Defense: Man accused of terror plot an 'idiot…

A prosecutor and a defense attorney have painted different pictures of a Massachusetts man accused of participating in a plot to behead a conservative blogger who angered Muslims when she organized a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas

Protest planned in St. Louis suburb over police…

Protesters to take to St. Louis-area streets again to demonstrate against judge's acquittal in fatal 2011 police shooting

APNewsBreak: 'Why me?' Survivor recounts flash…

The man who survived an Arizona flash flood that killed 10 of his family members says he believes it was luck that allowed him to save his 1-year-old daughter from the onslaught

Capabilities the US has if North Korea targets…

THAAD missile defense system is designed to buy time for a military response to an attack, but would be overwhelmed by hundreds of North Korean missiles; Jennifer Griffin reports on 'Special Report'

Trump teases nuke deal decision as Rouhani hits…

Iran's president insisted his country is living up to its side of the agreement and criticized Trump as a neophyte on foreign policy; John Roberts has the roundup on 'Special Report'

The Latest: Mexico moves quake death toll down to…

Mexico's federal disaster agency is adjusting the death toll from this week's big earthquake, now saying 223 died

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Florida suspends license of nursing home over Irma deaths

Florida officials have suspended the license of a nursing home that had nine patients die after Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning

Perlan 2 Glider breaks world altitude record for…

The Airbus Perlan 2 Glider is reaching for the stars and earlier in September broke a longstanding high-altitude record for engineless flight. The Airbus Perlan Mission II is an initiative to fly a glider to the edge of space, with a goal of reaching 90,000 feet.

'This has become a symbol of loss'

The BBC's Aleem Maqbool reports from the school in Mexico City where at least 20 children have died.

The New York Times - Hurricane Maria Makes…

From The New York Times: Hurricane Maria reached Puerto Rico as a powerful Category 4 storm early Wednesday. Hours before, it had crossed the United States Virgin Islands as a Category 5 storm, and tore roofs off houses on the Caribbean island of Dominica.By: By CHRIS CIRILLO, NATALIA V. OSIPOVA, SARAH STEIN KERR and BARBARA MARCOLINI. Watch the original video on Times Video:

How to Wish Somebody a Happy Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday night marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, one of the Jewish High Holidays.

Former Homeland secy.: It was a balanced speech

Fmr. Homeland Security Secy. Michael Chertoff discusses the president's UN speech, North Korea and Hurricane Maria and FEMA response.

AP: Trump received a crash course before UNGA

Ahead of the speech, the Associated Press is reporting that the President's top cabinet members felt like they had to give the President a crash course on "American Power 101.”

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Confederate Monuments Become Flashpoint At…

Ed Gillespie and Ralph Northam squared off over how to handle confederate monuments during the Virginia Governor’s Debate, moderated by Chuck Todd with NBC Washington.

Rare 'Harry Potter' Book Sets World Record At…

"The Boy Who Lived" still knows how to make money, with a rare book selling for record breaking amount at auction this week. TC Newman (@PurpleTCNewman) shares the winning bid!

NCIS investigating corpsmen who called babies 'mini Satans'

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is now investigating two female Navy hospital corpsmen in Florida who posted Snapchat photos giving the middle finger to another baby with a caption that said, "How I currently feel about these mini Satans."

Court asked to dismiss cases tied to former drug…

A petition submitted to Massachusetts' highest court seeks the dismissal of every case connected to a convicted former state chemist who authorities say was high almost every day she went to work at a state drug lab

Fed keeps U.S. rates steady

The U.S. Federal Reserve kept intereste rates unchanged and signaled that it will start reducing its $4.2 billion balance sheet in October. Roselle Chen reports.

Tech Q&A: Fixing a PC that shuts off by itself

2 senators call for monument honoring black Civil…

Two South Carolina senators are proposing to honor a black Civil War hero on Statehouse grounds, saying they hope the conversation sets a national example on how to build consensus rather than tear things down

Hiring Discrimination For Black People Is As Bad…

A new meta-analysis took an inventory of hiring discrimination studies going back 28 years to find, statistically speaking, not much has changed.

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Review: Apple Watch goes solo, but don't dump…

Review: The Apple Watch goes solo, but don't ditch your phone just yet