- Yahoo News says Hurricane Delta hit Cancun and Cozumel yesterday. The storm caused a massive blackout and could cause $7 billion in damage by the time it's done in Mexico and the United States. Delta is packing winds of 105 mph
- ABC says Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s neck before George died, has been released on bond. His attorneys are asking for his case to be moved so he can receive a fair trial
- NBC says pop star Justin Bieber and Crocs are teaming up for a new yellow clog. The Croc has several pins including a slice of pizza, a lollipop, a daisy, a rainbow and a bear. Justin's Crocs will cost $60 and will be available on October 13th starting at noon.
- Totally the Bomb says Starbucks is celebrating Halloween by adding a Zero Frappuccino to their secret menu. The drink is inspired by Zero the Ghost Pup from the movie ''The Nightmare Before Christmas.'' The drink is made with a white mocha creme Frappuccino, peppermint syrup, strawberry puree, whipped cream and pumpkin spice topping.
- NBC says McDonald's is adding three new breakfast pastries to its menu. A blueberry muffin, a fried apple fritter and a cinnamon roll, topped with cream cheese icing, will debut on October 28th
- Yahoo News says over 70,000 people have signed a petition to save Taco Bell's Mexican pizza. The chain is removing the pizza from its menu on November 5th. Fans love it and want it to stay
- Fox News says New York City is going to fine people $1,000 for not social distancing. For those involved in mass gatherings, the fines will be up to $15,000. The city is experiencing another coronavirus outbreak
- ABC says the Ruby Tuesday restaurant chain has filed for bankruptcy because of the pandemic. Ruby Tuesday has closed 200 restaurants over the past several years and has 300 that remain open, but may close due to the bankruptcy filing
- Brobible says Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has lifted coronavirus restrictions on every sports team in the state. Stadiums can now operate at full capacity even though the state is averaging 2,500 new coronavirus cases a day
Live Under A Rock Until After The Presidential Election:Adweek says Hotels.com is offering burnt-out Americans the chance to 'live under a rock' until after the Presidential election. The rock is a cave in New Mexico. Hotels.com is charging five dollars a night and says the cave has no Wi-fi, cable television or daily news. People can start renting it beginning tomorrow. The cave has several couches and a comfy recliner.
A new survey by the National Confectioners Association reveals that 79% of parents take Halloween candy from their kids after they go trick or treating. Other findings:
- 31% of parents plan to stash some of their favorite Halloween candy.
- 80% of people plan to find a creative and safe way to celebrate Halloween this year despite the coronavirus.
- 65% of people plan to trick or treat this year