Blue Bell fined over $17 million for 2015 listeria outbreak

Blue Bell Creameries has been fined $17.25 million for criminal penalties linked to a 2015 listeria outbreak that killed three people.

  ‘Cheer’ star Jerry Harris arrested on child porn charges

‘Forrest Gump’ author Winston Groom dead at 77

US judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail

Carnival cancels more cruises, plans to sell 18 ships

  At town hall, Biden blasts Trump’s ‘criminal’ virus response

  Gulf Coast braces for 2nd round of flooding in Sally’s wake

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  COVID on Campus: At the largest universities, data vary widely and lacks transparency

  Ex-Pence adviser says Trump bungled virus; she’s for Biden

Deadline for La. residents to claim IRS stimulus check is Oct. 15

Half million homes are gay marriages 5 years after ruling

  Justice Dept.: Sedition charge may apply to protest violence

Survey: 63% of millennials, Gen Z unaware of key Holocaust facts

Twisted Sister singer to anti-maskers: Don’t use our song

In a tweet Wednesday, Snider called the stunt “moronic,” and shared a video that was recorded by an upset customer inside the Target at Coral Ridge Mall in Fort Lauderdale.

  Barr under fire over comparison of virus lock-in to slavery

This is not the first occasion that Barr has condemned stay-at-home orders.

House condemns racism against Asian Americans amid pandemic

The House has voted to condemn racism against Asian Americans tied to the coronavirus outbreak.

Comey to testify before Senate panel weeks before election

Comey, whom Trump fired in May 2017, will be a featured witness in Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham’s investigation into the origins of the Justice Department’s Russia probe.

Navalny team alleges Novichok found in hotel water bottle

Man of ‘Hotel Rwanda’ fame denied bail in terrorism case

Caught on camera: Sanitation workers break it down to ‘Cupid Shuffle’

  Infection rates soar in college towns as students return

‘The Batman’ resumes UK production after positive COVID case

  COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

Proposal would reduce FCS playoff field from 24 to 16 teams

The NCAA Division I Council has proposed a framework to conduct a season in the Football Championship Subdivision, with teams allowed to play up to 11 games from this fall into next spring and a playoff bracket reduced from 24 to 16 teams.

Feds explored possibly charging Portland officials in unrest

The Justice Department explored whether it could pursue either criminal or civil rights charges against city officials in Portland, Oregon after clashes erupted there night after night between law enforcement and demonstrators, a department spokesperson said Thursday.

First volume of Barack Obama’s memoir coming Nov. 17

The memoir is called “A Promised Land” and will cover his swift and historic rise to the White House and his first term in office.

  Trump store in Tenn. to become early voting location

The building owner says his lease is up Oct. 13. According to the Bradley County Election Commission, they will set up shop the very next day, on Oct. 14.

Chuck E. Cheese wants to destroy 7 billion prize tickets

Chuck E. Cheese has asked a bankruptcy court judge for permission to buy and destroy 7 billion prize tickets.

Seoul: N. Korea may conduct underwater-launched missile test

North Korea has been pushing hard to acquire the ability to launch missiles from submarines in what experts say is a worrying development because such weapons are difficult to detect before launch.

  August US home building slides 5.1% after months of gains

U.S. housing construction fell a surprising 5.1% in August after three months of strong gains when home builders ramped up projects following a pandemic-induced shutdown in March and April.

  Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett tie for top prize at ACMs

Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett seemed equally taken aback after host Keith Urban announced the tie at the awards show held at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday.

Missing Virginia 17-year-old has been located safely

Virginia State Police say a 17-year-old has been located safely after police issued an Amber Alert.

Woman holds fatal stabbing suspect at gunpoint in Michigan

An 85-year-old man was stabbed to death inside a southern Michigan supermarket, but his attacker was unable to flee.

Maya Moore now wed, to wrongfully jailed man she helped free

Basketball star Maya Moore has married Jonathan Irons, the Missouri man she helped work to free from prison after a 22-year-old wrongful conviction.

Showdown set as US to declare UN sanctions on Iran are back

Virtually alone in the world, the Trump administration will announce on Saturday that U.N. sanctions on Iran eased under the 2015 nuclear deal are back in force. But the other members of the U.N. Security Council, including U.S. allies, disagree and have vowed to ignore the step.

