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At least 3 dead as Zeta slams the South: Latest

More than 2.3 million customers are without power.
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A former resident makes a photo of Washington Gardens Apartments after the building collapsed from the winds brought by Hurricane Zeta in New Orleans, Oct. 28, 2020.
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NOTIFIED: Oct. 29, 2020

Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
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Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
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United to test all passengers for COVID-19 on select London flights

The airline hopes the pilot program can jump start international travel.
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Air travelers collect their checked baggage at Newark International Airport, Oct. 27, 2020 in Newark, New Jersey.
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Parking garage underwater after Zeta makes landfall

The first floor of a parking garage in Biloxi, Mississippi, was flooded as Hurricane Zeta hit the Gulf Coast.
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VIDEO:  Parking garage underwater after Zeta makes landfall
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Van full of explosives found in Philadelphia

The city of Philadelphia is on high alert Thursday after authorities discovered a van filled with explosives and other suspicious cargo.
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The city of Philadelphia is on high alert Thursday after authorities discovered a van filled with explosives and other suspicious cargo.
October 29

Van full of explosives found in Philadelphia following week of social unrest: Police

Pennsylvania National Guard troops will begin arriving in the city on Friday.
October 29
Philadelphia Police inspect a van filled with explosives and other suspicious cargo – including propane tanks, torches and possibly sticks of dynamite – on Wednesday, October 29, 2020 following two nights of protests and unrest after the shooting death of a Black man by police in West Philadelphia on Monday afternoon.
October 29

The Varsity Blues Con

Through elaborate and illegal methods, Rick Singer manipulates the admissions process for rich and famous parents whose children are applying to renowned colleges.
October 29
VIDEO: The Varsity Blues Con
October 29

Photos document US eviction crisis as families struggle with pandemic

Getty photographer John Moore spent a week documenting evictions in Arizona.
October 29
A woman is overcome with emotion after she was served a court eviction order for non-payment of rent on Sept. 30, 2020 in Phoenix. She and her daughter were forced to leave their apartment.
October 29

2 dead as Zeta batters South, now a tropical storm

New Orleans EMS reported an electrocution fatality Wednesday night.
October 29
Joel Martinez, who until just recently lived in the lower apartment, takes a photo of Washington Gardens Apartments after it collapsed from the winds brought by Hurricane Zeta in New Orleans, Oct. 28, 2020.
October 28

Why do Black girls get punished more at school?

ABC News’ Janai Norman reports on why Black girls receive unequal treatment and are more likely to be suspended and even arrested over incidents at school.
October 28
VIDEO: Why do Black girls get punished more at school?
October 28

Families say incidents show pattern of unfair punishment for girls of color

Black girls are five times more likely than white girls to be suspended: report
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Meralyn Kirkland with her grand daughter Kaia Rolle.
October 28

Body camera only turned on after fatal shooting of Black couple, footage shows

Police released six videos Wednesday involving the deadly Oct. 20 confrontation.
October 28
In this image taken from a video screen, Tafara Williams speaks to reporters from her hospital bed during a Zoom call, Oct. 27, 2020, in Libertyville, Ill. Williams who was injured in a police shooting in suburban Chicago says she begged officers to help her boyfriend, who was also shot and eventually died.
October 28

NASA and SpaceX targeting Nov. 14 for next crewed launch to ISS

SpaceX expressed confidence an engine issue that delayed the launch was fixed.
October 28
NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, and Mike Hopkins, and astronaut Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency - who constitute the crew of NASA's Crew-1 mission, inside SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft.
October 28

Midwestern farmers contemplate vote after season of bad weather, COVID-19

The farmer said he’s looking past the year 2020 toward greener pastures.
October 28
The Von Ruden's Organic Dairy Farm cows are seen grazing in Westby, Wis., Oct. 3, 2020.
October 28

Mother of man killed by police says officers knew her son was in a mental crisis

Police responded to the family's home three times on the day of the shooting.
October 28
WWalter Wallace, Jr.'s mother speaks to the press on Oct. 27, 2020 in Philadelphia, about the police killing of her son the previous day. Protesters gathered for a march over the death of Wallace.
October 28

A look at the future of Latinos in pop

This is how the Latino culture is breaking barriers in pop culture.
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VIDEO: A look at the future of Latinos in pop
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News headlines today: Oct. 28, 2020

Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
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VIDEO: News headlines today: July 1, 2019
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Blue Ridge Fire burns directly behind California homes

