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At Least Six Dead, Massive Power Outages After Hurricane Zeta Hits Gulf Coast

At least six people are dead after Hurricane Zeta slammed into the Gulf Coast, leaving power outages and destruction before turning toward the Northeast. More than 1.9 million customers still were without power Thursday afternoon across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.

Due to the power outages, 15 counties in Georgia were forced to open early voting locations later in the day. In Douglas County, in the Atlanta metropolitan area, there wasn’t power at any of the six early voting locations, and none opened. Douglas County officials said the voting sites would reopen on Friday. Georgia requires every county to have three weeks of early voting.

Zeta, with winds reaching 110 mph, made landfall Wednesday as a Category 2 storm. Zeta is the strongest storm to hit the U.S. this late in the season since 1899, and it’s the fifth to strike Louisiana this hurricane season.

Zeta is now moving north, with gusty winds slamming the Carolinas and Virginia. Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia could see up to 4 inches and potential flooding. By Thursday evening, heavy rain hit Philadelphia, New York City and southern New England. Further north, in upstate New York, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire, as much as 4 inches of snow is possible by Friday morning.

Hurricane Zeta slams into Gulf Coast, killing at least 6

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Supreme Court Rejects Second Challenge To North Carolina Absentee Ballot Deadline

On Thursday, the Supreme Court rejected a second challenge to an extension on North Carolina’s deadline to count mail-in ballots. The court voted 5-3 to reject a challenge by North Carolina Republicans to block the state election board’s decision to extend the deadline to count mail-in ballots until Nov. 13.

Republicans in the state effectively asked the justices to undo the action by the state board of elections to extend the deadline under its powers to address natural disasters in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.In Wednesday’s ruling, Gorsuch and Alito described the board’s decision as “constitutional overreach.”

The Supreme Court also allowed Pennsylvania to extend its deadline to receive mail-in ballots to Nov. 6, but rejected a similar extension in Wisconsin.

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Trump bid to block North Carolina absentee ballot extension

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Jacksonville Jaguars’ QB Gardner Minshew Status Uncertan Due To Fractures and Strained Ligament In Thumb

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew has suffered multiple injuries to his throwing hand, and his status is uncertain for their Nov. 8 game against the Houston Texans. ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the first to report that Minshew has multiple fractures and a strained ligament in his right thumb.

The Jaguars have not provided details yet on Minshew’s injury, but he reportedly experienced discomfort in his thumb since an Oct. 11 game against Houston. Minshew was not listed on any of the team’s injury reports over the past two weeks since the Houston game.

With Minshew’s status uncertain, the Jaguars could turn to either veteran backup Mike Glennon or rookie Jake Luton when they come off their bye week.

Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew reportedly has multiple thumb fractures: NFL news roundup

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Hall of Famer Tony La Russa, 76, Hired As Chicago White Sox Manager

The Chicago White Sox have hired Hall of Famer Tony La Russa to be the club’s next manager, the team announced Thursday. The 76-year-old La Russa, who won a World Series title with the Oakland Athletics and two more with the St. Louis Cardinals, rejoins the White Sox more than three decades after they fired him. He takes over for Rick Renteria after what the White Sox said was a mutual agreement to part ways.

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said Thursday, “We are extremely excited about the future of this team,As we showed in 2020, this is a young, talented club that we expect to only grow better and better in the coming years. Adding in a Hall of Fame manager who is recognized as being one of the best in the history of the game, we are a step closer to our goal of bringing White Sox fans another championship.”

La Russa will be theoldest manager in the major leagues by five years. Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker is 71.

Tony La Russa, 76, named new Chicago White Sox manager

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2020 ‘CMA Awards’ Announces First Round of Performers

The 2020 CMA Awards announced that Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett will be among the artists who will perform at the upcoming awards show. 

Hosts Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker will perform together in an emotional tribute performance, it was revealed on Thursday. Rucker will also take the stage with Lady A. Additional performances include Gabby Barrett featuring Charlie Puth, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Florida Georgia Line, Ashley McBryde, Rascal Flatts and Rhett featuring McEntire, Hillary Scott and Chris Tomlin. Additional performers and presenters will be announced soon. 

The 54th annual CMA Awards will broadcast live from Nashville’s Music City Center, on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. 

Miranda! Maren! Thomas Rhett! 2020 CMA Awards First Round of Performers Revealed

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Travis Denning, Mickey Guyton, Dustin Lynch And More Set To Perform At Farm Rescue Benefit Concert

Mickey Guyton, Travis Denning, and Dustin Lynch are among the artists performing as part of the upcoming Farm Rescue benefit concert in Nashville. The virtual event, held in partnership between Farm Rescue and John Deere, takes place December 9th at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville with proceeds benefiting farmers affected by Covid-19.” data-reactid=”19″ type=”text”>Mickey Guyton, Travis Denning, and Dustin Lynch are among the artists performing as part of the upcoming Farm Rescue benefit concert in Nashville. The virtual event, held in partnership between Farm Rescue and John Deere, takes place December 9th at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville with proceeds benefiting farmers affected by Covid-19.

via YouTube. Donations will be collected during the event as well as on the John Deere website. Additional performers for the concert include Madde & Tae and Tyler Farr. Farm Rescue helps farmers who have experienced major setbacks, such as illness or natural disaster, to get the equipment and labor force necessary to continue with their harvest.” data-reactid=”21″ type=”text”>“The Farm Must Go On by John Deere” will be free for viewing at 8 p.m. ET by the general public via YouTube. Donations will be collected during the event as well as on the John Deere website. Additional performers for the concert include Madde & Tae and Tyler Farr. Farm Rescue helps farmers who have experienced major setbacks, such as illness or natural disaster, to get the equipment and labor force necessary to continue with their harvest.

