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

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.

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

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...

LGBT Catholics group praises Pope's comments

LGBT Catholics group praises Pope's support of same-sex civil unions and hopes it can help combat homophobia. (Oct. 21)

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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

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.

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

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...

US swing states grapple with vote safety, security

Battleground states at the center of the US presidential battle are feeling the pressure to make voting safe and secure. The coronavirus pandemic, misinformation and voter intimidation top the issues of concerns. (Oct. 21)

Remains found in Tulsa search for 1921 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

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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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

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....

Stars say horror comedy 'Bad Hair' made an impact

Cast members say some scenes in "Bad Hair" were so horrifying they found themselves second-guessing their own use of weaves or extensions. Justin Simien's film explores false beauty standards for Black women. (Oct. 21)

Army: Slain Texas soldier's family entitled to…

U.S. Army officials have announced that the family of a Texas soldier slain at Fort Hood is entitled to benefits because her death happened while she was on duty

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.

Giuliani shown in hotel bedroom scene in new…

Rudy Giuliani is shown in a compromising position in a hotel room with a young woman acting as a journalist in a scene in Sacha Baron Cohen’s sequel to “Borat.”

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...

Kids join the race to help find a COVID-19 vaccine

The global hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine for kids is only just beginning, a lagging start that has some U.S. pediatricians worried they may not know if any shots work for young children in time for the next school year. (Oct. 21)

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Unknown group sends Democratic voters…

Democratic voters in at least four battleground states including Florida and Pennsylvania received threatening emails, falsely purporting to be from the neo-fascist group Proud Boys, that warned “we will come after you” if the recipients didn’t vote for President Donald Trump

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.