  Barr takes aim at prosecutors inside his own Justice Dept.

Rejecting the notion that prosecutors should have final say in cases that they bring, Barr described them instead as part of the “permanent bureaucracy” and suggested they need to be supervised, and even reined in, by politically appointed leaders accountable to the president and Congress.

AT&T considers ads for cheaper phone bill

If the plan goes through, it could launch as early as next year.

  Fla. woman attacked, beaten in dispute over Walmart parking spot

The incident allegedly began when the suspects stole a parking space the victim had been waiting for.

  Trump says he can talk GOP into going for ‘larger’ virus aid

Trump is particularly focused on getting a second round of stimulus checks to Americans. But top Republicans are shrugging off the president's call and suggesting they are unwilling to push their offer much higher than $1 trillion.

Report: Feds considered using ‘heat ray’ on DC protesters

Law enforcement that night clubbed and punched protesters and unleashed mounted officers and chemical agents against them in one of the most controversial confrontations at the height of this year’s nationwide protests over the killing of Black people at the hands of police.

  At least 1 dead, hundreds rescued after Hurricane Sally

Sally was the second hurricane to hit the Gulf Coast in less than three weeks and the latest to blow in during one of the busiest hurricane seasons ever.

  ‘Nothing left in the bucket’: Wildfire resources run thin

Heat, drought and a strategic decision to attack the flames early combined with the coronavirus to put a historically heavy burden on fire teams.

Trump not ready to OK TikTok deal, admits US won’t get cut

President Donald Trump said he expects to get a report Thursday about Oracle’s bid for the Chinese-owned video app TikTok.

Federal Reserve sees rates near zero at least through 2023

The Fed’s benchmark interest rate influences borrowing costs for homebuyers, credit card users, and businesses.

Sony’s new $500 PlayStation 5 will launch Nov. 12

The new consoles promise faster load times, souped up graphics and new games.

  Big Ten changes course, will play fall football after all

Less than five weeks after pushing football and other fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference changed course Wednesday.

  VIDEO: Virginia bus passenger robbed while having heart attack; suspect in custody

Video footage shows a man robbing an unresponsive GRTC bus passenger who was having a heart attack.

  In town hall, Trump denies downplaying virus, casts doubt on mask usage

Face-to-face with everyday voters for the first time in months, Trump was defensive but resisted agitation as he was pressed on his administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and why he doesn’t more aggressively promote the use of masks to reduce the spread of the disease.

  Health official on leave amid political interference furor

The Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement that Michael Caputo was taking the time “to focus on his health and the well-being of his family.”

  More than 20 injured in crane accident in Austin, Texas

Austin-Travis County EMS spokesman Darren Noak said at a news conference that 22 workers were hurt, including 16 who were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame candidates

Enshrinement at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, will take place next August for those players selected.

Dismembered body parts found in suitcases in Illinois

Police say the man traveled more than 5 hours on a bus with the suitcases.

Study hints antibody drug may cut COVID-19 hospitalizations

A drug company says that partial results from a study testing an antibody drug give hints that it may help keep mild to moderately ill COVID-19 patients from needing to be hospitalized, a goal no current coronavirus medicine has been able to meet.

US charges 5 Chinese citizens in global hacking campaign

The Justice Department has charged five Chinese citizens with hacks targeting more than 100 companies and institutions in the United States and elsewhere.

  Truck overturns on I-10 in Mobile

ALDOT tweeted Wednesday: The I-10 Bayway is now open eastbound from Exit 30 to Daphne. It is still closed eastbound from Exit 27-30 due to the overturned semi. Towing is on site."

  How to spot post-disaster scams

From the devastating wildfires ravaging the West, to the aftermath of hurricanes along the Gulf Coast, a lot of people are in need.

  Damage across Alabama, Florida coast from Hurricane Sally

More than 500,000 people across the two states do not have power.

  Trump disputes health officials, sees mass vaccinations soon

In a report to Congress and an accompanying “playbook” for states and localities, federal health agencies and the Defense Department sketched out complex plans for a vaccination campaign to begin gradually in January or possibly later this year.

