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After year of disruption, America set to choose a…

With Election Day fast approaching, both parties agree that the stakes in the race between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are higher than at perhaps any point in modern American history

'Murder hornets' ready to emerge from their cells

What Asian giant hornets adults look like when they are ready to emerge from their cells. #asian #giant #hornet

Megan Rapinoe Puts Ring on Sue Bird's Finger

It's been a gloomy year, but a sports power couple just brought a little light to it. Soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe and WNBA player Sue Bird are engaged, as revealed in a photo on Bird's Instagram , reports People . The Friday pic, which was posted captionless, shows the 40-year-old Bird in...

Today in History for October 31st

Highlights of this day in history: Martin Luther leads start of Protestant Reformation; President Lyndon B. Johnson halts U.S. bombing of North Vietnam; India's Prime Minister Indira Gandhi assassinated; Magician Harry Houdini dies. (Oct. 31)

Goo Goo Dolls release first holiday album

The holidays are right around the corner and the Goo Goo Dolls have a special gift for their fans. Lead singer Trent Rzeznik told CNN "I love Christmas". Rzeznik went on to say that the pandemic helped inspire him and his collaborators to make the new festive album. The album, titled "It's Christmas All Over," features 10 tracks, which include some holiday staples. Classics like "Let It Snow," along with two new songs "This is Christmas" and "You Ain't Getting Nothin.'" are featured. A release date has not yet been announced for the new album.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's voting wrongs; Biden's…

The surging coronavirus pandemic has seized plenty of attention in the last week of the U.S. presidential campaign

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NFL Legend Brett Favre Endorses Donald Trump for…

NFL Legend Brett Favre Endorses Donald Trump for President. Former Green Bay Packer quarterback Brett Favre made his endorsement on Twitter. saying his vote for Trump is a vote for “what makes this country great.”. My Vote is for what makes this country great, freedom of speech & religion, 2nd Amnd, hard working tax paying citizens, police & military … , Brett Favre, via Twitter. Favre went on to say that everyone should “respect” a person’s “freedom of choice” to vote in this election. . Although Favre has avoided making political statements in the past, his endorsement of Trump is not surprising. He was pictured golfing with the president in July. The two were reportedly discussing the “importance of sports” amid the country’s reopening.

Sephora Holiday Savings Event

Sephora just announced that its Holiday Savings Event is officially kicking off on Friday, October 30. If this is your first Sephora Beauty Insider rodeo, don't worry. Your Rouge, VIB, or Insider tier depends on how much you spend in a calendar year. Here's the complete breakdown of the sale: Rouge: 20 percent off from October 30 to November 9 VIB: 15 percent off from November 3 to November 9 Insider: 10 percent off from November 5 to November 9 Here's where you call up all of your friends to find out who has Rouge status and ask them for a little favor.

Who Opens a New Airport During a Pandemic? This…

Having a grand opening for an airport in the middle of a pandemic may seem odd, but for Germany's newest travel hub, it's been a long time coming—14 years, to be exact. That's how long it's taken to complete Berlin's Brandenburg Airport, which was supposed to be done in...

November to begin cold, wintry in Northeast

Following an unsettled end to the week, conditions will improve across the Northeast at the start of the weekend, but more rain and snow will arrive on Sunday.

US Single-Day COVID-19 Cases Exceed 90,000 for…

US Single-Day COVID-19 Cases Exceed 90,000, for the First Time. More than 90,000 new cases of the coronavirus were recorded on Thursday in the U.S. More than 1,000 cases were recorded on Thursday in more than 30 states. Also on Thursday, 982 deaths were recorded in the U.S. On the same day, President Donald Trump's son, Don Jr., stated in a televised interview that deaths due to COVID-19 were "almost nothing.". In Wyoming alone, deaths due to COVID-19 rose 650 percent over the course of 14 days. In other nations experiencing similar coronavirus spikes, such as France and Germany, lockdown measures have been reinstated. According to Johns Hopkins University, nearly 230,000 people have died in the U.S. due to the coronavirus

Huge crowd joins LGBT march in Taiwan, where…

A huge and festive crowd has marched in Taiwan's capital in an annual LGBT Pride event

Biden warns of tough days as election nears

With four days to go until Election Day, Democrat Joe Biden campaigned in Wisconsin late on Friday and urged his supporters to deliver a thumping victory on Tuesday. (Oct. 30)

Walmart Puts Guns Back on Display

Walmart has reversed its decision to remove firearms and ammunition from store displays. The company had said Thursday that the change was prompted by civil unrest . "As the current incidents have remained geographically isolated, we have made the decision to begin returning these products to the sales floor today," the...

