Nation & World


  1. A disturbance that formed east of Florida's east coast Thursday has prompted the National Hurricane Center to issue a tropical storm warning from coastal North Carolina to Delaware as “Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen” heads toward the East Coast.
  2. A year ago, Justina Worrell received a letter from the Social Security Administration saying it had overpaid her. Within 30 days, it said, she should mail the government a check or money order for $60,175.90. (Cox Media Group)
  3. If not working full-time with company benefits, then I would advise you and your husband to remain enrolled in Medicare and keep your Medicare Supplement plan, because you can never know what will happen to your health in the future.
  4. Colombian artist Fernando Botero gives an interview in 2013. Botero died Friday in Monaco, according to his daughter Lina Botero, who confirmed his passing to Colombian radio station Caracol.
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  6. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson attends a press conference at NASA headquarters Thursday in Washington, D.C. After a yearlong study into UFOs, NASA released a report Thursday on what it needs to better understand unidentified flying objects from a scientific point of view. The space agency recently appointed a new director of research to study "unidentified anomalous phenomena," formerly referred to as UFOs.
  7. Hunter Biden is accused of lying about his drug use when he bought a firearm in October 2018.
  8. People rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court over then-President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), at the Supreme Court in Washington, Nov. 12, 2019. A federal judge on Wednesday declared illegal a revised version of a federal policy that prevents the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.
  9. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican presidential candidate, shakes hands with fairgoers after taking part in a Fair-Side Chat with Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds at the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 12 in Des Moines, Iowa. Republicans are responding to a late summer spike in COVID-19 by raising familiar fears that government-issued lockdowns and mask mandates are on the horizon. GOP presidential hopefuls including DeSantis, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott and former President Donald Trump have spread this narrative.
  10. In this July 8, 2013, photo, a rare ghost orchid blooms in Charleston, W.Va. The rare ghost orchid found mainly in Florida and Cuba should be immediately protected by the U.S. as an endangered species, three environmental groups claimed Wednesday in a lawsuit arguing that federal officials are unduly delaying a decision.
  11. Law enforcement officers ride by a roadblock as the search for escaped convict Danelo Cavalcante continues in Pottstown, Pa., on Tuesday.
  12. Apple CEO Tim Cook waves as he walks to the stage during an announcement of new products on the Apple campus Tuesday in Cupertino, Calif.
  13. Sudafed and other common nasal decongestants are on display behind the counter at Hospital Discount Pharmacy in Edmond, Okla., Jan. 11, 2005. Phenylephrine, the leading decongestant used by millions of Americans looking for relief from a stuffy nose, is likely no better than a dummy pill, according to government experts who reviewed the latest research on the long-questioned drug ingredient. Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously on Tuesday against the effectiveness of the ingredient found in popular versions of Sudafed, Allegra, Dayquil and other medications sold on store shelves. Phenylephrine replaced pseudoephedrine in many popular over-the-counter medications after a 2006 law required medicines containing pseudoephedrine to be moved behind pharmacy counters because the ingredient can be illegally processed into methamphetamine.
  14. The Food and Drug Administration decision opens the newest shots from Moderna and Pfizer and its partner BioNTech to most Americans even if they’ve never had a coronavirus vaccination. It’s part of a shift to treat fall updates of the COVID-19 vaccine much like getting a yearly flu shot.
  15. Ahead of the 2024 elections, Americans are worried about crime. But their perceptions of big-city crime often don't match crime rates.
  16. The expected path of Hurricane Lee as of 5 p.m. Monday.
  17. This combination of photos provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows packaging for Banquet Brand Frozen Chicken Strips which was recalled by ConAgra Brands on Sept. 2, 2023, due to possible foreign matter contamination. In recent weeks, U.S. consumers have seen high-profile headlines about foods recalled for contamination with foreign objects.
  18. OpenAI CEO Sam Altman speaks before a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law hearing on artificial intelligence, Tuesday, May 16, 2023, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
  19. Hurricane Lee, a Category 3 storm, is not forecast to make landfall and is expected to stay over open waters through next week. On late Sunday afternoon, it was centered about 285 miles north-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands.
  20. Hurricane Lee cone of uncertainty as of 11 a.m. Saturday.
  21. People prepare to bury a man who was killed by the earthquake, in Moulay Brahim village, near Marrakech, Morocco on Saturday.
  22. Daniel Werfel testifies before the Senate Finance Committee during his confirmation hearing to be the Internal Revenue Service commissioner, Feb. 15 in Washington. The IRS announced Friday that it is launching a new effort to aggressively pursue 1,600 millionaires and 75 large business partnerships that owe hundreds of millions of dollars in past-due taxes.
  23. In this image from video provided by the Tampa Police Department, officers talk with Joseph Ruddy, a prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa, outside his home in Temple Terrace, on the evening of July 4.
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