• Officials: No more victims in Virginia explosion that hurt 5

    Officials: No more victims in Virginia explosion that hurt 5
    HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Fire officials have determined there are no additional victims from a weekend explosion and fire that injured five people in Virginia, the city of Harrisonburg announced Sunday night.
    Two people were flown to University of Virginia’s medical center in serious condition after the explosion and fire rocked a strip mall Saturday morning, officials said. A message left Sunday with the medical center was not immediately returned.
    The three other victims sustained
  • Pompeo, Esper to push Trump’s anti-China message in India

    Pompeo, Esper to push Trump’s anti-China message in India
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of President Donald Trump’s top national security aides will visit India for meetings focused largely on countering China’s growing global influence. As the bitter race between Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden winds down, the talks this week in New Delhi aim to reinforce the president’s anti-China campaign message. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper are to meet their Indian counterparts for strategic and security
  • Chileans vote on whether to rewrite dictatorship-era charter

    Chileans vote on whether to rewrite dictatorship-era charter
    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chileans are deciding whether to draft a new constitution to replace guiding principles imposed four decades ago under a military dictatorship. The country’s conservative government agreed to allow the plebiscite in answer to months of vast street protests that erupted in frustration over inequality in pensions, education and health care. If approved, a special convention will begin drafting a new constitution that would be submitted to voters in mid-2022. Chil
  • Pence to keep up travel despite contact with infected aide

    Pence to keep up travel despite contact with infected aide
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Vice President Mike Pence plans to maintain an aggressive campaign schedule this week despite his exposure to a top aide who tested positive for the coronavirus. The vice president’s office says that under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria, Pence is considered a “close contact” of his chief of staff, Marc Short, but will not quarantine. The vice president’s office says Pence does not have to quarantine because
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  • The Latest: New outbreak delays easing of rules in Melbourne

    The Latest: New outbreak delays easing of rules in Melbourne
    MELBOURNE, Australia — A COVID-19 outbreak in the north of Melbourne has led health authorities in Australia’s Victoria state to hold off on any further easing of restrictions in the beleaguered city.
    Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews withheld any announcement on an easing on Sunday as the state awaits results on 3,000 people who were tested in the city’s north in the past 24 hours.
    He described it as a “cautious pause” – not a setback – to rule out there
  • Asia Today: Melbourne holds off on easing amid new outbreak

    Asia Today: Melbourne holds off on easing amid new outbreak
    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A COVID-19 outbreak in the north of Melbourne has led health authorities in Australia’s Victoria state to hold off on any further easing of restrictions in the beleaguered city. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews withheld any announcement on an easing on Sunday as the state awaits results on 3,000 people who were tested in the city’s north in the past 24 hours. He described it as a cautious pause and not a setback to rule out there wasn’t widespre
  • The Latest: Sri Lanka cancels trains as cases grow

    The Latest: Sri Lanka cancels trains as cases grow
    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lankan authorities have terminated a number of passenger trains and widened the curfew as COVID-19 cases related to a new cluster at a garment factory continue to surge.
    The Railway Department canceled at least 16 trains — mostly ran through busy office hours — after the number of commuters declined due to the curfew imposed in many parts of the country.
    More than a dozen villages are isolated in densely populated Western province, which includes capita
  • California girds for most dangerous fire weather of year

    California girds for most dangerous fire weather of year
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California, which has endured its worst wildfire season in history, is bracing for the most dangerous winds of the year, a forecast that prompted the largest utility to announce plans to cut power Sunday to nearly 1 million people to guard against its equipment sparking new blazes. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says the outages would start in far Northern California and ultimately could affect 386,000 customers in 38 counties, with many of the shutoffs concentrated in
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  • White House: Top Pence aide tests positive for coronavirus, vice president to maintain travel schedule

    White House: Top Pence aide tests positive for coronavirus, vice president to maintain travel schedule
    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House: Top Pence aide tests positive for coronavirus, vice president to maintain travel schedule.The post White House: Top Pence aide tests positive for coronavirus, vice president to maintain travel schedule appeared first on KVOA.
  • Authorities find 2 abducted girls after 2 boys are killed

    Authorities find 2 abducted girls after 2 boys are killed
    MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have found two girls who were abducted from a Kansas home where two boys were discovered dead Saturday, and a suspect is in custody. The Kansas Amber Alert System reports that the girls were found near Erick, Oklahoma, and a suspect is in custody. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation identified the girls as 3-year-old Aven Jackson and 7-year-old Nora Jackson. An Amber Alert said the suspect in the abduction is the girls’ father, 40-year-old Donny Jackso
  • Report: Authorities find 2 girls after 2 boys are killed

