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Trump interviews Barrett while weighing a high court nominee

In this May 19, 2018, file photo, Amy Coney Barrett, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit judge, speaks during the University of Notre Dame's Law School commencement ceremony at the university, in South Bend, Ind. Barrett, a front-runner to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has established herself as a reliable conservative on hot-button legal issues from abortion to gun control. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, File)

President Donald Trump has met with the conservative appeals court judge, Amy Coney Barrett, who is considered the favorite to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

White House picks critic of dire climate predictions for NOAA chief scientist

The White House has tapped Ryan Maue, a meteorologist who has challenged connections between extreme weather and climate change, to serve as the new chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).The White House has...

Louisville police cancel vacations, prepare for decision in Breonna Taylor's death

This undated photo provided by Taylor family attorney Sam Aguiar shows Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky.  (Courtesy of Taylor family attorney Sam Aguiar via AP, File)

Louisville, Kentucky, police are canceling vacations and requests for days off in preparation for an announcement by the state attorney general on whether he plans to charge police officers in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor

Colleges become COVID breeding grounds threatening to spill over into communities

Movers wearing protective masks help students move into freshman housing at South Campus Plaza on the San Diego State University campus in San Diego, Calif., on Aug. 21, 2020. (Bloomberg photo by Bing Guan)

College administrators and government officials summoned students back to campus. Now, they are presiding over viral reservoirs poised to release a flood of infected undergraduates at Thanksgiving -- if they make it that far.


CDC changes, then retracts, web posting on how virus spreads

In this Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, file photo, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield puts his mask back on after speaking at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on a

The top U.S. public health agency stirred confusion by posting — and then taking down — an apparent change in its position on how easily the coronavirus can spread from person to person through the air

Advisory committee urges an extra month for 2020 census

Rumble, the mascot of the Oklahoma City Thunder NBA basketball team, holds signs encouraging participation in the U.S. Census, at a drive-thru Census Mobile Questionnaire Assistance (MQA) event outside the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

A top advisory committee to the U.S. Census Bureau is urging the statistical agency to allow the once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident to continue through October instead of finishing at the end of September

Navalny says nerve agent was found 'in and on' his body

In this photo published by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on his Instagram account on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia pose for a photo in a hospital in Berlin. Navalny on Monday demanded that Russia returned clothes he was wearing on the day he fell into a coma, calling it a “crucial piece of evidence” of a suspected nerve agent poisoning he is being treated for at the German hospital. (Navalny Instagram via AP)

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has demanded that Russia return the clothes he was wearing on the day he fell into a coma, calling it a “crucial piece of evidence” in his poisoning

Tropical Storm Beta forecast to make landfall Monday

The cross that stands on the beach near the intersection of Highway 124 and Highway 87 gets buffeted by the high seas on Bolivar Peninsula, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Tropical Storm Beta was expected this week to bring heavy rainfall to parts of the upper Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana, adding to the stress and worry residents and officials have already dealt with during a busy hurricane season. (Fran Ruchalski/The Beaumont Enterprise via AP)

Tropical storm conditions were beginning Monday in parts of Texas and Louisiana as Tropical Storm Beta slowly works its way into a part of the country that's already been drenched and battered during a busy hurricane season

Ginsburg's death leaves eight justices to deal with the election

This Sept. 19, 2020, photo provided by the Supreme Court, shows the Bench draped for the death of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court in Washington. (Fred Schilling/Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States via AP)

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg means eight justices would have to decide issues around what is shaping up to be the most litigated election in U.S. history, with a 4-4 deadlock a distinct possibility.

Poll: Most Americans say wait for election to replace Ginsburg

In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is shown at the Supreme Court Building in Washington.. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

The majority of Americans, including many Republicans, said the appointment of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's successor to the U.S. Supreme Court should be left to the winner of the November presidential election, Reuters reported, citing the Reuters/Ipsos...

Analysis: U.S. to hit 200K virus dead; Trump sees no need for regret

In this Aug. 31, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington. Most Americans are deeply pessimistic about the direction of the country and skeptical of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.  That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey shows that roughly 7 in 10 Americans think the nation is on the wrong track. And as the nation nears 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, just 39% of Americans approve of Trump's handling of the health crisis. Americans have a more favorable views of public health officials, as they have throughout the pandemic. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The United States is approaching 200,000 official deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, and the virus continues to spread

'Schitt's Creek' sweeps comedy categories at Emmy Awards

“Schitt’s Creek” has capped a huge night at the Emmy Awards — completing a clean sweep of the show's comedy categories

Woman arrested for allegedly sending poisoned letter to Trump

A woman has been arrested in the case of the ricin-laced package that was sent to President Donald Trump. She was picked up as she tried to cross from Canada into the United States, CNN reported. Authorities intercepted a package...

Reports claim Bahrain stopped militants planning attacks

Saudi state TV is reporting that Bahrain broke up a plot by militants backed by Iran to launch attacks on diplomats and foreigners in the island nation home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, just days after normalizing relations with Israel

Tadej Pogacar wins COVID-defying Tour de France

Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, Richard Carapaz of Ecuador, runner-up to Pogacar as best climber wearing the dotted jersey, Spain's Enric Mas, runner-up to Pogacar for the best young rider wearing the white jersey, and Sam Bennett of Ireland, wearing the best sprinter's green jersey, and Most combative rider of the Tour de France, Marc Hirschi of Switzerland, left, take the start of the twenty-first and last stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 122 kilometers (75.8 miles), from Mantes-la-Jolie to Paris, France, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/=332028000404=)

In a stunning performance for the ages, Tour de France rookie Tadej Pogacar has won cycling’s showpiece race on the eve of his 22nd birthday

Southern California wildfire grows, burns nature center

Jesse Vasquez, of the San Bernardino County Fire Department, hoses down hot spots from the Bobcat Fire on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Valyermo, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The destruction wrought by a wind-driven wildfire in the mountains northeast of Los Angeles is approaching 156 square miles, burning structures, homes and a nature center in a famed Southern California wildlife sanctuary in foothill desert...

Tropical Storm Beta churns slowly toward Texas, Louisiana

Stacey Young gives her daughter, Kylee Potts, a piggyback ride across the flooding Stewart Beach parking lot in Galveston, Texas on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Tropical Storm Beta continues to move through the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to bring tidal surge and heavy rain to the area.  (Stuart Villanueva/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)

Forecasters say Tropical Storm Beta is making a slow crawl to the shores of Texas and Louisiana, casting worries about heavy rain, flooding and storm surge across the Gulf Coast

Homes burned as winds push California fire into desert floor

The wind whips embers from the Joshua trees burned by the Bobcat Fire in Juniper Hills, Calif., Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Strong afternoon winds intensified a wildfire burning for nearly two weeks in mountains northeast of Los Angeles, prompting authorities to issue evacuation orders Saturday for desert communities that lost some homes a day earlier



Not with a gun on Fifth Avenue, but Trump killed a family friend

The president's decision not to tell Americans how deadly COVID would be cost many lives, including...


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