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October 24

2 children dead as drag racer plows into spectators

The accident happened at an event called Airport Race Wars 2.
October 24
Two children were killed when a drag racer lost control of his vehicle and slammed into spectators at an event in Kerrville, Texas, Oct. 23, 2021.
October 23

Camera crew walked off set over safety concerns day before fatal shooting: Source

Halyna Hutchins was remembered for breaking barriers for women in Hollywood.
October 23
Alec Baldwin in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff's offices on Camino Justicia after being questioned on Oct. 20, 2021 about a shooting on a local movie set.
October 23

Obama campaigns for Phil Murphy in New Jersey governor's race

Former President Barack Obama campaigned in New Jersey on Saturday for Democrat Phil Murphy, who's seeking a second term as governor.
October 23
Former President Barack Obama campaigned in New Jersey on Saturday for Democrat Phil Murphy, who's seeking a second term as governor.
October 23

Fall foliage seen at Kentucky forest

A drone captured images over Kentucky's Daniel Boone National Forest.
October 23
A drone captured images over Kentucky's Daniel Boone National Forest.
October 23

Missing New Hampshire boy’s body likely found buried in woods: Police

A body believed to be 5-year-old Elijah Lewis, who was last seen in September at his home in Merrimack, New Hampshire, was found in a wooded area in Massachusetts, authorities said.
October 23
A body believed to be 5-year-old Elijah Lewis, who was last seen in September at his home in Merrimack, New Hampshire, was found in a wooded area in Massachusetts, authorities said.
October 23

Body of missing 5-year-old likely found buried in woods, authorities say

Elijah Lewis was last seen at his New Hampshire home in September.
October 23
This undated family photograph provided, Oct. 22, 2021, by the New Hampshire Attorney General's office shows Elijah Lewis, 5, of Merrimack, N.H.
October 23

Bison butt heads in Yellowstone National Park

A visitor captured a couple of bison butting heads in the snow in Yellowstone National Park.
October 23
A visitor captured a couple of bison butting heads in the snow in Yellowstone National Park.
October 23

Obama hits campaign trail in Virginia governor's race

Former President Barack Obama attended a campaign event to support Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe.
October 23
Former President Barack Obama attended a campaign event to support Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe.
October 23

1 dead, 7 injured in off-campus shooting in Georgia

The shooting occurred during a homecoming party near Fort Valley State University in Georgia.
October 23
The shooting occurred during a homecoming party near Fort Valley State University in Georgia.
October 23

1 dead, 7 injured in shooting at off-campus party near Georgia university

The shooting occurred during homecoming weekend.
October 23
Authorities are investigating an early morning shooting on Oct. 23, 2021, at an off-campus party near Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, Georgia, that killed one person and injured seven.
October 23

UK resists calls for COVID restrictions amid rising cases

Despite growing calls from doctors and scientists across the U.K. amid rising COVID-19 cases, the government announced no change in current measures.
October 23
Despite growing calls from doctors and scientists across the U.K. amid rising COVID-19 cases, the government announced no change in current measures.
October 23

Fraternity suspended after reports of 'possible drug-facilitated sexual assaults'

Police said they are aware of four alleged victims.
October 23
In this file photo taken on March 11, 2020, a student walks on campus at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
October 23

Howard University students sleep outside, take over building to protest housing

Protesters say they would rather sleep outside than live in the college dorms.
October 23
Howard University students set up a tent encampment on their Washington, D.C. campus, on Oct. 21, 2021, to protest what they deem "dangerous" and "unlivable" housing conditions in their campus dormitories.
October 22

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 22
VIDEO: ABC News Live Prime: Friday, October 22, 2021
October 22

The Rundown: Top headlines today: Oct. 22, 2021

Stay up to date on the developing stories making headlines.
October 22
VIDEO: The Rundown: Top headlines today: Oct. 22, 2021
October 22

Rare orangutan pregnant with twins at Louisiana zoo

The Audubon Zoo in New Orleans announced that a critically endangered Sumatran orangutan is expecting twins in December or January.
October 22
The Audubon Zoo in New Orleans announced that a critically endangered Sumatran orangutan is expecting twins in December or January.
October 22

Morning frost covers football field in Minnesota

A local photographer captured a football field covered by morning frost in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.
October 22
A local photographer captured a football field covered by morning frost in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.
October 22

