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Lizzo poses after receiving an award for "Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls" at the 74th Primetime Emmys in Los Angeles earlier this month.
Wed, 09/28/2022 - 08:16

The Library of Congress had invited Lizzo to check out its flute collection during her tour stop. On Tuesday, she played a few notes on the historic instrument, twerked and declared history cool.

A man glues a referendum poster reading "Yes" in Berdyansk, Ukraine, on Monday.
Wed, 09/28/2022 - 07:21

Separatist leaders in occupied areas of Ukraine moved to join the Russian Federation — after claiming that the people there had chosen to join Russia, in referendums denounced by the West as a sham.

This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Ian seen below the International Space Station as the storm was gaining strength south of Cuba and moving toward Florida Monday afternoon
Wed, 09/28/2022 - 06:40

Hurricane Ian rapidly intensified off Florida's southwest coast Wednesday morning, gaining top winds of 155 mph, just short of the most-dangerous Category 5 status.

Bed Bath & Beyond is working on yet another turnaround after a series of crises and missteps.
Wed, 09/28/2022 - 06:26

The company has been on a rollercoaster of crises, including a meme-stock rise and crash. Its latest financial report comes Thursday.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Nataki Garrett stands inside the Allen Elizabethan Theatre in Ashland, Ore. She recently programmed her first full season but not everyone has embraced her new approach.
Wed, 09/28/2022 - 04:54

After two years of pandemic closures, audiences are back at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, to find a season of diverse plays. But for many, change has come too soon.

This GOES-East GeoCcolor satellite image taken at 10:10 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, and provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Hurricane Ian over the Gulf of Mexico. Ian tore into western Cuba as a major hurricane Tuesday, knocking out power to the entire country and leaving millions people without electricity.
Wed, 09/28/2022 - 04:40

Various counties across central Florida are opening up various shelters for the general population. Here are some of the resources being made available for the homeless.

Eastbound traffic crowds Interstate 275 as people evacuate before the arrival of Hurricane Ian in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday.
Wed, 09/28/2022 - 04:14

More people — and more buildings to house them, often in coastal areas — mean that a major hurricane could become more costly and destructive. That's raising concerns as Hurricane Ian approaches.

Aerial view of downtown Fort Worth, Texas. Some hospitals in Texas and around the U.S. are seeing high profits, even as their bills force patients into debt. Of the nation's 20 most populous counties, none has a higher concentration of medical debt than Tarrant County, home to Fort Worth.
Wed, 09/28/2022 - 04:01

Across the U.S., many hospitals have become wealthy, even as their bills force patients to make gut-wrenching sacrifices. This pattern is especially stark for health care systems in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says the Biden administration has plans to help the economy absorb supply shocks.
Wed, 09/28/2022 - 04:00

Yellen says the Biden administration is emphasizing action on climate change to make a more resilient American economy. What does that look like for the future of infrastructure and spending?

A police officer holds one of a group of men, among 31 arrested for conspiracy to riot and affiliated with the white nationalist group Patriot Front, after they were found in the rear of a U-Haul van in the vicinity of a North Idaho Pride Alliance LGBTQ+ event in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, on June 11, 2022.
Wed, 09/28/2022 - 04:00

Trials began this week in Idaho for 31 members of a far-right group accused of conspiring to riot at an LGBTQ event. But calls are growing for federal involvement to bring greater accountability.

U.S. officials have announced fraud charges against three men who, they allege, orchestrated a scheme to inflate the market value of the company that owned Hometown Deli, a small delicatessen in New Jersey. In this photo illustration, a person views online information for the now-shuttered deli.
Wed, 09/28/2022 - 04:00

In an alleged scheme that temporarily inflated the market value of a tiny New Jersey deli to more than $100 million, three men have been charged with securities fraud and market manipulation.

Qynisha Jordan
Wed, 09/28/2022 - 04:00

The number of women in the workforce has finally returned to pre-pandemic levels, which is good for the economy. But after time away from the job market some women are reassessing their priorities.

Two people work on boarding up a house in South Tampa Bay, Florida, on Tuesday, before Hurricane Ian hits the area.
Wed, 09/28/2022 - 04:00

People with disabilities, people who can't afford it and people who don't want to abandon their pets are among the many who can't easily get up and leave before a hurricane.

Wed, 09/28/2022 - 02:37

Ned Fulmer was an original member of The Try Guys, a group that attracted a large YouTube following by trying unusual antics. Now he has departed the group following revelations of infidelity.

A house lays in the mud after it was washed away by Hurricane Fiona at Villa Esperanza in Salinas, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022.
Tue, 09/27/2022 - 23:01

Puerto Rico's governor has requested the U.S. government waive a federal law and allow more fuel shipments to the island over concerns of a dwindling supply of diesel in the wake of Hurricane Fiona.

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