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NYC inmate who escaped hospital is captured while sleeping on friend's couch: report

An escaped New York convict has been recaptured after he slipped out the fifth story window of a city hospital, got into a taxi and spent nearly a month on the lam.

Biden allies fight back as Republicans launch impeachment inquiry

The White House and Democrats are fighting back as Republicans launch an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.

'We will be walking': UAW strike looms, no deal yet

The clock is ticking and Detroit's "Big Three" automakers must meet UAW demands to avoid one of the largest auto industry strikes in decades.

DoorDash removes delivery driver from platform after video appears to show him spitting on customer's order

“We have removed the Dasher from our platform and have reached out to the customer directly to help make things right.

Who can get the new COVID vaccine?

Vaccine makers say their updated booster shots could be in pharmacies by the end of the week, and unlike early COVID-19 vaccine rollouts, this one is recommended for just about everyone right from the start.

McCarthy pitches combining funding bills into 'minibus' amid GOP spending fights

Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Wednesday pitched House Republicans on a “minibus” of government funding bills as a way to move forward on appropriations as tensions in the conference threaten a government shutdown.

Rep. Boebert escorted from Denver theater during 'Beetlejuice' show

DENVER (AP) — U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert was kicked out of a “Beetlejuice” show in Denver on Sunday, according to security footage.

Around the world

Chinese defense minister not publicly seen for at least 2 weeks: report

Gen. Li Shangfu, the minister of defense for the People's Republic of China, has allegedly not been seen publicly for two weeks, sparking international speculation.

Family of US resident jailed in Iran outraged over prisoner swap

Jamshid Sharmahd's daughter has been fighting for his release for the past 3 1/2 years and questioned why the White House is "cherry picking" cases.

Queen Elizabeth II remembered a year after her death as gun salutes ring out for King Charles III

LONDON (AP) — With gun salutes and tolling bells, the United Kingdom on Friday marked the anniversary of the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the ascension of King Charles III, who remembered his mother as a symbol of stability during her 70-year reign.

Responders dig for bodies in Moroccan mountain villages devastated by last week's earthquake

IMI N'TALA, Morocco (AP) — The stench of death wafted through the village of Imi N’Tala high up in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, where last week's catastrophic earthquake razed the hamlet's mud-brick buildings and killed dozens of residents.

More than 5,300 are feared dead, thousands more are missing as eastern Libya is devastated by floods

CAIRO (AP) — Emergency workers uncovered more than 1,500 bodies in the wreckage of Libya’s eastern city of Derna on Tuesday, and it was feared the toll could spiral with 10,000 people reported still missing after floodwaters smashed through dams and washed away entire neighborhoods of the city.

Powerful explosion kills 4 Palestinians in Gaza. Israel says the blast was caused by mishandled bomb

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — At least four Palestinians were killed and 20 others wounded Wednesday in an explosion next to the separation fence along the Israeli frontier with Gaza, Palestinian health officials said. The cause of the blast wasn't immediately known.

Biden and Modi working in 'warmth and confidence' to build ties as Chinese leader skips G20

NEW DELHI (AP) — President Joe Biden opened his visit to India on Friday by meeting privately with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Indian leader's home in a session the White House said was marked by “undeniable warmth and confidence” in one another going into the annual Group of 20 summit where


Google's increasingly prickly Android perception problem

Ask most Android enthusiasts for their thoughts on the eternal "iPhone vs. Android" debate, and you're bound to hear some comically common conclusions: Android is more advanced and ambitious, both in its software and especially in its hardware (hello, folding phones!).

Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates are meeting in Washington to discuss future AI regulations

Some of the most influential voices in the tech industry are meeting with federal lawmakers Wednesday as the US Senate prepares to draw up legislation regulating the fast-moving artificial intelligence industry.

Artificial intelligence may influence whether you can get pain medication

As AI spreads within the health care landscape, it brings familiar concerns of bias and accuracy and whether government regulation can keep up with rapidly advancing technology.

What is USB-C, the charging socket that replaced Apple's Lightning cable?

