Americans load up on candy, trick or treat - or…

Americans may not know if trick or treating will happen this year because of the pandemic, but they’re buying a lot of Halloween candy while they wait to find out

UGA Frat Suspended After Racist Group Chat Emerges

A fraternity at the University of Georgia suspended itself after racist messages from a group chat were shared online. Screenshots of the messages were shared Saturday by junior Arianna Mbunwe, who started receiving tips about wrongdoing after mocking fellow students' coronavirus practices on Twitter, per the New York Times . Mbunwe,...

Fall foliage vibrantly stands out in Colorado

Beautiful fall foliage was spotted in Keystone Gulch, Colorado, on Sept. 22 — the first official day of fall. The leaves were a vibrant yellow color, which popped against the surrounding landscape.

Disney delays 'Black Widow,' Spielberg's 'West…

The Walt Disney Co. has further postponed its next mega-movies from Marvel, including “Black Widow,” while also postponing Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” a full year in the company’s latest recalibration due to the pandemic

Big Brand on Packaging Change: 'The Time Is Right'

Following in the steps of Aunt Jemima and Land O'Lakes , another major brand is about to experience an overhaul. This time around, it's Uncle Ben's rice, which is getting a new name and dropping the picture that has long appeared on the product's packaging. The updated moniker, per CBS News...

COVID vaccine tested, experts say no corners cut

An international study of a COVID-19 vaccine that aims to work with just one dose is getting underway as top U.S. health officials sought Wednesday to assure a skeptical Congress and public that they can trust any shots the government approves. (Sept. 23)

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California moves to end sales of new gas-powered…

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says the state will halt sales of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks by 2035

Family of Gunned-Down Protester Reacts to Suspect…

Rather than face a manslaughter charge in the shooting death of Black protester James Scurlock, white Nebraska bar owner Jake Gardner apparently took his own life over the weekend. But while one of Gardner's attorneys called it an "extremely sad day," Scurlock's family doesn't feel quite the same way. "Are...

Residents wade through water as flooding strikes…

Cars were stranded and residents had to wade through deep water after heavy rain caused flooding in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sept. 22. The deluge forced multiple road closures in the area.

Beta continues slow trek, bringing rain to…

A weakened Beta is continuing its slow trek across several Southern states, bringing rainfall to parts of Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi after having flooded homes and roadways in Texas

One of These Men Nabs Time 'Most Influential…

President Trump will not like this : Dr. Anthony Fauci of the White House Coronavirus Task Force graces the cover of Time magazine as one of the year's 100 most influential people . (There will be eight worldwide covers in all, per Entertainment Weekly .) President Trump also made the list, revealed...

Trump announces new sanctions on Cuba

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Americans won't be allowed to bring home cigars and rum from Cuba under new sanctions likely to appeal to Cuban-Americans, a crucial voting bloc in the battleground state of Florida. (Sept. 23)

Success of Ginsburg film inspires CNN look at…

In an indirect way, the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was responsible for CNN's new documentary on the life of civil rights icon John Lewis

Poison Letter Suspect Enters Her Plea

The Canadian woman who allegedly mailed a toxic letter to the White House has been charged with threatening the US president, CTV News reports. Pascale Ferrier, 53, of Quebec appeared in a Buffalo, New York, courtroom Tuesday to plead not guilty. Ferrier, who is accused of sending envelopes containing the...

Beta's rain continues to inundate southern US

The threat for flooding remains high across the South as what's left of Beta tracks slowly through the region.

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Insanity defense planned in Appalachian Trail…

A Massachusetts man charged with killing an Appalachian Trail hiker and attacking another with a hunting knife in Virginia plans to use an insanity defense at his trial

Trump: 200K Death Toll Is 'a Shame'

President Trump offered his thoughts Tuesday on the US reaching the grim milestone of 200,000 coronavirus-related deaths, calling it "a shame" in an appearance at the White House, the AP reports. “Well, I think it's a shame," he said in response to a reporter's question about the number, per...

Democrats propose bill to curb presidential abuses

House Democrats are proposing a sweeping bill to curb presidential abuses, a pitch to voters weeks ahead of Election Day as they try to defeat President Donald Trump, capture the Senate from Republicans and keep their House majority. (Sept. 23)

California State University picks…

The California State University system has named Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro as its next chancellor

Bloomberg Helps Cover Fines So Florida Felons Can…

Earlier this month, a federal court made it harder for felons in Florida to vote by upholding a law that stipulates they must first pay any outstanding fees or fines on their record. Now billionaire Michael Bloomberg is trying to make sure they can get to the polls after all....

Fire-dousing rain arrives in Northwest

The heavy rain will be a welcome sight for many, but it could also lead to troublesome flooding.

Powell faces lawmakers' skepticism on some Fed…

Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday defended the Federal Reserve’s efforts to support the economy during the pandemic-induced recession from assertions that its programs bungled aspects of its response

Romney's Decision All but Seals the Deal for…

Democrats' chances of stopping the confirmation of a Supreme Court nominee before Election Day all but disappeared on Tuesday with an announcement from Mitt Romney. The Utah Republican says he supports moving forward with President Trump's soon-to-be-announced nominee, reports Axios . Romney was seen as a possible "no" vote for Democrats,...

Trump's top contenders to take RBG's court seat

President Donald Trump's has said he would nominate a conservative woman to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but some disagree on whether the pick should cement the conservative court majority, or assist Trump's reelection. (Sept. 23)

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Crews make progress against enormous LA-area…

Firefighters have tamed more of an enormous wildfire burning in the mountains northeast of Los Angeles

Graham's Flip-Flop May Help Save His Seat

It's looking more likely by the day that Mitch McConnell will have enough Republican votes to confirm a Supreme Court nominee before the election. And one of the senators falling in line, Lindsey Graham, remains unapologetic about changing his mind on holding such a vote. While his critics are making...

Stunning time-lapse captures clouds rolling…

A stunning time-lapse video shows clouds rolling through Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in the early morning hours on Sept. 22.