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Washington State Discovers First 'Murder Hornet' Nest in US

By Nicholas K. Geranios | Friday Oct 23, 2020
Scientists have discovered the first nest of so-called murder hornets in the United States and plan to wipe it out Saturday to protect native honeybees, officials in Washington state said.

Fiasco Over Pope's Cut Civil Union Quote Intensifies Impact

By Nicole Winfield | Friday Oct 23, 2020
The world premiere of a documentary on Pope Francis was supposed to have been a bright spot for a papacy locked down by pandemic and besieged by a corruption scandal, recalling Francis' glory days travelling the world to bless the oppressed.

Chelsea Handler's Personal 'Evolution' Inspires New Special

By Gary Gerard Hamilton | Friday Oct 23, 2020
When Chelsea Handler decided to pursue therapy, the comic may not have realized the level of introspection she'd encounter.

Trump, Biden Lawyer Up, Brace for White House Legal Battle

By Alanna Durkin Richer and Eric Tucker | Friday Oct 23, 2020
President Donald Trump's and Democratic rival Joe Biden's campaigns are assembling armies of powerful lawyers for the possibility that the race for the White House is decided not at the ballot box but in court.

Tesla 'Full Self-Driving' Vehicles Can't Drive Themselves

By Tom Krisher | Friday Oct 23, 2020
Tesla sent out its "full self-driving" software to a small group of owners who will test it on public roads. But buried on its website is a disclaimer that the $8,000 system doesn't make the vehicles autonomous.

Review: Charming 'Over the Moon' gets Lost in Lunar Orbit

By Mark Kennedy | Friday Oct 23, 2020
The acclaimed animator behind such powerful figures as Ariel, Aladdin, Tarzan and Rapunzel has a new heroine and she's going further than any of his creations — the moon.

FDA Approves First COVID-19 Drug: Antiviral Remdesivir

Friday Oct 23, 2020
The drug, which California-based Gilead Sciences Inc. is calling Veklury, cut the time to recovery by five days in a large study led by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

Hospitals are Full But Some Parts of Idaho Refuse Mask Rules

By Rebecca Boone | Friday Oct 23, 2020
Moments after hearing an Idaho hospital was overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients and looking at sending people as far away as Seattle for care, members of a regional health department board voted Thursday to repeal a local mask mandate.

Celebrities Unite to Various Get-Out-the-Vote Efforts

By Mark Kennedy | Friday Oct 23, 2020
In the final days before the U.S. election, celebrities from Kerry Washington to Billie Jean King and Danai Gurira are urging Americans to vote. Here are some of the free, nonpartisan efforts:

NBC's Welker Sharp in First Turn as Debate Moderator

By David Bauder | Friday Oct 23, 2020
Moderator Kristen Welker — with the help of an offstage mute button — helped give Americans the substantive, crackling debate over leadership that had been missing so far during the 2020 presidential campaign.

Trump, Biden Fight Over the Raging Virus, Climate and Race

By Jonathan Lemire, Michelle L. Price, Darlene Superville and Will Weissert | Friday Oct 23, 2020
President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden fought over how to tame the raging coronavirus during the campaign's closing debate.

Mexico Broadcaster: Pope's Civil Union Quote Not Broadcast

By Nicole Winfield and Maria Verza | Thursday Oct 22, 2020
A Mexican television broadcaster confirmed Thursday that Pope Francis' bombshell comments endorsing same-sex civil unions were made during a May 2019 interview that was never broadcast in its entirety.

Lawsuit of Michael Jackson Sexual Abuse Accuser Dismissed

Thursday Oct 22, 2020
A judge has dismissed the lawsuit of one of two men who alleged that Michael Jackson abused them as boys in the HBO documentary "Leaving Neverland."

Mute Buttons and Masks: Inside the Final 2020 Debate

By Steve Peoples and Pablo Martinez Monsivais | Thursday Oct 22, 2020
The mute button is among a handful of changes implemented by the nonpartisan debate commission to help ensure a better sense of safety and order following the raucous opening debate 23 days ago.

Watch: Trump Posts Unedited '60 Minutes' Interview Before it Airs

By Jill Colvin | Thursday Oct 22, 2020
President Donald Trump posted his full, unedited interview with "60 Minutes" on Facebook before the show's scheduled Sunday broadcast.

Stars to Honor Students at GLSEN's Reimagined 30th Awards

Thursday Oct 22, 2020
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network will honor six students through celebrity-directed stories at its 30th annual reimagined ceremony.

Persimmons Pack Plenty of Nutritional Punch

Thursday Oct 22, 2020
For all of the benefits that come in these colorful, somewhat uncommon fruits, it may be their relative obscurity that makes them an even more valuable addition to a daily diet.

Plot Thickens Over Origins of Pope's Civil Union Endorsement

By Nicole Winfield | Thursday Oct 22, 2020
Question swirled Thursday about the origins of Pope Francis' bombshell comments endorsing same-sex civil unions, with all evidence suggesting he made them in a 2019 interview that was never broadcast in its entirety.

Tesla Posts Net Profit for Fifth Straight Quarter

By Tom Krisher | Thursday Oct 22, 2020
The electric car and solar panel maker said Wednesday that it made $331 million, or 27 cents per share, for its fifth-straight profitable quarter.

Do You Need to Wear a Mask if You're 6 Feet Away From Others

Thursday Oct 22, 2020
Health experts recommend wearing masks in public and keeping your distance from others in most cases, but whether you should do both could depend on the situation.

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