Pandemic retools diplomacy as world leaders…

With the pandemic still in force, world leaders are skipping the annual U.N. General Assembly gathering in New York

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...

I think the pier is supposed to be above the water

Coastal flooding hit the city of Galveston, Texas, hard on Sept. 19, resulting in this pier becoming completely covered in water.

NTSB: 'limited fire safety practices' worsened…

Federal investigators agree with state investigators that a fire that killed eight people and did more than $500,000 damage in January at an Alabama marina started accidentally

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...

Trump: Nominee will be announced 'very soon'

President Donald Trump says he's moving "very quickly" to select a Supreme Court nominee following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Trump tells reporters his pick could come in in the next week and will “most likely" be a woman. (Sept. 19)

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Media celebrates Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's…

Across television and streaming services, the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is already front and center

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...

Roaring thunder above the treetops

Storms rumbled over Federal Way, Washington, the night of Friday, Sept. 18, while lightning kept the night bright.

Robert W. Gore, the inventor of Gore-Tex fabric…

The man whose invention of what created the breathable-yet-waterproof fabric known as Gore-Tex has died at age 83

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....

AP Top Stories Sept. 19 P

Here are the top stories for Saturday, Sept. 19th: Court vacancy could roil possible election case; Trump to Senate: Vote 'without delay' on high court pick; Ginsburg's death draws surge of donations to Democrats; Bavarians hold toned-down Oktoberfest.

Ginsburg to be remembered with statue in her…

A statue of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be built in her native Brooklyn

Dems: Trump's $13B Aid to Puerto Rico Is for Votes

In 2017, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico. It took nearly a year to restore power to the entire island, with a final death toll said to be around 3,000, though Trump has pushed back on that number. Now, three years after the storms, the president is...

Numerous tropical threats spin throughout Atlantic

For the first time since 2005, the Greek alphabet is being used to name tropical systems in the Atlantic basin.

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Minneapolis to name stretch of street for George…

A stretch of a Minneapolis street that includes the place where George Floyd was killed will soon be named in his honor

Newspaper Mails 100 Letters, Sees What Happens

The United States Postal Service says a first-class letter should land in the recipient's mailbox in one to three business days. The Los Angeles Times set out to see if that's really the case these days. In what it calls a "small but revealing" test of the service's current reliability,...

Ginsberg's legacy resonates at NY childhood home

People gathered outside the childhood home of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to remember her life and legacy. (Sept. 19)

Tax protester in 2007 standoff requests time…

A New Hampshire man up for resentencing this month over a months-long armed standoff with U.S. marshals in 2007 to protest a tax evasion conviction says he should be sentenced to the 13 years he has already served

Trump, Biden React to Death of Ginsburg

A "titan of the law." That's how President Trump described late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Friday night after learning of her death from complications of pancreatic cancer at the age of 87. "Renowned for her brilliant mind and her powerful dissents ... Justice Ginsburg demonstrated that one can disagree...

Colder air brings risk of frost, freeze to…

Record lows could be challenged this weekend, and the risk of the frost and freeze could mark the end of the growing season in some areas.

Cities creating racial 'healing' committees to…

A growing number of cities across the U.S. are creating committees and task force panels aimed at racial healing

Obama Has a Message for Republican Senators on RBG

Mitch McConnell vowed late Friday that a vote will be held on President Trump's nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, who died Friday at 87. But prominent Democrats, including Barack Obama, are pushing back, digging up the remarks of McConnell and other GOP senators from 2016,...

Ginsburg honored as gender equity 'founding…

Tributes are flowing for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the court's second female justice, who died Friday. She leaves a long legal and cultural legacy with many considering her "the founding mother of gender equity. " (Sept. 19)

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Q&A: What does banning TikTok and WeChat mean for…

The U.S. government is cracking down on the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat, starting by barring them from app stores on Sunday

The Statement RBG Dictated Before Her Death

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at her home in Washington, DC, reports the AP . She was 87. Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court says; it was her fifth bout with cancer since 1999. NPR reports that in the days before her death, Ginsburg...

Sally's rain and storm surge hammer Gulf Coast

Follow Hurricane Sally's path to landfall and aftermath along the Gulf Coast with AccuWeather's live coverage throughout Sally.