Here are some of today’s biggest headlines.

White House scrambles to slow impeachment push as new revelations deepen scandal

The White House is launching a new effort to slow the speeding Democratic impeachment push, but its noncooperation strategy is being constantly thwarted by a daily stream of explosive secrets being spilled behind closed doors on Capitol Hill.

Who won the debate

Updated 3:19 a.m. ET, October 16, 2019 CNN Opinion asked commentators to weigh in on Tuesday’s Democratic Presidential debate for 2020. Follow the commentary here to get the latest opinions and updates. The views expressed are those of the authors. For three debates, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has been proficient but not commanding.

Lewis Hamilton says he feels like ‘giving up on everything’

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton wrote he feels like “giving up on everything” in a series of emotional messages on his social media account Tuesday.

Turkey’s President Erdogan: ‘We will never declare a ceasefire’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed US calls for a ceasefire in northern Syria and said that he’s not worried about American-imposed sanctions, or the advancement of Russian-backed Syrian forces toward the Turkish border.

Dumplings without pork? Swine fever is hitting Chinese consumers

African swine fever has ravaged China’s pig population, and the country’s consumers are feeling the pain. Some are even switching to other meats as the dietary staple becomes unaffordable.

The train company rebuilding South Africa’s commuter fleet

French-South African company Gibela has 10 years to make 600 trains to modernize South Africa’s railways.

People are reporting sightings of the extinct Tasmanian tiger

The Tasmanian tiger, a large striped carnivore, is believed to have gone extinct over 80 years ago — but newly released Australian government documents show sightings have been reported as recently as two months ago.

LeBron James says he’s ready to move on from the China controversy

Just a day after criticizing Houston Rockets’ general manager Daryl Morey as “misinformed” over a tweet supporting Hong Kong protesters, James said Tuesday he has more pressing issues to focus on at home.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rides a white horse on snowy, symbolic mountain

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has taken a scenic — and politically significant — ride on a white horse on a snowy mountain that’s considered sacred to many Koreans.

Africa Live: Nigerian art work sells for $1.4m after owners googled signature – BBC News

The main opposition party in Rwanda, FDU-Inkingi, says its leader, Victoire Ingabire, is undergoing “psychological torture” a week after she was summoned and questioned by police over a recent attack in the northern region. Ms Ingabire, 51, has denied any links to the 8 October attack which killed 14 people in Musanze district near Volcanoes National Park, a popular tourist spot.

Democratic front-runners are tested in TV debate

Twelve Democratic White House hopefuls are squaring off for a presidential debate that could be a critical test for the front-runners. Joe Biden is under siege from personal attacks by President Donald Trump, and Bernie Sanders is recovering from a heart attack. Elizabeth Warren is likely to face new scrutiny after surging in the polls.

Tasting DR Congo’s insect delicacies

Insects can be an eco-friendly alternative to meat and have long been part of DR Congo’s cuisine.

5 Takeaways From Tuesday’s Democratic Debate: The Elizabeth Warren Pile-On

The fourth Democratic presidential debate Tuesday night confirmed what has been evident in the polls for some time: Elizabeth Warren has overtaken Joe Biden as the frontrunner in the race for the party’s nomination.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez To Endorse Bernie Sanders

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) plans to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the race for the White House, their campaigns said on Tuesday evening. The Washington Post was the first to report that the rising progressive star planned to back the senator.

Giuliani Urged Trump To Expel Turkish Cleric Erdogan Wants Back In Turkey: Report

Rudy Giuliani repeatedly urged President Donald Trump in 2017 to extradite Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish cleric living in exile in Pennsylvania, to Turkey – a move that would have fulfilled a top priority of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Erdogan has accused Gulen, a U.S.

Website peddling 26 million stolen credit and debit cards got hacked

Not even professional digital fraudsters are immune to getting hacked. This was made abundantly clear today following a report by Krebs on Security that an online shop offering approximately 26 million stolen debit and credit card numbers for sale was itself the victim of a hack.

‘Fortnite’ Chapter 2 trailer is here and it looks every bit as epic as we’d hoped

The long wait is finally over. After hours of staring desperately at a black hole, Chapter 2 of Fortnite has landed at last. The official trailer above dropped early Tuesday morning, and it confirms many of the features seen in yesterday’s leaked Battle Pass trailer: a brand new map, motorboats, and – crucially – fishing.

President Trump just literally begged us to impeach him

A reliable source in the White House just publicly revealed some shocking and unexpected news: The president is in favor of his impeachment process. The source? Well, it’s none other than Donald Trump himself. So I guess it must be true!