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Air quality has deteriorated to unhealthy levels across many Northern California communities due to increased smoke from the many wildfires burning across the region, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. That hasn't kept folks from venturing into downtown Nevada City or Grass Valley to shop and eat at restaurants. Saturday's aqi read unhealthy at 365 pm2.5 in Western Nevada County. (Elias Funez/The Union via AP)
4th person killed in devastating California wildfireA man who was hospitalized with severe burns after being evacuated from a Northern California blaze died of his injuries
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Jay Desorcy, left, and Dwayne Pinkham, of New Bedford DPI Green Space, cut a large section of a tree that fell due to the high winds across Kenney Street in the north end of New Bedford, Mass., Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (Peter Pereira/The Standard-Times via AP)
Winds rake US Northeast, leaving thousands without powerPowerful winds in the northeastern U.S. have left many thousands of residents without power
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - Members of the extremist right-wing group the Proud Boys arrive in Salem, Ore., on Monday Sept. 7, 2020 for a pro-Donald Trump rally at the Capitol. President Trump on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 didn’t condemn white supremacist groups and their role in violence in some American cities this summer, branding it solely a “left-wing” problem and telling one far-right extremist group to “stand back and stand by.” (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
Portland mayor spars with US on deputized police officersU.S. authorities on Wednesday rejected a request from the mayor of Portland, Oregon, to end the federal deputation of dozens of police officers as part of the response to ongoing protests
The Associated Press11 hours ago
School officials charged with hiding lead, asbestos problemsThe former superintendent of a Pennsylvania school district and two other officials have been charged with felony child endangerment over allegations they knew about lead and asbestos contamination in the schools but failed to do anything about it
The Associated Press12 hours ago
People gather in Jefferson Square awaiting word on charges against police officers, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky. The jury presented its decision against fired officer Brett Hankison Wednesday to a judge in Louisville, where the shooting took place. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Breonna Taylor grand jury recordings to be released FridayA Kentucky judge has delayed until Friday the release of secret grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor’s killing by police
The Associated Press12 hours ago
A little girl holds palm oil fruit collected from a plantation in Sumatra, Indonesia, Nov. 13, 2017. An Associated Press investigation has found many palm oil workers in Indonesia and neighboring Malaysia endure exploitation, including child labor. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
US says it will block palm oil from large Malaysian producerThe United States will block shipments of palm oil from a major Malaysian producer that feeds into the supply chains of iconic U.S. food and cosmetic brands
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Flash in dark sky was probably random meteor, expert saysAn expert says a flash that lit up the skies over parts of Pennsylvania and Ohio in the wee hours was most likely a random meteor
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Jeff Hodge, a standup comic looking for his big break, waits for ride-share passengers at Los Angeles International Airport on Sept. 24, 2020. Voters are being asked to decide via Proposition 22 whether to create an exemption to a new state law aimed at providing wage and benefit protections to Uber, Lyft and other app-based drivers. Hodge sees pros and cons of both sides but being independent is a better fit for him."If I was a regular Joe, I'd be an employee," Hodge said. "It all depends on your lifestyle." (AP Photo/Brian Melley)
Uber, Lyft look to kill California law on app-based drivers California voters are being asked to decide if Uber, Lyft and other app-based drivers should remain independent contractors or be eligible for the benefits that come with being company employees
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - Mac Davis and his wife Lise Kristen Gerard appear at the 63rd Annual BMI Country Awards in Nashville, Tenn., on Nov. 3, 2015.  Davis, a country star and Elvis songwriter,   died on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 after heart surgery. He was 78. Davis started his career writing hits for Presley, including “A Little Less Conversation” and “In the Ghetto.” The Lubbock, Texas-native had a varied career over the years as a singer, actor and TV host and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006. He was named ACM entertainer of the year in 1974 after the success of songs like “Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me.” (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)
Country star and hit Elvis songwriter Mac Davis dies at 78Country star and hit Elvis songwriter Mac Davis has died
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2012 file photo, Dr. Gero Hutter, left, Timothy Ray Brown, center, and Washington University Dr. David Curiel pose for a picture after Hutter discussed his treatment of Brown at a symposium on gene therapy cures at Washington University in St. Louis. Brown, who made history as “the Berlin patient,” the first person known to be cured of HIV infection, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at his home in Palm Springs, Calif., according to a social media post by his partner, Tim Hoeffgen. He was 54. The cause was a return of the cancer that originally prompted the unusual bone marrow and stem cell transplants Brown received in 2007 and 2008, which for years seemed to have eliminated both his leukemia and HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. (AP Photo/Jim Salter, File)
Timothy Ray Brown, 1st person cured of HIV, dies of cancer The first person known to be cured of HIV infection, Timothy Ray Brown, has died
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Clare Bronfman arrives to federal court, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Bronfman, the Seagram's liquor fortune heir and a wealthy benefactor of Keith Raniere, the disgraced leader of a self-improvement group NXIVM in upstate New York convicted of turning women into sex slaves who were branded with his initials, faces sentencing Wednesday in the federal conspiracy case. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Seagram's heir sentenced to prison in branded sex slave caseA wealthy benefactor of the disgraced leader of an upstate New York self-improvement group has been sentenced to almost seven years in prison in a federal sex slave case
The Associated Press20 hours ago
An employee is protected by a plexiglass shield while processing a skier at the reopening of Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort, which closed in mid-March to help in the effort to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, in a Wednesday, May 27, 2020 file photo, in Keystone, Colo. An executive order signed y President Donald Trump that temporarily bans a wide variety of foreign visas has thrown another obstacle in the path of ski resorts as they try to hire enough temporary workers to fill crucial jobs in the era of COVID-19. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
Ski resorts struggle to hire amid Trump's student visa banAs ski resorts try to regain their footing after being knocked down by the coronavirus pandemic last season, another obstacle is looming heading into the winter
The Associated Press20 hours ago
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