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North Korea fires 2 ballistic missiles off east coast

The Japan Coast Guard said two North Korean ballistic missiles were fired into the waters between Japan and the Korean Peninsula on Wednesday.
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Manhunt for Brian Laundrie leads authorities to at least 5 bodies of missing persons
While the 23-year-old remains on the lam more than a month after skipping out of his family's Florida home, the other bodies have been found in areas where authorities have been looking
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What Time Will ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’ Season 3 Episode 5 Premiere?
Will this week's episode have as much Big Drag Energy as last week's?
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KKK Flyers Threatening 'Commies' Who 'Took Down Statues' Prompt Police to Step up Patrols
Police in Henrico County, Virginia, said "acts of intimidation will not be tolerated" as they asked residents with information about the leaflets to come forward.
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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that he has tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday morning. Johnson, a top ally of President Trump, is in self-isolation at the prime minister's residence at 10 Downing Street in London. Elizabeth Palmer reports on the new developments.
‘Dragon Ball Z’ voice actor Chris Ayres dead at 56
Chris Ayres, known for voicing Frieza on "Dragon Ball," has passed away at age 56 from unspecified causes. He was diagnosed with end-stage cardiac obstructive pulmonary disease in 2017.
Zuckerberg to team up with Bill Gates on coronavirus treatment research
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan are stepping up to battle the coronavirus pandemic through their charitable group, The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative. They announced plans to partner with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, "contributing $25 million with Gates and others" to begin exploring possible COVID-19 treatments. The sit down with Gayle King to talk about their effort as well as how they themselves are impacted by the virus.
Family Dog Mauls Grandmother to Death
Kathleen Bartram was attacked and killed at a home in Matthews in front of family members.
Chevrolet unveils its biggest, most powerful V8 engine ever ahead of electric push
The Chevrolet Performance ZZ632/1000 V8 is the biggest and most powerful engine GM has ever made. The 10-liter V8 race motor is rated at 1004 horsepower.
A deep dive on the collapse of the Giants defense — who and what has gone wrong
What's behind the demise of the Giants' defense this season? There are so many reasons...
Wendy Williams’ absence from her talk show will continue into November
How is she doing? Still not well, apparently. As Wendy Williams continues to recover from health issues, her hiatus from her daytime talk show has been extended into November.
Everything you're waiting for is in these containers
Virtually every US home contains items that came through the ports of Los Angeles or Long Beach.
Michigan city declares emergency over lead; Gov. Whitmer visits
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she visited Benton Harbor on Tuesday to listen to residents who have been urged to use bottled water because of elevated levels of lead in their tap water.
Led Zeppelin’s ‘The Song Remains The Same’ At 45: Big Riffs, Tight Jeans, And Even A Dose Of True Crime
This is an absolutely foundational rock 'n roll epic, a window into the world of high fantasy and danger that no other group perfected quite like Led Zep did.
Progressives are under pressure to prioritize Medicaid expansion
A coalition of advocates say it should be a top task for Congress.
Eye Opener: Steve Bannon could be facing criminal charges
The committee investigating the assault on the Capitol has voted to hold Steve Bannon in contempt for defying a subpoena and the former Trump strategist could soon face criminal charges. Also, the latest on the case against Alex Murdaugh. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.
Rahm Emanuel's nomination to be Biden's ambassador to Japan faces opposition from some Democrats
Rahm Emanuel could face opposition from an unusual source at his Wednesday nomination hearing to be the next US ambassador to Japan: his own party.
The bleak outlook for two climate provisions
As the price tag of Democrats' tax-and-spending package continues to shrink, two major climate provisions — a clean electricity standard and a carbon tax — are hanging by a thread.
The latest on Covid-19 vaccines in the US
The White House unveiled its plans to roll out Covid-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11, pending US Food and Drug Administration authorization. Follow here for the latest news.
Leslie Bricusse, ‘Willy Wonka’ and ‘Goldfinger’ songwriter, dead at 90
Leslie Bricusse, the Oscar-winning songwriter whose legendary catalog includes James Bond’s “Goldfinger” theme song, Willy Wonka’s signature “Candy Man” anthem and Nina Simone’s signature “Feeling Good,” has died. He was 90. The British composer and lyricist’s passing was confirmed by his son, artist Adam Bricusse, on Tuesday in a Facebook post. The family has shared...
