5 takeaways from NY Times report on Trump's tax…

A New York Times report that President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income tax the year he entered the White House — and, thanks to colossal losses, no income tax at all in 11 of the 18 years that the Times reviewed — served to raise questions about Trump’s self-image as a smart and successful businessman

Woman Charged With Driving Into Protesters

A 40-year-old woman faces an attempted murder charge after witnesses said she drove a car into clashing protesters during a California demonstration Saturday. A man and a woman were seriously injured—the womans' legs were broken—and officials said they're expected to survive, ABC reports. Tatiana Turner of Long Beach...

Storms unleash hail and wind

Multiple towns across Kansas were hit by relentless downpours of rain and hail on Sept. 27, due to powerful storms that passed over the state.

Ava DuVernay, her company honored by MacDowell…

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay will be honored next month by MacDowell, which is presenting its inaugural Marian MacDowell Arts Advocacy Award to her media company and arts collective ARRAY

GOP Could Face Backlash for Quick Vote on Barrett

Senate Republicans are setting the dates for their lighting-round confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, but there are signs that winning that vote may not be the end of the debate. Although they're outnumbered and can do little to stop President Trump's Supreme Court choice, Democrats deciding on their next...

AP Top Stories September 27 P

Here are the top stories for Sunday, Sept. 27th: Trump, Biden battle over confirmation of court pick; Fighting erupts between Armenia, Azerbaijan; Thousands in Belarus march on 50th day of protests; Spain flags pay tribute to virus victims.

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Appellate court halts Wisconsin ballot-counting…

A federal appeals court has temporarily halted a six-day extension for counting absentee ballots in Wisconsin

New York Again Hits 1K Coronavirus Cases a Day

New York has kept the spread of the coronavirus in check all summer, but the state hit hardest early in the pandemic is not immune from the recent spike in cases across the country. New York's new coronavirus cases topped 1,000 on Saturday for the first time since June...

Sharp drop in temperature coming to Midwest

Temperatures will range from 10-15 degrees Fahrenheit below normal in most areas, and gusty winds could make it feel even colder.

Joe Montana, wife block attempted kidnapping of…

Authorities say Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and his wife confronted a home intruder who attempted to kidnap their grandchild over the weekend in California

Trump: Barrett 'Will Defend Your God-Given Rights'

President Trump celebrated the nomination of his third Supreme Court justice on Saturday night with a raucous campaign rally in Harrisburg, Pa., that he launched by mentioning Judge Amy Coney Barrett beneath a screen that read "fill that seat." CBS News notes that's the latest chant to circulate at the...

Biden on Barrett: Affordable Care Act is at stake

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says the fate of the Affordable Care Act is at stake with President Trump's nomination to the Supreme Court. Justices are scheduled to hear another challenge of the 2010 health care law on Nov. 10. (Sept. 27)

Nearly a year after sudden exit, Shepard Smith…

Two weeks shy of a year after his abrupt exit from Fox News Channel, Shepard Smith is making his return to television

Proud Boys, Lefties Gather in Portland

A clash of left-wing activists and far-right Proud Boys seemed all but inevitable Saturday in Portland until the skies opened and everyone got wet, the Oregonian reports. A Proud Boys rally attracted roughly 500 people in Delta Park—many of them touting guns or tactical gear—as various left-wing groups...

Starting Halloween season early with eerie elk

An elk made an eerie call while standing outside the historic Stanley Hotel, a resort in Estes Park, Colorado, which inspired Stephen King's The Shining on Sept. 25.

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Federal judge postpones Trump ban on popular app…

A federal judge on Sunday postponed a Trump administration order that would have banned the popular video sharing app TikTok from U.S. smartphone app stores around midnight

Brain-Eating Amoeba Seen in State's Water Supply

The brain-eating amoeba that recently turned up in Florida has resurfaced in a Texas town's water supply, KHOU reports. On Friday, Texas environmental officials told residents in several areas near Houston—including Lake Jackson, Brazoria, Richwood, Freeport, Angleton, and Oyster Creek—to stop using tap water, even for bathing, after...

Today in History for September 27th

Highlights of this day in history: Warren Commission concludes Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in JFK's assassination; Taliban captures Afghanistan's capital; First steam locomotive to haul passengers; 'The Tonight Show' premieres. (Sept. 27)

Joe Biden: Vacancy about health law, not court…

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says the GOP's push for a speedy Supreme Court confirmation is really an effort to overturn the 2010 health care law

Trump to Black Americans: Here's My 'Platinum…

President Trump took aim at Black voters Friday by offering a new multi-billion-dollar plan and taking a jab at his Democratic rival, CNN reports. "No one in politics today has done more to hurt the Black community than Joe Biden," Trump said at a campaign event in Atlanta. "Joe Biden...

Crews work to contain Creek Fire

Firefighters were back-burning to help contain the Creek Fire burning in Sierra National Forest, California, on Sept. 24.

With anger at police high, officers face greater…

Recent shootings of police officers and protests that have left scores of officers injured are stark reminders of the dangers facing law enforcement as the country grapples with police killings of African Americans

Judge to Acting Public Lands Chief: You're Out

He had a good, but apparently illegal, run. William Perry Pendley got some bad news Friday via a federal judge, who ordered the 75-year-old to be removed as the head of the Bureau of Land Management, a role he'd held for 424 days without Senate confirmation. "Pendley has served and...

AP Debrief: Barrett pick will skew Supreme Court

President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effort. (Sept. 26)

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Pompeo speaks with NATO chief about Mediterranean…

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is due to arrive in Greece on an official visit early Monday, has had a conversation on tensions in the eastern Mediterranean with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg

Sources: Trump Has Settled On a Name for His 3rd…

It appears that President Trump has his new Supreme Court nominee. The Washington Post , Politico , the New York Times , and Axios all report that sources are pointing to federal appeals court judge Amy Coney Barrett as Trump's pick to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a move that would significantly push the...

Tornado makes a mess along the beach

A possible-tornado tore through the city of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on Sept. 25, making a mess of nearby umbrellas.