Store guard stabbed 27 times for asking women to…

Two sisters accused of stabbing a West Side Chicago store security guard 27 times with a knife after he asked them to wear face masks and use hand sanitizer have been ordered held without bond

Icon's Grave Gets Protection From Election…

Susan B. Anthony remains an inspiration, but her headstone just can't take an Election Day honor anymore. Visitors to the cemetery in Rochester, New York, where the suffragette is buried often leave "I Voted" stickers behind. Adhesive residue and solvents that were employed to remove the stickers have damaged the...

Ice clings to fence as winter storm strikes…

A fence was seen coated in ice in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, as an early season winter storm hit the area on Oct. 26.

Cloud growth helps Microsoft beat Wall Street…

Microsoft reported quarterly earnings Tuesday that beat Wall Street expectations, as it continued to weather the coronavirus pandemic amid increased demand for its flagship software software and services

Stimulus Hopes Fade as 'Cliff' Looms

The Trump administration warned Tuesday not to expect a major pandemic relief package before next week's election. "The chances are slim when you have someone like Nancy Pelosi as speaker of the House," White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said on Fox Business Network, Reuters reports. President Trump later predicted that...

Lawyer: Shooting of Black man in PA "unjustified"

A lawyer representing the family of a Black man shot to death by Philadelphia police has called the victim's shooting "unjustified." Shaka Johnson said the victim had mental issues. (Oct. 27)

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Governor bans indoor dining in Chicago as virus…

Surging COVID-19 cases in Chicago have prompted Gov. J

With One Week to Go, Here's What the Polls Say

With Election Day just a week away, the latest polls convey a familiar message: Joe Biden leads President Trump and remains the favorite to win. That, of course, comes with the by-now standard caveats that Hillary Clinton led Trump in all the polls, too, in 2016. Details: Numbers: The Real...

Ice storm causes tree branches to snap off

Tree branches snapped off of trees after a winter storm coated everything in ice in Norman, Oklahoma, on Oct. 27.

New York to increase testing of public transit…

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it's embarking on a first-in-the-nation testing program to guard against a second wave of the new coronavirus among transit workers

Halloween Comes With a Bonus Treat This Year

No matter how you plan to spend Halloween night amid a pandemic, Mother Nature plans to deliver the appropriate setting. For the first time since 1944, a full moon will rise over all US time zones on Saturday, reports USA Today . Halloween only sees a full moon every 19 years,...

NY to increase transit employee testing

New York's transit authority says it's embarking on a first-in-the-nation testing program to guard against a second wave of the new coronavirus among transit workers. MTA Chairman Patrick Foye said the goal will be to test 15% of frontline workers weekly. (Oct. 27)

5th former eBay employee pleads guilty in…

A former supervisor of security operations for eBay Inc. has pleaded guilty to his role in a cyberstalking campaign that included having live spiders and other disturbing deliveries sent to a Massachusetts couple who published an online newsletter critical of the online auction site

Georgia Stakes: 'Entire Country Should Be…

Joe Biden has fewer final-week campaign trips on his schedule than President Trump, but the Democrat is making a point to visit Georgia on Tuesday. A reliably red state may seem like an odd choice, but polls suggest Georgia's red does not run as deep as it once did. "If...

Thousands ordered to evacuate as wildfire…

Some 60,000 residents in Orange County, California, were ordered to evacuate on Oct. 26, as the Silverado Fire grew to more than 72,000 acres. Powerful winds fanned the flames, which prompted a red flag warning to be issued.

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Kansas man charged with capital murder in sons…

A Kansas man will face a capital murder charge in the death of his two sons, whose bodies were found in their Leavenworth home Saturday

Nation-Changing Cases Headed Barrett's Way

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...

Wisconsin virus cases continue to hit records

Wisconsin continues to break records in virus cases and deaths. The state's chief medical officer called it a "nightmare scenario" because it could get "quite a bit worse" before it gets better. (Oct. 27)

Virus pushes twin cities El Paso and Juarez to…

A record surge in coronavirus cases has pushed hospitals to the brink in the border cities of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, confronting health officials in Texas and Mexico with twin disasters in the metropolitan area of 3 million people

Philly Erupts in Protest After Fatal Police…

A police vehicle was set on fire, businesses were looted, and at least a dozen cops were hurt Monday night in Philadelphia after a 27-year-old Black man died during a police shooting earlier in the day. The Washington Post and the AP report that Walter Wallace Jr. was shot dead...

Wildfire burns close to road

The Silverado Fire was seen burning close to a road in Orange County, California, on Oct. 26. The fire has forced evacuation orders to be issued for nearly 60,000 people in the area.

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 six-day extension on hold . The extension had originally been issued by a lower court judge who sided with Democrats and civil...

Joe Biden goes on offense, campaigns in Georgia

Joe Biden is telling Americans to "clear the decks for action" on everything from the coronavirus pandemic to the economy if he is elected president. (Oct. 27)

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Giant crane arrives at Georgia shipwreck awaiting…

A towering, floating crane has arrived on the Georgia coast to remove in giant chunks a cargo ship that overturned more than a year ago

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...

Tropical storm’s heavy wind and rain cause damage

Trees were downed and roads were flooded as Tropical Storm Molave swept through the Philippines on Oct. 26.