Top Headlines for October 18, 2021

Headline News from the Associated Press
  • Russian Film Crew Returns From Shoot on Space Station

    The Russian actress Yulia Peresild and the film director Klim Shipenko returned to Earth after spending 12 days aboard the International Space Station filming the first feature-length drama with scenes shot in space.
  • Bill Clinton Leaves California Hospital

    Former President Bill Clinton was released from the University of California, Irvine Medical Center after treatment for a urological infection that developed into sepsis, officials said.
  • Britons Pay Tribute to Slain Lawmaker

    British leaders and local residents paid their respects to David Amess, a Conservative lawmaker who was fatally stabbed on Friday while meeting with constituents at a church in Leigh-on-Sea, England.
  • Parkland School Shooting Suspect Will Plead Guilty, Lawyer Says

    Nikolas Cruz, the accused gunman in the 2018 mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., plans to plead guilty to 17 counts of premeditated murder and attempted murder. On Friday, he pleaded guilty in a separate case related to his assault of a sheriff's deputy while in jail.
  • NASA to Launch a Robotic Archaeologist Named Lucy

    The spacecraft is designed to study clusters of asteroids along Jupiter's orbital path, known as the Trojan swarms, as it seeks to answer questions about the origins of the solar system and how life might have emerged on Earth.
  • F.D.A. Panel Endorses J.&J. Covid-19 Vaccine Boosters

    A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended authorizing booster shots of Johnson & Johnson's one-dose coronavirus vaccine for people 18 years or older, at least two months after the first dose.
  • Dozens Killed In Blast at Afghan Mosque

    Witnesses said that multiple blasts erupted inside a Shiite Mosque on Friday in Kandahar city – considered the heart of the re-established Taliban government. While no group claimed responsibility, the Islamic State said it was behind a similar attack last week.
  • Biden Announces Vaccine Donation to the African Union

    President Biden announced the donation of 17 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the African Union, a month after President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya publicly pleaded for more equitable vaccine distribution around the world.
  • Judge Sentences Robert Durst to Life in Prison

    Durst, the onetime heir to a Manhattan real estate empire, was sentenced to life in prison for the execution-style killing in 2000 of a close confidante. He will not be eligible for parole.
  • John Deere Workers Strike Over Contract

    Employees of Deere & Company formed picket lines after some 10,000 unionized workers went on strike to demand better pay and benefits at a time when the agriculture equipment maker was on track for a year of record profits.
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