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Bubble hockey champions: Tampa Bay Lightning win Stanley Cup

The NHL is the first of the four major North American professional sports leagues to crown a champion since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

  US to ship millions of tests in push to reopen K-12 schools

Trump, Biden prepare to debate at a time of mounting crises

US official: 2020 census to end Oct. 5 despite court order

  Worldwide death toll from coronavirus eclipses 1 million

  House Democrats unveil new $2.2T proposal for virus aid

Police: Friend convinced Trump ex-campaign boss to surrender

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  NY Times: Trump paid $750 in US income taxes in 2016, 2017

Officer charged in Breonna Taylor case pleads not guilty

  You can relieve work-from-home stress with things around the house

  Federal judge orders stop to Postal Service cuts, echoing others

Woman pleads not guilty, denied bail over Trump ricin letter

French elementary school teacher is covered in tattoos – even his eyes

Taylor Swift breaks Whitney Houston’s Billboard charts record

Taylor Swift tops Whitney Houston's record for most weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Amazon to kick off holiday shopping with October Prime Day

The company said Monday that it will hold its annual Prime Day sales event over two days in October.

Pakistan’s top court accepts appeal by Daniel Pearl’s family

The court delayed until next week hearing the appeal over the lower-court acquittal of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who had been on death row since his conviction in 2002 over Pearl’s killing.

Iraqi military: 5 dead, 2 wounded in Baghdad rocket attack

Iraqi security officials say three Iraqi civilians have been killed and two severely wounded after a katyusha rocket hit near the vicinity of Baghdad airport.

  Dems to Facebook: Get serious about misinformation, hate

  Harvest moon rises this week, blue moon on Halloween

  As suicides rise, Army brass reassessing outreach

  India’s confirmed coronavirus tally reaches 6 million cases

  Biden urges pause on Trump court pick until after election

  5 takeaways from NY Times report on Trump’s tax returns

  Dad dances outside hospital to cheer up, connect with son during chemo

Because of COVID-19 rules, only one of the 14-year-old's parents is allowed in the hospital while he receives treatment for leukemia.

  ‘Together we stand’: Couple married 70 years battles COVID-19 side by side

The two ended up in the same hospital room after they tested positive for the coronavirus a day apart.

NBA Finals set: LeBron, Lakers will meet Butler, Heat

The matchup is now set, with the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers emerging as the last two teams standing in the chase to be crowned champions of the most tumultuous season in NBA history.

Trump ex-campaign boss hospitalized amid threat to harm self

Florida police and campaign officials say President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Brad Parscale has been hospitalized after he threatened to harm himself.

  NY Times: Trump paid $750 in US income taxes in 2016, 2017

President Donald Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years, according to a report in The New York Times.

Louisville protests continue in Breonna Taylor’s name

People in the crowd also chanted “No justice, no peace” as cars honked along a busy downtown artery in this Kentucky city that has seen more than 120 days of demonstrations over the death of the 26-year-old Black woman in a police raid gone wrong.

  Trump, Biden battle over quick confirmation of court pick

Trump’s announcement of Barrett for the seat held by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is launching a high-stakes, fast-track election season fight over confirmation of a conservative judge who is expected to shift the court rightward as it reviews health care, abortion access and other hot-butto

Federal judge postpones Trump ban on popular app TikTok

Lawyers for TikTok have pleaded with a U.S. judge to delay the Trump Administration’s ban of the video sharing program from app stores set to take effect at the end of Sunday.

Joe Montana, wife block attempted kidnapping of grandchild

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.

  Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson endorses Biden and Harris

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is backing former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris in his first presidential endorsement.

  Arrests in Portland, Oregon, protest follow fairly calm rally

Several people in Portland, Oregon, were arrested in anti-police brutality protests that continued into early Sunday, hours after demonstrations ended with few reports of violence.

Amber Alert for Maryland child canceled; suspect arrested

An Amber Alert issued Sunday morning for a 9-month-old Maryland girl was canceled early Sunday afternoon.

  Lawyer says officer thought Blake was trying to kidnap child

The Kenosha police officer who shot Jacob Blake in the back seven times last month told investigators he thought Blake was trying to abduct one of his own children and that he opened fire because Blake started turning toward the officer while holding a knife, the officer’s lawyer contends.

