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TechNews for the week: October 30; October 28; October 26;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
Japan, the world's third-largest economy, vows to become carbon-neutral by 2050;
Russia makes missile offer in effort to restart talks on arms control; Tumult at home, ailing alliances abroad: Why Trump's America has been a 'gift' to Putin;
Belarus Opposition Calls General Strike, as Protesters Gird for Long Fight;
Roots of War: When Armenia Talked Tough, Azerbaijan Took Action;
Thousands of Iraqis head back to the streets, a year after protests swept their nation;
Al Qaeda Feels Losses in Syria and Afghanistan but Stays Resilient;
Airstrikes on camp for Turkish-backed rebels in Syria kill dozens;
Key allies of Benjamin Netanyahu are also fueling Israel's big COVID-19 spike; US passports for citizens from Jerusalem to say born in Israel;
Sudan's leader: Israel deal 'incentive' to end pariah status;
France and Germany announce second national lockdowns to curb soaring coronavirus infections; Germany's CDU postpones party conference to select next leader;
Polish Women Lead Strike Over Abortion Ruling Amid Threats of Crackdown ;
China's Kashgar had a coronavirus outbreak. Within two days, 4.5 million people were tested;
How Trump and Bolsonaro Broke Latin America's Covid-19 Defenses;
U.S. elections resemble those of fragile democracies; A Trump Victory May Push His Defense Secretary Out an Open Door;
Trump tried to rewrite history by claiming credit for an Obama achievement on veterans health care;
More than 700 leading economists, including 7 Nobel winners, urge US voters to reject Trump, a 'selfish and reckless' president;
Trump says mail voting is bad, but absentee voting is good. His lawyers admit they’re the same thing; Trump campaign sues in Nevada to stop Vegas-area vote count;
Pennsylvania Top Court Says Mail-In Ballots Can't Be Rejected Over Signature Mismatches;
Supreme Court rejects Democratic request to extend deadline for counting mail-in ballots in Wisconsin, a key battleground state;
Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court, cementing a 6-3 conservative majority with Trump’s third justice;
Despite rhetoric, GOP has supported packing state courts;
Trump privately told donors it would be ‘very tough' for GOP to hold Senate, saying: 'I don't want to help some of them';
Fearful calls flood election offices as Trump attacks mail-in voting, threatening participation in GOP strongholds;
'Just like propaganda': the three men enabling Trump's voter fraud lies; Seeking power in Jesus' name: Trump sparks a rise of 'Patriot Churches';
Justice Kavanaugh seems to argue no votes should be counted after Election Day. He may get his wish in key states;
Kavanaugh corrects controversial opinion after Vermont fact-checks false claim about mail-in voting;
Trump's plea to supporters raises fears of voter intimidation;
Early-voting surge scrambles expectations as states approach 2016 turnout; They Did Not Vote in 2016. Why They Plan to Skip the Election Again;
Supreme Court Galvanizes Push for Early Voting by Wisconsin Democrats; Democrats in Pa. and N.C. claim key wins at Supreme Court ahead of election;
Florida judge involved in vote-counting donated to Trump multiple times;
Judge: Virginia Can't Count Ballots With Missing Postmarks; One-Third of Absentee Ballots in GOP-Strong Texas County Rejected;
'Tsunamis of Misinformation' Overwhelm Local Election Officials;
More than 230 election-related federal lawsuits have been filed already;
USPS data shows Major delays slow mail voting in swing states as strict deadlines loom;
Trump predicts massive stimulus deal after election, but negotiations have mostly ended; Trump's Philanthropy: Big Tax Write-Offs and Claims That Don't Always Add Up ;
Trump vowed to 'drain the swamp.' Instead, he has presided over a norm-shattering expansion of private interests in government;
Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Threaten To Sue Lincoln Project Over Times Square Billboards;
Trump cancels millions of dollars in Florida ad spending; Trump's $250 million coronavirus ad campaign had 'partisan' edge, down to the celebrities chosen to participate;
A close Trump ally in Congress accused of violating rules with political ads showing him in Air Force uniforms;
Trump has brought his company more than $2.5 million from taxpayers; Bills include $3 glasses of water;
Donald Trump owes real estate debts of $1.1bn with $900m due in next four years; How Trump Maneuvered His Way Out of Trouble in Chicago;
When Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was overseeing the U.S.-China trade war, he was still on the board of a Chinese joint venture;
Turkish Bank Case Showed Erdogan's Influence With Trump;
Judge denies Justice Dept. attempt to intervene in defamation case brought by woman after Trump denied her rape allegation;
Trump sued over 'partisan' order stripping some civil service protections;
Eli Lilly & Co.'s antibody drug in hospitalized COVID-19 patients is being ended; The Trump Administration Shut a Vaccine Safety Office Last Year. What's the Plan Now?
Scientists warn of new coronavirus variant spreading across Europe;
Coronavirus cases are surging again. These states have refused to loosen rules on who can vote by mail;
President Trump falsely declares coronavirus is 'ending' as virus rates spike and financial markets dip;
The White House could have traced and contained its covid-19 outbreak. It chose not to;
As the pandemic raged and thousands died, government regulators cleared most nursing homes of infection-control violations;
States say they lack federal funds to distribute vaccines as CDC tells them to be ready by Nov. 15;
Trump to strip protections from Tongass National Forest, one of the biggest intact temperate rainforests; Trump rolled back more than 125 environmental safeguards;
Miles Taylor, ex-chief of staff in the Department of Homeland Security, is 'Anonymous' author of book and essay critical of Trump;
A top Interior official has controversial views on race. He used a white supremacist website to support them;
Police took a Black toddler from his family's SUV. Then, the union used his photo as 'propaganda,' attorneys say;
White supremacists accused of intimidating Michigan family;
David Perdue: Georgia senator pulls out of final debate after 'brutal' takedown by Democrat goes viral;
National Guard is requested as protests over Walter Wallace killing engulf Philadelphia;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
Russians Who Pose Election Threat Have Hacked Nuclear Plants and Power Grid;
FBI warns: Ransomware groups targeting US hospitals; Hospitals being hit in coordinated, targeted ransomware attack from Russian-speaking criminals;
The NSA is Refusing to Disclose its Policy on Backdooring Commercial Products; Tracking Users on Waze;
Reverse-Engineering the Redactions in the Ghislaine Maxwell Deposition;
The Legal Risks of Security Research;
Math and science
Water on the moon: NASA says we have definitive evidence at last; How Much Matter Is in the Universe? Scientists Finally Find the Number;
