DONALD TRUMP SAYS HE WOULDN’T WANT TO BE IN A FOXHOLE WITH PAUL RYAN Trump went after Ryan and the GOP elite in an interview with Bill O’Reilly Tuesday night. A quarter of the top elected Republicans are not endorsing the GOP nominee. The schism has put thecongressional map in play. And the former chairman of Breitbart, who is now the CEO of Trump’s campaign, was telling his staff back in 2015 to destroy Ryan. [Marina Fang, HuffPost]
THE HUFFINGTON POST BENGHAZI INVESTIGATION “A middleman the State Department relied on to hire unarmed guards at the U.S. facility in Benghazi, Libya, previously worked with a company that’s now at the center of a massive international bribery scandal.” [Jessica Schulberg, Nick Baumann and Nick McKenize, HuffPost]
HURRICANE MATTHEW COULD COST $10 BILLION IN DAMAGES Insurance companies will be liable for $4-6 billion of that. And the World Health Organization is sending 1 million doses of cholera vaccine doses to Haiti as cases surge, while the United States has paused deportations to the country. [Reuters]
NEW ISIS WEAPON: EXPLODING DRONES “In the last month, the Islamic State has tried to use small drones to launch attacks at least two other times, prompting American commanders in Iraq to issue a warning to forces fighting the group to treat any type of small flying aircraft as a potential explosive device.” [NYT]
TULSA MAN HAD PCP IN SYSTEM BEFORE POLICE KILLED HIM Video was released last month of Terence Crutcher being fatally shot. [Reuters]
WANT TO SMOKE IN THE PHILIPPINES? That could land you four months of jail time. [Reuters]
BARACK OBAMA: WE’RE GOING TO MARS The president announced the U.S. is teaming up with private companies to make going to Mars in 2030 a reality. And don’t miss the editor’s note on this one. [CNN]
LOOKS LIKE IT’S CURTAINS FOR BILLY BUSH AT NBC The other star of the leaked audio heard round the world is looking for an exit door at NBC. [HuffPost]
POOR RONALD MCDONALD What did he ever do to deserve all these clowns giving clowns a bad name? [Los Angeles Times]
THIS IS THE ULTIMATE EFFICIENCY HACK, ACCORDING TO QUARTZ Having kids. [Quartz]
‘LAW AND ORDER: SVU’ WILL AIR A TRUMP EPISODE This will be a doozy. [Variety]
PORTLAND HAS A ‘COMPETITIVE PINBALL SCENE’ Which may be the best three words ever grouped together. [Vice]
CELEBRITY WEDDING PLANNERS MUST HAVE A PAPARAZZI DRONE STRATEGY This is the world we live in, folks. [Vanity Fair]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ A look at Russia’s latest decoy weapons.
~ The FBI is investigating whether the Hartford plane crash was intentional.
~ Watch out Slack ― Facebook’s Workplace is gunning for you.
~ Miley Cyrus called Woody Allen a “great Dad.”
~ We can’t get over how cool these photos from this action photography contest are.
~ Thank you Esquire for bringing “Spy” back at this critical election juncture.
~ So nobody wants to host the Olympic games.
~ The middle-aged risk factor to look out for when it comes to dementia.
~ In case you haven’t had a flash of envy yet today, here’s a profile onhow the rich fly.
~ Missing “Fifty Shades of Grey?” Clearly the muppets version is a great replacement.
~ Inside Fox’s fight to keep Megyn Kelly.