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Turbulent week of weather is ahead for much of the country

California is going to see dangerous fire conditions late Sunday.
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Cows graze as thick plume of smoke from the East Troublesome Fire rise from burning vegetation in Granby, Colorado, U.S., October 21, 2020, in this still image from a video obtained from social media. Video taken October 21, 2020.
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Boy, 3, dies at his birthday celebration after accidentally shooting himself

Family members at the party were playing cards when they heard the gunshot.
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A police car is seen in an undated stock photo.
October 24

Suspect in double homicide who allegedly abducted daughters found: Authorities

Authorities tracked the suspect from Kansas to Oklahoma.
October 24
Donny Jackson, 40, is being sought for the abduction of his two young daughters after two boys were found murdered at their home.
October 24

Trump hasn't shown any interest in doing the work, Obama says

Former President Barack Obama campaigned in Miami for his former vice president, Joe Biden, and criticized President Donald Trump for "treating the presidency like a reality show."
October 24
Former President Barack Obama campaigned in Miami for his former vice president, Joe Biden, and criticized President Donald Trump for "treating the presidency like a reality show."
October 24

Crews work to destroy 1st 'murder hornet' nest discovered in US: Officials

Officials said Saturday the removal appeared to be successful.
October 24
Entomologists discovered the first Asian giant hornet nest in the U.S. on a property in Blaine,Wash., Oct. 22, 2020.
October 24

Green cement: Startup aims to solve construction's carbon emissions problem

A near-zero carbon alternative to cement.
October 24
Nexii Building Solutions roof panel.
October 24

New Yorkers wait in long lines to cast early ballots

Long lines of people were seen outside polling stations across New York City on the first day of in-person voting for the 2020 election.
October 24
Long lines of people were seen outside polling stations across New York City on the first day of in-person voting for the 2020 election.
October 24

Black Lives Matter activist on backlash against movement

In May, activist Nia Miranda posted a video confronting two white women vandalizing a Starbucks during a Black Lives Matter protest, and she spoke about why such actions are damaging to BLM.
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In June, activist Nia Miranda posted a video confronting two white women vandalizing a Starbucks during a Black Lives Matter protest, and she spoke about why such actions are damaging to BLM.
October 24

US Naval aircraft crashes into neighborhood

A U.S. Navy training plane crashed into an Alabama residential area, killing two people onboard, authorities said.
October 24
A U.S. Navy training plane crashed into an Alabama residential area, killing two people onboard, authorities said.
October 24

42 states, territories in upward trajectory of new COVID-19 cases: HHS memo

Only nine jurisdictions are improving. Just five jurisdictions are at a plateau.
October 24
An election worker wearing a mask and face shield for COVID-19 assists a voter casting her ballot from her car on the first day of the state's in-person early voting for the national elections in Durham, N.C., OCT. 15, 2020.
October 24

Trump casts his ballot in-person

“It was a very secure vote, much more secure than when you send in a ballot,” President Donald Trump told reporters after casting his vote in Florida.
October 24
“It was a very secure vote, much more secure than when you send in a ballot,” President Donald Trump told reporters after casting his vote in Florida.
October 24

Voter turnout among Puerto Ricans rising, not necessarily because of Maria: Experts

Candidates must find ways to appeal to both mainland and island voters.
October 24
Puerto Rican voter Ileana Manon attends a rally in support of Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, Oct. 17, 2020, in Orlando, Fla.
October 24

Major fire threat for California as fire danger, winter storm expected in Colorado

A significant offshore wind event is coming to California.
October 24
East Troublesome fire burns near Grandy, Colorado, U.S. October 21, 2020 in this still image taken from a video obtained by Reuters on October 23, 2020.
October 24

Homeless college student walks over 500 miles to raise money for homelessness

A college sophomore went beyond just walking a mile in someone else's shoes.
October 24
Gordon Wayne walked more than 500 miles on foot to raise money for “The National Alliance to End Homelessness."
October 24

Couple married 68 years dies in Colorado's East Troublesome Fire

The pair refused to evacuate their "heaven on Earth" property, the family said.
October 24
Smoke fills the sky as the East Troublesome Fire burns outside Granby, Colorado, U.S. October 22, 2020.
October 24

Faces of some of the more than 223,000 lives lost in US to coronavirus

Those we've lost include Holocaust survivors, war veterans and doctors.
October 24
Faces of the coronavirus pandemic: Remembering those who died
October 23

