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

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...

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.

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

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 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)

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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

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...

Summer heat not over yet for the West

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

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

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...

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)

Texas officials: No earlier concerns after…

Texas officials say water samples taken earlier this year from a Houston-area community didn't raise any concerns before the detection of a deadly, microscopic parasite

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...

Wet, cooler weather hangs around the Northeast

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

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Changing absentee rules leave South Carolina…

Recent federal court rulings over whether South Carolinians need witness signatures on their mail-in ballots this November have left many confused and frustrated as voting registration deadlines approach

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...

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)

California sues US regulator in bid to deter…

California’s attorney general is suing the Trump administration in an effort to crack down on so-called “ghost guns” that can be built from parts with little ability to track or regulate the owners

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...

Aerial footage shows wildfire raging on mountain

Aerial footage captured near Angwin, California, shows the Glass Fire raging on a mountaintop on Sept. 28. The fire started on Sept. 27 and has quickly grown to a size of more than 36,000 acres.

Woman charged in attempted kidnap of Joe Montana…

A 39-year-old woman has been charged in what authorities say was an attempted kidnapping of the 9-month-old granddaughter of Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana from his California home

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...

Months before Texas water system rid of parasite

Texas officials say it could be months before a city water supply is purged of a deadly parasite. A boil water notice in Lake Jackson could be in place for three more weeks, and using chlorine to scour the entire system could take 60 more days. (Sept. 29)

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Video shows attack on LA officer inside police…

A graphic security video of an attack on a Los Angeles police officer shows the suspect knock the officer to the ground inside a station, pistol-whip him with his own gun and point it at his chest

Pelosi Prepares for No-Decision

Here's another possibility should the outcome of the presidential election be in dispute long after Nov. 3: the House deciding the winner. It hasn't happened since 1877, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi has addressed that scenario in a letter to Democrats, NPR reports. "We cannot leave anything to chance," Pelosi wrote,...

Intense mudslide washes out road

A road in Medog County, Tibet, was washed out as an intense mudslide raced through the area on Sept. 27. Days of heavy rain triggered the slide, which also washed out a bridge.