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5 things to know for October 24: Saudi Arabia, Russia, Willa, oil spill, lotto winner

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Posted: Oct 24, 2018 11:52 AM
Updated: Oct 24, 2018 11:52 AM

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We'll hear from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman later this morning, in his first public speech since international fury erupted over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Crown Prince will speak on a panel at the investment conference in Riyadh that everybody bailed on after outrage grew over the Saudis' involvement in Khashoggi's death. It's not clear if the Crown Prince will address the scandal. In Washington, even President Trump has grown tired of the kingdom's ever-shifting stories in the Khashoggi case, calling it "the worst cover-up ever." The US also said it would be pulling the visas of the men suspected of killing Khashoggi.

2. Russia

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin may meet up again next month. Trump said they'd likely meet in Paris, where both men will be for the 100th anniversary of the WWI armistice on November 11. They'd surely talk about Trump's intention to pull the US out of a nuclear weapons treaty with Russia that the US President says the Russians have violated. They'd probably also talk about Trump's threat to pretty much restart the nuclear arms race. Trump said this week the US would build up its nuclear arsenal until other nations "come to their senses."

3. Tropical Storm Willa

Willa is a tropical storm this morning as it moves northeast toward the US-Mexico border. It made landfall as a Category 3 storm, then weakened as it moved over mountains. Willa will absolutely soak Texas today, which is already dealing with flooding in some parts. The storm may dump an additional 4 inches on the Lone Star State. After leaving Texas, Willa is expected to drop up to 2 inches of rain on the Southeast, before heading out into the Atlantic and turning into a nor'easter that will sock the East Coast over the weekend.

4. Gulf coast oil spill

Did you know there's an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico right now? And did you know it's been going on for 14 years? Details of this largely unseen environmental emergency emerged last month in a Justice Department report. The spill, called the Taylor oil spill, started in 2004 when an oil platform owned by Taylor Energy sank during a mudslide caused by a hurricane. It's estimated it has been spewing up to 30,000 gallons of oil a day for 14 years! Another estimate says the spill has leaked 153 million gallons since 2004. If those are right, the Taylor spill will soon be worse than the Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010 and be among the largest offshore environmental disasters in US history.

5. Mega Millions

We have a winner in the race for that $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot. (And it isn't me, since I'm sitting here at work writing this.) Mega Millions and the South Carolina Education Lottery say a winning ticket was sold in that state. If you haven't checked your ticket, the winning numbers are 5, 28, 62, 65, 70, and the Mega Ball was 5. If you didn't win, don't worry. There's still time to get a ticket for tonight's $620 million Powerball jackpot.

TODAY'S QUOTE

"I'm a very proud Georgian."

Democrat Stacey Abrams, during a gubernatorial debate, defending her presence at a 1992 burning of a Georgia state flag that included the Confederate battle flag design. The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Here are five things you need to know about them.

BREAKFAST BROWSE

Full steam ahead

Talk about tempting fate. Looks like work on that full-size replica of the Titanic -- which would sail the planned route of the ill-fated original -- is a go.

Rap battle

Looks like it will be "Fast Car" versus "Super Bass" now that folk singer Tracy Chapman has sued rapper Nicki Minaj for copyright infringement.

We belong together

NBC's "The Voice" will be gaining the voice (of the '90s, at least), when Mariah Carey joins the singing competition show starting next week.

Debate duo

After slugging it out in a debate for a Vermont state House seat, the two candidates shocked the crowd with a little duet.

Not so bright

The man told the robbers at his store to come back later, when he'd have more cash in the register. They did, and you can guess what happened.

Not photoshopped

A rectangular iceberg? This pic has got to be a fake right? Nope, it's real. NASA spotted it last week during a flyover of Antarctica.

AND FINALLY

Dress you up

It's a dog, in an elephant costume, because that's what Halloween's for. (Click to view.)

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 441935

Reported Deaths: 5885
CountyCasesDeaths
Hennepin918591461
Ramsey39405729
Dakota32551324
Anoka30638354
Washington19827221
Stearns17686184
St. Louis13453237
Scott1178693
Wright11485101
Olmsted1024870
Sherburne812364
Carver686636
Clay643278
Rice595266
Kandiyohi551069
Blue Earth533833
Crow Wing476573
Otter Tail449860
Chisago446331
Benton414885
Winona383946
Douglas370366
Nobles364646
Mower358026
Goodhue340757
Polk326754
McLeod321644
Morrison308743
Beltrami305746
Lyon298735
Itasca281143
Becker279438
Isanti279440
Carlton276942
Steele26879
Pine263813
Freeborn237219
Todd230029
Nicollet222136
Brown212334
Mille Lacs211645
Le Sueur206515
Cass203823
Meeker197433
Waseca187515
Martin168226
Wabasha16712
Roseau164916
Hubbard146937
Redwood138527
Renville136139
Houston133213
Dodge13134
Chippewa130632
Cottonwood125118
Fillmore12084
Wadena118214
Rock108511
Sibley10757
Aitkin106633
Watonwan10548
Faribault103214
Kanabec96818
Pennington95915
Pipestone92522
Yellow Medicine92514
Murray8585
Jackson84510
Swift82617
Pope7355
Marshall70115
Stevens6968
Clearwater68114
Lac qui Parle65216
Lake62215
Wilkin6179
Koochiching57910
Lincoln4771
Big Stone4513
Unassigned43568
Grant4247
Norman4218
Mahnomen4077
Kittson36619
Red Lake3154
Traverse2433
Lake of the Woods1741
Cook1130

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 300884

Reported Deaths: 4197
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Polk44949440
Linn17563269
Scott15228161
Black Hawk13552228
Woodbury12896175
Johnson1191749
Dubuque11229148
Pottawattamie8863112
Dallas874169
Story857433
Webster464768
Cerro Gordo458766
Sioux452451
Clinton445461
Warren430637
Marshall424561
Buena Vista389029
Muscatine382275
Des Moines377340
Plymouth347967
Wapello336796
Jasper315955
Lee310828
Marion298852
Jones268949
Henry262130
Carroll252233
Bremer240048
Crawford227622
Boone214116
Washington213531
Benton207543
Mahaska189936
Jackson189631
Tama184757
Dickinson183225
Delaware171136
Kossuth169241
Clay165319
Wright161724
Fayette157022
Buchanan156920
Hamilton156828
Hardin153129
Harrison152961
Winneshiek150819
Clayton149848
Cedar149119
Butler145423
Page143115
Floyd137236
Cherokee137125
Mills135216
Lyon133132
Poweshiek131024
Hancock127924
Allamakee125927
Iowa122122
Calhoun12159
Jefferson118623
Grundy118522
Winnebago117229
Madison11639
Mitchell114634
Louisa113729
Cass111741
Chickasaw110111
Sac110115
Emmet109931
Appanoose108838
Union107922
Humboldt103919
Guthrie102124
Shelby101026
Franklin99818
Unassigned9370
Palo Alto8969
Keokuk84225
Montgomery82722
Howard81119
Monroe79918
Pocahontas77211
Clarke7717
Ida73530
Greene6837
Davis68221
Adair68120
Lucas6458
Osceola6349
Monona62316
Taylor5889
Worth5873
Fremont5005
Van Buren49112
Decatur4744
Ringgold4229
Wayne41321
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