The Blue Ridge Fire has scorched more than 15,000 acres and has destroyed at least one house, according to fire officials.-
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VIDEO: Blue Ridge Fire burns directly behind California homes
October 28

Dow plunges more than 900 points as COVID-19 cases spike

Financial markets tumbled Wednesday as virus cases surged in the U.S.
October 28
Pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange, Oct. 14, 2020, in New York.
October 28

Podcast host tracks down leader of college admissions cheating scandal

Andrew Jenks attempted to interview Rick Singer during a brief May 2019 confrontation in Florida while “the con man” awaited sentencing.
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VIDEO: Podcast host tracks down leader of college admissions cheating scandal
October 28

How former client says mastermind of ‘varsity blues’ scandal persuaded families

Mackin Carroll said Rick Singer would showcase a “big personality” like a “used car salesman” to charm families into paying him.
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VIDEO: How former client says mastermind of ‘varsity blues’ scandal persuaded families
October 28

Halloween celebration transformed into contactless drive-thru event

Los Angeles residents were able enjoy some pumpkin-related fun at a ranch in Calabasas.
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Halloween celebration transformed into contactless drive-thru event
October 28

Elephants smash and eat pumpkins

Asian elephants demolished pumpkins during the Oregon Zoo’s 22nd annual Squishing of the Squash.
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Elephants smash and eat pumpkins
October 28

Firefighters battle Blue Ridge blaze

Firefighters in Southern California are battling two explosive wildfires that forced the evacuations of tens of thousands of residents.
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Firefighters battle Blue Ridge blaze
October 28

ABC News Live Update: Candidates make final push before Election Day

Plus, the Gulf Coast preps for Hurricane Zeta as it races toward the region, and Hawaii eases restrictions for travelers with negative COVID-19 results.
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VIDEO: ABC News Live Update: Candidates make final push before Election Day
October 28

Louisiana Lt. Gov on region bracing for Hurricane Zeta

“It’s wearing people thin here in Louisiana,” Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser said on the state's preparation as Zeta becomes the fifth storm to hit the region this season.
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VIDEO: Louisiana Lt. Gov on region bracing for Hurricane Zeta
October 28

ABC News Live Update: President Trump, Biden race toward Election Day

Plus, Hurricane Zeta barrels down on the Gulf Coast making it the fifth storm to take aim on the region this season, and model and author Chrissy Teigen opens up about her heartbreaking loss.
October 28
VIDEO: ABC News Live Update: President Trump, Biden race toward Election Day
October 28

Hurricane Zeta racing toward Gulf Coast

The storm is expected to make landfall as a Category 2 hurricane, Zeta will be the 11th named storm to hit the U.S. this season with storm surges forecasted to be as high as 6 to 9 feet.
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VIDEO: Hurricane Zeta racing toward Gulf Coast
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Chrissy Teigen’s heartbreaking loss prompts conversations on pregnancy complications

Dr. Jen Ashton discusses Chrissy Teigen opening up about losing her baby 20 weeks into her pregnancy and advice for those who may have experienced a similar loss.
October 28
VIDEO: Chrissy Teigen’s heartbreaking loss prompts conversations on pregnancy complications
October 28

Time-lapse footage shows growth of Silverado Fire in Orange County

The fire has burned through more than 11,000 acres in Irvine, California, and is 5% contained.
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The fire has burned through more than 11,000 acres in Irvine, California, and is 5% contained.
October 28

Time-lapse footage shows growth of Blue Ridge Fire

The blaze had scorched more than 15,000 acres in California as of Tuesday evening.
October 28
The blaze had scorched more than 15,000 acres in California as of Tuesday evening.
October 28

Chinook helicopter gathers water to battle Blue Ridge Fire

The fire has scorched more than 15,000 acres in Southern California, according to officials.
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The fire has scorched more than 15,000 acres in Southern California, according to officials.
October 28

5 arrested, charged as illegal agents for China

They allegedly acted at the direction of Chinese government officials.
October 28
The U.S. flag and the national flag of the People's Republic of China are seen in this stock photo.
October 28

Election Night – 7p ET | 6p CT | 4p PT on ABC

The time has finally come – who will be your next President? Watch Election Night live on ABC and streaming on ABC News Live.
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VIDEO: Election Night – 7p ET | 6p CT | 4p PT on ABC
October 28

