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    Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories:Personal FinanceYou could win $10,000 in cash, an electric car or an HDTV for filling out your Census 2020 form Participation in the decennial census is mandatory, but some municipalities are sweetening the deal with contests offering money or gifts for participating.New study estimates link between in-person college reopenings...
    A Manhattan Supreme Court judge rejected Eric Trump's request to delay his deposition until after Nov. 3, ruling that the court is 'not bound by timelines of the national election.' Judge Arthur Engoron of the Manhattan Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Eric Trump must testify...
            by Carrie Sheffield  Some China observers are wary of a potential $40 billion initial public offering (IPO) by tech giant Ant Technology Group, saying the funds could underwrite China’s human rights abuses and risk U.S. national security. The Committee on the Present Danger: China (CPDC) is urging the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, U.S. investment banks and the Trump administration to...
    Most voters don’t expect the race for the White House to be settled on the night of the Nov. 3 general election, according to a new national poll. Sixty-three percent of likely voters nationwide questioned in a Quinnipiac University public opinion survey released on Wednesday said they won’t know the winner of the contest between Democratic...
    Getty Former national security adviser H.R. McMaster on Wednesday told CNN that he wishes President Donald Trump would recognize that Russian President Vladimir Putin is not his friend.  “I wish President Trump would just realize…Vladimir Putin is not his friend,” McMaster said to CNN’s Jim Sciutto. “It’s self-delusion…Putin is the best...
    Protesters immediately took to the streets in Louisville, Kentucky, on Wednesday afternoon after a grand jury indicted only one of the three police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.  Hundreds had gathered in Jefferson Square Park downtown Louisville to hear the jury's decision and erupted in anger, disgust and mourning as the...
    After being closed since last week due to hazardous levels of wildfire smoke, Yosemite National Park will reopen to the public at 9 a.m. on Friday. Park officials made the announcement Wednesday. They said that conditions have improved since last Thursday, when the park was closed because the smoke levels were so thick from nearby...
    By Reuters TV SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A cougar cub was captured in a posh Santiago neighborhood near the foothills of the Andes mountains, National Zoo officials said, the latest in a rash of recent wild cat sightings in the Chilean capital. The cougar, a native species, had been spotted wandering around the suburb of Las...
    YOSEMITE (CBS SF) — Officials in Yosemite National Park announced Tuesday that the park will reopen to all visitors Friday morning after an over week-long closure due to wildfire smoke and hazardous air quality. Smoke from the Creek Fire and other wildfires has been impacting visitors to the park since Labor Day Weekend. The park...
    Yosemite National Park will reopen Friday, with a gradual reopening of visitor services over the weekend. The move, announced Wednesday, follows a Sept. 17 closure because of unhealthy air quality. National Park Service officials said campsites in Yosemite Valley will be available for campers beginning Friday. (The campground takes bookings at recreation.gov.) The park will...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Illinois National Guard has been put on standby for the reaction to the charging decision in Breonna Taylor's police shooting death.Kentucky officials announced Wednesday afternoon that Louisville Officer Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment in connection to the police raid on the night of March 13.After the...
    (CNN) — Oregon, Washington and other areas of the West will get a welcome break from dry weather Thursday and Friday, with some rain in the forecast. But for the wildfire-weary, another bout of dry weather returns this weekend and could last weeks. Along with already dry fuel on the ground, the forecast will mean more...
    The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts granted concept approval Sept. 17 to a planned hotel by 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW that it rejected three times previously for being out of touch with its surroundings. The latest version for the proposed building at 280 12th St. SW was still too tall for the liking...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The National Aviary jumped into action when one of their birds, an endangered species, became ill recently and was found to be in kidney failure. When Joanie, the Wattled Curassow, became lethargic and started skipping her meals, Aviary keepers removed her from the Wetlands exhibit for a series...
