PRESIDENTIAL RACE ENTERS FINAL MONTH: A presidential race shaken up by
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's winning debate performance last Wednesday (October 3rd) and September's jobs report out Friday that showed unemployment falling to 7.8 percent for the first time since President Obama took office, down from 8.1 percent the previous month, is entering its final month this week. Romney will deliver a major foreign policy address today in which he'll call for the U.S. to be more assertive on the international stage, while Obama will declare a national monument at the home of the late labor leader Cesar Chavez, the United Farmworkers Union founder, an event intended to appeal to Hispanic voters in swing states.
PHARMACY TIED TO MENINGITIS RECALLS
(October 6th) to now include all of its products. The
least seven people killed. The outbreak could potentially affect hundreds or even thousands of people who received injections of the contaminated steroid for back pain from July to September.
BORDER PATROL AGENT BELIEVED KILLED BY FRIENDLY
(October 7th) that the 30-year-old agent killed last week in southern
according to National Border Patrol Council president George McCubbin. Agent Nicholas Ivie apparently opened fire first and wounded one of the other agents, but was killed by return fire. McCubbin's statement comes after the FBI said Friday that the shooting appeared to be a friendly fire incident.
supporters, quote, "voted for socialism." Chavez had pledged ahead of
the election to make an even stronger push for socialism in the next term.
government and the country's largest Muslim rebel group have reached a preliminary peace deal that's a major breakthrough toward ending a decades-long insurgency that killed tens of thousands of people. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said that what he described as a "framework agreement" announced Sunday (October 7th) calling for an autonomous region for Muslims in the predominantly Roman Catholic nation was an assurance that the Moro Islamic Liberation Front insurgents will no longer try to secede. The agreement lays out principles on issues including the extent of power, revenues and territory of the Muslim
region. Officials said a final peace deal could be reached by 2016.
SPACE X DRAGON COMMERCIAL CARGO CAPSULE LAUNCHED: The Dragon capsule commercial cargo ship from
has teamed up with private businesses to carry out the supply runs after the end of the space shuttle program last year.
OBAMA CAMPAIGN RAISES $181 MILLION IN SEPTEMBER: President Obama's re-election campaign announced on Saturday (October 6th) that they'd raised $181 million in
September, the largest monthly amount for the campaign since the president launched his re-election bid. The announcement said that 98 percent of the contributions in September were $250 or less, with an average contribution of $53. Also emphasized was that the campaign and the Democratic National Committee has gotten more than 10 million donations in 2012, which is a record. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaign has not yet released its September fundraising figures.
in the state are distancing themselves from him after he wrote in a book that slavery was a, quote, "blessing in disguise." State Rep. Jon Hubbard wrote in a 2009 self-published book called, Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative, that, quote, "the institution of slavery that the black race has long believed to be an abomination upon its people may actually have been a blessing in disguise." He also wrote that African-Americans were better off than they would have been had they not been captured and forcibly taken to the
Webb called the book "highly offensive," and Republican U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, who represents the northeastern part of the state, said it was "divisive and racially inflammatory."
EINSTEIN LETTER ABOUT GOD BEING SOLD ON
THREE DAYS GRACE UNVEILS ’CHALK OUTLINE’ VIDEO: Three Days Grace has unveiled the official music video for "Chalk Outline," the first single from the Canadian band's new Transit Of Venus album. The clip finds singer Adam Gontier prowling the streets of
THREE NEW SONGS SET FOR 3 DOORS DOWN HITS PACKAGE: 3 Doors Down has revealed that a best-of collection titled Greatest Hits will arrive on November 19th, featuring nine of the group's all-time biggest tracks along with three new tunes called "One Light," "There's A Life" and "Goodbyes." The first of the new songs, "One Light," made its debut in late August at the Republican National Convention, where the band performed on the main convention stage.
EX-HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD SINGER DEUCE FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST FORMER BANDMATES: Ex-Hollywood Undead vocalist Deuce is suing his former bandmates for assault and battery as the result of an incident last May in which Deuce, whose real name is Aron
Erlichman, alleged that two members of the group and others jumped him outside a Los Angeles club and beat him badly, leaving him and a friend who was also victimized with permanent injuries.
Named in the suit are Hollywood Undead members Dylan "FunnyMan" Alvarez and Jorel "J-Dog" Decker, who were both cited in the police report on the May 25th incident. Erlichman is suing for unspecified damages. The vocalist also claimed that there were a pair of men videotaping the attack as he was being roughed up.
OZZY TO MAKE GUEST APPEARANCE ON ‘THE
he makes an appearance on The Talk, the CBS daytime show co-hosted by
Sharon. The program will also feature appearances from other family members and
friends, including the Osbournes' daughter and Fashion Police co-host Kelly. It is not known yet whether their son Jack, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis earlier this year, will appear as well.
DARYL HANNAH ARRESTED: Daryl Hannah has been released from jail following her arrest in
LINDA HOGAN ARRESTED FOR DUI: Linda Hogan was arrested last Thursday on suspicion of DUI. After she was stopped, Linda recorded a blood alcohol level of .084 -- just above the legal limit of .08. He rep said that Linda was coming from a jewelry function, where
the former reality star drank a glass of champagne on an empty stomach.
'PRICE IS RIGHT' SELECTS FIRST MALE MODEL: The Price Is Right has selected its first male model. After a nationwide search, Rob Wilson was selected to appear on the game show beginning on October 15th. He'll appear for at least one week -- possibly longer if he is well-received. The 24-year-old is an actor, who has appeared in Bride Wars, music videos, print ads and
SINGLE LINDA HOGAN STARRING ON BRIDE SHOW: Linda Hogan will star on TLC's new show Brides of Beverly Hills -- even though she's nothing close to a bride. TMZ.com reported that Linda was booked for the show while she was engaged to 23-year-old Charley Hill, but the two split back in May. Even though she's single, Linda still wanted to do the show because her situation shows "the other side of weddings."
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE TAKES ON PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE: Daniel Craig hosted Saturday Night Live this past weekend, but it was the presidential debate that dominated the show. Check out clips in 'Last Night's Audio'