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October 01

Annual hot air balloon festival draws global audience to US

Hundreds of hot air balloons lifted off Saturday, marking the start of an annual fiesta that has drawn pilots and spectators from across the globe to New Mexico's high desert for 50 years now
October 01
Crew members inflate a hot air balloon as part of a re-enactment of the first Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in 1972 during a special event at Coronado Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. Hundreds of hot air balloons will be lifting off over the nine-day annual fiesta that has drawn pilots and spectators from across the globe for 50 years. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
October 01

Cinema opens in Kashmir city after 14 years but few turn up

A multi-screen cinema hall has opened in the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir for the first time in 14 years
October 01
A paramilitary soldier stands guard outside the first multiplex cinema of Kashmir in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. The multi-screen cinema hall has opened in the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir for public for the first time in 14 years. The 520-seat hall with three screens opened on Saturday, Oct. 1, amid elaborate security but only about a dozen viewers lined up for the first morning show. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
September 30

'Svengoolie' horror host Rich Koz gets a Halloween tribute

Rich Koz is keeping the grandly eccentric tradition of the horror movie host alive on MeTV’s “Svengoolie.”
September 30
This image released by MeTv shows Rich Koz, dressed as horror movie host on MeTV's “Svengoolie.” (Jim Roche/MeTV via AP)
September 30

After #FreeBritney, California to limit conservatorships

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law Friday that will limit the use of conservatorships, the process in which guardians can be granted legal power to make life decisions for those deemed unable to make them
September 30
FILE - Britney Spears supporters celebrate following a hearing concerning the pop singer's conservatorship at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, in Los Angeles. California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, legislation limiting conservatorships, a move that comes after Britney Spears' conservatorship case garnered national attention. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello,File)
September 30

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
September 30
September 30

Tennessee high court reverses Judd death investigation order

Tennessee’s high court on Thursday vacated a ruling that required police to publicly release their investigation of country singer Naomi Judd’s death
September 30
FILE - Naomi Judd poses at the Hero Dog Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., Oct. 6, 2012. Whether police reports and video recordings made during the investigation into the country singer's death are public records remains undecided after the Tennessee Supreme Court on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, vacated a lower court's ruling. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
September 30

Alaska reality star injured while cleaning up storm damage

A reality television star and Iditarod musher was injured this week while helping clean up extreme storm damage along the Bering Sea coast in western Alaska
September 30
FILE - Musher Jessie Holmes takes a break from cooking his dogs a meal to nuzzle with two wheel dogs at the Ophir checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on March 10, 2021, in Alaska. The television star and Iditarod musher sustained injuries this week when helping clean up storm damage along the Bering Sea coast. Jessie Holmes, who since 2015 has starred in "Life Below Zero," about life in rural Alaska produced by National Geographic TV, was injured by falling debris in a building in the community of Golovin on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, the Anchorage Daily News reported. He was flown for treatment to Nome and then sent on to an Anchorage hospital. (Zachariah Hughes/Anchorage Daily News via AP, Pool, File)
September 30

Alaska reality star injured while cleaning up storm damage

A reality television star and Iditarod musher was injured this week while helping clean up extreme storm damage along the Bering Sea coast in western Alaska
September 30
FILE - Musher Jessie Holmes takes a break from cooking his dogs a meal to nuzzle with two wheel dogs at the Ophir checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on March 10, 2021, in Alaska. The television star and Iditarod musher sustained injuries this week when helping clean up storm damage along the Bering Sea coast. Jessie Holmes, who since 2015 has starred in "Life Below Zero," about life in rural Alaska produced by National Geographic TV, was injured by falling debris in a building in the community of Golovin on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, the Anchorage Daily News reported. He was flown for treatment to Nome and then sent on to an Anchorage hospital. (Zachariah Hughes/Anchorage Daily News via AP, Pool, File)
September 30

