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A Florida bar owner is banning customers from wearing masks and asking them to leave if they do
A Florida bar owner is banning customers from wearing masks and asking them to leave if they do

Gary Kirby, owner of Westside Sports Bar and Lounge, said that anyone who refuses to take off their face covering will be asked to leave.

Tropical Storm Beta strengthens overnight
Tropical Storm Beta strengthens overnight

We'll enjoy some fantastic weather Saturday ahead of impacts from Tropical Storm Beta.

Senior US diplomat wraps up Taiwan visit as China flexes muscle
Senior US diplomat wraps up Taiwan visit as China flexes muscle

A top US diplomat attended the funeral for former Taiwan president Lee Teng-hui Saturday which featured a eulogy by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama before wrapping up a visit overshadowed by Chinese military exercises.

Femicides in Mexico rise more than 2%, protests rage

Femicides in Mexico are on the rise this year, according to official statistics released on Friday, murders that have intensified protests this month demanding the government address violence against women. Since March, feminist organizations across the country have escalated their protests, defacing

Many Young Americans Don
Many Young Americans Don't Know Key Facts About the Holocaust. Now Is the Time to Fix the Way We Teach This History in the U.S.

Decades have been spent teaching about the Holocaust-but have Americans been learning?

China flies 18 warplanes near Taiwan during US envoy
China flies 18 warplanes near Taiwan during US envoy's visit

China's military sent 18 planes including fighter jets over the Taiwan Strait in an unusually large show of force Friday as a U.S. envoy held a day of closed-door meetings on the self-governing island claimed by China. Under Secretary of State Keith Krach, who handles the economic growth, energy and the environment portfolio, held talks with Taiwan's minister of economic affairs and vice premier. In response to Krach's visit, the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army held combat exercises near the Taiwan Strait, in at least the second round of war games this month aimed at intimidating supporters of the island's independent identity.

NYPD officers have controversial response when asked to wear masks
NYPD officers have controversial response when asked to wear masks

A freshman at NYU called out two NYPD officers not wearing masks at a subway station in Brooklyn, and now their not-so-friendly response is drawing some scrutiny.

Bear cub wakes up sunbather with gentle nudge
Bear cub wakes up sunbather with gentle nudge

A Massachusetts homeowner was relaxing by his pool when he was startled by a curious bear cub.

Cops: Child Killer Reeled In Mom Online, Then Murdered Her Girls
Cops: Child Killer Reeled In Mom Online, Then Murdered Her Girls

It's every divorced woman's biggest nightmare: finally meeting the right guy and he turns out to be a psychopath. Such was the case for 40-year-old Russian nurse Valentina Saprunova, who started up a flirtatious conversation with Vitaly Molchanov, 41, on a social media six months ago. The two hit it off immediately and wasted no time hooking up, according to reports in the Russian press. In August, she uprooted her two daughters, age 13 and 8, from her Siberian home to live with Molchanov in the city of Rybinsk, more than 1,600 miles away, where she found a job in a local hospital.Little did she know that he had a string of prior convictions for child rape and murder and had been released...

Navalny team says nerve agent was found on hotel room water bottle
Navalny team says nerve agent was found on hotel room water bottle

The nerve agent used to poison Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detected on an empty water bottle from his hotel room in the Siberian city of Tomsk, suggesting he was poisoned there and not at the airport as first thought, his team said on Thursday. Navalny fell violently ill on a flight in Russia last month and was airlifted to Berlin for treatment. Laboratories in Germany, France and Sweden have established he was poisoned by a Novichok nerve agent, a poison developed by the Soviet military, though Russia denies this and says it has seen no evidence.

US sends senior envoy in symbolic boost of support to Taiwan
US sends senior envoy in symbolic boost of support to Taiwan

A top US diplomat will land in Taiwan on Thursday, marking the second high-ranking visit of a senior Trump administration official to Taipei in two months, at a time of historically low ties between Washington and Beijing. Keith Krach, undersecretary of state for economic growth, energy and the environment, will attend a memorial service this weekend for former President Lee Teng-hui, known as Taiwan's "father of democracy". The symbolic move coincides with a call from Joseph Wu, Taiwan's foreign minister, for the international community to defend the region and his country - which was "on the frontline of defending democracies" - from "expansionist" Chinese actions. "We feel that...

