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Nationals, manager Martinez agree to multiyear…

Manager Dave Martinez and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a multiyear contract extension

In times of distress, Earthworms form herds for…

Rangers at Eisenhower State Park near the Oklahoma border found these clumps of earthworms in the road. Flooding may have brought out this herding behavior.

Carrie Fisher's Surprise First Grandchild Arrives

People gets right to the point: "Billie Lourd is a mom!" That was the American Horror Story actress's surprise announcement this week on Instagram , where she showed off the tiny feet of her new son with fiance Austen Rydell and revealed his name: Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell, with his middle...

Climate activists protest at Garzweiler coal mine

Anti-coal activists staged protests in and around a mine in western Germany on Saturday, demonstrating against the continued extraction and use of fossil fuels by Europe's biggest economy. (Sept. 26)

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Tiny airborne particles may pose a big…

Tiny particles that people expel when they sneeze, cough or talk are getting a close look for their ability to spread the new coronavirus

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Florida Lifts State Coronavirus Restrictions for…

Florida Lifts , State Coronavirus Restrictions , for Restaurants. Republican FL Governor Ron DeSantis announced the lifting of the restrictions on Friday. . Phase 3 of Florida's reopening will allow bars and nightclubs to operate fully, limiting social distancing restrictions. Restaurant social distancing measures may not exceed a limitation of 50 percent capacity. We’re not closing anything going forward, Governor Ron DeSantis, (FL-R), via 'The New York Times'. DeSantis, an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump, said that counties which seek to limit capacities beyond 50 percent must justify such decisions to the state. According to 'The New York Times,' the positive testing rate in FL is 12 percent. . The World Health Organization states that reopening should occur when positive rates are at 5 percent or lower. Also on Friday, 2,800 new cases of COVID-19 and 120 deaths were added to Florida's tally. Florida's total number of infections have reached almost 700,000. Nearly 14,000 people in the state have died due to COVID-19

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Judge to Acting Public Lands Chief: You're Out

He had a good, but apparently illegal, run. William Perry Pendley got some bad news Friday via a federal judge, who ordered the 75-year-old to be removed as the head of the Bureau of Land Management, a role he'd held for 424 days without Senate confirmation. "Pendley has served and...

Crews work to contain Creek Fire

Firefighters were back-burning to help contain the Creek Fire burning in Sierra National Forest, California, on Sept. 24.

Louis DeJoy Says It’s ‘Not Possible’ to Rei…

Louis DeJoy Says It’s ‘Not Possible’ to Reinstall Removed Mail Sorting Machines . Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has revealed that the U.S. Postal Service will not be able to return hundreds of high-speed mail sorting machines to service. He was ordered to return the machines by U.S. District Judge Stanley Bastian last week. . According to DeJoy, it is "not possible" to return the estimated 700 machines, as they have already been stripped for parts. [Dismantled machines] are generally dissembled for their usable parts, with such parts being removed to maintain or enhance other machines... , Louis DeJoy, via HuffPost. It is therefore not possible to return such machines to service, Louis DeJoy, via HuffPost. Witnesses claim to have seen many of the machines tossed into dumpsters as scrap. . DeJoy ordered the removal of the machines a few weeks ago along with hundreds of letter-collection boxes. . His actions were condemned as “voter disenfranchisement” by Judge Bastian. [DeJoy’s actions are a] politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service… , U.S. District Judge Stanley Bastian, via HuffPost. [It’s an] intentional effort by the current Administration to disrupt and undermine the legitimacy of upcoming ... elections, U.S. District Judge Stanley Bastian, via HuffPost

Germany pays tribute to victims of 1980…

Senior officials and survivors paid tribute Saturday to the victims of a deadly neo-Nazi attack on Munich’s Oktoberfest 40 years ago

Still no cause for Australian mass whale stranding

Authorities have rescued 108 pilot whales that survived Australia's worst mass stranding, as crews prepare to remove the remaining decomposing carcasses from the shallows of Tasmania state, officials said on Saturday. (Sept. 26)

Sources: Trump Has Settled On a Name for His 3rd…

It appears that President Trump has his new Supreme Court nominee. The Washington Post , Politico , the New York Times , and Axios all report that sources are pointing to federal appeals court judge Amy Coney Barrett as Trump's pick to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a move that would significantly push the...

