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University displays hundreds of Jack-o’-lanterns

Hundreds of pumpkins lined the steps of Transylvania University’s Old Morrison building in Lexington, Kentucky.
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Hundreds of pumpkins lined the steps of Transylvania University’s Old Morrison building in Lexington, Kentucky.
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Weapons armorer explains safety measures taken on film sets

A weapons armorer who has worked on films including the "Resident Evil" series and "Suicide Squad" outlines to 'Nightline' the safety measures he takes on set.
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A weapons armorer who has worked on films including the "Resident Evil" series and "Suicide Squad" outlines to 'Nightline' the safety measures he takes on set.
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2 killed, including security officer, in shooting at mall; suspect dead

Authorities said the suspect had multiple firearms and ammunition.
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Police close off a street outside a shopping mall after a shooting in Boise, Idaho on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. Police said there are reports of multiple injuries and one person is in custody.
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How mass shootings fit into broader picture of gun violence in America

Giffords.org senior advisor Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and FiveThirtyEight reporter Maggie Koerth share their solutions and strategies to combating gun violence in America.
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VIDEO: How mass shootings fit into broader picture of gun violence in America
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On Location: October 26, 2021

Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
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Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
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Black men accused of rape 72 years ago may get convictions dismissed

The motion to dismiss comes more than 70 years after the alleged incident.
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Lake County Sheriff Willis McCall, far left, and an unidentified man stand next to Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd and Charles Greenlee, from left, in Florida.
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Massive storms help raise water levels in West after months of drought and fire

Yosemite Falls, Lake Oroville and Lake Tahoe all reported increased water levels after the weekend’s historic downpours.
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Yosemite Falls, Lake Oroville and Lake Tahoe all reported increased water levels after the weekend’s historic downpours.
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Confederate statue hiding in plain sight near trial for Ahmaud Arbery killing

The Brunswick City Commission voted in November 2020 to remove the monument.
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A Confederate soldier monument is seen wrapped in plastic during the third day of jury selection for a trial of men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery at Hanover Square in Brunswick, Ga., Oct. 20, 2021.
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9-year-old boy's remains found in home with abandoned siblings, death ruled homicide

A teen said his younger brother's body was kept in the room next to his.
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The remains of a 9-year-old boy have been discovered in a Houston home.
October 26

Dangerous nor'easter drenching Northeast: Latest forecast

The governors of New York and New Jersey declared states of emergency.
October 26
Flooded cars are pictured on a street as heavy rain moved into the northeast in Hoboken, N.J., Oct. 26, 2021.
October 26

College student’s death caused by drowning

A coroner has determined the death of Jelani Day, 25, was caused by drowning and there was no evidence of injury in the forensic autopsy.
October 26
A coroner has determined the death of Jelani Day, 25, was caused by drowning and there was no evidence of injury in the forensic autopsy.
October 26

Water levels jump back up in West after long drought

Lakes Tahoe, Oroville and Yosemite Falls reported increased water levels.
October 26
A still taken from a webcam shows Yosemite Falls, in California, Oct. 26, 2021.
October 26

ABC NEWS LIVE: FDA set to vote on COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11

Plus, a suspect is in custody after killing at least two people at an Idaho shopping mall, and social media burnout is forcing company executives to ensure young users’ safety.
October 26
ABC NEWS LIVE: FDA set to vote on COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11
October 26

Jelani Day's cause of death was drowning, coroner says

It is still unclear how Jelani Day ended up in the Illinois River.
October 26
Illinois State University student Jelani Day, 25, is pictured in an undated family photo.
October 26

ABC NEWS LIVE: At least 2 people dead after shooting in Idaho mall

Plus, the FDA is set to vote on the COVID vaccine for kids 5 to 11 and a severe nor’easter is sparking flood warnings up and down the East Coast.
October 26
ABC NEWS LIVE: At least 2 people dead after shooting in Idaho mall
October 26

Hate speech and social media burnout

Common Sense Media said that over 60% of all 14-to-22-year olds are exposed to some sort of hate speech while they browse social media.
October 26
VIDEO: Hate speech and social media burnout
October 26

Sacramento man saves kitten caught in floodwater

A Sacramento man waded through a flooded creek to save a stray kitten after heavy weekend rain.
October 26
A Sacramento man waded through a flooded creek to save a stray kitten after heavy weekend rain.
October 26

