*TYPHOON MEGI IS STILL ACTIVE IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN, having already attacked areas of Taiwan, China, and the Phillipines. PEOPLE IN THAT REGION OF THE WORLD ARE ADVISED TO TAKE THE APPROPRIATE PRECAUTIONS IF POSSIBLE.
*Strikes and disruption of services continue in France over a goverment proposal to alter the retirement age from 65 to 67 and push back early retirement to age 62.
*British Petroleum is planning to sell some of its assets in order to pay damages and expenses resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill this year. There were eleven workers killed and over 200 million gallons of oil released into the Gulf of Mexico during that disaster!
*Connecticut residents have been asked NOT to wear any merchandise from or representing the World Wrestling Entertainment organization on or around any polling places come Election Day. Doing so has been declared a violation of the polling place neutrality zone since Linda Mcmanon is running against current State Attorney General Dick Blumenthal for a Senate seat to represent the Nutmeg State. Anyone in violation of this request will be asked to leave and come back without the offending merchandise.
*Another Toyota recall has begun in regards to potential brake fluid and fuel pump problems between various Lexus and Avalon models.
*WikiLeaks has released almost 400,000 field reports from the Iraq War.
*Astronomers announced the discovery of galaxy UDFy-38135539 as it becomes the most distant (known) object observed from Earth.
*The Texas Rangers beat the New York Yankees to become the American League representative in the 2010 World Series. The National League representative has yet to be chosen between the San Francisco Giants and the Philladelphia Phillies. The fall classic of Major League Baseball is scheduled to begin October 27.
IN ENTERTAINMENT NEWS...
*Gary Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip celebrates its 40th anniversary this month.
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