Desert homes threatened by enormous California…

An enormous wildfire that churned through mountains northeast of Los Angeles and into the Mojave Desert is continuing to threaten homes, but officials say calmer winds could help crews corral the flames

3 Female Judges Thought to Be on Trump's Short…

President Trump told Fox News on Monday that he expects to name his choice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday or Saturday, reports the Hill . Trump says he has five names on his short list, though he did not say who they were. One leading contender is thought to...

Tropical Storm Beta produces angry seas along…

As Tropical Storm Beta churned in the Gulf of Mexico on Sept. 21, strong wind and rough surf pounded Galveston, Texas, causing flooding along streets.

'I miss mommy': Families shattered by COVID forge…

As the U.S. surpasses its 200,000th pandemic death, the losses are taking shape in heartbreaking ways

In New CDC Guidance on COVID, a 'Profound Shift'

The CDC has quietly issued new guidance on the coronavirus, and health experts say it's a "profound shift," per the Los Angeles Times . The agency's Friday update says COVID-19 is most commonly spread through small respiratory droplets called aerosols that may hang out in the air—not just via the...

NYSE honors RBG with moment of silence

The New York Stock Exchange held a minute of silence in honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Monday. Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer Friday at the age of 87. (Sept. 21)

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Advisory committee urges extra time for 2020…

A top advisory committee to the U.S. Census Bureau is urging the statistical agency to allow the once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident to continue through October instead of finishing at the end of September

Joe Rogan on Wildfire Rumors: 'I'm Very Upset…

Comedian Joe Rogan moved his popular eponymous podcast to Spotify at the beginning of the month, and he got things moving last week by making an accusation regarding wildfires near Portland, Ore. "There is a madness going on there," Rogan said during Thursday's podcast, per CNN Business . "You want to...

Brush fire sparks up near large wildfire

Firefighters quickly raced to put out a small brush fire, which sparked up near the Bobcat Fire on Sept. 20, in Chantry Flat, California. At the time, the Bobcat Fire had scorched more than 103,000 acres.

More young bears, less food send them to Juneau…

A larger than normal number of young bears and dwindling natural food supply for them are forcing the animals to head for Juneau’s garbage with unusual frequency

Bar Owner Charged With Killing Protester Commits…

The white Nebraska bar owner charged with the fatal shooting of a Black protester killed himself Sunday, his attorneys announced. Jake Gardner, 38, was in Oregon at the time; he had been scheduled to return to Omaha on Sunday night and surrender to authorities over James Scurlock's death, the Omaha...

New British movie 'Rocks' puts marginalized…

New drama follows the story of 16-year old Shola "Rocks" (actor Bukky Bakray) who is abandoned by her mother and has to fend for herself and her brother. The film stars lots of fresh new faces, hoping to pursue careers both in front and behind the camera. (Sept. 21)

Alabama Archives faces its legacy as Confederate…

Leaders in Alabama are confronting the legacy of what might be the grandest Confederate memorial of all: the state's Department of Archives and History

Ricin Letter Suspect Arrested

The woman suspected of sending a ricin-laced package to President Trump was arrested by US authorities at a New York border crossing, law enforcement sources tell the AP and CNN . The woman was allegedly trying to enter the US from Canada, and was carrying a gun. Prosecutors in Washington, DC,...

Smoke and flames from wildfire rise into night sky

Aerial footage captured over the Bobcat Fire, shows the massive wildfire raging out of control in Los Angeles County, California, on Sept. 20. Firefighters have been battling the blaze for more than two weeks.

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Election 2020 Today: Fighting over Supreme Court…

With 43 days until Election Day, the fight over replacing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is at the the forefront

Quake Gives California a New Reason to Hate 2020

A 4.5-magnitude temblor struck near Los Angeles late Friday and triggered fears of a bigger California quake, Newsweek reports. Centered near El Monte in eastern LA County, the shaking reached south to San Diego and north to Valencia. No major damage or injuries were reported from the 11:38pm...

On This Day: 21 September 1866

Legendary science fiction writer H.G. Wells was born in London. (Sept. 21)

The 'Pandemmys' were weird and sometimes wonderful

Host Jimmy Kimmel called them the “Pandemmys,” and wondered aloud why they should even be happening at a time like this

Ricin-Laced Package Is Addressed to Trump

Looks like a poison-filled package addressed to President Trump never made it as far as the White House mail room. Two law enforcement officials tell CNN it contained ricin, a toxic compound made from castor beans that can be fatal if inhaled or ingested. Little else is known, except it...

Road closes as lake levels rise in Louisiana due…

Lakeshore Drive in New Orleans, Louisiana, had to be closed on Sept. 20, as Lake Pontchartrain water levels rose due to Tropical Storm Beta.

US Space Force deploys to vast new frontier…

Members of the newly formed U.S. Space Force are deploying troops to a vast new frontier: the Arabian Peninsula

RBG's Death Raises New Specter: a Lame-Duck…

Hundreds of people sang "Amazing Grace" on Friday evening for a lost icon of justice—Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The Supreme Court flag stood at half-mast in Washington, DC, as people tweeted photos and videos of the hushed scene, where mourners also sang "America the Beautiful" and John Lennon's "Imagine," the...

ShowBiz Minute: Emmys, 'Nomadland,' US Box Office

A sweep for ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ ‘Succession’ tops Emmy Awards; Chloé Zhao’s 'Nomadland' wins TIFF People's Choice Award; Outlook not improving for beleaguered US movie theaters. (Sept. 21)

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S&P 500 loses 2.5%, Dow losses reach 900 amid…

Stocks are falling sharply on Wall Street Monday, joining a global tumble for markets as the S&P 500 sinks 2.5%

Falwell Jr's Wife Called 911: He's Lost 'a Lot of…

Jerry Falwell Jr's wife called 911 late last month saying he had lost "a lot of blood" in a mishap—but the details are somewhat contested, People reports. The call came only days after Falwell resigned as president of Liberty University amid a sex scandal. On the night of Aug....

Coastal town floods as Beta nears Gulf Coast

Neighborhoods in Jamaica Beach, Texas, were flooded on Sept. 20 during high tide, as Tropical Storm Beta churned in the Gulf of Mexico.