Magnitude 5.0 quake shakes the Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo.- A magnitude 5.0 earthquake was reported early Mon. by the U.S. Geodetic Survey (USGS), which monitors seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.1 km (4.4 mi) beneath the epicenter, near Sanchez, in the Dominican Republic’s northeast. “The magnitude could be revised within the next few minutes as the agency updates and refines its calculations, or as other agencies issue their report,” says Google.com.

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7.5-magnitude earthquake off Alaska coast triggers tsunami warning

SAND POINT, Alaska — A preliminary magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck near Sand Point, Alaska, on Monday afternoon, prompting a tsunami warning.

The quake, which struck about 62 miles southeast of Sand Point at 12:54 p.m., triggered the tsunami warning for areas along the coastline of the Alaska Peninsula, according to the U.S. Tsunami Warning Center.

The warning extends from Kennedy Entrance, 40 miles southwest of Homer, to Unimak Pass, 80 miles northeast of Unalaska, the Anchorage Daily News reported.

The Washington Department of Natural Resources said there is no tsunami threat for Washington, KIRO reported.

The earthquake, which yielded no immediate damage reports, was felt in coastal communities across in the region.

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Pittsburgh garbage truck falls into sinkhole

A Pittsburgh garbage truck fell into a sinkhole Monday in Pittsburgh’s Homewood South neighborhood.

PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh garbage truck fell into a sinkhole Monday in Pittsburgh’s Homewood South neighborhood.

It happened around 10:15 a.m. when a water line ruptured along Susquehanna Street, causing a garbage truck to fall into a sinkhole.

When a Channel 11 crew got there, the garbage truck was already out of the sinkhole, but water was bubbling out of it.

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Pittsburgh police searching for missing 20-year-old woman

Police said Shaqualla Williams was last seen in the Perry Hilltop neighborhood around 8 a.m.

Pittsburgh police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 20-year-old woman.

Police said Shaqualla Williams was last seen in the Perry Hilltop neighborhood around 8 a.m. wearing a black pullover, blue jeans and pink sneakers. Police said she is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and wears glasses.

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Live! Casino Pittsburgh set to open Nov. 24 at Westmoreland Mall

Live! Casino Pittsburgh will feature 750 slots, 30 table games, and multiple entertainment venues and restaurants, including a Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen + Bar.

The new casino at Westmoreland Mall will have 750 slot machines, 30 table games and multiple entertainment venues and restaurants, including a Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen + Bar.

Officials have estimated the casino will bring 500 jobs to the area and have an annual economic impact of $188 million.

A series of invitation-only events will be held in advance of the public opening, including charity nights on Nov. 14 and Nov. 15 to benefit the Westmoreland County Food Bank and Sage’s Army.

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Asteroid could strike Earth day prior to election: Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson | Fox News

An asteroid with a diameter the size of a refrigerator could strike the Earth the day before the November election, according to celebrity scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson — but it’s not large enough to do any serious damage.

The famed astrophysicist said the space rock, known as 2018VP1, is hurtling towards Earth at a speed of 25,000 miles per hour and may clip the planet on Nov. 2.

NASA IS GETTING READY TO LAND ON AN ASTEROID THAT MAY HOLD THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF LIFE

“It may buzz-cut Earth on Nov. 2, the day before the Presidential Election,” he wrote on Instagram.

But he added that the flying object is nothing to lose sleep over since “it’s not big enough to cause harm.”

Source: Asteroid could strike Earth day prior to election: Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson | Fox News

Pittsburgh radio pioneer KDKA takes major step as it celebrates centennial – Pittsburgh Business Times

After 100 years as an AM station, News Radio 1020 KDKA will simulcast on FM, effective Nov. 2, parent company, Philadelphia-based Entercom Communications Corp., confirmed on Monday.

KDKA will be heard on 100.1 FM while WAMO 100.1 will be heard on 107.3 FM.

“It works out great for us to be able to put a station that has meant so much to so many people in Pittsburgh on FM and increase the reach and introduce it to a new audience who may not be as familiar with KDKA,” said Michael Spacciapolli, senior vice president and market manager, Entercom Pittsburgh.

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Mnuchin, Pelosi to Talk Fiscal Stimulus Again Monday Afternoon – Bloomberg

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will hold a call Monday afternoon on a fiscal-stimulus package, a day before Pelosi’s deadline for a pre-election package expires.

Source: Mnuchin, Pelosi to Talk Fiscal Stimulus Again Monday Afternoon – Bloomberg

Sen. Marco Rubio: Joe Biden and packing the Supreme Court — the dirty little secret Dems don’t want to reveal | Fox News

You don’t need to wait for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s long-promised and still-elusive answer to know that a Biden administration would sign legislation into law allowing them to pack the Supreme Court with left-wing activists.

Well, we know that Judge Barrett — thanks to her impeccable credentials and hearings — will soon be Supreme Court Justice Barrett.

And we also know that the Biden campaign believes soon-to-be-Justice Barrett’s confirmation process is “illegitimate” and “reckless.” Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., said as much.

MERCEDES SCHLAPP: BIDEN WON’T ANSWER ON COURT PACKING — BUT DEMS APPEAR TO DRAW INSPIRATION FROM SOCIALISTS

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Liz Peek: Trump vs. Biden — 5 reasons why a sane person should vote – again – for Trump | Fox News

Today, backing the president is downright risky. People are losing their jobs, children are being kicked out of class and businesses are boycotted because their owners support President Trump. Imagine.

Hitting back at the Democrats’ assault on Candidate Trump in 2016, I wrote a piece for the Fiscal Times titled: “Five Reasons a Sane Person Might Still Vote for Trump.” The arguments I highlighted hold up well, and are perhaps even more persuasive today.

First up: Education.

If you believe in equal opportunity, you want all youngsters to receive a decent education. In many Democrat-led cities, Hispanic and African-American kids do not receive one.

DEROY MURDOCK: TRUMP VS. BIDEN – VOTERS IN 2020 SHOULD THINK LONG AND HARD ABOUT POLICY, NOT PERSONALITY

And yet the teachers’ unions and their Democratic Party backers refuse all accountability or reforms, condemning millions of Black and brown children to second-class status.

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