AMD buying Xilinx in all-stock deal valued at $35B

AMD is buying  Xilinx for $35 billion in an all-stock deal that will combine the two Silicon Valley chip makers

Big Cases Coming Barrett's Way on the Court

In her first week on the job, Amy Coney Barrett could already be weighing in on some big issues, including Republican appeals to shorten the deadline for receiving and counting absentee ballots in two battleground states, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, the AP reports. Forbes notes there could be more where...

Snowy hills at sunset

Driving through the snowy hills of Pueblo, Colorado, Reed Timmer captured footage of the sunset on the evening of Oct. 26.

Can I celebrate Halloween during the pandemic?

Health officials say Halloween traditions should look a little different this year to reduce the spread of COVID-19

Supreme Court Hands GOP a Victory in Wisconsin

The Supreme Court has spoken, and Wisconsin's absentee ballot deadline won't be extended. In a win for Republicans, the high court sided with an appeals court that put the 6-day extension on hold . The extension had originally been issued by a lower court judge who sided with Democrats and civil...

ShowBiz Minute: Foxx, Harry, Brown

Jamie Foxx pays tribute to sister DeOndra Dixon following her death; Prince Harry says ignorance no excuse for unconscious bias; Sterling K. Brown relates to BLM issues on "This Is Us." (Oct. 27)

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Taiwan says new arms purchases to boost credible…

Taiwan says recently proposed purchases of U.S. missiles and other arms systems will boost the island's ability to credibly defend itself amid rising threats from China

Gulf Coast Braces for Possible Record No One Wants

Yet again, the Gulf Coast is bracing as another hurricane roars toward it. Zeta, the 27th named storm of the 2020 season, was upgraded to a hurricane Monday, NBC News reports. It made landfall on the Caribbean coast of Mexico's eastern Yucatan Peninsula late Monday, the AP reports. It's expected...

Keeping NYC parks clean during the pandemic

Public parks are valuable to communities across the country. AccuWeather's Dexter Henry looks at how an organization in New York City is helping to maintain these spaces.

World shares slip after Wall St's worst day in a…

Shares have fallen in Europe and Asia after surging coronavirus cases and waning hopes for U.S. economic stimulus gave Wall Street its worst day in a month

Amy Coney Barrett Will Be 115th Court Justice

Republicans got their wish Monday night: The Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court a mere eight days before the election. The vote was 52-48, with no Democrats voting in favor and Susan Collins of Maine the only Republican to vote against, reports the Hill . The 48-year-old...

Philadelphia PD: police kill man waving knife

Police shot and killed a 27-year-old Black man on a Philadelphia street Monday afternoon after yelling at him to drop his knife, authorities say. Protests and some violence were reported on Monday night. (Oct. 27)

California braces for more fire danger from winds

California is bracing for another round of fire danger from gusts even as crews battle two southern blazes that have left more than 100,000 under evacuation orders

Nxivm Leader Keith Raniere 'Is Not Sorry': Lawyer

The leader of the self-help organization/sex cult Nxivm is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in New York after being convicted of charges including racketeering and sex trafficking. For hours, the court will hear statements from Keith Raniere's victims, the New York Times reports. It could be his last chance to...

A city recalls Hurricane Sandy

Eight years since Sandy made landfall in New Jersey, one city reflects on where they are in rebuilding.

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Halloween in 2020: Some fun with death and fear…

For Americans, 2020 was a year when fear and death commandeered front-row seats in life

El Paso Under Curfew Order for 2 Weeks

With hospitals—and funeral homes—running out of room and coronavirus case numbers setting new records, the 840,000 people of El Paso County, Texas, are now under a curfew. Under a two-week curfew order issued by El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego Sunday evening, residents are required to remain...

On This Day: 27 October 1952

Mario Lanza musical "Because You're Mine" premiered in London with A-list attendees. (Oct. 27)

Long prison stint looms for defiant self-help guru

A self-improvement guru whose organization, NXIVM, attracted millionaires and actresses among its adherents, faces sentencing Tuesday on convictions that he turned some followers into sex slaves branded with his initials

First Lady Plans Campaign Trip to Pennsylvania

Melania Trump has scheduled her first campaign trip in more than a year for Tuesday—an appearance in Pennsylvania, where polls show her husband trailing Democrat Joe Biden. She'll attend an event in Atglen with former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, Fox News reports. The first lady delivered a speech...

Crews quickly try to contain growing Silverado…

Strong Santa Ana winds helped the Silverado Fire grow quickly to 2,000 acres in just a few hours on Oct. 26 in Orange County, California.

Jones fights for survival in Alabama as…

Alabama Sen. Doug Jones is urging voters to look at his record and not what he called Republican distortions about him

Before SCOTUS Vote, Democrats Have Request for…

The presidency may be up in the air, but a different vote is sure to be a winner for Republicans: The Senate will vote Monday evening to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. CNBC reports that the vote is expected around 7;25pm ET. The outcome is not...

AP Top Stories October 27 A

Here's the latest for Tuesday October 27th: Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to Supreme Court; Biden to campaign in Georgia, Trump going to Wisconsin; Coronavirus rates surge in El Paso, Texas; Crews remove "murder hornet" nest in Washington state.

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UN investigator says Belarus must stop repressing…

The U_N_ human rights investigator for Belarus is demanding that the government “stop repressing its own people.”

Fauci: This Is Still the First Wave

Dr. Anthony Fauci says that while semantics isn't exactly the most important issue right now, he believes it is incorrect to say a "third wave" of coronavirus infections is happening. Cases are once again rising across the US, with daily case numbers exceeding records set during a spike in cases...

Zeta becomes the latest storm to aim for Gulf…

Zeta will lash the Yucatan Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rain before it targets the U.S. later this week.