NASA OSIRIS-REx's Sample Capture Preventing Collection Device From Closing; OSIRIS-REx Begins Stowing Process Ahead Of Schedule;
Scientists Identify Technique To Turn Plastic Waste Into Consumer Goods;
As Climate Disasters Pile Up, a Radical Proposal Gains Traction;
New Technology Can Precisely Diagnose Sickle Cell Disease In A Minute;
Web, computing and technology issues
Twitter to Alert Users About Inaccurate Voting Information, Results; Labels Trump's Post About Mail-in-Ballots 'Misleading';
Facebook Takes Down Two Networks Trying to Influence U.S. Election;
YouTube to Add Note About Election Results Not Being Final; TikTok to Limit Spread of Information Prematurely Claiming Election Victories;
Increasing political texts colliding with stricter rules from wireless carriers; Political Advertisers Complain About Problems with Facebook's Blocking;
Facebook, Twitter, Google CEOs grilled by lawmakers about content decisions; Republicans Blast Tech CEOs for Censorship While Democrats Cite 'Sham';
Patreon Removing Accounts Used to Actively Spread QAnon's Beliefs;
Facebook Demands NYU Researchers Stop Collecting Data on Political Ads;
Judge Refuses to Reverse Decision Allowing WeChat on Apple, Google Stores; Appeals Court Rejects U.S. Request to Immediately Ban WeChat;
Trump Administration Tells Court It Has Authority to Ban Use of TikTok;
FCC Votes to Maintain Repeal of Net-Neutrality Rules; Democrats Ask FCC Chair About White House Role in Net Neutrality Decision;
5 new YouTube tricks for watching videos; Three easy steps to cast or mirror your Android phone screen on a TV;
New Windows 10 update permanently removes Adobe Flash; Seven Windows 10 annoyances (and how to fix them);
SC News and Politics
Lou Dobbs goes after Lindsey Graham: 'I don't know why anyone' would vote for him;
Jaime Harrison bets on 'New South' coalition in his against-the-odds bid to oust Sen. Lindsey Graham;
South Carolina Could Reject a Record Number of Absentee Ballots; Federal Judge Orders SC Counties Not to Match Absentee Ballot Signatures;

Business and Economics
Fed Report: 39 States Recorded Improved Economies In September;
Dow Closes Off 650, 2.3%, Monday on Virus Surge and Stimulus Doubt;
Companies doled out millions in bonuses to executives before filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy;
Dow Tumbles 900, or 3.4% Wednesday, as Virus Surges in U.S. and Europe;
U.S. economy grew at a record 7.4% in the 3rd quarter, a sharp reversal from the historic 2nd quarter plunge; 33% annual rate in Q3 but recovery is incomplete;
US STOCKS-Tech slide Friday hits Wall Street as coronavirus cases spiral;
Trump's China Trade War Did Not Reverse Decline In US Manufacturing; Trump's Carrier plant deal fades as economic reality intervenes;
Analysis: Robots, Tech, AI May Take Away Millions Of Jobs;
Administration Proposes Change To H-1B Visa Prioritizing High-Earning Applicants;
Boeing Reports Third-Quarter Earnings; Says It Plans To Cut More Job Cuts;
GM Expanding GM China Advanced Design Center In Shanghai;
Waymo Partners With Daimler To Develop Self-Driving Class 8 Semi Trucks; Mercedes-Benz Says It Has Developed A System Similar To Tesla's Full Self-Driving Software;
Renters thought a CDC order protected them from eviction. Then landlords found loopholes; Malls, Once Meccas of Retail Therapy, Now Homes to Elder Americans;
Economic Indicators; Relative Strength Index (RSI);
2021 Tax Brackets and Other Tax Changes;
COVID-19 outbreak puts Badgers football team on hold, Nebraska game canceled; Bethune-Cookman opts for no sports during 2020-21 school year;
Why Running Won't Ruin Your Knees;
Other news
Meet the KGB Spies Who Invented Fake News; The Seven Commandments of Fake News;
What happens when a narcissist loses? Expect "rage" and "terror," psychologists warn; How will history view Trumps's deployment of the 'lie'?
How Donald Trump Plans to Overthrow American Democracy; Donald Trump will win re-election, and a revolution is coming, billionaire investor predicts;
America's failed response: How Trump politicized the pandemic and ignored decades of preparation;
How Trump learned to embrace the executive order, which he once called an 'easy way out';
'Packing' federal courts is already a serious problem;
QAnon learns to survive - and even thrive - after Silicon Valley's crackdown;
The Tragedy of the 'Tragedy of the Commons';

Colleges Slash Budgets in the Pandemic, With 'Nothing Off-Limits'; College Prices Amid Pandemic Were Historically Low;
Moody's predicts colleges tuition revenue will decline; Report Suggests Pandemic May Have Temporarily Paused Rising Cost Of College;
State Community College Leaders Say COVID-19 Federal Aid Is Necessary To Stay Open; Report: Few Free College Programs Cover Living Expenses;
University Of Wyoming Proposes Elimination Of Positions, Operation Budget Cuts In New Budget Reduction Plan;
Teacher Education Programs Under Greater Threat Of Cuts Amid Pandemic; Pandemic's Impact On Colorado's Colleges Puts Future Of Part-Time Instructors At Risk;
Half Of US Adults Say Colleges That Had Students Return Amid Pandemic Made Right Decision;
Colleges With Increasing COVID Case Counts Showing No Signs Of Shutting Down Amid Pandemic;
More Than Half Of California State University Campuses Saw Increase In Fall Enrollment Amid Pandemic;
National Student Clearinghouse Report Suggests COVID-19 Hits Community Colleges Hard;
U.S. News Highlights Alternative To Four-Year Colleges; Transfers From Two-Year Community Colleges To Four-Year Colleges Rises 2.6% This Fall;
Experts Say Long-Term Remote Learning Amid Pandemic May Impact Students' Well-Being;
Educators Discuss How Racism Affects Mental Health Of Black Students; Higher Education Should Lead Efforts Against Structural Racism;
Black Workers At Universities Often Left Out Of Race Conversations, Higher Education;
Black Administrators Are Rare In Top Higher Education Positions, Experts Suggest To Look At Tenure, Promotion Review Process;
VMI superintendent resigns after Black cadets describe relentless racism; VMI votes to remove Stonewall Jackson statue amid racism accusations by Black cadets;
Foreign Students Less Enthusiastic For Travel To US Since Trump's 2016 Election;
Twenty-Two Democratic State Attorneys General Oppose Administration's Changes To International Student Visa Rules;
Court Rules University Of California Can't Accept SAT, ACT Scores Next Year While It Phases Out Standardized Tests Scores In Admissions;

TechNews for the week: October 23; October 21; October 19;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
The U.S. Once Surged into Helmand Province. Now the Taliban Is, Too;
Syrian newspaper reports U.S. held secret talks with Syria over missing American journalist, sanctions and U.S. military presence;
At Front Lines of a Brutal War: Death and Despair in Nagorno-Karabakh;
Israel ordered a second lockdown in response to coronavirus resurgence. It's not going so well.; One sector of society does not care about others: The haredim;
Israel had a secret embassy in Bahrain for 11 years; The Jewish state is less secure because Trump has not been Israel's friend;
ISIS attacks surge in Africa even as Trump boasts of a '100-percent'-defeated caliphate; 1,300 Prisoners Escape From Congo Jail After an Attack Claimed by ISIS;