Road to 270: Biden has options, Trump walks…

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden each has a path to the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the 2020 election

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Texans Just Eclipsed a 2016 Mark

In the middle of a pandemic, during an intense election campaign, Texans are voting like there's no tomorrow. More people have voted already in the general election than cast ballots in 2016, the Hill reports. The state reports voting has topped 9 million, a record, as of Thursday; in 2016,...

Trump claims virus vaccine will be ready in weeks

President Donald Trump dangled a promise to restore "normal life" as he looked to campaign past the political damage of the pandemic. He was speaking in Minnesota for his third rally of the day, making his final pitch before Tuesday's election. (Oct. 30)

Pinterest Is Booming

Richard Drew/AP Photo Pinterest reported blow-out third-quarter earnings this week, with revenue up 58% year-over-year. Its strong quarter was due to a combination of factors, most of which are related to the coronavirus pandemic: increased engagement during COVID lockdowns, a rise in online shopping, and people seeking an escape from a grim news cycle. "At Pinterest, we continued to focus on what we can control: supporting all of our stakeholders in this unpredictable time," CEO Ben Silbermann and CFO Todd Morgenfeld wrote in a letter to shareholders.

Expect a lot more of the same if Trump wins a…

Expect to see a lot more of the same if there’s a second Trump administration

Happy Birthday, Willow Smith! (Saturday, Oct. 31)

Happy Birthday, Willow Smith!. Willow Camille Reign Smith turns 20 years old today. Here are five fun facts about the multi-talented singer. 1. She was the youngest artist to sign with Roc Nation at the age of 9. 2. Smith likes to write her own novels and re-read them. 3. She made her film debut with her father, Will Smith, in the film, 'I Am Legend.'. 4. The activist is a youth ambassador for Project Zambi. 5. She likes to wear “clothes she can climb trees in.”. Happy Birthday, Willow Smith!

Kids With COVID-19 Most Likely To Infect Those…

Children age 12 years and younger infected with COVID-19 are proving to be super spreaders. They pass the virus to other members of their households more than half of the time, says UPI. This is according to data released Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Teens aged 12 to 17 years infected others in their households nearly 40% of the time,. The findings are based on an analysis of the household contacts of 101 "index cases" of COVID-19. The study pulls from Tennessee and Wisconsin cases between April and September.

Wall Street Has Worst Week in Months

A lousy week on Wall Street ended in downbeat fashion on Friday. The Dow fell 157 points, or 0.5%, to 26,501; the S&P 500 fell 40 points, or 1.2%, to 3,269; and the Nasdaq fell 274 points, or 2.4%, to 10,911. All in all,...

American Red Cross last-minute Halloween safety…

You can expect some differences for Halloween this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The American Red Cross does not recommend trick-or-treating, but instead has some great alternatives for Halloween fun!

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Coronavirus Immunity Lingers for Months, Study…

Coronavirus Immunity Lingers for Months, , Study Finds. The new study, conducted by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, was published on Wednesday. It found that 90 percent of those who recover from COVID-19 maintain antibodies to the virus for at least five months. While some reports have come out saying antibodies to this virus go away quickly, we have found just the opposite ... , Florian Krammer, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, via CNN. ... that more than 90% of people who were mildly or moderately ill produce an antibody response strong enough to neutralize the virus, Florian Krammer, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, via CNN. Professor Florian Krammer says that "the response is maintained for many months.". Understanding this has been described by some scientists as "essential for effective vaccine development.". Researchers also stated that the evidence "that these antibody responses protect from reinfection" is not conclusive

Iraq clears sit-in square, a year after mass…

Iraqi security forces have cleared out sit-in tents from the capital’s central square that has been the epicenter of the anti-government protest movement, a year after the eruption of demonstrations against corruption led to months of clashes with authorities across Iraq

Look inside the US election cybersecurity center

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) described their ongoing efforts to protect the 2020 US general election during a tour of one of it's classified election security operations spaces on Friday. (October 30)