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- GOP Rep. Fortenberry pleads not guilty to lying about Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire's campaign donationFortenberry will seek dismissal of charges of lying to investigators about a billionaire who they say donated to his re-election campaign.
- New York mandates vaccination for all city workers, but offers $500 to comply; FDA backs Moderna, J&J boosters: COVID-19 updatesNew FDA authorizations could expand Americans' access to COVID vaccine boosters. Plenty of doses will be available, the White House has said.
- Potential human remains were found Wednesday in a Florida wilderness area along with items believed to belong to Brian Laundrie, whose girlfriend, Gabby Petito, was found slain after he returned home alone from their cross-country road trip. (Oct. 20)
- 'Angry and disgusted': Train riders held up phones, didn't call 911 as woman was raped on Philadelphia train, police sayBut prosecutors handling the case don't anticipate charging fellow passengers for not intervening, according to a district attorney spokesperson.
- Here's the latest for Wednesday October 20th: Biden touts middle-class values of his $2T spending plan; NYC requiring vaccine for cops, firefighters, city workers; Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to Parkland school massacre; Start ups reveal latest tech.
- The New York City Firefighters union says it will stand by its members and their right to choose to whether to remain unvaccinated. The city announced it will require its entire municipal workforce to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 1. (Oct. 20)
- Jennifer Hudson joined "Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot at an ELLEmagazine event in LA. (Oct. 20)
- Two decades after her historic Oscars win, Halle Berry is rooting for another Black woman to take home the lead actress trophy. (Oct. 20)
- Apparent human remains found in Florida park during search for Brian Laundrie, missing fiance of murder victim Gabby PetitoThe FBI also found "items of interest" in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park near the sprawling Carlton Reserve in Sarasota County.
- Laundrie is the sole person of interest in the strangulation death of his fiance, blogger Gabby Petito.