The UAE Is Turning Into the World Capital for Weapons Makers; Saudi crown prince sued in U.S. court in journalist Jamal Khashoggi's slaying;
U.S. and Russia near deal to freeze nuclear warheads; Trump Moves Closer to Renewing Nuclear Treaty With Russia;
The United States Can Counter Putin and Assad With a Light Footprint in Syria;
As the Arctic's attractions mount, Greenland is a security black hole; In 'Lobster War,' Indigenous Canadians Face Attacks by Fishermen;
Refugees Who Assisted the U.S. Military Find the Door to America Slammed Shut;
U.S. Officials Warn Iran and Russia Seek to Influence Election in Final Days;
Republicans boycott House intel hearing on the risks of QAnon and other misinformation; A 'nice guy' ran against QAnon for Congress. It cost him everything;
'White Supremacy' Once Meant David Duke and the Klan. Now It Refers to Much More; When Armed Vigilantes Are Summoned With a Few Keystrokes;
A 19-year-old with a van full of guns and explosives plotted to assassinate Biden, federal officials say;
Republicans, it's time to choose between autocracy and a republic; Republican Voters Take a Radical Conspiracy Theory Mainstream;
Amid fears of Election Day chaos, one county prepares for anxious days after the vote;
Federal Appeals Courts Emerge as Crucial for Trump in Voting Cases; U.S. Supreme Court denies GOP request to stop extended deadline for mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania;
Key swing states vulnerable to mail slowdowns, data show; North Carolina's mail-in ballot deadline extension upheld in federal court;
Threatening emails reportedly sent to Democratic voters in three swing states, sparking investigations; Trump Campaign Draws Rebuke for Surveilling Philadelphia Voters;
With 11 days until Election Day, the U.S. already has hit 100% of total 2016 early voting;
Trump falls short on pledges on infrastructure;
Trump Issues Order Giving Him More Leeway to Hire and Fire Federal Workers;
Parents of 545 Children Separated at the Border Cannot Be Found; Trump administration considers labeling top humanitarian groups 'anti-Semitic';
Trump administration pressures CDC to back detention of migrant children in border hotels amid coronavirus;
Migrant parents could face fateful choice: Be separated from their children or stay together in jail;
Trump administration rushing through regulations without public comment or analysis as it prepares for probable loss;
What the Supreme Court's rulings mean for the 2020 Census and Trump's attempt to exclude the undocumented from the count;
Supreme Court to review challenges to Trump's use of military funds for border wall, policy forcing asylum-seekers to stay in Mexico;
Judiciary Committee approves Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination even as Democrats boycott;
Justice Dept. Says Trump's Denial of Rape Accusation Was an Official Act; Trump rape accuser 'stunned' at DOJ no-show at court hearing;
Trump's den of dissent: Inside the White House task force as coronavirus surges; Trump dismisses precautions to slow spread of coronavirus, attacks Fauci as a 'disaster';
As cases rise, red-state governors resist limits to slow spread, preach personal responsibility;
FDA approves first COVID-19 drug: antiviral remdesivir; Vaccine advisory committee: US faces major hurdles for COVID-19 vaccine distribution;
U.S. hits all-time high in daily new coronavirus cases; Covid-19 hospitalizations increased in 38 states over the past week;
McConnell warns White House against making stimulus deal before election; McConnell Moves to Head Off Stimulus Deal as Pelosi Reports Progress;
Senate Democrats block slimmed-down relief bill as Capitol Hill rancor worsens; GOP's $500 billion plan fails in Senate as deadline for bigger deal looms;
Senate GOP fumes as Mnuchin cedes ground to Pelosi in search of deal;
Trump's closing pitch to voters admits that America has to be made 'great again' all over again;
Study finds no crime increase in cities that adopted 'sanctuary' policies, despite Trump claims; AP finds most arrested in protests aren't leftist radicals;
Trump Records Shed New Light on Chinese Business Pursuits including a previously unknown bank account;
Trump $421 Million in Debt: He Calls It 'a Peanut,' but Challenges Lie Ahead; Loan payments loom as Trump fights for his future in politics and in business;
Sheldon Adelson Pumped $75 Million Into New Pro-Trump Super-PAC;
Lincoln Project Refuses to Tone Down Trump Attacks, Says Romney's Plea Is 'Call to Surrender'; Lincoln Project's anti-Trump ads show power of biting satire;
Trump weighs firing FBI director after election as frustration with Wray, Barr grows;
Trump walks out of 60 Minutes interview; cuts '60 Minutes' conversation short, threatens to release interview himself;
Trump calls for Obamacare repeal, complains about media in leaked '60 Minutes' interview;
Trump breaks agreement with CBS News by releasing his own video of '60 Minutes' interview;
Presidential debate commission says it will mute Trump's and Biden's microphones during some parts of Thursday's debate;
Takeaways: In heated but substantive final debate, Trump seeks to save presidency as Biden sharpens coronavirus attacks;
Analysis: Trump had the lion's share of dubious claims at the debate; What was Trump talking about? How the language of Fox News invaded the final debate;
Trump did what he came to do in Nashville debate, but Biden was ready for what came at him;
Trump did it again — the same blackmail scheme that got him impeached;
Biden breaks silence on son's laptop as Delaware AG refers Rudy Giuliani's child endangerment claims to FBI;
Virginia governor orders investigation of VMI's culture after Black cadets describe relentless racism;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
NSA Advisory on Chinese Government Hacking; China-Backed Hackers Impersonating McAfee Antivirus;
U.S. charges Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks targeting foreign elections, the Olympics and key American allies;
Intelligence Officials Say Russian Hackers Accessed State, Local Computers; Intel Officers 'Terrified' Of Briefing Trump On Russia Because He Would 'Explode';
U.S. Diplomats and Spies Battle Trump Administration Over Suspected Attacks;
FBI says it has 'nothing to add' to Ratcliffe's remarks about Hunter Biden, Russian disinformation;
U.S. Law Enforcement Agencies Have Phone Decryption Tools; New Report on Police Decryption Capabilities;
Mail Ballots Are Already Being Rejected. Guess Whose?
The Upside to Deepfake Technology;
Split-Second Phantom Images Fool Autopilots;
Math and science
Why the coronavirus is killing more men than women; Britain to infect healthy volunteers with coronavirus in vaccine challenge trials;
What Pollsters Have Changed Since 2016 - And What Still Worries Them About 2020;
Modeling study suggests Climate change likely drove early human species to extinction; Researchers Say Runoff Leads To More Flooding Of Schuylkill River;
NASA OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Touches Down On Asteroid Bennu; SpaceX Launches 60 Starlink Satellites Aboard Falcon 9 Rocket;
Medieval text: Secret Knowledge-or a Hoax?
