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Pandemic takes toll on business of pisco…

In Peru, more than 500 producers of pisco, the grape brandy of South America’s Pacific coast, have seen their sales drop by more than 50% during the pandemic

Irish court says Subway's bread is not actually…

Irish court says Subway's bread is not actually bread

4-Star General Who Slighted Biden Picks a…

There were times when Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal was critical of Vice President Joe Biden while overseeing US operations in Afghanistan under the Obama administration. Indeed, he resigned in 2010 after Rolling Stone aired his mocking of Biden , whom he'd described as "shortsighted." But the retired four-star general holds no...

Affirmative action returns to ballot in California

On Nov. 3, California will decide whether to allow affirmative action in public hiring, contracting and college admissions, nearly a quarter century after voters outlawed programs that give preferences based on race and gender. (Oct. 1)

Chrissy Teigen Reveals She Lost Pregnancy

Chrissy Teigen has revealed she has lost her pregnancy. Elle magazine reports Teigen has been updating fans throughout the week on her and her baby's health. Teigen was hospitalized for excessive bleeding last weekend. Her husband John Legend has been in the hospital with her. In a post to her baby, who she named Jack, she said "We will always love you."

Court: Amazon not liable in teen's powdered…

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that retail giant Amazon is not liable in the 2014 death of a high school senior who ingested powdered caffeine

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This Day in History: The Las Vegas Shooting

This Day in History:, The Las Vegas Shooting. October 1, 2017. 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of concert-goers from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay on the Las Vegas strip. Targeting a crowd of thousands, Paddock killed 83 people and wounded more than 800. Over the course of several days leading up to the shooting, Paddock had covertly amassed an arsenal of high-powered weapons in his room. Using bump-stock attachments, he was able to fire off more than 1,100 rounds of ammunition during the 10-minute attack. With his hotel suite surrounded by authorities, Paddock died by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. His motive remains unknown. The shooting is the deadliest in U.S. history

American Airlines To Begin Furloughs

Joe Raedle/Getty Images American Airlines will begin furloughing 19,000 employees on Thursday as Congress fails to reach a deal on a COVID-19 relief bill, CEO Doug Parker announced to employees. The House was set to vote on a $2.2-trillion stimulus package on Wednesday, but the vote was delayed in a last-minute attempt to negotiate a deal with the White House. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. —davidshepardson (@davidshepardson) September 30, 2020 Something is loading.

Putin Takes Extreme Steps to Live in Virus-Free…

The "Putin tunnel" might someday join "Potemkin village" in the lexicon. Russian President Vladimir Putin has had movable disinfectant tunnels installed at the Kremlin and his residence outside Moscow and has retreated into an "intricate cocoon of social distancing" while allowing life for ordinary Russians to largely return to normal,...

Heat bakes West as October begins

Numerous record highs were set on Wednesday and more are in jeopardy through the end of the week as unrelenting heat grips the West.

Greenland's Ice Sheet Could Lose Mass at Fastest…

Greenland's Ice Sheet Could Lose Mass, at Fastest Rate in 12,000 Years, , Study Finds. The study was conducted by researchers with the University of Buffalo. It was published in the journal 'Nature.'. It found that Greenland is losing ice at a rate that is four times faster than the last time the earth was as warm as it is now. We’re basically committed to losing ice at a faster clip than we did at that last period of rapid loss 12,000 years ago, Professor Jason Briner, Lead Study Author, via 'The Washington Post'. If greenhouse gas emissions caused by humans are not drastically reduced, the loss of ice will accelerate through 2100. This would lead to a rise in sea levels by close to 20 feet. In addition to rising sea levels, Greenland's melting ice can also affect ocean currents and the speed of ice melting at the south pole. Of the 14 millimeters of increased sea level caused by Arctic melting ice in the past 50 years, half of that rise has occurred in the past eight years

After pandemic delay, Biden launching in-person…

After months of avoiding direct contact with voters because of the pandemic, Joe Biden’s campaign has decided to resume in-person canvassing efforts across several battleground states in the coming days

NYC high schools last to reopen during pandemic

New York City high schools resumed in-person classes Thursday, completing the final phase of reopening the nation's largest school system. (Oct. 1)

She Was Killed by a Falling Log. Now, a Guilty…

A 17-year-old who pushed a log off a cliff at an Ohio park over Labor Day weekend last year, killing a mom of four, has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Jordan Buckley, who'd originally faced murder and reckless homicide charges, put in his plea last Friday regarding the death of...

Chiefs' high-octane offense has wide variety of…

One of the reasons the Kansas City Chiefs' offense is so difficult to stop is the sheer volume of options that Patrick Mahomes has at his disposal on any given play

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Galaxies found trapped in the web of a…

Galaxies found trapped in the web of a supermassive black hole

Court: Subway Bread Doesn't Qualify as Bread

Subway bread doesn't qualify for a value-added tax exemption because it doesn't meet the legal definition of "bread," or indeed "food" under the relevant law, Ireland's Supreme Court has decided. The court ruled that all six varieties of bread used in the company's sandwiches are far too sugary to officially...

