Hospitalization data flawed in Missouri, perhaps…

With the number of coronavirus patients requiring hospitalization rising at alarming levels, Missouri and perhaps a handful of other states are unable to post accurate data on COVID-19 dashboards because of a flaw in the federal reporting system

County Hit by Surge Ends Mask Mandate

A health board in Idaho reacted to the news that the county's main hospital was out of room for new patients by throwing out the local face mask mandate. The Kootenai County board voted 4-3 Thursday to pull back to just a recommendation that residents wear masks to contain the...

Epsilon’s dangerous surf and gusty winds to lash…

Despite weakening, the former major hurricane will remain a strong storm through the start of the weekend as it continues along its path.

Family of slain Utah college student confronts…

Family members of a Utah college student who was found strangled and burned last year following a search for her that captured the nation’s attention called her killer a “monster” Friday

Cops: Fatal Shooting Was Self-Defense. Girlfriend…

A police shooting in an Illinois city this week has left a Black teen dead and his girlfriend hospitalized, with protesters and family members demanding that the feds get to the bottom of what happened. Per CBS News , police in Waukegan say that 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette was the passenger in...

Mountain wildfire is 2nd largest ever in Colorado

A Colorado wildfire that exploded overnight Wednesday, forced nearby evacuations and closed Rocky Mountain National Park has become the second largest fire in state history. (Oct. 23)

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Film depicts Black Lives Matter, #MeToo as new…

A new documentary depicts a powerful female-led activism represented by Black Lives Matter, #MeToo and other 21st-century movements

Biden's Oil Remarks Are Resonating

Peggy Noonan isn't counting President Trump out, and she points to a Gallup result showing that 56% of Americans say they're personally better off than they were four years ago. Factors like that could yet lift Trump to re-election, she writes in the Wall Street Journal . But really, "no one...

Nasty thunderstorms could follow warm…

An autumn clash of summer warmth and a winter cooldown could trigger severe weather ahead of the weekend.

Some hospitals in crisis as US nears high for…

The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign of the disease’s grip on the nation

Southwest Makes Move It Says Is Backed by Science

After announcing the biggest loss in its history Thursday, Southwest Airlines said it plans to unblock middle seats and allow flights to operate at full capacity over the holidays, starting Dec 1. The airline said studies show people are highly unlikely to get infected with the coronavirus on a flight...

AP Top Stories October 23 P

Here's the latest for Friday October 23rd: Trump, Biden frame closing appeals for sprint to election; Sudan to join UAE, Bahrain in recognizing Israel; Harris insists Biden won't ban fracking; Placido Domingo to sing in Bolshoi Theatre.

Washington state discovers first 'murder hornet…

Scientists in Washington state have discovered the first nest of so-called murder hornets in the United States and plan to wipe it out Saturday to protect native honeybees

University Acknowledges Her Murder Was Preventable

In what the Salt Lake Tribune is calling a "historic deal," the University of Utah is acknowledging for the first time that student Lauren McCluskey's on-campus murder was preventable. It has settled with her parents for $13.5 million, effectively ending two civil rights lawsuits that had been filed against...

Smoke towers into sky from massive wildfire

Aerial footage captured over the East Troublesome Fire in Colorado shows smoke billowing into the sky on Oct. 22. The fire has grown to more than 170,000 acres and forced residents in the area to evacuate.

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California prosecutors again seek death for Scott…

California prosecutors say they will again seek the death penalty for Scott Peterson even as a county judge considers throwing out his conviction for murdering his pregnant wife because of juror misconduct during a trial that riveted the nation

Even Trump Liked This Moderator

President Trump slammed Kristen Welker more than once in the lead-up to Thursday's debate, which she moderated. But once she started actually moderating, he ended up being among those giving her positive reviews. "By the way, so far I respect very much the way you’re handling this, I have to...

Biden lays out plan to tackle coronavirus pandemic

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden Friday attacked the Trump administration's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Eight months into the crisis, Biden said the president "still doesn't have a plan, " adding "he's quit on you." (Oct. 23)

Israel drops objection to US sale of 'certain…

Israel says it will not oppose the U.S. sale of “certain weapon systems” to the United Arab Emirates following an agreement with Washington to upgrade its own capabilities in order to preserve its military edge in the Middle East

One Pandemic Winner: Barbies

"Screen time 24/7" might have been the rallying cry back when parents thought they'd be locked down for two weeks or so , but seven-plus months in to the coronavirus pandemic, they're apparently looking for somewhat more old-fashioned ways to entertain their kids. Enter: Barbies. Mattel announced a 29% sales increase...

Daytime sky turns pitch-black due to fire

The East Troublesome Fire has continued to spread, forcing evacuations and turning the sky dark during the afternoon.

Report: Seattle officers used excessive force at…

An independent agency tasked with investigating Seattle police misconduct has found that three officers used excessive force during this summer's protests

Some Notable Lines From Final Debate

The second presidential debate was a marked changed from the first one, with few interruptions as the candidates covered a range of topics, including COVID and corruption . Late in the forum, President Trump sought to score points on energy by asking Joe Biden if he would shut down the oil...

Pence in Ohio: Trump 'won debate hands down'

One day after the final presidential debate of 2020 , Vice President Mike Pence told supporters in Ohio that President Donald Trump "won the debate hands down." (Oct 23)

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US suicide rate fell last year after decade of…

The U.S. suicide rate fell slightly last year, the first annual decline in more than a decade

Trump Tests New Nickname for Biden

President Trump again pressed his case during Thursday night's debate that Joe and Hunter Biden acted unethically in regard to Hunter's business dealings. At one point, he referred to the elder Biden as "the big man" and suggested that he has orchestrated global deals that were enriching him personally. "I...

NYC ready for snow season

Accuweather's Dexter Henry talked to the New York City Department of Sanitation about how the city is preparing for snow season.