China blasts US charges against agents seeking…

China is accusing the U.S. of seeking to smear its efforts to pursue overseas fugitives

US Economy Grows at Record Pace, With an Asterisk

The last major report card on the economy before the election is out, and expect to hear President Trump making a big deal out of it. The Commerce Department reported Thursday that the economy grew at a record annual rate of 33% in the third quarter, per the AP . As...

Sheets of rain pelt Alabama

AccuWeather's Bill Wadell captured footage of rain pelting Evergreen, Alabama, during Hurricane Zeta on Oct. 28.

How does the coronavirus affect the heart?

Even though it’s known as a respiratory virus, doctors believe the coronavirus can directly infect the heart muscle and cause other problems leading to heart damage

Man Wouldn't Wear Mask to Vote, Gets Arrested

A polling place in Maryland had a special outdoor booth set up where people unwilling or unable to wear face masks could cast their ballots—but it wasn't enough for two men on the first day of early voting. Election officials called police after 52-year-old Daniel Swain and his 22-year-old...

Musicians to serenade voters at polling locations

Musicians to serenade voters at polling locations around the country to create a positive, unifying experience and ease voters' anxiety generated by a campaign season that spewed misinformation and stoked divisions, fear and hate. (Oct. 29)

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The Latest: Man drowns in Biloxi as Zeta blows…

Officials say a man drowned in Biloxi, Mississippi, after getting trapped in rising ocean water pushed ashore by Zeta

Florida Man Kept the Governor From Voting

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis couldn't vote Monday because someone had gone online and changed his address in a state database, WESH reports. Authorities tracked the hacker via an IP address and arrested Anthony Guevara, a 20-year-old Naples man, on two counts including felony voter fraud. Authorities say Guevara had accessed...

Hurricane Zeta at sunset

Mayor LaToya Cantrell captured footage of Hurricane Zeta at sunset in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Oct. 28.

Stocks open lower a day after their biggest drop…

Stocks are off to a lower start on Wall Street, stablizing a day after taking their sharpest drop since June

Note From Colo. Firefighters Made a Grown Man Weep

Dan Stones was prepared to see ashes when he arrived at his family cabin near Granby, Colorado, where the second largest wildfire in state history is raging. The East Troublesome Fire had been burning within 30 miles of the cabin, which Stones tweeted was located "inside the burn line." What...

ShowBiz Minute: Jeremy, Kardashian, Ciara

Porn star Ron Jeremy pleads not guilty to new rape charges; Khloe Kardashian confirms she had coronavirus in video; Russell Wilson, Ciara fund charter school in Seattle area. (Oct. 29)

FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US…

Federal agencies say cybercriminals are unleashing a major ransomware assault against the U.S. healthcare system

Cook Political Report: Texas Is Now a Toss Up

Texas: the newest swing state? The nonpartisan Cook Political Report has shifted the state from Lean Republican to Toss Up, saying polling shows "a 2-4 point race," in line with the 2018 Senate race in which Sen. Ted Cruz only narrowly defeated Beto O'Rourke. Axios notes that while the Lone...

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Zeta's impact on Louisiana

Reed Timmer captured the scene of Zeta's strong impact on Venice, Louisiana, on Oct. 28.

US focused on disrupting finances for Somalia's…

The United States is strongly backing efforts to disrupt the illegal financing methods used by Somalia’s al-Shabab extremist group, which according to U.N. experts raised more than the $21 million it spent last year on fighters, weapons and intelligence

Black Teen Was Alive When Covered by Blanket…

The Illinois woman shot by police alongside Marcellis Stinnette says her boyfriend was still breathing when officers covered him with a blanket. Tafara Williams—who, like Stinnette, is Black—spoke Tuesday from a hospital, where she's said to be recovering from gunshot wounds to her stomach and hand, per KABC...

On This Day: 29 October 2008

Daniel Craig Bond movie "Quantum of Solace" had a royal premiere in London. (Oct. 29)

US official says UN has 'lack of curiosity' on…

The U.S. envoy for women's issues says the United Nations is not doing enough to investigate reported abuses in China’s Xinjiang region against members of Muslim minority groups

Here's Where the Ballot Count Stands

Some 138 million Americans voted in the 2016 election. More than half that number have already voted this year, according to the US Elections Project . It's "a record-breaking pace that could lead to the highest voter turnout in percentage terms in more than a century," Reuters reports, noting Democrats hold...

Zeta makes landfall along Gulf Coast

Zeta roared ashore on Wednesday afternoon and will move inland through Thursday with flooding rain and strong winds.

Khloe Kardashian confirms she had coronavirus in…

Khloe Kardashian says she had tested positive for the coronavirus

For 2nd Night, Unrest Grips Philly Over Black Man…

Philadelphia protested for a second night Tuesday after the fatal police shooting of a Black man the day prior. The Inquirer reports that police asked residents of certain neighborhoods to remain inside after clashes between protesters and police, looting, and violence including debris thrown by protesters and pepper spray and...

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AP Top Stories October 29 A

Here's the latest for Thursday October 29th: Millions of mail ballots still outstanding; Curfew in Philadelphia after protests and violence; Hurricane Zeta leaves damage on Gulf Coast; Czech Republic implements curfew to fight coronavirus.

Judge allows John Hinckley to publicly display…

A federal judge has ruled that the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan can now publicly display his writings, artwork and music

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...