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California becomes the first state to ban fur products

California becomes the first state to ban fur products

California has become the first US state to ban the sale of animal fur products. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Friday that will make it illegal to sell, donate or manufacture new fur products in the state. The bill, authored by state assemblymaker Laura Friedman, applies to all new clothing, handbags, shoes and other items…MORE

Five things to know about Costco’s $4.99 rotisserie chickens

Five things to know about Costco’s $4.99 rotisserie chickens

Costco is willing to go to extreme lengths to keep its prized rotisserie chickens at $4.99. For the past few years, it’s been recruiting farmers in Nebraska and recently opened a sprawling, $450 million poultry complex of its very own in Nebraska. Costco sold 91 million rotisserie chickens last year, more than double the number…MORE

Girl dies after being flung from a ride at a New Jersey festival

Girl dies after being flung from a ride at a New Jersey festival

A 10-year-old girl died after she was thrown from a ride Saturday at the Deerfield Township Harvest Festival. The girl was ejected from a ride called “Extreme” at 6:18 p.m. and suffered serious injuries, New Jersey State Police said in a statement. She was airlifted to Cooper University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at…MORE

Trump and Mnuchin ramp up threats of sanctioning Turkey. Here are the facts

Trump and Mnuchin ramp up threats of sanctioning Turkey. Here are the facts

President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday ramped up their threats to sanction Turkey, responding to growing criticism over the fallout from the country’s military offensive in northern Syria following Trump’s decision to withdraw US forces from the area. In an interview with ABC, Mnuchin said the US was “ready to go…MORE

‘SNL’ takes on the origin story of Oscar the Grouch in a ‘Joker’ spoof

‘SNL’ takes on the origin story of Oscar the Grouch in a ‘Joker’ spoof

It’s rough out there on those streets. Especially on “Sesame Street.” As “Joker,” the controversial R-rated movie about the origins of the Batman villain, continues to see massive success at the box office, “Saturday Night Live” poked fun at the film by giving us a preview of the origin story of another fictional character: Oscar…MORE

Coco Gauff, 15, becomes the youngest tennis titlist in 15 years

Coco Gauff, 15, becomes the youngest tennis titlist in 15 years

A tournament that began in defeat for Coco Gauff ended with the popular teen claiming her first tennis title. The 15-year-old from Florida became the youngest WTA winner since Nicole Vaidisova in 2004 when she downed 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 in Linz, Austria, on Sunday. Gauff lost in the qualifying…MORE

Help wanted: Trump looks for his fifth Homeland Security chief in three years

Help wanted: Trump looks for his fifth Homeland Security chief in three years

Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters have on their radar, in this week’s “Inside Politics” forecast. 1. More upheaval at Homeland Security President Donald Trump is looking to fill the top Department of Homeland Security spot for the fifth time after the resignation last week of acting DHS chief Kevin McAleenan.…MORE

Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei destroys women’s world record at Chicago Marathon

Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei destroys women’s world record at Chicago Marathon

Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei beat the women’s marathon world record by more than a minute Sunday in winning the Chicago Marathon. Her unofficial time of 2 hours, 14 minutes and 4 seconds beat Paula Radcliffe’s record, set at the 2003 London Marathon, by 81 seconds. The 25-year-old smoked the competition. It was almost 7 minutes before…MORE

‘Joker’ has huge second weekend at the box office

‘Joker’ has huge second weekend at the box office

A psychotic clown beat out the Addams Family and two Will Smiths at the box office this weekend. “Joker,” the gruesome R-rated film about the origins of the Batman villain, had a big second weekend topping the box office with an estimated $55 million in North America. The film, which stars Joaquin Phoenix as a…MORE

Canada rugby players help typhoon clean-up after game canceled in Japan

Canada rugby players help typhoon clean-up after game canceled in Japan

Canadian rugby players helped with recovery efforts in Kamaishi, Japan following the cancellation of their match, which was called off because of the threat of Typhoon Hagibis. At least 25 people have died, and more than 175 people have been injured in the wake of Typhoon Hagibis, which made landfall Saturday night, bringing hurricane-force winds,…MORE

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