  Blanket pulled out of 12-foot python’s mouth

Veterinarians saved a Nevada woman’s pet python after it swallowed a blanket.

  Man charged after 3-year-old girl dies at sleepover in NYC

Police say there were no obvious signs of trauma. The medical examiner is conducting an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death and if foul play was involved.

Lawmakers call for shutdown of Georgia detention site due to alleged unnecessary surgeries

Many of the allegations were first revealed in a complaint filed by a nurse at the detention center, who alleged that many detained women were given hysterectomies or other procedures that they did not understand or agree to.

  Woman tried to abduct child after claiming to be CPS worker, W. Va. mother says

The sheriff’s department is looking for the suspect, but she was wearing a surgical mask, which is making it harder to identify her.

  Brain-eating amoeba found in Texas city’s water supply after boy dies

The contamination of U.S. treated public water systems by the microbe, which is commonly found in warm freshwater and soil, is rare but not unheard of.

  Trump picks conservative Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, 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.

  Portland, Oregon, largely peaceful after right-wing rally

The state police said a “massive influx” of troopers would be in Portland by Saturday morning.

How Trump, Biden are preparing for first presidential debate

For some, the debates represent the most important moments in the 2020 campaign’s closing days, a rare opportunity for millions of voters to compare the candidates' policies and personalities side-by-side on prime-time television.

Lebanese nominated premier resigns, in blow to Macron plan

The crisis in Lebanon has been worsened by the Aug. 4 explosion at Beirut’s port caused by the detonation of thousands of tons of ammonium nitrates.

US colleges struggle to salvage semester amid outbreaks

Many major universities are determined to forge ahead despite warning signs, as evidenced by the expanding slate of college football games occurring Saturday.

  Official: Paris stabbing suspect targeted Charlie Hebdo

The newspaper, which routinely mocks religious figures of all kinds, decided to republish the caricatures the day before the trial into the 2015 attacks opened earlier this month.

  Sheriff’s office replaces stolen medals of Virginia veteran

Now, he can once again look at these keepsakes and remember his sacrifice for this country.

Voters’ poorly marked ovals could lead to contested ballots

While ballots subject to review have historically represented a tiny portion of overall ballots, it’s possible disputes could arise.

Mushrooms linked to salmonella outbreaks in 10 states

Federal officials are warning of salmonella cases in at least 10 states linked to dried mushrooms from a Southern California company.

S. Korea calls for N. Korea to further investigate shooting

South Korean officials condemned what they called an “atrocious act” and pressed North Korea to punish those responsible.

  Family demands release of evidence in Breonna Taylor’s case

Breonna Taylor’s family and their lawyers sharply criticized Kentucky’s attorney general for the failure to bring charges against police officers in her death, calling Friday for him to release the transcripts of the grand jury proceeding while vowing to continue their protests .

Judge removes Trump public lands boss for serving unlawfully

A federal judge ruled Friday that President Donald Trump’s leading steward of public lands has been serving unlawfully, blocking him from continuing in the position in the latest pushback against the administration’s practice of filling key positions without U.S. Senate approval.

  Virus cases rise in US heartland, home to anti-mask feelings

The spread of coronavirus has created new problems at hospitals, schools and colleges in the Midwest, as well as in parts of the West.

  Trump expected to announce conservative Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

Republicans are expecting President Donald Trump to announce Saturday that he is nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court as he aims to put a historic stamp on the high court just weeks before the election.

Former congressman Ron Paul hospitalized, says he’s OK

The 85-year-old former Texas congressman, who ran for president three times, posted a picture on Facebook showing him smiling in a hospital gown and giving a thumbs-up.

  All-female fire rescue team makes history

It was the first time in nearly 60 years of the department that an all-women crew was called to serve as a team.

6 items to add to your packing list for COVID-era travel

There are several less obvious items you may want to bring when you travel that you likely have not prioritized before.

  Ginsburg makes history again, lying in state at Capitol

The ceremony is expected to be a celebration and honoring of her life and work, with musical selections from one of Ginsburg’s favorite opera singers, mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves.

