Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand drops out of Democratic presidential bid: 'It's important to know when it's not your time'
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand drops out of Democratic presidential bid: 'It's important to know when it's not your time'

The decision came after Gillibrand failed to qualify for a Democratic debate next month in Houston amid surprisingly low polling and major fundraising struggles

Drivers running red lights kill two people every day in the US, fatalities at a 10-year high
Drivers running red lights kill two people every day in the US, fatalities at a 10-year high

In 2017, 939 people got killed by vehicles blowing through red lights. This is the highest death toll since 2008 and 28% higher than the 2012 figures.

Hurricane Dorian might grow into dangerous Category 3 storm as it heads for Florida after doing limited damage in Puerto Rico
Hurricane Dorian might grow into dangerous Category 3 storm as it heads for Florida after doing limited damage in Puerto Rico

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Dorian was expected to strengthen into a Category 3 hurricane as it stayed well to the east of the southeastern and central Bahamas over the next two days

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg reaches New York after crossing the Atlantic in her zero emission sailboat
Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg reaches New York after crossing the Atlantic in her zero emission sailboat

Thunberg is in New York to attend the United Nations Climate Action Summit, and will be speaking along with other world leaders who will present plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Queen approves Boris Johnson's request to suspend UK Parliament despite last-minute pleas from opposition leaders
Queen approves Boris Johnson's request to suspend UK Parliament despite last-minute pleas from opposition leaders

The move was not unexpected, as the monarch has steadfastly refused to get involved in politics throughout her long reign.

Leslie Jones exiting 'SNL' after five seasons, Kate McKinnon back next season
Leslie Jones exiting 'SNL' after five seasons, Kate McKinnon back next season

Jones' departure was confirmed by a person familiar with the change who spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss Jones' status with the long-running sketch series.

Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre says Prince Andrew should come clean as he ‘knows exactly what he's done’
Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre says Prince Andrew should come clean as he ‘knows exactly what he's done’

Prince Andrew was a years-long friend of the financier who killed himself while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges

3 people die after Philippines ferry catches fire at sea, fishing boats and passing ships rescue 245 passengers
3 people die after Philippines ferry catches fire at sea, fishing boats and passing ships rescue 245 passengers

Sea accidents are common in the Philippine archipelago because of frequent storms, badly maintained boats, overcrowding and weak enforcement of safety regulations

Storm Dorian threatens flooding and power outages in Puerto Rico still reeling from Hurricane Maria
Storm Dorian threatens flooding and power outages in Puerto Rico still reeling from Hurricane Maria

The storm is expected to pass over or near Puerto Rico, with landslides, widespread flooding and power outages possible in what is expected to be the first major test of emergency preparedness since Hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017.

Attack on Mexico bar with gasoline fire bombs leaves 23 people dead and 13 injured
Attack on Mexico bar with gasoline fire bombs leaves 23 people dead and 13 injured

The attackers started a fire that ripped through the bar, killing eight women and 15 men. There was no immediate information on the condition of the injured

Respiratory ailments rise sharply in Brazil as Amazon fires rage: 'It's bad for everyone'
Respiratory ailments rise sharply in Brazil as Amazon fires rage: 'It's bad for everyone'

Growing fears over the health impacts are emerging as the number of fires in Brazil surges, with more than 77,000 documented by the country's National Space Research Institute in the last year

Jeffrey Epstein's accusers vent anger in court after financier's prison suicide: 'Justice has never been served'
Jeffrey Epstein's accusers vent anger in court after financier's prison suicide: 'Justice has never been served'

In opening, the judge called the 66-year-old Epstein's suicide a "rather stunning turn of events." He defended his decision to let the women speak, saying: "Public hearings ... promote transparency and provide the court with insights and information that the court might otherwise not be aware of"

Bolsonaro throws tantrum, says will accept G7's $20 million Amazon fire aid ONLY if Macron apologises
Bolsonaro throws tantrum, says will accept G7's $20 million Amazon fire aid ONLY if Macron apologises

Macron, who has questioned Bolsonaro's trustworthiness and commitment to protecting biodiversity, has shrugged off the snub from the Brazilian president.