Amazon workers plan to file for union election

Amazon workers at New York's Staten Island warehouse announced plans to file for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board on Oct. 25.
October 22
Amazon workers at New York's Staten Island warehouse announced plans to file for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board on Oct. 25.
October 22

Annual border arrests hit record high despite trending down in recent months

The prior record was set in 2000, according to the Border Patrol.
October 22
Border Patrol agents process migrants under the Roma Ciudad Miguel Aleman International Bridge, which spans the Rio Grande border with Mexico, in Roma, Texas, Oct. 1, 2021.
October 22

ABC News Live: Alec Baldwin movie set shooting investigation underway

Plus, the fight over the Oklahoma governorship explodes over COVID mandates in schools, and domestic violence on college campuses is skyrocketing at an alarming rate.
October 22
VIDEO: ABC News Live: Alec Baldwin movie set shooting investigation underway
October 22

College students fight for change amid sexual and domestic violence epidemic

College students across the country are using the power of social media to bring awareness to the epidemic of sexual and domestic violence.
October 22
VIDEO: College students fight for change amid sexual and domestic violence epidemic
October 22

Prop specialist shares insight into how to avoid tragedies on set

Joseph Fisher, a retired NYPD detective and owner of Cop Prop Rentals, shares his expertise on gun safety after Alec Baldwin accidentally killed a crew member with a prop gun.
October 22
VIDEO: Prop specialist shares insight into how to avoid tragedies on set
October 22

Former Giuliani associate Lev Parnas found guilty of unlawful campaign donations

Parnas' donations included contributions to two pro-Trump super PACs.
October 22
Lev Parnas leaves after his arraignment in the Southern District of New York court in Manhattan on Oct. 23, 2019.
October 22

On Location: October 22, 2021

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

Critics concerned about spread of misinformation on Trump's 'Truth Social' platform

The new app will be the first product of the Trump Media and Technology Group.
October 22
In this July 7, 2021, file photo, former President Donald Trump speaks at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.
October 22

USC suspends fraternity after alleged drug-facilitated sexual assaults

The university recieved reports of drinks allegedly being drugged and claims of sexual assault at the Sigma Nu Fraternity house.
October 22
The university recieved reports of drinks allegedly being drugged and claims of sexual assault at the Sigma Nu Fraternity house.
October 22

Justice Department says Utah school district ignored racial harassment, abuse

The district said it's working to address racism in its schools.
October 22
The Department of Justice building in Washington, D.C., Dec. 4, 2020.
October 22

ABC NEWS LIVE: 9 Republicans vote with Democrats to hold Steve Bannon in contempt

Plus, Queen Elizabeth returns home after being hospitalized for “preliminary investigations” into her health, and a fatal shooting on the set of Alec Baldwin’s new movie.
October 22
VIDEO: ABC NEWS LIVE: 9 Republicans vote with Democrats to hold Steve Bannon in contempt
October 22

Riding to school in style

One Ohio dad isn’t letting a bus driver shortage stop him from taking his kids and others in the community to school in their family limousine.
October 22
VIDEO: Riding to school in style
October 22

Child care in the United States

Center for the Study of Child Care Employment’s Ashley Williams discusses how the U.S. spends less on child care than other industrialized nations and how Biden’s infrastructure plan can help.
October 22
VIDEO: Child care in the United States
October 22

Robert Durst charged with murder of former wife

Kathie Durst disappeared in 1982.
October 22
A photo of Robert Durst and former wife Kathie McCormack on their wedding day in 1973 is shown while Robert Durst, 78, New York real estate scion, takes the stand and testifies in his murder trial, at the Inglewood Courthouse on Aug. 9, 2021 in Inglewood, Calif.
October 22

ABC NEWS LIVE: Remains found in nature preserve confirmed to be Brian Laundrie

Plus, police say Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set of his new movie resulting in the death of a crewmember, and the CDC greenlights booster shots for Moderna and the J&J vaccines.
October 22
VIDEO: ABC NEWS LIVE: Remains found in nature preserve confirmed to be Brian Laundrie
October 22

Animals celebrate Halloween at Chicago zoo

Animals at a zoo in Chicago were in the Halloween mood, feasting on pumpkins to celebrate.
October 22
Animals at a zoo in Chicago were in the Halloween mood, feasting on pumpkins to celebrate.
October 21

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 21
VIDEO: ABC News Live Prime: Thursday, October 21, 2021
October 21

