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  • In Just a Week, Wildfires Burn 1 Million Acres in California

    Firefighters in California were racing to slow the spread of wildfires that burned nearly one million acres in a week and destroyed hundreds of homes as weekend weather threatened to spark new fires and overwhelm the state's firefighting ability.Responding to the emergency,...

  • Maduro Says Venezuela Buying Iranian Missiles 'a Good Idea'

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday said it would be a "good idea" to look into buying missiles from Iran, a day after Colombia said Venezuela was considering such a plan amid growing ties between Caracas and Tehran.Iran in May supplied gasoline to Venezuela to...

  • London's Famous Tower Bridge Gets Stuck in Open Position

    London's famous Tower Bridge, which crosses the River Thames in the heart of the British capital, was stuck open on Saturday, leaving traffic in chaos and onlookers amazed at the sight. The historic bascule-and-suspension bridge failed to close after opening to allow ships...

  • House Passes $25 Billion Postal Service Bill Opposed by Trump

    The House on Saturday passed a bill aimed at rolling back service cuts at the U.S. Postal Service that Democrats say could harm the ability of Americans to vote by mail in the November presidential election that's being shadowed by the coronavirus pandemic.The measure,...

  • Trump to Speak in Charlotte Before RNC on Monday

    President Donald Trump will attend the first day of the Republican National Convention in North Carolina on Monday, where he is expected to deliver remarks at the scaled-down event.

  • Pelosi Rips Trump for 'Very Dangerous' Threat to FDA

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., ripped President Donald Trump on Saturday after he pushed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to speed up the approval process for coronavirus treatments.

  • Firefighters Make Slow Progress With California Wildfires

    Fire crews made slow progress Saturday battling some of the largest wildfires in California history, thanks to improved weather conditions and additional resources coming from others states.

  • Meadows Visits Capitol to Push Democrats on Stimulus

    White House chief of staff Mark Meadows returned to the U.S. Capitol on Saturday in a bid to pressure Democrats into accepting a slimmed-down economic stimulus bill after weeks of deadlock.

  • 2 Bodies Found, 2 Missing After Texas Port Explosion

    The bodies of two missing crew members of a dredging boat were found Saturday following an explosion a day earlier in the Port of Corpus Christi in Texas, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

  • Postal Service Launches Site to Help With Mail-in Voting

    The US Postal Service recently launched a new website to show Americans how to send mail-in votes.

  • Asteroid to Buzz Earth Day Before November Election

    A 6 1/2-foot asteroid is going to hurl near Earth on the day before the election Nov. 2, , according to the Center for Near Earth Objects Studies at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

  • Putin Critic Still Critical After German Transfer

    Prominent Russian anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny, who has been in a coma since Thursday, remains in a "very critical" if stable condition since arriving in Germany for medical treatment after his suspected poisoning.

  • Pompeo, Kushner to Mideast as US Presses for Peace

    The Trump administration will send two top officials to the Middle East this week in a bid to capitalize on momentum from the historic agreement between Israeli and the United Arab Emirates to establish diplomatic relations.

  • Trump Ordered to Pay Stormy $44,100 in Legal Fees

    A California court ordered President Donald Trump this week to pay $44,100 in attorney fees to porn actress Stormy Daniels to pay for her legal battle over her effort to cancel a hush money deal brokered to keep her quiet about their sexual relationship a decade ago.

  • White House Unveils Newly Renovated Rose Garden

    The White House unveiled its new and improved Rose Garden on Saturday, days before first lady Melania Trump gives her speech there Tuesday during the Republican National Convention.

  • Chiefs Ban Fans' Native American Face Paint, Costumes

    Fans attending Kansas City Chiefs games are now prohibited from wearing headdresses or certain face paint at the stadium, according to a statement from the team.

  • WalletHub: Red States Lead Recovery, Blue States Lag

    The historically blue states lag the most, as a number of historically red states lead the recovery, according to a WalletHub review of the unemployment rates at the end of July vs. January 2020 and July 2019 show.

  • Trump: Dems Left 'God Out of the Pledge of Allegiance'

    President Donald Trump, and his son Eric Trump on Newsmax TV's "Saturday Report," did not overlook the fact two groups in the online portion of the Democratic National Convention left out "under God" in the pledge of allegiance.

  • Ric Grenell to Newsmax TV: 'Identity Politics' Is 'Wedge'

    Noting the Obama administration's boasts about "a list" of LGBTQ officials, ambassador and former Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell told Newsmax TV he found that offensive "identity politics" being used as a "wedge."

  • Cuomo OKs Clerical Fixes on Mail-in Ballots

    Anticipating a wave of mail-in voting this fall, New York state will now give voters a chance to correct missing signatures and other clerical errors so their absentee ballots can be counted.

  • Eric Trump to Newsmax TV: DNC Left 'Under God' Out

    The Republican National Convention is going to have the words "under God" in every reciting of the pledge of allegiance and display an "elegance" the Democratic National Convention did not, Eric Trump told Newsmax TV's "Saturday Report."

  • Portland Shuts Down Federal Buildings Due to 'Threat of Violence'

    Officials closed federal buildings in Portland, Oregon on Friday due to a "threat of violence in the area.

  • 'Unofficial' World's Oldest Man Dies in South Africa

    A 116-year-old survivor of the 1918 Spanish Flu believed to be among the world's oldest people died Saturday in South Africa, his family said.

  • UN Atomic Watchdog Chief Heading to Iran

    The head of the U.N.'s atomic watchdog agency will head to Tehran next week to press Iranian authorities for access to sites where the country is thought to have stored or used undeclared nuclear material, the organization said Saturday.

  • House Holds Rare Saturday Vote on Postal Office

    The House is convening for a rare Saturday session to address mail delivery disruptions, poised to pass legislation that would reverse recent changes in U.S. Postal Service operations and send $25 billion in emergency funds to shore up the agency ahead of the November...

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