  Judge says 2020 census must continue for another month

A federal judge has stopped the 2020 census from finishing at month’s end and suspended a year-end deadline for delivering the numbers needed to decide how many seats each state gets in Congress.

  Under virus strain, Europe’s leaders plead at UN for unity

This year’s unusual work-from-home General Assembly comes as COVID-19 cases escalate in many regions but especially in Europe, where some of the world’s most advanced hospitals in some of the world’s richest countries are again under strain.

White House ordered to have sign language at virus briefings

The White House and plaintiffs have “largely agreed on all terms” to resolve the matter, according to the order.

  Paris stabbing suspect wasn’t on police radar, minister says

France’s counterterrorism prosecutor’s office says it has opened an investigation into a knife attack Friday near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo that wounded at least two people.

Appeals court hears fight over Trump tax returns — again

The Supreme Court in July ruled that the presidency in and of itself doesn’t shield Trump from the investigation.

Teen charged in Kenosha shootings fights extradition

Kyle Rittenhouse was arrested at his home in Antioch, Illinois, a day after prosecutors say he shot and killed two protesters and injured a third on the streets of Kenosha on Aug. 25.

New measurements show moon has hazardous radiation levels

A Chinese-German team reported on the radiation data collected by the lander — named Chang’e 4 for the Chinese moon goddess — in the U.S. journal Science Advances.

Virginia governor, wife, test positive for coronavirus

Gov. Ralph Northam and his wife plan to isolate for the next 10 days while working remotely.

  White House again criticizes FBI director for voting remarks

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows chided Christopher Wray over remarks made a day earlier to Congress about voter fraud.

  Benadryl Challenge: FDA warns public about overconsuming allergy medicine

The Food and Drug Administration is warning the public about serious side effects when overconsuming diphenhydramine because of the popularity of the “Benadryl Challenge” social media trend.

  2 charged for handling of virus outbreak at Mass. veterans home where 76 died

Former Holyoke Soldiers' Home Superintendent Bennett Walsh and former Medical Director David Clinton were indicted by a grand jury. Each is charged with 10 counts — five counts of criminal neglect and five counts of serious bodily injury.

  Giant rat wins animal hero award for sniffing out landmines

Magawa has cleared more than 141,000 square meters of land, the equivalent of some 20 soccer fields.

Justice Department seeks immediate ban on WeChat in US

Last week the U.S. Commerce Department moved to ban WeChat from U.S. app stores but on Saturday, Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in California agreed to delay U.S. restrictions, saying they would affect users' First Amendment rights.

  Drugmaker Novavax begins late-stage vaccine trial in UK

Drugmakers are rushing to develop COVID-19 vaccines with the backing of governments desperate to find a way of easing restrictions that have hammered the world economy.

House investigation says lax healthcare in immigrant detention centers led to deaths

The review found that many facilities operated by for-profit contractors lacked sufficient medical staff, failed to provide necessary care for chronic conditions and had poor sanitation.

‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero admits backing rebels, denies violence

Rusesabagina, a Belgian citizen and U.S. permanent resident who has been a prominent critic of President Paul Kagame, is charged with 13 offenses that also include financing terrorism.

  Search for missing woman continues in Colorado

The hunt continues for Suzanne Morphew, a woman who’s been missing since Mother’s Day.

  1 hurt, car crashed in fights at Los Angeles protest

The driver of a blue pickup truck got into an argument with demonstrators and struck the protester who was standing in the street as the driver tried to get away, police said in a statement.

U.S. Postal Service unveils new holiday stamps

The U.S. Postal Service says each design “will add a touch of whimsy to your holiday mailings.”

N. Korea’s Kim apologizes over shooting death of S. Korean

South Korean officials condemned North Korea for what they called an “atrocious act” and pressed it punish those responsible.

Pac-12 to kick off 7-game football season in early November

The Pac-12 has decided to play football in the fall, reversing an August decision to postpone until spring because of concerns about COVID-19.

  ‘No easy answer’: Many ask what next in Breonna Taylor case

Authorities pleaded for calm while activists vowed to fight on Thursday in Kentucky’s largest city, where a gunman wounded two police officers during anguished protests following the decision not to charge officers for killing Breonna Taylor.