Top Headlines for October 20, 2021

Headline News from the Associated Press
  • Jan. 6 Committee Recommends Criminal Charges Against Bannon

    The House select committee investigating the Capitol riot voted 9-0 to recommend charging the former White House counselor with criminal contempt of Congress for defying its subpoena.
  • Biden Remembers Colin Powell as a 'Dear Friend and a Patriot'

    President Biden honored Mr. Powell, the nation's first Black national security adviser, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and secretary of state, calling him a great military leader and a man of overwhelming decency.
  • U.S. Is Working to Recover Kidnapped Missionaries in Haiti

    Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said the F.B.I. and the State Department are working to bring home a group of 17 missionaries and their children who were kidnapped by a Haitian gang.
  • Schools Reopen as Cities in Australia Ease Virus Restrictions

    New South Wales, Australia's most populous state, eased coronavirus restrictions after it passed the target of fully vaccinating 80 percent of the eligible population, sending thousands of children back to in-person learning.
  • Blinken Remembers Colin Powell as 'Beloved' by State Department

    Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken praised Colin Powell as an 'extraordinary leader' and 'exceptional diplomat.' A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, secretary of state and national security adviser, Mr. Powell died of Covid-19 after battling cancer.
  • Watch Live: Blinken Delivers Remarks on Colin Powell

    Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken delivers remarks following the death of Colin Powell, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, secretary of state and national security adviser, who died Monday of complications of Covid-19.
  • New Zealand Extends Coronavirus Lockdown in Auckland

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand said restrictions would continue in the country's largest city for another two weeks. Auckland has been in lockdown since Aug. 17, after an outbreak of the Delta variant.
  • 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.
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