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.

Hurricane Matthew

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.

Soda Tax

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.”

NHL Season

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.

  1. Rob says:

    Astonishing. Ninety-nine percent of the election coverage is about Trump.

    Why nothing on Hillary?

    Is it because of her failed policies and lack of accomplishments?
    Is it because of her lying and mishandling of intelligence?
    Is it because of her lying and raping husband?
    Is it because her plan for American is an economic disaster?
    Is it because she can’t even walk up stairs?
    Is it because of her plan to import terrorists?

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