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Chinese manufacturing expands in October but at…

China’s manufacturing activity expanded in October for the eighth straight month, though at a slightly slower rate than in September

'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

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...

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)

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.

Maryland shocks Minnesota 45-44 in OT on missed…

A crazy, thrilling game ended in overtime Friday night when Minnesota’s Brock Walker missed a conversion after a potential tying touchdown, giving Maryland a stunning 45-44 comeback upset victory

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!

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.

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...

NASA shares sounds from our solar system for…

Think back to the eeriest sound you've ever heard. Now take a listen to some of the sounds from our own solar system as a special Halloween treat from NASA.

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

Asia Today: Australia to spend on vaccines for…

Australia has announced it will spend $351 million to secure COVID-19 vaccines for the Pacific and Southeast Asia as part of a shared recovery for the region

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)

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,...

Dove Awards name for KING & COUNTRY top artist

Brother duo for KING & COUNTRY earned their first artist of the year award at the Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards

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,...

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)

Bed Bath & Beyond Cuts Coupons

Bed Bath and Beyond is moving away from its famous coupons. The retailer is known for coupons offering 15 to 20% off its selection of various home goods. Customers often receive coupons in the mail. According to Business Insider, an internal study by the company found coupons were often ineffective or unnecessary to customers.

Arby's and Buffalo Wild Wings owner buying Dunkin…

Dunkin’ doughnuts and coffee is being combined with Buffalo Wild Wings and Arby’s sandwiches

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.

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.

McDonald's Brings Back an Old Favorite

McDonald's is bringing back a classic sandwich nationwide as it tries to recover from a year slammed by the pandemic. The McRib will be temporarily available at all 14,000-plus locations in the US starting December 2, reports CNBC . The popular pork sandwich (it's boneless, despite the name) debuted 40...

Kitty experiences first snowfall of the season

The recent snowfall in Saugus, Massachusetts, caught this cat's attention as it curiously looks out the window on Oct. 30.

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

Major college football bowl season set to kickoff…

The bowl season starts Dec. 19, the day most of the major college football conferences are set to play their championship games, and includes 37 games

Biden hits Trump on COVID, faces noisy protesters

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden took his campaign to Minn., where he hit President Donald Trump for comments Trump made about COVID and health care workers. Biden also faced noisy protesters. (Oct. 31)