Police officer fired after fatal shooting involving unarmed Black couple

Marcellis Stinnette, 19, was killed when an officer opened fire on his car.
October 23
Sherrellis Stinnette, the grandmother of 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette, joins demonstrators protesting the Oct. 20 police shooting that left her grandson dead and his girlfriend, 20-year-old Tafara Williams, with serious injuries on Oct. 22, 2020, in Waukegan, Ill.
October 23

ABC News Live Prime: Friday, October 23, 2020

‘Buy Black’ movement boosts Black-owned small businesses; Pandemic creates plastic surgery boom; Can vitamin D help fight COVID-19?
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VIDEO: ABC News Live Prime: Friday, October 23, 2020
October 23

2 dead after US Naval aircraft crashes in residential neighborhood: Officials

No civilians were injured on the ground, officials said.
October 23
The scene of a plane crash in Foley, Ala., Oct 23, 2020.
October 23

‘Buy Black’ movement boosts Black-owned small businesses

ABC News’ Alex Presha reports on how this summer’s social justice protests have spurred support for Black-owned businesses.
October 23
VIDEO: ‘Buy Black’ movement boosts Black-owned small businesses
October 23

The Rundown: Top headlines today: Oct. 23, 2020

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October 23

By the Numbers: Extremist violence in the US

A new report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies finds that far-right groups are responsible for the majority of domestic terrorist attacks in the U.S. so far in 2020.
October 23
VIDEO: By the Numbers: Extremist violence in the US
October 23

Pandemic creates plastic surgery boom

ABC News’ Kayna Whitworth reports on increased interest in cosmetic procedures during the pandemic.
October 23
VIDEO: Pandemic creates plastic surgery boom
October 23

Health official tears up delivering latest COVID-19 numbers

Illinois' top doctor pleaded with residents to "fight the fatigue."
October 23
Illinois Department of Public Health Department Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike teared up as she delivered the state's latest COVID-19 update.
October 23

'Buy Black' movement helps Black-owned businesses amid COVID-19

"It's a movement and it's one that's going to continue for a long time."
October 23
Mahammad Mangum founded The Village Cafe in 2018 with Kevon King and Ryan Williams in Washington D.C.'s Union Market neighborhood.
October 23

Illinois' top doctor breaks down giving new COVID-19 case numbers

As case numbers surge in the state, Dr. Ngozi Ezike broke down in tears as she urged residents not to get complacent in fighting the virus.
October 23
As case numbers surge in the state, Dr. Ngozi Ezike broke down in tears as she urged residents not to get complacent in fighting the virus.
October 23

News headlines today: Oct. 23, 2020

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Man apologizes as he's sentenced to life in prison for killing college student

"I'm sorry for what I did," Ayoola Ajayi said.
October 23
This undated photo taken from the Facebook page #FindMackenzieLueck shows a Mackenzie Lueck, 23, a senior at the University of Utah.
October 23

Sky turned orange by Colorado's East Troublesome Fire

Colorado residents have faced emergency evacuations due to the explosive growth from the new wildfire.
October 23
Sky turned orange by Colorado's East Troublesome Fire
October 23

Animals enjoy halloween treats at zoo

Seasonal halloween pumpkin enrichment treats were given to animals at the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Illinois.
October 23
Animals enjoy halloween treats at zoo
October 23

Ken Kurson, hired by Jared Kushner to run the Observer, accused of 'stalking'

The newspaper endorsed Donald Trump for president in 2016.
October 23
Ken Kurson and Jared Kushner attend The New York Observer Celebrates Robert Kurson's New Book PIRATE HUNTERS at The Rusty Knot, June 15, 2015, in New York.
October 23

‘The Con’ Episode 3 | All-New Wednesday at 10|9c on ABC

Think you know everything about the college admissions cheating scandal? Don’t be so sure! Watch “The Con” all-new Wednesday at 10|9c on ABC.
October 23
VIDEO: ‘The Con’ Episode 3 | All-New Wednesday at 10|9c on ABC
October 23

Rochester police offering $10,000 reward for information on deadly mass shooting

Police announced the reward alongside grieving families on Thursday.
October 23
Police tape lines a crime scene after a shooting at a backyard party on Sept. 19, 2020, in Rochester, N.Y. Two young adults -- a man and a woman -- were reportedly killed, and 14 people were injured in the shooting early Saturday morning.
October 23

Aerial views shows smoke from troublesome Colorado wildfire

The fire has become the second-largest wildfire in Colorado history.
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The fire has now burned at least 170,000 acres and is just 5% contained, becoming the second-largest wildfire in Colorado history.
October 23

