The Department of Environmental Protection study found little cause for concern about radioactive materials in waste from drilling operations. But Tracy Carluccio, deputy direc ...Read More

Christina Burchette has to moonlight at a retail job in order to make ends meet on her salary as a teacher, even with a Master's degree. (Burchette)

RALEIGH, N. C. – During your holiday shopping, you may have bumped into your child's teacher working in a seasonal retail job. According to many teachers, in most cases it's not just to earn mad money or take advantage of an employee discount. The average teacher's salary in North Carolina is ...Read More

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