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Morning Headlines - Monday, Oct. 30, 2023

U.S. and World Headlines

Maine Mass Shooter Robert Card's Body Was Found Inside Industrial Trailer After Police Had Cleared The Area Twice

The Maine mass shooter's body was discovered at the back of an industrial tractor trailer in an area that investigators admitted they previously 'cleared' twice.

Army reservist Robert Card, 40, was found at around 7pm on Friday evening, two days after he opened fire in a bowling alley and bar, killing 18 people and injuring 13 others.

The body was discovered by a Maine Recycling Corporation plant he was recently fired from, just a short walk from where the killer's vehicle was first found roughly four hours after the shooting erupted.

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Biden Goes After House Speaker Over Gay Marriage Despite Opposing It For Decades

The Biden campaign took aim at newly elected House Speaker Mike Johnson this past week over his views on "same-sex relations" but ignored past comments from President Biden on the same subject during his time in public office.

"Mike Johnson called for criminalizing gay sex," the Biden-Harris presidential campaign wrote Wednesday in a post to X, formerly known as Twitter. "Johnson called same-sex relations ‘inherently unnatural’ and said it could destroy ‘the entire democratic system.’ He railed against courts for ‘closing bedroom doors’ and upholding the right to privacy."

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U.N. Aid Warehouses Looted In Gaza As Netanyahu Declares "Second Phase" In War

Thousands of people broke into aid warehouses in Gaza to take flour and basic hygiene products, a U.N. agency said Sunday, in a mark of growing desperation and the breakdown of public order three weeks into the war between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers.

Robert Mardini, the director-general of the International Committee of the Red Cross, told "Face the Nation" earlier Sunday that three truckloads of medicine, medical equipment, water and sanitation equipment had made it into Gaza on Sunday.

"This is good, this is positive, but this is a drop in an ocean of need," Mardini said.

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Former Industry Leader Slams Ford’s Deal With UAW: ‘This Was A Gun To The Head’

A former industry executive criticized the tentative deal struck between the United Auto Workers (UAW) and Ford earlier this week, accusing the labor union of having no regard for automakers.

“First of all, this is not like other labor negotiations,” Bob Lutz, who has worked for all three of the “Big Three” automakers facing strikes, told host John Catsimatidis Sunday on “The Cats Roundtable” on WABC 770 AM. “This was a gun to the head from a government-sanctioned monopoly called the labor union.”

“And in the past, the UAW always had a realistic respect for the needs of an automobile company to stay competitive,” he continued. “This time they did not, and I think a lot of what had to be given back was exactly the same things that caused the American automobile industry to be in big trouble in ‘08.”

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'Friends' Actor Matthew Perry Dies Of Apparent Drowning At 54

Matthew Perry died Saturday of an apparent drowning at his Pacific Palisades home, a representative for the actor and a law enforcement source said.

He was 54.

A 911 call came in at 4:07 p.m. local time and was treated as a water rescue, a law enforcement source said.

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Wisconsin Headlines

Threat To Sue Town In Polk County Over Large Farm Regulations Revives Local Control Fight

Two northwest Wisconsin residents are threatening to sue their town unless elected officials repeal rules governing the operation of large livestock farms.

The town of Eureka in Polk County, Wisconsin, is the latest front in a skirmish over the boundaries of local control of agriculture. The outcome could determine how the owners of large animal operations ensure they won’t jeopardize their neighbors’ safety and quality of life. A court resolution could potentially set a statewide precedent, with sweeping effects to Wisconsin’s $104.8 billion agricultural industry.

"Of course we’re concerned," said Don Anderson, chair of the town of 1,700. "We would, at this time, plan on getting an attorney."

Last year, Eureka fine-tuned its rules regulating large livestock farms, also known as concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs.

Earlier this month, Eureka residents Ben and Jenny Binversie, represented by WMC Litigation Center, sent the town a notice of claim — the precursor to a lawsuit.

Eureka has 120 days to reject the Binversies’ claim, or its nonresponse would be considered as such. Then the matter could proceed to Polk County Circuit Court.

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Dane County Judge Blocks Legislators From Removing Wolfe During Lawsuit

A vote by the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Senate in September to fire the state’s nonpartisan top elections official had no legal effect, and lawmakers are barred from ousting her while a lawsuit plays out, a Dane County judge ruled on Oct. 27.

Administrator Meagan Wolfe will continue serving as head of the Wisconsin Elections Commission pending a decision on whether elections commissioners are legally required to appoint someone for the Senate to confirm, Judge Ann Peacock said.

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Republican Seek To Put Elections Amendments Before Voters Next Year

Backers of two constitutional amendments say they plan to place on the April ballot one that would bar the use of private resources to administer elections in Wisconsin.

Another that would prohibit non-citizens from voting in local, state or national elections is slated for the November 2024 ballot.

Both amendments have already cleared the Legislature once. If both houses of the Legislature approve them again, they will go to voters for a statewide referendum.

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Packers Lose To Vikings 24-10, Fall To 2-5 Overall

Kirk Cousins led the Minnesota Vikings back to relevance after their poor start to the season.

Now the Vikings will likely have to try to keep it going without their durable quarterback.

Cousins threw a pair of touchdown passes before leaving in the fourth quarter of the Vikings' 24-10 victory over the slumping Green Bay Packers 24-10 on Sunday.

Vikings coach Kevin O'Connell said after the game that the Vikings are “fearing an Achilles (tendon) injury" but said Cousins was still undergoing evaluation.

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Wisconsin Badgers Fall To No. 3-Ranked Ohio State 24-10

Marvin Harrison Jr. caught two touchdown passes, TreyVeon Henderson rushed for 162 yards in his first game in over a month and No. 3 Ohio State remained unbeaten by defeating Wisconsin 24-10 on Saturday night.

Wisconsin (5-3, 3-2 Big Ten) played the second half without star running back Braelon Allen or wide receiver Chimere Dike due to leg injuries. Allen, who rushed for 50 yards on 10 carries, got hurt while unsuccessfully trying to score on a third-and-goal reception from the 1 on the second-to-last play of the second quarter.

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Last Update: Oct 30, 2023 4:19 am CDT

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