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Colorado towns forced to evacuate after new wildfire's explosive growth

Colorado residents are facing emergency evacuations.
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A resident of Estes Park, Colorado evacuates due to the East Troublesome Fire, Oct. 22, 2020.
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Mass grave discovered in search for 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre victims

A team discovered 10 unmarked coffins buried in Tulsa's Oaklawn Cemetery.
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A work crew examines a grave containing what may be the remains of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Tulsa, Okla., Oct. 21, 2020.
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Family of murdered college athlete settles with university for $13.5 million

Lauren McCluskey was killed by her ex-boyfriend in October 2018.
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Lauren McCluskey is seen here in this Aug. 30, 2017 file photo in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Fisherman hooks massive crocodile

A fisherman in Australia struggled to release the lure from the crocodile’s mouth.
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A fisherman in Australia struggled to release the lure from the crocodile’s mouth.
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News headlines today: Oct. 22, 2020

Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
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VIDEO: News headlines today: July 1, 2019
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Ghislaine Maxwell: I never saw any inappropriate underage activities

Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to federal charges.
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Ghislaine Maxwell at Spring Studios in New York City, Oct. 18, 2016.
October 22

'Yes, I'm nervous': Mayor urges calm after police shooting of unarmed Black couple

Mayor Sam Cunningham said he knows the families of the couple shot by officers.
October 22
Waukegan Mayor Sam Cunningham speaks at a press conference, Oct. 21, 2020, after 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette was killed and the mother of his child, Tafarra Williams, was wounded when an officer opened fire in Waukegan, Ill.
October 22

Determined goat stops at nothing to find comfort

This goat jumped on a trampoline to reach a chair.
October 22
This goat jumped on a trampoline to reach a chair.
October 22

9-year-old on mission to help fellow kids affected by California wildfires

“I just wanted to bring them joy and smiles,” Aarna Chalasani said.
October 22
VIDEO: Nine year old on a mission to help fellow kids affected by California wildfires
October 22

Clergy member breaks down impact of the pope’s support for same-sex civil unions

“He is changing the tone, the approach and the conversation,” Jesuit priest and author James Martin said about Pope Francis.
October 22
VIDEO: Clergy member breaks down impact of the Pope’s support for same-sex civil unions
October 22

ABC News Live Update: Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend speaks out after officer’s interview

Plus, Pope Francis voices support for same-sex civil unions and a 9-year-old’s mission to ensure kids affected by the California wildfires have a Happy Halloween.
October 22
VIDEO: ABC News Live Update: Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend speaks out after officer’s interview
October 22

Death row inmate says he's facing execution based on lying jailhouse snitch's word

James Dailey says he may be executed without physical, eyewitness evidence
October 22
James Dailey speaks to ABC News during an interview on Jan. 9, 2020.
October 22

Moped crash involving police sparks protests

Authorities are investigating whether a police vehicle struck the motorist.
October 22
People rally in Providence, R.I., to support a man who was injured in an officer-involved moped crash, Oct. 20, 2020.
October 22

NOTIFIED: Oct. 22, 2020

Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
October 22
Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
October 22

New wildfire in Colorado prompts mandatory evacuations

Red Flag Warnings have been issued for six states on Thursday.
October 22
Cameron Peak Fire, the largest wildfire in Colorado's history, burns trees outside Drake, Colorado, U.S., October 17, 2020.
October 22

Deaths, hospitalizations and at least 68 COVID-19 cases after weeklong church event

Officials are looking for 94 close contacts of the people who tested positive.
October 22
At least two people are dead, four hospitalized and 68 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed following a week-long convocation event at the United House of Prayer for All People in Charlotte, North Carolina.
October 22

Russia continues to spread coronavirus conspiracies, intel bulletin warns

China and Iran are also spreading misinformation online.
October 22
Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a televised address to the nation in Russia's Tver region, June 30, 2020.
October 22

The Heiress Con

A woman claiming to be an Irish heiress swindles thousands of dollars from her best friend.
October 22
VIDEO: The Heiress Con
October 21

Health care and the 2020 election: How one state brought the issue to a vote

Millions of Americans make too much money to get Medicaid, but too little to access affordable health care. In Missouri, activists worked to change that.
October 21
Millions of Americans make too much money to get Medicaid, but too little to access affordable health care. In Missouri, activists worked to change that.
October 21

