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'Uncle Ben's Rice' Decides on New Name

Parent company Mars has decided to change Uncle Ben's products to be called "Ben's Original," in order to be more racially sensitive. The change will occur in 2021.
Local Articles
Easy DIY Halloween Costumes You Can Make at Home

Here are a few ways you can whip up a creative costume with stuff from around the house or your local thrift store.

Style
Every Title Coming to and Leaving Netflix This Month

New month, new Netflix titles. There are a ton of titles arriving on the streaming service this month, but there are also a ton of movies and TV shows leaving Netflix in October 2020.

Entertainment
Starbucks 'Hocus Pocus' Frapps Will Put a Spell on You This Fall

Starbucks' secret menu items now include Frappucinos that represent the Sanderson Sisters from "Hocus Pocus."

Food & Drink
CDC: Trick-or-Treating Is Discouraged This Halloween, But Here's How You Can Safely Celebrate

The CDC issues guidance on how to make a pandemic Halloween fun and scary for the right reasons.

National News
'The Empire Strikes Back' at Theaters This Week

Celebrating 40 years since its release, "The Empire Strikes Back" returns to select theaters on September 25.

Film
According to a Survey, This Is What Your Favorite Breakfast Food Says About Your Personality

A new survey performed by breakfast maker Weetabix says that what we eat for breakfast says more about our personality than simply what tickles our taste buds.

Food & Drink
Say Goodbye to PEEPS Until 2021

Just Born Quality Confections, the company that makes PEEPS, announced that its seasonal varieties will not be in stores again until 2021.

Products & Promotions
The 20th National Book Festival Goes Virtual This Year

The Library of Congress National Book Festival will connect with audiences across the country for an interactive, online celebration of “American Ingenuity” for the festival’s 20th year, featuring new books by more than 120 of the nation’s most renowned writers, poets, and artists.

Books
Panera's New Mac and Cheese Combination Is So Good, It Has a Theme Song

Feeling like a big bowl of mac and cheese? Panera's new broccoli cheddar version comes in a bread bowl and it has its own PR.

Products & Promotions
New Music Review: Top 5 Songs of the Week, Sept. 20–26

We're reviewing new music this week from Justin Bieber, Sam Smith, Elton John, Anita, and Pentatonix!

Music
New Study Finds Holocaust Knowledge Severely Lacking Among Gen Z and Millennials in the US

Half of the participants in a study reported Holocaust denial on social media, unable to name concentration camps.

National News
Despite Warnings, Hundreds of Americans Planted Those Mystery Seeds

Remember all those mystery seeds that were sent to Americans from China a few months ago? It turns out that hundreds of people planted them, and some folks even ate them!

Home & Garden
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State Articles
'Uncle Ben's Rice' Decides on New Name

Parent company Mars has decided to change Uncle Ben's products to be called "Ben's Original," in order to be more racially sensitive. The change will occur in 2021.

Business
You Still Have Time for The Cheesecake Factory Lunch Special. But, Hurry!

From now until September 25, you can grab lunch AND cheesecake for only $15 at The Cheesecake Factory.

Products & Promotions
Was That December Cough COVID-19? New Study Says Maybe

Study shows that the number of doctor visits for cough symptoms rose in December.

Wellness
NASA to Land First Woman, Next Man on the Moon in 2024

NASA details the first phase of its Artemis program, including plans to land the first woman and the next man on the surface of the moon in 2024.

Tech
Don't Cancel Halloween—Celebrate Safely With These 7 Tips

Get creative with tricks and treats, shall we? A recent survey from the National Confectioners Association (NCA) suggested that most Americans, especially parents, are looking forward to celebrating Halloween—just probably in a safer way—to bring back some normalcy in these uncertain times.

Lifestyle
Applebee's Is Serving Up Giant $5 Halloween Cocktails That Are to Die for

In honor of the Spooky Season, Applebee's is bringing back its popular holiday-themed cocktails, which are available now through October 31.

Products & Promotions
Recipe: 'Choucroute Garnie,' a French Sauerkraut Dish for Fall

Alsace is a region of France right along the German border. This classic Alsatian sauerkraut dish blends the best of both countries in one flavorful dish.

Recipes
Every Title Coming to and Leaving Netflix This Month

New month, new Netflix titles. There are a ton of titles arriving on the streaming service this month, but there are also a ton of movies and TV shows leaving Netflix in October 2020.

Entertainment
Easy DIY Halloween Costumes You Can Make at Home

Here are a few ways you can whip up a creative costume with stuff from around the house or your local thrift store.

Style
Starbucks 'Hocus Pocus' Frapps Will Put a Spell on You This Fall

Starbucks' secret menu items now include Frappucinos that represent the Sanderson Sisters from "Hocus Pocus."

Food & Drink
CDC: Trick-or-Treating Is Discouraged This Halloween, But Here's How You Can Safely Celebrate

The CDC issues guidance on how to make a pandemic Halloween fun and scary for the right reasons.

National News
'The Empire Strikes Back' at Theaters This Week

Celebrating 40 years since its release, "The Empire Strikes Back" returns to select theaters on September 25.

Film
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National Articles
Puppy Found and Returned Home After Being Stolen at Gunpoint

Loki, the 2-month-old Dachshund that was stolen at gunpoint, has been returned to his family, says Denver Police. Two juvenile males have been identified as suspects.

Local News
World War II Aircraft to Fly Over DC on Friday, September 25

Look up, D.C.! Dozens of WWII aircraft will be flying over the District on Friday.

Events
Pedal With Polumbus Raises $42K to Fight Ovarian Cancer

Tyler Polumbus rode 166 times around Empower Field at Mile High and more than doubled his fundraising goal to fight ovarian cancer.

Sports
Broncos Will Welcome Limited Number of Fans at Second Home Game

Some lucky fans will be on hand to watch the home team take on Tampa Bay and Tom Brady on September 27.

Sports
Parker Ranks Second on Money's List of Top Places to Live

Parker ranked second only to Evans, Georgia, as one of the best places in the country to live based on factors including economic strength and community focus.

Local Culture
It's Denver's Harvest Week! Here’s How You Can Enjoy Local, Farm-Fresh Dishes

Denver Harvest Week started on September 23 and will continue until October 4. Fifty Front Range restaurants will be offering special menu items that are inspired by Colorado farmers and producers.

Events
RTD N Line Officially Opens From Thornton to Union Station

Years in the making, the N Line opens amid RTD budget concerns due to COVID-19.

Local News
Former Ben and Jerry's CEO Is Selling His Golden Mansion for $5.5 Million

The luxury home has an indoor-outdoor pool.

Real Estate
The Creepy History of Richmond's 18th-Century Hotspot-Turned-Real-Life Haunted House

Whether or not you believe the legends, the story of Richmond's Byrd Park Pump House is pretty weird. But could it really be haunted?

Local Culture
10 Ways Living in DC Ruins You for Life

If you can call the nation's capital home, you're spoiled for life. Here's why.

Local Culture
The 2020 Baltimore Mayor's Christmas Parade in Hampden Has Been Canceled

The parade chairman cites COVID-19 health concerns, as well as event logistics, in the cancellation of the Baltimore Mayor's Christmas Parade.

Local News
This Charming Virginia Trail Is a Must for Nature Lovers

The scenic Yankee Horse Ridge Trail leads to a beautiful Virginia waterfall.

Travel
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