Firefighters brace for violent winds in Northern…

Firefighters are warily watching for “violent” winds expected in California’s wine country Thursday that could fan the flames of a massive wildfire

California Opens the Door to Reparations

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed a law that is the first step toward the state potentially paying reparations to Black residents. The law calls for the creation of a nine-member task force to make recommendations as to how such reparations could be made, particularly to descendants of slaves,...

Heat bakes West as October begins

Numerous record highs were set on Wednesday and more are in jeopardy through the end of the week as unrelenting heat grips the West.

Inside the church at the heart of the Louisville…

The First Unitarian Church of Louisville has for months played a background role in the protest movement in a downtown square a mile away — dropping off ice, bandaging wounds

9/11 Trial Pushed to August. But Even That's…

The trial of five alleged 9/11 plotters is unlikely to begin anytime before the 20th anniversary of the terrorist atrocity. Col. Stephen Keane, the judge who began overseeing the case against the five men earlier this month, has canceled all hearings for the rest of the year, citing pandemic travel...

Affirmative action returns to ballot in California

On Nov. 3, California will decide whether to allow affirmative action in public hiring, contracting and college admissions, nearly a quarter century after voters outlawed programs that give preferences based on race and gender. (Oct. 1)

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Faith groups decry Trump's plans for record low…

Refugee advocates are calling on Congress to halt the Trump administration’s plans to lower the limit on the number of refugees allowed into the U.S. to a record low

2 Women Lose Jobs Over Black Lives Matter Masks

A Texas art teacher was fired for refusing to adhere to the school's dress code—by continuing to wear her Black Lives Matter mask. Lillian White, 32, says the assistant headmaster at Great Hearts Western Hills, a public K-12 charter school, instructed her to stop wearing the mask because "we...

Red flag warnings issued as Glass Fire rages out…

Footage captured over Napa County, California, shows the Glass Fire raging out of control on Sept. 30. Due to hot and dry conditions, red flag warnings go into effect for the area on Oct. 2.

Las Vegas marks 3rd year since deadliest US mass…

Las Vegas is marking the third anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history

NYC Is Going to Fine People Not Wearing Masks

New York City is tightening some restrictions amid a rise in coronavirus cases—but it is also proceeding with reopening plans. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that the city's coronavirus test positivity rate had risen to 3.25%, lower than in many parts of the US but the highest...

NYC high schools last to reopen during pandemic

New York City high schools resumed in-person classes Thursday, completing the final phase of reopening the nation's largest school system. (Oct. 1)

South Carolina governor promises to keep Parris…

South Carolina’s governor is promising to do whatever the Marines need to keep open the training base at Parris Island

Biden Just Released His Latest Tax Returns

Joe Biden has ensured that only one candidate in Tuesday night's debate is likely to face questions about not releasing tax returns. Biden released his 2019 tax returns Tuesday, hours ahead of the debate, showing that he paid just under $300,000 in federal tax for the year, the Wall...

Cold air pours into Midwest

As October gets underway it will feel more like November across the Midwest.

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Court: Amazon not liable in teen's powdered…

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that retail giant Amazon is not liable in the 2014 death of a high school senior who ingested powdered caffeine

Report: Birx, Others Pressured CDC on Sending…

Top White House officials, including the coordinator of the coronavirus task force, pressured leaders at the CDC to downplay the risks of sending children back to school in the midst of a pandemic, the New York Times is reporting. The report cites current and former government officials, including a former...

Rihanna on new album: 'I just want to have fun…

Rihanna talks about wanting to work on music that makes her happy in uncertain times and her desire to go back on tour. (Oct. 1)

After pandemic delay, Biden launching in-person…

After months of avoiding direct contact with voters because of the pandemic, Joe Biden’s campaign has decided to resume in-person canvassing efforts across several battleground states in the coming days

Watching the 2016 Debates Offers a Lesson for…

So how important is Tuesday night's debate ? Oh, it's only "one of the more important moments in American political history," in the view of former Obama adviser David Plouffe. If Joe Biden "has a really strong debate, it doesn't mean the rest of them don't matter, but I think...

Repeat wildfires ruining grapes in Napa Valley

Experts say back-to-back wildfires in California’s Wine Country have put many grape growers’ crops in limbo.

Documentary tries to prove existence of dead…

The haunting image of a gaunt-faced man with a familiar beard in death has been seen by very few people and sits in a safe deposit box in Illinois, its ownership in dispute

NYT: Trump Used Apprentice to Create 'Myth' of…

The New York Times is out with another deep dive into President Trump's finances, this one focused on the reality show The Apprentice . It's not flattering. When the show debuted in 2004, Trump boasted to viewers that he had overcome financial trouble thanks to his business savvy, and "now my...

ShowBiz Minute: Davis, Teigen, Baby Yoda

Tributes for country star Mac Davis, who died at 78; Chrissy Teigen and John Legend grieve lost child as they announce miscarriage on social media; Baby Yoda joins forces with firefighters in western US. (Oct. 1)

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US traffic deaths fell 2% in 2019; 3rd straight…

The government's road safety agency says U.S. traffic deaths fell for the third straight year in 2019

Here's What to Expect in First Trump-Biden Debate

The big day is here for President Trump and Joe Biden—the first of three presidential debates takes place in Cleveland. The debate is scheduled to run from 9 to 10:30pm ET, and it will be carried on all the major networks and streamed online at multiple places, including...

Drone video captures the pop of fall colors in…

A drone captured breathtaking views of fall colors when it flew over Newcomb, New York, on Sept. 25.