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The Latest: Cough keeps Melania Trump off…

Melania Trump’s return to the campaign trail will have to wait

This year's ozone hole over the Antarctic is one…

This year's ozone hole over the Antarctic is one of the largest in recent years. #science #space #earth

USA Today Breaks With Tradition on 2020 Race

USA Today does not endorse presidential candidates. Or least it didn't, until Tuesday. The newspaper broke with its own tradition and officially backed Joe Biden. "If this were a choice between two capable major party nominees who happened to have opposing ideas, we wouldn't choose sides," reads the editorial. But...

Bystanders, police pull NY couple from sinking car

Bystanders helped rescue a couple from a sinking car Monday after it careened into a Long Island canal. Seven people, including two police officers, pulled a 78-year-old man to safety while others broke a window to free his 76-year-old wife. (Oct. 20)

COVID Is Breaking The Hotel Industry

Business Insider reports that the hotel industry will likely not rebound until 2023 or 2024. Hotels bank on receiving half of their revenue from corporate travel. The hotel industry brings in $170 billion annually. The lack of business travel due to the coronavirus pandemic could cost hotels between $8 billion and $23 billion this year. Although Bank of America research estimates that business trips could return as soon as Spring of 2021, the timeline depends on a COVID vaccine. Some hotels are seeing an occupancy rate between 10% and 20%. Most have to hit 50% occupancy to break even.

Marines remove general investigated over alleged…

The Marine Corps has removed from command the two-star general in charge of all Marines in Europe and Africa

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Cardi B Deletes Her Twitter Account

Cardi B Deletes Her Twitter Account. The rapper informed followers via Instagram Live on Oct. 17 that she's done with Twitter. She's had enough of her followers criticizing her and harassing Offset. A whole bunch of 15-year-olds telling me how to live my life like I'm mother----ing Ariana Grande or something .., Cardi B, via Instagram Live. ... Like I came from Disney or something, Cardi B, via Instagram Live. I'm so tired that because of y'all I've gotta continuously explain myself, Cardi B, via Instagram Live. Cardi filed for divorce from her husband, Offset, last month, but the couple has since reconciled. Bro, if I work things out, why are you going to this n----- Twitter to harass him? That s--- don't make no f------ sense, Cardi B, via Instagram Live. To be honest with you, my marriage is one of the least worries that I have right now, Cardi B, via Instagram Live. I love my fans and I'm thankful and I'm grateful for everything you do, but some of you really be acting like I sleep with ya, Cardi B, via Instagram Live

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Suspected Culprit Emerges in Mystery 'Havana…

Remember "Havana syndrome"? That's the term often used to describe the weird, inexplicable ailments that began affecting US diplomats in Cuba in recent years. Now two investigative pieces, one by the New York Times and the other at GQ , seek to shed more light on what's happening. Both make clear...

Fierce winds race around firefighters battling…

Powerful winds are seen blasting firefighters battling the Cameron Peak Fire in Larimer County, Colorado, in footage that was posted on Oct.19. The wildfire is the largest in Colorado history.

Trump Slams Fauci and Calls Him a ‘Disast…

Trump Slams Fauci and Calls Him a ‘Disaster’ During Campaign Call . President Donald Trump reportedly launched into a tirade against Dr. Anthony Fauci during an all-staff campaign call on Monday. . According to multiple reporters who were on the call, Trump repeatedly referred to Fauci as a “disaster." . He also called Fauci and medical experts who warn against COVID-19 “idiots,” saying everyone is “tired of” hearing about it. I have these huge rallies. People are saying whatever. Just leave us alone. They’re tired of it. People are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots, Donald Trump, via 'The Daily Beast'. He later took to Twitter to make fun of the first pitch Fauci threw out at a Washington National's game in July. . Tony should stop wearing the Washington Nationals’ Mask ... it keeps reminding me that Tony threw out perhaps the worst first pitch in the history of Baseball!, Donald Trump, via Twitter. Trump’s anger is likely triggered by the infectious disease expert’s recent interview with '60 Minutes.'. During the interview, Fauci admitted that he was “absolutely not” surprised that Trump contracted COVID-19. I was worried that he was going to get sick when I saw him in a completely precarious situation of crowded, no separation between people, and almost nobody wearing a mask, Dr. Anthony Fauci, via '60 Minutes'. Fauci also criticized Trump for equating mask-wearing to “weakness,” saying “it doesn’t” make sense.