Queen Elizabeth cancels trip to Ireland on the advice of medical team
Queen Elizabeth II has reluctantly canceled a trip to Northern Ireland at the behest of medical experts who want her to rest for a few days.
Everything We Know So Far About 'American Horror Story' Season 11
"American Horror Story" has come to the end of its "Double Feature," but the show will be back with more chills and thrills. Here's what we know so far.
Plane Dumps Human Waste on Man While Flying Over His Yard: 'A Really Horrible Experience'
The unlucky man lives in southeast England only eight miles from Heathrow, which is one of the world's busiest airports.
From Harry Styles to Angelina Jolie, Meet the Cast of Marvel's 'Eternals'
"Eternals" is finally coming to movie theaters on November 5, and has a whole host of megastars from Richard Madden to Gemma Chan and reportedly Harry Styles.
Navy probe reveals failures that fueled arson fire and destroyed USS Bonhomme Richard
A Navy report has concluded there were sweeping failures by commanders, crew members and others that fueled the July 2020 arson fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard, calling the massive five-day blaze in San Diego preventable and unacceptable.
Jamie Lynn Spears 'blindsided' after charity declined planned donation from book sales: report
Jamie Lynn Spears was reportedly caught off guard by a nonprofit organization's decision to decline a donation offer from her upcoming book sales.
NYC to Mandate Vaccines, Scrap Testing Option for Workforce
Starting Wednesday, all employees who get their first shot at a city-run site will receive an extra $500 in their paycheck
Lizzie Tisch’s new NYC store is a funky fashion emporium
Lizzie Tisch is bringing downtown to uptown with her new LTD by Lizzie Tisch store, transforming the old Cartier boutique on NYC’s Madison Avenue into a modern-day cabinet of curiosities.
Louisiana teen faces up to 10-years in prison for alleged TikTok-inspired beating of disabled teacher
Larrianna Jackson, 18, was additionally charged with felony second-degree battery and with cruelty to the infirmed on Friday in connection to an assault on a 64-year-old disabled teacher at Covington High School, authorities said Tuesday.
Netflix walkout over Dave Chappelle is not just a matter transgender rights and dignity
Dave Chappelle's transphobia is the spark of this conversation. And Netflix is not a moral vacuum, despite what its co-CEOs say.
Pell Grant put college within my reach. Now, let's double it: University chancellor
So many of these students already have the odds stacked against them. Pell Grants can encourage more students not only to apply but also to succeed.
Artist Karla Diaz turns insomnia into dream-like paintings at Luis De Jesus
In the wake of a devastating stroke, Diaz turned to drawing to contend with insomnia. Her fantastical images are on view at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles.
Netflix’s ‘Night Teeth’ Only Has One Megan Fox Scene And I Feel Cheated
At least she's wearing a cape.
The Wizards had a busy offseason. Here’s what you may have missed.
Wes Unseld Jr. begins his first head coaching job with a revamped roster led by Bradley Beal.
Podcast: Unclogging America's biggest ports
The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are the busiest in the U.S. Their massive backlog is affecting the economy.
Fed up with Chappelle fallout, Netflix employees are leading a walkout today in L.A.
Transgender Netflix staffers are protesting the streamer's decision to release Dave Chappelle's new comedy special, which contains transphobic material.
L.A. County supervisors order independent audit of Mark Ridley-Thomas bribery charges
The five supervisors unanimously approved an independent investigation that will scrutinize past contracts and the county's current policies.
Hot, hot, hot ... warm: SoCal home values hit new record, but price rises are slowing
The Southern California housing market is hot, but cooling. Home prices rose nearly 13% in September — the smallest jump since January.
As L.A. draws new political boundaries, two City Council members say they want USC
Two L.A. City Council members are in the midst of a tug of war over who will represent USC. A city redistricting commission is bringing the issue to a head.
Megan Fox on ‘dream boy’ Machine Gun Kelly, and helping girls come out
You want to talk about life imitating art? Hollywood crucified Megan Fox, and now she’s back, with absolutely zero f--ks to give, and a role as an alluring vampire in the new Netflix horror movie “Night Teeth.”
It's still very, very good to be Duran Duran
Set to release their 15th album, Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon and John Taylor talk recovering from COVID, their favorite bad review and plastic trousers.
Street racing surged during the pandemic. L.A. now wants to crack down
As activity continues to surge, cities are scrambling for new tools to curtail illegal racing and sideshows.
