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Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," speaks at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner, Saturday, April 30, 2022, in Washington.
Fri, 09/30/2022 - 04:33

Noah announced Thursday he is leaving the show, seven years after he took over as host from Jon Stewart.

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 04:00

Luda is a magical, multilayered, intoxicating story about identity, stardom, performance, lust, and death that could only have come from the prodigious mind of Grant Morrison.

An excerpt from selected text messages submitted as evidence in Twitter's lawsuit against Elon Musk.
Fri, 09/30/2022 - 03:49

Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter went down via private text messages between the Tesla CEO and a small circle of Silicon Valley's rich and powerful, according to court filings released this week.

Teammates gather around Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) after an injury during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Cincinnati.
Fri, 09/30/2022 - 02:46

Tua Tagovailoa sustained a major hit in a Sept. 25 game that the team called a back injury that raised questions. Now, he's being treated for a possible concussion after a Thursday game.

eBay former Senior Director of Safety and Security James Baugh arrives for his sentencing in a cyber stalking case at Moakley Federal Court on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Boston.
Fri, 09/30/2022 - 00:32

Former eBay Inc. executives were sentenced Thursday to prison for a scheme to terrorize the creators of an online newsletter that included sending live spiders, cockroaches, a funeral wreath.

Some of the damage caused by Hurricane Ian when it passed through Fort Myers Beach, Fla. The hurricane brought high winds, storm surge and rain to the area.
Thu, 09/29/2022 - 17:30

The vast majority of Florida's public school districts closed at least one day this week as the storm made its way across the state.

Methane, the main component of natural gas, is also a byproduct of oil drilling.
Thu, 09/29/2022 - 14:27

Scientists took a dozen research flights over major U.S. oil and gas fields to sample flare emissions. They found more methane than was supposed to be there.

The Senate passed a stopgap spending bill Thursday and will send it to the House, less than 48 hours before money to run the federal government runs out.
Thu, 09/29/2022 - 14:02

The Senate approved the interim spending bill, which must now pass the House before heading to President Biden for his signature. The government runs out of spending power on Friday night.

Bicycles have become the only commuting option for many Afghans, who are often unable to afford a ride in a bus or a shared cab as the economy has unraveled under Taliban rule. But the conservative Taliban culture means that women are missing from the ranks of these new riders.
Thu, 09/29/2022 - 13:28

As the economy unravels, "everyone is getting a bike," says one young resident. It's the cheapest way to get around. But the Taliban's conservative culture means women cyclists are not welcome.

A worker repairs traffic lights during a power outage following Hurricane Ian on Thursday in Bartow, Fla.
Thu, 09/29/2022 - 12:53

Millions of Floridians are without power in the wake of Hurricane Ian, which now has its sights set on South Carolina. Here are some do's and don'ts of blackout safety.

A commercial building sits empty Sept. 19 in Citrus Heights, Calif., northeast of Sacramento. Two new laws in California will let developers bypass local governments to build housing on commercial land.
Thu, 09/29/2022 - 12:35

Local government officials say the laws undermine their authority and cut their tax base, but it's a long-sought win for affordable housing advocates, who say such sites are ready-made for apartments.

People leave the flooded community of Country Club Ridge in North Port Florida on September 29, 2022, after Hurricane Ian passed through the area a day earlier.
Thu, 09/29/2022 - 12:34

Images of the aftermath show a glimpse of the destruction caused by the powerful Category 4 hurricane: homes washed out, boats yanked from their moorings, and decimated neighborhoods.

U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona appeared alongside President Biden when he announced his student loan relief plan on Aug. 24. On Thursday, the administration quietly changed its guidance around which borrowers qualify for this relief.
Thu, 09/29/2022 - 12:29

The Biden administration has quietly changed its guidance to disqualify borrowers who have privately-held FFEL and Perkins loans.

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 12:21

Forty million people rely on the river. ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten says that water scarcity in the West hasn't been recognized as the national emergency that it is.

Hurricane Ian left debris in Punta Gorda, Fla., after it made landfall. Storms like Ian are more likely because of climate change.
Thu, 09/29/2022 - 11:45

Abnormally hot water in the Gulf of Mexico helped Hurricane Ian gain strength. Rapidly intensifying major hurricanes are more likely as the Earth gets hotter.


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