AP: Trooper's mic records talk of beating…

In graphic, matter-of-fact chatter picked up on his body-camera mic, a Louisiana State trooper implicated in the death of a Black man can be heard talking of beating and choking him before “all of a sudden he just went limp.”

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,...

Homes destroyed as firefighters battle Glass Fire

Firefighters rush to put out the Glass Fire burning this home on Sept. 30. The fire has burned over 56,000 acres and destroyed more than 140 homes as of Oct. 1.

Texas governor restricts mail-in ballot drop-off…

Gov. Greg Abbott says the number of locations where Texas voters can drop off their mail-in ballots has been reduced to ensure poll security

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...

Survivors remember Las Vegas shooting with tattoos

Las Vegas on Thursday remembered the night 58 people were killed at a music festival in 2017. Some survivors marked the third anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history by getting tattoos through an organization called Healing Ink. (Oct. 1)

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Pfizer CEO pushes back against Trump claim on…

The head of Pfizer, one of the drugmakers racing to develop a coronavirus vaccine, told employees he was disappointed that its work was politicized during this week’s presidential debate and tried to reassure U.S. staff that the company won’t bend to pressure to move more quickly

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...

Stunning image of supernova 5 billion times…

NASA released images of a supernova at the NGC 2525 galaxy, 70 million light-years away, on Oct. 1. The supernova was 5 billion times brighter than the sun.

Airline furloughs begin as federal pandemic…

Thousands of airline employees are getting furloughed while the companies wait to see if they will get more money from taxpayers

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 students back in school to be tested for virus

The largest school district in the U.S. is rolling out ambitious and costly plans to test students and staff for the coronavirus, bidding to help keep school buildings open amid a rise in infections among the nation's school-age children. (Oct. 1)

Carnival cancels most 2020 US cruises as CDC…

Carnival Cruise Line is canceling most U.S. sailings through the end of this year

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...

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.

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Third-party candidate backs Graham in tightening…

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is getting campaign support from a third-party candidate who potentially brings with him a narrow margin of conservative backers who could propel Graham over his Democratic challenger in a tightening race

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...

8,000-pound shipment headed to space station

Northrop Grumman is preparing to launch a cargo ship with an 8,000-pound shipment on Thursday from Wallops Island, Virginia, to the International Space Station. Perhaps the most unique payload: Estee Lauder’s newest wrinkle serum. (Oct. 1)

Facebook, Twitter flounder in QAnon crackdown

Facebook and Twitter promised to stop encouraging the growth of the baseless conspiracy theory QAnon, which fashions President Donald Trump as a secret warrior against a supposed child-trafficking ring run by celebrities and government officials

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...

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.

Potty training: NASA tests new $23M titanium…

NASA's first new space potty in decades is getting a not-so-dry run at the International Space Station before flying to the moon

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...

McCarthy slams Pelosi on COVID relief

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy harshly criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over her negotiating position on COVID relief, saying the Democrats' plan "mentions cannabis more than it mentions jobs." (Oct. 1)

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Former coal CEO Robert Murray files for black…

A published report says former coal CEO Robert E

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...

Cold air pours into Midwest

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