Timothée Chalamet learned this new skill from 'Dune': 'I hope I won't have to use it'
Timothée Chalamet talks painful fights and fleeing sandworms on the set of "Dune," the highly anticipated sci-fi epic in theaters Thursday.
Can TSA vaccinate enough screeners before the Thanksgiving travel rush?
Only 60% of TSA employees are vaccinated against COVID-19. It could mean trouble for Thanksgiving travelers.
A reader asked: What do tourists think of Angelenos? We asked around
When tourists see Angelenos acting "so L.A.," it may say more about the expectations they bring with them.
CCP Uses Border Disputes to Blame India and U.S., Vindicate China | Opinion
CCP media used the recent China-India border skirmishes as an opportunity to throw shade on the U.S.-India alliance.
Bellator 269 pre-event facts: Can Fedor Emelianenko add another KO to resume?
Check out all the facts and figures about Bellator 269, which takes place Saturday with a Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Johnson main event.      Related StoriesAfter upset of record-setting Loopy Godinez, Luana Carolina wants a full campEven Danny Roberts was confused by that 30-27 score against Ramazan EmeevBellator 268 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media
What If We Just Gave Renters Money?
In an obscure but public meeting last week, local and federal housing officials discussed a controversial idea that could transform U.S housing policy: What if the government gave money directly to renters, rather than relying on a complicated voucher system that drives both tenants and landlords up the wall? You’ve heard of universal basic income. What about universal basic rent?The status quo is not working particularly well. More than half a million Americans experience homelessness on any given night, housing stock is in too-short supply, and rent and mortgage payments consistently rank among the heftiest bills families have to bear. For decades, most federal housing assistance has come in the form of a voucher program known as Section 8. But the program is cumbersome and bureaucratic. Landlords are often reluctant to jump through the government’s regulatory hoops to get the money, so they opt out. Because of funding constraints, only a quarter of those eligible for vouchers even get one, and those lucky few often must scour dozens of ads before finding even one unit that might accept the subsidy.President Joe Biden promised during his campaign to make these vouchers available to all low-income families who qualify, and Congress is debating a measure as part of his economic package that would add roughly 750,000 more vouchers to the program. If it becomes law, that expansion would surely help some Americans find homes. But it wouldn’t solve the underlying problem: Most landlords don’t want to rent to voucher recipients.[Read: How housing policy is failing America’s poor]The coronavirus pandemic showed the viability of an alternative path—one that officials in Biden’s administration now seem willing to at least discuss. Congress tried a lot of things to help people struggling with the economic fallout from COVID-19. One initiative, a government-administered eviction-prevention program, has been mired in paperwork and delays, and only one-fifth of the money the feds allotted to it has been distributed. Another program, in which the IRS simply mailed Americans stimulus checks, got money in people’s hands right away.These recent experiences might inform federal leaders as they research new ways to improve housing assistance. Last Thursday, at a public meeting organized by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, policy experts and housing-authority officials considered new voucher-program ideas that could merit formal study. Making vouchers more like cash for renters, as opposed to subsidies for landlords, was one of the top three ideas that emerged from the meeting, and it will be explored further at a second gathering later this month. The leading proposals could be tested under a HUD program known as Moving to Work, which has been around since 1996 but was expanded by Congress in 2016.Distributing rental subsidies as cash was the second-most-popular idea discussed at the meeting, and participants acknowledged that it could involve a cost-saving element, too, as it would reduce, or even eliminate, the need for regular HUD inspections of voucher-eligible housing. At the conclusion of the three-hour session, committee members voted to continue their discussion of the idea at their next scheduled meeting, on October 28.“I think it’s interesting in light of [universal basic income], and I think it would be interesting to decouple the government from trying to figure out the right type and size and quality of housing and leave that up to people,” Chris Lamberty, the executive director of Lincoln Housing Authority, in Nebraska, said at the meeting.A couple of hours into the virtual call, Todd Richardson, the head of HUD’s research arm, noted that meeting participants seemed relatively excited about the cash-assistance idea. He warned, though, that it might not “pass muster” with the agency’s legal department. Asked for clarification as to what the legal concerns may be, a HUD spokesperson told The Atlantic that the public meeting posted on the Federal Register was not “intended for press” and “I don’t think we had put an invitation to the press.”Moving to Work isn’t the only vehicle policy makers could use to test the idea of distributing