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1 Officer Indicted in Breonna Taylor Case; Not for Her Death

Wednesday Sep 23, 2020
A Kentucky grand jury on Wednesday indicted a single former police officer for shooting into neighboring apartments but did not move forward with charges against any officers for their role in Breonna Taylor's death.

Roberts: Ginsburg was 'Tough, Brave, a Fighter, a Winner'

By Mark Sherman and Matthew Barakat | Wednesday Sep 23, 2020
Chief Justice John Roberts says the words that best describe the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg are "tough, brave, a fighter, a winner" but also "thoughtful, careful, compassionate, honest."

Miranda July Dreams Up a Con Family in 'Kajillionaire'

By Lindsey Bahr | Wednesday Sep 23, 2020
Miranda July doesn't seem to have fair-weather fans. There are those who are obsessed. And there are those who don't know who she is. There is no in between.

200,000 Dead as Trump Vilifies Science, Prioritizes Politics

By Jason Dearen | Wednesday Sep 23, 2020
Over the past six months, the Trump administration has prioritized politics over science at key moments, refusing to follow expert advice that might have contained the spread of the virus and COVID-19, the disease it causes.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's Next Big Bet Rides on Better Batteries

By Michael Liedtke and Tom Krisher | Wednesday Sep 23, 2020
Tesla is working on new battery technology that CEO Elon Musk says will enable the company within the next three years to make more affordable cars that can travel dramatically longer distances on a single charge.

Elton John Announces New North American Dates for Final Tour

By Mesfin Fekadu | Wednesday Sep 23, 2020
After postponing several shows because of the coronavirus pandemic, Elton John is saying hello to the yellow brick road of touring.

Cindy McCain Rebukes Fellow Republican Trump to Back Biden

By Jonathan J. Cooper | Wednesday Sep 23, 2020
Cindy McCain has endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president in a rebuke of President Donald Trump by the widow of the Republican Party's 2008 nominee.

Milan Fashion Show Seeks to Inject Optimism in Hybrid Event

By Colleen Barry | Wednesday Sep 23, 2020
The Italian fashion industry is moving to inject optimism into luxury's dismal year, staging 23 live runway shows and 37 presentations during a hybrid live-digital Milan Fashion Week.

'Unfathomable': Coronavirus US Death Toll Tops 200K

By Carla K. Johnson | Wednesday Sep 23, 2020
The number of dead is equivalent to a 9/11 attack every day for 67 days. It is roughly equal to the population of Salt Lake City or Huntsville, Alabama.

Late-Stage Study of First Single-Shot Vaccine Begins in US

By Linda A. Johnson | Wednesday Sep 23, 2020
The study starting Wednesday will be one of the world's largest coronavirus vaccine studies so far, testing the shot in 60,000 volunteers in the U.S., South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.

Soraya Santiago, Puerto Rico LGBTQ Icon, Dies at 73

By Dánica Coto | Wednesday Sep 23, 2020
Soraya Santiago, the first person from Puerto Rico to undergo gender reassignment surgery and a longtime icon for the U.S. territory's LGBTQ community, has died. She was 73.

Mars Drops Uncle Ben's, Reveals New Name for Rice Brand

By Alexandra Olson | Wednesday Sep 23, 2020
The Uncle Ben's rice brand is getting a new name: Ben's Original.

'Justice Joan' Larsen Emerges as Finalist for Supreme Court

By Ryan J. Foley | Wednesday Sep 23, 2020
One of the women on Donald Trump's short list to succeed Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court got her first taste of politics as a college student stuffing envelopes for Democrat Joe Biden's 1988 presidential run.

Court, COVID, Race are Topics for First Trump-Biden Debate

By Zeke Miller | Tuesday Sep 22, 2020
President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will face off on the Supreme Court, the coronavirus pandemic and race and violence in the nation's cities next week when they meet for their first presidential debate.

Romney OKs Voting on Court Nominee, All but Assures Approval

By Lisa Mascaro, Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire | Tuesday Sep 22, 2020
Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney said he supports voting to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court, all but ensuring President Donald Trump has the backing needed to push the nomination over Democratic objections.

Ginsburg's Style Was More Than a Subtle Courtroom Statement

By Jessica Gresko | Tuesday Sep 22, 2020
Along with her glasses, lace gloves and fabric hair ties known as scrunchies, they were part of the signature style of the justice, who died last week at age 87.

Another Record Low in Viewership for 'Pandemmys'

By David Bauder | Tuesday Sep 22, 2020
The novelty of television stars getting Emmy Awards delivered to their homes wasn't enough to keep the annual show from slipping further in popularity.

Hollywood Unions, Studios Agree on Rules to Start Production

Tuesday Sep 22, 2020
Hollywood's unions announced Monday that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad resumption of production of films and television after six months of stagnant sets and widespread unemployment.

UK's Johnson Slams Brakes on Reopening as COVID Cases Surge

By Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless | Tuesday Sep 22, 2020
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has slammed the brakes on the country's return to offices, saying people should work from home if possible, to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Who's a Hypocrite? GOP, Dems Debate Past Comments on Court

By Matthew Daly | Tuesday Sep 22, 2020
The "H" word — hypocrisy — is suddenly in vogue at the Capitol as lawmakers debate how quickly to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court following the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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