Top Eight

Your Friday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top eight CNS stories for today including Wall Street slid further on persisting fears of a rocky presidential election and a worsening pandemic; The judge tasked with deciding the extradition of Huawei’s CFO to the United States handed the telecom executive a partial victory; A record 22 million Californians have signed up to vote in the general election, and more.  

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National

1.) Posting its worst week in more than six months, Wall Street slid further Friday on persisting fears of a rocky presidential election and a worsening pandemic.

(AP Photo/John Minchillo)

2.) President Donald Trump visited Michigan on Friday for a campaign rally just four days before the election and as the state sees Covid-19 cases spiral upwards to the highest numbers since the pandemic began.

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

3.) Days out from a presidential election turned on its head by the coronavirus pandemic, a federal judge in Washington is closely tracking to make sure the United States Postal Service follows his order to deliver mail-in ballots without delay

(AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

4.) Judging America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic in economic, moral and humanitarian standards, a congressional subcommittee released a six-month assessment Friday of waste, fraud and abuse, calling the Trump administration’s response to date “among the worst failures of leadership in American history.”

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Regional

5.) Buoyed by a 2.6 million-person increase in registered voters compared to a similar point in the 2016 election, California officials announced Friday a record 22 million people have signed up to vote in the general election.  

(Courthouse News photo/Martin Macias Jr.)

6.) Finding nothing ambiguous about New York’s postmark deadline for registering to vote, a federal judge snuffed out a lawsuit Friday from a dozen people living in Israel who thought emailing their applications allowed more time.

(Mark Vergari/The Journal News via AP)

International

7.) The judge tasked with deciding the extradition of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou to the United States handed the telecom executive a partial victory, finding an “air of reality” to her allegations of abuse of process by the U.S. in certifying the case against her.

(Courthouse News photo/Darryl Greer)

8.) The World Health Organization on Friday urged pandemic-fatigued nations to not give up trying to contain the novel coronavirus and warned about the long-term health effects of infection, a condition known as “long Covid.”

(AP Photo/Bob Edme)
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