Student loan payments start up again for most borrowers in October, but more than 800,000 people who have been paying for years are having their loans forgiven.
The U.S. West Coast produces over 90% of America’s wine, but it’s also prone to wildfires.
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Biden warns Trump’s MAGA ‘extremist movement’ is a threat to democracy

President Joe Biden issued a dire warning Thursday that Donald Trump and his “extremist” MAGA allies are a serious threat to American democracy. And he urged Americans not to ‘sit on the sidelines,’ but instead engage to save the nation. (Sept. 28)

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Minimum wage up to $20 for fast food workers in CA

A new law in California will raise the minimum wage for fast food workers to $20 per hour next year. (Sept.28) (AP Video shot by Terry Chea/ Damian Dovarganes) (AP Production by Ao Gao)

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Menendez tells Senate colleagues he won’t resign due to bribery charges

New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez remained defiant in the face of federal bribery charges, telling a room full of his Senate Democratic colleagues during a closed-door caucus luncheon that he has no plans to resign. (September 28)

FILE - British actor Michael Gambon arrives in Trafalgar Square, in central London, for the world premiere of "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2," the last film in the series, on July 7, 2011. Gambon, who was known to many for his portrayal of Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore in six of eight “Harry Potter” films, died. He was 82. A statement by his family, issued by his publicist on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, said he died following “a bout of pneumonia.” (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)
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‘Harry Potter’ actor Gambon dies aged 82

Veteran actor Michael Gambon, who was known to many for his portrayal of Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore in six of the eight “Harry Potter” films, has died, his publicist said Thursday. He was 82. (Sept. 28)

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Iraq wedding turns into deadly nightmare

Iraqi families have buried some of those killed by a fire in Hamdaniya in northern Iraq as the Iraqi Red Moon continue to find bodies in the rubble (September 28).

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Thousands flee as the seperatist government of Nagorno-Karabakh says it will dissolve

The separatist government of Nagorno-Karabakh said Thursday it will dissolve itself and the unrecognized republic will cease to exist by year’s end after a three-decade bid for independence, while Armenian officials said over half of the region’s population has already fled. (Sept. 28)

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Video appears to show soldier who crossed into North Korea arrive in US

Pvt. Travis King, the American soldier who sprinted into North Korea two months ago, arrived back in the U.S. early Thursday, video appeared to show. (Sept. 28)

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Judge rules Donald Trump defrauded banks and insurers while building real estate empire

A judge ruled Tuesday that Donald Trump committed fraud for years while building the real estate empire that catapulted him to fame and the White House, and he ordered some of the former president’s companies removed from his control and dissolved. (Sept. 27)(AP Video: David R. Martin)

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Travis Kelce notes Taylor Swift’s ‘bold’ appearance at Chiefs game, mum about any relationship

Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce calls Taylor Swift’s appearance at the Chiefs’ victory over the Chicago Bears “pretty bold” but wants to remain private about any relationship with the superstar singer. (Sept. 27)

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Salt water wedge in the Mississippi River threatens drinking water in Louisiana

Salt water creeping up the Mississippi River is threatening drinking water supplies in some Louisiana communities, including New Orleans. (Sept. 26)

The New York Liberty will take on the Connecticut Sun. The teams meet for the eighth time this season.
Poland’s opposition leader Donald Tusk is leading a march in Warsaw on Sunday aimed at energizing supporters and winning new hearts in his against-the-odds battle to unseat the right-wing government in the nation’s upcoming parliamentary election.
Los Angeles FC heads into a matchup with Real Salt Lake after recording two straight shutout wins.
Kedon Slovis threw for 223 yards and two touchdowns to lead BYU to a 35-27 victory over Cincinnati on Friday night.
New Jersey Republicans are seizing on flashpoint issues ahead of this November’s election. In recent talking points, they’ve been stoking skepticism toward offshore wind turbines.
J.P. Crawford hit his third career grand slam, Ty France and Josh Rojas hit solo homers and the Seattle Mariners stayed in the thick of the American League playoff race with an 8-0 win over the Texas Rangers.
Freddie Freeman hit his 59th double of the season and scored on a three-run homer by J.D. Martinez, and the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2.
Two Colorado gun control laws taking effect will require that firearm buyers wait three days before receiving their weapon and open up the gun industry to some legal liability.
Maldivians are voting in the runoff presidential election that has turned into a virtual referendum on which regional power, India or China, will have the biggest influence in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation.
An official Chinese survey says the country’s factory activity has recorded its first expansion in six months, providing another sign that the world’s second-largest economy is gradually improving following its post-pandemic malaise.
Smoke Harris returned a punt 67 yards for a touchdown, Louisiana used several breaks en route to a key score on the first play of the fourth quarter and the Bulldogs defeated UTEP 24-10.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A’ja Wilson had 13 points and 13 rebounds, including a tying layup late, and the defending WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces advanced to the finals for the third time in four years, scoring the game’s final 11 points to beat the Dallas Wings 64-61 on Friday night.
José Abreu hit a two-run double, José Urquidy pitched six shutout innings in an emergency start and the Houston Astros held off the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1.
Davis Daniel pitched five scoreless innings for his first major league win, helping the Los Angeles Angels beat Oakland 5-1 and sending the Athletics to their 111th loss.
Before he was assigned to investigate President Joe Biden’s son, Leo Wise built a reputation in Baltimore as a tough and hard-charging federal prosecutor, taking on powerful figures, whether a gang of corrupt cops, a police commissioner, a top local prosecutor or even the city’s mayor.
A’ja Wilson had 13 points and 13 rebounds, and the defending WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces advanced to the finals for the third time in four years, beating the Dallas Wings 64-61 for a three-game sweep.
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The Chicago Cubs were pushed to the brink of playoff elimination by the NL Central champion Milwaukee Brewers, who won 4-3 on Carlos Santana’s run-scoring double in the 10th inning.
Cincinnati hit six home runs including Nick Martini’s three-run shot in the first inning in a 19-2 rout of the St.
Ryan Jeffers had three hits, including one of three Minnesota home runs, and Michael A. Taylor homered and tripled to help the playoff-bound Twins beat the Colorado Rockies 7-6 on Friday night.
Every batter Kansas City sent up against Yankees starter Carlos Rodón scored, resulting in a nine-run first inning, and the Royals rolled to a 12-5 victory over New York.
The high-spending San Diego Padres were eliminated from postseason contention despite a 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox.
Carter Kieboom, Jake Alu, Keibert Ruiz, Dominic Smith and Lane Thomas homered to help the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 10-6 on Friday night.
Brock Travelstead drilled a 53-yard field goal with 5:32 remaining and Louisville remained undefeated by beating North Carolina State 13-10 by not allowing a second-half point Friday night.
A fourth Bahraini soldier has died of his wounds after an attack earlier this week by Yemen’s Houthi rebels targeted forces patrolling Saudi Arabia’s southern border.
TORONTO (AP) — Alejandro Kirk homered and drove in three runs, Bo Bichette had four hits and the Toronto Blue Jays put themselves on the brink of a playoff berth by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 11-4 on Friday night.
Alejandro Kirk homered and drove in three runs, Bo Bichette had four hits and the Toronto Blue Jays put themselves on the brink of a playoff berth by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 11-4.
John Volker scored on a 1-yard run with 2:07 to play and Princeton pulled out a 10-7 win over Columbia in an Ivy League opener on a rainy Friday night.
Miguel Cabrera had three hits, including two doubles, but the Cleveland Indians spoiled the first day of his valedictory weekend with a 7-5 win over the Detroit Tigers.