Almost 200 dogs rescued from South Korea land in US to find new homes

The dogs included golden retrievers, a poodle, Pomeranians, terriers and a Lab.
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Abbie Hubbard, Program Manager of International Disaster Response at HSI, plays with Darryl at a dog meat farm in Haemi, South Korea, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. The operation is part of HSIs efforts to fight the dog meat trade throughout Asia. In South Korea, the campaign includes working to raise awareness among Koreans about the plight of meat dogs being no different from the animals more and more of them are keeping as pets.
October 28

Some swing state officials urge voters to bypass the mail to return ballots

Nearly 3 million absentee ballots are still outstanding in key Rust Belt states.
October 28
An election worker drops a voter's completed ballot into a ballot box inside City Hall on the first day of in-person early voting in Kenosha, Wisc., Oct. 20, 2020.
October 28

Looting, protests underway for 2nd night after fatal police shooting

Walter Wallace Jr. was killed by police on Monday.
October 28
Protesters confront police during a march Tuesday Oct. 27, 2020 in Philadelphia. Hundreds of demonstrators marched in West Philadelphia over the death of Walter Wallace, a Black man who was killed by police in Philadelphia on Monday.
October 27

At least 2 killed in 'tragic' school bus crash

The bus carrying school children crashed in Meigs County.
October 27
A bus driver and 7-year-old girl were killed when a bus collided with a utility truck in Meigs County, Tenn., northeast of Chattanooga, on Oct. 27, 2020.
October 27

City passes bill criminalizing phony 911 calls based on race

Violators will be subject to civil damages of at least $1,000.
October 27
A surveillance camera keeps watch next to a sign outside of a San Francisco police station, Feb. 27, 2014, in San Francisco, Calif.
October 27

Driver hits worker with SUV

Transportation officials in New York state shared video of a DOT worker who was intentionally struck by a driver while directing traffic at a crash scene.
October 27
VIDEO: Driver hits worker with SUV
October 27

2 fires burning in Southern California as red flag warnings stretch up and down coast

Two Orange County firefighters were injured while battling the Silverado Fire.
October 27
The Silverado Fire burns along the 241 State Highway, Oct. 26, 2020, in Irvine, Calif.
October 27

Dogs wear shark costumes during aquarium visit

Rescued puppies from the Atlanta Humane Society dressed in Halloween costumes to visit the Georgia Aquarium.
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Dogs wear shark costumes during aquarium visit
October 27

Survivor of police shooting says cops let boyfriend die: 'He was still alive'

An officer fired multiple times into a car Williams was driving.
October 27
In this image taken from a video screen, Tafara Williams speaks to reporters from her hospital bed during a Zoom call, Oct. 27, 2020, in Libertyville, Ill. Williams who was injured in a police shooting in suburban Chicago says she begged officers to help her boyfriend, who was also shot and eventually died.
October 27

ABC News Live Update: Amy Coney Barrett takes oath to become Supreme Court justice

Plus, how Maine has kept positivity rates low while many states are experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases and a look at ABC News Live’s special that examines the power of the Latino Vote.
October 27
VIDEO: ABC News Live Update: Amy Coney Barrett takes oath to become Supreme Court nominee
October 27

Tools on how to help fight ‘pandemic fatigue’

How to combat “pandemic fatigue” entering the fall season and what other municipalities can learn from Maine’s success in combating COVID-19.
October 27
VIDEO: Tools on how to help fight against ‘pandemic fatigue’ as the months wear on
October 27

Survivor of Waukegan police shooting speaks out

An officer fired multiple times into a car Williams was driving.
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An officer fired multiple times into a car Williams was driving.
October 27

Military institute leader resigns after state opens investigation into alleged racism

The Virginia Military Institute stressed, "systemic racism does not exist here."
October 27
The barracks at Virginia Military Institute, July 15, 2020, in Lexington, Va.
October 27

Staff at zoo carve pumpkins underwater

Staff at the Denver Zoo made sure their fish also took part in Halloween festivities, treating them to an underwater pumpkin carving show.
October 27
Staff at the Denver Zoo made sure their fish also took part in Halloween festivities, treating them to an underwater pumpkin carving show.
October 27

DOJ no substitute for Trump in defamation case, judge says

E. Jean Carroll, a former Elle columnist, sued the president last year.
October 27
E. Jean Carroll arrives at the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse, Oct. 21, 2020, in New York.
October 27

1st US murder hornets nest removed

Scientists remove the first murder hornet nest to be tracked down in the U.S.
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Scientists remove the first murder hornet nest to be tracked down in the U.S.