Mick's Morning News

Atlas V Rocket To Launch On Election Day

(Cape Canaveral, FL) -- United Launch Alliance is planning a launch of an Atlas V rocket on Election Day. ULA officials say the rocket will carry a classified satellite into orbit for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The launch window will open at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 5:58 p.m. Eastern and stay open until 8:10 p.m.

CDC Says Cruise Ships Can Conditionally Operate After Proving COVID-19 Compliance

(Undated) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say cruise ships can operate but the decision is conditional. The ships can operate as long as the companies prove to the CDC that all COVID-19 protocols are working. Tourist testing and trial runs along with written agreements with medical service providers on land must be in place before passengers can board cruise ships again. The CDC issued its 40-page statement Friday.

Black Activist Group Strikes Deal With Lyft To Take People To Vote

(Undated) -- A non profit black activist group strikes a deal with Lyft to transport people to the polls to vote on election day. The group called The Collective along with several Hollywood celebrities and Lyft together have arranged for the ride share service to offer free rides to the polls in the Vote To Live campaign. The rides are available in Florida, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin. Find out more at VoteToLive-dot-Org.

Teenager Accused Of Crashing SUV Into Backyard Pool

(Fernandina Beach, FL) -- A 15-year-old is under arrest after crashing an SUV into a swimming pool. The accident happened early yesterday morning at a home on Eastwind Drive in Fernandina Beach. Nassau County sheriff's officials say the teen tried to flee on foot but was eventually arrested. No one was hurt, but two homes were damaged from the wreck.

Central Florida Braces For COVID-19 Inspired Disney Layoffs

(Lake Buena Vista, FL) -- The Central Florida economy is bracing itself before having to absorb the impact of thousands of COVID-19 inspired layoffs at Disney enterprises. WESH reported Friday there will be more than 18-thousand Florida based workers laid off as part of a broader Disney staff reduction that will total as many as 28-thousand people. In Florida, eleven-thousand-350 unionized employees and six-thousand-seven-hundred non-union workers are affected. The L.A. Times also reports around ten-thousand Disney employees in southern California are to receive layoff notices this weekend.

FL Man Finds Winning Lotto Ticket While Cleaning

(Tallahassee, FL) -- A Jacksonville man is taking home the jackpot after finding a winning lottery ticket while cleaning his house. Thirty-eight-year-old James Kinder said the winning scratch-off ticket had been sitting on the fireplace for weeks before he found it. Kinder chose to take the one-time lump sum option for his winnings, leaving him with 790-thousand dollars.

Asteroid Going to "Buzz Cut" Earth Monday

(Undated) -- An asteroid is going to give Earth a "buzz cut" Monday, but astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says it's nothing to worry about. The six-point-five-foot rock, which is about the size of a refrigerator, has less than a half a percent chance of entering the plant's atmosphere. NASA has been tracking the asteroid since 2018 and said it would be closest to the Earth on November 2nd. Tyson said that it's not big enough to cause any harm, and then joked with USA Today that "if the world ends in 2020, it won't be the fault of the universe." 

California Man's Dead Body Mistaken As Halloween Decoration

(Marina del Rey, CA) -- A man's dead body was mistaken as a Halloween decoration, leaving him sitting there for four days. The body was laying over a table on a third-floor apartment balcony in Marina del Rey, California. Police later identified the person as a 75-year-old man, saying it was most likely a suicide.


2015, The Navy and the NTSB confirmed that they found the missing El Faro container ship in waters off the Bahamas. The ship and its crew of 33 were lost in Hurricane Joaquin a month earlier.

1976, Jimmy Carter became the first candidate from the Deep South to be elected president.

1950, CBS began broadcasting the first television programs in color.

1948, President Harry S. Truman was reelected in a narrow upset over Republican challenger Thomas Dewey. "The Chicago Tribune" caught heat when it printed the now infamous premature headline "Dewey Wins."

1947, Howard Hughes piloted his "Spruce Goose" on its only flight. 

1920, KDKA in Pittsburgh signed on as the world's first commercial radio station.

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