A boat with $825,000 of cocaine got intercepted on the Miami River, Coast Guard says
A boat with $825,000 of cocaine got intercepted on the Miami River, Coast Guard says

The U.S. Coast Guard said it thought the people operating La Temperance on the Miami River might not have the proper credentials for doing so. What they say they found Monday would make the boat's name, meaning moderation in pleasures, seem like an inside joke.

Pelosi pushes against Dems frustrated over COVID relief negotiations
Pelosi pushes against Dems frustrated over COVID relief negotiations

Pelosi said that she is "proud of every statement that members are making" with regard to coronavirus legislation.

"I
"I'm going to interrupt you": Fox News' Chris Wallace destroys Trump adviser's talking points

Trump campaign adviser Steve Cortes argued that Trump spoke to journalist Bob Woodward in the "fog of war"

Chinese military calls US biggest threat to world peace
Chinese military calls US biggest threat to world peace

China's Defense Ministry on Sunday blasted a critical U.S. report on the country's military ambitions, saying it is the U.S. instead that poses the biggest threat to the international order and world peace. The statement follows the Sept. 2 release of the annual Defense Department report to Congress on Chinese military developments and goals that it said would have "serious implications for U.S. national interests and the security of the international rules-based order." Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Wu Qian called the report a "wanton distortion" of China's aims and the relationship between the People's Liberation Army and China's 1.4 billion people.

In Texas, Republicans fight voting by mail expansion while encouraging their voters to use it
In Texas, Republicans fight voting by mail expansion while encouraging their voters to use it

Voting by mail is now the crux of the latest fight over who gets to vote and who has access to safe voting

An ominous map shows the entire West Coast with the worst air quality on Earth as historic wildfires spew smoke
An ominous map shows the entire West Coast with the worst air quality on Earth as historic wildfires spew smoke

Wildfire smoke has made air quality in parts of Oregon as bad as some of the worst days of pollution in Delhi, India.

U.S. could restrict funds for
U.S. could restrict funds for 'malign activities' over Navalny poisoning

The United States told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday it would work with allies to hold accountable those responsible for poisoning Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, including "through restricting  funds for  malign activities." "Russia has used  chemical nerve agents  from the 'Novichok' group  in the past.  The Russian people have  a right to express their views  without fear of retribution of any kind," the deputy U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Cherith Norman-Chalet, told a council meeting on chemical weapons in Syria. Germany says he was poisoned with a Soviet-style Novichok nerve agent.

Oregon declares state of emergency, 36 wildfires burning
Oregon declares state of emergency, 36 wildfires burning

Fire crews in California are bracing for strong winds, which threaten the state's more than two dozen wildfires. ABC's Megan Tevrizian reports.

What
What's in the new coronavirus relief plan? Vote on pared-down bill expected this week

Senate Republicans unveiled the bill on Tuesday.

A teen activist in New Jersey received a $2,500 bill to pay for police presence at a Black Lives Matter protest she organized
A teen activist in New Jersey received a $2,500 bill to pay for police presence at a Black Lives Matter protest she organized

Mayor Mario Kranjac of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, said the bill covered police presence and their overtime hours.

Does Kyle Rittenhouse Have a Self-Defense Claim?
Does Kyle Rittenhouse Have a Self-Defense Claim?

Kenosha, a city of 100,000 in Wisconsin's southeastern corner, now confronts the question of when lethal force is justified in two different cases. One, the shooting of Jacob Blake by a police officer, I addressed yesterday. The other is the case of Kyle Rittenhouse, who is alleged to have killed two people and injured one during the civil unrest this week, and who has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide, reckless homicide, and other offenses.Rittenhouse is a 17-year-old from Antioch, Ill., about a half hour's drive from Kenosha. Inexplicably, this underage police cadet from out of state wound up on the streets after curfew in a place where a riot was likely imminent,...

Wildfire Update: Evacuations may be lifted, new damage maps, hotels for evacuees
Wildfire Update: Evacuations may be lifted, new damage maps, hotels for evacuees

Two firefighters were injured by falling debris Thursday morning while battling the Woodward Fire burning in the North Bay.

Man arrested for stealing firefighter
Man arrested for stealing firefighter's wallet, Santa Cruz authorities say

Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart announced Thursday that a man has been arrested for the theft of a firefighter's wallet.


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