The Gulf Coast is keeping a close eye on Tropical Storm Zeta, which is expected to make landfall Wednesday night as a Category 1 hurricane in what has been an unprecedented hurricane season.
by SABRINA CANFIELD
Two intense wind-driven wildfires continued to burn out of control near Los Angeles on Tuesday morning, prompting 90,000 to flee their homes and severely injuring a pair of firefighters attempting to quell one of the blazes.
by MATTHEW RENDA
Finding a meteorite is no small feat. Finding one in pristine condition — with extraterrestrial organic compounds intact — is a scientific jackpot.
by AMANDA PAMPURO
Moments before sentencing Keith Raniere to over a century in prison Tuesday, a federal judge rebuked the former sex cult leader’s lawyer for arguing his client deserved a lesser sentence because “we’re sentencing on his perspective.”
by NINA PULLANO
Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou returned to a Vancouver courtroom Monday, kicking off a second set of hearings into her abuse of process allegations against Canadian law enforcement during an arrest at the behest of the U.S. government.
by DARRYL GREER
With polls showing Georgia has a shot of voting for a Democratic presidential candidate for the first time since 1992, Joe Biden visited the Peach State on Tuesday for a pair of rallies to fire up voters a week before Election Day.
by AIMEE SACHS
Virginia Democrats have filed suit against an elections official in Richmond for not handing over a list of rejected absentee ballots, which the party hopes to use to notify voters so they can file a corrected ballot by next week’s deadline.
by ALEX PICKETT
Despite a statewide uptick in new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, California officials on Tuesday gave seven counties the green light to further their reopening efforts.
by NICK CAHILL
Employees who use medical marijuana to cope with a work-related injury can’t get reimbursed for it through workers’ compensation, Massachusetts’ highest court held Tuesday.
by THOMAS F. HARRISON
Europe’s top human rights courts held Tuesday that Turkey was wrong to fine a leading opposition politician for criticizing the country’s strongman ruler.
An adviser to the EU’s top court rejected claims from the Lufthansa airline that Germany granted improper state aid by financing an airport to the tune of $59 million.
by MOLLY QUELL
Across the Nation
Donald Trump cannot deploy the Department of Justice to shield him from a defamation suit brought by rape accuser E. Jean Carroll, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
by JOSH RUSSELL
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of West Philadelphia overnight to protest police officers’ fatal shooting of a 27-year-old Black man earlier Monday.
by ALEXANDRA JONES
by TRAVIS BUBENIK
A state judge sided with Virginia’s governor Tuesday in a case challenging his authority to remove a 120-year-old monument of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from the capital city, but the statue will stay in place while the appeals process plays out.
by BRAD KUTNER
by BRANDI BUCHMAN
In a 5-3 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a bid to extend the deadline for when mail-in ballots could be received in Wisconsin.
by JACK RODGERS
Cleaning up the abandoned Exide battery recycling plant in Los Angeles County will cost California taxpayers nearly $400 million dollars in addition to other costs the state has already paid and the regulatory agency in charge is woefully behind schedule, the state auditor found.
by NATHAN SOLIS
Tired of what she says are harassing phone calls over a contract she says is unenforceable, a San Francisco Bay Area woman has hit a bail industry leader with a first-of-its-kind consumer class action.
by MARIA DINZEO
by JOAN HENNESSY
by BRANDI BUCHMAN
by KELSEY JUKAM
The Ninth Circuit vacated a preliminary injunction barring private prison company GEO Group from accepting or transferring immigration detainees in or out of its facilities in McFarland, California, finding the lower court “abused its discretion in finding a likelihood of irreparable harm.”
A federal court in California dismissed gun owners’ complaint over Covid-19-related orders, which closed gun stores as they were not deemed to be “essential businesses,” finding the orders are temporary, do not “specifically target” gun-related activities for restriction and do not categorically ban firearms.
A California appeals court revived negligence claims against entertainment company Live Nation brought by the family of a 19-year-old girl who died of a drug overdose at the 2015 Hard Summer Music Festival. Live Nation challenged the family’s contention that the girl would have survived had appropriate medical care been readily available, but the company did not offer any supporting evidence.
In a trademark dispute over a tea company’s use of the name and likeness of Yogi Bhajan, a Sikh spiritual leader who helped bring Kundalini yoga to mainstream America, the Ninth Circuit found that the lower court set a proper bond amount to protect Bhajan’s widow’s potential future damages award.
A group of “special federal voters” who reside in Israel but are eligible to vote in New York sued the New York State Board of Elections over its rules requiring applications for voting registration to be postmarked by Oct. 9 and received by Oct. 14, but also requiring overseas voters to submit e-mailed registration applications by the Oct. 9 postmark deadline.
The family of Javier Ambler, a Black man who died in the custody of Williamson County, Texas, sheriff’s deputies in 2019 sued the county, alleging its officers were encouraged to “perform their jobs recklessly to produce more ‘entertaining’ video” for reality television program Live PD. Body camera footage showed that as officers restrained him, Ambler repeatedly told them: “I can’t breathe.”