NASA delays moon rocket launch due to potential hurricane

NASA is skipping next week's launch attempt of its new moon rocket because of a tropical storm that's expected to become a major hurricane.

Breyer: Supreme Court leaker still appears to be a mystery

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It's a Washington mystery that no one seems able to unravel. The Supreme Court apparently still hasn't found the person who leaked a draft of the court's major abortion decision earlier this year.

Amended autopsy: Black man died due to sedative, restraint

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Despite the finding, the death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old massage therapist, was still listed as undetermined, not a homicide, the report shows.
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'The Crown' back Nov. 9 for season 5 with new queen, Diana

"The Crown" will return to its Netflix throne in early November.
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Pharoah Sanders, influential jazz saxophonist, dies at 81

Pharoah Sanders, the influential tenor saxophonist revered in the jazz world for the spirituality of his work, has died, his record label announced. He was 81.
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Mali prime minister lashes out at France, UN, regional bloc

Mali's prime minister lashed out Saturday at former colonizer France, the U.N. secretary-general and many people in between, saying that the tumultuous country had been "stabbed in the back" by the French military withdrawal. In the same remarks, Abdoulaye Maiga praised the "exemplary and fruitful cooperation between Mali and Russia."
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Crowded campsites, high demand cause fights, 'camp pirates'

Some Oregon parks officials say high demand for crowded campsites is leading to arguments, fistfights and even so-called "campsite pirates."

DeSantis declares emergency as storm expected to hit Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency for 24 counties as Tropical Storm Ian gathers strength over the Caribbean and is expected to bring heavy rain and hurricane-force winds to the state next week.

NYC appeals ruling over vaccine mandate for police officers

New York City officials are appealing a judge's ruling that they lacked the legal authority to fire members of the city's largest police union for violating a COVID-19 vaccination mandate.

Eastern Michigan University faculty ratify new contract

Faculty members at Eastern Michigan University have voted to ratify a new four-year labor agreement with the school.

Names of victims in suburban Chicago shooting released

The names of three people found shot outside a suburban Chicago home and the man believed to have killed them before fatally shooting himself have been released.

Abortion is a matter of 'freedom' for Biden and Democrats

The way President Joe Biden sees it, the overturning of Roe vs. Wade was not just about whether a woman has a right to obtain an abortion.

Dissident: 'Iranian women are furious' over headscarf death

The tears come quickly to Masih Alinejad when she talks about the messages she's received in recent days from women in Iran protesting against their government after a young woman died in police custody over a violation of the country's strict religious dress code.

In Pennsylvania, Shapiro's low-key style poses test for Dems

Doug Mastriano, the Republican nominee for governor in Pennsylvania, is perhaps best known as an election denier who was at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. John Fetterman, the Democrat hoping to flip the state's Senate seat, has revolutionized how campaigns use social media. And Dr. Mehmet Oz was a TV celebrity long before he launched a GOP Senate campaign.

Staffing shortages, violence plague Oklahoma prisons

Working as a prison guard in Oklahoma is becoming an ever more dangerous job as the state, with one of the highest incarceration rates in the United States, struggles with violence and understaffing at detention facilities. Long hours, dangerous conditions and remote, rural locations have meant fewer guards and a system plagued with increased killings and violence.

In GOP legislatures, a gender divide emerges over abortion

Outside the chambers of the West Virginia Legislature, the marble foyer was packed with young women in T-shirts, ripped jeans, and gym shorts holding signs with uteruses drawn in colored marker.

South Dakota investigation weighs Noem's use of state plane

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem was returning from an official appearance in Rapid City in 2019 when she faced a decision: Overnight in the capital of Pierre, where another trip would start the next day, or head home and see her son attend his high school prom?

Cards' Pujols hits 700th home run, 4th player to reach mark

Albert Pujols seemed like a long shot in early August to reach 700 home runs, still more than a dozen swings from the hallowed mark and his power stroke all but gone.

The AP Interview: Marcos wants to 'reintroduce' Philippines

Looking to "reintroduce the Philippines" to the world, new President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has ambitious plans for his nation on the international stage and at home — if, that is, the twin specters of pandemic and climate change can be overcome or at least managed.
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Cards' Pujols hits 700th home run, 4th player to reach mark

St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hit his 700th home run on Friday night, connecting for his second drive of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers and becoming the fourth player to reach the milestone in major league history.
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California governor travels to Texas amid feud with GOP

California Gov. Gavin Newsom will travel to Texas on Saturday, venturing into the territory of one of his chief political foils while seeking to boost his own profile amid a noncompetitive reelection campaign back home.
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Oscar-winning 'Cuckoo's Nest' actor Louise Fletcher dies

Louise Fletcher, a late-blooming star whose riveting performance as the cruel and calculating Nurse Ratched in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" set a new standard for screen villains and won her an Academy Award, has died at age 88.
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