Cyclone Phailin is expected to hit India in the coming days. Even before the storm hits -rough seas and heavy winds taking over, pushing in flood waters already damaging much of the towns. Officials there canceling holy day celebrations and stockpiled emergency supplies as preventive measures.
We've heard of school being cancelled because of snow. But you've probably never heard of classes called off because it's simply "too beautiful" outside! That's the situation this Friday at a private christian school in southern Georgia. The school's headmaster has given everyone the day off to enjoy the gorgeous fall weather.
A two-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has died after being beaten by the mother's boyfriend. Officers were called to the Iowa home on Wednesday and found the child unresponsive. They rushed him to the hospital, where an examination found injuries consistent with child abuse. Authorities say 27-year-old Joseph Patterson was the only person with the child at the apartment, he has been arrested.
Starbucks is asking customers to help pressure lawmakers in Washington to end the partial government shutdown solve the ongoing budget crisis. Customers are encouraged to sign a petition online or sign a petition in the coffee shop.
Zoo officials are trying to figure out what set off an elephant that charged and killed a zookeeper in Springfield, Missouri. Police say 62-year-old John Phillip Bradford was in the Dickerson Park Zoo elephant enclosure with two other workers. They had come to feed "Patience" the elephant when she charged Bradford. The other two workers were unharmed. Police say the elephant has been at the zoo for 23 years with no previous problems.