    Report: Authorities find 2 girls after 2 boys are killed
    MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A TV station reports that authorities have found two girls who were abducted from a Kansas home where two boys were discovered dead Saturday, and a suspect is in custody. KMBC TV reports that the girls were found near Erick, Oklahoma, and a suspect is in custody. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation identified the girls as 3-year-old Aven Jackson and 7-year-old Nora Jackson. An Amber Alert said the suspect in the abduction is the girls’ father, 40-year-old Donny Ja
  • ‘Brian’s Song,’ ‘Roots,’ ‘Purple Rain’ writer dies at 83

    ‘Brian’s Song,’ ‘Roots,’ ‘Purple Rain’ writer dies at 83
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An award-winning screenwriter for the landmark TV projects “Brian’s Song” and “Roots” has died. William Blinn was 83. Blinn’s daughter says he died Thursday of natural cases at an assisting living community in Burbank, California. Blinn won Emmy and Peabody honors for the 1971 TV movie “Brian’s Song,” which dramatized the friendship of NFL players Brian Piccolo and Gayle Sayers. It was a hit when it aired and remains
  • Lee Kun-Hee, force behind Samsung’s rise, dies at 78

    Lee Kun-Hee, force behind Samsung’s rise, dies at 78
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lee Kun-Hee, the ailing Samsung Electronics chairman who transformed the small television maker into a global giant of consumer electronics, has died.
    He was 78. A Samsung statement says Lee died on Sunday with his family members, including his son and de facto company chief Lee Jae-Yong, by his side. Lee Kun-Hee had been hospitalized since
    May 2014 after suffering a heart attack and the younger Lee has run Samsung, the biggest company in South Korea. Lee Kun-hee
  • Samsung says Lee Kun-Hee, the ailing chairman of Samsung Electronics, has died.

    Samsung says Lee Kun-Hee, the ailing chairman of Samsung Electronics, has died.
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung says Lee Kun-Hee, the ailing chairman of Samsung Electronics, has died.The post Samsung says Lee Kun-Hee, the ailing chairman of Samsung Electronics, has died. appeared first on KVOA.
  • Texas players stay on the field for “The Eyes of Texas” song

    Texas players stay on the field for “The Eyes of Texas” song
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas players stayed on the field for the school song after their 27-16 victory over Baylor. The campus had been embroiled in controversy over “The Eyes of Texas” because some players had refused to sing it because of its links to racist elements of the school’s past. Texas officials said the song would still play at games and urged players to remain on the field. They did even thought not all of them sang or held up the traditional “Hook’
  • Two people arrested in connection to two banks being robbed in Tucson

    Two people arrested in connection to two banks being robbed in Tucson
    TUCSON (KVOA) - The Pima County Sheriff Department has confirmed that they have arrested two suspects in connection to two separate bank robberies that took place this afternoon.
    The first bank that was robbed was the Chase Bank on West Valencia around 1:00pm. The second bank that was robbed was at the US Bank on North Oracle at 2:00pm.There is no danger to the public related to this incident according to PCSD.This is an active and ongoing investigation.The post Two people arrested in connection
  • UN: Nuclear weapons ban treaty to enter into force

    UN: Nuclear weapons ban treaty to enter into force
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations has confirmed that 50 countries have ratified a U.N. treaty to ban nuclear weapons, triggering its entry into force in 90 days. The announcement was hailed by anti-nuclear activists but has been strongly opposed by the United States and the other major nuclear powers. As of Friday, the treaty had 49 signatories, and U.N. officials said the 50th ratification from Honduras had been received. Beatrice Fihn, head of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning coaliti
  • Europe, U.S. watch case totals grow, debate new restrictions

    Europe, U.S. watch case totals grow, debate new restrictions
    CHICAGO (AP) — Confirmed coronavirus infections are continuing to soar in many parts of the U.S. and Europe. So has anger over the restrictions governments put in place to try to stem the tide and avoid overwhelming hospitals. Oklahoma, Illinois and Michigan were among states announcing new record highs in daily confirmed cases Saturday, a day after a nationwide daily record of more than 83,000 reported infections, according to Johns Hopkins University. German authorities reported a record
  • The Latest: Trump takes a Big 10 football lap in Ohio rally

    The Latest: Trump takes a Big 10 football lap in Ohio rally
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local):
    7:20 .m.
    President Donald Trump is making sure Ohioans remember that he pushed the Big Ten to play football after the season had initially been canceled amid concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
    Trump held a big rally about 30 miles from the Ohio State University campus, not long after the Buckeyes won their delayed season opener over Nebraska Saturday afternoon.
    The Big Ten had initially scuttled fall sports
  • The Latest: Colombia hits 1 million confirmed virus cases

    The Latest: Colombia hits 1 million confirmed virus cases
    BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia reached 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases on Saturday, its health ministry says, becoming the second country in Latin America to report that number in less than a week.
    The nation of 50 million saw cases peak in August and has seen a decline since but still continues to register around 8,000 new infections a day.Eight countries now have more than 1 million confirmed cases, and three are in Latin America. Argentina hit 1 million confirmed cases on Monday. Bra
  • The Latest: Michigan reports record number of new cases

