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

It’s been four years since Rihanna released an album but the singer is working hard on recording new music

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.

High demand for flu shots? Experts hope to avoid…

Health officials are urging Americans to seek a flu vaccine this month, hoping to avoid twin epidemics as COVID-19 continues to circulate

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...

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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U of Iowa president to retire as school faces…

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld has announced plans to retire after the school’s board finds his successor

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.

Report finds flaws in Catholic Church…

Back in 2002, Roman Catholic bishops in the United States adopted a charter containing guidelines for combating child sex abuse by priests and other church personnel

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...

Oregon sheriff refutes Trump's claim of support

Multnomah County, Oregon Sheriff Mike Reese says he "didn't appreciate" President Trump's comments in Tuesday night's debate and tweeted that he 'will never support" Trump. During the debate, Trump claimed he had the support of the "Portland sheriff."

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend grieve their…

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have revealed the “deep pain” they are feeling over her miscarriage

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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Facebook tightens political ad bans as US…

With just over a month to go before Americans head en masse to the polls in an extraordinarily contentious election, Facebook is expanding restrictions on political advertising, including new bans on messages claiming widespread voter fraud

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...

AP Top Stories October 1 A

Here's the latest for Thursday October 1st: More negotiations over COVID relief deal; NYC and L.A. roll out COVID school testing plans; Trump says he won debate; Biden says the US "can't take four more years of this president."

Authorities use pear to entice, capture escaped…

Authorities in a city north of Boston have captured an emu after the large flightless bird was spotted roaming local streets

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.

Consumer spending gains slow to 1% in August

U.S. consumer spending slowed in August while personal incomes fell, reflecting the expiration of the $600 weekly benefit for the unemployed

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...

On This Day: 1 October 1975

In 1975, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier's "Thrilla in Manila" fight was the first pay-per-view boxing match. (Oct. 1)

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Yorkie's death at airport facility fuels legal…

The death of a Yorkshire terrier from Russia is fueling a messy legal battle over importing purebred canines

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.