Trump accuser E. Jean Carroll appears in court in defamation lawsuit

The DOJ opted to forego oral arguments when its lawyer couldn't appear in court.
October 21
E. Jean Carroll arrives at the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse, Oct. 21, 2020, in New York.
October 21

Defense seeks to drop charges for doctor accused of killing patients

Forty patients died under Dr. William Husel's care between 2014 and 2018.
October 21
In this June 5, 2019, file photo, former critical care doctor William Husel, center, pleads not guilty to murder charges while appearing with defense attorney Richard Blake, right, in Franklin County Court in Columbus, Ohio.
October 21

How Kenneth Walker felt surrounded by police outside Breonna Taylor's home

When Walker went outside he was "confused" to find police pointing guns at him.
October 21
VIDEO: How Kenneth Walker felt surrounded by police outside Breonna Taylor's home
October 21

Who Kenneth Walker feels is responsible for Breonna Taylor's death

"They gotta live with that and feel that every day," Walker said.
October 21
VIDEO: Who Kenneth Walker feels is responsible for Breonna Taylor's death
October 21

AG launches investigation into company accused of hiring guards as poll watchers

Tensions are running high around the election.
October 21
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announces that charges have been filed against former Minneapolis police officers Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng, and Tou Thao in the death of George Floyd, June 3, 2020, in Minneapolis.
October 21

Mother watches wedding from nursing home window in 'breathtaking moment'

It was her daughter's wedding day wish.
October 21
Dorothy Roberts watched her daughter Robyn Roberts-William marry Tim Williams from her nursing home window in New York.
October 21

Breonna Taylor's boyfriend recounts night she was killed by police

"She did scream ... that's the last sounds that she made," Kenneth Walker said.
October 21
Kenneth Walker is seen here during an interview with ABC News and The Courier Journal in Louisville, Kentucky.
October 21

Legislator and doctor arrested in sex-for-drugs sting

Spencer is a physician and legislator and serves on an opioid task force.
October 21
Dr. William Spencer Suffolk County, New York, doctor and legislator has been arrested for allegedly attempting to exchange oxycodone for sex.
October 21

Child among 3 critically injured in New York state school bus crash

The bus was carrying elementary school students.
October 21
Rescue crews work the scene of a school bus crash in New Windsor, New York, Oct. 21, 2020.
October 21

ABC News Live Update: COVID-19 cases surge across US

Plus, an officer involved in Breonna Taylor’s shooting shares his account of what happened that night, and a new study looks at the racial harassment gamers of color face online.
October 21
VIDEO: ABC News Live Update: COVID-19 cases surge across US
October 21

Ex-husband on learning he was married to a con artist

“That made me sick to my stomach,” Marianne Smyth’s ex-husband Jeff Welch said. “I just can’t believe somebody would do something like that.”
October 21
VIDEO: Ex-husband on learning he was married to a con artist
October 21

TV producer recalls confronting friend who conned him out of nearly $70,000

"You can't get a payback from a con artist,” Johnathan Walton reflects on his encounter with Marianne Smyth. “The only thing I can get at that point was justice."
October 21
VIDEO: TV producer recalls confronting friend who conned him out of nearly $70,000
October 21

Multiple injuries in New York state school bus crash

A bus was carrying elementary school students when it crashed in New Windsor, New York.
October 21
A bus was carrying elementary school students when it crashed in New Windsor, New York.
October 21

Legislator and doctor arrested in sex-for-drugs sting

Dr. William Spencer was arrested while attempting to exchange oxycodone for sex, according to law enforcement officials.
October 21
Dr. William Spencer was arrested while attempting to exchange oxycodone for sex, according to law enforcement officials.
October 21

Reactions to interview with officer involved in Breonna Taylor shooting

Former police officials break down Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly’s ABC News/Courier-Journal exclusive interview that recounted the night Breonna Taylor was killed.
October 21
VIDEO: Former police officials react to interview with officer involved in Breonna Taylor’s shooting
October 21

Washington state colleges must provide COVID-19 quarantine facilities as cases spike

Hundreds of cases have been confirmed at just the University of Washington.
October 21
Washington state governor Jay Inslee talks at a press conference about the coronavirus outbreak, March 16, 2020, in Seattle.
October 21

