More than 15,000 people in Arizona have registered to join a new political party floating a possible bipartisan “unity ticket” against Joe Biden and Donald Trump.
An author’s clash with a Georgia school district over a brief mention of a gay person during a presentation highlights the reach of conservatives’ push for what what they call parents’ rights.
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McCarthy still won’t commit to new Ukraine aids after meeting with Zelenskyy

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is delivering an upbeat message to U.S. lawmakers in a whirlwind visit to Washington. But Zelenskyy was facing Republicans who are now questioning the flow of American dollars that for 19 months has helped keep his troops in the fight against Russian forces.

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Bob Ross’ first TV painting listed for $9.85 million

‘A Walk in the Woods’ was the subject of the inaugural episode of Bob Ross’s iconic show, “The Joy of Painting.” 40 years later, a Minnesota art gallery has listed the painting for sale in a bid get the artist’s work in front of the public. (Sept. 20) (AP video: Mark Vancleave)

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2 Chainz: new joint-Lil Wayne album is complete

Grammy winner 2 Chainz says his new collaborative studio album with Lil Wayne, expectedly titled “COLLEGROVE 2” is complete and will be out before 2023 ends. The Grammy winner, who also hosts Amazon Music Live, says this new season will include guests like global superstar Ed Sheeran, Latin star Feid and more to be named. (Sept. 21)

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Inside a Ukrainian brigade’s arrival to a village on the way to Bakhmut

The recapture of a war-ravaged settlement in the embattled east was a small territorial win for Ukrainian troops taking part in a churning counteroffensive marked so far by small victories but no major breakthroughs. The taking of Andriivka, 10 kilometers (6 miles) south of Russian-occupied city of Bakhmut, underscored how difficult the multipronged counteroffensive is shaping up to be. The Associated Press spent two weeks with the 3rd Assault Brigade for an intimate glimpse into life on the frontlines. (Sept. 21) (AP video: Mstyslav Chernov)

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Philadelphia sheriff disputes controller report that her office can’t account for nearly 200 guns

Philadelphia Sheriff Rochelle Bilal said at a news conference that the controller’s report released earlier this week contained “misleading statements,” and she questioned the controller’s review. (Sept.21) (AP Video : Tassanee Vejpongsa)

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After cyberattack MGM casino resorts operations are coming back

MGM Resorts International says computers serving customers at its casino and hotel properties have been restored across the U.S. That’s 10 days after a cyberattack led it to shut down digital systems. (Sept. 20) (AP video by Ty O’Neil)

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New Brightline high-speed train links Miami and Orlando

The new service, operated by Brightline, is set to launch in Florida this week with big ramifications for the future of U.S. travel. (Sept. 21) (AP Video by Daniel Kozin)

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King Charles feted with grand banquet in France

France is rolling out the red carpet for King Charles III’s state visit at one of its most magnificent and emblematic monuments: The Palace of Versailles, which is celebrating its 400th anniversary. (Sept. 21)

The Mississippi Supreme Court has struck down part of a state law that would have allowed some circuit court judges to be appointed rather than elected in the capital city of Jackson and the surrounding county, which are both majority-Black.
The New Orleans Saints bring a 2-0 record into Lambeau Field as the Green Bay Packers hold their home opener Sunday.
Authorities say a 19-year-old was rescued after a filming stunt went wrong and left him dangling by a rope from California’s tallest bridge.
Kevin O’Connell and Brandon Staley were close enough in 2020 as assistants with the Los Angeles Rams that their kids were homeschooled together during the pandemic.
The way last season went for André Burakovsky, the Seattle Kraken forward didn’t have the chance at a relaxed summer.
The Browns are trying not to let Nick Chubb’s devastating knee injury derail their season. Cleveland had little time to regroup after Chubb, a four-time Pro Bowler, was hurt in Monday night’s loss at Pittsburgh.
The Tampa Buccaneers host the defending NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles in the only Week 3 matchup featuring unbeaten teams.
Chicago’s interim police superintendent says a White Sox game last month where two women were wounded by gunfire should have been stopped or delayed. Interim Supt.
This weekend, the Seattle Seahawks will celebrate its history by honoring the team that brought the franchise its only Super Bowl championship 10 years ago.
President Joe Biden will travel to Arizona next week to deliver a democracy-focused address that will also pay tribute to the late John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate who represented the state in the U.S.
San Francisco 49ers receiver Brandon Aiyuk will miss the game against the New York Giants with an injured shoulder.
China is telling assembled world leaders at the United Nations that it considers itself part of the Global South.
The leadership at Washington State and Oregon State believe they will have information within the next 30 days that they need to evaluate whether it makes sense to rebuild under the Pac-12 brand while also proceeding with a legal case to take control of the future direction of the conference.
Zach Wilson is not alone in having a tough time finding success against the New England Patriots’ defense.
Seattle Public Utilities is asking about 1.5 million customers in the Seattle area to use less water amid ongoing drought conditions.
Houston and Jacksonville have this much in common through two weeks: neither is thrilled with its offense.
Several Republican Wisconsin lawmakers have proposed impeaching the state’s top elections official. The move came Thursday as Democrats are fighting to keep Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Meagan Wolfe in office.
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on Alabama’s request to let it keep new GOP-drawn congressional lines in place as it fights a three-judge panel’s plan to create a second majority-Black district, or something close to it, in the state.
The unbeaten Miami Dolphins will bring one of the NFL’s most explosive offenses and an improving defense into their matchup with the winless Denver Broncos.
A 16-year-old has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for fatally shooting a student and injuring another at a Dallas-area school earlier this year.
The undefeated Dallas Cowboys try to keep rolling against the winless Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Dallas rolled through two games against the New York teams, beating the Giants 40-0 in Week 1 and the Jets 30-10 in Week 2.
Wisconsin wildlife officials are defending their decision not to set a hard cap on the state’s wolf population in front of a Republican-controlled legislative committee.
Toronto Blue Jays slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. got good news Thursday when an MRI on his right knee showed inflammation and no structural damage.
Brazil’s firefighters in the northeastern state of Bahia are battling wildfires, fanned by strong winds and abnormally high temperatures for the season.
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry watched as Nick Chubb’s season ended with a hit bending Chubb’s left knee the wrong direction.
Republican state lawmakers in North Carolina are attempting to exempt themselves from public records with a budget provision allowing them to keep any legislative document private.
The Baltimore Ravens host the Indianapolis Colts this weekend. But there will be no rematch between Lamar Jackson and Jonathan Taylor after they both put on a show two years ago in prime time.
The Biden administration is giving temporary legal status to Afghan migrants who have already been living in the country for a little over a year.