    President Donald Trump will hold a discussion with state attorneys general on “protecting consumers from social media abuses” at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Trump has targeted Chinese-owned TikTok for national security and data privacy concerns in the latest flashpoint in the rising tensions between Washington and Beijing. The president’s support for a deal comes just a...
    Getty Images United Airlines is turning to a Google-powered interactive maps to help still-scarce travelers find destinations that fit the coronavirus era. The map, which launched on United's website Wednesday, allows travelers to punch in the most they want to spend on a ticket and filter airports by their destination activities or descriptions: beaches, beer and...
    The Florida State Seminoles and Miami Hurricanes square off this Saturday but the rivalry game doesn’t have the same cache as it did in the 80s and 90s during their heyday. The rivalry between Florida State and Miami used to be one of the best in all of college football. It was at its peak in...
    BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambian lawmakers loyal to President Adama Barrow on Wednesday said they had voted against a new constitution that would have barred him from serving two more terms because the charter's retroactive provision was unlawful. After days of intense debate, 31 lawmakers in the West African nation's parliament voted to reject the draft...
    Right-wing activists fling mud at Joe Biden's Catholic credentials as the 2020 election splits American Catholic voters in an unprecedented way. Attorney General William Barr received an award at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast this morning for Christian faithfulness, amid widespread condemnation by Catholic leaders...
    Uncle Ben's, the country's top-selling rice product between 1950 and 1990 owned by Mars Incorportated, has changed its brand name. Parent company Mars Food made the anouncement on Wednesday, Sept. 23 after announcing in June it would be rebranding amid criticism for racial stereotyping. The newly branded rice product will be known as "Ben's Original," and...
    GOP Sen. John Cornyn of Texas (right) is in a tougher-than-expected reelection race as the presidential contest rages. Texas? Yep. It appears things are a little worse there for Republicans than many of us might have imagined. When the Republican National Committee made cash transfers to six battleground states last month for their get-out-the-vote efforts, Texas...
    At least two lawsuits filed in federal court argue that the national eviction moratorium issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Trump administration earlier this month is unconstitutional. The National Apartment Association, a trade group that represents the apartment segment of the rental housing industry, recently joined a lawsuit filed...
    The National Guard was activated in Louisville, Kentucky, ahead of a Wednesday grand jury report on the Breonna Taylor police shooting, numerous sources reported. Louisville police: National Guard has been activated. #BreonnaTaylor #MSNBC — Cal Perry (@CalNBC) September 23, 2020 National guard will be assisting Louisville police in aftermath of Cameron’s announcement, Schroeder confirms....
    PADRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE, Texas – Two Texas anglers caught the same lemon shark nearly one year apart but with one major difference -- the 123-inch shark is very visibly pregnant in the second photo. Both catches were part of the Texas Shark Rodeo, a catch-photo-release, team-oriented, shark fishing tournament with an emphasis on tagging...
    COPPER CENTER, Alaska (AP) — A hunter has been killed by a grizzly bear in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. It’s the first-ever grizzly attack death in the nation’s largest national park. Park officials said in a statement that the hunter was killed Sunday, attacked while the hunter and a friend were near...
    A hunter was attacked and killed by a grizzly bear in an Alaska state park – a first in the nature preserve, officials announced. The victim was in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve during a 10-day moose hunting trip on Sunday when the bear attacked, the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) announced Tuesday. The hunter, whose name, age and...
    Every Bravo Star Who Quit or Was Fired in 2020 10 Guaranteed Ways to Retire Rich Bringing Golf Back: What is the PGA Tours impact on local communities? Golfweek and USA TODAY Sports spoke to Travelers Championship tournament director Nathan Grube and CEO of the Monterey Peninsula Foundation Steve John about why the PGA...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Illinois National Guard has been put on standby for the reaction to the anticipated charging decision Wednesday in Breonna Taylor's police shooting death.Kentucky officials are expected to announce whether charges will be filed against the police officers who killed Taylor about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.That announcement comes after a grand jury presents...
