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Better Homes & Gardens has officially revealed its Life in Color Beauty Awards 2020 winners. This year's second annual feature includes must-have makeup, skincare, body and hair products, which have been tested by the publication's editors and trusted beauty experts. Product winners are included in Better Homes & Gardens' October issue, which is available now and can be viewed online.
An estimated 500,000 Oregon residents are facing evacuation because of the wildfires that have burned hundreds of thousands of acres, according to the Oregon Office of Emergency Management. The nearly 70 active wildfires raging along the West Coast have produced the worst air quality on the planet. Amid the devastating blazes, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown issued an executive order to combat price gouging.
Naomi Osaka stepped onto the sport's biggest stage with a silent act that reverberated around the world. Osaka, the 22-year-old tennis prodigy with two majors already to her name, left the bowels of Arthur Ashe Stadium to play in front of nearly 24,000 empty seats and a global television audience -- silently signaling a call to consciousness with the simple cloth mask on her face. "I'm aware that tennis is watched all over the world, and maybe there is someone that doesn't know Breonna Taylor's story," Naomi Osaka said after winning her first U.S. Open match this year.
Nearly two decades have passed since Rudy Giuliani emerged following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with widespread national popularity and serious presidential ambitions. This week, Giuliani offered feeble defenses to why he spent hours with a man now outed by the U.S. Treasury Department as a Russian intelligence agent in Ukraine.
Plagued by what critics call a slow response to the virus out of the gate, the self-imposed deadline has been used time and again by senior administration officials, health experts on the White House coronavirus task force and the president himself as part of an effort to prophesize progress in the ongoing response to the coronavirus and the elusive return to normalcy. Now September is here, and an ABC News review found that nearly all of those promises and predictions -- on testing, nursing homes, and death rates, among others -- have either fallen short or are drastically behind. Warm summer weather did not cause the virus to vanish.
Authorities say Aaron Robinson killed Guillen, then he and his girlfriend dismembered and buried her remains. Guillen’s family continues their quest for justice.
Guillen stopped responding to calls and texts on April 22. Her mother, Gloria, said Vanessa was being sexually harassed at Ford Hood. Specialist Aaron Robinson was the last person who saw her.
The family of George Floyd pushed back against accusations levied against him in court on Friday after lawyers claimed he had taken drugs prior to his fatal encounter with Minneapolis police in May. Defense attorneys for the four officers charged in Floyd's death claimed he had swallowed fentanyl, a deadly synthetic opioid, before his arrest, but the slain man's lawyers disputed that. Ben Crump, a lawyer for Floyd's family, accused the defense team of blaming the dead, a legal maneuver that "flies in the face of what we see with our own eyes on the video," he added, referring to viral cellphone footage of an officer with his knee on Floyd's neck before his death.
It was just before 1 a.m. on a Friday night in March when 26-year-old EMT Breonna Taylor drifted to sleep with her boyfriend Kenneth Walker. Taylor's ex-boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover, was a suspect in the officers' search. Police suspected that Glover had been sending mail to Taylor's apartment.
Civil aviation authorities and airline flight crews from the U.S., Canada, Brazil and the EU will meet in London on Monday to review Boeing's proposed training for 737 Max flight crews, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. On Friday, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency also completed its test flights of the Max in Vancouver, British Columbia, due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Canada completed its own independent test flights in late August.
Amid a raging pandemic, President Donald Trump has repeatedly choreographed a scene experts warn could lead to illness or even death: Thousands of supporters jammed together, mostly without masks, cheering for a candidate who mocks precautions against the novel coronavirus and has vowed to ignore his own health advisers. Fighting for reelection amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Trump enters the final stretch of the election increasingly ridiculing and ignoring coronavirus-related restrictions while holding packed campaign rallies across the country. Health experts, meanwhile, warn a bad flu season colliding with the coronavirus could be a devastating double threat to the country.
Army Sgt. Major Thomas Payne received the Medal of Honor on Friday for his heroism in a daring special operations raid in northern Iraq that liberated 75 Iraq civilians. The Army Ranger received the nation’s highest award for heroism on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that prompted him to join the Army right out of high school. “The spirit of the Medal of Honor lives in every American,” said Payne who joined the Army in 2002 following the 9/11 attacks.
For Marsai Martin, returning to film "Black-ish" season 7 is like coming home again. To keep everyone safe, Martin explained there's lots of testing, everyone keeps 6 feet apart and there are "never too many people around," because they're the only show currently shooting on the lot. Martin added that the show's writers are trying to "write in some things to where we're not close together."
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top expert on infectious diseases, predicted Friday that Americans won't be going back to anything like normal until the middle of next year at the earliest, one of several recent statements putting him at odds with President Donald Trump. “If you're talking about getting back to a degree of normality which resembles where we were prior to COVID, it's going to be well into 2021, maybe even towards the end of 2021," Fauci told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell. "I believe that we will have a vaccine that will be available by the end of this year, the beginning of next year," Fauci added.
President Donald Trump has taken to comparing himself to legendary British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to defend why he intentionally minimized the threat of the coronavirus in public earlier this year even as he privately acknowledged that the danger was grave. Historian Jon Meacham, who authored the book “Franklin and Winston” about the friendship between the two wartime leaders, countered the president’s assertion by offering up a quote that more accurately embodied Churchill’s tone at the time. “The British people can face any misfortune w/ fortitude & buoyancy as long as they are convinced that those in charge of their affairs are not deceiving them, or are not dwelling in a fool’s paradise,” Meacham quoted Churchill as saying.
As countries around the globe work toward a vaccine for COVID-19, a trade organization for the majority of the world's airlines is urging governments and stakeholders to begin preparations for what promises to be a challenging and logistically complicated mission of transporting billions of doses. "Safely delivering COVID-19 vaccines will be the mission of the century for the global air cargo industry," said Alexandre de Juniac, director general and CEO of the International Air and Transport Association. The group said quick and efficient transportation and distribution of any vaccine will not be possible without careful planning and that the process will be challenging given the current state of the aviation industry.
Eva Longoria is ready for another stroll down Wisteria Lane. When asked if she would reprise her Golden Globe-nominated role as Gabrielle Solis from the fan-favorite ABC series, the 45-year-old actress seemed interested and ready to jump at the opportunity. "I'd do it tomorrow," she told "Good Morning America" on Friday.
Starbucks is enjoying a sip of victory after it successfully implemented a recyclable, strawless lid for iced beverages. "Starbucks will continue to shift away from single-use packaging and plastics as part of its resource positive commitment announced in January." The new lids, which were modeled after the ones used for hot drinks, have approximately 9% less plastic than the flat lid and straw previously used for iced beverages.
President Donald Trump on Friday announced an agreement to establish full diplomatic relations between Israel and Bahrain. Bahrain will participate in what will now be a three-way signing ceremony at the White House Tuesday with Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Speaking from the Oval Office Friday afternoon, Trump said it was "a truly historic day.”
Just in time for Halloween, Sally Hansen is launching a sweet line of lacquers candy lovers will appreciate. The beauty brand has partnered with Sour Patch Kids to introduce a Halloween collection slated for release in Ulta Beauty, Walgreens and Amazon this fall. Each shade is inspired by the candy brand's most popular flavors and will have Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri formula.