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Israel’s health minister says the country’s nationwide lockdown is likely to be extended

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Feds to Distribute 150M Rapid Coronavirus Tests

President Trump on Monday announced that the federal government will be distributing 150 million rapid coronavirus tests to states over the next few weeks. The Trump administration is pushing the use of the point-of-care tests, which deliver results within 15 minutes, in K-12 settings so more schools can return to...

Black businesses tap "resiliency funds" amid COVID

"Resiliency funds" are helping Black-owned business stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, continuing a long tradition of mutual aid within African American communities with limited access to capital, networks and government programs. (Sept. 28)

Chrissy Teigen, John Legend: New Beverly Hills…

Trae Patton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Image; Simon Berlyn for Sally Forster Jones of Compass Hollywood power couple Chrissy Teigen and John Legend just bought a new Beverly Hills mansion for $17.5 million. They put their old home in the same ritzy Los Angeles area on the market for $24 million in August. The sprawling new property is spread out over 10,000 square feet, comprising six bedrooms and nine bathrooms. It also comes with a home theater, an infinity pool, and a wine cellar.

Asian stocks mixed after Wall St rally ahead of…

Asian stock markets are mixed after Wall Street rallied ahead of a U.S. presidential election debate

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‘Grown-ish’ Star Yara Shahidi to Play Ti…

‘Grown-ish’ Star Yara Shahidi to Play Tinker Bell in Live-Action ‘ Peter Pan’. ‘Deadline’ has confirmed that Yara Shahidi will play Tinker Bell in Disney’s upcoming movie, ‘Peter Pan and Wendy.’. Shahidi also posted a message to her Instagram, saying she is "excited for this next adventure.". Thank you for all of the love. It, truly, means so much to me. I’m excited for this next adventure!, Yara Shahidi, via Instagram. This marks the first time that a person of color will portray the beloved character. . Tinker Bell was previously played by Julia Roberts in the 1991 live-action movie, ‘Hook.’. ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ will be the second major feature film for Shahidi. . She previously starred in the 2019 film, ‘The Sun is Also a Star.’ . Shahidi currently stars in ‘Grown-ish,’ a spin-off from ABC’s ‘Black-ish,’ which was also her breakout role. . In addition, she has made appearances on several hit TV shows such as ‘Family Guy,’ ‘Scandal’ and ‘Wizards of Waverly Place.’. ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ is being directed by David Lowery and does not yet have a release date.

Uber Sued For Failing To Prevent Sexual Assault

Associated Press Uber is being sued by a woman who alleges the company failed to prevent her sexual assault by a driver in 2018. The lawsuit accuses Uber of negligence and deceptive business practices for promoting safe rides, particularly to "vulnerable women," despite having "historically lax screening procedures" for drivers. The lawsuit cites Uber's history of using of forced arbitration and nondisclosure agreements to keep reports of sexual assault "shrouded in secrecy." Last year, facing criticism over a rising number of allegations, Uber acknowledged that more than 6,000 US customers had filed sexual assault reports in 2017 and 2018.

Grand Juror in Breonna Taylor Case Says Truth…

The recording of the grand jury proceedings in the Breonna Taylor case will be released to the court Wednesday, despite Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's misgivings. The development comes on the heels of a grand juror filing a motion Monday demanding that the transcript be released. "The full story and...

Sunset interrupted by rain showers in Florida

Time-lapse video shows rain showers and clouds interrupt a colorful sunset in Ormond-By-The-Sea, Florida, on Sept. 28.

The US 'Is Not in a Good Place' Concerning…

The US 'Is Not in a Good Place', Concerning Coronavirus, Says Fauci. White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci made the comments on Monday's episode of 'Good Morning America.'. More than 40,000 people continue to contract the coronavirus in the U.S. daily. There are states that are starting to show an uptick in cases and even some increase in hospitalizations in some states, Dr. Anthony Fauci, via NBC News. And I hope not, but we very might well start seeing increases in deaths, Dr. Anthony Fauci, via NBC News. You don’t want to be in a position like that as the weather starts getting cold, Dr. Anthony Fauci, via NBC News. Fauci referred to the recent lifting of social distancing restrictions in states such as FL as "very concerning.". When you’re dealing with community spread and you have the kind of congregate setting where people get together, particularly without masks, you’re really asking for trouble, Dr. Anthony Fauci, via NBC News. Worldwide, nearly one million people have died due to contracting the coronavirus. Nearly 20 percent of those deaths have occurred in the U.S

Georgia voters choose short-term successor to…

Seven candidates are facing off to become the short-term successor to the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis

Trump, Biden line up attacks for heated 1st debate

In an election year like no other, the first debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, could be a pivotal moment in a race that has remained stubbornly unchanged in the face of historic tumult. (Sept. 29)

Pelosi Prepares for No-Decision

Here's another possibility should the outcome of the presidential election be in dispute long after Nov. 3: the House deciding the winner. It hasn't happened since 1877, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi has addressed that scenario in a letter to Democrats, NPR reports. "We cannot leave anything to chance," Pelosi wrote,...