This is the type of gun used in most murders in the US

Handguns are used in nearly two-thirds of the nation’s gun murders.
October 26
An attendee holds an American flag themed pistol at a vendor's booth during the National Rifle Association annual meeting in Indianapolis, April 27, 2019.
October 26

ABC News Live Prime: Monday, October 25, 2021

'Industry guidelines were not being followed': Hollywood veteran on shooting; Rethinking gun violence; Trailblazing judge on her life on the bench and ideas for reform
October 26
VIDEO: ABC News Live Prime: Monday, October 25, 2021
October 25

Trailblazing judge on her life on the bench and ideas for reform

ABC News' Stephanie Ramos speaks with Judge Ladoris Hazzard Cordell about her new book "Her Honor: My Life on the Bench: What Works, What's Broken, and How to Change It."
October 25
VIDEO: Trailblazing judge on her life on the bench and ideas for reform
October 25

The Rundown: Top headlines today: Oct. 25, 2021

Stay up to date on the developing stories making headlines.
October 25
VIDEO: The Rundown: Top headlines today: Oct. 25, 2021
October 25

By the Numbers: Rethinking gun violence

A deeper look at America's gun violence statistics, from homicides to mass shootings to death by suicide.
October 25
VIDEO: By the Numbers: Rethinking gun violence
October 25

Zoo otters chow down on jack-o'-lanterns

Otters at Portland's Oregon Zoo got the chance to feast on jack-o'-lanterns ahead of Halloween.
October 25
Otters at Portland's Oregon Zoo got the chance to feast on jack-o-lanterns ahead of Halloween.
October 25

2 killed, 4 injured in shooting at Boise mall

A shooting at a Boise, Idaho, mall killed two people and injured four, including an officer Monday afternoon.
October 25
A shooting at a Boise, Idaho, mall killed two people and injured four, including an officer Monday afternoon.
October 25

The impact of gun violence on Black America

Michael-Sean Spence and Marq Claxton examine gun violence in America and share solutions for combatting skyrocketing records in Philadelphia.
October 25
VIDEO: The impact of gun violence on Black America
October 25

Man devours 25 stone crab claws to win eating contest

A Florida Keys town held its annual stone crab claw eating contest to mark the start of the animals' harvest season.
October 25
A Florida Keys town held its annual stone crab claw eating contest to mark the start of the animals' harvest season.
October 25

Puerto Rico leads nation in vaccination rate

Dr. Daniel Colon-Ramos, president of Puerto Rico's Coalition of Scientists, explains how Puerto Rico has the nation's leading vaccination rate, with 72% of the population being fully vaccinated.
October 25
VIDEO: Puerto Rico leads nation in vaccination rates
October 25

Clouds illuminated during Kentucky sunrise

The sunrise over London, Kentucky, created a beautiful display amid the clouds.
October 25
The sunrise over London, Kentucky, created a beautiful display amid the clouds.
October 25

NYC Amazon warehouse workers file their intention to hold a vote to unionize

Amazon Labor Union president Christian Smalls is calling for the National Labor Relations Board to validate the request to unionize facilities in New York City.
October 25
VIDEO: NYC Amazon warehouse workers file their intention to hold a vote to unionize
October 25

Biden pushes infrastructure bill after meeting with Chuck Schumer and Joe Manchin

ABC News Political Director Rick Klein speaks about President Joe Biden's infrastructure deal after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said "90% of the deal is agreed to."
October 25
VIDEO: Biden pushes infrastructure bill after meeting with Chuck Schumer and Joe Manchin
October 25

ABC News Live: Biden pushes his infrastructure plan in New Jersey

Plus, FDA set to vote on the Pfizer vaccine from kids aged 5 to 11, and a coup in Sudan leaves two dozen people injured.
October 25
VIDEO: ABC News Live: Biden pushes his infrastructure plan in New Jersey
October 25

El Chapo appeals his conviction, argues for new trial

He was found guilty of running an industrial-sized drug trafficking operation.
October 25
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the head of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, is escorted to a helicopter in Mexico City following his capture.
October 25

Civil trial draws white nationalists back to Charlottesville

"The aim of this lawsuit is to ensure that nothing like this will happen again."
October 25
Members of the "alt-right" clash with counter-protesters as they enter Emancipation Park during the Unite the Right rally, Aug. 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia.
October 25

ABC NEWS LIVE: FDA panel to meet on the Pfizer vaccine for kids 5 to 11 years old

Plus, at least 13 tornadoes touch down in the Midwest and are now taking aim at the East Coast and family members of the 17 abducted missionaries in Haiti are speaking out.
October 25
ABC NEWS LIVE: FDA panel to meet on the Pfizer vaccine for kids 5 to 11 years old
October 25

Judicial inquiry begins looking into Eric Garner's death at hands of NYPD

The proceedings will cover use of force, lack of medical care and more.
October 25
Eric Garner poses with his children in an undated family photo provided by the National Action Network, July 19, 2014.
October 25

Gun violence: An American epidemic?

