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Holy Anniversary! Displays of Bat Signal Fete Batman at 80

Holy Anniversary! Displays of Bat Signal Fete Batman at 80

Sep 22
It's no joker. The night is lighting up Saturday around the world with the famous bat signal to mark a special anniversary for Batman.

Elevator Briefly Breaks Down at Reopened Washington Monum

Elevator Briefly Breaks Down at Reopened Washington Monum

Sep 22
The newly upgraded elevator at the Washington Monument stopped working just days after reopening to the public following a three-year renovation project.

Big Rise in US Mass Shooting Tips Poses Challenge for Police

Big Rise in US Mass Shooting Tips Poses Challenge for Police

By Lisa Marie Pane and Stefanie Dazio | Sep 21
In the weeks since three high-profile shootings in three states took the lives of more than two dozen people in just one week in August, law enforcement authorities nationwide reported a spike in tips.

Area 51 Events Mostly Peaceful; Thousands in Nevada Desert

Area 51 Events Mostly Peaceful; Thousands in Nevada Desert

By Ken Ritter | Sep 21
Events involving thousands of Earthlings answering an internet buzz about an invitation to "Storm Area 51" in the Nevada desert have been mostly festive, with crowds numbering in the low thousands and few arrests, officials said.

Houston Area Sees Relief, Rescues after Imelda Leaves 4 Dead

Houston Area Sees Relief, Rescues after Imelda Leaves 4 Dead

By Juan A. Lozano | Sep 21
Emergency workers used boats Friday to rescue about 60 residents of a Houston-area community still trapped in their homes by floodwaters following one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history.

History Buff Finds Ships That Sank in 1878 In Lake Michigan

History Buff Finds Ships That Sank in 1878 In Lake Michigan

By Corey Williams | Sep 21
A diver and maritime history buff has found two schooners that collided and sank into the cold depths of northern Lake Michigan more than 140 years ago.

Revelers Reach Gates of Area 51 then Peacefully Rejoin Party

Revelers Reach Gates of Area 51 then Peacefully Rejoin Party

By Ken Ritter | Sep 21
Thousands of curious Earthlings from around the globe traveled to festivals, and several hundred made forays toward the secret Area 51 military base in the Nevada desert on Friday.

Facebook Suspends Thousands of Apps but User Impact Unclear

Facebook Suspends Thousands of Apps but User Impact Unclear

By Barbara Ortutay and Frank Bajak | Sep 21
Facebook said Friday that it has suspended "tens of thousands" of apps made by about 400 developers as part of an investigation following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

'I Want a Future': Global Youth Protests Urge Climate Action

'I Want a Future': Global Youth Protests Urge Climate Action

By Jennifer Peltz and Frank Jordans | Sep 21
Young people afraid for their futures protested around the globe Friday to implore leaders to tackle climate change, turning out by the hundreds of thousands to insist that the warming world can't wait any longer.

HUD Sec. Ben Carson Makes Transphobic Comments: 'Big, Hairy Men'

HUD Sec. Ben Carson Makes Transphobic Comments: 'Big, Hairy Men'

Sep 20
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is coming under fire this week after the Washington Post reported that he made transphobic remarks at an internal meeting to other H.U.D. employees.

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