Rihanna on new album: 'I just want to have fun…

Rihanna talks about wanting to work on music that makes her happy in uncertain times and her desire to go back on tour. (Oct. 1)

AOC Urges SEC To Probe Palantir's Partnerships

Palantir’s debut on the public market earlier today drew different responses from different people. Some veterans in Silicon Valley claimed that its statements to investors are riddled with exaggerations and hype meant to hide the company’s less-than-stellar tech. Critics in the tech privacy sphere, meanwhile, sounded… Read more...

Assange to hear judge's verdict on US extradition…

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will likely have to spend another three months inside a British prison cell before finding out whether he can be sent to the U.S. to face espionage charges, the judge in his extradition trial says

Usher Welcomes Baby Girl

Usher Welcomes Baby Girl. The singer welcomed his daughter, Sovereign Bo, with girlfriend Jenn Goicoechea. Usher shared his good news about their first child together on Instagram. We are feeling blessed and full of love with the arrival of our beautiful baby girl, Sovereign Bo Raymond. 'Isn't She Lovely' by Stevie Wonder on repeat, Usher, via Instagram. Usher has two older sons from his previous marriage, Naviyd Ely Raymond and Usher Raymond V. It was previously confirmed that he and Goicoechea were expecting earlier in September. Babies always bring such joy to a family and [I'm] really excited for my young one — well, my bean's arrival, Usher, on ‘Good Morning America’. When it came to naming Sovereign Bo, Usher put a lot of thought into it. I’ve been motivated by where we are in life. Something maybe relevant to this time?, Usher, on ‘The Late Late Show’

It's All Relative? People With Neanderthal DNA…

Some people carry biological links to their Neanderthal ancestors, and new research from Europe says in the current pandemic, that's not good news. Modern humans and Neanderthals are known to have interbred at various points in history, resulting in an exchange of genes than can still be found today. According to HuffPost, Neanderthal genes may increase the likelihood of suffering severe forms of COVID-19. A particular cluster of genes--called a haplotype--has been linked to a higher risk of hospitalization and respiratory failure in novel coronavirus patients. The haplotype is found in about 16% of the population in Europe and half the population in South Asia. In Africa and East Asia, it is non-existent. The genes are one of several risk factors for COVID-19, including age, sex, and pre-existing conditions like obesity, diabetes, and heart problems.

Mass Layoffs at Airlines: 'It Didn't Have to Be…

Nineteen thousand workers at American Airlines and 13,000 at United are getting bad news this week, and they may not be the only ones. The Wall Street Journal reports the two airlines are laying off tens of thousands of employees after Congress was unable to OK a coronavirus relief...

Red flag warnings issued as Glass Fire rages out…

Footage captured over Napa County, California, shows the Glass Fire raging out of control on Sept. 30. Due to hot and dry conditions, red flag warnings go into effect for the area on Oct. 2.

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Proud Boys Celebrate on Social Media After Trump…

Proud Boys Celebrate on Social Media After Trump Tells Them to ‘Stand By’. Members of the Proud Boys are "energized" following Donald Trump’s debate performance. . During the tense Tuesday night debate, moderator Chris Wallace asked Trump if he would urge white supremacist groups to “stand down.” . When Trump asked him to name a specific group, Joe Biden called out the Proud Boys, a far-right, violent extremist group. . Instead of denouncing them, Trump told the violent hate group to “stand back and stand by.” . Proud Boys, stand back and stand by, but I'll tell you what, somebody's got to do something about antifa and the left, because this is not a right-wing problem. This is a left-wing problem, Donald Trump, via NBC News . According to Megan Squire, , a professor at Elon University who tracks online extremism, Trump’s words fulfill a “fantasy” for the group. They were pro-Trump before this shoutout, and they are absolutely over the moon now. , Megan Squire, via NBC News. Their fantasy is to fight antifa in his defense, and he apparently just asked them to do just that, Megan Squire, via NBC News. Many people who identify with the group are echoing Trump’s language online in excitement. . “Stand back. Stand by” has been added to the logo of one known social media account for the group. . Proud Boys organizer Joe Biggs also posted to social media following the debate, saying he was “standing by” and “ready.”. President Trump told the proud boys to stand by because someone needs to deal with ANTIFA... well sir! we're ready!!, Joe Biggs, via NBC News

Judge says government's suit over Bolton book can…

A judge has ruled that the Trump administration can move forward with its lawsuit against former national security adviser John Bolton over that his tell-all book, which officials say contains classified information

ShowBiz Minute: Davis, Teigen, Baby Yoda

Tributes for country star Mac Davis, who died at 78; Chrissy Teigen and John Legend grieve lost child as they announce miscarriage on social media; Baby Yoda joins forces with firefighters in western US. (Oct. 1)