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Quinta Brunson accepts the Emmy award for Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series for "Abbott Elementary" while standing over Jimmy Kimmel.
Tue, 09/13/2022 - 16:16

Brunson had already made history when she was nominated for three Emmys for Abbott Elementary

Activists march toward the German consulate during a rally to support two Filipina domestic workers in their lawsuit against a German diplomat.
Tue, 09/13/2022 - 15:56

According to a new report, the number of people subject to forced labor or marriage or trafficking has increased substantially since 2016, with the majority of forced labor cases in rich countries.

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during trading on Sept. 6 in New York City. Markets slumped on Monday after the latest inflation data was worse than expected, raising fears the Federal Reserve will need to continue raising interest rates aggressively.
Tue, 09/13/2022 - 15:53

All three indexes fell after worse-than-expected inflation data raised expectations the Fed will need to continue raising interest rates aggressively to bring prices under control.

White-nose syndrome, a fungus that attacks bats during hibernation, is decimating bat populations across North America, including the tricolored bat pictured above.
Tue, 09/13/2022 - 14:22

White-nose syndrome is killing off many bat colonies across North America. The same disease is decimating the northern long-eared bat population, which is also on the brink of extinction.

Oleksandr Shapoval volunteered to fight after the Russia invasion. The National Opera of Ukraine says he was killed on the battlefield.
Tue, 09/13/2022 - 13:52

Shapoval volunteered to fight after Russia invaded Ukraine. His unit was recently sent to one of "the hottest zones" in the country, according to The National Opera of Ukraine.

Mary Peltola did media interviews Monday in front of the U.S. Capitol. An aide says they're receiving more than 100 media requests a day.
Tue, 09/13/2022 - 12:52

Peltola is drawing an unusual amount of national media attention as the first Alaska Native elected to Congress, and even more because of her special election win over Republican Sarah Palin.

President Trump appointed three Supreme Court justices and nominated 274 individuals to federal judgeships. Journalist David Enrich says many of those picks were influenced by lawyers from the firm of Jones Day.
Tue, 09/13/2022 - 12:44

Servants of the Damned author David Enrich says lawyers from the firm of Jones Day were deeply embedded in the Trump White House — and helped create policy designed to limit the federal government.

The NBA says Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver "engaged in conduct that clearly violated common workplace standards." Sarver is suspended for one-year from team operations and fined $10 million.
Tue, 09/13/2022 - 12:31

The NBA says Suns owner Robert Sarver used racially insensitive language in the workplace, treated female employees unequally, made sex-related statements, and sometimes bullied employees.

Alex Jones talks to reporters during a break in his trial in Austin, Texas, on July 26.
Tue, 09/13/2022 - 11:02

A Connecticut jury began hearing arguments in a second trial to decide how much money the conspiracy theorist should pay relatives of victims for spreading a lie that the massacre was a hoax.

Peiter "Mudge" Zatko, former head of security at Twitter, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on data security at Twitter, on Capitol Hill, September 13, 2022 in Washington, DC.
Tue, 09/13/2022 - 10:55

Twitter's former security chief Peiter "Mudge" Zatko accused the company of misleading the public, the government and its own board of directors over security flaws.

A United States Space Force flag flies along with flags of other armed service branches. The Space Force announced on Friday that the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez has joined its University Partnership Program.
Tue, 09/13/2022 - 10:39

The University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez is the 14th school to team up with the U.S. Space Force for its University Partnership Program. The program aims to educate and recruit the future workforce.

Kenya's new president William Ruto, seen Tuesday behind fountain fireworks, holds up a ceremonial sword as he is sworn in to office at a ceremony held at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi.
Tue, 09/13/2022 - 10:12

Ruto also seemed to have mended fences with his former boss, outgoing president Uhuru Kenyatta, asking him to keep leading talks on regional crises. His ascent concluded a markedly peaceful election.

Attorneys Adanté Pointer (left) and Patrick Buelna, who represent a woman whose DNA from a sexual assault case was used by San Francisco police to arrest her in an unrelated crime, speak during a news conference announcing their lawsuit against the city on Monday.
Tue, 09/13/2022 - 09:56

During a search of a crime lab database, the woman's DNA was tied to a burglary in late 2021. Her DNA had been collected and stored as part of a 2016 domestic violence and sexual assault case.

Dreyton McDonald sells snow cones from his mobile shop, Ice Ice Dreyton, in Ocala, Fla.
Tue, 09/13/2022 - 09:00

The Central Florida 7th grader, Dreyton McDonald, has been in the snow cone-selling business going on three years and hopes to expand his empire.

A grsy kangaroo hops along a hill side in the Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve near Taralga, southwest of Sydney, Australia, in August 2016. A 77-year-old man has died after a rare kangaroo attack in remote southwest Australia, police said on Tuesday.
Tue, 09/13/2022 - 08:54

The 77-year-old man in a rural part of southwest Australia may have been keeping the wild kangaroo as a pet. It's reportedly the first fatal kangaroo attack in the country since 1936.

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