Expert unpacks why sex abuse accusers are too often dismissed

ABC News’ Kayna Whitworth speaks with Northwestern Law Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer about her new book, “Credible: Why We Doubt Accusers and Protect Abusers.”
October 21
VIDEO: Expert unpacks why sex abuse accusers are too often dismissed
October 21

Tarana Burke on surviving sexual assault: Prioritize your healing first

ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with Me Too movement founder Tarana Burke on her new book, “Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement.”
October 21
VIDEO: Tarana Burke on surviving sexual assault: Prioritize your healing first
October 21

The Rundown: Top headlines today: Oct. 21, 2021

Stay up to date on the developing stories making headlines.
October 21
VIDEO: The Rundown: Top headlines today: Oct. 21, 2021
October 21

By the Numbers: Vikings arrived in North America 1,000 years ago

A new study finds that a group of Vikings settled in North America in the year 1021, hundreds of years before Christopher Columbus’ first voyage to the continent.
October 21
VIDEO: By the Numbers: Vikings arrived in North America 1,000 years ago
October 21

DOJ adds 2 top prosecutors to Matt Gaetz investigation, sources say

The Washington-based pair recently joined a team of investigators in Florida.
October 21
Rep. Matt Gaetz questions Attorney General Merrick Garland during a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing of the Department of Justice on Capitol Hill, Oct. 21, 2021.
October 21

Crew member dies after prop gun misfires on Alec Baldwin film set

A crew member on the set of "Rust" died Thursday after a prop gun with blanks misfired, according to one of the film's producers. The second victim is receiving emergency care.
October 21
Two crew members on the set of "Rust" were hospitalized Thursday after a prop gun with blanks misfired, according to one of the film's producers.
October 21

Brian Laundrie's remains found after monthlong search: FBI

Remains found Wednesday in Florida during the search for Brian Laundrie have been confirmed as his, according to the FBI.
October 21
Remains found Wednesday in Florida during the search for Brian Laundrie have been confirmed as his, according to the FBI.
October 21

Benton Harbor facing water outage due to main break

Six local schools and businesses closed due to the water main break in a small Southern Michigan town.
October 21
Six local schools and businesses closed due to the water main break in a small Southern Michigan town.
October 21

Judge denies Ghislaine Maxwell's request for private juror screening

Prosecutors and a media coalition had opposed the request.
October 21
Ghislaine Maxwell attends a symposium in New York, Sept. 20, 2013.
October 21

Brian Laundrie's remains found after monthlong search

Laundrie's girlfriend, Gabby Petito, was found strangled to death last month.
October 21
Bodycam footage shows Brian Laundrie speaking with police during Moab City Police department response to an altercation between Laundrie and Gabby Petito in Utah, Aug. 12, 2021.
October 21

Gabby Petito case: Timeline of travel blogger's disappearance

Petito was on a road trip with boyfriend Brian Laundrie when she went missing.
October 21
Gabby Petito is pictured with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, in a photo posted to Petito's Instagram account on March 17, 2020.
October 21

Cause of death for California family on a hike heat-related, possible dehydration

The Mariposa County Sheriff's Office ruled the cause of death was hyperthermia.
October 21
John Gerrish (45), Ellen Chung (31), and Muji Chung Gerrish (1) pictured.
October 21

Husband charged in Maya Millete's killing, pleads not guilty in court

Investigators say Maya Millete went missing after contacting a divorce lawyer.
October 21
Images of Maya "May" Millete are displayed on a missing poster on display during a press conference held by investigators in San Diego Oct. 20, 2021.
October 21

Freshman fraternity member dies from 'presumed alcohol toxicity'

Foul play is not suspected in the 18-year-old's death, the university said.
October 21
University of Kentucky police investigate the death of student Thomas Hazelwood at the Farmhouse Fraternity in Lexington, Ky., Oct. 18, 2021.
October 21

NOAA predicts drought will continue out West

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its U.S. winter outlook for 2021-22.
October 21
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its U.S. winter outlook for 2021-22.
October 21

ABC NEWS LIVE: House to vote to hold Steve Bannon in contempt Wednesday

Plus, new developments in the manhunt for Brian Laundrie and the Biden administration is rolling out a multi-intel agency report on climate change.
October 21
VIDEO: ABC NEWS LIVE: House to vote to hold Steve Bannon in contempt Wednesday