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 Miami Marlins lead 1-0 in a three-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Chicago Cubs head into the matchup with the Milwaukee Brewers after losing four in a row.
The Cleveland Guardians bring a 1-0 lead into the next game of the series against the Detroit Tigers.
The Washington Nationals play the Atlanta Braves with a 1-0 series lead.
The Toronto Blue Jays play the Tampa Bay Rays after Bo Bichette’s four-hit game on Friday.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will aim for their 100th victory of the season when they visit the San Francisco Giants.
The New York Mets open a three-game series at home against the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has released an address marking the one-year anniversary of Moscow’s unilateral annexation of four Ukrainian regions.
The Los Angeles Angels lead 1-0 in a three-game series with the Oakland Athletics.
The Baltimore Orioles host the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.
The Seattle Mariners lead 2-0 in a four-game series against the Texas Rangers.
The Kansas City Royals host the New York Yankees looking to continue a four-game home winning streak.
The San Diego Padres visit the Chicago White Sox trying to prolong a three-game road winning streak.
The St. Louis Cardinals host the Cincinnati Reds looking to end a four-game home skid.
The Minnesota Twins hit the road against the Colorado Rockies trying to extend a three-game road winning streak.
Taiwanese sisters Chan Yung-jan and Chan Hao-ching took gold Saturday in women’s doubles tennis at the Asian Games and are now looking ahead to next year’s Olympics in Paris.
Palestinian health officials say Israeli soldiers have shot and killed a Palestinian man in the West Bank.
Turkey’s oldest film festival has been canceled amid controversy surrounding a politically sensitive documentary about the aftermath of a 2016 coup attempt.
The Houston Astros take a 1-0 advantage into the next game of the series against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Pope Francis is presiding over a ceremony to create 21 new cardinals. They include key figures at the Vatican and in the field who will help enact his reforms and cement his legacy.
Police say a semitruck carrying ammonia overturned in an Illinois county, spilling the chemical and causing an evacuation of area residents.
The Collingwood Magpies have won a record-equaling 16th Aussie rules football title with a four-point win over the Brisbane Lions in the Australian Football League grand final.
Voters in Slovakia are casting ballots in an early parliamentary election that pits a populist former prime minister who campaigned on a pro-Russia and anti-American message against a liberal, pro-West newcomer.
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.