California's feared surge of virus cases hasn't…

A feared jump in coronavirus hospitalizations in California hasn't happened

Alaskans Seek Higher Ground After Earthquake

Southern Alaska was under a tsunami warning Monday after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck near the peninsula. An aftershock followed about 20 minutes later, with a magnitude of 5.8, NBC reports. The first earthquake was near Sand Point in the Shumagin Islands. No damage was reported, per the...

Calwood Fire spreads rapidly, threatens homes

Extreme meteorologist Reed Timmer is in Colorado where high winds fan the flames of the Calwood Fire causing it to spread and threaten homes on Oct. 19.

Robert Redford's son, James, dies of liver cancer…

James Redford, a filmmaker, activist and son of actor Robert Redford, has died

Colorado Wildfire Now Biggest in State History

A wildfire burning in Colorado is now the biggest in the state's recorded history—breaking a record set less than three months ago. The Cameron Peak Fire, which started in mid-August, has now burned more than 203,000 acres of land in the north-central part of the state and was...

Trump pushes rosy virus message: 'I look fine'

President Donald Trump was again downplaying the severity of the coronavirus on Monday during a rally in Arizona. "The pandemic is rounding the turn. Vaccines are coming. And I look fine, don't I?" Trump said, speaking in Tucson. (Oct. 19)

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Los Angeles faces lawsuit over marijuana delivery…

Two marijuana trade organizations filed a lawsuit against the nation’s largest legal pot market over restrictions on stand-alone delivery services that have blocked them from obtaining licenses until 2025

Schools Are the Bright Spot in NYC's COVID…

New York City has randomly tested more than 15,000 students and staff members for the coronavirus—and so far, it has detected fewer cases than were found in the White House outbreak . The testing program for the city's 1,600 traditional public schools is being seen as a possible...

Impacts of California wildfires to wildlife

California wildfires continue to pose a threat to wild animals across the state.

California won't allow virus vaccines without…

Gov. Gavin Newsom says California won’t allow any distribution of coronavirus vaccines in the state until it is reviewed by the state’s own panel of experts

Trump: People Are Tired of Fauci and 'All These…

President Trump slammed his administration's top infectious disease expert in a call with his campaign team Monday, calling Dr. Anthony Fauci a "disaster." "People are tired of COVID. I have these huge rallies," Trump said. "People are saying whatever. Just leave us alone ... People are tired of hearing Fauci and...

Harris returns to campaign trail with Fla. stops

Kamala Harris has returned to the campaign trail with rallies in Florida to mark the first day of voting in the Sunshine State. She was briefly absent when people connected with her team tested positive for the coronavirus. (Oct. 19)

Q&A: Adam McKay on the lessons of the 2000…

Two decades after writing sketches about the 2000 election on “Saturday Night Live,” Adam McKay has produced the HBO documentary “537 Votes,” a rollicking account of the voter recount in Florida directed by Billy Corben and his producing partner Alfred Spellman

One Emerging Factor May Help Trump's Chances

The polls continue to show Joe Biden with a steady lead nationally and in most battleground states, and the AP notes that President Trump himself has been publicly speculating about losing in November. Biden's campaign, meanwhile, is busy warning Democrats about over-confidence. The race is a "lot closer" than people...

Graves damaged after hurricanes widespread in…

The Louisiana Cemetery Task Force is hoping family members will help report and identify damaged graves and the missing remains of family members after damage was caused by hurricanes Laura and Delta.

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Large earthquake off Alaska prompts tsunami fears…

The National Tsunami Warning Center has downgraded a tsunami warning to a tsunami advisory after a reported 7.5 magnitude earthquake off the Alaska Peninsula on Monday

Kirstie Alley Slams 'Name-Calling' After Trump…

Twitter: the place where everybody now knows Kirstie Alley's name. Forbes notes that the Cheers and Look Who's Talking actress hasn't been gaining a lot of attention careerwise lately, but the politically vocal 69-year-old managed to make waves over the weekend with a tweet supporting President Trump. "I'm voting for...

Trump attacks Biden, Fauci over coronavirus

On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump repeatedly criticized Dr. Anthony Fauci and attacked his Democratic rival Joe Biden for wanting to follow the advice of the top infectious disease expert in the United States. (Oct. 19)

GOP's Karl Rove asks donors to help Ohio justice…

Influential Republican strategist Karl Rove is soliciting donations for an Ohio Supreme Court justice's reelection bid, signaling the stakes involved in controlling the battleground state’s high court when congressional maps are redrawn next year

Mayor Has Had Threats Before. 'This One Seemed…

First Michigan's governor , then Virginia's , and now, the mayor of Kansas' largest city. The link between the three politicians: They've all been alleged targets of kidnapping and murder plots, apparently prompted by their respective lockdown orders and other health protocols during the pandemic. In the case of Wichita Mayor Brandon...

Autumn snow falls in Iowa

Residents in Des Moines, Iowa, weren't quite ready for the snow already on Oct. 19.

Priest and abstract-expressionist painter Bill…

Father Bill Moore, a Catholic priest and prominent abstract expressionist who spent decades spreading spiritualism through his paintings, has died

Senator's Treatment of Name 'Kamala' Gives Boost…

David Perdue's perceived mocking of Kamala Harris's name worked out well ... for his political rival. The Republican senator repeatedly mispronounced the VP nominee's name while at a Friday rally for President Trump, a move decried as racist , and it spawned a trending hashtag on Twitter: #MyNameIs, in which users tweeted...

'The Family Chantel' stars say counseling helped…

Pedro Jimeno and Chantel Everett, stars of ‘The Family Chantel,’ say counseling helped their marriage and relationship with their extended families. Fighting between the two sides was first documented on TLC’s ’90 Day Fiancé.’ (Oct. 19)

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Toobin suspended by the New Yorker, steps away…

Author-commentator Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended by the New Yorker and is stepping away from his job as CNN’s senior legal analyst pending what the cable network is calling a “personal matter.”

Trump Getting Very Specific Advice for Upcoming…

The final debate between President Trump and Joe Biden takes place Thursday night, and the president's team suggests viewers will see a different tone from him. The key part of the plan is for Trump to interrupt Joe Biden less often , reports Politico . "I do think that President Trump is...

How meteorologists play a role in fighting…

When battling wildfires, most people look to firefighters fighting the flames. Meteorologists also play a crucial role in stopping the spread of wildfires.