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Two same-sex couples in military marry in first…

Two lesbian couples have tied the knot in a mass wedding held by Taiwan’s military in a historic celebration with their peers

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Site Co-Founder Quits, Saying Biden Article Was…

A co-founder of a news site has resigned over an article critical of Joe Biden, kicking off an allegation of censorship and an argument over whether it was Glenn Greenwald or the Intercept that abandoned the fundamentals of journalism. "The Intercept’s editors, in violation of my contractual right of editorial...

Biden hits Trump on COVID, climate change in Tampa

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden hit President Donald Trump on his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as climate change, in a speech that was cut short by a heavy rain in Tampa, Fla. (Oct. 29)

How Octopuses Taste Things Just By Touching Them

Among their many unique talents, octopuses can taste objects with a mere touch of a suction-cup-covered tentacle. According to Gizmodo, a team of researchers has finally gotten to the bottom of how these cephalopods perform this mysterious feat. They discovered a distinct population of cells located on the tips of the suckers, which they named 'chemotactile receptors.' A second type of cell within the suction cups converts mechanical stimulation into signals the brain can understand as touch, among other senses. The nervous system of an octopus is distributed, in which the arms contain two-thirds of its total neurons and can function independently from the brain. That's why a severed octopus arm can still try to reach out and grab things. Yikes!

As virus surges, Trump rallies keep packing in…

Donald Trump's campaign rallies are among the nation's biggest events held in defiance of coronavirus-related crowd restrictions

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Bette Midler Reveals 'Hocus Pocus' Reunion Will…

Bette Midler Reveals 'Hocus Pocus' Reunion , Will Feature A-List Cameos. In a recent 'Late Night' interview, Midler announced that the reunion mockumentary is titled, 'In Search of the Sanderson Sisters.'. After 27 years, the two girls, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker, and I have reunited for this one night only Hulaween extravaganza, Bette Midler, via 'Entertainment Tonight'. Other A-list stars to make an appearance include Meryl Streep, Jennifer Hudson, Glenn Close, Kenan Thompson. Sarah Silverman, Martin Short, Adam Lambert and Billy Crystal. John Stamos will cameo "as the Handsome Devil.". The 'In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover' is a one-night only event. It will be broadcast on Friday, Oct. 30 at 8p.m. ET. The event costs ten dollars

Trump To Vulnerable GOP Senators: It's Not You…

As President Donald Trump crosses the country in a last-minute frenzy of campaign stumping, he's given short shrift to down-ballot Republican senators. Speaking in Arizona on Wednesday, CNN reports Trump offered a mortifyingly dismissive introduction to the state's vulnerable GOP senator, Martha McSally. Martha, just come up fast. Fast. Fast. Come on. Quick. You got one minute! One minute, Martha! They don't want to hear this, Martha. Come on. Let's go. Quick, quick, quick. Come on. Let's go. US President Donald J. Trump Polls have shown McSally facing a tough reelection battle against her Democratic challenger, former astronaut Mark Kelly. And as they have in other tighter-than-expected Senate races, Trump's divisive behavior has been blamed for dragging down McSally's prospects. While she is still courting Trump supporters, she refused to say whether she was proud of the president during a recent Senate debate with Kelly.

Monthly Plans Just Went Up a Buck or Two

Netflix has responded to the flood of new streaming competitors—including HBO Max, Disney Plus, and Peacock—by raising a couple of prices. The standard plan goes up a dollar to $14 a month, and the premium tier rises $2 to $18. The new rates are effective Thursday, the Verge...

Looking at the wreckage left by Zeta

Bill Wadell was in Biloxi, Mississippi, on Oct. 29, where Hurricane Zeta had torn through littering the city with debris.

Over 62,000 PPE Items Found in Oceans and on…

Over 62,000 PPE Items Found in Oceans and on Beach Shorelines. During last month’s annual International Coastal Cleanup event organized by Ocean Conservancy, a total of 62,210 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) items were recovered. These items, including single-use masks and rubber gloves, were gathered from beach shorelines and oceans around the world. . Dr. George Leonard, a chief scientist with the nonprofit organization, called PPE waste a “significant threat” to marine life. . According to ‘Environmental Science & Technology,’ an estimated 129 billion face masks and 65 billion gloves are being used monthly across the globe. Chad Nelsen, CEO of the Surfrider Foundation, pointed out how oblivious people are to the impact their PPE is having on the environment. . People may not realize that these blue masks and gloves have plastic in them … what we're using just for a couple of minutes can last on Earth for thousands of years, Chad Nelsen, via ‘People’. He added that with no end to the pandemic in sight, we’re just “scratching the surface” of this new threat. . If we are not concerned or careful, it could become a big setback and a disastrous situation for oceans, Chad Nelsen, via ‘People’

Ryan, Falcons avenge earlier loss to Panthers, 25…

Matt Ryan threw for 281 yards and ran for a touchdown, Younghoe Koo made four field goals and the Atlanta Falcons held on to beat the Carolina Panthers 25-17 to avoid a series season sweep

Family reviews police bodycam after fatal shooting

A lawyer for the family of a Philadelphia man shot by police has called for more training "specifically on keeping people alive." (Oct. 29)

A Golf Legend Endorses Trump

A president who loves to golf just got endorsed by one of the biggest names in the game. Jack Nicklaus posted a lengthy statement on Twitter , saying that Trump has delivered on his promises and will keep America from turning into a "socialist" country. Nicklaus, 80, also backed Trump in...

