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Local Digest: D.C. police identify man fatally shot in Northeast
A roundup of news from the Washington region.
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Why is solo travel up in a global pandemic? Deals cater to those who will go it alone
Going it alone has definite pluses, and tour operators now are seeing an uptick in bookings.
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latimes.com
McDonald’s is quietly working on its first-ever food loyalty program
McDonald’s, which recently ran out of ingredients for its mega-popular Travis Scott meal promotion, is quietly gearing up to test a food loyalty program to boost pandemic sales. At least that’s the word on Wall Street, thanks to a little-noticed research report detailing a powwow brokerage firm Morgan Stanley recently had with several top McDonald’s...
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BLM Louisville Calls for Mayor Fischer to Resign, Lists 5 Other Demands After Breonna Taylor Decision
Mayor Greg Fischer announced a countywide curfew on Wednesday in anticipation of the protests that began after charges were announced in the Breonna Taylor investigation.
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Photos: Protests over 1 officer indicted in Breonna Taylor case, not for her death
A Kentucky grand jury on Wednesday brought no charges against Louisville police for the killing of Breonna Taylor during a drug raid gone wrong, with prosecutors saying Wednesday two officers who fired their weapons at the Black woman were justified in using force to protect themselves.
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Celebrities, athletes react to Breonna Taylor verdict
Celebrities including “Schitt’s Creek” creator and star Dan Levy, rapper Common and actress Viola Davis spoke out Wednesday over the grand jury decision in the police shooting death of Breonna Taylor. Levy, whose hit show won nine Emmy’s this week, wrote in a tweet that he was “Disgusted. Enraged. Heartbroken,” over a Kentucky grand jury’s decision...
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Former eBay workers to plead guilty in cyberstalking case
Four former employees are expected to plead guilty next month for their role in the intimidation scheme.
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53% of White Voters Approve of Trump's Handling of COVID, While 77% of Black Voters Disapprove
Race, gender, age and other demographic factors can largely predict whether or not voters approve or disapprove of President Donald Trump's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new poll shows.
newsweek.com
Ginsburg's death sets up what could be the sharpest Supreme Court shift in three decades
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the only Democratic appointee on the high court when she joined, a lonely minority. Trump's pick would cement a conservative majority.
latimes.com
Henry Cavill Movies and Shows to Watch After ‘Enola Homes’
If you fell in love with Cavill after watching Enola Holmes, you're in luck. There's plenty more to his impressive resume.
nypost.com
Why Disney’s delay of ‘Black Widow’ means doomsday for Hollywood
Hollywood’s hopes of a comeback this year are officially dead. Disney put the last nail in the coffin on Wednesday when it delayed several of its much-anticipated fall flicks, including “Black Widow,” starring Scarlett Johansson, and Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story.” The move, while not surprising due to the still-raging pandemic, has experts calling it...
nypost.com
Vari Electric Standing Desk Is a Must-Have for Your Home Office
The Vari Electric Standing Desk is a great work-from-home upgrade that starts at just $550, offers nice looks and a more ergonomic workspace.
newsweek.com
Breonna Taylor, Justice Ginsburg, M.L.B.: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
nytimes.com
Nearly 200 of the world’s biggest food suppliers pledge to halve their food waste
The makers of Rice Krispies, to Hellmann's mayonnaise, Spam and more have signed onto a global initiative to slash their food waste by 2030.
washingtonpost.com
Sijara Eubanks explains quick turn for UFC 253: I wanted to do 'some gangster (explicit)'
Sijara Eubanks loves everything about short-notice bout against Ketlen Vieira.        Related StoriesUFC 253's Zubaira Tukhugov: It's 'different' fighting without Khabib's fatherJake Matthews: UFC 253 opponent Diego Sanchez was my 'idol' growing upPaulo Costa: 'Gentle' Israel Adesanya changed personality at UFC 253 fight week run-in 
usatoday.com
Man charged with killing 81-year-old in robbery attempt in Northeast Washington
The victim was a retired postal worker and U.S. Army veteran.