LONDON (AP) — Bye, Lightning cable. Hello, USB-C. Apple is ditching its in-house iPhone charging plug and falling in line with the rest of the tech industry by adopting a more widely used connection standard.

France orders Apple to pull iPhone 12 off shelves for high radiation levels

Apple is fighting France’s claims that the iPhone 12 surpasses European radiation exposure limits after French regulators on Tuesday ordered a pause on sales and a fix to phones already sold to customers.

Appeals court scales back order squelching Biden administration contact with social media platforms

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court Friday significantly whittled down a lower court's order curbing Biden administration communications with social media companies over controversial content about COVID-19 and other issues. The 5th U.S.

China's Gotion will make EV-bound LFP batteries in Illinois

Chinese battery maker Gotion will build a $2 billion EV battery factory in Manteno, Illinois, with plans to begin production in 2024. The battery plant was announced September 8 by Gotion and the State of Illinois, which provided a $536 million incentive package to land the project.

Sports News

Washington Nationals sign general manager Mike Rizzo to a multiyear extension

The Washington Nationals are giving Mike Rizzo a chance to finish what he started as the team’s longtime president of baseball operations and general manager.

Rodgers' injury leaves Jets fans disappointed but oddly optimistic

UNION SQUARE, Manhattan (PIX11) -- The loud gasp heard all across the tri-state region came from football fans in reaction to The Sack Heard 'Round The World -- when superstar quarterback and future Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers went down, four plays into Monday night's game, leaving him with a season

Rifle softball downs Palisade, Valley HS bands showcase skills

It was an absolute barn-burner on CMU's softball field tonight as Palisade took on Rifle.. and across the way at Stocker Stadium, we had the 27th annual Valley of the Bands Extravaganza.

George Strait, Chris Stapleton will play Soldier Field in 2024

CHICAGO — A stadium tour that will feature two of the biggest names in country music will be making a stop in Chicago next year.

SEC away games could be pricey but Texas fan says it's worth it

Texas is not in the SEC just yet, but after a trip to Tuscaloosa many fans are excited for away games in the future.

Groom and his groomsmen dress up like Mike Ditka. Again.

Their time in the Ditka gear included the groomsmen taking part in a choreographed dance to "Bear Down, Chicago Bears.

Tickets to see Lionel Messi face Chicago Fire FC are in demand

The Argentinian superstar and his Inter Miami CF club will visit Soldier Field on Wednesday, October 4.

Politics News

Speaker McCarthy says House to start an impeachment inquiry into President Biden

“I do not make this decision lightly,” McCarthy told reporters Tuesday. It’s unclear whether any formal impeachment resolution would have the votes in the House to pass.

Lawmakers prepare for shutdown blame game

As Washington barrels toward a looming deadline to prevent a government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans alike want to set the record straight in case the lights go out: It’s the other side’s fault.

VP Kamala Harris to campaign for Biden at Las Vegas college campus

Vice President Kamala Harris is planning to embark on a month-long campaign tour at college campuses that will bring her to Las Vegas and the college of southern nevada.

Why McCarthy launched an impeachment inquiry without a vote — and why he can

Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) moved to launch an official impeachment inquiry into President Biden on Tuesday — without a vote on the House floor. It's perfectly legal and constitutional for McCarthy to start an inquiry without a vote.

Former President Trump hosts legal defense fundraiser for Rudy Giuliani

NEW YORK (PIX11) – Former President Donald Trump hosted a $100,000-per-person fundraiser at his Bedminster Golf Club to help raise money to pay off former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's legal bills.

Court blocks Jack Smith’s access to many of Rep. Scott Perry’s contacts about 2020 election

The appeals panel concluded that prosecutors’ effort to access cellphone communications with colleagues officials violated the lawmaker's constitutional immunity.

White House, Biden campaign bash reported Trump plans for corporate tax cut

Aides for the White House and Biden campaign Monday pushed back against reported plans among advisers of Donald Trump to pursue a cut to the corporate tax rate if the former president wins back the White House in 2024.