Virus, strife prompt 'resiliency' funds in Black…

The Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce has raised $1 million for a “resiliency fund” to help Black-owned businesses stay afloat during the pandemic

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This is NASA's $23 million space toilet

A new toilet headed to the space station has a number of features that improve on current space toilet operations and help us prepare for future missions, including those to the Moon and Mars. The Universal Waste Management System (UWMS) demonstrates a compact toilet and the Urine Transfer System (UTS) that further automates waste management and storage. Automated emptying of backup storage allows simultaneous use of both toilets on the space station, saving crew member time. A more reliable waste-disposal method makes things easier for the crew and allows them to focus on other activities such as research.

Home Run Lands in an Amazing Spot

Old-timey ballparks often had advertising signs in the outfield inviting players to take a shot at them, promising a free something as a reward. "Hit sign, win suit," hanging in right-center field of Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, was a famous one, Dutch Baseball Hangouts reports. There doesn't seem to be...

Crews fight northern California wine country fires

Northern California's wine country was on fire again Monday as strong winds fanned flames in the already scorched region, prompting evacuation orders for more than 50,000 people. (Sept. 28)

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Dying winds give crews hope in Northern…

Firefighters say they hope dying winds will allow them to bear down on a wildfire that's exploded in the Northern California wine country

BTS to Release New Album ‘BE’ in November

BTS to Release New Album ‘BE’ in November . Big Hit Entertainment announced the follow-up to February's 'Map of the Soul: 7.'. Hello. This is Big Hit Entertainment. BTS's new album BE will be released on Friday, November 20. BE (Deluxe Edition) contains the most "BTS-esque music" yet, Big Hit Entertainment, via statement. The album news comes after the boy band had record-breaking success with their very first all-English track, "Dynamite.". They became the first Asian act ever to debut at the number one spot on the 'Billboard' Hot 100 chart in the US. The song also broke multiple streaming records on Spotify, iTunes and YouTube. . The band still can't believe the song's success is "real.". I'm still having a hard time grasping that this is real. , SUGA, via statement. To be honest, BTS reaching number one on the Hot 100... we never imagined it. It still feels like a dream, I don't know if this is reality. , J-Hope, via statement. BTS will release their new album, 'BE (Deluxe Edition),' on November 20

College Acceptance Rises Amid COVID-19

In 27 Cities, Homicides Jumped 50% This Summer

Homicides increased 53% this summer in 27 US cities over the same three-month period last year—when there was no pandemic. There was a 14% rise in the number of aggravated assaults in the cities, a new analysis by the Council on Criminal Justice show. But overall, US crime is...

Dry summer affects Northeast apple picking

Fall is usually the perfect time of year to go apple picking but Accuweather's Dexter Henry learned the dry summer conditions may have affected the apple harvest this year.

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Ex-Trump Campaign Manager Bradley Parscale…

Ex-Trump Campaign Manager Bradley Parscale Arrested After Standoff With Police. On Sunday night, ex-campaign manager to Donald Trump, Bradley Parscale, was arrested at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Initial reports say police responded to Parscale’s home after his wife, Candice, said he had guns and “was suicidal.” . He then reportedly accompanied officers “willingly” and was hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation. An article published by the ‘South Florida Sun Sentinel’ reveals a much more shocking account of the night, according to records released by the Fort Lauderdale police. Candice reportedly fled to a neighbor’s house and called police in fear after Parscale “chambered a round” during a “heated exchange” between the pair. . When police arrived, it was noted that Candice had bruising on her arm and face, which she said Parscale inflicted earlier that week. . The responding officer, who later spoke to Parscale, reported that his speech was “slurred” and that he “seemed to be crying.” . After initially refusing to exit his house, a SWAT team arrived. It’s unclear how long the standoff lasted. . Parscale eventually exited the home. After refusing to comply with orders to get on the ground, he was taken down by police. . Police recovered a total of 10 guns from inside his house. . As of now, Parscale has been “involuntarily committed,” as he has been deemed “mentally unstable” under Florida’s Baker Act.

Ethics experts see national security concern in…

Revelations that President Donald Trump is personally liable for more than $400 million in debt is casting a shadow that ethics experts say raises national security concerns that he could be manipulated to sway U.S. policy by organizations and individuals he’s indebted to

Global toll: Deaths from coronavirus hit 1 million

The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has eclipsed 1 million. The milestone recorded by Johns Hopkins University comes more than nine months into a crisis that has forced multitudes to change the way they live, learn and work. (Sept. 28)