Meek Mill pleads guilty, won't serve more time in prison: 'Hopefully this will be the end of it'
Meek Mill pleads guilty, won't serve more time in prison: 'Hopefully this will be the end of it'

The plea agreement in Philadelphia after an appeals court threw out his conviction last month will see an end to a case that kept him on probation for most of his adult life.

KFC partners with Beyond Meat to test plant-based nuggets and boneless wings in Atlanta starting today
KFC partners with Beyond Meat to test plant-based nuggets and boneless wings in Atlanta starting today

California-based startup Beyond Meat said it developed the new product specifically for KFC. It's made with wheat protein coated in a proprietary breading.

Eddie Murphy to host 'SNL' for the first time in 35 years on December 21
Eddie Murphy to host 'SNL' for the first time in 35 years on December 21

The comedian will be the host of the sketch comedy show on Dec. 21, marking the former cast member's first hosting appearance since 1984.

MTV Video Music Awards 2019 (VMAs) winners list: Taylor Swift takes top prize; Ariana Grande named Artist of the Year
MTV Video Music Awards 2019 (VMAs) winners list: Taylor Swift takes top prize; Ariana Grande named Artist of the Year

'You Need to Calm Down' also won the video for good honor. Todrick Hall, the multi-faceted entertainer who has appeared in some of Swift’s videos, including 'You Need to Calm Down,' accepted the honor.

Judge orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for fueling opioid crisis in Oklahoma
Judge orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for fueling opioid crisis in Oklahoma

Oklahoma pursued the case under the state's public nuisance statute and presented the judge with a plan to abate the crisis that would cost between $12.6 billion for 20 years and $17.5 billion over 30 years.

Kim Kardashian drops Kimono, names shapewear line SKIMS Solutionwear
Kim Kardashian drops Kimono, names shapewear line SKIMS Solutionwear

The reality star, makeup mogul and law student said on Instagram that she changed the name after much "thought and consideration."

75-year-old cancer patient marries partner, sings and dances at 'death party' before killing himself
75-year-old cancer patient marries partner, sings and dances at 'death party' before killing himself

75-year-old Bob Fuller was one of about 1,200 people who have used Washington’s Death with Dignity Act to end their lives in the decade since it became law

DiCaprio pledges $5M to combat Amazon wildfires, seeks support to repair Brazilian rainforest
DiCaprio pledges $5M to combat Amazon wildfires, seeks support to repair Brazilian rainforest

The actor, in association with philanthropists Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth, announced the launch of the Amazon Forest Fund.

Weinstein pleads not guilty to new indictment including 2 fresh charges of predatory sexual assault, trial delayed until next year
Weinstein pleads not guilty to new indictment including 2 fresh charges of predatory sexual assault, trial delayed until next year

The new indictment includes revised charges of predatory sexual assault, a development that caused the judge to delay the start of his trial until early next year.

Alabama couple starved their 3-year-old son to death as they didn't believe in doctors, face life in prison
Alabama couple starved their 3-year-old son to death as they didn't believe in doctors, face life in prison

Prosecutor Tim Douthit said Hendrix Frink died of starvation weighing just 13 pounds, while his 4-year-old brother survived, barely, weighing 15 pounds

Plane and helicopter collide mid-air killing 2 children and 5 adults in Mallorca, Spain
Plane and helicopter collide mid-air killing 2 children and 5 adults in Mallorca, Spain

The victims included three adults and two children on the helicopter and two local men on the light plane, the regional government of Spain's Balearic islands, which include Mallorca, said in a tweet.

Joe Walsh, former Illinois congressman, says he will challenge Trump for the Republican nomination: 'Trump is completely unfit'
Joe Walsh, former Illinois congressman, says he will challenge Trump for the Republican nomination: 'Trump is completely unfit'

Walsh promises to contest Trump from the right as opposed to Weld, who is regarded as fiscally conservative but socially liberal. Weld was the 2016 Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee

Texas gun rights lobby pushing back on calls for tighter firearms laws in response to recent spate of mass shootings
Texas gun rights lobby pushing back on calls for tighter firearms laws in response to recent spate of mass shootings

Several demonstrators openly carried assault-style rifles, and demanded Texas not infringe on their liberty

'What if Obama had been assassinated?' Joe Biden shocks New Hampshire crowd with bizarre hypothetical question at campaign stop
'What if Obama had been assassinated?' Joe Biden shocks New Hampshire crowd with bizarre hypothetical question at campaign stop

Toward the end of an event in Hanover, Biden evoked two of his political heroes, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. Both were assassinated in 1968, Kennedy while running for president.

