Fear and anxiety spike in virus hot spots across…

About half of U.S. states have seen their highest daily coronavirus infection numbers so far at some point in October, and the country as a whole came very close to back-to-back record daily infection rates on Friday and Saturday

State: Let's Use $16M in Virus Aid for Fracking

North Dakota officials are hoping to use federal coronavirus funds for fracking grants—a move that has critics up in arms, the Grand Forks Herald reports. A state energy commission voted unanimously Friday to reallocate over $221 million in congressional virus aid to state agencies, including $16 million for fracking....

Enjoying the snow while grazing

On Oct. 25, a large herd of elk were seen grazing on hills near Genesee, Colorado, that were covered by the recent snowstorm.

Foreign students show less zeal for US since…

America has been considered the premier destination for international students, with the promise of an education at top-notch universities leading to job opportunities

Murder Hornet Nest Is No More

State entomologists have won the opening battle against murder hornets in Washington, successfully removing the first nest discovered in the US. Two days after it was discovered in a cavity of a tree near Blaine, the nest was shut down and the hornets removed, CNN reports. The nest held between...

AP Top Stories October 25 P

Here's the latest for Sunday, October 25: Senate votes to advance SCOTUS nominee Barrett; Italy imposes new virus restrictions; Protesters mark one year of anti-government rallies in Iraq; Pope Francis names 13 new cardinals in surprise address.

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Election could stoke US marijuana market, sway…

It could be a landmark election year for the legal marijuana industry

Museum Visitor Realizes Where Long-Lost Painting…

Jacob Lawrence's renowned 1950s series of paintings " Struggle: From the History of the American People " arrived at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art in August missing five of its 30 panels. It will leave next month missing only four. A visitor to the museum realized that a painting she...

Crews remove the first murder hornet nest in the…

Washington State Department of Agriculture crews tagged and removed a nest of murder hornets in Blaine, Washington. This is the first nest to be found in the U.S.

For transgender activists, election stokes hopes…

Among transgender-rights activists, there’s a powerful mix of hope and fear heading toward the Nov. 3 election

Still Another Governor Could be a Target

An Ohio man said he was asked to help arrest, try, and sentence Gov. Mike DeWine. Under the plan, DeWine's penalty could be exile from the state or execution for his supposed crimes, Cleveland.com reports. An activist opposed to DeWine's handling of the coronavirus pandemic confirmed that she called...

Trump insists US 'rounding the turn' on virus

President Donald Trump is asserting that even without a virus vaccine, “we’re rounding the turn,” he said at a rally in New Hampshire on Sunday. But data shows new COVID-19 cases are at an all-time high, with 83,718 cases reported Saturday. (Oct. 25)

Black contractor braves threats in removing…

Change came to Richmond’s historic Monument Avenue this summer at whiplash speed when the city’s mayor invoked emergency powers and ordered the removal of Confederate statues that had towered over the city for around a century

Trump: 'I Can't Help' Some GOP Senators

Behind closed doors, President Trump has told GOP donors that Republicans will have a hard time holding onto their Senate majority in the election, and that he won't do all he can to help. "The Senate is very tough,” Trump said. "There are a couple senators I can't really get...

Making snow is doggone serious business

Mayor Parker the snow dog, the honorary Mayor of Georgetown, Colorado, visited the Loveland Ski Area to check on snowmaking operations on Oct. 23, as Loveland prepares to re-open to the public.

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Pompeo, Esper to push Trump's anti-China message…

Two of President Donald Trump’s top national security aides will visit India for meetings focused largely on countering China’s growing global influence

Colorado to Get a Very Colorado Break on Wildfires

Dry, windy conditions have made it tough for crews to contain the two largest wildfires in Colorado history. Officials are counting on help from above: a quick snowfall. "We're going from critical fire danger ending at 7pm to a midnight winter storm watch," said a National Weather Service meteorologist. Snow...

Senate votes to advance SCOTUS nominee Barrett

Senate Republicans voted overwhelmingly Sunday to advance Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett toward final confirmation despite Democratic objections, just over a week before the presidential election. The vote was 51-48. (Oct. 25)

UN: Nuclear weapons ban treaty to enter into…

The United Nations has confirmed that 50 countries have ratified a U.N. treaty to ban nuclear weapons, triggering its entry into force in 90 days

Pence's Chief of Staff Tests Positive

Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff became the latest in a flurry of top White House officials to test positive for the coronavirus even as President Trump insisted Saturday that the country is "rounding the turn." "Today, Marc Short, Chief of Staff to the Vice President, tested positive for...

"Do another one!" Girl shows off flipping skills…

A mother filmed her daughter doing backflips on their trampoline at their home in Denver, Colorado, after it snowed on Oct. 25.

Crews vacuum 'murder hornets' out of Washington…

Heavily protected crews in Washington state have worked to destroy the first nest of so-called murder hornets discovered in the United States

Fox Host Apologizes After Wildfire Segment

Fox News turned a few heads Friday with its choice of music during a segment on wildfires, Mediaite reports. Special Report with Bret Baier was using footage from Fox 31 in Denver as it reported on a fire that's been raging in Colorado for over a week. "At least five...

Today in History for October 25th

Highlights of this day in history: Cuban missile crisis fuels Cold War clash at UN; China's UN seat changes hands; 'Charge of the Light Brigade' battle takes place; Author Geoffrey Chaucer dies; Golfer Payne Stewart killed in plane crash. (Oct. 25)

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Facebook demands academics disable ad-targeting…

Academics, journalists and First Amendment lawyers are rallying behind New York University researchers in a showdown with Facebook over its demand that they halt the collection of data on political ads-targeting the site

Jennifer Dulos' Family Makes a Big Request

The family of a missing Connecticut mother wants her declared legally dead—an unusual move that a judge says she'll have to study, ABC News reports. Jennifer Dulos disappeared in 2019 during a custody battle with husband Fotis Dulos, who was arrested for her murder in 2020 and died a...

Snowy Sunday in Steamboat Springs

A powerhouse storm moved through Colorado, leaving cold and snowy conditions in its wake. Steamboat Springs, Colorado, was left with a fair amount of snow on the ground on Oct. 25.