    By ARITZ PARRA, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Madrid want to hire more doctors and get urgent help from Spain’s military and police to fight a second wave of coronavirus infections that might force them into expanding restrictions on free movement that are already controversial. The Spanish capital needs Spain's central government to...
    It was just a week ago that Hurricane Sally roared ashore, bringing devastating flooding to coastal areas in Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Aerial imagery released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Geodetic Survey (NGS) shows the extent of damage to coastal areas from Sally. "NOAA's aerial imagery aids safe navigation and...
    CHICAGO (CBS/AP) — Gov. JB Pritzker has placed the Illinois National Guard on notice ahead of a Kentucky grand jury presenting its findings in the police killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville earlier this year. Taylor’s case has taken the national spotlight in the fight against institutionalized racism, after the 26-year-old unarmed Black woman was...
    A MASSIVE grizzly bear mauled a hunter to death in a first-of-its-kind attack in Alaska over the weekend. The incident marked the first fatal bear attack at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. 3The incident in Alaska marked the first fatal bear attack at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and PreserveCredit: Corbis - Getty 3A grizzly...
    TETON COUNTY, Wyoming -- Drivers traveling through the Grand Teton National Park were treated to some adorable entertainment.Video from the park shows a pair of grizzly bear cubs wrestling on the road as two other cubs played nearby.The man who took the video says he believes the cubs are offspring of one of the oldest...
    A semi-rare  'zombie tropical storm' has popped back into existence after it seemingly disappeared earlier in the month.  The National Weather Service said on Tuesday that the tropical storm Pauletta had sprung back to life off the coast of Africa.  'Because 2020, we now have Zombie Tropical Storms, the NWS said in a tweet. 'Welcome...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — The western Joshua tree will be considered for protection under the California Endangered Species Act because of threats from climate change and habitat destruction, the state Fish and Game Commission decided Tuesday. The panel voted 4-0 to accept a petition that provides the yucca plants protected status for a year while the...
    President Donald Trump will undoubtedly leave behind an important legacy regardless of the outcome in November’s election. His most transformative impact on American politics has arguably been upending decades of foreign policy consensus on the U.S.-China relationship.
    A grizzly bear has killed a moose hunter at a national park in Alaska – the first known fatal mauling by the animals at the site since it was established in 1980, according to reports. The hunter was on a 10-day moose-hunting trip with a friend when he was attacked by the beast Sunday...
    NEW YORK -- Mental health experts have called the pandemic a kind of "perfect storm" for negatively impacting mental health.In addition to the fear, grief and anxiety around the virus itself, the pandemic has brought on for many people financial instability, job loss, isolation, uncertainty around school and work and related political disagreements.Making the pandemic...
    Attorney General Bill Barr will be honored for his “Christlike behavior” at Wednesday’s National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, according to Roman Catholic Sister, author, and anti-death penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean. The National Catholic Prayer Breakfast will present an award to Attorney General Barr for “Christlike behavior” tomorrow morning. A.G. Barr has ordered the executions of six men...
    It’s not just Kentucky that’s prepping for news about whether the Breonna Taylor cops get charged — neighboring Illinois has also put the national guard in a “state of readiness,” officials have said. “As the Governor has always said, all of the state’s resources are available to municipalities if needed; this includes additional Illinois State...
    Netflix Netflix has released the first trailer for Aaron Sorkin’s highly-anticipated political drama The Trial of the Chicago 7. The film tells the story of the riots at the 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention and the contentious trial that followed. The all-star cast includes Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeremy Strong, Frank Langella...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The western Joshua tree will be considered for protection under the California Endangered Species Act because of threats from climate change and habitat destruction, the state Fish and Game Commission decided Tuesday. The panel voted 4-0 to accept a petition that provides the yucca plants protected status for a year while...
    Loading the player... As the city of Louisville readies for an announcement related to Kentucky’s investigation into the police shooting death of Breonna Taylor, locales in other states are bracing as well.  Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has put his state’s national guard into a “state of readiness” in the event of any unrest in...