10.3.2022

Brazil Elections, Indonesia Stampede, and Florida's Street Shark Everything you need to know for today in five minutes.

Good morning. It's Monday, Oct. 3, and we're covering elections in Brazil, a deadly stampede in Indonesia, and much more. Have feedback? Let us know at [email protected].

 

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NEED TO KNOW

 

Breaking news: Congratulations to Svante Pääbo, who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work sequencing the genome of the Neanderthal. Read more here.

Brazil Elections

Voters in Brazil cast ballots yesterday in nationwide elections, including a pivotal presidential election between incumbent Jair Bolsonaro and former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

 

The race in the world's fourth largest democracy has been closely watched by international observers. The conservative populist Bolsonaro was elected in 2018 with 55% of the popular vote but faced heavy criticism for his handling of the pandemic, during which the country reported roughly 675,000 deaths. Conversely, da Silva—popularly known as "Lula"—served as president from 2003 to 2010 but was imprisoned in 2018 on corruption charges

 

As of this morning, Lula had captured 48.4% of the vote, compared to 43.2% for Bolsonaro—with neither having surpassed the 50% threshold. A runoff will be held Oct. 30. 

Supreme Court Returns

The Supreme Court returns to the nation's capital today, beginning an October term during which a number of high-profile cases will be decided.

 

Entering with a 6-3 conservative majority, the justices will hear oral arguments today in a yearslong dispute over an Idaho couple's construction of a home near protected land, in a case that may have a broad impact on the regulation of wetlands. Other anticipated cases this term include a challenge to race-conscious university admission policies (read more), a pair of cases clarifying the power of state legislatures in the redistricting process (read more), and the extent to which the government may prioritize the deportation of certain immigrants in the interest of national security (read more). 

 

The court generally hears oral arguments through April and issues the majority of its decisions during May and June. See a rundown of the term here

Disaster in Indonesia

At least 125 people were killed and hundreds more injured in a human stampede Saturday night after police used tear gas to disperse upset soccer fans in Malang, Indonesia, on the eastern side of the island of Java.

 

Fans grew violent and rushed the field after Arema FC lost its first home game in 23 years, provoking police to respond with tear gas, a tactic prohibited by soccer's international governing body. Outside the stadium, five police cars were set ablaze. Police reportedly sprayed fans indiscriminately to dispel the rioters, leading to a fatal press toward the exits. Local observers noted the stadium was at 110% capacity with 4,000 excess tickets sold. Sunday, Indonesia's president ordered the nation's top soccer league suspended pending a review of security protocols.

 

The disaster is the second-deadliest in modern soccer history after a 1964 stampede in Lima, Peru, which ended with 324 dead. Learn why stampedes are so deadly here

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IN THE KNOW

 

Sports, Entertainment, & Culture

> Team USA tops China to win fourth straight women's basketball World Cup title (More) | Antonio Inoki, Japanese professional wrestler and politician, dies at 79 (More)

 

> ESPN, ABC, and 18 other Disney-owned channels go dark on Dish and Sling TV amid contract negotiations (More)

 

> St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hits 702nd career home run in final home game; ties Babe Ruth for second on all-time RBI list (More) | MLB regular season wraps Wednesday; see latest playoff projections (More)

Science & Technology

> Primatologists make first-ever documentation of longstanding interspecies social ties between chimpanzees and gorillas (More)

 

> Google to shut down its streaming gaming platform Stadia by end of year; cloud-based service launched with significant fanfare in late 2019 (More)

 

> Supercomputer simulations suggest Earth's next supercontinent will be formed within 200 million to 300 million years as the Pacific Ocean closes, connecting Asia with North and South America (More)

Business & Markets

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> US stock markets close lower Friday (S&P 500 -1.5%, Dow -1.7%, Nasdaq -1.5%); all three indexes post losses for a second consecutive month (More) | Carnival Cruise shares fall 23% to 30-year low after company warns of fourth quarter losses (More) | Nike shares fall 13% after reporting 44% increase in inventories (More

 

> US personal consumption expenditures index—a key inflation metric monitored by the Federal Reserve—increased 4.9% year over year in August (More) | See 101 on index (More)

 

> Tesla delivered a record 343,000 cars in the third quarter but still missed analyst forecasts of 364,000 (More) | Tesla debuts prototype of its humanoid robot Optimus at AI Day event Friday (More

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Politics & World Affairs

> At least 76 reported dead in Hurricane Ian's aftermath, including 30 in the Fort Myers area and four in North Carolina; more than 800,000 without power in affected regions (More) | Central Florida floodwaters continue to rise days after storm hit (More)

 

> Ukrainian forces claim key logistics hub Lyman in disputed Donetsk region Sunday as thousands of Russian soldiers retreat (More) | Nine NATO countries in Europe urge fast-track membership for Ukraine (More)

 

> Burkina Faso President Paul Damiba resigns with conditions after Friday military coup, the country's second this year; conditions include upholding transition to democratic elections by 2024 (More) | See background on insurgency destabilizing Sahel region of West Africa (More)

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ETCETERA

 

Visualizing Hurricane Ian's path of damage.

 

America's most dynamic micropolitan areas.

 

A stunning collection of signed historic photos.

 

The Royal Mint unveils a crownless King Charles III

 

History museum unveils its old creepy doll collection.

 

New docuseries reveals the dark side of "Barney and Friends."

 

Take a drone tour of Chicago's iconic Wrigley Field.

 

Get creative turning brush strokes into music (best on desktop).

 

Clickbait: Was Hurricane Ian's "street shark" real or fake?

 

Historybook: American singer-songwriter Chubby Checker born (1941); Gwen Stefani born (1969); East and West Germany are unified (1990); OJ Simpson acquitted of murdering ex-wife and her friend (1995); "Psycho" actress Janet Leigh dies (2004).

 

"After you make a fool of yourself a few hundred times, you learn what works."

- Gwen Stefani

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