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Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99

Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, whether as a man-crazy TV hostess on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” or the loopy housemate on “The Golden Girls,” has died. She was 99. People and the Washington Post reported White’s death. She launched…MORE

FBI: 2020 homicides up nearly 30%, largest 1-year jump ever

FBI: 2020 homicides up nearly 30%, largest 1-year jump ever

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homicides in the U.S. in 2020 increased nearly 30% over the previous year, the largest one-year jump since the FBI began keeping records, according to figures released Monday by the agency. Homicides and non-negligent manslaughters climbed an estimated 29.4% to 21,570, an increase of 4,901 over 2019, FBI data showed. It is…MORE

Disney World opened 50 years ago; these workers never left

Disney World opened 50 years ago; these workers never left

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Applying to be one of the first workers at Walt Disney World, high school graduate George Kalogridis made a split-second decision that set the course for his life: he picked a room where prospective hotel workers were being hired. Chuck Milam got a tip about a job opening from a transplanted…MORE

Amazon unveils ‘Jetsons’-like roaming robot for the home

Amazon unveils ‘Jetsons’-like roaming robot for the home

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon’s new robot can hear, see and follow you around the home, but it’s no Rosey the Robot. Amazon’s version, called Astro, doesn’t cook or clean like the animated character from “The Jetsons,” but it can check if you left the stove on while you’re out or send an alert if…MORE

Yellen warns delay in raising debt limit will slow economy

Yellen warns delay in raising debt limit will slow economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen sounded an urgent call Tuesday for Congress to raise the government’s borrowing limit, a day after Senate Republicans blocked consideration of a bill that would have done so. If the debt limit isn’t raised by Oct. 18, Yellen warned, “the full faith and credit of the United States…MORE

Manchin, Sinema to meet with Biden in talks to trim $3.5T

Manchin, Sinema to meet with Biden in talks to trim $3.5T

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two key Democratic senators are expected to meet Tuesday with President Joe Biden at the White House as the party works to narrow his $3.5 trillion legislative package and momentum builds to close the deal with centrist and progressive lawmakers. Sens. Joe Manchin D-W.Va., and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., are linchpins for…MORE

Milley defends calls to Chinese at end of Trump presidency

Milley defends calls to Chinese at end of Trump presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer told Congress on Tuesday that he knew former President Donald Trump wasn’t planning to attack China and that it was his job to reassure the Chinese of that fact in phone calls that have triggered outrage from some lawmakers. Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint…MORE

Pentagon chief defends execution of final airlift from Kabul

Pentagon chief defends execution of final airlift from Kabul

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first congressional testimony on the tumultuous U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Tuesday defended the military’s execution of a frantic airlift from Kabul and asserted it will be “difficult but absolutely possible” to contain future threats from Afghanistan without troops on the ground. Speaking alongside Austin, Gen.…MORE

Jury urged to make R. Kelly pay for his alleged sex crimes

Jury urged to make R. Kelly pay for his alleged sex crimes

NEW YORK (AP) — With the R. Kelly sex-trafficking trial nearing jury deliberations, a prosecutor on Thursday urged jurors to convict the R&B superstar on federal charges that he used his celebrity as leverage to sexually abuse women, girls and boys for more than two decades. “It is now time to hold the defendant responsible…MORE

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