Dustin Lynch, Maddie & Tae + More Part of Farm Rescue Concert

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Scarlett Johansson And Colin Jost Married In Intimate Ceremony

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost tied the knot in an intimate ceremony over the weekend, the Instagram account for Meals on Wheels America announced on Thursday. Meals on Wheels is an organization that fights hunger and isolation in the senior citizen community by providing meals across the country.

“We’re thrilled to break the news that Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost were married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony with their immediate family and love ones, following COVID-19 safety precautions as directed by the CDC. Their wedding wish is to help make a difference for vulnerable older adults during this difficult time by supporting @mealsonwheelsamerica. Please consider donating to celebrate the happy couple by clicking the link in our bio,” the post read.

Johansson and Jost got engaged in May 2019 after two years of dating. The marriage is the first for Jost, while Johansson has been married twice: to actor Ryan Reynolds from September 2008 to December 2010, as well as to Romain Dauriac from 2014 to 2017, with whom she shares daughter Rose Dorothy Dauriac.

Scarlett Johansson & Colin Jost Married: Couple Ties The Knot In Secret Ceremony

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Gavin Rossdale, Alice Cooper, Lzzy Hale to Judge ‘No Cover’ Band Competition TV Show

Alice Cooper, Bush’s Gavin Rossdale, and Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale are among the judges for No Cover, an upcoming music competition show searching for “the world’s next greatest unsigned original artist.” Other judges include Bishop Briggs and prog-metal guitarist Tobin Abasi. No Cover will focus on unknown bands performing original songs. The winner will earn a recording contract with Sumerian Records and a “high-profile” slot at a festival produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, the company behind Aftershock, Welcome to Rockville and Epicenter. Kellin Quinn of Sleeping with Sirens will co-host alongside radio personality Caity Babs.

No Cover will film at the iconic Troubadour club in Los Angeles. You can apply to be on No Cover now at NoCoverShow.com/apply.

ALICE COOPER, GAVIN ROSSDALE And LZZY HALE Among Judges For ‘No Cover’ Music Competition TV Show

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Trent Reznor, Billy Corgan And More Headlining 2021 Virtual David Bowie Tribute

David Bowie’s pianist, Mike Garson, has revealed that the 2021 edition of “A Bowie Celebration” will be a single-day virtual event taking place on the musician’s birthday. David Bowie would have turned 74 on Jan. 8. The singer actually died two days after his birthday, on Jan. 10, 2016. This year will mark the fifth anniversary of his passing.

“A Bowie Celebration: Just for One Day!” will take place on Jan. 8 with a star-studded lineup of musicians take part and sharing their love for Bowie’s music. Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell, Bush’s Gavin Rossdale, Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale, The Cult’s Ian Astbury, Living Colour’s Corey Glover and more will be among the guests celebrating the music of Bowie.

Garson said in a statement: “What we’re planning is an amazing show with the most talented musicians from every period of David’s career, as well as phenomenal artists from many different genres. We’ll hear different interpretations of David’s songs; some with totally new arrangements that have never been heard before.”

Tickets for the livestream are available at the website here with early bird prices available through Nov. 1. You can also make it a bundle package with a variety of merch items added onto your virtual ticket should you choose. There’s also “experience” opportunities, with the chance to check out a private rehearsal, a pre-show soundcheck and a post-show Q&A with the band members.

Trent Reznor, Perry Farrell & More to Appear at Virtual David Bowie Tribute ‘Just for One Day’

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Jonas Brothers Announce New Christmas Song ‘I Need You Christmas’

The Jonas Brothers – comprised of NickJoe and Kevin — announced that they’re releasing a new Christmas song, I Need Your Christmas.

The guys shared the news on Instagram, along with some family Christmas photos: “With having such a crazy year, we all really need something to look forward to… the Holidays is a time that brings us together and is something that brings us joy in the darkest of times. For us, this song stirs up memories of childhood snowball fights and finding the nearest hill to sled. It brings us back to spending time with family setting up the Christmas tree. Hopefully it can bring you guys the same feelings of warmth and happiness that creating it has brought us. We love you guys very much!”

“I Need You Christmas” comes almost a year after their last original Christmas song, “Like It’s Christmas.”  The song dropped this morning at midnight, October 30th.

Jonas Brothers Share Throwback Holiday Photos as They Announce Song ‘I Need You Christmas’

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