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...

Driving alongside fall foliage on highway

A motorist driving northbound on Interstate 95 in Sabattus, Maine, captured fall foliage lining up alongside the highway on Sept. 29.

9½ years in prison for running sex ring out of…

A Long Island man convicted of running a sex trafficking ring out of his elderly parents’ sprawling suburban home has been sentenced to 9½ years in prison

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...

Some NYC voters receive incorrect absentee ballots

Some New York City voters have received absentee ballots with the wrong names and addresses on the return envelopes. The faulty ballots were sent to unknown number of voters in Brooklyn and could result in some ballots being voided. (Sept. 29)

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Myanmar says militants hampering return of…

A top Myanmar official is accusing a militant group and its supporters of hampering the repatriation of over 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled a military crackdown in 2017 and are now in camps in Bangladesh

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...

Cleanup progresses slowly one month after…

Hurricane Laura made landfall a month ago in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Cleanup is slowly making progress but many will have to decide if they will rebuild.

California's wine country residents facing fire…

Thousands of California's weary wine country residents are confronting yet another devastating wildfire

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...

AP Top Stories September 29 P

Here are the top stories for Tuesday, Sept. 29th: Biden releases more tax return data; NYC elementary schools reopen; German officials agree to limit crowd size to stave off COVID-19 spike; crews battle fire at New Mexico recycling plant. (Sept. 29)

Liberty disputes reports about Falwell severance…

Liberty University says it has paid Jerry Falwell Jr. the two years’ base salary owed under his employment contract after his resignation last month

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...

Flames from Glass Fire burn all around road

This road in Sonoma County, California, found itself completely surrounded by flames from the Glass Fire on Sept. 28.

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'Borat' sequel to be released by Amazon before…

Borat is back

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...

Ohio Republicans against Trump pin hopes on debate

A group of anti-Trump Republicans - "Operation Grant" - in Ohio is hoping a strong debate performance from Democrat Joe Biden will help win over traditional GOP voters who are having second thoughts about supporting President Donald Trump. (Sept. 29)

North Korea on virus threat: 'Under safe and…

North Korea is calling on the world’s governments to “display effective leadership” in the fight against COVID-19

Sheriff Who Starred in Live PD Arrested

A Texas sheriff who starred in Live PD was arrested Monday and charged with evidence tampering in the death of Javier Ambler, a Black man who died in police custody last year. Police use of force against the 40-year-old was captured on footage for Live PD , but that footage was...

Summer heat not over yet for the West

As the heat wave builds, record highs could be challenged, including in downtown Los Angeles.

Bereft of scripted shows, opening week ratings…

With the coronavirus having thrown a halt to the production of most dramas and comedies, television ratings for the first week of the fall season were way down compared to last year

Grand Juror in Breonna Taylor Case Says Truth…

The recording of the grand jury proceedings in the Breonna Taylor case will be released to the court Wednesday, despite Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's misgivings. The development comes on the heels of a grand juror filing a motion Monday demanding that the transcript be released. "The full story and...

Wisconsin gov.: Trump can skip rally or wear mask

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said President Trump could skip his rallies or wear a mask to help prevent further spread of the virus. Trump on Saturday is scheduled to campaign in Green Bay and La Crosse, which both have high rates of new cases. (Sept. 29)

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Disney to lay off 28,000 at its parks in…

The Walt Disney Co. is planning to lay off 28,000 workers in its theme parks division in California and Florida

Feds to Distribute 150M Rapid Coronavirus Tests

President Trump on Monday announced that the federal government will be distributing 150 million rapid coronavirus tests to states over the next few weeks. The Trump administration is pushing the use of the point-of-care tests, which deliver results within 15 minutes, in K-12 settings so more schools can return to...

Wet, cooler weather hangs around the Northeast

The rain will bring some needed drought relief to parts of the Northeast, including New England.