Lawsuit says census takers were pressured to…

A revised lawsuit says the U.S. Census Bureau was able to claim it had reached 99.9% of households because census takers were pressured to falsify data in order to close cases

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...

International Space Station flies over Hurricane…

As the International Space Station flew above Hurricane Zeta on Oct. 28, astronauts aboard the station were treated to a stunning view of the storm.

Cubans fret as US sanctions threaten Western…

More than 400 Western Union offices that Cubans heavily rely on for remittances sent by family abroad are in danger of closing amid a growing number of sanctions the U.S. government has placed on the island

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...

Brooklyn protests over PA man killed turn violent

Police say 32 people were arrested during a protest in New York City over the police shooting of a Black man in Philadelphia. Police in Brooklyn were seen attacking a car as it made it's way through a street before driving over officers on bikes. (Oct. 28)

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New program allows soldiers to innovate from the…

A new competition launched by the U.S. Army hopes to harvest innovative ideas from the bottom up

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...

Louisiana threatened by another hurricane

It's been a stressful hurricane season for Louisiana. Jonathan Petramala is in Grand Isle where the area braces for their 7th evacuation, this time for Hurricane Zeta.

Rising infections complicate rules for New…

Questions have arisen about the usefulness of travel restrictions like those agreed on by New York, Connecticut and New Jersey

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...

AOC calls Trumps college comment 'classist'

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wednesday called President Trump's comments about her education 'classist.' Trump posed the question about whether Ocasio-Cortez went to college earlier in the week at a rally in Pennsylvania. (Oct. 28)

The Latest: Zeta hits land just shy of Category 3…

Hurricane Zeta powered ashore just 1 mph shy of a devastating Category 3 storm, gaining in intensity ahead of its south Louisiana landfall

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...

National Hurricane Center warns "significant wind…

Ken Graham of the National Hurricane Center warns of a "significant wind event" from Hurricane Zeta as the storm is expected to speed through the southeast U.S.

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FanDuel to open sports book in Bally's Atlantic…

The online sports betting company FanDuel will open an in-person sports book at Bally’s casino in Atlantic City once the casino’s sale to a Rhode Island company is finalized

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...

AP Top Stories 28 P

Here are the top stories for Wednesday, Oct. 28th: Trump, Biden continue sprint to Election Day; GOP senators grill Big Tech CEOs; Philly braces for more police shooting protests; Hurricane Zeta strikes Bayou State.

Developer tied to Texas AG accused judge, others…

An Austin real estate developer at the center of recent allegations against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked investigators to probe an elaborate conspiracy this fall

Stimulus Hopes Fade as 'Cliff' Looms

The Trump administration warned Tuesday not to expect a major pandemic relief package before next week's election. "The chances are slim when you have someone like Nancy Pelosi as speaker of the House," White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said on Fox Business Network, Reuters reports. President Trump later predicted that...

Tree debris strewn everywhere after Zeta

Tree debris litters the streets of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, on Oct. 27, after Zeta hit the Yucatan Peninsula.

Road, logging restrictions to end in largest…

The federal government has announced plans to lift restrictions on building roads and logging in a pristine rainforest in Alaska that provides habitat for wolves, bears and salmon

With One Week to Go, Here's What the Polls Say

With Election Day just a week away, the latest polls convey a familiar message: Joe Biden leads President Trump and remains the favorite to win. That, of course, comes with the by-now standard caveats that Hillary Clinton led Trump in all the polls, too, in 2016. Details: Numbers: The Real...

Strong support for Trump in rural North Carolina

Driving through West Jefferson, North Carolina one can see far more support for President Donald Trump than Joe Biden. In 2016, 70% of Ashe County residents voted for Trump. (Oct. 28)

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Country artist Cam grapples with hard truths on…

After a promising debut, Cam walked away from the Sony Nashville label before releasing her second album “The Otherside.”

Halloween Comes With a Bonus Treat This Year

No matter how you plan to spend Halloween night amid a pandemic, Mother Nature plans to deliver the appropriate setting. For the first time since 1944, a full moon will rise over all US time zones on Saturday, reports USA Today . Halloween only sees a full moon every 19 years,...

Zeta cruising toward landfall along Gulf Coast

The Gulf Coast is bracing for yet another landfall as Zeta gets closer to shore.