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Justice Department ramps up inquiry into NY care…

The  Justice Department is vastly expanding an inquiry that could determine whether New York is undercounting coronavirus deaths among nursing home residents

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Florida Man Kept the Governor From Voting

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis couldn't vote Monday because someone had gone online and changed his address in a state database, WESH reports. Authorities tracked the hacker via an IP address and arrested Anthony Guevara, a 20-year-old Naples man, on two counts including felony voter fraud. Authorities say Guevara had accessed...

Protester beaten by officer after fatal PA…

Video posted on social media appears to show a white Philadelphia police officer wrestling a Black woman to the ground and punching her. The incident happened Monday during protests following a police shooting of a Black man in that city. (Oct. 28)

How To Clean You iPhone Without Damaging It

iPhones are probably not the cleanest devices. But how can they be cleaned without getting damaged? Steve John told Business Insider how to clean an iPhone without damaging it. 1. Remove your phone case. 2. Turn the phone off and disconnect any attached cables. 3. Gently moisten your lint-free cloth with water. 4. Wipe lightly at the phone, applying minimal pressure. 5. Dry the phone with another clean cloth as soon as you are done.

Justices deny fast, new look at Pennsylvania…

The Supreme Court says it will not grant a quick, pre-election review to a new Republican appeal to exclude Pennsylvania absentee ballots received after Election Day

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Ubisoft and Netflix to Create ‘Assassin’s C…

Ubisoft and Netflix to Create ‘Assassin’s Creed’ TV Series. According to ‘Deadline,’ the series is still in search of a showrunner. . Both Netflix and Ubisoft have released statements expressing their excitement for the project. . Netflix VP Peter Friedlander said that they were “committed” to “carefully crafting” a show that dives deeper into the game’s mythology. . We’re excited to partner with Ubisoft and bring to life the rich, multilayered storytelling that 'Assassin’s Creed' is beloved for, Peter Friedlander, via ‘Complex’. Ubisoft’s television head, Jason Altman, said they were “thrilled” to work with Netflix and develop the “next saga" of 'Assassin's Creed.'. ‘Assassin’s Creed’ has likely been slow to move to a TV adaptation because of the failed 2016 movie adaptation. . The film, led by Michael Fassbender, was ridiculed and reportedly lost around $100 million.

Trump Has $270 Million Forgiven

The NY Times reports that President Donald Trump has had more than $280 million in debt forgiven since 2010. According to Business Insider most of it was linked to money he owed lenders for the construction of a massive skyscraper in Chicago. Trump borrowed money for the Trump International Hotel & Tower from Germany's Deutsche Bank and Fortress Investment Group. Trump failed to pay the money bank. The lenders initially gave him more time. According to tax return records and loan documents viewed by the NY Times eventually Deutsche and Fortress forgave the debt.

'Anonymous' Comes Out of the Shadows

"Anonymous" has emerged. Miles Taylor, former chief of staff at Homeland Security, says he is the author of a scathing op-ed and a book about President Trump that roiled Washington over the past two years, the New York Times reports. "Much has been made of the fact that these writings...

International Space Station flies over Hurricane…

As the International Space Station flew above Hurricane Zeta on Oct. 28, astronauts aboard the station were treated to a stunning view of the storm.

More Americans on Both the Right and Left Want a…

More Americans on Both the Right and Left, Want a Gun. FBI data reveals that gun sales have spiked to near-record numbers since the beginning of the pandemic. In Michigan, September gun sales were up almost 200 percent from the same month in 2019. Gun buyers in recent years say they made the purchase due to a destabilized political climate. Some gun buyers say that nationwide protests led by groups from both the right and the left have been a strong motivator for their purchase. Past gun sale spikes have been driven by worries about the passage of stricter gun legislation. Concerns about the 2020 presidential election are also motivating purchases of guns. Maybe I’m just looking at the news too much, but there are hints of civil war depending on who wins. , Ashley Johnson, via 'The New York Times'. Everybody is arming themselves against their neighbor. This feeds the separatism of the country, Toni Jackson, via 'The New York Times'

Visa 4Q profits plunge as pandemic slows payments…

Visa Inc. said its fiscal fourth quarter profits dropped 29% due to fewer dollars crossing on its namesake payment network while the world was in the grips of a pandemic-caused recession

S&P 500 sinks as virus leads to more shutdowns

The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 943 points Wednesday as surging coronavirus cases forced more shutdown measures in Europe and raised fears of more restrictions in the U.S.(Oct. 28)

Trudeau: 'This Sucks. It Really, Really Does'

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau summed up 2020 in a single sentence in a press briefing Tuesday: "We are in the middle of an unprecedented global pandemic that really sucks," he said. In some parts of the country, new case numbers are now higher than they were during the first...

Lawsuit says census takers were pressured to…

A revised lawsuit says the U.S. Census Bureau was able to claim it had reached 99.9% of households because census takers were pressured to falsify data in order to close cases

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Note From Colo. Firefighters Made a Grown Man Weep

Dan Stones was prepared to see ashes when he arrived at his family cabin near Granby, Colorado, where the second largest wildfire in state history is raging. The East Troublesome Fire had been burning within 30 miles of the cabin, which Stones tweeted was located "inside the burn line." What...

Police on heightened alert in PA after unrest

A tense Philadelphia braced for more demonstrations Wednesday over the police killing of a Black man following two nights of protests that set off clashes with police and break-ins of stores on the other side of the city. (Oct. 28)

Panera Bread Adds Pizza To The Menu

Business Insider reports that Panera is adding pizza to the menu. They're rolling out three flatbreads in restaurants this week. Panera has seen a surge in take-out, drive-thru. and delivery during the pandemic. Panera exec Eduardo Luz said that rise helped convince the chain to add pizza to the menu. The chain wanted to make a pizza that people "feel good about eating," Luz said.

New program allows soldiers to innovate from the…

A new competition launched by the U.S. Army hopes to harvest innovative ideas from the bottom up

Los Angeles Dodgers Win First World Series Title…

Los Angeles Dodgers Win First World Series Title Since 1988 . The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday night. The Rays initially held the lead, with Randy Arozarena scoring a home run in the first inning. The game’s turning point came in the sixth inning when the Rays pulled their pitcher, Blake Snell. . Right fielder Mookie Betts took advantage, hitting a double off of his replacement and setting Austin Barnes up to score. Betts went on to score as well, giving the Dodgers a one-hit lead over the Rays. Betts later scored again, with a solo home run in the 8th inning, clinching the team’s victory. It is the first time the Dodgers have won the World Series since 1988. It is also the franchise’s seventh overall championship. The team’s victory was clouded by the news that the Dodger’s third baseman, Justin Turner, had tested positive for COVID-19. He was initially pulled from the game in the seventh inning and asked to isolate. . Instead, Turner returned to the field for the post-game celebration, sans mask.

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Cook Political Report: Texas Is Now a Toss Up

Texas: the newest swing state? The nonpartisan Cook Political Report has shifted the state from Lean Republican to Toss Up, saying polling shows "a 2-4 point race," in line with the 2018 Senate race in which Sen. Ted Cruz only narrowly defeated Beto O'Rourke. Axios notes that while the Lone...

Louisiana threatened by another hurricane

It's been a stressful hurricane season for Louisiana. Jonathan Petramala is in Grand Isle where the area braces for their 7th evacuation, this time for Hurricane Zeta.

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Scientists Worried by Alarming Delay in Arctic…

Scientists Worried by Alarming Delay in Arctic Sea Ice Refreezing. The seasonal refreezing of Arctic sea ice has come to an alarming standstill this year. . Despite the fact that it’s already late October, ice has not formed in a key region off the coast of Siberia. . It is the first time in recorded history that the Laptev Sea has yet to freeze this late into the year. . An altered melting and refreezing timeline could have detrimental effects on the world. . Usually, the ice that forms along the Siberian coastline spreads across the Laptev, carrying nutrients across the Arctic. . The ice travels all the way to the Fram Strait, a passage between Greenland and Svalbard, where it finally melts in the Spring. . However, a later freeze increases the likelihood of the ice melting before it reaches its final destination. . As a result, plankton across the Arctic will receive less nutrients, reducing their capacity to remove carbon dioxide from the Earth’s atmosphere. . This in turn contributes to global warming, causing higher temperatures and even less ice formation. 2020 is another year that is consistent with a rapidly changing Arctic. Without a systematic reduction in greenhouse gases, the likelihood of our first ‘ice-free’ summer will continue to increase by the mid-21st century, Zachary Labe, Colorado State University, ‘The Guardian’

Ford posts better-than-expected 3Q profit as…

Ford Motor Co. posted a stronger-than-expected third-quarter net profit as demand for cars and trucks recovered from coronavirus shutdowns and the company sold more high-margin trucks

Virus testing site opens at Boston's Logan Airport

A COVID-19 testing facility has opened in the international terminal at Boston Logan International Airport. Tests will initially be offered to airport and airline employees, but will open to travellers in mid November. (Oct. 28)