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Anchorage, Alaska Chooses 1st Woman, Openly Gay Acting Mayor

Monday Oct 19, 2020
Austin Quinn-Davidson will serve as acting mayor of Anchorage starting next Friday after Mayor Ethan Berkowitz's resignation.

Liam Neeson's 'Honest Thief' Notches No. 1 at Box Office

Monday Oct 19, 2020
Liam Neeson's thriller "Honest Thief" stole the top spot at the box office in yet another quiet weekend of moviegoing.

First Lady: 'Self-Serving Adults' Push Rumors About Her

By Darlene Superville | Monday Oct 19, 2020
Melania Trump lashed out Friday at "self-serving adults" for focusing on her falling out with a friend and adviser, writing that the attention paid to "salacious claims" about the broken relationship comes at the expense of her work on behalf of children.

India Holds Digital Fashion Week Amid Pandemic

By Manish Swarup | Monday Oct 19, 2020
Unlike a fashion show, the models aren't swaying on a ramp in real life. They are depending on digital technology to rescue their annual extravaganza from the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump, Biden Go on Offense in States They're Trying to Flip

By Brian Slodysko, Jill Colvin and Will Weissert | Monday Oct 19, 2020
President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden went on offense over the weekend as both campaigned in states they are trying to flip during the Nov. 3 election, just over two weeks away.

Hard Hit by Virus, Airlines Push for Tests Over Quarantines

By David McHugh | Monday Oct 19, 2020
What will it take to get people flying again? One thing airlines believe could help is to have rapid virus tests of all passengers before departure.

Vaccine Storage Demands Could Leave 3B People in Virus Cold

By Lori Hinnant, Sam Mednick | Monday Oct 19, 2020
From factory to syringe, the world's most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates need nonstop sterile refrigeration to work.

World Struggles as Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pass 40 Million

By Maria Cheng | Monday Oct 19, 2020
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet has surpassed 40 million, but experts say that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true impact of the pandemic that has upended life and work around the world.

Statue of Former Governor Removed after Policies Criticized

Sunday Oct 18, 2020
A statue of former California Gov. Pete Wilson was removed from a San Diego park after critics said the governor supported laws and policies that hurt immigrants and LGBTQ community members, a newspaper reported.

Rural Midwest Hospitals Struggling to Handle Virus Surge

By Stephen Groves | Sunday Oct 18, 2020
Rural Jerauld County in South Dakota didn't see a single case of the coronavirus for more than two months stretching from June to August. But over the last two weeks, its rate of new cases per person soared to one of the highest in the nation.

Organizers Exhort Women to Vote for Change at US Rallies

By Anita Snow | Sunday Oct 18, 2020
Thousands of mostly young women in masks rallied Saturday in the nation's capital and other U.S. cities, exhorting voters to oppose President Donald Trump and his fellow Republican candidates in the Nov. 3 elections.

Trump Leans into Fear Tactics in Bid to Win Midwest States

By Jill Colvin and Brian Slodysko | Sunday Oct 18, 2020
President Donald Trump leaned into fear tactics Saturday as he accused the left of trying to "destroy the American way of life" in a late reelection pitch to voters in Michigan and Wisconsin.

Conservatives Staging Free Speech Rally Attacked by Critics

Sunday Oct 18, 2020
A free speech demonstration staged by conservative activists quickly fell apart in downtown San Francisco on Saturday after several hundred counterprotesters surged the area, outnumbering and attacking those gathered.

Seager Homers Again, Dodgers Force NLCS Game 7 with 3-1 Win

By Stephen Hawkins | Sunday Oct 18, 2020
The Los Angeles Dodgers got what they needed — again.

New Zealand's Ardern Credits Virus Response for Election Win

By Nick Perry | Sunday Oct 18, 2020
A day after winning a second term in a landside victory, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Sunday she sees the election result as an endorsement of her government's efforts to stamp out the coronavirus and reboot the economy.

Arozarena, Rays top Astros 4-2 in Game 7, reach World Series

Sunday Oct 18, 2020
By now, every baseball fan has heard of remarkable rookie Randy Arozarena. They're fast becoming familiar with his World Series-bound Tampa Bay teammates, too.

Demonstrations in France Will Pay Tribute to Slain Teacher

Sunday Oct 18, 2020
Demonstrations around France have been called in support of freedom of speech and to pay tribute to a French history teacher who was beheaded near Paris after discussing caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad with his class.

French Virus Curfew Produces Eerie Quiet on Streets of Paris

Sunday Oct 18, 2020
The streets of Paris and eight other French cities were deserted on Saturday night on the first day of the government-imposed 9 p.m. curfew that is scheduled to last for at least four weeks.

US Resorts Adapt to New Normal of Skiing Amid Pandemic

By Thomas Peipert | Sunday Oct 18, 2020
Helmet, goggles, skis? Check. Hand sanitizer, face covering, reservation? Check.

Artist Hikes Length of Vermont, Painting Along the Way

By Lisa Rathke | Sunday Oct 18, 2020
After hiking over 200 miles (320 kilometers) on the country's oldest long-distance trail, Rob Mullen had just 3 miles (5 kilometers) to go in the rain to meet up with his wife and father for a break.

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