Secret Link Uncovered Between Pure Math and Physics;
Why a Perfect Spiral Football Pass Doesn't Break the Laws of Physics;
Web, computing and technology issues
FCC Effort on Section 230 Threatens Protections for Internet Companies;
Judge Questions Whether Public Can Rely on Trump's Tweets; Twitter Reverses Ban on Tweets About Controversial Hunter Biden Article;
TikTok Broadens Its Ban Against QAnon Conspiracy Theory;
Google sued by Department of Justice and 11 states in landmark antitrust case;
US election 2020: how to avoid being manipulated by fake news; Fraudsters Posting on Facebook About Election to Build Audience, Clicks;
Windows 10 update: Every new trick you need to know;
SC News and Politics
Former Marine Corps officials ask for Mace's Parris Island claims to be 'toned down';
Sen. Graham moved up in Air Force Reserve ranks despite light duties; Newspaper raises questions about Graham's service in Reserve; Graham to exit Air Force Reserves;
Despite Low Approval and Conservative Ire, U.S. Senator's Re-election Likely;

Business and Economics
Federal Reserve: US Manufacturing Declined By 0.6% In September; Midwest Manufacturing Jobs "Plateaued" Before Shutdown;
Commerce Department: Consumer Spending Rose 1.9% In September;
September Data Show Labor Market Shrunk As Workers Abandoned Efforts To Find A Job;
As Washington scrambles for more bailout money, the Fed sits on mountain of untapped funds; House Speaker Optimistic About Passage Of Spending Deal After The Election;
China GDP Grew 4.9% in Third Quarter;
Business Groups, Universities Challenge Administration's Changes To H-1B Rules;
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to federal criminal charges, part of $8.3 billion settlement tied to U.S. opioid crisis;
As Local News Dies, a Pay-for-Play Network Rises in Its Place;
GM Officially Rebrands Detroit Plant To Promote Focus On EVs; Ford Plans Self-Driving Vehicle For 2022 Launch; GM Unveils Hummer EV;
Tesla Releases Full Self Driving Mode In Beta;
Boeing Considering Selling Seattle-Area Commercial Plane Headquarters;
Tribes make new move to shut down Dakota Access Pipeline;
Coke bids adieu to 200 drink brands, slashing portfolio in half;
Running in Rome: the best — and most beautiful — 5K routes;
Other news
The 5 types of attack ads defining the 2020 congressional elections; The 31-day campaign against QAnon;
For Trump to win, his campaign manager thinks he has to carry a state where he's down 7 points;
George Will: Trump will end his presidency as he began it: Whining;

Experts Say Colleges Should Take Precautions When Sending Students Home For Winter Break; U Michigan Students Ordered To "Stay In Place" After COVID Surge;
COVID-19 Is Pushing College Students To Drop Out, May Have Devastating Economic Consequences;
Summers off makes no sense: Former US Education Secretary Arne Duncan calls for year-round schooling;
Experts Name Four Reasons For The Increasing Cost Of Colleges;
Federal Judge Rejects Settlement Over Student Debt Relief;
Report: 28% Of College Students Come From Immigrant Families;
Education Department Finds Universities "Massively Underreported" Foreign Funding;
ED's Move To Simplify Clery Act Reporting Requirements Could Cause More Confusion;
ICE arrests 15 foreign students for allegedly using visa program to stay in U.S. fraudulently;
College Student Interest In Voting Is High, As Are Barrier To Discourage Their Participation;
At VMI, Black cadets endure lynching threats, Klan memories and Confederacy veneration; Virginia governor calls for VMI investigation;
Universities Rethink Building Names In Aftermath Of Racial Justice Protests;

TechNews for the week: October 16; October 14;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
Azerbaijan and Armenia Agree to Cease-Fire in Nagorno-Karabakh;
From Hiding, Kyrgyzstan's Leader Declares State of Emergency; Head of Central Asia's Only Democracy Says He's Quitting;
North Korea parades huge, new intercontinental ballistic missile, but Kim Jong Un stresses deterrent nature;
Iran-backed militias announce 'conditional' cease-fire against U.S. in Iraq;
Israel Accepts Ethiopians of Jewish Descent, but Fewer Than Promised; Turkish seismic vessel resumes exploration activities in East Med;
Europe, Which Thought It Had the Virus Tamed, Faces a Resurgence; WHO head says Trying to reach herd immunity is 'unethical' and unprecedented;
Trump Thought He Had a Nuclear Deal With Putin. Not So Fast, Russia Said; Threat from nuclear weapons and missiles has grown since Trump entered office;
QAnon Is Thriving in Germany. The Extreme Right Is Delighted;
Taking Page From Authoritarians, Trump Turns Power of State Against Political Rivals; Trump personnel office weighs asking appointees to offer their resignations;
Bill Barr is setting the stage to interfere in the election — and set a "dangerous" precedent; Trump taps loyalists for top Pentagon liaison jobs;
'Unmasking' probe commissioned by Barr concludes without charges or any public report;
Volunteer lawyers will advise military personnel who question the legality of orders during protests, election disputes;
U.S. judge: Do Trump's tweets or White House lawyers speak for president on declassifying entire Russia probe?
Justice Dept. sues to seize profits of tell-all Melania Trump book, citing White House nondisclosure pact;
How Amy Coney Barrett played a role in Bush v. Gore — and helped the Republican Party defend mail ballots;
Takeaways from the first day of Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearing; Barrett declines to say whether Trump has authority to delay the election;
Takeaways from Day 2 of Amy Coney Barretts Supreme Court hearing; Barrett, Vowing Independence, Is Haunted by Trump's Demands;
Takeaways from Barrett's final day of questioning;
A gun rights decision provides a preview of the Supreme Court justice Amy Coney Barrett might be, both liberals and conservatives agree;
John Ratcliffe, director of national intelligence, Pledged to Stay Apolitical. Then He Began Serving Trump's Political Agenda;
White House was warned Giuliani was target of Russian intelligence operation to feed misinformation to Trump;
Trump's Taxes Show He Engineered a Sudden Windfall in 2016; Trump's children brought Secret Service money to the family business with their visits;
We're watching Trump's 7th bankruptcy unfold; Here are 9 major personal lawsuits Trump will have to face once he leaves office;
The Swamp That Trump Built; Eric Trump claims family 'lost a fortune' in pushback of pay-for-play report;
White House Blocked C.D.C. From Requiring Masks on Public Transportation;
Barron Trump also had coronavirus but has now tested negative along with first lady; Nine people who attended Trump's rally in Minnesota have contracted coronavirus;
White House doctor says Trump is no longer "a transmission risk to others,"does not say Trump has tested negative for coronavirus;
Johnson & Johnson pauses coronavirus vaccine study for 'unexplained illness';
Pfizer says it will not have a vaccine until late November, allaying fears of a rush for approval before Election Day;
U.S. tops 60,000 daily coronavirus infections for first time since early August; hospitalizations rising in most states;
Prospects for more stimulus checks, coronavirus relief fade as latest offer from Trump draws bipartisan opposition;
Senate Republicans Denounce White House's Offer for Coronavirus Relief;
White House Urges Congress To Pass Stripped-Down Stimulus, Says Talks Will Continue; Senate GOP "Revolted" Over Administration's $1.8T Offer;
Trump again upends stimulus strategy, complaining Mnuchin hasn't 'come home with the bacon';
McConnell plans vote on narrow economic relief measure while Trump urges lawmakers to 'Go big or go home!!!';
Administration wants to exclude 'anarchist jurisdictions' from coronavirus safety grant;
Trump administration rejects emergency aid for California fires, including biggest blaze in state history;
