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Police stand by as they continue to secure the scene along a bike path after a motorist drove onto the path near the World Trade Center memorial, striking and killing several people Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Here’s a look at the news for Nov. 1.

8 people killed in NYC attack

Eight people were killed and 11 injured in an attack on New York City when a driver hit people on a bicycle path on Tuesday afternoon.

The driver, a 29-year-old man who immigrated to the U.S. from Uzbekistan, was shot and injured by police.

President Donald Trump responded to the incident on Twitter, calling for increased vetting from the Department of Homeland Security.

As BBC reported, the suspect reportedly yelled "Allahu Akbar" (which means "God is greatest") as he left his rented truck.

Officials later called the event a terrorist attack, the deadliest in Manhattan since Sept. 11, 2001.

Read more at BBC.

Nurse settles for $500,000 in blood arrest case

Alex Wubbels, the University of Utah nurse at the center of the controversial arrest earlier this summer, announced Tuesday that she reached a $500,000 settlement with Salt Lake City and the university, according to the Deseret News.

Wubbels said she will use part of that money to start a new initiative that calls for body camera footage to become more accessible for Utah residents.

She said it was “shocking” that police officers aren’t required to have body cameras on their person.

"I am not in the business of setting anyone up for failure. I want us to be successful in moving forward. And I think this is a small step we can provide to enable that potential success if we are going to start asking the police departments to have body cameras,” Wubbels said.

Read more at the Deseret News.

Friends and family mourn fallen U. student

About 100 people gathered at the University of Utah’s student union on Tuesday to grieve for ChenWei Guo, the 23-year-old student who was shot and killed at the school on Monday night, according to the Deseret News.

Guo was killed during an attempted carjacking, which led to the lockdown of the entire school and a manhunt for the suspected shooter.

Guo’s friend Ricky Almanzor told the Deseret News that Guo was "just a charming, lovely person.”

School administrators have advised students to seek counseling and support during this time of grief.

"We are so very, deeply saddened by the tragic loss of this beloved son, friend and student," said Lori McDonald, Utah's dean of students.

Read more at the Deseret News.

Obama strategist speaks at BYU

David Axelrod, the election campaign strategist for former President Barack Obama, spoke at BYU on Tuesday, according to the Deseret News.

Azelrod led the campaign against Obama’s 2012 opponent, Mitt Romney, who graduated from BYU.

Axelrod offered political advice, including how to defeat President Donald Trump in 2020.

He said people shouldn’t view politics as corrupt, either.

"Too many people today believe that the political system is a corrupt, inside game," he said. "Too many people believe that it's more about parties than country."

Read more at the Deseret News.


South Korea will not develop or possess nuclear weapons, president says [The Washington Post]

How Catalonia’s crisis is turning into a European problem [The Washington Post]

Australia to ban climbing on Uluru from 2019 [BBC]

'We want them home': Family of missing Orem mother, toddler seek closure [Deseret News]

Republicans push tax bill unveiling to Thursday as negotiations continue [CNN]