It’s Thursday, and here are five things to know for your new day.
1. North Korea
Authorities say the suspect is Sayfullo Saipov, 29, a native of Uzbekistan who moved to the United States in 2010 and most recently lived in New Jersey. According to police, a note left near the truck used in the attack says it was done in the name of ISIS, although the terror group has not publicly claimed responsibility.
We also know that 28-year-old New York police Officer Ryan Nash shot and apprehended the suspect as he tried to flee, effectively ending the deadly rampage. The suspect was rushed to the hospital, and officers were able to talk to him before he went in for surgery Tuesday.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she believes that the Democratic National Committee was “rigged” in favor of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 primary.
3. Migrant crisis
Another day, and more allegations. Kevin Spacey is now facing a series of accusations from employees on the set of the Netflix show “House of Cards.” Eight people who currently work on the show or have worked on it in the past told CNN that the star turned the set into a “toxic” work environment through sexual harassment and abuse. One former production assistant told CNN that Spacey sexually assaulted him during one of the show’s early seasons. Earlier this week, actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of making sexual advances to him when Rapp was 14 years old.
4. Alabama Senate race
Former Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page privately testified Thursday to lawmakers that he mentioned to Jeff Sessions he was traveling to Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign – as new questions emerge about the attorney general’s earlier comments to Congress about Russia and the Trump campaign.
At the hearing, held by the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, lawmakers pressed the tech companies on their ability to prevent bad actors from taking advantage of their platforms through ads and regular posts. Some, such as Facebook, were questioned as to how, with such sophisticated technology, they couldn’t smell something amiss when massive ad payments showed up from Russian sources.
5. Tropical Storm Franklin
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Game 7 is the end of the line, folks, so whoever wins this one tonight gets all the baseball marbles.
Actress Rose McGowan has a warrant out for her arrest.
The warrant for a drug charge is months old, but she’s questioning the timing since it comes after she’s been so outspoken about sexual assault in Hollywood.
Buying legal marijuana in California? You could be taxed 45%.
At that rate, you might as well just roll your money up and smoke it instead.
Here’s what’s streaming on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon in November.
Get your binge-watching fingers ready!
New emojis are here!
If you’ve been agonizing over how to communicate your love of broccoli or giraffes, consider your prayers answered.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, while attending a Halloween parade in New York City hours after Tuesday’s terrorist attack
AND FINALLY …
This boy, who’s holding a bunch of tortoise food, just found about a dozen new best friends.
CORRECTION: This story has been updated to reflect the note claiming that the attack was made in the name of ISIS was found near the truck.