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October worst month for the Dow since March as COVID-19 spread
Investors lost $1.7 trillion this week as concerns mount about COVID-19 and next week's presidential election.
Animal rescue group flies hundreds of pets from Hawaii to mainland US
Maybe a vacation to Hawaii isn’t going to happen for you anytime soon, but how about a pet from the Aloha State? An animal rescue group flew more than 600 dogs and cats from overcrowded shelters on five Hawaiian islands to the lower 48 where they’ll be available for adoption. The groups behind the flight,...
Apple warns regulation of App Store could ‘materially’ hit its results
Apple’s lucrative App Store fees could be slashed by regulators to the tune of billions of dollars a year, the company warned investors Friday. The iPhone maker said in its most recent annual report that the growing regulatory pressures targeting Big Tech could have a major impact on its bottom line. “If the rate of...
Republican female Senators are facing a crisis of their own making
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Two VMI board members quit before vote to remove Stonewall Jackson statue
The men gave no explanation, but Virginia Military Institute officials and some alumni had resisted calls to remove the Confederate general’s statue from its prominent perch
Philly cops took black toddler from SUV, claimed he was ‘lost’ in Facebook post: report
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China Hopes for 'Rational' US, Russia Calls for 'Common Sense' After Election
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Prince Charles told friends Prince Philip pressured him into marrying Princess Diana, royal author claims
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Biden describes Iowa pandemic toll in Des Moines
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Kennedy cousin will not be retried in 1975 killing
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CNN's Brianna Keilar speaks with Getty Images photographer John Moore who has been covering home evictions as a result of the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump, Biden and a tale of two tax plans in 2020
President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have very different strategies for taxing Americans. The president has promised more tax cuts and his Democratic challenger has promised to make corporations and the wealthy pay their "fair share."
Review: The Oscar-nominated short 'Madre' expands into a mesmerizing psychological drama
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US passes 9 million COVID-19 cases
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Jeff Bridges has cancer — and trees — on his mind in latest lymphoma update
'This cancer thing is bringing on feelings of preciousness, and gratitude, and good old fashion love,' actor Jeff Bridges wrote in an update Thursday.
10 sweet and savory Halloween recipes
There's no trick here! Try these spooky dishes to make celebrating Halloween a real treat.
'The Witches' ending explained: What changed and what stayed the same from Roald Dahl's book
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How to host a DIY drive-in movie screening: Horror flicks to election streams
It's the hottest go-to for socially distanced gatherings.
Apple's 2020 Air is the best tablet for just about everyone
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Florida wildlife officials captured a 10-foot-long python that had snaked its way into a Ford Mustang
There are lots of reasons that the check engine light could come on in a Ford Mustang, but a big, honkin' snake curled up under the hood is probably not in the service manual.
Pizza to the Polls: How to get free food when voting in-person
One slice of patriotism, please. Pizza to the Polls wants no voter to go hungry, having already delivered over 13,800 pizzas to 748 polling places in 36 states this year. The nonprofit, nonpartisan group believes that “democracy is delicious” — so here’s how to score free food when voting in-person. In a statement shared with...
Steve Cohen teases ‘free agency’ in first statement as Mets owner
Steve Cohen isn’t wasting any time. Shortly after MLB approved Cohen on Friday as the Mets’ new owner, the hedge-fund billionaire released a statement expressing his excitement and hope for a quick closing so he can get to work with a huge offseason about to get underway. “I am humbled that MLB’s owners have approved...
Trump's Walk of Fame star vandalized again, person turns himself in: report
Trump's star on the Walk of Fame has been a magnet for vandalism since the president announced his candidacy for the White House.
2020: A stress test for American democracy
Congressional Scholar Norm Ornstein and historian Heather Cox Richardson examine the many shortcomings of the American system exposed by this election.
CNN contributor Miles Taylor admitted he lied to CNN about being ‘Anonymous.’ It doesn’t seem to be a problem for CNN.
Taylor was chewed out on-air by anchor Chris Cuomo, but the network says the Trump critic “will remain a CNN contributor.”
Kamala Harris target of more misinformation than Mike Pence, data shows
CHICAGO — Long before Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced her as his running mate, Kamala Harris was the target of widespread online misinformation. Social media posts included racist claims that she was ineligible to serve in the White House or that she was lying about her Black and Indian heritage. Her mother is from...
Exclusive: ABC Affiliate in Philadelphia Refuses to Air Restoration PAC Ad Highlighting Biden Corruption
An ABC affiliate in Philadelphia reportedly declined to air a Restoration PAC ad focusing on the Biden family corruption in the final week leading to the election, Breitbart News has learned.
