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One man has been arrested in connection with the Kansas City bar shooting over the weekend that left four dead and five wounded.
Javier Alatorre has been apprehended — he’s 23. His accomplice, 29-year-old Hugo Villanueva-Morales, is still on the lam.
Bail was set at $1 million.
Heath Bumpous is in jail in Texas after robbing a bank Friday afternoon.
He turned himself in two hours after the robbery. He told authorities he was supposed to get married the next day and didn’t have money to pay for the venue or a ring.
The bank reported the incident to police, who circulated a still image of Bumpous on social media. That’s when his fiancee recognized him and told him to turn himself in.
This year’s Barbie Career of the Year doll is a judge.
The Barbie Judge Doll comes with a lacy collar, black robe, and gavel.
You can get yours for $12.99 wherever dolls are sold.
The US Geological Survey says there were two earthquakes near Charlotte over the weekend, but most people wouldn’t have felt them.
They measured 2.1 and 1.8 magnitude, outside Indian Trail.
No damage was reported.
We’re still discovering moons around planets in our own solar system: Astronomers have identified twenty additional moons orbiting the sixth planet, Saturn — bringing the grand total to 82 and surpassing Jupiter’s 79.
But they’re not very big; each is about 3 miles across. Seventeen of them orbit in the direction opposite of Saturn’s rotation, an anomaly called “retrograde direction.”
General Motors is postponing the release of the 2020 Corvette Stingray as the United Auto Workers strike stalls into its fourth week.
Both current production and plant upgrades need to happen before the automaker can begin mass production of the new generation of Corvette — and neither can happen while workers are on strike.
Grocery chain Kroger has announced plans to stop selling e-cigarettes.
A statement said the decision reflects the current atmosphere of “mounting questions and increasingly-complex regulatory environment associated with these products.”
Other chains with e-cig bans include Harris Teeter, Ralphs, and Fred Meyer, WLWT 5 reports.
Harley-Davidson’s new electric “LiveWire” motorcycle was designed to attract new, environmentally conscious riders.
But dealers tell Reuters that the bulk of preorders are coming from existing riders. That’s bad news for the historic motorcycle maker, which has seen sales decline over the last four years.
Americans are spending longer than ever on their daily commute.
The average hit 27 minutes in 2018, a record high for the US Census Bureau.
SFGate does the math:
The average American has added about two minutes to their one-way commute since 2009, the data shows. That may not sound like a lot, but those numbers add up: The typical commuter now spends 20 more minutes a week commuting than they did a decade ago. Over the course of a year, it works out to about 17 additional hours commuting.
The former chief engineer for Ethiopian Airlines says the airplane records of the crashed Boeing 737 Max jet last year were accessed a day after the disaster — but there’s no word on whether those records were altered.
The whistleblower says management of the airline fabricated documents and signed off on repairs that weren’t properly made.
RIP TAYLOR has died. The comedian, who is known for his over-the-top gags, passed away Sunday in Beverly Hills. No cause of death was shared. He was 84.
ILHAN OMAR is leaving her husband AHMED HIRSI. The Minnesota Congresswoman reportedly filed for divorce on Friday. The split comes on the heels of Omar denying any issues in her marriage following rumors she was having an affair with her campaign consultant TIM MYNETT.
According to the docs, Omar stated an “irretrievable breakdown of the marriage relationship” as the reasoning. The docs also state she wants joint legal and physical custody of the 3 kids she shares with Hirsi.
GABBY BARRETT and CADE FOEHNER are married. The former “American Idol” contestants tied the knot on Saturday in Garrison, Texas. The two, who competed together on season 16 of the ABC singing competition, announced their engagement last March.
Impeachment Circus – 10/8/19
SUBPOENAS FLY: House Democrats are widening their dragnet against PRESIDENT TRUMP and his administration. On Monday, House committees subpoenaed the Department of Defense and the Office of Management and Budget for documents that may or may not answer the question of whether Trump withheld military aide to Ukraine contingent on the country opening an investigation in JOE BIDEN and his son.