Hours after refusing to help pay for California's wildfire recovery, White House reverses course;
Federal judge in Pa. dismisses Trump campaign lawsuit on voting, calling fraud claims 'speculative';
Federal judges rule in GOP's favor on Ohio ballot boxes; Appeals court allows Texas governor to close multiple ballot drop-off sites;
A legal fight over how to fix ballot errors in North Carolina has left thousands of voters in limbo. Nearly half are people of color.;
Conservative PAC draws charges of racism in Missouri;
Pennsylvania and Wisconsin have done nothing yet to prevent delays in announcing results in the presidential election;
California Republicans allegedly setting up fake 'official' drop-off boxes to harvest ballots; California GOP Admits It Placed Misleading Ballot Boxes Around State ;
California GOP says it will not comply with state's cease and desist order on ballot drop boxes;
Videos show closed-door sessions of leading conservative activists: 'Our organization is going to be harvesting ballots';
Records show postal workers are falsifying data. Workers say it's to boost on-time delivery statistics;
Bob Dole says none of his Republican friends on the presidential debate commission support Trump;
Down in the polls, an ailing Trump finds lavish airtime on conservative media in two-day interview blitz;
As Trump refuses to say he'll accept election results, Republicans press to make voting harder;
Trump taps U.S. Marine Band for White House event and raises questions about employing the military for political purposes;
Trump campaign twists Fauci comment to suggest praise of the president;
Trump allies go after Hunter — and Joe — Biden; AP Explains: Trump seizes on dubious Biden-Ukraine story;
The New York Post inadvertently revealed the original source of its dubious Hunter Biden story;
Alaska's Senate race rocked by leaked videos, China ties and even a dead bear;
Tommy Tuberville's Financial Fumbles;
Michigan Republican linked to organizer of rally where militia allegedly plotted to kidnap Whitmer;
FBI agent tells court Virginia Gov. Northam also discussed as possible kidnapping target of self-proclaimed militia;
McConnell, McGrath spar over federal response to coronavirus; McConnell laughs in debate when challenger Amy McGrath slams his COVID stimulus 'dereliction';
KKK 'social visit' cards left at Biden supporters' homes;
Kamala D. Harris cancels travel plans after two people involved with vice-presidential campaign test positive for the coronavirus;
Takeaways from the town halls: Trump is called out repeatedly for spreading falsehoods, while Biden had the steady night he needed;
Trump refuses to disavow QAnon conspiracy theory during town hall; At dueling town halls, Trump brags and Biden explains. Same as ever;
Trump's comments on conspiracy celebrated: 'This was the biggest pitch for QAnon I’ve ever seen';
Savannah Guthrie grilled Trump like few others have, taking the heat off NBC for its town hall;
According to early TV ratings Biden's town hall drew almost 1 million more viewers than Trump's;
As Trump's Language Grows More Heated, Fears Rise of Political Violence; Proud Boys Supporter Warns of 'Civil War' if Donald Trump Loses Election;
How a U.S. Task Force Killed an Antifa Activist;
Supreme Court says Trump administration can shut down the census count now despite plaintiffs' worries of an undercount;
Supreme Court will review Trump's attempt to exclude undocumented immigrants from calculations for congressional seats;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
October Crypto-Gram newsletter, Privacy, Hacking, Ransomware and more;
US Cyber Command and Microsoft Are Both Disrupting TrickBot; Microsoft, Symantec take down ransomware giant ahead of U.S. elections;
Google Responds to Warrants for "About" Searches;
Math and science
Scientists have a powerful new tool for controlling the coronavirus: Its own genetic code; New study suggests Blood type may affect severity of COVID-19 infection;
U South Carolina Researchers Develop Model Showing How Many COVID Infections Masks Prevent;
A WHO trial: antiviral drug Remdesivir had little or no effect on the length of time COVID-19 patients spent in the hospital or their survival;
Computer Scientists Break Traveling Salesperson Record;
The New Science of Seeing Around Corners;
Why Do Computers Use So Much Energy?
Meet the Excel warriors saving the world from spreadsheet disaster;
Science Journal Editor Calls Out Trump Administration Over Embattled FDA Commissioner;
Web, computing and technology issues
Misinformation Stokes Calls for Violence on Election Day;
Facebook Bans Content About Holocaust Denial From Its Site;
Dozens of Fake Twitter Accounts posing as Black Trump supporters appear, reach thousands, then vanish;
Twitter Briefly Restricts Trump's Re-Election Campaign Account; Twitter to Pay $100,000 Fine for Violating Law on Political Ad Disclosures;
Republicans Criticize Social Media Services for Limitations;
FCC Chairman to Unveil Rules to Clarify Section 230 Internet Protection;
Zoom works with all these new apps and services now;
SC News and Politics
In non-debate, SC Senate hopefuls talk COVID, courts, unrest;
Sen. Lindsey Graham says Black people are free to 'go anywhere' in South Carolina so long as they're conservative; Graham clarifies comment about segregation;
Graham broke Senate rules by soliciting campaign funds in federal building;

Business and Economics
Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Predicts "Slower," "Grinding" Recovery Without Additional Stimulus;
US stocks slides after Mnuchin dims stimulus hopes; White House pivots again on stimulus negotiations after bipartisan backlash;
Unemployment Claims Rise Anew in Latest Sign of Economic Distress ; 8 Million Have Slipped Into Poverty Since May as Federal Aid Has Dried Up;
Labor Department: U.S. Producer Prices Rose 0.4% In September; Americans Use Stimulus Checks to Pay Debt, Save;
Wall Street buckles on stimulus, jobless claims and coronavirus infections;
U.S. budget deficit breached $3.1 trillion in 2020 as coronavirus pandemic slammed economy;
Nearly Three Quarters Of Americans Afraid Of Returning To Workplace Due To COVID-19;
Small-Business Loans Will Be Forgiven, but Don't Ask How;
Trump Funnels Record Subsidies to Farmers Ahead of Election Day; Innovation Park receives $10.2 million grant, hand delivered by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross;
Covid-19 Vaccines Are Chance at Salvation, Financial and Beyond, for Drug Makers;
Cross-Border Fight Over Water Erupts in Mexico;
Europe Can Impose Tariffs on U.S. in Long-Running Aircraft Battle; Airbus Delivers 57 Jets In September; Boeing Expands Renewable Energy Initiative;
European Car Market Improves Due To Sales In Germany, Italy; Einride Unveils New Line Of Electric, Driverless Delivery Trucks;
Lights on the track are helping runners shatter world records;
Real-Time Form Coaching;
Other news
How Political Violence Threatens U.S. Elections; The battleground states that might count election results the slowest;
George Will: Congress should look for villains other than the tech giants;
A Columnist Makes Sense of Wall Street Like None Other (See Footnote);
The United States of Dolly Parton;

Enrollment Falls At More Than Half Of US Colleges Amid Pandemic; First-Year Undergraduate Enrollment Down 16% This Semester;
Colleges See Enrollment Surges From Children Of Immigrant Families;
Saint Augustine's University President Dies Following Covid-19 Infection;
Politics Linked To College Reopening Decisions; Some Colleges Ignore Guidance From White House Coronavirus Task Force;
Keeping Track Of College Students Reportedly A "Logistical Nightmare" For Health Departments Amid Pandemic;
Coronavirus Forces College Libraries To Quarantine Print Materials, Textbooks;
Colleges Look To Cut Academic Programs Amid Pandemic; As College Faculty Face Layoffs, Some Experts Argue Against Budget Cuts;
Ithaca College Announces Full-Faculty Cuts;
Several US Colleges To Relax Fall Grading Policies; University Of Arizona Adds Reading Days, Cancels Spring Break;
College Graduates With Associate's Degrees In Nursing Make More Money Than Harvard, Georgetown Graduates;
Over 100 Notre Dame Faculty Sign Letter Opposing Barrett Supreme Court Appointment;
Education Leaders Worry About Impact Second Trump Term Would Have On Higher Education;
Online Kansas State University Diversity Event Flooded With Racist Comments;

TechNews for the week: October 9; October 7; October 5;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
China Ramps Up a War of Words, Warning the U.S. of Its Red Lines; First Sea Lord warns China will exploit new sailing routes to the Atlantic and threaten UK interests;
Armenia's Leader Makes Plea to U.S. as Conflict Rages With Azerbaijan; Israel may halt its weapons sales to Azerbaijan;
Putin, Long the Sower of Instability, Is Now Surrounded by It;
Former Israeli Prime Minister: President Trump 'more rhetoric than action';
Trump administration imposes crushing sanctions on Iran in defiance of Europe's humanitarian objections;
Trump's Illness Makes It Clear: This Election Was Always About the Virus; Trump's Positive Coronavirus Test Upends Campaign in Final Stretch;
Number of Covid cases grows among people who attended White House ceremony;
Trump campaign manager tests positive for Covid-19; Kellyanne Conway says she has tested positive for coronavirus;
Trump said solving the opioid crisis was a top priority. His drug office's track record suggests otherwise;
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany announces she has tested positive for coronavirus;
White House gives confusing and incomplete answers about Trump's health as president says he is 'feeling well';
Almost a third of covid-19 patients show altered mental function, study claims;
Everyday chaos of reporting on the Trump White House played out for the world to see Saturday; At the WH, an Eerie Quiet and Frustration With the Chief of Staff;
Trump leaves hospital after 3 days of coronavirus treatment; downplaying virus that hospitalized him; The president cares about his image. That's pretty much it;
Trump declares he's 'healed' of the coronavirus, bashes DOJ and curses in two-hour interview;
Walter Reed staff were required to sign nondisclosure agreements during Trump's November 2019 medical visit;
Joint Chiefs chairman, other senior military officials quarantining after admiral tests positive for coronavirus; Stephen Miller tests positive for coronavirus;
CDC says airborne transmission plays role in coronavirus spread in long-awaited update after website error last month;
White House Blocks New Coronavirus Vaccine Guidelines; then approves FDA coronavirus vaccine standards over concerns it would delay vaccine after election;
Under Pence, Politics Regularly Seeped Into the Coronavirus Task Force; In the U.S., states – not science – decide what counts as a coronavirus outbreak;
New, Rapid COVID-19 Tests Expected To Become Available In US This Month;
Three House panels launch joint investigation into Pentagon’s coronavirus relief spending;
Appeals court sides with N.Y. prosecutor in fight over Trump's tax returns, setting up another potential Supreme Court showdown;
Trump Took $70,000 in Tax Deductions for Hair Care. Experts Say That's Illegal;
Trump got a $21 million tax break for preserving the forest outside his N.Y. mansion. Now the deal is under investigation.;
Elliott Broidy, a Top Trump Fund-Raiser, Charged in Foreign Influence Case;
3 Ways Trump Has Proposed Cutting Social Security;
Trump is breaking off talks with Democrats over a second round of stimulus relief; In late-night tweets, Trump changes course on coronavirus relief talks;
Trump makes $1.8 trillion economic relief offer, but deal with Pelosi remains elusive;
The Justice Department announces policy change to allow prosecutors to take steps that could affect the outcome of the election; The ProPublica report;
Next presidential debate to be virtual 'town meeting,' with Trump, Biden appearing from 'separate remote locations,' organizers say;
Trump claims he won't participate in virtual debate; Amid campaign sparring, plans for debates left in chaos;
Presidential debate scheduled for Thursday is canceled by commission;
VP debate takeaways: Pence bulldozed through the debate, especially on covid-19. Harris crystallized Democrats' health-care strategy;
Fact-checking the vice-presidential debate; A night of head-shaking, lip-pursing and eyebrow-raising at the vice-presidential debate;
The New England Journal of Medicine avoided politics for 208 years. Now it's urging voters to oust Trump.;
Trump demands Barr lock up his foes: 'Where are all of the arrests'? Trump Lashes Out at His Cabinet With Calls to Indict Political Rivals;
Kentucky attorney general seeks to ban Breonna Taylor grand juror from discussing proceedings;
Justice Dept. acknowledges FBI notes given to Michael Flynn's defense contain altered dates;
Trump administration revokes the visa of a Ukrainian political fixer tied to Giuliani;
FBI says Six people accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer;
Wolverine Watchmen, extremist group implicated in Michigan kidnapping plot, trained for ‘civil war’;
Judge denies motion to extend Florida's voter registration; In Detroit, chronic USPS delays undermine voters' confidence in voting by mail;
Citing 25th Amendment, Pelosi, Raskin move to create panel that could rule on president's fitness for office;
Trump and his allies attempt to reframe 25th Amendment talk by focusing on Biden;
Sen. Thom Tillis announces he has coronavirus; NC challenger Cunningham tests negative; Megachurch Pastor Contracts COVID-19 After Suing to Force School Reopenings;
Texas Attorney General Is Accused by Top Aides of Abusing His Office;
For Veterans, Bonds Forged in Battle Are Tested by 2020's Rancor;
Amy Coney Barrett served as a 'handmaid' in Christian group People of Praise;
17 GOP Congressmen Vote No On Resolution Condemning QAnon; Four Texas Republicans vote against House resolution condemning QAnon;
Supreme Court will not hear Kim Davis same-sex marriage case;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
Ransomware Attack Targets Company Involved in Coronavirus Trials;
European Court of Justice Rules Against States Collecting Data on Citizens; Swiss-Swedish Diplomatic Row Over Crypto AG;
On Risk-Based Authentication;
Math and science
Nobel Prizes Show How Slow, Meticulous Research In Science Pays Off;
Nobel winner says An earlier universe existed before the Big Bang, and can still be observed today;
New study finds heat and relative humidity affect how coronavirus spreads;
Trump was treated with dexamethasone. Here's what we know about its risks and side effects;
Identify the Different Symptoms of the Flu and Covid-19;
Researcher To Study Distribution Of Dark Energy Matter;
Texas A&M Professor Builds Neuronlike Device That Uses Less Electrical Power;
Researchers Develop New Imaging System That Can See Through Obstructions;
The Quantum Internet Will Blow Your Mind. Here's What It Will Look Like;
The Architect of Modern Algorithms;
Northrop Grumman Launches Cargo Mission To ISS;
White supremacists believe in genetic 'purity'. Science shows no such thing exists;
Web, computing and technology issues
U.S. Seizes 92 Websites Used by Iran to Spread Disinformation;
Facebook bans marketing firm that paid teens to post pro-Trump messages in covert influence campaign;
Facebook Deletes Trump Post Comparing Covid to Flu, Citing Misinformation;
Twitter issues new rules to counter manipulation ahead of Nov. 3 election; Twitter Will Suspend Users Who Express Hope for Trump's Death;
Twitter banished the worst QAnon accounts. But research shows more than 93,000 remain on the site; QAnon conspiracies go global in pandemic 'perfect storm';
Facebook imposes major new restrictions on QAnon, stepping up enforcement against the conspiracy theory;
