Wednesday, October 4th, 2023


Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar was carjacked in Washington D.C. Monday night by three armed men, the second Democrat in Congress to be victimized in D.C. this year. Cuellar was unharmed and joked Tuesday about “young punks” taking his sushi dinner. (More)

➤ Hunter Biden pleaded not guilty to three charges related to concealing drug use while buying a gun, appearing in Delaware court Tuesday after a judge turned down his request to appear by video conference. Biden’s lawyers say the charges violate the Second Amendment. (More)

The judge in Donald Trump’s New York civil trial imposed a limited gag order on all participants, banning them from saying anything about court personnel. Trump had posted a photo of the judge’s law clerk posing with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. (More)

➤ A state senator from North Dakota and his family were killed in a plane crash in Utah this weekend. The single-engine Piper was carrying Sen. Doug Larsen, his wife, and two young children when it went down near Moab. (More)

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➤ The Texas Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 Tuesday afternoon in their first-of-three wild-card playoff series, and the Minnesota Twins defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 in their first game. (More)

Thanks to Taylor Swift, Sunday night’s NFL game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the N.Y. Jets was the most-watched Sunday show since the Super Bowl, attracting 27 million viewers, including millions of teenage girls. (More)

Monday Night Football was a lopsided 24-3 game won by the Seattle Seahawks, but viewers of Peyton and Eli Manning’s “Manningcast” got to see Will Ferrell teach Eli how to scream his classic line: “Ma, the meatloaf!” (See Video)


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Big Stock Move: Lantheus Holdings stock shot up 10% Wednesday on news that Eli Lilly agreed to pay $1.4 billion to acquire a Lantheus partner, Point Biopharma. (More)

➤ Macy’s plans to open up to 30 new stores in strip shopping centers, moving away from its traditional anchor role at large indoor malls. The new shops will be significantly smaller, only one-fifth the size of its big department stores. (More)

An appeals court tossed out a $238 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson that had been awarded to plaintiffs claiming they developed cancer from J&J’s talc powder. The court ordered a new trial. (More)

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Science & Technology

The Nobel Prize for physics was awarded Tuesday to three scientists who used super-fast laser pulses — one quintillionth of a second long — to capture glimpses of spinning electrons for the first time. (More)

The Federal Communications Commission issued the first-ever fine for leaving space junk in orbit to Dish Network. The FCC ordered Dish to pay $150,000 for not moving a defunct satellite further away from Earth. (More)

Researchers at Colorado State University have developed three robots that can morph their bodies and legs to crawl, shimmy, or swim over difficult terrain, like insects. (See Video)

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➤ This dentist’s breakthrough could stop you from snoring on the first night. (More)  

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Wisdom Wednesday

 Enlightenment doesn’t always have to be deadly serious. Sometimes the most thoughtful words turn out also to be the funniest. Here are 81 wise observations that will make you smile. (See List)

➤ A woman who turned 107 this month at a nursing home in North Carolina shared her advice on living a happy life, starting with: “You have to evaluate what you have, and how special it is, and how lucky you are.” (See Her Advice)

Elie Wiesel, the famous author and Nobel laureate, was also a teacher. A new book, “Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom,” lists eight of the best books of wisdom. (See Books)

Et Cetera

 The Powerball jackpot is now over $1.2 billion, the third largest in history, after 32 straight draws without a winner. If taken in a single payout, the estimated cash value after taxes is over $500 million. The next drawing is tomorrow. (More)

➤ Residents of a small Cornish town produced a catchy music video describing their medical symptoms and proposed compensation benefits to recruit a doctor for the town. The video earned over 2 million views — and a new doctor. (See Video)

King penguins, more than 400,000 of them, have gathered on a frigid Antarctic island beach to raise the next generation of newly hatched penguin chicks. (See Video)

Poll Position

Baseball playoffs are here. Do you plan to watch any of the games?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Tuesday’s Results:

Planning to travel before the end of the year? What’s your preferred mode of transportation?

  1. Fly – First class: 9%
  2. Fly – On low fare: 23%
  3. Train: 5%
  4. Bus: 2%
  5. Drive: 61%

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Quote “I might have been given a bad break, but I’m still the luckiest man alive.”

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, referencing Lou Gehrig’s famous farewell speech, after being ousted as House Speaker.

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