MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew to the latest on the campaign trail, here are the four stories to know for Wednesday, Oct. 12.
Thousands of people in coastal North Carolina are evacuating and keeping a close eye on rising rivers in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. In Haiti, residents are slowly starting to rebuild. Another system — Hurricane Nicole — is expected to approach Bermuda Wednesday night.
Clinton Vs. Trump
With just four weeks to Election Day Donald Trump is sharpening his attacks against Hillary Clinton and critics within his own party. Speaking in Florida yesterday, he called Clinton a quote – “vessel of corrupt global establishment” hours after calling House Speaker Paul Ryan “weak and ineffective” on social media. Clinton continues to be dogged by leaked emails published by Wikileaks.
A new tax on sodas and sports drinks could lower the risk of obesity and diseases like diabetes. That’s according to the World Health Organization. It wants countries to put a 20-percent tax on sugary drinks — to cut consumption by the same amount. The soft-drink industry called the recommendation “discriminatory.”
The NHL kicks off its 100th season with four games today. That includes the defending western conference champs — the San Jose Sharks — hosting the Los Angeles Kings. The Minnesota Wild start the season Thursday in St. Louis. Puck drops at 7 p.m.