Using research and statistics, experts examine America's history with guns, the real-life impacts of gun violence and what can be done going forward to mitigate the problem.
October 25
VIDEO: Gun violence: An American epidemic?
October 25

9-year-old’s ‘skeletal remains’ found in home

An abandoned 15-year-old boy was found in a Houston apartment along with his two younger brothers.
October 25
An abandoned 15-year-old boy was found in a Houston apartment along with his two younger brothers.
October 25

Climate change and national security

Director emeritus of the Center of Climate and Security, John Conger, discusses how climate change is affecting the U.S. military’s capacity to operate and the biggest threat to our national security.
October 25
VIDEO: Climate change and national security
October 25

Boy fighting cancer makes gift bags for other children at his hospital

A 7-year-old boy undergoing chemotherapy due to bone cancer prepares gift bags for the sick children at his hospital in Pittsburgh.
October 25
A 7-year-old boy undergoing chemotherapy due to bone cancer prepares gift bags for the sick children at his hospital in Pittsburgh.
October 25

Determined goat stops at nothing to find comfort

This goat wanted up onto a comfy seat. He just needed a trampoline to get there.
October 25
This goat wanted up onto a comfy seat. He just needed a trampoline to get there.
October 25

'The Informant: Fear and Faith in the Heartland' | Nov 1 on Hulu

Homegrown extremist groups remain one of the greatest threats to the United States, join George Stephanopoulos for a never-before-seen look at the takedown of a terrorist attack.
October 25
VIDEO: 'The Informant: Fear and Faith in the Heartland' | Nov 1 on Hulu
October 25

Civil trial draws white nationalists back to Charlottesville

Jury selection is scheduled to get underway in the high-profile civil case in the U.S. district court in Charlottesville against organizers and certain participants of the "Unite the Right" rally.
October 25
Jury selection is scheduled to get underway on Monday in the high-profile civil case in the U.S. district court in Charlottesville against organizers and certain participants of the "Unite the Right" rally.
October 25

Hate crimes against Asians rose 76% in 2020 amid pandemic, FBI says

The FBI republished hate crime data on Monday after an error in Ohio.
October 25
People hold signs as they march during a rally to support Stop Asian Hate at the Logan Square Monument in Chicago, March 20, 2021.
October 25

Why is there so much gun violence in America and what do we do about it?

Gun data shows mass shootings are an anomaly compared with suicides.
October 25
October 25

Methodology behind ABC News' Gun Violence Tracker

Deaths and injuries will be measured over weeks, months and years.
October 25
October 25

ABC News Live Prime: Friday, October 22, 2021

Supreme Court to take up Texas abortion law, refuses to block it; Parents of child trial participants say they 'believe in science'; Puerto Rico battles state of darkness
October 25
VIDEO: ABC News Live Prime: Friday, October 22, 2021
October 25

ABC News Live Prime: Thursday, October 21, 2021

Less than half of Hispanic patients able to find lifesaving bone marrow match; By the Numbers: Vikings arrived in North America 1,000 years ago; Tarana Burke on surviving sexual assault
October 25
VIDEO: ABC News Live Prime: Thursday, October 21, 2021
October 25

ABC News Live Prime: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Biden administration plans to make vaccines accessible to all children; Progressive Rep. Ro Khanna discusses cuts to infrastructure bill; Def Leppard drummer uses inspiring comeback to lift others
October 25
VIDEO: ABC News Live Prime: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
October 25

ABC News Live: New development in search for Brian Laundrie

Plus, Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to all counts, and Haiti’s former prime minister discusses the ongoing hostage situation gripping the country.
October 25
VIDEO: ABC News Live: New development in search for Brian Laundrie
October 25

ABC News Live Prime: Tuesday, October 19, 2021

U.S. officials working on release of 16 American hostages in Haiti; Billy Porter on his battle with HIV: ‘Shame is a silencer’; ‘Squid Game’ ignites dalgona candy craze
October 25
VIDEO: ABC News Live Prime: Tuesday, October 19, 2021