UK's Lords condemns Brexit bill as UK-EU talks…

Britain’s upper house of Parliament has delivered a resounding condemnation of the government’s contentious new Brexit legislation

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)

Jokes About 2020 Race Are a Wee Bit One-Sided

What on earth will late-night hosts do if Joe Biden wins in two weeks? An AP story illustrates the problem. A study out of George Mason University counted jokes told about the 2020 race in September by Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon. Out of 469, 455 were about Trump, leaving...

How Google evolved from 'cuddly' startup to…

Google once reviled Microsoft as a technological bully that ruthlessly abused its dominance of the PC software market to choke off competition, spurring Google to adopt “Don’t Be Evil” as a corporate motto

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Rescued wobbly dog is living the spoiled life

This rescue wobbly dog is living the spoiled life.

Killer Peter Madsen Escapes Prison

A Danish man convicted of killing a journalist aboard his homemade submarine in a case that shocked Scandinavia managed to escape from prison on Tuesday—though he was apprehended soon after. Peter Madsen, serving life in prison for the 2017 murder of Kim Wall, escaped from Herstedvester Prison near Copenhagen...

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)

Photoshop Can Now Identify Doctored Images

UN urges India government to better protect…

The U.N. human rights chief has urged India’s government to do more to protect human rights defenders, who have come under mounting pressure in recent months in the world’s largest democracy

Letitia Wright Is Struggling With Reprising…

Letitia Wright Is Struggling With Reprising 'Black Panther' Role Without Chadwick Boseman. Wright played the role of Shuri in 'Black Panther.' . She admits to finding it hard to deal with the loss of Chadwick Boseman, who played the titular character, after he tragically passed away from cancer in August. We're just still mourning Chad, so it's not something I even want to think about. , Letitia Wright, to 'Porter' magazine. The thought of doing it without him is kinda strange. We're just grieving at the moment, so it's trying to find the light in the midst of it, Letitia Wright, to 'Porter' magazine. Wright is also set to star in Steve McQueen's anthology series, 'Small Axe,' which will explore the experience of London's West Indian community. . Wright believes that the series will be important in educating British people about the history of anti-racism in the country. I'm so used to seeing other people's culture. Now it's their turn to be educated, Letitia Wright, to 'Porter' magazine. That's one of the reasons why I feel it's so important that we do 'Small Axe' because so many young people, especially young Black people, .., Letitia Wright, to 'Porter' magazine. ... are walking around without the knowledge of what's happened prior, and of the people who were taking a stand, Letitia Wright, to 'Porter' magazine

Republican Senator David Perdue To Face Off…

Republican Sen. David Perdue will fight Jon Ossoff for the US Senate election in Georgia. Ossoff was an investigative journalist and the 2017 Democratic nominee for the high-profile special election in Georgia's 6th District. He is challenging Perdue's bid for a second term. Georgia has been considered a safe Republican stronghold for decades. Business Insider reports that a demographic shift in the state may favor Democrats.

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.

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Fauci Was ‘Absolutely Not’ Surprised Trump Got…

Fauci Was ‘Absolutely Not’ Surprised Trump Got COVID-19 . Dr. Anthony Fauci recently sat down for a lengthy interview with “60 Minutes,” which aired on Sunday. . During the interview, Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said he was “absolutely not” surprised when President Donald Trump contracted COVID-19. . I was worried that he was going to get sick when I saw him in a completely precarious situation of crowded, no separation between people, and almost nobody wearing a mask, Dr. Anthony Fauci, via HuffPost. The “crowded” situation Fauci referred to was the September 26 celebration of Judge Amy Coney Barret’s nomination. . The event, which took place at the White House’s Rose Garden, became a super-spreader event, as Fauci predicted. . When I saw that on TV, I said ‘Oh my goodness, nothing good can come out of that, that’s gotta be a problem …' And then sure enough it turned out to be a super-spreader event, Dr. Anthony Fauci, via HuffPost. Later in the interview, Fauci also commented on Trump’s refusal to wear a mask, saying the president equated it to “weakness.” . When asked if he thought Trump’s stance made sense, Fauci said that he “of course” did not

US overdose deaths appear to rise amid…

Available information suggests U.S. drug overdose deaths are on track to reach an all-time high this year

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).