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President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are offering their condolences to the families of those killed in a stampede in South Korea's Saturday, at least 149 are reported to be dead, and at least 76 injured after a crowd surged into a narrow street in the capital of Seoul, the president said he and the First Lady grieve with the people of the republic of Korea and send out their best wishes for a quick recovery to all those who were injured. The U.S. State Department said at least one of the 76 people reported to be injured was a U.S. citizen. Biden added that the alliance between the U.S. and South Korea has never been more vibrant or more vital and said the United States stands with the republic of Korea during this tragic time. And President Biden is casting his ballot for the midterm elections on Saturday, he and his granddaughter Natalie voted at a polling center in Delaware afterwards the president announced it was Natalie's first time voting after 18th birthday and they each placed I voted stickers on one another. Biden says he's feeling good about the midterms and traveling across the country to campaign. He and the First Lady were campaigning in Philadelphia on Friday. Former president Barack Obama is calling on Americans to cast their ballots in the midterms. I am here. You may be surprised to know I am here to ask you to vote. Speaking at a democratic rally in Detroit, Obama noted an election requires everyone to do their part along with voicing support for the state's democratic candidates, the former president denounced armed protesters at polling stations and any politicians showing support of violence, Obama is among the political heavy hitters working to rally Democrats before the midterm elections. NBA player Kyrie Irving is denying claims he's anti semitic after an offensive tweet, the Brooklyn Nets player face backlash on Thursday when he shared a link to a documentary that's been harshly criticized for its anti semitic messages, both the basketball team and its owner have released statements condemning Irving's statements and said that the Brooklyn Nets have no tolerance for the promotion of any form of hate speech, Irving, however, says he's not anti semitic, and says he embraces all walks of life. I'm Chris coraggio. Intense testimony continues in Harvey Weinstein's second criminal trial in Los Angeles, Niko magazine reports. A model actress who has accused the disgraced movie mogul of sexual assault, finished her testimony this week. As she faced cross examination from Weinstein's attorney, Alan Jackson, the accuser told jurors that Weinstein sexually assaulted her in her hotel room after meeting him during the Los Angeles Italia film festival in February 2013. Jackson then brought out a selfie she posted on social media that was taken in the hotel bathroom where the alleged incident occurred. The accuser argued she had to keep up appearances for career purposes. Weinstein faces 11 sex crime charges. The trial is expected to last up until Thanksgiving. Nico maga has reporting, tonight's Powerball jackpot will be worth $825 million. That's the 5th largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, and the second largest in Powerball history, the biggest Powerball grand prize was in 2016 when three winners from California, Florida and Tennessee, split a jackpot worth over one and a half billion Powerball dot com says if no one matches all 6 numbers in tonight's drawing, the grand prize is expected to be at least $1 billion from Monday's drawing on Halloween. Flowers and other memorials are being placed upon Jerry Lee Lewis star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, The Rock and roll pioneer nicknamed the killer, died this week near Memphis at the age of 87, his passing comes nearly 6 months after his cousin Mickey gillie died at the age of 86, the Faraday Louisiana native was best known for the sun records classics, great balls of fire, a whole lot of shaking going on and breathless. He's widely considered to be one of the most influential and flamboyant piano players of all time. Jerry Lee was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, and the country music Hall of Fame earlier this year. And on this date, in 1965, the who released the single my generation, the song was named the 11th greatest song by Rolling Stone on their list of the 500 greatest songs of all time, and 13th on VH1's list of the 100 greatest songs of rock and roll. I'm Chris karashi. And I'm Susanna Palmer in the Bloomberg newsroom. Hurricane sandy also known as superstorm sandy hit ten years ago today since then Gotham has reports, billions of dollars worth of seawalls, jetties, breakwaters, and reinforced dunes are being erected along the water fronts of Staten Island, Manhattan, at the rockaway Peninsula. These barriers promise to protect the coastline for several decades ahead as sea levels rapidly rise in severe storms become more frequent, but the entire 520 mile coastline of New York City faces an uncertain future amid these threats. New Twitter owner Elon Musk says there will be no account reinstatements on the social media site right away. The billionaire tweeted Friday that a content moderation council will be formed to evaluate the platform and Musk said it will include widely diverse viewpoints. Several prominent figures are banned from Twitter over controversial remarks, including former president Donald Trump. General Motors is temporarily suspending advertising on Twitter. The story from Bloomberg's Charlie poet. It comes after the social media platform was acquired by Elon Musk, the head of rival automaker, Tesla, the Detroit automaker, which is racing to catch up with Tesla in electric vehicle development, says it is talking with Twitter to discuss how the platform will change and will stop advertising until it has a better understanding of what will happen to it with Musk now at the helm. Bloomberg's Charlie pellet. Republican election officials around New York refused to process absentee ballots amid a court challenge earlier this week, but then began opening and scanning the ballots after a warning from the state attorney general. Nationwide, there have already been more than 100 lawsuits filed this year around the November 8th elections. Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries. I'm Susanna Palmer. This is Bloomberg

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