Jack Harlow, Dua Lipa, Demi Lovato headline Jingle Ball tour

iHeartRadio has unveiled a starry rotating lineup for its winter 2022 Jingle Ball tour, including sets by Jack Harlow, Dua Lipa, Backstreet Boys, Demi Lovato, Lizzo and Charlie Puth
September 30
September 30

Review: The witches return in lively ‘Hocus Pocus 2’

Almost 30 years after the Sanderson sisters found their way into the hearts of millennial kids looking for some PG-rated Halloween content, they're back in “Hocus Pocus 2," which reunites Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy
September 30
This image released by Disney shows, from left, Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson, Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson, and Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson in "Hocus Pocus 2." (Matt Kennedy/Disney via AP)
September 30

For Naomi Judd's family, tour is a chance to grieve, reflect

Fans will have a chance to say goodbye to Naomi Judd, the late matriarch of the Grammy-winning country duo The Judds, on a tour starting Friday
September 30
FILE - Naomi Judd, left, and Wynonna Judd, of The Judds, perform at the "Girls' Night Out: Superstar Women of Country," in Las Vegas, April 4, 2011. Fans will have a chance to say goodbye to Naomi Judd, the late matriarch of the Grammy-winning country duo The Judds, on a tour starting Friday. Wynonna Judd will helm the 11-city tour. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
September 30

Judd sisters on mom Naomi, redemption, advocacy and grief

The daughters of the late country music matriarch Naomi Judd talk about her openness and empathy as fans gather for a final tour to reflect on her legacy
September 30
FILE - Naomi Judd, left, and Wynonna Judd, of The Judds, perform at the "Girls' Night Out: Superstar Women of Country," in Las Vegas, April 4, 2011. Fans will have a chance to say goodbye to Naomi Judd, the late matriarch of the Grammy-winning country duo The Judds, on a tour starting Friday. Wynonna Judd will helm the 11-city tour. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
September 30

Kid Cudi's songs come to life in 'Entergalactic' TV feature

When Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi recorded the bulk of his new album, the melodic rapper wanted to visually highlight the songs without depending on short music videos
September 30
This image released by Netflix shows Ty Dolla Sign as Ky, from left, Timothée Chalamet as Jimmy and Scott Mescudi, better known as Kid Cudi, as Jabari in a scene from the animated film "Entergalactic." (Netflix via AP)
September 30
This image released by Fork Films shows a scene from the documentary "The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales," a film by Abigail Disney. (Fork Films via AP)
September 30

Nobel Prize season arrives amid war, nuclear fears, hunger

The secretive Nobel committees never hint who will win the prizes.
September 30
FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 file photo, a bust of the Nobel Prize founder, Alfred Nobel on display at the Concert Hall during the Nobel Prize award ceremony in Stockholm. This year’s Nobel season approaches as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shattered decades of almost uninterrupted peace in Europe and raised the risks of a nuclear disaster. The famously secretive Nobel Committee never leaks or hints who will win its prizes for medicine, physics, chemistry, literature, economics or peace. So it is anyone’s guess who might win the awards that will be announced starting next Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. (Henrik Montgomery/Pool Photo via AP, File)
September 30

Trevor Noah says he's exiting as host of 'The Daily Show'

The ranks of late-night television comedy are thinning
September 30
FILE - Trevor Noah appears at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 12, 2022. Noah, host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah," announced Thursday that he is leaving the show. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
September 30

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar week of 10/03/2022
September 30
September 30

Kelsea Ballerini jumps heart-first into ‘Subject to Change’

Kelsea Ballerini's new album, “Subject to Change,” is a record traversing through love, heartbreak, infatuation, confusion and accountability
September 30
Singer Kelsea Ballerini poses for a portrait in New York on Sept. 13, 2022 to promote her latest album “Subject to Change." (AP Photo/Gary Gerard Hamilton)
September 30

Nobel Prize season arrives amid war, nuclear fears, hunger

This year’s Nobel Prize season approaches as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shattered decades of almost uninterrupted peace in Europe and raised the risks of a nuclear disaster
September 30
FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 file photo, a bust of the Nobel Prize founder, Alfred Nobel on display at the Concert Hall during the Nobel Prize award ceremony in Stockholm. This year’s Nobel season approaches as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shattered decades of almost uninterrupted peace in Europe and raised the risks of a nuclear disaster. The famously secretive Nobel Committee never leaks or hints who will win its prizes for medicine, physics, chemistry, literature, economics or peace. So it is anyone’s guess who might win the awards that will be announced starting next Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. (Henrik Montgomery/Pool Photo via AP, File)
September 29

Father, teenage son charged in killing of rapper PnB Rock

A man and his 17-year-old son have been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of rapper PnB Rock at a South Los Angeles restaurant
September 29
FILE - Philadelphia rapper PnB Rock performs at the 2018 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Del., on June 16, 2018. The rapper, whose real name is Rakim Allen, was fatally shot during a robbery in South Los Angeles on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. He is best known for his 2016 hit “Selfish.” He released his latest song, “Luv Me Again,” on Sept. 2. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
September 29

Royal Mint unveils first coins to feature King Charles III

Britain’s Royal Mint has unveiled the first coins to feature the portrait of King Charles III
September 29
The template created by British sculptor Martin Jennings for the official portrait of King Charles III for use on coins on display during a press preview in London, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. Two new coins bearing the kings portrait were displayed a commemorative 5 pound coin, and a new 50 pence coin. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
September 29

'Serial’ case: Victim's family wants to redo Syed hearing

The family of a young woman who was killed in 1999 will appeal a Baltimore judge’s recent order overturning the conviction of Adnan Syed, the man imprisoned for decades for Hae Min Lee’s death
September 29
Adnan Syed, center, leaves the Elijah E. Cummings Courthouse, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, in Baltimore. A judge has ordered the release of Syed after overturning his conviction for a 1999 murder that was chronicled in the hit podcast “Serial.” (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
September 29

'Crown,' 'Interview With the Vampire' among TV highlights

What’s fall got to do with the fall TV season
September 29
This image released by Netflix shows Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana in a scene from "The Crown." (Netflix via AP)
September 29
This image shows a live performance of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in Atlantic City, N.J., on Oct. 26, 2013. A touring, interactive version of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is hitting the road to celebrate the cult film’s birthday with screenings, live shadow casts. (Dennis Parrington via AP)
September 29

Review: Dixson forges a sweet R&B sound on album '004Daisy'

Dixson embraces modernity and forges a sweet new R&B sound on his third album, “004Daisy.”
September 29
This cover image released by Roc Nation shows cover art for "004Daisy" by Dixson. (Roc Nation via AP)
September 29

The Newsy news network is rebranding itself as Scripps News

Newsy, which produces a national news feed primarily for streaming services and audiences online, is abandoning its name
September 29
September 29

'Gangsta's Paradise' rapper Coolio dies at age 59

Coolio died at the Los Angeles home of a friend, his manager said.
September 29
FILE - Coolio performs during the "I Love The 90's" tour on Aug. 7, 2022, at RiverEdge Park in Aurora, Ill. Coolio, the rapper who was among hip-hop's biggest names of the 1990s with hits including “Gangsta's Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage,” died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at age 59, his manager said. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)
September 29

Springsteen takes on Temptations, Supremes, Four Tops

Bruce Springsteen is taking on the work of the Four Tops, Temptations, Supremes and other soul legends for a covers album that's coming out in November
September 29
This cover image released by Columbia Records shows "Only the Strong Survive" by Bruce Springsteen, releasing Nov. 11. (Columbia Records via AP)
September 29

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September 29
September 29

Author Dangarembga found guilty in Zimbabwe rights protest

World-renowned author Tsitsi Dangarembga has been found guilty of promoting public violence in her home country of Zimbabwe for participating in a largely peaceful anti-government protest in 2020
September 29
Zimbabwean writer Tsitsi Dangarembga talks to the press upon arrival at the magistrates courts for judgment in her court case in Harare, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. Dangarembga faces charges of inciting public violence for protesting against corruption and the rule of law in Zimbabwe.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
September 29

