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

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...

Two weeks of tropical trouble

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

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

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: Biden doesn't know Black voters 'like I do'

President Donald Trump looked to chip away at rival Joe Biden's support with African-American voters Friday, telling a crowd in Atlanta "Biden doesn't know Black Americans like I do," and insisting Democrats will take their vote for granted. (Sept. 25)

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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

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....

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!

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...

Memorial honors Calif. firefighter killed in blaze

A memorial service was held Friday for a California firefighter who was killed while battling a blaze in the mountains east of Los Angeles. Charles Morton, 39, was a squad boss for the Big Bear Interagency Hotshots. (Sept. 25)

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

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...

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.

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Kentucky lawmaker arrested during protests in…

A Kentucky lawmaker spent a night in jail after her arrest during protests demanding justice for Breonna Taylor

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...

Queen Latifah hosts American Lung Association…

Queen Latifah is joining with friends including Whoopi Goldberg and Laura Dern on Saturday to spotlight the pandemic's disproportionate impact on Black people and other communities of color. (Sept. 25)   The recording artist, actress and producer will host a live-stream benefit Saturday for the American Lung Association's COVID-19 Action Initiative

Former exam administrator pleads guilty in…

A former college entrance exam administrator has pleaded guilty to taking bribes to help wealthy parents rig their kids’ test scores as part of the college admissions bribery scheme

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...

Northwest remains unsettled as another storm…

Following additional storms, a significant heat wave will unfold across much of the West.

Kansas college president who canceled Ivanka…

A state university president in Kansas whose decision this year to cancel a virtual speech by Ivanka Trump angered donors has resigned after less than a year in the job

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...

Carrie Underwood's son sings on her Christmas…

The Grammy Award for cutest collaboration of the year goes to Carrie Underwood and her five-year-old son Isaiah, who backs up his mom on "Little Drummer Boy." It's part of the country superstar's new Christmas album "My Gift." (Sept. 25)

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Probe into 'discarded' ballots becomes campaign…

A federal prosecutor's description of nine “discarded” military ballots found in the trash at a northeastern Pennsylvania elections office has been seized on by President Donald Trump and his supporters, despite any public evidence they were handled with nefarious intent

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...

Firefighters making progress containing massive…

Officials with Angeles National Forest, site of the massive Bobcat Fire, said the 114,000-acre wildfire had reached 50% containment on Sept. 24. The fire has been burning since early September.