Business
October 13

Civil rights activist, historian Timuel Black dies at 102

Civil rights activist, retired Chicago professor and historian Timuel Black has died at the age of 102.
Business
October 13

Judge: Purdue Pharma can resume groundwork on its settlement

A federal judge on Wednesday allowed Purdue Pharma to resume its work carrying out the recent $10 billion settlement plan that allowed the Oxycontin maker to emerge from bankruptcy.
Politics
October 13
Acting Assistant U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Clark, shown speaking in 2020.

Lawyer who aided Trump subpoenaed by Jan. 6 committee

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has issued a subpoena to a former Justice Department lawyer who positioned himself as an ally of Donald Trump and aided the Republican president's efforts to challenge the results of the 2020 election.
Business
October 13
FILE - People shop at a Johnny Was clothing store in the luxury wing at the American Dream shopping mall in East Rutherford, N.J. on Friday, Sept. 17,

From cars to gasoline, surging prices match a 13-year high

Another jump in consumer prices in September sent inflation up 5.4% from where it was a year ago, matching the largest increase since 2008 as tangled global supply lines continue to create havoc.
Nation
October 13

US Supreme Court won't hear dispute over injection sites

The U.S. Supreme Court decided Wednesday it will not review a nonprofit group's effort to open a supervised injection site in Philadelphia to try to reduce overdose deaths. The high court's decision in the widely watched test case is a setback for the two dozen U.S. states and cities that supported the petition.
Business
October 13
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook expands harassment policy to protect public figures

Facebook will expand its policies on harassment to remove more harmful content, the company said Wednesday in its latest change following congressional testimony from a whistleblower who faulted the social media giant for not doing enough to stop harmful content.
Business
October 13

Washington AG: Facebook gave false info in campaign suit

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says a Facebook representative provided false testimony in a lawsuit that accuses the company of violating state campaign finance laws.
Nation
October 13

Mental capacity at issue as Alabama man faces execution date

Federal judges heard arguments Wednesday about whether an Alabama inmate had the mental capacity to understand the paperwork setting up his planned execution next week, with a defense lawyer arguing the man's cognitive deficiencies warranted disability assistance.
Nation
October 13

Delaware court hears appeal in Carter Page defamation suit

The Delaware Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a defamation lawsuit filed by former Donald Trump campaign operative Carter Page against the media company that includes Yahoo! and AOL and formerly owned HuffPost.
Politics
October 13

Dems consider new immigration plan for domestic policy bill

Senate Democrats may propose that the government exercise its existing parole power to let migrants stay temporarily in the United States, aides and advocates said Wednesday, in the party's latest attempt to use its expansive domestic policy bill to help millions of immigrants.
Nation
October 13
 Senate candidate Herschel Walker takes the stage during former president Donald Trump’s Save America rally in Perry, Ga., on Saturday, Sept. 25, 20

Senate hopeful Herschel Walker cancels event over swastika

Georgia Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker has called off a fundraiser in Texas because an organizer was displaying a swastika made of syringes in her social media profile to protest mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.
Business
October 13

Overwhelmed by illegal pot, Oregon county declares emergency

A county in southern Oregon says it is so overwhelmed by an increase in the number and size of illegal marijuana farms that it declared a state of emergency Wednesday, appealing to the governor and the Legislature's leaders for help.
Politics
October 13

'Radicalized' veteran gets time served for anti-police bombs

Bradley Bunn had a request after being arrested for building four pipe bombs he intended to use against any officers who tried to seize his guns: He wanted to meet with the federal prosecutor leading the case against him, a member of the Navy Reserve.
Politics
October 13
Supporters of then-President Donald Trump marched to the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021.

Judge holds DC jail officials in contempt in 1/6 riot case

In a case involving a Jan. 6 Capitol riot defendant, a federal judge held the District of Columbia's corrections director and jail warden in contempt of court Wednesday and asked the Justice Department to investigate whether inmates' civil rights are being abused.
Nation
October 13

William 'Bud' Davis, former university leader, dies at 92

William Eugene "Bud" Davis, who was a higher education leader in Idaho, Oregon, New Mexico and Louisiana as well as a college football coach and candidate for U.S. Senate, has died.
World
October 13

UN investigator: North Korea kids and elderly risk starving

North Koreans living under strict pandemic restrictions are facing a growing food crisis and the most vulnerable children and elderly people in the isolated Asian nation are at risk of starvation, a U.N. investigator said in a report released Wednesday.
Business
October 13
Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., chair of the nearly 100-member Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Progressives warn against 'false choice' in Biden bill trims

Progressive leaders in Congress are warning colleagues against a "false choice" over what to keep or cut as Democrats scale back President Joe Biden's now-$2 trillion package of social services and climate change strategies.
Local
October 13
City officials in Moorhead have raised the legal age to buy tobacco products and banned all flavored tobacco products from stores.

Moorhead officials raise tobacco age, ban flavored products

City officials in Moorhead have raised the legal age to buy tobacco products and banned all flavored tobacco products from stores.
Business
October 13

New wind farms would dot US coastlines under Biden plan

Seven major offshore wind farms would be developed on the East and West coasts and in the Gulf of Mexico under a plan announced Wednesday by the Biden administration.
Business
October 13

2nd driver killed by air bag inflator from Tennessee's ARC

A second person has been killed by an exploding air bag inflator made by a Tennessee company that has been under investigation by a federal agency for more than six years without any resolution.