Trump says he’s ‘running angry’ and ‘happy’; World Series opens tonight; Midwest’s winter weather
Today is Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. Let’s get caught up.
These headlines are in the news this morning: President Trump took on Dr. Fauci, the press and the polls as the campaign hits final stretch; the Rays and Dodgers open World Series play tonight; and the upper Midwest has snow in the forecast.
Read on for these stories, other top headlines, celebrity birthdays and more.
‘Running angry’: Trump attacks Dr. Fauci, press and polls
An angry President Donald Trump has come out swinging against Dr. Anthony Fauci, the press and polls that show him trailing Democrat Joe Biden in key battleground states in a disjointed closing message two weeks before Election Day.
On the third day of a western campaign swing, Trump was facing intense pressure to turn around his campaign, hoping for the type of last-minute surge that gave him a come-from-behind victory four years ago. But his inconsistent message, another rise in coronavirus cases and his attacks on experts like Fauci could undermine his final efforts to appeal to voters outside his most loyal base.
“I’m not running scared,” Trump told reporters on Monday before taking off for Tucson, Arizona, for his fifth rally in three days. “I think I’m running angry. I’m running happy, and I’m running very content ’cause I’ve done a great job.” Read more 2020 Election coverage here:
Few fans, masked umps, muted celebrations for World Series
A World Series like no other opens Tuesday night with Clayton Kershaw’s Los Angeles Dodgers pursuing redemption, Kevin Kiermaier’s Tampa Bay Rays seeking acclaim and Major League Baseball relieved just to reach the championship of the pandemic-delayed season.
Buzz figures to be dampened, with attendance down to about 11,000 in the smallest crowd for a Series game since roughly 1909. Read the full story here:
In other news today …
- Wasting no time, the Senate is on track to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court by next Monday, charging toward a rare weekend session as Republicans push past procedural steps to install President Donald Trump’s pick before Election Day.
- The Supreme Court will allow Pennsylvania to count mailed-in ballots received up to three days after the Nov. 3 election, rejecting a Republican plea in the presidential battleground state.
- A judge heard hours of arguments and witness testimony Monday but did not immediately issue a ruling in a lawsuit seeking to prevent Virginia’s governor from removing an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond.
- The Justice Department announced charges Monday against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in South Korea and American businesses.
- A magnitude 7.5 earthquake prompted a tsunami warning Monday for a nearly thousand-mile stretch of Alaska’s southern coast, with waves over 2 feet at the nearest community as the threat subsided.
- Jeff Bridges says he is being treated for lymphoma and his prognosis is good.
- Kyle Larson can return to NASCAR competition next season following a long suspension for using a racial slur while playing a video game.
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Today’s national forecast
An October snow is moving toward the upper Midwest where over 6 million are under winter weather advisories. CNN Meteorologist Pedram Javaheri has the forecast. Watch here: