United States

'Thank you RBG': Tributes pour in for Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Politicians and celebrities pay tribute to the late US Supreme Court justice, who died from cancer aged 87.

'Thank you RBG': Tributes pour in for Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Canada

Canada: Muslim group wants murder investigated as hate-motivated

National Council of Canadian Muslims says fatal stabbing of man outside a Toronto-area mosque has shaken the community.

Canada: Muslim group wants murder investigated as hate-motivated

United States

US: Hundreds of thousands still without power in Sally clean-up

Officials say Hurricane Sally has killed two people in Alabama, and caused at least $21m in damage in Florida.

US: Hundreds of thousands still without power in Sally clean-up

AJ Impact

USDA plans additional $14bn for farmers reeling from pandemic

The money is meant to help farmers deal with the difficulties they have experienced selling their crops, milk and meat.

USDA plans additional $14bn for farmers reeling from pandemic

AJ Impact

Hit by COVID, Gulf tourism now gets slammed by Hurricane Sally

The cost of the damage from Hurricane Sally could range from $8-10bn, well above earlier estimates of $2-3bn.

Hit by COVID, Gulf tourism now gets slammed by Hurricane Sally

Environment

US wildfires: Firefighter dies battling California blaze

Authorities say cooler weather, storms and work of thousands of firefighters are giving hope on the US West Coast.

US wildfires: Firefighter dies battling California blaze

Coronavirus pandemic

US public health agency drops contentious COVID-19 testing advice

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says anyone in close contact with an infected person should be tested.

US public health agency drops contentious COVID-19 testing advice

AJ Impact

Trump v Biden: Who do US consumers think will win in November?

US consumers have called every presidential election correctly since 1976 - with one notable exception.

Trump v Biden: Who do US consumers think will win in November?

Women's Rights

More migrant women in US detention say they didn't OK surgery: AP

An AP news agency investigation finds more examples of surgeries performed without consent on immigration detainees.

More migrant women in US detention say they didn't OK surgery: AP

AJ Impact

California says fraud inflated jobless claims in recent weeks

Scammers appear to have inflated jobless claims numbers in California by the hundreds of thousands in recent weeks.

California says fraud inflated jobless claims in recent weeks

US & Canada

US elections 2020: Ballot drop boxes installed across states

They will be emptied twice a day when early voting starts, with 24-hour surveillance.

AJ Impact

Turkey's Halkbank urges US judge to dismiss Iran sanctions case

A US indictment accuses Halkbank of helping Iran evade US sanctions.

Turkey's Halkbank urges US judge to dismiss Iran sanctions case

AJ Impact

Three women, 2 from Africa, in final five for WTO leadership race

The 25-year-old World Trade Organization has never had a leader who is female or from Africa.

Three women, 2 from Africa, in final five for WTO leadership race

AJ Impact

US stocks tread water, while Oracle slumps as TikTok US ban nears

Investors were given a dose of reality this week from the Fed, US-China tensions, and jobs and consumer spending data.

US stocks tread water, while Oracle slumps as TikTok US ban nears

WikiLeaks

Trump 'offered Assange pardon' in return for hacked emails source

Assange's lawyer says deal offered in exchange for source for the hacking of Democratic emails before 2016 election.

Trump 'offered Assange pardon' in return for hacked emails source