Judge Orders Twitter to Disclose User Behind Conspiracy Account;
U.S. Appeals Injunction Against WeChat Ban; Justice Department Appeals Order Barring U.S. from Banning WeChat;
Supreme Court Hears Google-Oracle Java Programming Copyright Case;
FCC Chairman Proposes Rules Changes, Defends Net Neutrality Stance;
5 clever Google Maps tricks;
SC News and Politics
Supreme Court sides with South Carolina Republicans, orders state to reinstate witness requirement for mail-in ballots;
SC courts strike McMaster private school grants, freeze $75M nuclear deal payout;

Business and Economics
U.S. Jobless Claims Remained Elevated Last Week ; Labor Department Reports Slower Job Growth In September;
WSJ Survey: 42.9% Of Economists Say Labor Market Will Not Recover Until 2023;
U.S. trade deficit climbs in August to $67.1 billion and hits third highest level on record; Consumer Borrowing Declined By $7.2B In August;
Powell warns of severe economic risks without new stimulus; Trump says stimulus relief talks over until after election, sending stock market lower;
Treasury Secretary, House Speaker Discuss Piecemeal Stimulus Measures Following Trump Reversal; Pelosi rules out new airline bailout without wider stimulus deal;
U.S. plans to spend more on coronavirus relief than on the entire Afghanistan war, with much of the money going to big companies;
Reports Tie Stocks' Big Gains To Trump's Improving Condition;
How the Cares Act poured millions into corporate hands with no strings attached; While Millions Lost Jobs, Some Executives Made Millions in Company Stock;
Goldman Sachs Economists Offer Optimistic Predictions If Biden Elected President;
Judge rules IRS can't keep relief payments from incarcerated Americans;
Boeing Lowers 20-Year Forecast By 2%; Airbus Warns Of Worsening Outlook For Aviation Industry; Company Plans To Cut At Least 15,000 Jobs;
Trump Proclaimed 'The Coal Industry Is Back,' It Wasn't;
Study: Wide Range Of Policies Needed To Cut Down On Vehicle Emissions;
Mercedes-Benz Reveals Plans For New Electric Vehicles;
IBM Spinning Off Tech Services Business To Focus On Cloud Computing, AI;
Judge Orders Cisco to Pay $1.9 Billion for Infringing Cybersecurity Patents;
Trump Administration To Impose Limits On H-1B Visas;
Morgan Stanley to Purchase Eaton Vance for About $7 Billion;
Cybersecurity Pioneer John McAfee Arrested for U.S. Tax Evasion;
Still haven't gotten your stimulus payment? Here's why you may not get it until 2021 — or at all;
Proximity-tracking and a new app: How to run the London marathon in the midst of a pandemic;
Colleges are cutting sports programs in the pandemic — upending the lives of athletes and coaches;
Other news
What if Trump Can't Run? Many Steps Are Clear, but Some Are Not; Trump's campaign can be put on hold. Election Day can't;
What is President Trump's relationship with far-right and white supremacist groups? QAnon's Creator Made the Ultimate Conspiracy Theory;
A mentally ill man, a heavily armed teenager and the night Kenosha burned;
The most essential books of the Trump era are barely about Trump at all;
SNL premiere does not hold back on Trump's covid-19 diagnosis;
We nearly lost our first president to the flu. The country could have died, too;

CDC Updates COVID-19 Guidance For Testing At Colleges; Educators Discuss Contact Tracing At US Colleges;
Coronavirus Testing Strategies At Colleges Are Inconsistent; Experts Say COVID-19 May Lower College Cost, Others Say It's Unlikely;
Colleges Trim Budgets, Cut Personnel Amid Pandemic; College Promise Programs Face Cuts, Changes Amid Pandemic;
Ithaca Will Cut 130 Faculty Jobs and Consider Eliminating Whole Departments;
COVID-19 Experience Strengthens Faculty Support Of Online Learning;
Some Colleges Dropping SAT, ACT Scores From Admission Decisions; Changes To H-1B Visa Program Could Affect Colleges;
Student Debt Slightly Decreases From Last Year; Final Rules For Endowment Tax For Private Colleges Issued;
New York University, Education Department Settle Anti-Semitism Case;
Colleges Cancel Diversity Programs In Relation To White House Executive Order;

TechNews for the week: October 2; September 30; September 28;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
President Trump says he and the first lady have 'tested positive for COVID-19'; Trump taken to Walter Reed hospital for tests following COVID-19 diagnosis;
Putin Proposes 'Reboot' in Cybersecurity Relationship with U.S.; Top Intelligence Official Releases Unverified, Previously Rejected Russia Information;
McMaster, Mostly Silent Until Now, Says Trump Is 'Aiding and Abetting Putin's Efforts';
Belarus police detain dozens as crowds chant against Lukashenko;
U.S. tells Iraq it's planning to pull out of Baghdad embassy;
Fighting Flares Between Azerbaijan and Armenia;
In Proud Corners of Afghanistan, New Calls for Autonomy;
Israelis jam Jerusalem streets over bill to curb protests;
Intelligence shows Kim kept building his nuclear capability as he wooed Trump with 'love letters';
Europe moves to sue Britain over breaching Brexit withdrawal deal;
Mike Pompeo Denied Audience With Pope Francis;
Trump paid $750 in US income taxes in 2016, 2017; Trump complained Obama 'only pays 20.5% on $790K';
5 takeaways from NY Times report on Trump's tax returns; 18 Revelations From a Trove of Trump Tax Records; Charting an Empire: A Timeline of Trump's Finances;
Trump's Taxes Show Chronic Losses and Years of Income Tax Avoidance ; Three ways Trump used the U.S. tax code to his benefit;
Michael Cohen says Trump's 'biggest fear' is 'massive' IRS bills and potential tax fraud charges; 'Do as I say not as I do': Trump's past tax rhetoric is cast in a whole new light;
Former intelligence officials say Trump's debts and foreign deals pose security risks;
It doesn't matter if Russia actually sways the vote. What matters is whether Americans think it did;
Probe into 'discarded' ballots becomes campaign outrage fuel; Barr told Trump about probe into discarded Pa. ballots that president cited as proof of widespread fraud;
Ohio election officials secretly consulted promoter of debunked voting fraud fears;
Early vote shows signs of Black voters' shift to mail voting; Early surge of Democratic mail voting sparks worry inside GOP;
Pennsylvania Republicans ask U.S. Supreme Court to stop voting accommodations; Voter purge case going before Wisconsin Supreme Court;
Courts view GOP's voter fraud claims skeptically ; Court says Too late for Texas to use straight-ticket voting;
Third U.S. judge bars Postal Service delivery cuts before November presidential election;
Pair of endorsements adds more fuel to Georgia Senate race; Error discovered on Georgia touchscreens in US Senate race;
Conservative operatives face felony charges in connection with robocalls seeking to mislead voters;
Trump is winning the voter registration battle against Biden in key states;
4 takeaways from the most juvenile presidential debate in U.S. history; Takeaways: Trump tried to goad Biden, while Biden tried to stay above the fray;
Trump trolled the debate stage, injecting interruptions, accusations and chaos; 32 more claims that stood out from the first Trump-Biden debate;
Trump refused to condemn white supremacists, militia members; repeatedly relies on false facts that have been debunked throughout his presidency;
Commission on Presidential Debates says it will make changes to debate format after the spectacle in Cleveland;
Trump campaign wants no changes to debate rules, challenges leaders of debate commission;
Moderator Chris Wallace on the wild presidential debate: 'It was revealing';
Trump's 'stand by' remark puts the Proud Boys in the spotlight;
Tuesday's Debate Made Clear the Gravest Threat to the Election: The President Himself; Republican lawmaker slams far-right conspiracy theory QAnon. Trump's team fires back;
Five Republican congressmen vote against bill committing to peaceful transfer of power after election;
