Russia ready to accept US proposal to extend nuclear pact

Russia says it’s ready to accept a U.S. proposal to freeze the number of nuclear warheads and extend the two nations’ last arms control pact for one year

Here Are the 10 Most Powerful Women in Business

For nearly a quarter of a century, Fortune has published a list of the most powerful women in the business world, but this year the magazine notes it hasn't been "business as usual." Obviously, that's because of the pandemic and the effects it's had upon the economy, and so in...

People get up early, brave morning rain to vote

Rainfall didn't stop these people from lining up to vote, neither did the early morning hours on Oct. 19, in Parkland, Florida.

Probe ordered of VMI after Post's report on…

State officials in Virginia have ordered a third-party investigation into the Virginia Military Institute following a report in The Washington Post that described Black cadets and alumni facing “relentless racism."

Trump Doesn't Like Debate Rule, but He'll…

President Trump won't be able to interrupt Joe Biden this time around—at least, not for the first two minutes of each of the six debate segments Thursday night. The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates has changed its rules so that each candidate will get those two minutes of uninterrupted...

Fairy letters offer respite in Virginia amid virus

In the last few months, more than 700 letters have arrived at a fairy tree village that sits on a front lawn in Norfolk. The fixture appeared in July outside the home of journalist and children's book author Lisa Suhay. (Oct. 20)

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Tribes make new move to shut down Dakota Access…

Native American tribes opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline once again have asked a federal judge to stop the flow of oil while the legal battle over the line’s future plays out

Jeffrey Toobin Suspended for Accidentally…

New Yorker reporter and CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin had a major Zoom oops last week—so major that both of those gigs are currently on hold. Toobin was on an election simulation video chat with New Yorker colleagues and WNYC radio staffers when he apparently started masturbating, accidentally exposing...

Severe flooding prompts evacuations in Cambodia

Residents of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, waded through floodwaters as they evacuated from their homes on Oct. 18. The heavy flooding caused at least 20 fatalities.

EU pledges $51 million as UN seeks $1 billion in…

The European Union is pledging $51.5 million to help meet emergency aid and food needs to three countries in Africa’s Sahel region, as the United Nations seeks to raise a billion dollars to tackle the humanitarian crisis there

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...

ShowBiz Minute: Redford, Bridges, Boseman

Robert Redford's son, James, dies of liver cancer at 58; Jeff Bridges says he has lymphoma, cites good prognosis; Netflix previews "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" and Chadwick Boseman's final performance. (Oct. 20)

6 Russian officers charged in 'destructive…

The Justice Department has announced charges against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in South Korea and American businesses

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...

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.

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US home construction up 1.9% in September to 1.4…

U.S. home construction rose a solid 1.9% in September after having fallen in August as home building remains one of the bright spots for the economy

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...

On This Day: 20 October 1992

Madonna held a launch party in New York for her coffee table book ‘Sex’ and album ‘Erotica.’ (Oct. 20).

Justice Dept. files landmark antitrust case…

The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for antitrust violations, alleging that it abused its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and harm consumers

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...

Impacts of California wildfires to wildlife

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

Yom Kippur Zoom reunites Holocaust survivors 71…

Holocaust survivors Ruth Brandspiegel and Israel “Sasha” Eisenberg met after World War II at a displaced persons camp in Austria where they became friends

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...

Yom Kippur Zoom reunites Holocaust survivors

Holocaust survivors Ruth Brandspiegel and Israel “Sasha” Eisenberg parted ways in 1949 after befriending one another in a post-World War II displaced persons camp in Austria. They were reunited 71 years later on the Jewish fall holiday, Sukkot. (Oct. 20)

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AP finds most arrested in protests aren't leftist…

The Department of Justice is using aggressive tactics against those it has charged in the civil unrest over racism

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...

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.