NASA astronaut has a message for Latinx STEM students: 'We need you'

“We need your minds. We need your creativity,” said astronaut Ellen Ochoa.
October 21
Astronaut Ellen Ochoa is seen here during an interview with ABC News.
October 21

Family rescued from overturned boat in Florida

A family was rescued by emergency crews near Davis Island in Florida on Monday afternoon after their 18-foot jet boat capsized due to hazardous weather conditions.
October 21
A family was rescued by emergency crews near Davis Island in Florida on Monday afternoon after their 18-foot jet boat capsized due to hazardous weather conditions.
October 21

Drone photographer captures fall colors in Massachusetts

Aerial footage captured by a drone photographer in Massachusetts offers a glimpse of New England's famous fall foliage.
October 21
Aerial footage captured by a drone photographer in Massachusetts offers a glimpse of New England's famous fall foliage.
October 21

Boston zoo welcomes its 1st baby gorilla

Boston's Franklin Park Zoo is celebrating the birth of its first baby gorilla. Caretakers say the baby male gorilla and 39-year-old mom Kiki are doing well and have already started bonding.
October 21
Boston's Franklin Park Zoo is celebrating the birth of its first baby gorilla. Caretakers say the baby male gorilla and 39-year-old mom Kiki are doing well and have already started bonding.
October 21

Officer involved in Breonna Taylor incident: ‘I wish we’d done it different’

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, who spoke to ABC News and Louisville's Courier Journal, said he “100%” believes Taylor would be alive if they only waited “five to ten seconds” before entering the apartment.
October 21
VIDEO: Officer involved in Breonna Taylor incident: ‘I wish we’d done it different’
October 21

Record snow hits upper Midwest, red flag warnings from California to Colorado

Tuesday’s snowstorm is now done but a new one is now developing in the Rockies.
October 21
A Halloween display in Minneapolis receives the first measurable snow of the season as a storm arrived over much of Minnesota Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020.
October 21

Police officer faces disciplinary action for wearing Trump mask while voting

The display violated department policy and is raising questions about voter intimidation at the polls. ABC's Megan Tevrizian reports.
October 21
VIDEO: Police officer faces disciplinary action for wearing Trump mask while voting
October 21

Grand juror in Breonna Taylor case speaks out

The anonymous juror revealed the grand jury never considered charging any of the officers with homicide because they weren't given the option. ABC's Mona Kosar Abdi reports.
October 21
VIDEO: Grand juror in Breonna Taylor case speaks out
October 21

Cop shoots and kills pit bull during mauling as victim was being dragged by her neck

“This outcome, while unfortunate, appears to have been unavoidable."
October 21
October 21

Officer in Breonna Taylor shooting says he would have done things differently

Taylor, 26, was shot by police in her Louisville, Kentucky, apartment in March.
October 21
"Good Morning America" co-anchor Michael Strahan interviews Jonathan Mattingly in an exclusive sit down with ABC News and Louisville's Courier Journal.
October 20

Vanessa Guillen's family to get full benefits after her death deemed in line of duty

Guillen's disappearance and murder drew national attention.
October 20
Army Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, 20, has been missing from her unit since April 22, 2020, according to the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.
October 20

NASA skims surface of asteroid to collect sample

The spacecraft kissed the surface of astroid Bennu a little after 6 p.m. ET.
October 20
Bennu asteroid is shown in this undated still image taken by OSIRIS-REx.
October 20

Officer shot during Breonna Taylor incident says her shooting 'not a race thing'

Jonathan Mattingly was injured in the exchange of gunfire.
October 20
"Good Morning America" co-anchor Michael Strahan interviews Jonathan Mattingly in an exclusive sit down with ABC News and Louisville's Courier Journal.
October 20

Breonna Taylor grand jury members say they were not presented with homicide charges

One juror said specific laws and charges were not explained to them
October 20
Breonna Taylor, 26, was shot and killed by Louisville, Kentucky, police officers after they allegedly executed a search warrant of the wrong home.
October 20

Black Trans Lives Matter: Activists call for inclusion in racial justice movement

This year has been the deadliest on record for the transgender community.
October 20
Jaslene Busanet speaks to ABC News about being attacked on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles on Aug. 17, 2020.