Nation
October 17

1-year-old critically hurt; 6 others shot in Arizona

Police in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa said on Saturday that several young children, including a 1-year-old who is in critical condition, were shot while eating dinner with their families on Friday night.
Nation
October 17
Kevin Mathewson was once a Kenosha city alderman and a wedding photographer. Two protesters were killed and one seriously injured after he issued a ca

A few keystrokes summon vigilantes to Kenosha, Wisconsin

That night, the Kenosha Guard sprang to life — and then dissolved.
Nation
October 17

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3' game

MINNEAPOLIS _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Minnesota Lottery's "Daily 3" game were:6-8-5(six, eight, five)
Nation
October 17
Firefighters work to contain flames in the remnants of a shopping center after an explosion in Harrisonburg, Va., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020.

At least 5 injured in blast, fire at Virginia strip mall

An investigation was underway into the cause of an explosion and large fire at a shopping center in Harrisonburg, Virginia, that injured at least five people Saturday morning.
Coronavirus
October 17
Dr. Tom Dean poses at his clinic in Wessington Springs, S.D., on Friday. Oct. 16, 2020. Dean is one of three doctors in the county, which has seen one

Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge

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.
National
October 17

Police: Man upset with mask mandate threatened Wichita mayor

A retired firefighter who was upset with Wichita's mask ordinance was arrested on suspicion of threatening to kidnap and kill the mayor of Kansas' largest city, authorities said.
National
October 17

Strong winds fan Colorado's largest recorded wildfire

The largest wildfire in Colorado history grew overnight as high winds pushed the blaze through rural communities and the forecast predicts more "extreme fire behavior" on Saturday.
National
October 17

Police officer shot, another man injured in Kansas shooting

A police officer and another man were injured by gunfire in Kansas, authorities said. Lyons police officer Cory Ryan was shot multiple times when responding…
Celebrities
October 17
Actress Zachery Ty Bryan arrives at the premiere of "Dark Tourist" at the ArcLight Cinemas on Thursday, August 14, 2013 in Los Angeles.

'Home Improvement' actor Zachery Ty Bryan arrested in Oregon

Zachery Ty Bryan, the actor who played the oldest son on the long-running 1990s sit-com "Home Improvement" was arrested in Oregon and faces charges of strangulation and assault.
Movies
October 17
Actress Rhonda Fleming has died at 97.

Rhonda Fleming, film star of '40s and '50s, dies at 97

Actress Rhonda Fleming, the fiery redhead who appeared with Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Ronald Reagan and other film stars of the 1940s and 1950s, has died. She was 97.
National
October 17
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield pauses while speaking at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing Sept. 16

White House puts 'politicals' at CDC to try to control info

The Trump White House has installed two political operatives at the nation's top public health agency to try to control the information it releases about the coronavirus pandemic as the administration seeks to paint a positive outlook, sometimes at odds with the scientific evidence.
Nation
October 17
White House puts 'politicals' at CDC to try to control info

White House puts 'politicals' at CDC to try to control info

The Trump White House has installed two political operatives at the nation's top public health agency to try to control the information it releases about the coronavirus pandemic.
National
October 17
Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb.

Trump lashes back at Nebraska Sen. Sasse after criticism

President Donald Trump pushed back Saturday at Sen. Ben Sasse on Twitter, calling the Nebraska senator "a liability to the Republican Party, and an embarrassment" to the state.
Coronavirus
October 17
Evangeline Smith, 8, adjusts her face mask before getting to work creating PPE care packages for underserved Hamilton County public school students at

White House: Tennessee mask mandate 'must be implemented'

The White House quietly told Tennessee early this week that "a statewide mask mandate must be implemented" to curb its growing spread of COVID-19, strong instructions that the White House and governor did not discuss publicly before the report emerged in a records request.
Nation
October 17

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Midday' game

MADISON, Wis. _ The winning numbers in Saturday afternoon's drawing of the Wisconsin Lottery's "Pick 3 Midday" game were:3-8-5(three, eight, five)
Nation
October 17

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Midday' game

MADISON, Wis. _ The winning numbers in Saturday afternoon's drawing of the Wisconsin Lottery's "Pick 4 Midday" game were:7-2-1-5(seven, two, one, five)
Nation
October 17

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Midday' game

MADISON, Wis. _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Wisconsin Lottery's "All or Nothing Midday" game were:02-04-05-06-11-12-13-14-16-19-22(two, four, five, six, eleven, twelve,…
National
October 17
An envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident.

Justices to weigh Trump census plan to exclude noncitizens

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to take up President Donald Trump's policy, blocked by a lower court, to exclude people living in the U.S. illegally from the census count that will be used to allocate seats in the House of Representatives.
National
October 17

Cuomo: Movie theaters in NY can open Friday, with limits

Movie theaters in New York state can reopen beginning Oct. 23 with restrictions on audience size and other precautions in place, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday.
Stage & Arts
October 17

Artist hikes length of Vermont, painting along the way

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.