DEMS MULL THE UNPRECEDENTED: Meanwhile, the Dem impeachment ringleaders are clamping down on their own information. They’re considering masking the identity of both whistleblowers in the Trump/Ukraine situation. The individuals need to appear before congress, but Dems are thinking about taking the unprecedented—and ludicrous step—of having them testify remotely and masking their voices and faces, like in a witness protection video.
SCHIFF FACES LAWSUIT: RUDY GIULIANI is planning a legal offensive of his own. The personal attorney to Trump says he plans to sue Rep. ADAM SCHIFF, the House Dem ringleading the impeachment circus, as well as Rep. RASHIDA TLAIB. Giuliani says comments both have made amount to intimidation tactics and says the Dems are involved in a “conspiracy to remove the president at all costs.”
PLAYING HIS CARD: A former GEORGE W. BUSH chief of staff is endorsing the impeachment inquiry into Trump. ANDREW CARD, who led the White House from 2001 to 2006, said “clearly lines have been crossed” and that the inquiry is “warranted.”
PORTMAN BREAKS: Another Republican came out against Trump’s remarks that China should investigate Biden and his son. Ohio Sen. ROB PORTMAN called the comments “not appropriate” but did not say they were impeachable. Trump has accused the Bidens of taking billions in payoffs from China while Joe was veep.
SOFTENING SUPPORT? A string of new polls hint that Trump’s firewall of support among his Republican base might be getting soft. The share of Republicans backing the impeachment inquiry doubled to 16% from 8% in August. A CBS poll found 23% of Republicans backing impeachment. And a USA Today survey found 30% of Repubs called Trump asking Ukraine to investigate Biden “an abuse of power.”
A federal judge in New York threw out a lawsuit by PRESIDENT TRUMP, in his capacity as a private citizen, that sought to keep his tax records private. In a scorching 75-page ruling on Monday, Judge VICTOR MARRERO rejected longstanding Department of Justice opinions that a president can’t be indicted while in office. That’s contrary to the framer’ intent of preventing a monarch with absolute power, he said—but it also ignores the possibility that a presidential administration could be completely crippled by baseless partisan prosecutions.
The federal budget deficit for 2019 is now estimated at $984 billion. That’s 4.7% of the nation’s entire gross domestic product and the highest level since 2012, the Congressional Budget Office reported on Monday.
“Mahvolursun Trump” means “Die Trump” in Turkey, and Twitter is apologizing for allowing the phrase to trend in that country for a brief time on Monday.
The phrase took off after PRESIDENT TRUMP announced the U.S. withdrawal from Syria and subsequently threatened to “totally destroy and obliterate the economy of Turkey” if the country stepped out of line without U.S. forces around. The Twitter trend was then set in motion by an ultra-leftist Turkish politician.
A new poll found what other recent polls have—ELIZABETH WARREN has taken the lead from JOE BIDEN, though narrowly. The October IBD/TIPP poll found 27% of Dem voters back Warren, 26% back smokin’ Joe, and only 10% still support BERNIE SANDERS. PETE BUTTIGIEG got the support of 7%, up from 5 in the last poll. No other candidates has more than 3% support.
No winner for Saturday night’s Powerball drawing. Wednesday’s drawing will be for a $80 million jackpot or a $57.2 million cash payout.
No winner for Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing. Tonight’s drawing will be for a $55 million jackpot or a $39.7 million cash payout.
