In Appalachia, people watch COVID-19, race issues from afar

A Dollar General store sign is illuminated along a street in Zanesville, Ohio, on Sunday, July 26, 2020. Often, the most crowded parking lots are at the ubiquitous Dollar General and …

Japan ‘Twitter killer’ pleads guilty to murders

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Takahiro Shiraishi after his arrest in 2017 A Japanese man has pleaded guilty to murdering nine people after contacting them on Twitter, in a high-profile case …

US election: Rules on debates to change after Trump-Biden spat

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption TV ratings show far fewer people watched the debate than was expected The commission that oversees US presidential debates says it will change the format to …

Glass Fire Rages Across Northern California, Burning Thousands Of Acres – NPR

Charred framing remains, Monday, Sept. 28, at the Restaurant at Meadowood, which burned in the Glass Fire, in St. Helena, Calif. Noah Berger/AP hide caption toggle caption Noah Berger/AP Charred framing …

California approves task force to consider paying reparations for slavery | TheHill – The Hill

California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomOVERNIGHT ENERGY: EPA questions legality of California’s move on gas-powered cars | COVID-19 relief bill would require aided utilities to suspend shutoffs | Trump offshore energy pause …

California to ban chokeholds, independently review police shootings under newly signed laws – POLITICO

Gov. Gavin Newsom | Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo By ALEXANDER NIEVES 09/30/2020 06:27 PM EDT Updated 09/30/2020 08:30 PM EDT 2020-09-30T08:30-0400 OAKLAND — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed policing bills that …

Stimulus Update: House Dems Delay Vote On New $2.2 Trillion Stimulus Bill; Common Ground On Stimulus Checks, But Chasm On State Aid – Forbes

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats are delaying a vote on the $2.2 trillion updated … [+] Heroes Act to give Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin more time …

Moderator Chris Wallace Calls Debate ‘a Terrible Missed Opportunity’ – The New York Times

“I’m just sad with the way last night turned out.” Chris Wallace, the “Fox News Sunday” anchor and moderator of Tuesday’s melee of a debate between President Trump and Joseph R. …

Chris Wallace Calls Debate ‘a Terrible Missed Opportunity’ – The New York Times

“I’m just sad with the way last night turned out.” Chris Wallace, the “Fox News Sunday” anchor and moderator of Tuesday’s melee of a debate between President Trump and Joseph R. …

Trump signs bill to prevent government shutdown after funding briefly lapses – CNBC

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks at a press conference at the US Capitol on September 22, 2020 in Washington, DC, as McConnell said in a statement that the …

Trump Proud Boys remark echoes Charlottesville

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday tried to walk back his refusal to outright condemn a far right facist group during his debate with Democrat Joe Biden, but the …

US imposes sanctions on Cuba’s Raul Castro’s son-in-law

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration is targeting the son-in-law of retired Cuban leader Raul Castro with sanctions as it steps up its campaign against the communist island’s government ahead of the US …