Rare 1,000-year-old manuscript returned to Greece from US

A U.S. museum has returned a valuable 1,000-year-old Christian manuscript to a monastery in northern Greece
September 29
September 29

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USA Today Best-Selling Books for the week ending 9/25/2022
September 29
September 29

Hundreds line up to pay respects to late queen in Windsor

Hundreds of royal fans have lined up outside Windsor Castle for the chance to pay their final respects to Queen Elizabeth II as the chapel where the late monarch is buried opened to the public for the first time since her death
September 29
People queue outside as Windsor Castle and St George's Chapel, which is reopened to public for first time since Queen Elizabeth II's death, in Windsor, England, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
September 29

Queen Elizabeth II's death certificate says the 96-year-old monarch died of old age

Queen Elizabeth II's death certificate says the 96-year-old monarch died of old age
September 29
September 29

Review: The witches return in lively ‘Hocus Pocus 2’

Almost 30 years after the Sanderson sisters found their way into the hearts of millennial kids looking for some PG-rated Halloween content, they're back in “Hocus Pocus 2," which reunites Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy
September 29
This image released by Disney shows, from left, Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson, Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson, and Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson in "Hocus Pocus 2." (Matt Kennedy/Disney via AP)
September 29

Hundreds line up to pay respects to late queen in Windsor

Hundreds of royal fans have lined up outside Windsor Castle for the chance to pay their final respects to Queen Elizabeth II as the chapel where the late monarch is buried opened to the public for the first time since her death
September 29
People queue outside as Windsor Castle and St George's Chapel, which is reopened to public for first time since Queen Elizabeth II's death, in Windsor, England, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
September 29

Model fearing Myanmar military heads to asylum in Canada

A fashion model from Myanmar who feared being arrested by the country’s military government if she was forced back home from exile has flown to Canada, which she says has granted her asylum
September 29
FILE - Thaw Nandar Aung, a model from Myanmar speaks to a reporter in Bangkok, Thailand on March 31, 2021. The model, also known as Han Lay, who denounced her country's military rulers last year and feared being arrested if she was forced back home from exile, has flown to Canada early Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, which she says has granted her asylum. (AP Photo/Napaxalun Sattayatam, File)
September 28

Coolio, rapper who won Grammy for hit 'Gangsta's Paradise,' dies at 59, manager says

Coolio, rapper who won Grammy for hit 'Gangsta's Paradise,' dies at 59, manager says
September 28
September 28

Arizona museum exhibit marks end to de Kooning painting saga

After a Willem de Kooning painting worth millions was brazenly stolen in 1985 from an Arizona museum, the staff clung to the hope that it would turn up one day
September 28
Registrar Kristen Schmidt takes stock of the painting "Seated Man" by Elaine de Kooning, wife of Willem de Kooning, while working on the exhibit Abstract Perspectives in Mid-Century Art, which will display in conjunction with the return of Willem de Kooning's "Woman-Ochre" at the University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, Ariz., Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (Kelly Presnell/Arizona Daily Star via AP)
September 28

Review: 'Smile' turns twisted grin into bland horror flick

Parker Finn’s directorial debut, “Smile,” adapts his own 11-minute short into a jump scare-rich thriller about a hospital emergency ward therapist whose visit with a newly admitted patient rapidly turns gruesome
September 28
This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Sosie Bacon in a scene from "Smile." (Paramount Pictures via AP)
September 28

LIV Golf denies report of deal to buy TV time on FS1

Saudi-funded LIV Golf is denying a report that it was close to a U.S. television deal in which it would buy time to be shown on FS1
September 28
LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman tosses beer to fans on the 18th green during the final round of the LIV Golf Invitational-Boston tournament, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022, in Bolton, Mass. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
September 28

Review: Keith Jarrett at his peak on ‘Bordeaux Concert’

