5 things to know for November 7: Midterms, Storms, Ukraine, Apple, Iran




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Millions of people will vote in the US and its territories this week in key elections. And while the vast majority of Americans will do their civic duty without a problem, some political analysts are urging voters to be wary of the conspiracy theories that may be circulating.

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On the eve of Tuesday’s midterm elections, US candidates are making final arguments before voters go to the polls. Several presidents have also descended on various states for a final midterm push. President Joe Biden will join a rally in Maryland tonight. Former President Donald Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis held dueling ceremonies in Florida on Sunday. On Saturday, Biden made a rare appearance with former President Barack Obama to promote Democratic candidate John Fetterman in the key state of Pennsylvania, where Trump also held a rally in the state. Voters will decide the fate of both houses of Congress, with all 435 House seats up for grabs. 35 of the 100 Senate seats are also up for grabs, in addition to dozens of governors, secretaries of state and attorney generals. Find out how and when to vote in your state here.

Many Florida residents recovering from Hurricane Ian are being urged to prepare for a possible tropical system later this week. Subtropical Storm Nicole has formed in the southwest Atlantic about 555 miles east of the Bahamas, the National Hurricane Center said, and could affect Florida on Election Day. Specifically, the current forecast for Tuesday calls for windy and gusty conditions across much of the Florida peninsula with increasing rain chances throughout the day in central and eastern cities. Weather forecast models are showing at least 3 to 6 inches of precipitation across the state through Thursday, with isolated higher amounts. Meanwhile, forecasts say that a second system may develop in the Atlantic, but it will not affect land for the next few days.

About 4.5 million Ukrainians were left without power today as Russia stepped up attacks on civilian infrastructure, according to President Volodymyr Zelensky. Homes across the country have been disconnected from electricity under an emergency schedule aimed at stabilizing the nation’s fragile power grid. Ukraine’s electricity infrastructure has been severely strained since Russia began attacking power plants on October 10, raising fears of a cold and dark winter. Kyiv’s mayor has encouraged some citizens to consider staying with family and friends outside the main city if power or water is left out. All possible emergency action plans are being considered, but there are no plans to evacuate the city at this time, according to a statement from the Kyiv City Council.

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Amid strong global demand for Apple’s iPhone 14 range, the tech giant announced on Sunday that shipments would be “temporarily” affected by Covid restrictions in China. The company said in a statement that its assembly facility located in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou is “currently operating at significantly reduced capacity” due to Covid restrictions. As a result, the company said it expects lower-than-expected shipments of some iPhone 14 models, which will result in longer wait times. It is unclear how long the delays will be. The affected facility has been dealing with a Covid-19 outbreak since mid-October that caused panic among its migrant workers. Last week, authorities imposed a seven-day lockdown in the area where the factory is located.

Iranian lawmakers have demanded that their state officials “show no anger” at protesters as thousands continue to gather in the streets despite threats of arrest. In a letter quoted by state-run Press TV on Sunday, the lawmakers call for the protesters to be taught “a good lesson” to deter others who threaten the authority of the Iranian government. The Islamic Republic is facing one of its biggest-ever demonstrations of dissent after the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian woman who died after being arrested by moral police for allegedly not wearing a hijab properly. 227 of Iran’s 290 members of parliament signed the letter, state media said. Iran has already charged at least 1,000 people in Tehran province for allegedly taking part in nationwide protests.

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Nick Carter shares his grief over the death of his brother Aaron

Carter, a member of the Backstreet Boys, shared an emotional message on social media about the death of his younger brother Aaron at the age of 34. Read it here.

Man says “basketball fire” that fell from the sky destroyed his house

Authorities in Nevada are investigating what started the fire shortly after a bright object was seen falling from the sky in the area.

The UPS truck failed standardized tests for high school students

The SATs are already stressful… now, more than 50 students at a Texas high school will have to retake the tests after being pulled from a UPS truck.

No need to start picking turkeys

If you’re planning to cook a regular Thanksgiving meal, supply chain issues won’t affect turkeys this holiday, but they will be more expensive.

The Houston Astros won the World Series

In a thrilling Game 6, the Houston Astros defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 on Saturday. See the World Series in pictures here.

Coy Gibbs, co-owner of Joe Gibbs Racing and father of NASCAR driver Ty Gibbs, has died at the age of 49, the racing team announced. The cause of his death has not been released, but his 20-year-old son, Ty, died just hours after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship race.

1,900 billion dollars

How much the estimated Powerball jackpot has increased after there was no winner in Saturday night’s drawing, according to the California Lottery. This value makes it the largest lotto prize ever offered. The odds of winning this jackpot are incredibly rare: about one in 292.2 million. But if you’re still willing to try your luck, the next drawing will take place today at 10:59 PM ET.

“Our views and research on cannabis have changed; federal laws have changed. It’s time for our policies to do the same.”

– Maryland House Speaker Adrienne Jones, a Democrat, told CNN that “too restrictive” marijuana laws have created a “pipeline to prison.” Maryland and four other states – Arkansas, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota – this week will give voters the chance to legalize recreational cannabis for those 21 and older. If passed, it would join 19 states (along with Washington, DC) where recreational use is legal.

subtropical storm Nicole

Subtropical storm Nicole forms in the southwestern Atlantic

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