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

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.

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

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...

Man asks forgiveness in racist Mich. home attack

A white man accused of firing shots into the home of a Black suburban Detroit family who put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window is asking for forgiveness. (Oct. 1)

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Carnival cancels most 2020 US cruises as CDC…

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

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.

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

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...

Experts hope to avoid ‘twindemic’ this flu season

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

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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Former coal CEO Robert Murray files for black…

A published report says former coal CEO Robert E

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...

McEnany, reporter clash over mail-in ballot claims

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany got in a testy exchange with a reporter Thursday over President Donald Trump's claims that a number of mail-in ballots were recently found in a river. (Oct. 1)

Friendly skies: Jet-owning donors reap Trump-era…

Major donors to President Donald Trump's campaign have found a way to gain influence beyond writing massive checks

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.

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

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...

Authorities in Massachusetts capture runaway emu

An emu that was spotted roaming the streets of a Massachusetts city has been corralled by authorities. The emu was reported Wednesday morning in Haverhill, about 35 miles north of Boston, and was captured two hours later after being fed a pear. (Oct. 1)

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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

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.