Whale-watching boat sinks: At least five people are dead after the boat on which they were watching whales sank yesterday in the waters near Tofino, a popular vacation spot near Vancouver Island. Twenty-seven people were on board the boat; 21 were rescued and one is still missing.
No death-bed request: Vice President Joe Biden, who announced last week he would not run for president, tells 60 Minutes there was nothing that could be characterized as a death-bed request from his dying son, Beau Biden, urging him to seek the Democratic nomination. “There was not what was sort of made out as kind of this Hollywood-esque thing that at the last minute Beau grabbed my hand and said, ‘Dad, you’ve got to run, like, win one for the Gipper,’” he said. “It wasn’t anything like that.” Biden said his family was still recovering from Beau Biden’s death in May from brain cancer.
Three Elections: Poland’s right-wing Law and Justice party will return to power after nearly a decade, according to exit poll results. Civic Platform, the center-right party that has run the country since 2007, had conceded. Official results will be announced Tuesday. In Argentina, Daniel Scioli, the center-left candidate, didn’t capture enough votes to avoid a runoff against Mauricio Macri, the Buenos Aires mayor who is the center-right candidate. A runoff will be held November 22. In Guatemala’s presidential runoff, Jimmy Morales, the former television comedian, won with 72 percent of the vote. He defeated Sandra Torres, the former first lady.
An EU deal on migrant centers: European leaders have agreed to increase the number of spots in refugee-reception centers by 100,000. The region is dealing with the greatest flow of migrants and refugees since World War II.