- A crypt has been discovered in a shallow grave beneath the Arkansas’ School for the Deaf campus. “It’s unclear how many students and teachers might be buried on campus,” signed J.R. Courtright, the school’s director, “But it’s a bigger number than we expected.”
- In a nighttime raid, US forces in Northern Syria assassinated ISIL leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, leaving the group without clear leadership.
- The $10 million contract for the Pentagon’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) program has been awarded to Microsoft instead of Amazon, previously assumed to be a shoo-in.
Arts, Culture & Sports
- Lebron James and hundreds of others forced to flee their Los Angeles homes, fearing a wildfire.
- Last Saturday, Arkansas Razorbacks lost nearly as badly to Alabama as they did to Auburn the weekend prior.
Today in History
- October 28, 1919: One hundred years ago today, Congress passed the Volstead Act, establishing alcohol prohibition.
- October 28, 1962: Soviet Premier Nikita Kruschev orders the removal of nuclear weapons from Cuba, ending the Cuban Missile Crisis.