Here’s what’s new on TV tonight:
• NCIS / NBC / 7:00 pm
• The Conners / ABC / 7:00 pm
• The Voice / NBC / 7:00 pm
• The Resident / FOX / 7:00 pm
• Bless This Mess / ABC / 7:30 pm
• FBI / CBS / 8:00 pm
• Mixed-ish / ABC / 8:00 pm
• This is Us / NBC / 8:00 pm
• Empire / FOX / 8:00 pm
• Blackish / ABC / 8:30 pm
• NCIS: New Orleans / CBS / 9:00 pm
• Emergence / ABC / 9:00 pm
• New Amsterdam / NBC / 9:00 pm
Here’s who’s on the late-night chat shows:
• Jimmy Kimmel: Tyler Perry, Sunny Hostin, Gina Brillon
• Jimmy Fallon: Clive Owen, Elsie Fisher, Lewis Capaldi
• Stephen Colbert: Will Smith, Andrew Scott
• Seth Meyers: Kenan Thompson, David Remnick, Steve Gorman
• James Corden: Bradley Whitford, King Calaway
LINDSAY LOHAN will not be on season two of “The Masked Singer Australia.” According to New Idea, the actress will be replaced as a celebrity judge due to her “tricky demands” and “complete lack of respect for time schedules.”
Lindsay has denied being a “diva” and claims people are just digging for “negativity.”
RIHANNA announced Monday that she will be releasing her first ever self-titled visual autobiography. There will be three-limited editions: the most luxe option features a 2,000-pound hand-carved marble pedestal from Portugal. (It’s already sold out BTW).
The luxury supreme version includes a gold custom bookstand for $5.5K and lastly, the limited edition Fenty x Phaidon version for $175 features a steel bookstand.
The book contains more than 1,000 photos documenting the pop star’s life.
JENNIFER LOPEZ is being sued for copyright infringement over a photo she posted to Instagram in 2017. According to the court docs, Splash News and Picture Agency states they are the owner and exclusive copyright holder of the picture.
The company is seeking $150K and an injunction against Lopez and her team, stopping them from posting the photo again.
ALEX TREBEK may be leaving “Jeopardy” sooner than he’d hoped. In a recent interview, the game show host revealed that the side effects from his pancreatic cancer treatments have been affecting him more and more. He is starting to slur his words and his tongue isn’t working at times.
Alex, who has been at the helm of the show since 1984, said the show’s producers have been supportive and tell him everything is fine, but he knows that won’t be the case forever.
VERONICA MORALES is disputing BEYONCE’s claim that daughter, BLUE IVY CARTER, is a “cultural icon” in a battle over trademarking the moniker.
According to The Blast, JAY-Z and Bey have been trying to trademark their daughter’s name since 2012 and in doing so, have been fighting with the wedding planner whose business shares the same name.
Morales, who opened her company in 2009, filed a trademark for the name in 2012. Blue Ivy was born in January 2012.
Bey says that Morales’ company is a “small business, with just three regional offices and a handful of employees” and that her daughter is a “cultural icon.”
The case is expected to go to trial.
LUANN DE LESSEPS may be rekindling an old flame. According to Page Six, the “Real Housewives of New York City” star, may be back together with RICH SUPER. An insider told the outlet that the pair have reunited, but are not calling themselves a couple yet.
Rich reportedly broke up with Luann in 2018, just before she entered rehab.
In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar for her new Apple TV series “The Morning Show,” REESE WITHERSPOON dished on her longtime friendship with JENNIFER ANISTON, who also stars in the new series.
Witherspoon said, “We met on the set of “Friends;” I played her sister…She was so sweet to me.” She added, “I was really nervous, but she told me ‘Oh, my gosh—don’t worry about it!’ and we have been friends ever since.”
The house made famous in the first “Scream” film is offering die-hard fans one last chance to get scared by Ghostface. ANTHONY MASI and NATE RAGON, the masterminds behind Screamoween, are hosting one last recreation of the rager at the actual home.
The bash is set for Halloween night. Tickets are $199 a pop, with only 150 spots available.
50 CENT is producing a new docuseries covering a number of celebs, including TEKASHI69. According to sources close to production, the scripted series will feature Tekashi, SNOOP DOGG, SCOTT STORCH, RAFER ALSTON and 50, himself.
The series will be called “A Moment in Time” and will be made up of 6-8 episodes, each about an hour, dedicated to each subject.
MILEY CYRUS and CODY SIMPSON are not dating, nor do they plan to start. According to ET, a source says that the two have “no plans to start dating…Miley and Cody have been friends for years. They have hooked up in the past. Cody and Miley have no plans to start dating each other exclusively. They both just want to have fun and are open and honest with each other about that.”
