UN diplomacy goes impersonal, but what’s lost…

This year, in the pandemic era, the spectacle of the U.N. General Assembly is still happening at the United Nations

Professor Who Built Startups at School Can Sue…

A decade ago, the Georgia Institute of Technology fired a professor, saying that, by launching secret startups tied to his university work, he'd crossed the line between academic research and the tech industry. Joy Laskar was indicted on charges of misusing $1 million in university money but never tried in...

Storm surge from Beta hammers Texas coast

Storm surge from Beta has caused flooding and damage in Surfside Beach, Texas, as it approaches the coast.

Declaration of UN's 75th anniversary urges global…

The world’s often-divided nations have united to adopt a declaration commemorating the 75th anniversary of the United Nations

Questions in Ronald Greene's Death Bring FBI Into…

The FBI has launched a civil rights investigation after Ronald Greene's family raised doubts about the official account of his death last year. Louisiana authorities had told the family that Greene failed to stop after a traffic violation and died of injuries caused by a crash after a high-speed chase....

Today in History for September 22nd

Highlights of this day in history: Nathan Hale hanged in the American Revolution; Iraq invades Iran; President Gerald Ford faces a second assassination attempt in weeks; 'Fiddler on the Roof' hits Broadway; Songwriter Irving Berlin dies. (Sept. 22)

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Police release footage after officers shoot…

Body camera footage released Monday from a police shooting that seriously injured a 13-year-old autistic boy in Utah shows that officers shot the boy after his mother asked for help getting him to a hospital and officers agreed to talk to him

Anti-Fauci RedState Editor Unmasked as Fauci…

The managing editor of conservative website RedState, who slammed the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases and director Dr. Anthony Fauci in numerous angry posts this year, has been unmasked as an NIAID employee. Bill Crews, who used the name "streiff" at RedState, is a public affairs specialist at...

Firefighters battle to protect house from Bobcat…

The Los Angeles County firefighters fought to protect this house from the Bobcat Fire in Palmdale on Sept. 18. The fire burned over 105,000 acres on Sept. 21.

Aniston is award-worthy first responder in Emmy…

Jennifer Aniston missed out on an Emmy but was an award-worthy first responder when a stunt got overheated

Figures Show How Much DeJoy Slowed the Mail

Mail delivery was humming along, despite the pandemic, when Louis DeJoy took office in June as US postmaster general. First-class mail was reaching its destination just a couple of percentage points below the Postal Service's goal of 95% of the time. DeJoy, appointed by President Trump, quickly made changes that...

Documentary examines how White House photographer…

A new documentary called "The Way I See It" follows Pete Souza, the former official White House photographer for Presidents Reagan and Obama. (Sept. 21)

White minister who supported Montgomery bus…

The only white minister to support the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott has died

Cory Gardner in Spotlight Over Senate SCOTUS Vote

Mitch McConnell already had two GOP senators say they don't think the Senate should vote on Ruth Bader Ginsburg's successor before Election Day. And Republicans have only a three-vote majority over Democrats, meaning McConnell wants no more defections. So who might flip? The New York Times has Colorado's Cory Gardner,...

Chunk of pier torn by Beta's storm surge

A large piece of the 61st Street Pier in Galveston, Texas, tore off due to storm surge from Beta and washed ashore on the beach on Sept. 21.

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Former Wisconsin police chief to review Jacob…

Wisconsin’s attorney general has selected a former Madison police chief to serve as an independent consultant for prosecutors weighing whether to file charges against the officer who shot Jacob Blake, a Black man who was left paralyzed from the waist down

CDC Makes 'Profound' Change on COVID, Then…

Late last week, the CDC quietly issued new guidance on how the coronavirus spreads, one considered by health experts to reflect a "profound shift" in thinking, per the Los Angeles Times . On Monday, however, the agency removed the update from its website and said it was a draft version that...

Big unknown with Beta is how much rain it brings

As Tropical Storm Beta batters the Texas coast, the biggest unknown is how much rainfall it could produce in areas that have already seen their share of damaging weather during a busy hurricane season. (Sept. 21)

Campus outbreak threatens San Diego's economic…

A coronavirus outbreak at a college has pushed one of California's largest counties to the brink of more business shutdowns

Florida Connection Improves Odds of One Court…

President Trump told Fox News on Monday that he expects to name his choice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday or Saturday, reports the Hill . Trump says he has five names on his short list, though he did not say who they were. One leading contender is thought to...

The first day of autumn arrives

This year, in the Northern Hemisphere, the autumn equinox arrived on Sept. 22, at 9:30 a.m.

Powell: Many small companies can borrow without…

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell says that many mid-sized U.S. businesses are now able to borrow from banks, suggesting that the need for a Fed lending program designed to serve struggling mid-size businesses has waned

Joe Rogan on Wildfire Rumors: 'I'm Very Upset…

Comedian Joe Rogan moved his popular eponymous podcast to Spotify at the beginning of the month, and he got things moving last week by making an accusation regarding wildfires near Portland, Ore. "There is a madness going on there," Rogan said during Thursday's podcast, per CNN Business . "You want to...

Graham: I'll 'lead the charge' to replace Ginsburg

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says he believes his role in the confirmation process for a new Supreme Court justice will likely bolster his reelection bid. (Sept. 21)

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Atlantic City is leading a wave of female casino…

Women now run four of Atlantic City’s nine casinos in what some industry executives and observers say could be the future of the gambling industry

Bar Owner Charged With Killing Protester Commits…

The white Nebraska bar owner charged with the fatal shooting of a Black protester killed himself Sunday, his attorneys announced. Jake Gardner, 38, was in Oregon at the time; he had been scheduled to return to Omaha on Sunday night and surrender to authorities over James Scurlock's death, the Omaha...

North Carolina coast feeling the effects from…

On Sept. 21, Morehead City, North Carolina, dealt with tides and coastal flooding swelled up by the distant Hurricane Teddy, which is expected to reach Canada.