United States

Shooting leaves two dead at a party in New York, police say

At least 40 rounds were fired during a shooting that left two people dead and over a dozen others injured at a house party in upstate New York, authorities said.

Published on 20 September 2020 | 7:13 am

4.5-magnitude earthquake jolts Southern California

A preliminary 4.5-magnitude earthquake jolted the Southern California area late Friday night.

Published on 19 September 2020 | 10:27 am

A carjacker held a couple hostage for hours in Tennessee before killing the husband, investigators say

Aileen and Jordan Stevens were driving to church on Sunday when a car rear-ended their Ford Mustang on Interstate 24 in Tennessee. It was about 9:30 a.m. -- Aileen Stevens was teaching Sunday School that morning at their church in Rutherford County, her family said.

Published on 18 September 2020 | 8:17 pm

Record-breaking storm season spawns slow-moving Beta along an already-battered Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Alpha, named Friday, took the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season into the Greek alphabet for only the second time in recorded history.

Published on 19 September 2020 | 7:40 pm

Biden proposes 401(k) changes to give low-income savers bigger tax benefits

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has a plan to change 401(k) retirement savings accounts to give low-income earners a bigger tax break up front.

Published on 19 September 2020 | 12:57 pm

Notable names on Trump's list of potential SCOTUS nominees

President Donald Trump has updated a roster of more than 20 potential Supreme Court nominees in recent weeks, a list that includes prominent and lesser-known conservatives who would undoubtedly tilt the court further rightward if one were appointed.

Published on 20 September 2020 | 12:45 pm

How to make sure your 2020 mail-in vote is counted

A lot of people have concerns about mail-in voting (is the Postal Service being sabotaged? Will their vote be counted?), and also about the state of American democracy in general.

Published on 15 August 2020 | 12:56 pm

Send your stories about voting issues

Are you having difficulty registering or voting, whether in person or by mail? Are you worried about receiving or returning your mail-in ballot? Do you believe you have seen or received disinformation relating to voting information or the election?

Published on 17 September 2020 | 10:05 pm

Workers fear humans implanted with microchips will steal their jobs

Workers worry that in the not-too-distant future they will be sidelined by humans implanted with performance-enhancing microchips.

Published on 18 September 2020 | 2:14 pm

6 new mouth-watering fast-food items

September started off rough for fast-food fanatics: Taco Bell announced it was eliminating the beloved Mexican Pizza as well as several other items. It didn't help fans that this was the company's second major menu makeover this summer -- earlier the spicy potato soft taco said sayonara.

Published on 19 September 2020 | 12:12 pm

Amazon's stock is getting beat by a warehouse chain this year. And it's not Costco

For years, Costco and Sam's Club have dominated warehouse club retail, where members pay an annual fee to buy large quantities of goods at low prices. But a much smaller warehouse chain has gained steam as shoppers load up on groceries in the pandemic: BJ's Wholesale Club.

Published on 17 September 2020 | 8:08 pm

Why people are flocking to ugly produce during the pandemic

When the pandemic hit the United States in March, Imperfect Foods found itself scrambling to keep up with a sudden spike in demand.

Published on 16 September 2020 | 7:24 pm

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