Mick's Morning News


Launch Scrubbed In Last Seconds

(Cape Canaveral, FL) -- A launch is on hold after getting scrubbed just seconds before liftoff. United Launch Alliance was set to launch a Delta Four Heavy rocket just before midnight last night at the Kennedy Space Center, but the launch was called off seven seconds before liftoff due to hardware issues. This was the fifth time the launch was aborted.There's no word on when the launch will be rescheduled.

Changes Likely At Next Presidential Debate

(Undated) -- After a heated presidential debate, changes are on the horizon for the next meeting. The Presidential Debate Commission says there will be more of a structure moving forward. This comes after the debate on Tuesday night had several instances of both candidates speaking over each other and moderator Chris Wallace. One change likely is to allow the next moderator to have control of the microphones on stage. The next debate is scheduled for October 15th in Miami, Florida.

Parscale Resigns From Trump Campaign Team After Broward County Incident

(Fort Lauderdale, FL) -- A member of President Trump's reelection team is stepping down after an incident in Broward County. Senior adviser Brad Parscale resigned yesterday citing overwhelming stress. Over the weekend, the 44-year-old was Baker Acted after he apparently threatened suicide at his home in Fort Lauderdale. His wife tells Politico that reports that she claimed Parscale hit her were misconstrued. 

Amazon Shooting Suspect Arrested

(Jacksonville, FL) -- The deadly shooting at an Amazon facility appears to have been an attempted murder-suicide. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office yesterday charged Daisean Biffle in Tuesday's shooting at the Northside fulfillment center that killed a 22-year-old female coworker. The JSO says the 22-year-old Biffle shot the woman before turning the gun on himself, but he survived the shooting. He was charged with second-degree murder while he recovers from his injuries at the hospital.

Disney To Layoff 6,700 Non-Union Employees

(Orlando, FL) -- Details are coming out on Disney World's upcoming layoffs. The company announced yesterday its layoffs will include 67-hundred non-union employees in Orlando. Disney announced this week it will layoff 28-thousand employees nationwide, beginning December 4th. Disney is talking to union leaders about more cuts.  

Washington Monument Reopens Today

(Washington, DC) -- The time is now to visit the Washington Monument. It is just hours away from opening after being closed for six-months due to the coronavirus pandemic. People will need to have tickets to enter. The monument will close midday for cleaning, and face masks will be required. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Biden Campaign Selling 'Will You Shut Up, Man' T-Shirts

(Undated) -- Joe Biden supporters can now wear a shirt saying "Will you shut up, man?" Anyone who watched Tuesday night's presidential debate will remember those words. The shirts are available on the Biden Victory Fund's online site. There's also one that reads "I paid more income taxes than Donald Trump."

TODAY IN HISTORY:

2017, 58 people were killed and 851 were injured when a gunman opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas strip in Nevada.

2015, ten people were killed in a mass shooting at Umpqua [[ UMP-kwuh ]] Community College in Oregon. The gunman was killed during a shootout with police.

2003, in the wake of controversial comments he made about Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh resigned from his analyst duties at ESPN. Limbaugh claimed that McNabb is overrated and the media simply wanted to promote a black quarterback for social reasons.

1988, Mikhail Gorbachev was named Russian President.

1982, Disney's EPCOT Center opened in Orlando, Florida.

1977, the U.S. Department of Energy was established.

1971, Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Florida.

1958, NASA replaced the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) who had been in place for 43 years before.

1908, the Ford Model T was introduced to the public at a cost of 825-dollars.

1890, Yosemite National Park was established.