A 7.0 earthquake struck near Greece and Turkey, killing at least 14 and injuring hundreds
Search and rescue works are being conducted in Bayrakli district after a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey’s Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30. | Mehmet Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Turkey and Greece are located near many active fault lines. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday afternoon local time, killing at least 14 people, and injuring hundreds more in Turkey and Greece. The earthquake caused the most damage in Izmir, Turkey’s third-largest city, with a population of nearly 3 million people. More than 20 buildings collapsed, the city’s governor said, and at least 70 people had to be pulled from the rubble. There were no reported injuries to the 100 US military personnel currently stationed in Izmir, aspokesperson for NATO Allied Land Command told the Military Times. Videos posted to social media after the earthquake ended showed residents in the streets assessing the damage. Scenes from Izmir earthquake— Ouzo Papadopoulos (@DIAS) October 30, 2020 VIDEO — Footage shows building destroyed by powerful tremor that struck western Turkey— DAILY SABAH (@DailySabah) October 30, 2020 The extent of the wreckage seems commensurate with the size of the earthquake. According tothe US Geological Survey, an agency that monitors seismic activity around the world in real time, the quakestartedsix miles below ground and triggered extensive flooding in Izmir. US Geological Survey Location where the 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck. In an interview with local media outlet NTV,Izmir MayorIsmail Yetiskin said sea levels had risen following the quake: “There seems to be a small tsunami.” A video posted by the Daily Sabah, a Turkish news agency, showed floodwaters in a town near Izmir washing away furniture and other debris. VIDEO — A small-scale tsunami floods streets in the town of Sığacık in Izmir’s Seferihisar district after earthquake— DAILY SABAH (@DailySabah) October 30, 2020 Turkey wasn’t the only nation hit.The impact of the earthquake was also felt in nearby Greece, where two teenagers lost their lives on the Greek island of Samos after a wall fell in on them. Samos was also inundated with flooding. Fortunately, it doesn’t look like the island or the country has sufferedany further deaths. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to offer his condolences. “Whatever our differences” — a reference to Greece and Turkey’s decades-long history of conflict — “these are times when our people need to stand together,” he said. France has also offered immediate aid to both countries. Pakistan, Italy, Germany, and Canada also offered words of support. I just called President @RTErdogan to offer my condolences for the tragic loss of life from the earthquake that struck both our countries. Whatever our differences, these are times when our people need to stand together.— Prime Minister GR (@PrimeministerGR) October 30, 2020 Turkey and Greece are located on or near many active fault lines, so earthquakes are fairly common in the region. The area within 150 miles of where today’s quake struck has seen more than 29 earthquakes of a 6.0 or greater magnitude in the past 100 years. As Vox’s Umair Irfan has explained, earthquakes can quickly arise on faults like these: An earthquake occurs when massive blocks of the earth’s crust suddenly move past each other. These blocks, called tectonic plates, lie on top of the earth’s mantle, a layer that behaves like a very slow-moving liquid over millions of years. That means tectonic plates jostle each other over time. They can also slide on top of each other, a phenomenon called subduction. The places on the planet where one plate meets another are the most prone to earthquakes. The specific surfaces where parcels of earth slip past each other are called faults. The most recent major earthquake to hit Turkey occurredin January in the country’s eastern province of Elzaig, killing more than 30 people. The last earthquake of a similar strength to today’s quaketo hit Greece occurred in the Ionian Sea in October 2018, causing damage to buildings; no injuries were reported. But while Turkey and Greece are unfortunately used to dealing with natural disasters, that doesn’t make Friday’s earthquake, or the recovery efforts still underway, any easier. Help keep Vox free for all Millions turn to Vox each month to understand what’s happening in the news, from the coronavirus crisis to a racial reckoning to what is, quite possibly, the most consequential presidential election of our lifetimes. 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Trump Questions Laura Ingraham for Wearing Mask to His Rally, Says He Doesn't Know What Happened to Fox News
"I've never seen her in a mask. Look at you. Wow, she's being very politically correct," the president said about the Fox News host.
Lady Gaga rewears her meat dress and more iconic looks for voting PSA
So we meat again.
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'Teen Mom 2' star Kailyn Lowry arrested for allegedly punching son's father Chris Lopez
Kailyn Lowry was taken into police custody for offensive touching and released on her own recognizance.
Barack Obama is making the argument for Joe Biden — by roasting Trump
For more than three years, Obama didn't respond to Trump's attacks, honoring the norm that former presidents don't criticize successors. But no more.
Overnight retreat spurred 116 coronavirus cases after student developed symptoms: CDC report
An overnight retreat in Wisconsin this summer involving 152 high school-aged boys, counselors and staff resulted in 116 coronavirus infections after one student who had tested negative for the virus a week prior to the trip began exhibiting symptoms shortly after arrival.
Anxiety peaking as Americans head to the polls
Anxiety grips the US as the 2020 campaign closes. Its the first presidential election that has been held in the throes of a deadly pandemic, sparking a record shift to early voting and raising worries it might take days or weeks for the results. (Oct. 30)
Democratic Pennsylvania Governor Deploys National Guard After Four Days of Riots Ravage Philadelphia
The Pennsylvania National Guard arrived on the streets of Philadelphia Friday after four nights of protests, riots, and looting. Governor Tom Wolf (D) promised to mobilize hundreds of troops on October 27.
Tropical Storm Eta likely to form in Caribbean to start potentially busy November in the tropics
If Eta is named, 2020 would clinch a tie for the most named storms on record.
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A Long Tradition Of Mail-In Voting For Service Members, With Few Problems
Most overseas troops use the mail and the law requires their ballots to go out early.
Which Is Better: Showering and Dirty Clothes, or No Shower and Clean Clothes?
Can we define “dirty”?
Biden Vows to Hold China Accountable amid Scrutiny of Son's Beijing Ties
Former Vice President Joe Biden is promising to hold China "accountable," if he is elevated to the White House this November, amid renewed questions over his son's dealings with Beijing.