Reagan's age, Mitt's binders: Presidential debate…

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are set to meet next week for their first debate, a highly anticipated event in a highly unusual election year

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Dax Shepard: I Relapsed

Dax Shepard hasn't had alcohol or cocaine in 16 years. But on his podcast Armchair Expert , the 45-year-old actor has confessed to a recent relapse with something else: opioids. The good news: He's back on a clean streak. Friday's episode is titled, "Day 7," to mark his seventh straight day...

Today in History for September 26th

Highlights of this day in history: JFK and Nixon participate in TV's first presidential debate; Cuba ends Mariel boatlift; Composer George Gershwin, poet T.S. Eliot and tennis star Serena Williams born; 'West Side Story' hits Broadway. (Sept. 26)

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Voters' poorly marked ovals could lead to…

Two decades ago, hanging chads on Florida ballots became the unlikely symbol of a disputed presidential election

Tory Lanez Denies Megan Thee Stallion’s Shooting…

Tory Lanez Denies , Megan Thee Stallion’s Shooting Allegations , on Surprise Album. After keeping a low profile since the July incident, the rapper dropped a surprise album, ‘Daystar,’ that addresses the shooting. Lanez teased the album by tweeting to fans prior to the drop. To my fans … I’m sorry for my silence …. but respectfully .. I got time today …… 9 PM PST, Tory Lanez, via Twitter. Lanez opens the album with “Money Over Fallouts” and asks, “How the f--- you get shot in your foot, don’t hit no bones or tendons?”. Throughout the 17-track album, he denies the allegations, discusses his reputation and addresses “friends turning into enemies," including JoJo. Lanez mentions how the two were with Kylie Jenner that night but doesn’t provide details around how Megan Thee Stallion got her foot injuries later. Although he denies Meg’s story about the shooting, he does apologize for other behavior. There’s traumas in my past that make me talk loud and lash at you / Sorry for the times my attitude mixed with the status too, Tory Lanez, on “Care for You”. Lanez also notes in the album that he hopes they can speak again someday. The rapper is due in court on October 13

Virginia Governor Ralph Northman Tests Positive…

Ron Paul Hospitalized After Livestream Incident

Former Rep. Ron Paul was admitted to a hospital Friday after apparently having a medical problem during a livestream appearance. The 85-year-old began to slur his words while speaking about federal stimulus funding on his YouTube channel, Business Insider reports. Paul later posted a tweet showing him giving a thumbs-up...

Tornado makes a mess along the beach

A possible-tornado tore through the city of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on Sept. 25, making a mess of nearby umbrellas.

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Tests Positive for…

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam , Tests Positive for COVID-19. Both VA Gov. Ralph Northam and VA First Lady Pamela Northam have tested positive for the virus. A staff member at the Virginia Governor's Mansion tested positive on Wednesday, which prompted the governor and first lady to be tested. Governor Northam is currently not experiencing symptoms. The first lady is said to be experiencing "mild symptoms." Both will isolate for 10 days. As I've been reminding Virginians throughout this crisis, COVID-19 is very real and very contagious, VA Governor Ralph Northam, via CNN. The safety and health of our staff and close contacts is of utmost importance to Pam and me, .., VA Governor Ralph Northam, via CNN. ... and we are working closely with the Department of Health to ensure that everyone is well taken care of, VA Governor Ralph Northam, via CNN. Northam's announcement comes two days after the announcement that both Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and the Missouri first lady have tested positive for COVID-19 as well

Thousands protest COVID-19 restrictions in…

Police moved into London’s Trafalgar Square on Saturday afternoon to breakup a protest against restrictions imposed to slow the spread of COVID-19 after demonstrators ignored warnings to observe social-distancing rules

Trump teases planned Supreme Court pick in…

President Donald Trump teased his Supreme Court pick ahead of a planned news conference Saturday to announce his nominee. Trump was speaking to thousands of supporters at a rally at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport Friday. (Sept. 25)