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Lillian Ross, Longtime New Yorker Writer, Dead at…

Lillian Ross, the ever-watchful New Yorker reporter whose close, narrative style defined a memorable and influential 70-year career, including a revealing portrait of Ernest Hemingway and a classic Hollywood expose, has died at age 99.

The Latest: Kim says Trump will 'pay dearly' for…

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un issues a rare statement, branding Trump as "deranged" and warning he will "pay dearly" for his threat to "totally destroy" the North if it attacks

'Smart' windows will lower heating costs, say…

Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology have designed smart reflective windows that act as blinds in the summer and let all the sunlight through during the winter. Jim Drury reports.

Police Fatally Shoot Man Who Ignored Orders. He…

Police fatally shot a 35-year-old deaf man Tuesday night in Oklahoma City while neighbors screamed at officers that the man couldn't hear their commands, the New York Daily News reports. Police say Magdiel Sanchez's father was behind the wheel of a car that hit an object and didn't stop. When...

Salinas Downtown Vibrancy Plan proposes turning…

The plan includes minor additions like sidewalk replacements, and new downtown banners and signs. It also includes major changes like repurposing Main Street as a two-way street. The city has collected over $12 million for the project through Measure X tax revenues and private donation.

See this boy’s birthday wish come true when his…

Dominic wanted one thing for his seventh birthday: his parents to get married. Just after he blew out his candles, Dad Eamon Hall got down one knee. And Dominic had the best reaction ever!

Farmers Block Champs Elysees Over Fears of…

Around 250 farmers blocked traffic on the Champs Elysees in Paris on Friday morning, September 22, to protest against what they fear will be unfair competition through foreign imports.At the heart of the protest, called by the leading French farmers’ union FNSEA, lies the potential ban on treating agricultural products with herbicides such as glyphosate, Le Point reported. Farmers fear that this will be put them at a disadvantage if the ban is not extended to foreign imports.Last week French and German farmers called on European governments to extend the license for the weedkiller, Reuters reported. Governments are due to vote on the issue next month with France poised to vote against the use of the herbicide.The potential changes follow the World Health Organisation’s classification of the herbicide as “probably carcinogenic” in 2015. Credit: Periscope/Lefort Guillaume via Storyful

The Latest: Trump speaks with Puerto Rico governor

The White House says President Donald Trump has spoken with the governors of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

'White Silence Is Violence.' Hundreds of 'Allies…

Hundreds of mostly white protesters gathered Thursday evening in downtown St. Louis and marched, chanting "white silence is violence."

This Is the Least Diverse State in US

West Virginia trails behind all other US states when it comes to diversity, according to WalletHub . The site's ranking doesn’t simply apply to racial diversity. WalletHub gave all 50 states a "diversity score" out of 100 based on the diversity of residents' ethnicity, religion, marital status, birthplace region, occupation, language,...

The Latest: Maria regains its major hurricane status

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Maria has regained its major hurricane status

NASA spacecraft to slingshot around Earth on…

NASA's OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft will fly by Earth on Friday as part of its mission to investigate the Bennu asteroid.

Gregorius tops Jeter HR total, Yankees top Twins…

Didi Gregorius surpassed Derek Jeter for the most home runs in a season by a Yankees shortstop, Aaron Judge hit his AL-leading 45th home run and topped 100 RBIs, and New York beat the Minnesota Twins 11-3 for a three-game sweep

Grassley runs into conflict with Mueller

Ron Weich, former assistant attorney general for legislative affairs, talks with Rachel Maddow about which investigation takes precedence when Congress conflicts with Robert Mueller.

FEMA Makes Unfortunate Mistake With Phone Number

The Army Corps of Engineers has a helpful program in place called Operation Blue Roof in which Florida residents hit by Hurricane Irma can get sturdy tarps to protect their belongings until their roofs get fixed. Those interested can go to the website or call 1-888-ROOF-BLU. They should not, however,...

Favorite features in iOS 11 in 60 seconds

Whether you have an iPhone or iPad, these are the features you need to know in Apple's iOS 11.

Starbucks Robbery Suspect Plans to Sue Customer

A California man who tried to rob a Starbucks armed with a knife and a fake gun is now planning to sue the man who stopped him, according to his parents. Ryan Flores, 30, was stabbed repeatedly with his own knife in a fight with customer Cregg Jerri, 58, who...

Democrats eye stall tactic on GOP health bill

Rachel Maddow reports on the return of activism to oppose Republican attempts to pass legislation to destroy Obamacare, and notes that the narrow legislative timeline is a point of focus for some strategies.

Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL…

Researchers: Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's brain showed signs of a degenerative brain disease

Mom Truths: Every child’s punishment = every…

Sleep. Baths. Hair styling. Quiet time outs. The TODAY Parenting Team’s Cat and Nat hilariously point out just how much moms love all the things that make kids whine.

Artist Creates an Augmented Reality by Recording…

Zach Lieberman is an artist in New York who creates works by using code. Recently, he has been experimenting with the artistic uses of ARKit.In this clip, Zack decided to test the recording of sound in space and play it back by moving through it. By blending digital objects with sound and the environment around him, he was able to create an augmented reality. Credit: zach lieberman via Storyful

Families Blame Tom Cruise for Deadly Plane Crash

Tom Cruise and American Made director Doug Liman are partly to blame for a plane crash that killed two pilots during filming in Colombia, according to a lawsuit from the pilots' families. The families blame Cruise and Liman for deciding to make a "high-risk, action-packed motion picture" and say their...

Trump finds others to pay family legal bills

Craig Holman, government affairs lobbyist for Public Citizen, talks with Rachel Maddow the laws around how money raised for a presidential inauguration can be spent.

12-year-old ventriloquist wins 'America's Got…

A 12-year-old singing ventriloquist is getting a $1 million prize and her own Las Vegas show after taking the "America's Got Talent" crown on the season 12 finale of the NBC reality competition Wednesday

Fitbits could be putting children off exercise

There's a warning that fitness trackers being used in schools could actually be putting children off exercise.