On this Wednesday, these are the top news headlines from around the world.
Analysis: Trump takes Supreme Court victory lap while deceiving over worsening pandemic
President Donald Trump claimed a place in history Monday when Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation secured a dominant conservative majority on the Supreme Court, but the pomp of his victory lap could not disguise the reality of a pandemic that has placed his presidency in deep peril a week before the election.
Coronavirus update: Latest world news for October 27
The United States reported 66,784new Covid-19 cases and 477 deaths on Monday, according to Johns Hopkins University. There are now at least 8,702,750 reportedCovid-19 infections and at least 225,706people have died from the virus in the country. The totals include cases from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and other US territories, as well as repatriated cases.
Exclusive: New analysis shows how women helped fuel a Biden fundraising surge
Donations from women to Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential campaign soared as he picked California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, a new tally shows. It turns out, it was no accident.
He accidentally purchased an extra lottery ticket online — and won $2 million
A happy accident led to a Michigan man winning two $1 million prizes in the lottery.
Opinion: Trump’s big problem in Florida
Chris King writes that while many factors are working in President Donald Trump’s favor in Florida, several more factors — like the state’s diversity, susceptibility to climate change and reliance on essential workers — mean Joe Biden has a good chance at winning the state.
Diet drinks linked to heart issues, study finds
Artificially sweetened beverages appear to be just as bad for your heart as the sugary kind, a new study finds. Experts suggest dramatically reducing soda consumption and offer tips.
Jack Ma is making history again with the Ant IPO, and getting even more wealthy while doing it
Billionaire tech tycoon Jack Ma is raising more than $34 billion in yet another record breaking IPO, further cementing his place in history as one of the world’s great tech entrepreneurs.
Fox News management says there are a ‘few positive COVID-19 cases’ at the company
Fox News said Monday that several people at the network recently tested positive for Covid-19, on the heels of a report that several top anchors and commentators are quarantining at home.
Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to US Supreme Court
Donald Trump scores pre-election victory as US Senate confirms his pick for the vacant Supreme Court seat, Amy Coney Barrett.
US election 2020: Is Florida (again) key to this election?
Florida. The mere mention of the state when talking about politics brings smiles to Republican faces and sends shivers down Democratic spines. Florida is where liberal dreams are broken. It’s the place where, in what was otherwise a Democratic wave election of 2018, the party narrowly lost the governorship and an incumbent Senate seat.
Pogba ‘plans to sue over fake reports’
Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba says he will take legal action after “total fake” reports said he was to quit international football. Pogba, 27, was reported to be quitting the France national team over comments made by the country’s president, Emmanuel Macron, about Islam.
Florida Man Accused Of Using $1.9 Million In PPP Loan Money On New Mercedes, Truck
A central Florida man is facing federal charges that he used more than $1.9 million in emergency Paycheck Protection Program funds on personal expenses, including the purchase of a new Mercedes and pickup truck.
Ex-Trump Officials Line Up Against Him In Damning New Republican Ad
Several key officials who’ve served in high-level positions in the administration of President Donald Trump are speaking out against him in a new video from Republican Voters Against Trump. And they’re urging Americans to vote for his Democratic rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.
NASA’s new discovery of water on the moon could aid future missions
NASA discovered water molecules on a sunlit portion of the moon’s surface, the agency announced Monday. Revealed with the help of the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) flying observatory, this discovery shows that water may exist throughout the moon’s surface, not just frozen in the coldest, darkest craters on the moon as was previously expected.
Apple will launch a bunch of new audio products next year, report claims
Apple is working on next-generation AirPods and AirPods Pro, and we might see new models as soon as next year. This is according to a new report by Bloomberg, which cites people familiar with Apple’s plans. The new AirPods will reportedly actually be similar to the current version of AirPods Pro, with a shorter stem and replaceable ear tips.
Trump called NYC a ‘ghost town’ but the city’s early voting lines say otherwise
On Thursday evening during the third second and final presidential debate, President Trump declared that New York City is a “ghost town.” Just two days later, New Yorkers lined up for the first day of early voting and showed the president that his former city is anything but empty.
Ariana Grande is president in new music video, and that’s a world we’d like to live in
Ariana Grande has blessed us with a brand new music video for her latest single (and certified bop) “Positions,” – and it presents an alternate universe that we’d like to live in.