Face to face: Trump, Biden to meet for final…

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are set to square off in their final debate Thursday

Investigators Share What They Know About Maritime…

After a 13-month effort, investigators say they won't be able to determine the definitive cause of the dive boat fire that killed all 33 passengers and one crew member in September 2019. The National Transportation Safety Board was told at a virtual hearing on Tuesday that though the Conception was...

Family rescued after boat capsizes in strong winds

A family was rescued off the coast of Tampa, Florida, on Oct. 19, after their boat capsized in strong winds. No injuries were reported.

California theme park closures hit jobs, shops…

California’s amusement parks have been pining to reopen for months, hoping to bring back thousands of workers sent home in March when the coronavirus pandemic forced them to close their gates

University of Michigan Students Told to Shelter…

Campus life will play out in dorm rooms over the next 14 days at the University of Michigan, which is now under a stay-at-home order. University officials announced the two-week mandate on Tuesday, saying social gatherings on campus were "the main cause of recent COVID-19 spread on campus, in the...

Trump rape accuser in court

A woman who says President Donald Trump raped her in the 1990s arrived to court to hear lawyers argue whether Trump can substitute the United States for himself as the defendant in her defamation lawsuit. (Oct. 21)

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Short-video app Quibi shutting down just months…

Short-video app Quibi is shutting down just six months after its April launch after struggling to find customers

Army: Guillen Died 'in the Line of Duty'

The family of murdered Ford Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen is entitled to military benefits, according to the US Army , which has classified Guillen's death as occurring "in the line of duty." The 20-year-old soldier disappeared from an armory at the Texas base on April 22. Her family's lawyer has said...

More than 100 killed in flooding as storm eyes…

Parts of Vietnam were underwater on Oct. 20, as severe flooding and landslides continued to plague the country. The area is now bracing for another storm that could hit the region this weekend.

Divided reactions in US as pope backs same-sex…

LGBTQ Catholics and their allies in the U.S. are welcoming Pope Francis’s endorsement of same-sex civil unions — the first time he’s done so as pope

Outbreak Spares No Resident at Kansas Nursing Home

Coronavirus has infected every resident of a Kansas nursing home, with deadly results. Ten of the 62 residents of Andbe Home in Norton have died and one is in hospital, reports NBC News . The Norton County Health Department announced the outbreak at the privately owned facility on Monday, saying an...

CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact

U.S. health officials have redefined what counts as close contact with someone with COVID-19 to include briefer but repeated encounters (Oct. 21)

Census says deadline can be reached with tech…

U.S. Census Bureau officials say new technology and working around the clock should allow the statistical agency to crunch numbers from the 2020 census in half the time originally allotted

Florida Cop Faces Suspension for Trump Mask

A Miami police officer who wore a Trump campaign mask at a voting station will be disciplined, the mayor says. "There were people claiming it was voter intimidation," Mayor Francis Suarez says, per Fox News . "Officers have a responsibility … to protect our residents and they have to do that...

Epsilon becomes 10th hurricane of the season

Hurricane Epsilon will approach Bermuda with increasing seas and surf later Wednesday into Wednesday night

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Court orders California to cut San Quentin…

A California appeals court has ordered state corrections officials to cut the population of one of the world’s most famous prisons to less than half of its designed capacity

Grand Jurors in Breonna Taylor Case: Here's Our…

Grand jurors in the Breonna Taylor case are telling their side of the story. After a Kentucky judge ruled Tuesday that jurors could come forward to talk about the proceedings publicly, a lawyer representing two of the jurors, who are so far remaining anonymous, released a statement, ABC News reports....

Obama: Voting makes things better, not perfect

Former President Barack Obama returns to Philadelphia for his first in-person 2020 campaign event for Joe Biden. (Oct. 21)

Fed survey finds tepid growth as US economy…

A Federal Reserve survey of business conditions around the country has found that the U.S. economy grew at a “slight to modest” pace in September and early October

Human Remains Found in Search for 1921 Massacre…

On the second day of a renewed search for victims of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre , officials announced at least one set of human remains has been found. They will be analyzed to determine whether they are from a massacre victim, CNN reports; the Washington Post notes that will happen...

Smoky mountain sunset

As the sun descended in Woodfin, North Carolina, on Oct. 20, it made for some beautiful views with haze from smoke in the distance.

Remains found in search for 1921 Tulsa race…

At least 10 bodies have been found in an unmarked mass grave during a search at a Tulsa cemetery for the remains of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Woman Found Alive at Funeral Home Dies 8 Weeks…

A 20-year-old Michigan woman found alive in a funeral home in August after being wrongly declared dead is now genuinely dead—and her relatives blame the earlier mistake for her demise. Family attorney Geoffrey Fieger said Southfield resident Timesha Beauchamp "was allowed to die peacefully" Sunday at the Children's Hospital...

UN Secretary General lauds Pope on same sex unions

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres welcomed Pope Francis' decision to support same-sex civil unions. (Oct. 21)

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Meet Amit Mehta, the judge for Google's antitrust…

The Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against Google has a judge: Obama appointee Amit Mehta, who was assigned the case Wednesday in federal court in Washington

Biden, Trump in Dead Heat in One Battleground…

North Carolina's 15 electors could go either way in the presidential race, a new poll shows, with people who think the economy is the main issue leaning toward President Trump, and people who consider it to be the coronavirus pandemic backing Joe Biden. A Washington Post -ABC News poll found...

Snow falls throughout Minnesota

On Tuesday, Oct. 20, heavy snow fell throughout Minnesota, blanketing cities like Minneapolis and South St. Paul.