PAUL RYAN. Won’t mention Trump. “In a 20-minute speech in Madison, Wis., the nation’s top ranking Republican made only glancing references to the nominee of his own party, noted that he “doesn’t blame” voters who want to sit out the election and argued that emphasized the risks of Democrats winning both the White House and control of Congress.”
FAT PIGLET. Trump whined about Khloe Kardashian.
Trump attacked 'ugly' Khloe Kardashian's weight on Celebrity Apprentice', sources claim https://t.co/lH33fNufRO
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) October 14, 2016
MIKE PENCE. VP nominee blasts “unsubstantiated allegations” against Trump: “We’re not going to allow the Clinton campaign and the national media to turn this campaign into a discussion of slander and lies,” Pence said at a GOP dinner in Orefield, Pennsylvania. “We are going to fight for the American people and focus this campaign on the issues that matter most.”
SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 7. Banned from all air transportation in the U.S. due to fire incidents.
JUST IN: DOT, FAA and PHMSA issue emergency order to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones from air transportation in the U.S. pic.twitter.com/mw79wNaBCR
— ABC News (@ABC) October 14, 2016
IOWA. What it’s like to come out as transgender at a major company: “Two years ago, Bierling, now 42, came out as transgender in her office — “one of the scariest things” she’s ever done — and was met with support at every turn, from her manager, her colleagues, her corporate contacts and even the people she passes in the hallway.”
AUSTRALIA. Push underway to uninvite PM Malcolm Turnbull from Mardi Gras: “How can a man who is supposed to be the leader of this nation and one who has attended Mardi Gras, ignore the concerns of numerous LGBTQI organisations around how damaging a plebiscite will be for our community? It’s like he doesn’t care. Well, I’m over caring too. It would be better if he and Lucy enjoyed their marriage in private next Mardi Gras if we’re still fighting for our right to access the institution.”
ALABAMA. Man charged in shooting and robbery of transgender woman: “Police today announced attempted murder and first-degree robbery charges against Denzell Thomas. He is being held in the Jefferson County Jail with bond set at $200,000. Thomas remains a person of interest in in the shooting death of another transgender woman who was killed Sept. 23 in her motel room at the Kings Inn in Birmingham. He has not been charged with any crime in connection with that incident. He is, however, awaiting trial unrelated charges of carrying a pistol without a license and drug possession after arrests over the summer.”
MEXICO. Great White Shark breaches cage with diver inside. “There was a single diver inside the cage. He ended up outside the bottom of the cage, looking down on two great white sharks. The diver is a very experienced dive instructor, remained calm, and when the shark thrashed back outside the cage, the diver calmly swam back up and climbed out completely uninjured. The boat crew did an outstanding job, lifting the top of the cage, analyzing the frenzied situation, and the shark was out after a few long seconds. Everyone on the boat returned to the cages the next day, realizing this was a very rare event.”
FRIDAY FLASH. Justin Luther Pierce.