The live album “Bordeaux Concert” is the third show from jazz pianist Keith Jarrett’s 2016 solo tour released by the record label ECM
September 28
This cover image released by ECM Records shows "Bordeaux Concert" by Keith Jarrett. (ECM Records via AP)
September 28

Schwarzenegger visits Auschwitz in message against hatred

Arnold Schwarzenegger has visited the site of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp to send a message against hatred
September 28
Arnold Schwarzenegger, right, and Simon Bergson, chairman of The Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation visit Auschwitz - Birkenau Nazi German death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Film icon Schwarzenegger visited the site of the Nazi German death camp Auschwitz on Wednesday to send a message against hatred. The "Terminator" actor was given a tour of the site, viewing the barracks watchtowers and the remains of gas chambers that endure as evidence of the German extermination of Jews, Roma and others during World War II. (AP Photo/Michal Dyjuk)
September 28

Judge: R. Kelly to pay $300,000 to victim in sex crimes case

A federal judge in New York says she plans to order disgraced R&B superstar R. Kelly to pay more than $300,000 to one his victims in a decades-long scheme to use his fame to sexually abuse young fans
September 28
September 28

French Senate report denounces sexual abuse in porn industry

A French Senate delegation says sexual and physical abuse in France’s porn industry is “systemic” and lawmakers should better regulate the production of violent videos
September 28
From the left, Senate members Laurence Rossignol, Alexandra Borchio-Fontimp, Annick Billon, co-author and president of the Senate's delegation, and Laurence Cohen present a report denouncing sexual abuse in the porn industry at the French Senate, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022 in Paris. Sexual and physical abuse in France's porn industry is "systemic" and lawmakers should better regulate the production of videos and protect children who are "heavily exposed" to the content, according to the French Senate report. (AP Photo/Oleg Cetinic)
September 28

Woman, minor arrested in shooting of rapper PnB Rock in LA

Two people have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of rapper PnB Rock and Los Angeles police are searching for a third suspect they warned should be considered armed and dangerous
September 28
FILE - Philadelphia rapper PnB Rock performs at the 2018 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Del., on June 16, 2018. The rapper, whose real name is Rakim Allen, was fatally shot during a robbery in South Los Angeles on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. He is best known for his 2016 hit “Selfish.” He released his latest song, “Luv Me Again,” on Sept. 2. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
September 28

Amusement park announces new security changes after shooting

A western Pennsylvania amusement park has announced new security measures following a shooting over the weekend that wounded three people, including two teenagers
September 28
A Kennywood Park security guard stands at the main entrance to the amusement park in West Mifflin, Pa., early Sunday, Sept 25, 2022. Pennsylvania police and first responders have descended on the amusement park southeast of Pittsburgh following reports of shots fired inside the attraction, which was kicking off a Halloween-themed festival. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
September 28

Network nightly newscasts morph, adapt for the streaming age

For more than half a century, ABC, CBS and NBC have aired evening newscasts each weeknight on television
September 28
This combination of photos shows, from left, Tom Llamas, host of "Top Story with Tom Llamas," Linsey Davis on the set of "ABC News Live Prime with Linsey Davis," and John Dickerson, host of "CBS News Prime Time with John Dickerson." (NBC/ABC/CBS via AP)
September 28

Katie Couric says she's been treated for breast cancer

Katie Couric says she was diagnosed with breast cancer on the first day of summer, and since has undergone surgery and radiation treatment
September 28
FILE - Katie Couric appears at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on March 27, 2022, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Couric said Wednesday that she'd been diagnosed with breast cancer, and underwent surgery and radiation treatment this summer to treat the tumor. Couric announced her diagnosis in an essay on her website, saying she hoped it would encourage other women to be tested. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
September 28
This image shows a live performance of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in Atlantic City, N.J., on Oct. 26, 2013. A touring, interactive version of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is hitting the road to celebrate the cult film’s birthday with screenings, live shadow casts. (Dennis Parrington via AP)