California virus hospitalizations could surge in…

California has begun to see early but concerning upticks in coronavirus data after a period of decline

Ron Paul Hospitalized After Livestream Incident

Former Rep. Ron Paul was admitted to a hospital Friday after apparently having a medical problem during a livestream appearance. The 85-year-old began to slur his words while speaking about federal stimulus funding on his YouTube channel, Business Insider reports. Paul later posted a tweet showing him giving a thumbs-up...

Crews work to contain Creek Fire

Firefighters were back-burning to help contain the Creek Fire burning in Sierra National Forest, California, on Sept. 24.

Billie Lourd introduces newborn son in surprise…

Actress Billie Lourd has announced the birth of her son

Asking for Money, Graham Says, 'They Hate My Guts'

"I'm being killed financially," Sen. Lindsey Graham said in a Fox interview Thursday about fundraising for his reelection campaign. "This money is because they hate my guts." Graham made a plea for donations, prompting Democratic opponent Jaime Harrison to tweet , "Anybody else get the sense that (Graham) just realized he's...

Trump teases planned Supreme Court pick in…

President Donald Trump teased his Supreme Court pick ahead of a planned news conference Saturday to announce his nominee. Trump was speaking to thousands of supporters at a rally at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport Friday. (Sept. 25)

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Judge removes Trump public lands boss for serving…

A federal judge has ruled that the Trump administration’s leading steward of public lands has been serving unlawfully and blocked him from continuing in the position

Wall Street Has an Unwanted 4-Week Streak

Stocks had a strong day on Friday, but it wasn't enough to stop a four-week skid. The Dow rose 359 points, or 1.3%, to 27,173; the S&P rose 51 points, or 1.6%, to 3,298; and the Nasda8 rose 241 points, or 2.2%, to 10,913....

Tornado makes a mess along the beach

A possible-tornado tore through the city of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on Sept. 25, making a mess of nearby umbrellas.

UAE: Iran's aggressive policies made Arabs look…

A top official from the United Arab Emirates says his country didn’t need peace with Israel to counter Iran

Cop in Breonna Taylor Case Might File Suits of…

Two notable developments Friday in the Breonna Taylor case , including one about an officer involved in her fatal shooting. Meanwhile, Taylor's family held a news conference. Coverage: Officer: The Louisville Courier Journal reports that officer Jonathan Mattingly, who was wounded in that night's shooting, might file civil lawsuits against those...

Analysis: Trump mocks Biden's campaign style

The two presidential candidates are only a few years apart in age, but Trump's effort to paint Biden as a sleepy candidate is a strategy to get ahead in battleground states. (Sept. 25)

NYPD should stop making traffic stops, attorney…

New York’s attorney general is recommending the New York Police Department get out of the business of routine traffic enforcement

Criminal Charges Filed After Deaths of 76 at…

Two former officials at a Massachusetts veterans home have been hit with criminal charges after dozens died there during a COVID-19 outbreak. NBC Boston and CBS Boston report that Bennett Walsh, 50, the facility's former superintendent, and 71-year-old David Clinton, who served as the facility's medical director, are facing five...

Two weeks of tropical trouble

In two weeks, Hurricane Sally and Tropical Storm Beta caused widespread damage from Florida to Texas.

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US senators demand action after AP exposes palm…

Lawmakers say the U.S. government needs to ban the import of products made with child or forced labor after an Associated Press investigation found widespread exploitation in the palm oil industry

Below the Tracks, Behind a Wall: a Secret Man Cave

It had the usual trappings of a man cave: couch, fridge, TV, microwave, etc. But the location of this one sets it apart: below Track 114 of New York City's Grand Central Terminal, tucked behind the wall of an unused locksmith shop, reports the New York Post . An investigation by...

‘Power Book II’ focuses on ‘the journey of…

“Power Book II: Ghost” showrunner Courtney A. Kemp says the ‘Power” sequel focuses on “the journey of African-American youth in our country…in an academic setting” while the original series was set in a post-Barack Obama America. (Sept. 25)

California expands financial protections after US…

California is creating what supporters call its own nation-leading, state-level version of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after critics said the Trump administration significantly weakened national protections

Another Governor Tests Positive

On Thursday, GOP Gov. Mike Parson of Missouri tested positive for COVID-19 . On Friday, one of his Democratic counterparts made the same announcement. Per a release cited by Axios , Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and his wife, Pamela, both have the coronavirus. The couple were tested after they discovered a member...

Top astronomy events for October 2020

Shooting stars, bright planets and a spooky celestial flare for Halloween will take place in October. Don’t forget to mark these events down on your calendars!

New Bill Limits SCOTUS Terms to 18 Years

Under a bill House Democrats are preparing, Ruth Bader Ginsburg would have had to retire in 2011—and William O. Douglas, the longest-serving justice in Supreme Court history, would have stepped down in 1957 instead of 1975. The bill, which Democrats plan to introduce next week, limits the terms of...

Trump plays coy on Barrett pick for Supreme Court

President Donald Trump played coy about his pick for the Supreme Court, but Republicans are expecting him to announce that he is nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett at the White House Saturday. (Sept. 25)

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Jury gets case of white supremacist accused of…

The jury has begun deliberating in the federal case of a self-proclaimed white nationalist accused of threatening to rape the wife of a man who was part of a racist group that he felt was harassing him

Trump Doubles Down on Election Attacks

With the election less than 40 days away—and top Republicans promising there will be a "orderly transition" —President Trump is still voicing doubts about the integrity of the 2020 election. The New York Times reports that the president, who has accused Democrats of trying to steal the election and...

City removes 1,700 truckloads of debris from…

The city of Orange Beach, Alabama, has been busy cleaning up debris since Hurricane Sally lashed the Gulf Coast on Sept. 16, with officials saying more than 1,700 truckloads of debris have been removed.