ELECTION: That’s not the only election news making headlines. We’ll fill you in. Across the country, there were some protests as election results keep coming in. This comes as police are investigating an apparent plot to attack Pennsylvania Convention Center, where votes were being tallied last night. Oh, and Twitter permanently suspended Steve Bannon (as in Trump’s former adviser) after he called for attacks on Dr. Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Chrisopther Wray. Yes, really. Meanwhile, all eyes are on Georgia’s Senate races, which are expected to go to runoffs and could determine which party wins the Senate. And in other news, multiple states gave the thumbs-up to amendments that’d cut racist language.
DISASTERS: Recently, Storm Eta - formerly a Category 4 hurricane - brought torrential rain and high winds to Guatemala. That caused landslides that have killed at least 50 people so far. More than 20 other people are reported to have died as a result of the storm. Now, it looks like it’s regenerating in the Caribbean Sea and heading towards Florida. Meanwhile, California just declared that it will bar insurers from dropping homeowners for one year in many parts of the state. Because, wildfires. And speaking of which, new research says that it’s urgent that we cut greenhouse gases from food productions. Plus that we can’t stop climate change by just focusing on emissions from fossil fuels.
CORONAVIRUS: The US recorded more than 121,000 new coronavirus cases yesterday. Not a typo. That marks an all-time high for the coronavirus pandemic in the US - with the previous all-time high being just the day before. Now, the CDC is predicting that about 31,000 more Americans could die of the virus in the next couple weeks. Cue officials intro’ing new restrictions in many areas. Meanwhile, Europe is still facing a huge increase in coronavirus cases - leading to new restrictions and lockdowns in some countries. And on that note: ESPN is reportedly planning on laying off 300 employees, while also not filling 200 job positions.