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Finally! Freeman leads Braves over Reds 1-0 in 13…

Freddie Freeman singled home the winning run in the 13th inning, finally ending the longest scoreless duel in postseason history as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Cincinnati Reds 1-0 in the opener of their NL wild-card series

Jeff Bezos shares vision of space colonies

Report: White House to Ignore CDC on Cruse Ships

Cruise ships are going to start sailing again on the timeline favored by the cruise industry, not the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, insiders say. Sources tell Axios and the New York Times that CDC chief Dr. Robert Redfield was overruled at a coronavirus task force meeting this week...

US to block palm oil from large Malaysian producer

The U.S. will detain shipments of palm oil and its products from a major producer in Malaysia after a wide range of labor abuse indicators were found, including physical and sexual violence and forced child labor, an official said Wednesday. (Sept. 30)

Millennials Offering Donations During Pandemic

Commissioners decline CFP expansion after Pac-12…

The College Football Playoff will stick with the four-team format this season

John Legend Says Some Americans Will Have to Flee…

John Legend Says Some Americans Will Have to Flee the Country If Trump Is Re-Elected. In a new interview with ‘Cosmopolitan U.K.,’ John Legend spoke out against Donald Trump. According to Legend, Trump is conducting a project to “destroy democracy” in the United States. He believes that if Trump is re-elected, some Americans will have to flee the country because their rights will genuinely be at stake. . If that project [to destroy democracy] was to be in any way successful, you'd have to think about going somewhere that is a true democracy… , John Legend, to 'Cosmopolitan U.K.'. ... people will have to start thinking about going somewhere else. It is truly disturbing and concerning, John Legend, to 'Cosmopolitan U.K.'. Legend also revealed that he has considered leaving the U.S. if Trump is re-elected. . It would be hard to leave. But I don't know what one's supposed to do when you have a leader who is trying to destroy democracy … We can't bear another four years of this, John Legend, to 'Cosmopolitan U.K.'. Ultimately, Legend says he is “not nervous” about the 2020 election, as he believes the whole country is “exhausted” by Trump’s antics

First Female Recession Threatens Progress

9/11 Trial Pushed to August. But Even That's…

The trial of five alleged 9/11 plotters is unlikely to begin anytime before the 20th anniversary of the terrorist atrocity. Col. Stephen Keane, the judge who began overseeing the case against the five men earlier this month, has canceled all hearings for the rest of the year, citing pandemic travel...

AccuWeather's 2020-2021 US winter forecast

With fall underway, AccuWeather's long-range forecasters are now looking ahead to winter. As Lincoln Riddle reports, it could be an early start to the season for many.

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

Amtrak rider-in-chief Biden embarks on Rust Belt…

If America had an Amtrak rider-in-chief, Joe Biden would be it

McConnell weighs in on debate, white supremacy

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell weighed in on Tuesday night's fiery and often uncontrolled presidential debate echoing Sen. Mitt Romney's comments earlier in the day, saying "it was not Lincoln-Douglas." (Sept. 30)

Elvis Songwriter Mac Davis Dies

Mac Davis, who wrote hits including "A Little Less Conversation" and "In the Ghetto" for Elvis Presley before forging a successful solo career, has died. Jim Morey, the 78-year-old's longtime manager, says Davis died Tuesday in Nashville after becoming critically ill following heart surgery. As a country singer in the...

Venezuela receives gasoline from Iran amid surge…

Three ships loaded with gasoline from Iran have started to reach fuel-starved Venezuela amid simmering social unrest across the South American country

Trump tweets after debate: 'Two on one was not…

Trump tweets after debate: 'Two on one was not surprising, but fun'

After Grisly Gang Rape, a Forced 3am Cremation

Activists in India are urging police to explain the "inhumane decision" to cremate the body of a rape victim against her family's wishes—and after family members protesting the decision were allegedly beaten. The 19-year-old victim was a Dalit, meaning from the country's lowest caste. She spent two weeks in...

Trump now says he 'doesn't know' Proud Boys group

Donald Trump now insists he doesn't know who the Proud Boys are. "Whoever they are, they have to stand down. Let law enforcement do their work." Trumps' changed tone comes after he refused to condemn the white supremacist group. (Sept. 30)

Biden Targets Facebook Over Misinformation

Bateman back for Minnesota, but no Parsons for…

Minnesota is getting its star wide receiver back for an abbreviated Big Ten season

Barry Jenkins to Helm Sequel to Live-Action 'Lion…

Barry Jenkins to Helm Sequel to Live-Action 'Lion King' Movie. According to 'Entertainment Weekly,' Jenkins has signed on to direct a follow-up to Jon Favreau's 2019 film. Helping my sister raise two young boys during the '90s, I grew up with these characters, Barry Jenkins, via statement. Having the opportunity to work with Disney on expanding this magnificent tale of friendship, love and legacy... , Barry Jenkins, via statement. ... while furthering my work chronicling the lives and souls of folk within the African diaspora is a dream come true, Barry Jenkins, via statement. Though more details have yet to be released, Deadline predicts Jenkins' version may be a prequel or Mufasa origin story. Favreau's remake of the animated classic raked in over $1.6 billion worldwide. Oscar-winning Jenkins is best known for writing and directing 'Moonlight' and 'If Beale Street Could Talk.'

Dow Surges After Wild Debate

On Wednesday, US stocks climbed as investors woke up to a disorderly presidential debate. The debate revived concerns of a disputed election result. Premarket futures traded negative until Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC that he expected to reach a stimulus deal with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Business Insider reports that all three major US indexes opened in positive territory. Still, the S&P 500 is on track for its first monthly loss since March. US private firms added 749,000 payrolls last month, handily beating the median economist estimate of 649,000 payrolls.

Mariah Carey Reveals '90s Grunge Alter-Ego

During the day, she was manicured pop star Mariah Carey, recording megahit 1995 album Daydream . But at night, her secret alter-ego was recording a grunge album. "Just for laughs, but it got me through some dark days," the singer tweeted Sunday. In new memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey , Carey...

Aerial video reveals scorched landscape from…

The Glass Fire left thousands of people displaced as revealed in this aerial video over Santa Rosa, California, on Sept. 29, showing widespread burn areas.

Helen Reddy, 'I Am Woman' Singer, Dead at 78

Helen Reddy, 'I Am Woman' Singer, Dead at 78. According to a statement on her Facebook fan page, Reddy died Tuesday. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Helen Reddy, on the afternoon of September 29th 2020 in Los Angeles. , Statement, via Facebook. She was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother and a truly formidable woman, Statement, via Facebook. Reddy's 70s feminist anthem, "I Am Woman," topped the 'Billboard' Hot 100 chart in 1972. She won her first Grammy for the song in 1973. The Australian singer, also known for the songs "Delta Dawn" and "Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady," was nominated for another Grammy in 1976. The biopic, 'I Am Woman,' detailing Reddy's path to stardom, premiered last month. . Our hearts are broken. But we take comfort in the knowledge that her voice will live on forever, Statement, via Facebook

Astros sweep as Twins lose 18th straight in…

Carlos Correa hit a two-out, tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning for the Houston Astros, who produced another stifling pitching performance and swept Minnesota with a 3-1 victory

Comey: Trump 'spraying gasoline on a fire'

The former FBI Director James Comey says President Donald Trump's inability to condemn white supremacist groups is like "spraying gasoline with a fire hose" on a fire. Comey was testifying before a senate panel on the Trump-Russia probe. (Sept. 30)