ABC News Live Update: COVID-19 on the rise in dozen of states across the country

Plus, the candidates are back on the campaign trail after their final showdown in Thursday's debate, and a new investigation into a Louisville police commander involved in the Breonna Taylor case.
October 23
VIDEO: ABC News Live Update: COVID-19 on the rise in dozen of states across the country
October 23

ABC News Live Update: Candidates clash in final presidential debate

Plus, Boston cancels all in-person learning in public schools as positivity rate rises, and wildfires in Colorado burn hundreds of thousands of acres as mandatory evacuations are underway.
October 23
VIDEO: ABC News Live Update: Candidates clash in final presidential debate
October 23

Droughts and strong, dry winds fuel devastating Colorado wildfires

Seventy percent of Colorado is in exceptional or extreme drought as unfavorable weather conditions continue to fuel the infernos.
October 23
VIDEO: Droughts and strong, dry winds fuel devastating Colorado wildfires
October 23

Massive infernos devastate Colorado

Immense wildfires rage in Colorado and scorch hundreds of thousands of acres as mandatory evacuations are enacted.
October 23
VIDEO: Massive infernos devastate Colorado
October 23

Jennifer Dulos' family wants her declared dead to bring 'closure,' attorney says

Jennifer Dulos vanished in May 2019. Her husband died in January 2020.
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This undated photo released May 31, 2019, by the New Canaan, Conn., Police Department shows Jennifer Dulos, missing since May 24.
October 23

NOTIFIED: Oct. 23, 2020

Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
October 23
Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
October 23

Boston public schools halt in-person learning as COVID-19 positivity rate rises

“It’s about keeping people safe and alive,” Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said on the city's decision to cancel all in-person learning in its public schools as cases of COVID-19 rise.
October 23
VIDEO: Boston public schools halt in-person learning as COVID-19 positivity rate rises
October 23

Colorado wildfires grow as California expects extremely critical fire conditions

The strongest wind event this year appears to be on the way to parts California.
October 23
Flames rise from mountain ridges as a wildfire burns, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, near Granby, Colo.
October 22

Lawsuit challenges Michigan ban of open-carry guns at polls on Election Day

Jocelyn Benson says the edict is meant to protect voters from intimidation.
October 22
The Boogaloo Boys stand on the steps of the Capitol Building during a rally on Oct. 17, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. The Boogaloo boys called it a Unity Rally in an attempt to distance themselves from the Wolverine Watchmen who plotted to kidnap Michigans Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
October 22

ABC News Live Prime: Thursday, October 22, 2020

President Trump and Joe Biden battle for the senior vote; Ballot Watch: Ballot drop box use grows in 2020 race; 'It’s Not Too Late' with Ginger Zee: Climate change experts demand action
October 22
VIDEO: ABC News Live Prime: Thursday, October 22, 2020
October 22

President Trump and Joe Biden battle for the senior vote

ABC News’ Zohreen Shah reports on how the Trump administration’s pandemic response may be causing some seniors to back Joe Biden in the race for the White House.
October 22
VIDEO: President Trump and Joe Biden battle for the senior vote
October 22

Cancer survivor to run 4 marathons in 24 hours to raise money for rescued dogs

“I know it’s crazy, but you know what? We’re going to have fun.”
October 22
Dan Egeler of Dexter, Michigan, pictured with his wife Janet and their dogs.
October 22

'It’s Not Too Late' with Ginger Zee: Climate change experts demand action

ABC's Ginger Zee breaks down the science behind climate change and why experts are calling for the climate change debate to move beyond settled science and focus on action.
October 22
VIDEO: 'It’s Not Too Late' with Ginger Zee: Climate change experts demand action
October 22

Can Democrats flip key Georgia Senate seat?

Democratic Senate candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock discusses whether he can avoid a runoff in the critical Georgia Senate race that could help determine control of the U.S. Senate.
October 22
VIDEO: Can Democrats flip key Georgia Senate seat?
October 22

Ballot Watch: Ballot drop box use grows in 2020 race

ABC News’ Devin Dwyer looks at how drop boxes are becoming a popular choice for voters to turn in their ballots in person, and the pushback against their use from some GOP officials.
October 22
VIDEO: Ballot Watch: Ballot drop box use grows in 2020 race
October 22

The Rundown: Top headlines today: Oct. 22, 2020

Stay up to date on the developing stories making headlines.
October 22
VIDEO: The Rundown: Top headlines today: Oct. 22, 2020