Election Day 2018: A nation on edge heads to the polls | Fox News

In this Oct. 30, 2018 photo, Michael Gregoire holds a hand-painted sign which reads, “Defeat Republicans 2018,” along a street in Louisville, Ky. “The survival of the country is going to depend on this election,” he said. (AP Photo/Claire Galofaro)

Michael Gregoire marched along a downtown sidewalk in the tense days before the midterm elections, waving a hand-painted sign at passing traffic: “DEFEAT REPUBLICANS 2018.”

President Donald Trump looms large over Tuesday’s election, which is expected to draw historic numbers to the polls and will determine which party controls Congress. For Gregoire and Kanter, and for voters across the country, the election represents something far greater than whatever Senate and House races appear on their ballots. It is a competition for the soul of America — a referendum on Trump and the venomous political culture that many blame for gridlock in Congress and a recent spate of hate crimes and politically motivated attacks.

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Texas newlyweds die in helicopter crash while leaving their wedding – BBC News

A young couple from Texas were killed when a helicopter carrying them away from their own wedding crashed late on Saturday night, according to officials.

Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman Byler were both students at Sam Houston State University. Their deaths were first reported by the student newspaper.

The crash occurred near Uvalde, about 85 miles (135km) west of San Antonio.

On social media, wedding attendees have been posting their condolences in the captions of wedding photos.

“I’m absolutely devastated!” wrote one friend on Facebook, adding that the pilot of the aircraft was also killed.

Source: Texas newlyweds die in helicopter crash while leaving their wedding – BBC News

FBI seeks info on woman identified as Democratic volunteer after Georgia voter system attacked

The identity of a person being scrutinized by the FBI after Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp launched an investigation into the state’s Democratic Party over “possible cyber crimes” has been revealed.

An official from the office of Kemp, who is running as the state’s Republican gubernatorial nominee, told ABC-affiliate WSB-TV on Sunday the FBI was seeking information regarding a woman named Rachel Small as part of the probe.

Source: FBI seeks info on woman identified as Democratic volunteer after Georgia voter system attacked

FDA approves painkiller 1,000 times more powerful than morphine

FDA approves painkiller 1,000 times more powerful than morphineTRENTON, N.J. (AP) – U.S. regulators on Friday approved a fast-acting, super-potent opioid tablet that is 10 times more powerful than Fentanyl and 1,000 times more potent than morphine.

The drug called Dsuvia was developed as an alternative to IV painkillers used in hospitals.

The decision by the Food and Drug Administration came over objections from critics who fear the pill will be abused. In a lengthy statement, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said there will be “very tight restrictions” placed on its distribution and it is intended only for supervised settings like hospitals.

Source: FDA approves painkiller 1,000 times more powerful than morphine

Mexico City receives first wave from migrant caravan – BBC News

Hundreds of

The first migrants from a large convoy of people travelling through Mexico towards the United States have arrived in the capital, Mexico City.

About 450 people, mostly men and boys, have been given temporary shelter at a sports stadium.

The convoy, known as a caravan, set off from Honduras several weeks ago and is now about 5,000 strong.

US President Donald Trump says troops will be deployed to stop them crossing the US-Mexican border.

Critics have accused Mr Trump of using the threat of illegal immigration to fire up his supporters ahead of Tuesday’s mid-term elections.

Source: Mexico City receives first wave from migrant caravan – BBC News

US unleashes “toughest ever” sanctions on Iran – BBC News

Protesters demonstrated outside the former US embassy in Tehran on Sunday

The US will unleash its “toughest ever” sanctions against Iran on Monday following a wave of protests across the oil-rich country.

The Trump administration is reinstating all sanctions removed under the 2015 nuclear deal, targeting both Iran and states that trade with it.

It will hit oil exports, shipping and banks, all core parts of the economy.

Thousands of Iranians chanting “Death to America” rallied on Sunday, rejecting calls for talks.

Iran’s military was also quoted as saying it would hold air drills on Monday and Tuesday to prove the country’s defensive capabilities.

Source: US unleashes “toughest ever” sanctions on Iran – BBC News