October 2019 Current Events: US News

Updated October 6, 2019 | Infoplease Staff

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The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the world news events you need to know so far for October 2019:

  1. WWII B-17 Bomber Crashes
  2. Bernie Sanders Experiences Heart Attack
  3. Shooting in Kansas City Bar
  4. Oktoberfest Explosion in California
  5. Simone Biles Wins Record
  6. Power Outage for Californians
  7. Shooting in Brooklyn
  8. Homeland Security Chief Steps Down
  9. Shooting in Philadelphia
  10. California Bans Fur Products
  11. Chicago Teachers Strike
  12. Back-to-Back Shootings in Texas and Shooting in Long Beach

WWII B-17 Bomber Crashes

WWII Plane Crash

On October 3, seven people died after a WWII B-17 bomber plane crashed trying to land at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut. All fatalities were passengers on the plane, but six survived. (CNN)

Photo Source: NTSB via AP

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Bernie Sanders Experiences Heart Attack

Bernie Sanders

On October 5, Bernie Sanders campaign announced that he had a heart attack. He underwent emergency surgery to remove his artery blockage. He left the hospital on the Friday before, claiming to feel “great.” (BBC)

Photo Source: File Photo by: zz/Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx 2016 6/23/16 Bernie Sanders gives his "Where We Go From Here" speech at "A Future To Believe In" rally at Town Hall in New York City.

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Shooting in Kansas City Bar

Kansas City Bar Shooting

On October 6, police continued to search for two suspects in a Kansas City bar shooting. The shooting left 4 people dead and another 5 wounded. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/John Minchillo

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Oktoberfest Explosion in California

California Explosion

On October 6, an electrical vault exploded at a Huntington Beach restaurant, injuring 5 people. A series of 3 explosions took place during the restaurant’s Oktoberfest. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

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Simone Biles Wins Record

Simone Biles

On October 8, Simon BIles won her 21st medal, breaking the record for World Championships medals won by a woman. The USA team took their fifth straight team title, as well. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Matthias Schrader

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Power Outage for Californians

California Blackout

On October 9, Pacific Gas and Electric announced plans to cut power to 800,000 Californians in an attempt to combat wildfire threats. Nearly two million people could be affected by this, and it could last a week. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Noah Berger

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Shooting in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Shooting

On October 12, a shooting at a social club in Brooklyn has left four people dead and another three wounded. Police have no motive or suspect in mind at this time. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Jeenah Moon

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Homeland Security Chief Steps Down

Kevin McAleenan

On October 12, Kevin McAleenan, the acting US Homeland Security Chief, announced he will step down. President Trump said he will announce the McAleenan’s replacement in the next week. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

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Shooting in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Shooting

On October 13, six people were rushed to the hospital after a shooting on the Philadelphia highway. This is the third mass shooting in Pennsylvania in the past week. So far, no arrests have been made and the weapon has not been recovered. On October 21, another shooting in Pennsylvania led to the death of a two-year-old and critical injuries of an 11-month-old. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Matt Rourke

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California Bans Fur Products

Fur Ban

On October 14, California became the first US state to ban all fur products. The bill applies to all knew clothing, handbags, and coats, and prohibits the selling, donation, and manufacturing of such items. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File

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Chicago Teachers Strike

Chicago Strike

On October 18, the Chicago teachers strike stretched into the second day. The strike has affected 300,000 students. The teachers are striking for smaller classes, more pay, and more funding for schools. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

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Back-to-Back Shootings in Texas and Shooting in Long Beach


On October 26, two students at Texas A&M were killed after a gunman opened fire at an off-campus homecoming party, and ten more were injured. The next day, on October 27, a vigil was held for the two students. Shots were fired at the vigil, but no one was injured. Both suspects remain at large. On October 29, twelve people were shot at a house party in Long Beach, California. The shooter is still at large.(CNN))

Photo Source: AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

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