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Mueller pushes back on criticism from lawyer on Russia team

It came Tuesday in response to a new book by Andrew Weissmann that suggests the team did not aggressively pursue line of inquiries out of concern that President Donald Trump could fire them and close down the operation.

2 Georgia officers killed in Interstate 20 crash

  GOP senators praise Trump pick ahead of confirmation fight

  Biden releases 2019 tax returns before 1st debate with Trump

Space station air leak forces middle-of-night crew wakeup

  Trump, Biden to meet in Ohio for 1st presidential debate

Feds fault operator, regulators in limo crash that killed 20

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  Health officials push flu shots, fear ‘twindemic’ with COVID

  FDA updates recommendation on silver dental fillings

  GRAPHIC: Police investigating Florida man caught on camera punching dog

Suspect claims prophet caricatures prompted Paris stabbings

  Dying winds give crews hope in Northern California fires

  Life gave him lemons, so he made kimchi

  Police officer frees skunk with container stuck on head

The black and white critter had gotten its head stuck in a container and couldn’t seem to get it off.

Assange may end up at Colorado Supermax jail, UK court told

U.S. prosecutors have indicted the 49-year-old Assange on 17 espionage charges and one charge of computer misuse over WikiLeaks' publication of secret American military documents a decade ago.

Rapper Lil Yachty arrested for driving 150 mph in Ferrari

Georgia State Patrol arrested rapper Lil Yachty this month after he was allegedly caught driving more than 150 mph on an Atlanta highway.

France to ban use of wild animals in circuses, marine parks

The measures will also bring an end to mink farming, where animals are raised for their fur, within the next five years.

Consumer confidence posts solid gain to 101.8 in September

  James Patterson awards $500 grants to thousands of teachers

Amazon sees its palm recognition tech in stadiums, offices

Target bringing back 2-day sales event

Georgia voters to choose short-term successor to John Lewis

  Barrett tied to faith group ex-members say subjugates women

  Police: Multiple people dead in Oregon ‘hostage situation’

The sheriff's office says no deputies were hurt and there's no reason to believe there's further danger to the community.

  Toddler finds loaded gun on New Jersey playground

Police hope security camera video from homes in the area help them determine what happened and who the gun belongs to.

  GRAPHIC: Mother charged in fatal stabbing of 5-year-old daughter in Chicago

When first responders arrived on scene, prosecutors say the 5-year-old girl's mother told them she killed her and she was sorry.

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.

  3 killed in Northern California wildfire; thousands flee

Northern California’s wine country was on fire again Monday as strong winds fanned flames in the already badly scorched region, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes in the dark of night.

Cyberattack hobbles major hospital chain’s US facilities

Doctors and nurses at affected hospitals and clinics had to resort to paper records and described chaotic conditions, with lab work backed up.

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

President Donald Trump plans to announce Monday that the federal government will begin distributing millions of rapid coronavirus tests to states this week and urging governors to use them to reopen schools for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

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

The Tuesday night debate will offer a massive platform for Trump and Biden to outline their starkly different visions for a country facing multiple crises.

Ky. AG Cameron to release grand jury recording Wednesday following grand juror motion

The office of Ky. AG Daniel Cameron announced Monday night that the recording from the grand jury proceedings will be released Wednesday.

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

A federal judge ruled last week that the head count of every U.S. resident should continue through the end of October.

  Worldwide death toll from coronavirus eclipses 1 million

The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus has eclipsed 1 million.

  House Democrats unveil new $2.2T proposal for virus aid

House Democrats are putting forward a new proposal for coronavirus relief.

Police: Friend convinced Trump ex-campaign boss to surrender

Officials say a standoff between South Florida police and President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Brad Parscale ended after an officer who was friends with Parscale convinced him to surrender.

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

Trump dismissed the report in a series of tweets Monday.

Officer charged in Breonna Taylor case pleads not guilty

Brett Hankison’s plea comes five days after a grand jury indicted him on three counts of wanton endangerment for firing into the home of Taylor’s neighbors.

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

Health and wellness expert Stephanie Mansour says common household items can be used to help ease the stress.

  Federal judge orders stop to Postal Service cuts, echoing others

A federal judge in Philadelphia joined others Monday in ordering the U.S. Postal Service to halt recent cuts that critics say are causing mail delays and threatening the integrity of the presidential election.

Woman pleads not guilty, denied bail over Trump ricin letter

A Canadian woman charged with threatening President Donald Trump's life by mailing a package containing ricin has been ordered held without bail.

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

Sylvain Helaine is covered from head to toe in tattoos. If you look closely, even his eyeballs are tattooed black.

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

U.S. Representatives Pramila Jayapal and David Cicilline accused Facebook of failing to enforce its own rules when it comes to false claims about the election, and not doing enough to stop right-wing militias and white supremacist groups from using the platform to organize.

  Harvest moon rises this week, blue moon on Halloween

A harvest moon rises Thursday, followed by a rare blue moon on Halloween.

  As suicides rise, Army brass reassessing outreach

While suicide has long been a problem in the U.S. military, numbers have risen this year by as much as 20% as service members struggle with isolation and other impacts of COVID-19, added to the pressures of deploying to war zones and responding to national disasters and civil unrest.

  India’s confirmed coronavirus tally reaches 6 million cases

The Health Ministry reported 82,170 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, driving the overall total to 6,074,703.

  Biden urges pause on Trump court pick until after election

Biden appealed directly to his former colleagues in the Senate to “take a step back from the brink.”

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

Since entering the White House, Trump has broken with tradition set by his predecessors by not only refusing to release his tax returns but by waging a legal battle to keep them hidden.

  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.

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.