In Iraq, at least 31 people were killed in a stampede today, as Shiite pilgrims marked the holy day of Ashura.
Officials say a walkway collapsed and touched off chaos. It happened during an annual pilgrimage that drew hundreds of thousands of worshipers.
They marked the death of the Prophet Mohammed's grandson Hussein. In addition to the dead, at least 100 people were injured.
The British Parliament was officially suspended today for one month amid the Brexit chaos.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson forced the suspension, but, first, lawmakers voted against leaving the European Union without a formal deal.
They also opposed calling new elections. Today, Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn dueled with Johnson at long distance over the elections issue.
No one can trust the word of the prime minister, who is threatening to break the law to force through no-deal.
So, a general election is coming, but we won't allow Johnson to dictate the terms.
What a load of nonsense. We were very, very clear that, if people wanted a democratic moment, if they wanted an election, we offered it to the Labor opposition.
And, mysteriously, they decided not to go for it. So we're going to get on.
Johnson has vowed to deliver Brexit by the Halloween deadline with or without a deal.
Back in this country, voters in North Carolina's sprawling Ninth Congressional District headed back to the polls today for a redo of a 2018 midterm race.
The initial results were thrown out over evidence of fraud on the Republican side.
President Trump rallied voters in the district last night, in a race seen as a small bellwether for the 2020 elections.
The percentage of Americans without health insurance rose in 2018 for the first time since Obamacare was passed in 2010.
The U.S. Census Bureau says that 27 million people lacked medical coverage, or about 8.5 percent of the population.
At the same time, the poverty rate fell to its lowest point since 2001.
California now has two new laws aimed at doctors who write fraudulent medical exemptions from school vaccinations.
Governor Gavin Newsom signed the legislation on Monday.
The bills passed amid a surge of measles cases this year, and despite emotional protests by hundreds of vaccine opponents.