    The Latest: Michigan reports record number of new cases
    LANSING, Mich. — Michigan has reported more than 3,000 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus — the highest daily count yet during the pandemic.
    The 3,338 new COVID-19 cases reported Saturday by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services surpassed the state’s previous single-day record of 2,030 new cases set on Oct. 15. That earlier record had topped the previous record of 1,953 from early April.
    The state agency also reported Saturday 35 more deaths from COVID-19, ra
  • Eyes turn to Texas as early voting surge surpasses 2016

    Eyes turn to Texas as early voting surge surpasses 2016
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — More than 6 million votes have already been cast in Texas. That’s more than anywhere in the U.S. and making decades of low turnout and undisputed Republican dominance look more and more distant with 10 days until the election. The avalanche of early votes is feeding Democrats’ already high hopes of ending decades of losses in Texas, where polls show Democrat Joe Biden running unusually close. President Donald Trump won Texas by 9 percentage points in 2016 a
  • Former home of Jennifer Dulos goes on the market for $1.75M

    Former home of Jennifer Dulos goes on the market for $1.75M
    FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The former home of Jennifer Dulos, the Connecticut mother of five who prosecutors say was killed by her estranged husband last year, is going on the market for $1.75 million. The Hartford Courant reports the 10,000-square-foot house in Farmington, Connecticut is being listed as part of the sell-off of the estate of her estranged husband, Fotis Dulos. Fotis Dulos took his own life in January while facing a murder charge for Jennifer Dulos’ death. Her body has
  • The Latest: Trump says he voted a straight GOP ticket

    The Latest: Trump says he voted a straight GOP ticket
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local):
    6:25 p.m.
    President Donald Trump says he voted “straight Republican” when he voted early in Florida on Saturday.
    Trump had been asked whether he voted for House nominee Laura Loomer, a far-right Republican candidate who has been banned from social media sites because of her racist and anti-Muslim speech.
    She is facing incumbent congresswoman Lois Frankel, who has been a political fixture for decades in
  • Colombia reaches 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases

    Colombia reaches 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia reached 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases on Saturday, becoming the second country in Latin America to report that number in less than a week. The nation of 50 million saw cases peak in August and has seen a decline since but still continues to register around 8,000 new infections a day.  Argentina hit 1 million cases on Monday and Peru and Mexico are expected to reach the grim marker in the weeks ahead. Brazil ranks third worldwide in the number o
  • One killed in shooting by Border Patrol agent in Texas

    One killed in shooting by Border Patrol agent in Texas
    LAREDO, Texas (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol officials say an agent fatally shot a person driving a vehicle as part of a suspected human smuggling operation. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson Rick Pauza says in a statement Saturday that federal and local law enforcement had stopped a semi in Laredo carrying people suspected of being in the country illegally when another semi drove onto the scene Friday night. The statement says the driver of the second vehicle then backed into an agent
  • Appeals court halts order requiring Georgia pollbook backups

    Appeals court halts order requiring Georgia pollbook backups
    ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court has temporarily halted a lower court’s order that said every polling place in Georgia must have at least one updated paper backup of the electronic pollbooks that are used to check voters in. U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg last month issued the order requiring the backup. She called the “narrowly tailored” order “a limited common sense remedy” to “real and repetitive voting impediments” voters have faced. T
  • Rep. Lesko faced legal, money problems during 1st marriage

    Rep. Lesko faced legal, money problems during 1st marriage
    PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko is blaming her ex-husband for a series of financial and legal entanglements in the 1980s and ’90s. The Arizona Republic reported Saturday that Lesko’s past includes bankruptcies, lawsuits over unpaid bills and an arrest warrant. Lesko is a Republican seeking a second full term representing the West Valley. She has openly discussed what she describes as an abusive first marriage, but details of her past had not been well known. She says her
  • North Carolina church ordered to close due to virus outbreak

    North Carolina church ordered to close due to virus outbreak
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina health official has ordered a large church to close its doors temporarily because of concerns it is helping to spread the coronavirus by disregarding social distancing measures. Mecklenburg County Health Director Gibbie Harris ordered the United House of Prayer for All People to close all of its buildings Saturday. She said the church has not cooperated with efforts to stem the virus’s spread, the Charlotte Observer reported. Harris said at lea
  • Tropical depression forms south of Cuba, set to strengthen

    Tropical depression forms south of Cuba, set to strengthen
    MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression has formed south of Cuba amid forecasts the system would become a named tropical storm later this weekend and possibly a hurricane within days. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Tropical Depression 28 emerged Saturday about 255 miles south-southeast of the western tip of Cuba. It has top sustained winds of 30 mph and is moving slowly toward the north-northwest. Forecasters said the depression is expected to gradually strengthen into a tropical storm

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