Florida man Michael Drejka found guilty of manslaughter for shooting unarmed black man in a row over a disabled parking spot
Florida man Michael Drejka found guilty of manslaughter for shooting unarmed black man in a row over a disabled parking spot

Security video recorded Markeis McGlockton shoving Drejka to the ground. Seconds later, Drejka pulled out a handgun and shot McGlockton as he backed away. McGlockton ran inside the store, where he collapsed and died in front of his son.

Jussie Smollett case: Special prosecutor named to look into why charges were dropped against 'Empire' actor
Jussie Smollett case: Special prosecutor named to look into why charges were dropped against 'Empire' actor

Cook County Judge Michael Toomin's appointment of former US attorney Dan Webb raises the possibility that the special prosecutor could bring new charges against the actor

Rolling Stones Rock: Stone seen rolling across Martian surface named after legendary rockers by NASA
Rolling Stones Rock: Stone seen rolling across Martian surface named after legendary rockers by NASA

The stone, just a little bigger than a golf ball, was moved by InSight's own thrusters as the robotic lander touched down on Mars on November 26

France's Macron, soccer star Ronaldo and others call for action over devastating Amazon fires
France's Macron, soccer star Ronaldo and others call for action over devastating Amazon fires

Meanwhile, Brazil’s President Bolsonaro has accused Macron of sensationalism and of seeking ‘personal political gains in an internal matter for Brazil and other Amazonian countries’

Amazon fires: Brazil alleges smear campaign against President Jair Bolsonaro over 'exaggerated' accounts of blaze
Amazon fires: Brazil alleges smear campaign against President Jair Bolsonaro over 'exaggerated' accounts of blaze

European governments and non profits are contending that President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb widespread deforestation.

Florida serial killer Gary Ray Bowles who murdered six gay men during 8-month killing spree executed by lethal injection
Florida serial killer Gary Ray Bowles who murdered six gay men during 8-month killing spree executed by lethal injection

Bowles received the death penalty for the murder of Walter Hinton. Hinton was Bowles' sixth and final known victim in a series of killings over an 8-month span in 1994 that terrorized the Interstate 95 corridor and won him the nickname, 'the I-95 killer'

Miley Cyrus says she never cheated on Liam Hemsworth in series of tweets after he files for divorce: 'I am not a liar'
Miley Cyrus says she never cheated on Liam Hemsworth in series of tweets after he files for divorce: 'I am not a liar'

Miley Cyrus went on a Twitter tirade on Thursday, August 22, denying rumors that she cheated on her soon-to-be ex husband, Liam Hemsworth

Former Trump press secretary Sarah Sanders joins Fox News as a political commentator: 'Beyond proud'
Former Trump press secretary Sarah Sanders joins Fox News as a political commentator: 'Beyond proud'

Sanders was press secretary for President Donald Trump from July 2017 through June 2019, quarreling with reporters who aggressively questioned her about any number of controversies involving the president.

Trump calls himself 'the chosen one' while defending his trade war with China in face of looming recession
Trump calls himself 'the chosen one' while defending his trade war with China in face of looming recession

Casting himself as a reluctant warrior in the trade war against China, President Donald Trump told reporters 'somebody had to do it'

Brazil President Bolsonaro accuses environmental NGOs of setting fires in Amazon rainforest to make him look bad
Brazil President Bolsonaro accuses environmental NGOs of setting fires in Amazon rainforest to make him look bad

Brazil's National Institute for Space Research said the country has seen a record number of wildfires this year, counting 74,155 as of August 20, an 84% increase compared to the same period last year

Trump signs order forgiving student loan debt for disabled veterans: 'America owes its heroes a supreme debt of gratitude'
Trump signs order forgiving student loan debt for disabled veterans: 'America owes its heroes a supreme debt of gratitude'

Trump said they won't have to pay federal income tax on the forgiven debt and called on states to waive their taxes on the loans, too

Liam Hemsworth files for divorce from Miley Cyrus days after they announced separation
Liam Hemsworth files for divorce from Miley Cyrus days after they announced separation

Hemsworth, whose attorney Laura Wasser has been involved in many major stars' divorces, cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split.