Justice Dept. and FBI plan for the possibility of Election Day violence, voting disruptions; Trump Renews Fears of Voter Intimidation as G.O.P. Poll Watchers Mobilize;
How Trump amassed a red-state army in the nation's capital — and could do so again;
Audio leaked of Melania Trump complaining about decorating WH: 'Who gives a f*** about Christmas stuff?';
Health officials scramble to explain details of Trump's $200 drug discount card;
NYPD officers charge at group of protesters and diners, arresting people on sidewalk;
Judge Barrett's writing criticizes the Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act;
Trump offered Barrett Supreme Court nomination same day he met the judge, according to questionnaire;
Amy Coney Barrett Signed Letter Urging End of 'Barbaric' Roe v. Wade;
Michael Flynn's lawyer says she asked Trump not to pardon his former national security adviser and personally briefed the president;
Trump administration is preparing to launch immigration enforcement blitz in 'sanctuary' cities that would begin in California;
Trump Announces Plan to Ship 150 Million Rapid Coronavirus Tests; health experts noted limitations of the kits;
Trump administration's new rapid coronavirus tests plagued by confusion and a lack of planning;
Moderna's vaccine won't be ready for the public until spring;
Trump Allies Say the Virus Has Almost Run Its Course. 'Nonsense,' Experts Say; White House Blocked C.D.C. Order to Keep Cruise Ships Docked;
Supreme Court nominee tested positive for coronavirus this summer, has since recovered;
Days After Appearing Unmasked at WH, Notre Dame's President Tests Positive for Covid-19;
Coronavirus stimulus: House passes revised HEROES Act, putting more pressure on White House;
Trump administration in an all-out push to build border wall before election;
Kentucky attorney general says he did not present homicide charges to grand jury in Breonna Taylor case;
Judge in census case says Trump administration violated her order;
Judge rules federal law enforcement commission violates law, orders work stopped as attorney general prepares to issue report;
Trump cuts cap on refugees to lowest level ever, depicts them on campaign trail as a threat and burden;
Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump Administration From Enforcing Visa Ban On Foreign Workers;
Trump official delays release of key study showing how drilling in Alaska could encroach upon territory of imperiled polar bears;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
A Primer on Presidential Spying and Executive Order 12,333;
Microsoft Says Ransomware Becomes Most Common Form of Hacking; Ransomware Attacks Take On New Urgency Ahead of Vote;
Hospital Chain Hit by One of Largest Medical Cyberattacks in United States; Negotiating with Ransomware Gangs;
U.S. Election 2020: How to Spot (and Fight) Misinformation; Detecting Deep Fakes with a Heartbeat;
Philippine President Attacks Facebook for Taking Down Fake Accounts;
How to Trim the Defense Budget Without Harming U.S. Security;
Math and science
Mild to severe: Immune system holds clues to virus reaction;
A Hopeful Forecast: More Accurate Long-Term Weather Predictions;
Engineers Create Insect-Sized Robots; Army Robot Scouts Tank In Project Convergence;
Researchers Develop 3E-Printed Micro Electronic Fibers With Potential Biomedical Applications;
China Is Working On New Rocket With Ability To Launch Astronauts To Moon;
Web, computing and technology issues
Judge blocks Trump order barring TikTok from mobile app stores;
TikTok Launches Guide to Provide Voters with Trustworthy Election Information;
Biden Campaign Calls Facebook 'Foremost Propagator of Disinformation'; Misinformation about Biden's health spreads after debate;
Amazon, eBay Block Sales of Merchandise with Proud Boys Reference;
As QAnon grew, Facebook and Twitter missed years of warning signs about the conspiracy theory's violent nature;
FCC Commissioner Wants 'Closer Look' at Submarine Cables Between U.S., China;
8 of Android's best hidden features and where you can find them;
SC News and Politics
Despite calling QAnon 'legit,' SC lawmaker Bennett says she no longer believes conspiracy theory;
Tim Scott believes Trump 'misspoke' when he told 'Proud Boys' to 'stand back and stand by';
South Carolina GOP asks Supreme Court to reinstate mail-in ballot witness requirement;
'Astronomical' $75 million SC payout to attorneys made hours before hearing to block it;
McMaster plans to relax restrictions on SC restaurants, lifting 50% occupancy limit;
Citadel accreditation being investigated after abrupt resignation of board chairman; The Citadel to consider 2.5% tuition increase for students next year;
Deluges in West Ashley mean frequent sewer spills. Charleston Water calls it a 'top priority';

Business and Economics
Trump signs spending bill after campaign rally, averting government shutdown; No deal after Pelosi and Mnuchin meet on economic relief package, but talks will continue;
U.S. Personal Income Falls After Federal Jobless Benefit Expires; US Manufacturing Slowed In September;
Wealth gaps between Black and White families persisted even at the height of the economic expansion;
Obamacare repeal would bring a huge tax cut for the rich, research shows; Some Workers Face Looming Cutoffs in Health Insurance;
As the Election Looms, Investors See Uncertainty. They Don't Like It; How Oil Prices Affect the Stock Market;
New Corporate Layoff Wave Signals New Worries Over Economic Slowdown;
New Jersey Lawmakers Approve Budget With Murphy's Millionaire Tax;
U.S. tightens exports to China's chipmaker SMIC; Trump Administration Imposes New Restrictions on Tech Exports to China;
Saudi Arabia Sends Blue Ammonia to Japan in World-First Shipment;
Already facing its worst crisis since 9/11, airline industry set to cut more than 35,000 jobs this week;
Boeing To Consolidate Production Of 787 In North Charleston Plant; Airbus Receives Order For A330 MRRT;
Top Battery Researcher Impressed By Tesla's New 'Tabless' Cell Design; Tesla Will Face Challenges With New Battery Technology;
Congressmen To Introduce Bill To Bolster FAA's Role In Certification;
Alaska-Alberta Railway Project Gets Endorsement From Trump, Faces Economic And Regulatory Challenges;
Disney lays off 28,000 as coronavirus slams its theme-park business;
Offshore wind could bring more than 5,000 jobs to Virginia;
Facing 200 Abuse Claims, Long Island Diocese Becomes U.S.'s Largest to Seek Bankruptcy;
Pandemic forces The Citadel to push big-money basketball games to next season;
Other news
How Donald Trump, facing financial ruin, sought control of his elderly father's estate and ignited an epic family fight;
QAnon is an old form of anti-Semitism in a new package; Who are the Proud Boys, the group Trump told to 'stand back and stand by';
'All in' for Trump: These White men, the strongest Trump supporters, say they can't be swayed;
At 30, Ken Burns's 'The Civil War' feels out of touch. Here's what we can learn from it now;
Mueller pushes back against former subordinate whose book faults the special counsel's team for failing to say Trump broke the law;
The fight over preserving public land during the Trump era;
The Long History of 'Hidden Earpiece' Conspiracy Theories;

Coronavirus Pandemic Continues To Impact College Enrollment; Data Reveals Complicated Picture Between Colleges, County COVID Case Counts;
State Investment In Colleges Remains Steady; College Tuition Refund Policies Put To The Test As Deadlines Approach;
More Doctoral Programs Suspend Admissions. That Could Have Lasting Effects on Graduate Education;
Trump Administration Proposes Fixed Terms For International Students;
New Book Discussing College Admissions Scandal; Common Application Non-Profit To Stop Asking Students About High School Disciplinary History;
Kansas college president who canceled Ivanka speech resigns;
Dark Web "Hacker University" Offers "Cybercrime Degrees For $125";
"Super Healthy" 19-Year-Old College Student Died From COVID-19 Complications;