One more time for the people in the back…they have no plans to date.
THE DAILY KARDASHOPUS
KYLIE JENNER is finding her “happy” after her breakup with TRAVIS SCOTT. Late Sunday, the beauty mogul posted a cryptic Instagram post that said, “Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you.”
PEOPLE confirmed last week that the two are taking a break after two years together.
KIM KARDASHIAN-WEST, her sister KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN and their combined 7 kids are in Armenia. While there, the group visited the St. Hovhannes-Mkrtich Church where SAINT WEST, CHICAGO WEST, PSALM WEST, REIGN DISICK and MASON DISICK were all set to be baptized.
It is unclear if Kourtney’s daughter, PENELOPE DISICK, was also baptized at the church.
NORTH WEST was baptized in Jerusalem back in 2015.
WE'LL NEVER BE ROYALS
PRINCE HARRY and MEGHAN MARKLE are joining forces with PRINCE WILLIAM and KATE MIDDLETON for a good cause. The Cambridges and Sussexes are uniting to share a powerful and inspiring message about mental health.
According to Harper’s Bazaar, the Fab Four is taking part in Britain’s National Health Service initiative and lending their voices to a new online program called, Every Mind Matters.
Other notable celebs that appear in the clip include, GILLIAN ANDERSON, GLENN CLOSE and FREDDIE FLINTOFF.
DAY OF THE YEAR
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Face Your Fears Day
World Octopus Day
Ada Lovelace Day
International Podiatry Day
ON THIS DATE
1871 – A series of fires kill between 1500 and 2500 people near Peshtigo, Wisconsin.
The firestorm wreaked havoc across Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan after strong winds caused smaller fires to spread very quickly.
The same storms instigated the Great Chicago Fire, which because of its notoriety as a larger city has left tragedy in Peshtigo forgotten.
By some accounts, the firestorm generated a tornado so powerful that rail cars were picked up into the air. Those who survived stayed wet in the Peshtigo River.
1919 – The first coast-to-coast air race is held between California and New York.
63 planes participated, with some leaving from California and the others from New York. The race was round-trip.
The winner flew a Havilland-4 with a Liberty motor. He had the fastest total elapsed time, including rest stops, breaks and refueling—finishing the race in just over 3 days. However, he was fourth in flight time, at 24 hours, 59 minutes, and 49 seconds.
1956 – Don Larsen pitches the only perfect game in a World Series.
The New York Yankee had only lasted 1.2 innings in game 2 of the series. Back at the mound for game 5, he threw 97 pitches and only one batter for the Brooklyn Dodgers managed to get a 3-ball count.
The achievement earned Larsen the World Series MVP award that year.
1967 – Che Guevara meets his end.
The communist terrorist was wounded and captured in a skirmish with the Bolivian army. He would be executed the next day.
Guevara had been fomenting revolution in South American countries, plus Cuba. He was instrumental in installing Castro as the head there, and even served in the administration.
1991 – Croatia declares independence from Yugoslavia.
After 4 years of fighting, the Croatians were fully victorious, preserving their borders completely, though at a significant cost of life and economic devastation.
Tensions remain high with the Serbs across the border.
2001 – President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security, about 2 months after the 9/11 attacks.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge was tapped to lead the effort to seal the gaps in intelligence gathering that may have otherwise prevented 9/11.
By the end of the following year, the office was formally transformed into a cabinet-level department.
Bella Thorne – actress – 22
Barbara Palvin – model – 26
Angus T. Jones – “Two and a Half Men” star – 26
Trent Harmon – “American Idol” season 15 winner – 29
Bruno Mars – 34
Nick Cannon – TV personality – 39
The Miz – wrestler – 39
Anne-Marie Duff – actress – 49
Matt Damon – actor – 49
Sigourney Weaver – 70
R.L. Stine – “Goosebumps” author – 76
Chevy Chase – actor – 76
Jesse Jackson – 78