Former secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify today before the House Select Committee on Benghazi to defend her actions concerning the 2012 attacks at the U.S. Consulate in Libya that killed four Americans. Republicans criticize her for inadequate security at the consulate and others in the administration for incorrectly portraying the attacks as spontaneous rather than planned. Democrats have accused the committee of trying to damage her politically.
Vice President Biden announced today he will not run for president, ending months of feverish speculation over his 2016 plans. Joe said the window of opportunity to mount a viable campaign ‘has closed.’ He has been weighing a decision since summer, but cautioned all along that he and his family were grieving over the loss of his son Beau Biden.
On newsstands today, you’ll find a special remake of the newspaper from Back to the Future Part II wrapped around your USA TODAY. Back to the Future fans had been looking forward to Oct. 21, 2015, for decades, because it was the day that Marty McFly and Doc Brown sought to change when they went back in time — and now, the USA TODAY showcased in the movie is available for fans and collectors. A lot of the articles were written by Back to the Future co-creator Bob Gale. But at least one premonition didn’t come true — the paper is $2, not $6, as predicted in the movie version:))
Murphy homers again, Mets sweep Cubs to reach World Series–One final, swing by Daniel Murphy, and the New York Mets finished a playoff sweep of the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs, meanwhile, still haven’t won the crown since 1908.
Flash flooding possible as thousands of visitors head to Austin–As thousands of Formula One fans head to Austin for this weekend’s race at Circuit of the Americas, rain could cause flash flooding, closing roads in central Texas.