'Dancing with the Stars' co-host Tom Bergeron disagrees with Sean Spicer's inclusion in season 28
'Dancing with the Stars' co-host Tom Bergeron disagrees with Sean Spicer's inclusion in season 28

Spicer's addition apparently didn't go down well with co-host Tom Bergeron, who tweeted that he earlier told producers he hoped the new season would be a "joyful respite from our exhausting political climate" and urged them not have any "divisive bookings"

4 students shot at block party near Clark Atlanta University, gunman still at large
4 students shot at block party near Clark Atlanta University, gunman still at large

The four students, none of whose injuries were life-threatening, were shot outside a library that serves Clark Atlanta and other nearby historically black colleges.

Trump accuses American Jews who vote for Democrats of ‘a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty’
Trump accuses American Jews who vote for Democrats of ‘a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty’

Donald Trump's claim triggered a quick uproar from critics who said the Republican president was trading in anti-Semitic stereotypes

Trump cancels Denmark visit after prime minister says Greenland is not for sale, calls proposal absurd
Trump cancels Denmark visit after prime minister says Greenland is not for sale, calls proposal absurd

Denmark Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen had called Trump's musing about buying the Danish territory 'an absurd discussion' after the former real estate mogul began to talk up the idea

Philadephia police commissioner resigns as sexual harrassment, racial and gender bias allegations embroils department
Philadephia police commissioner resigns as sexual harrassment, racial and gender bias allegations embroils department

The mayor of Philadelphia says Police Commissioner Richard Ross is resigning over new allegations made by two women officers of sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination against others in the department

Marvel's involvement in future 'Spider-Man' movies in question following disagreement over profit-sharing structure
Marvel's involvement in future 'Spider-Man' movies in question following disagreement over profit-sharing structure

Sony has held the rights to the Marvel character since 1985, but in 2015, announced a partnership with Disney and Marvel that would allow Spider-Man to be used in MCU films like "Avengers: Endgame"

Larry King files for divorce from 7th wife, Shawn King, after 22 years
Larry King files for divorce from 7th wife, Shawn King, after 22 years

The 85-year-old talk show host filed a petition to end the marriage Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. Larry King has been married eight times to seven different women and has five children. He married and divorced Alene Akins twice.

New James Bond movie finally gets a title, will hit the screens in April 2020
New James Bond movie finally gets a title, will hit the screens in April 2020

Producers announced the moniker Tuesday for the film that has long been referred to simply as "Bond 25."

Ilhan Omar urges other lawmakers to visit Israel and see 'cruel reality of the occupation'
Ilhan Omar urges other lawmakers to visit Israel and see 'cruel reality of the occupation'

Omar said Israel’s decision was 'not consistent with democracy' and not reflective of actions taken by an ally of the US

Epstein signed will just 2 days before suicide, reveals he had assets worth $577 million
Epstein signed will just 2 days before suicide, reveals he had assets worth $577 million

Epstein signed the document on August 8. Less than 48 hours later, he was found dead in his cell, prompting an investigation that has cast a harsh light on staffing shortages at the Manhattan detention center.

Eric Garner's killer, Daniel Pantaleo, fired by NYPD 5 years after banned chokehold death
Eric Garner's killer, Daniel Pantaleo, fired by NYPD 5 years after banned chokehold death

Police Commissioner James O'Neill said he fired Daniel Pantaleo based on a recent recommendation of a department disciplinary judge. O'Neill said he thought Pantaleo's use of the banned chokehold was a mistake that could have been made by any officer in the heat of an arrest

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