washingtonpost.com
ViacomCBS pledges to develop 50 TV movies by first-time BIPOC, women directors
Idris Elba, Salma Hayek and others are among the executive producers participating. The movies will air on MTV, Comedy Central and other ViacomCBS networks.
latimes.com
Analyst pleads with falling pot company to ‘stop growing so much weed’
After seeing its stock plunge almost 80 percent this year, Canadian cannabis giant Aurora is now being advised to “please stop growing so much weed.” The plea came in the form of a research note from MKM Partners analyst Bill Kirk, published after the weed firm posted a worse-than-expected net loss of $2.48 billion for...
nypost.com
Fight over Scalia's Supreme Court seat gets ugly
The fight in Washington over late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's replacement is just getting started. President Obama may pick a nominee as early as next week, but Republicans vow to block it. Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett joins CBSN to discuss Scalia's legacy, and what's next for the Supreme Court.
cbsnews.com
Brie Larson lends her voice to mushroom documentary
The film is now available to watch on Prime Video, Vudu and Google Play.
nypost.com
Gov. Andy Beshear urges KY AG to release grand jury evidence in Breonna Taylor case
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday urged the state attorney general to release evidence presented to the grand jury that cleared three Louisville cops of criminality for the police killing of Breonna Taylor — as he braced for civil unrest. Beshear, a former state prosecutor, spoke just hours after Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced...
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Fourth-grader’s drawing about friendship is ‘Doodle for Google’ contest winner
Sharon Sara of Frisco, Texas, encouraged kids not to pick friends based on appearance.
washingtonpost.com
Andrew McCarthy: Biden refuses to say if he favors packing Supreme Court — among key questions he won’t answer
Biden rarely answers questions and won’t answer many important ones, including whether he supports calls by Democrats to repeal the Senate filibuster and expand the Supreme Court to add liberal justices.
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Venezuela Calls U.S. 'Greatest Threat to World Peace' Amid New Iran, Cuba Sanctions
"What the whole world should be concerned about is the complete disregard for international law and, in particular, for the United Nations system that the Trump Administration has shown in recent actions," Venezuelan Vice Minister Carlos Ron told Newsweek.
newsweek.com
Murkowski loosens stance on Supreme Court nominee, says she may vote for Trump's pick
Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski now says she cannot rule out voting to confirm a Trump nominee to the Supreme Court, days after she said she would not support filling the  vacancy so close to an election. 
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What Amy Coney Barrett said in 2016 about confirming justices in election years
"It shouldn't be a surprise that the Senate is willing to push a president's nominee through in an election year when they share the same political affiliation," Barrett said.
cbsnews.com
Disney delays release of 'Black Widow,' 'West Side Story,' and more films
The coronavirus pandemic has further delayed the release of some of this year's highly-anticipated movies.
foxnews.com
'Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro's hand impaled during 'terrible accident' at home bowling alley
"Cake Boss" star Buddy Valastro is recovering from a "terrible accident" that happened Sunday at his home bowling alley.       
usatoday.com
Democratic strategist praises Chris Wallace ahead of presidential debate: ‘He is a master of this stuff’
Chris Wallace will moderate the first presidential debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden next week, and the “Fox News Sunday” anchor already has the approval of one prominent Democratic strategist.
foxnews.com
'Cake Boss' star Buddy Valastro impales hand in 'terrible' bowling accident
Valastro underwent surgery earlier this week.
foxnews.com
Dear Care and Feeding: We’re Raising Our Daughter Gender-Neutral, but She Only Wants Pink Dresses
Parenting advice on pink dresses, misleading projects, and confused names.
slate.com
What’s Leaving Netflix in October 2020: Shows and Movies to Catch
Don't leave us, Leslie Knope!
nypost.com
Bloomingdale’s takes an extra 25 percent off sale items for three-day sale
Bloomingdale's is taking an extra 25% off select clearance items during its latest three-day flash sale.
