Gizmodo Earther reports thousands of migratory birds are now dropping dead across the Southwest. In late August, dozens of birds fell from the sky at the White Sands Missile Range and White Sands National Monument, both in southern New Mexico. Since then, Colorado, Texas, Arizona, and Nebraska residents have seen dead creatures scattered along hiking paths, golf courses, and even in driveways. Finches, flycatchers, swallows, warblers, and bluebirds are among the species that have been reported.
The parents of a 12-year-old Guatemalan boy named Gustavo, who struggles to speak, has deformed limbs and suffered a machete attack, sent their son to the United States alone amid turmoil in Mexico. They hoped for a better future for him in the U.S., until he vanished and was deported to Guatemala, where he's targeted and bullied. Gavino Garay tells the story.
President Donald Trump has chipped away at Joe Biden's lead in the classically red state of Texas. A new poll from the Dallas Morning Star released Sunday has Trump leading Biden in Texas state 48 per cent to 46 per cent among likely voters. Among the larger group of registered voters, Biden beats Trump by 1 percentage point: 44 per cent to 43 per cent. The Daily Mail reports that both poll totals are within the margin of error.
Beijing opposes a forced sale of TikTok's U.S. operations by its Chinese owner ByteDance, and would prefer to see the short video app shut down in the United States, three people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters exclusively on Friday. Conway G. Gittens has the details.
Walmart will begin testing a drone delivery service on Wednesday that will drop off grocery and household products through automated drones as the U.S. retailer looks to expand its delivery options. Conway G. Gittens has more.
Walmart unveiled the perks of its new membership program, Walmart Plus, which will grant subscribers unlimited free delivery, fuel discounts and no checkout lines at a lower annual fee than Amazon Prime. Conway G. Gittens has the details.