cash-based rental assistance to tenants. Congress could also authorize a pilot study, like it did in 2019 when lawmakers approved a new voucher program to help families relocate to richer neighborhoods.And in Philadelphia, starting early next year, a new study will explore how families fare when they receive rental assistance as cash. “There’s never been a full evaluation of using cash to renters for our tenant-based vouchers,” Vincent Reina, one of the University of Pennsylvania researchers who will assess the program, told me. “There’s been some explorations, but a true, proper evaluation is something that we’ve never really done.” Reina attributes the lack of study to political resistance. “Cash transfers are often more contentious,” he said.The closest thing to a real test of the idea occurred in the 1970s, when Congress authorized the Experimental Housing Allowance Program. That program, which ran for longer than a decade in a dozen U.S. cities, provided cash assistance for housing directly to more than 14,000 low-income families. In a report filed to Congress in 1976, program evaluators noted that housing allowances were being well-received by their local communities and that the housing payments were being successfully administered to renters.[Read: The power of landlords]It’s clear that at least some current HUD staff are considering this old research. In 2017, Richardson published a blog post suggesting that the 1970s housing-allowance experiment could inform the Moving to Work program today.Public-housing authorities might resist the idea, as it could require them to relinquish some control. Other authorities might lack trust that the funds would go toward rent. The findings from the Experimental Housing Allowance Program also suggested that cash subsidies could lead to lower-quality housing options for renters, though experts caution against drawing firm conclusions from the half-century-old study.Studying the idea of cash rental assistance has great potential, Phil Garboden, a professor of affordable-housing economics, policy, and planning at the University of Hawaiʻi Manoa, told me. “I imagine vouchers will continue to exist in their current form for quite some time, but studying it is a terrific idea,” he said. “We absolutely do not have good data on it.” Garboden hopes researchers could tease out whether landlords avoid taking the vouchers mainly because they don’t like to deal with the red tape involved, or whether they’re simply resistant to rent to poor people.Some renters might prefer the voucher status quo, but for others, cash could prove easier to use. Being able to pay for housing with cash or some dedicated housing subsidy might alleviate some of the administrative hassle that comes with navigating the U.S. welfare system—what Atlantic writer Annie Lowrey coined “the time tax” earlier this year.“Different forms of support work differently for different people, and a voucher could be a really effective mechanism for some households and some markets and less effective for others,” Reina told me. “It’s not to say vouchers can’t work, or can’t be improved, or shouldn’t be made universal, but we know through our existing voucher research that elderly households, households with kids, and households where the head is Black are less likely to use vouchers.”Stefanie DeLuca, a sociologist at Johns Hopkins who was in attendance at Thursday’s meeting, told me that distributing housing assistance as cash could feel dignifying for some tenants. “The research on the Earned Income Tax Credit points to the idea that recipients experienced a sense of agency and dignity when they received a lump sum of money, and I suspect that renters being able to present themselves to landlords as paying like any other potential tenant could feel quite empowering,” she said.Still, DeLuca’s own research suggests that the existing housing-voucher program could be improved in real ways to entice more landlords to participate, even in competitive markets. Researchers have been studying landlord signing bonuses and ways to get landlords their money faster. Even COVID-19 has helped hasten the digital streamlining of HUD contracts, making them less annoying to manage.A new bipartisan bill introduced in May by Senators Chris Coons and Kevin Cramer would seek to remove red tape for Section 8 landlords. HUD is also beginning a new, major study of landlord incentives as part of its Moving to Work expansion.And to be sure, one reason lawmakers have long resisted cash transfers is fear of political blowback. Over the years, Republican and Democratic politicians have embraced the myth that welfare rewards laziness, and that cash benefits in particular will spark public outrage.But as we emerge from the pandemic, it’s clear that cash assistance to Americans is more politically viable—even more popular—than many in Washington previously thought. The U.S. government has also proved that it can cut checks quickly when it deems it necessary. In fact, distributing money can be easier than administering a byzantine social-insurance program that eligible participants may not even know about. If landlords continue to resist housing vouchers, perhaps the government will take that decision out of their hands and simply give renters cash.
Who went home on ‘The Bachelorette’ 2021: Michelle Young’s eliminations
After starting her search for love as the “Bachelorette,” the Minnesota schoolteacher must figure out which of her 30 suitors is worthy of her final rose.