nypost.com
California Governor Signs Order Banning Sales Of New Gasoline Cars By 2035
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday that amounts to the most aggressive clean-car policy in the U.S. and would end the sale of new gas vehicles in the state in 15 years.
npr.org
‘Cake Boss’ star Buddy Valastro’s mangles hand in bowling accident
Valastro was attempting to fix the pinsetter in his home bowling alley when his hand was impaled.
nypost.com
California governor wants all new cars sold in the state to be zero-emissions by 2035
California Governor Gavin Newsom announced an executive order Wednesday requiring that all new passenger cars and trucks sold in the state be zero-emission vehicles by 2035.
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Eric Trump must testify in New York AG probe before election, judge rules
A judge ruled Wednesday that Eric Trump must testify before the election in response to a subpoena from the New York attorney general’s office as part of an investigation into whether the Trump organization improperly valued real estate assets in statements. 
foxnews.com
Machine Gun Kelly to livestream two full-album concerts in October
Machine Gun Kelly will perform albums "Tickets to My Downfall" and "Hotel Diablo" in their entirety.        
usatoday.com
Kim Strassel: New report reveals Biden's 'wink-nod' approach to Hunter's business dealings overseas
The Senate Homeland Security and Finance Committees' report on their investigation into Hunter Biden raises "the many and disturbing conflicts of interests" surrounding Joe Biden's time as vice president.
foxnews.com
What Amy Coney Barrett said about filling a Supreme Court seat in an election year
In an interview with CBSN in 2016, when she was a law professor at Notre Dame, Amy Coney Barrett talked about the political battles over filing a Supreme Court seat in a presidential election year. Barrett is now a federal judge and one of President Trump's leading contenders to fill a vacancy on the high court. "Red and Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano and CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe have more on her comments.
cbsnews.com
Manhattan thieves steal thousands on eight-day spree
A pack of thieves has spent the last eight days roaming Manhattan and breaking into restaurants, bars and dry cleaners — stealing thousands of dollars in cash and clothing, the NYPD said Wednesday. Cops released surveillance photos of seven males believed to be in their teens to twenties who have allegedly been committing the burglaries...
nypost.com
Trump says Supreme Court will need nine justices to decide 2020 election
President Trump on Wednesday said Republicans must swiftly approve his nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg because the Nov. 3 election is likely to be resolved by the Supreme Court. Trump said the mass distribution of mail-in ballots amid the COVID-19 pandemic probably will result in a legal battle that justices will decide. “I...
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JPMorgan set to pay $1 billion fine for metals market manipulation
JPMorgan is reportedly set to pay nearly $1 billion to settle a government probe into illegal fake trades. According to multiple reports on Wednesday, the $2.9 trillion megabank is close to paying the fee to end ongoing investigations by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission into the...
nypost.com
Trump nominates former Nunes aide as intelligence community inspector general
President Donald Trump intends to nominate Allen Souza as the next inspector general for the intel community after firing the previous inspector general, Michael Atkinson, in April.
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Trent Dilfer says veteran NFL QBs are going to 'shred' defenses all season long
Trent Dilfer, a Super Bowl champion with the Baltimore Ravens, knows a thing or two about evaluating quarterbacks in the NFL.
foxnews.com
Democrats Criticize Upcoming Debate For Not Including Climate Change
Three dozen senators have signed a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates asking for the topic to be examined in every debate. The first 2020 presidential debate is Tuesday.
npr.org
Utility equipment eyed in massive Bobcat wildfire burning Los Angeles
Federal investigators are eyeing a California utility company’s equipment as the possible source of the massive Bobcat wildfire ravaging Los Angeles County. Southern California Edison has surrendered a section of overhead electrical conductor to the feds for inspection, company spokesman David Song said Wednesday. At 12:16 p.m. Sept. 6, a substation near Cogswell Dam in...
nypost.com
Early voting turnout hits record numbers in Virginia
Nearly 1 million voters have voted early in person or requested absentee ballots so far.
washingtonpost.com