Biden returns to Iowa; Trump plays defense in…

When Joe Biden was last in Iowa, his campaign was on the verge of collapse and he was soundly trounced in the caucuses

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Star Couple Makes Big News

In between new episodes of Saturday Night Live , a life-changing ceremony has taken place. "We're thrilled to break the news that Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost were married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony with their immediate family and love ones," an Instagram post announced Thursday. The actress and...

Hundreds of Hawaiian shelter pets flown to…

Hundreds of pets from the Hawaiian islands were flown to the mainland on Thursday and will be taken in by shelters in Washington state, Oregon, Idaho and Montana to alleviate tight shelter space brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Oct. 29)

How To Play The Mortgage Game To Get The Lowest…

Going through the mortgage approval process can be tedious, time-consuming, and stressful. But working hard to get a lower interest rate is totally worth it. According to Business Insider, prospective homebuyers should give themselves at least a few months to get prepared for the rigamarole. First, get your credit score up as high as you can. Second, get your debt-to-income ratio as low as you can. Always pay on time, and pay off any credit card balances before applying for a new mortgage. Take at least a six-month moratorium from applying for new accounts as well. Finally, shop around for the best rate that's suitable for your particular situation. Good luck!

Illinois judge to rule on Rittenhouse extradition…

The mother of a 17-year-old accused of killing two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is among those slated to testify at a hearing in Illinois to decide if her son should be extradited across the border to stand trial on homicide charges

Kanye West Features Kardashian Kids in Yeezy…

Kanye West Features Kardashian Kids in Yeezy Christian Academy Video . West first announced the Yeezy Christian Academy via Twitter in September. On Thursday, the 43-year-old rapper shared a video of his and Kim Kardashian's daughter, North, . alongside Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick's kids, Mason and Penelope, . with other children in a Yeezy Christian Academy video message promoting hope. Dear future, we still believe in you. We believe in our families. In our future, we will hear. Our future has homes for everyone. , Children, via Yeezy Christian Academy Twitter video. Our future has food for everyone. Our future has love. Jesus loves everyone. Let's lead with love. Our future is waiting on us! , Children, via Yeezy Christian Academy Twitter video. It is not yet known if the school is a certified learning institution or if it will be open to the public

New Mask Concept May Help Limit COVID-19 Spread

Researchers at Northwestern University have developed an idea for a face mask designed to make wearers less infectious. According to UPI, the concept could be an important tool in the fight against COVID-19. The design proposes treating face mask material with anti-viral chemicals that would sanitize the user's exhalation breath. According to UPI, the chemicals would "have no impact on inhalation and would not impede breathing. Researchers say the chemicals would sanitize escaped droplets from masks so that wearers "become less infectious". According to researchers, the mask design is still in the concept stage and is not available for purchase.

Macron: 'We Will Give In to Nothing'

At the site of the latest terrorist attack in France, President Emmanuel Macron insisted the nation will stand its ground. Three people were killed Thursday in knife attacks that began in a Catholic church in Nice. Police said the suspect, a 21-year-old Tunisian national, was shot by officers but survived....

Extensive damage across Louisiana coast from…

An all too familiar scene this hurricane season, Louisiana residents out assessing the damage after a hurricane. AccuWeathers Jonathan Petramala was where the damage from Zeta was the worst.

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Millions of Americans Plan to Relocate to More…

Millions of Americans Plan to Relocate to More Affordable Areas Amid Pandemic. According to a survey conducted by Upwork, about 14 to 23 million U.S. households — up to 11.5% — plan to move to a different city or region. The percentage was even higher among residents in major cities — 20.6%. . As our survey shows, many people see remote work as an opportunity to relocate to where they want and where they can afford to live, Upwork chief economist Adam Ozimek, via statement. This is an early indicator of the much larger impacts that remote work could have in increasing economic efficiency and spreading opportunity, Upwork chief economist Adam Ozimek, via statement. The majority of respondents intend to move at least two hours from their current location in search of a home that is at least 10% more affordable. Though big cities may take a hit, Upwork chief economist Adam Ozimek believes the shift will provide more opportunity for both workers and employers. In the remote world organizations can find talented workers wherever they live; and this opens up opportunity for companies to build a well-skilled workforce, Upwork chief economist Adam Ozimek, via statement

Asia Today: Japan crosses 100,000 cases, 9 months…

Japan’s health ministry says coronavirus cases have topped 100,000, nine months after the first case was found in mid-January

Vince Vaughn embodies a teen girl for ‘Freaky’

Vince Vaughn said portraying a teen in "Freaky" took a team effort. (Oct. 29)