  Supreme Court to stick with arguments via telephone, for now

With 87-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg being treated for cancer and five of her colleagues also age 65 or older, the court is taking no chances that putting the justices in close proximity to each other might make them more vulnerable to catching the virus.

  Apple unveils new subscription bundles

Apple One combines the company’s music, streaming video, gaming, and other services for users.

  Yoshihide Suga named Japan’s prime minister, succeeding Abe

The new prime minister has said he will pursue Abe’s unfinished policies, and that his top priorities will be fighting the coronavirus and turning around an economy battered by the pandemic.

Oklahoma lawmaker planning legislation to classify attacks on police as hate crime

An Oklahoma state senator is planning to file legislation that would make attacks on police, first responders and military members a hate crime.

What Biden or Trump could do for your student loans

Campaign proposals are no guarantee of laws to come, but they show which ideas are taking root.

Breonna Taylor’s family settles with City of Louisville for $12 million, significant police reform

The family of Breonna Taylor and the City of Louisville have reached a $12 million settlement, WAVE 3 News Troubleshooters have learned.

  Just monkeying around: Primate takes phone, then selfies

Most of the images were blurry, but some showed the monkey’s face. One of the videos taken from atop a tree showed glimpses of the monkey opening his mouth and appearing to try to eat the phone.

Panel’s report blasts Boeing, FAA for crashes, seeks reforms

The committee identified many deficiencies in the Federal Aviation Administration approval process for new jetliners.

  Report finds global economic outlook not as bad as expected

The global economy is expected to rebound and grow by 5% next year, the organization said.

Chick-fil-A testing new pimento cheese-topped sandwich

Chick-fil-A is menu-testing a new chicken sandwich in parts of North and South Carolina.

Celebs join Instagram ‘freeze’ to protest Facebook inaction

Hollywood stars and influencers are lending their backing to the “#StopHateforProfit” movement's latest campaign. The movement asks people to put up a message highlighting what they called the damage Facebook does but otherwise refrain from posting on Instagram for a day.

  Ky. father finds out he has stage 4 cancer after getting tested for COVID-19

The father is determined to make memories to give his son something to hold on to when he’s gone.

  ‘It makes me sick’: Black Lives Matter sign, vehicles vandalized at Va. woman’s home

Police in Virginia are investigating after a woman said her property was vandalized because of a yard sign.

Woman killed in Boston elevator accident

Carrie O’Connor was found on the first floor of her apartment building. Another resident said she was warned about the elevator moments before the doors closed.

  GRAPHIC: Search continues in Calif. deputy ambush; reward up to $275,000

The deputies were shot at point-blank range by a lone gunman while on duty over the weekend. Authorities are still trying to find the shooter.

  Mom saves 8-year-old son nearly suffocated in freak seat belt accident

Authorities say all kids need a booster seat until their knees bend at the end of the seat when their back and bottoms are against the seat back.

  ‘Huge rainmaker’: Hurricane Sally threatens historic floods

The National Hurricane Center expects Sally to remain a Category 1 hurricane, with top sustained winds of 80 mph when it makes landfall late Tuesday or early Wednesday.

  Science mag makes first endorsement in 175 years, taps Biden

The editorial sharply condemned Trump for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic as well as seeking cutbacks in scientific funding and hobbling the U.S. response to climate change.

  Father, daughter create candy chute to keep Halloween safe during pandemic

The candy chute took about 20 minutes to make and thrown together with supplies from around the house.

Israel signs pacts with 2 Arab states: A ‘new’ Mideast?

The bilateral agreements formalize the normalization of the Jewish state’s already thawing relations with the two Arab nations in line with their common opposition to Iran and its aggression in the region.

  Police leaders pressed Rochester to keep Prude video secret

Newly released emails show Rochester police commanders urged city officials to hold off on publicly releasing body camera footage of Daniel Prude’s suffocation death because they feared violent blowback if the video came out during nationwide protests over the police killing of George Floyd.

  Poll: Americans worry politics will rush vaccine

A new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows 62% of Americans believe political pressure from the White House will cause the Food and Drug Administration to approve a vaccine before it's found to be safe and effective.

  Seeping under doors, bad air from West’s fires won’t ease up

People in Oregon, Washington and parts of California were struggling under acrid yellowish-green smog — the worst, most unhealthy air on the planet according to some measurements.