⚡ Breaking: "Synagogue shooting victims ranged in age from 54 to 97 and included brothers and a husband, wife." (AP)
This was a week of bombs, shootings — and blame.
What all three have in common: hate.
The latest ... "More than 3,000 people from the Pittsburgh community turned out ... for an interfaith candlelight vigil of Hebrew and English songs and hymns," per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
David Shribman, executive editor of the Post-Gazette, describes Squirrel Hill as home to a dozen synagogues:
The context ... Anti-Semitism on the rise: The ADL reported in February that "the number of anti-Semitic incidents [1,986] was nearly 60 percent higher in 2017 than 2016, the largest single-year increase on record and the second highest number reported since ADL started tracking incident data in the 1970s."
The last word ... David Axelrod said to Wolf Blitzer on CNN last night:
In the campaign's final days, "Democratic campaigns and outside groups are on track to substantially outspend Republicans," the N.Y. Times' Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns report:
P.S. "Some of Mr. Trump’s lowest moments in past polls have come as he has struggled to serve in the traditional presidential role of national healer," the N.Y. Times' Matt Flegenheimer and Patrick Healy point out.
Super Typhoon Yutu struck the Northern Mariana Islands on Oct. 24, packing maximum sustained winds of 180 miles per hour and gusts higher than 200 mph, Axios science editor Andrew Freedman writes.
The big picture: Before and after satellite photos taken by DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3 satellite provide a first look at the devastation.
LeBron James shows up in San Antonio last night, for a game against the Spurs, wearing a hat for Beto O'Rourke, the popular Democratic Senate candidate in Texas.
The N.Y. Times today publishes arresting photos of children in Yemen who are wasting away from hunger ... "The Tragedy of Saudi Arabia's War ... The Saudi-led war in Yemen has pushed millions to the brink of starvation" (Story by Declan Walsh; photos by Tyler Hicks):
N.Y. Times Quote of the Day ... Ali Al-Hajaji, a father in the town of Hajjah in Yemen, who has lost one son to starvation and fears losing a second, not because of a lack of food in the area but because prices are rising so fast in the war-torn country that he cannot afford to buy food:
The Times explains ... "Why We Are Publishing Haunting Photos of Emaciated Yemeni Children ... The images we have published out of Yemen may be as unsettling as anything we have used before":
"House of Cards" popular view of Americans in China, Russia, Iran ... "A cynical drama about conniving politicians acted as a poisonous piece of soft power," by Reid Standish, a journalist based in Helsinki, on cover of WashPost Outlook:
Why it matters: Abroad, it "has found success among audiences that know little about American democracy and may, like Putin, already subscribe to a warped idea about how its machinery works."