WYOMISSING, Pa. (AP) _ Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. (GLPI) on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The real estate investment trust, based in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, said it had funds from operations of $265.2 million, or 89 cents per share, in the period.
President Emmanuel Macron will give a televised address on Wednesday evening, his office said, as French authorities explore fresh restrictions to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Elysee palace did not say what Macron's address would be about, but such televised statements have in the past been the occasion to announce new anti-virus measures during eight months of pandemic. The French government has been exploring bringing in a national lockdown from midnight on Thursday, BFM TV reported, albeit a slightly more flexible one than the two-month shutdown that began in mid-March.
The European Space Agency says it has agreed to provide several modules for NASA's planned outpost around the moon, in return for a chance to send European astronauts to the lunar orbiter. ESA said Tuesday that its director-general, Jan Woerner, signed a deal with NASA chief Jim Bridenstine to provide “essential elements” for the mini space station, known as Artemis Gateway. ESA said this includes the main habitat for astronauts visiting the lunar outpost, and a module that provides communications and refueling capability along with a window for the crew to observe the moon.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ Highwoods Properties Inc. (HIW) on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. The Raleigh, North Carolina-based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $91.7 million, or 86 cents per share, in the period.
SAN DIEGO (AP) _ American Assets Trust Inc. (AAT) on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The real estate investment trust, based in San Diego, said it had funds from operations of $33.3 million, or 44 cents per share, in the period. Funds from operations is a closely watched measure in the REIT industry.
This year to date, the number of shooting victims has doubled from 2019 and homicides are up 33 percent
DALLAS (AP) _ Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. (AHT) on Tuesday reported a loss in funds from operations in its third quarter, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The real estate investment trust, based in Dallas, said it had a funds from operations loss of $62.4 million, or $4.57 per share, in the period. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a funds from operations loss of $5.62 per share.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will allow farmers for the next five years to spray crops with a Bayer AG <BAYGn.DE> weed killer that a U.S. appeals court blocked sales of in June, Administrator Andrew Wheeler said on RFD TV on Tuesday. XtendiMax, a dicamba-based herbicide that is sprayed on soybeans and cotton genetically engineered to resist it, is known to drift away and damage other crops that are not resistant to it. "I will say right now, we are going to be able to re-register dicamba for the use in next year's growing season," Wheeler told the rural TV broadcaster.
RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) _ EastGroup Properties Inc. (EGP) on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The Ridgeland, Mississippi-based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $53.6 million, or $1.36 per share, in the period. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.33 per share.
Keith Raniere, the founder and leader of the alleged sex cult Nxivm, was sentenced to life in prison for sex trafficking and conspiracy.
Chicago police report that a woman stabbed a store employee 27 times while another held him down after he asked them to wear face masks while shopping. It was then that 21-year-old Jessica Hill pulled a knife out and stabbed the man, while 18-year-old Jayla Hill held him down by his hair, police said. Police arrested both women at the scene and they each face a count of attempted murder.
CHICAGO (AP) _ Equity Residential (EQR) on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The results missed Wall Street expectations. The Chicago-based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $296.7 million, or 77 cents per share, in the period.
People in states like Washington, Wisconsin and Idaho who signed up to test Starlink internet received invitations from SpaceX Monday night to join its "Better Than Nothing Beta" test. SpaceX did not respond to a request for comment. SpaceX has launched to orbit more than 800 satellites of the several thousand needed to offer broadband internet globally, a $10 billion investment it estimates could generate $30 billion annually to help fund Musk’s interplanetary rocket program dubbed Starship.
Brian Jeffrey Raymond had more than 400 photos and videos that showed the scope of his abuse, according to prosecutors.
PLAINVIEW, N.Y. (AP) _ Veeco Instruments Inc. (VECO) on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $580,000, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The precision manufacturing equipment maker posted revenue of $112.1 million in the period, also topping Street forecasts. For the current quarter ending in December, Veeco expects its per-share earnings to range from 22 cents to 37 cents.
The DHS Office of the Inspector General noted that the department's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency - the DHS arm generally responsible for protecting U.S. infrastructure from digital and physical threats - offers an array of cybersecurity support to state and local governments. CISA's director, Christopher Krebs, pushed back against the watchdog's report, saying it was poorly timed and "leads readers to believe that the election is not secure." In a message directed at U.S. voters, Krebs said that while CISA "can certainly update plans, use more resources, and coordinate better with partners, I am confident that the work we have done to protect the 2020 election means your vote is secure and you should vote with confidence."
COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) _ Tenable Holdings Inc. (TENB) on Tuesday reported a loss of $5.9 million in its third quarter. On a per-share basis, the Columbia, Maryland-based company said it had a loss of 6 cents. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations.
NOVATO, Calif. (AP) _ Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (RARE) on Tuesday reported a loss of $68.8 million in its third quarter. On a per-share basis, the Novato, California-based company said it had a loss of $1.13. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations.
MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) _ FireEye Inc. (FEYE) on Tuesday reported a loss of $39.1 million in its third quarter. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. For the current quarter ending in December, FireEye expects its per-share earnings to range from 9 cents to 11 cents.
A senior civil servant has claimed she deleted and then forgot about a crucial text message from Nicola Sturgeon’s chief mandarin which allies of Alex Salmond believe is evidence of a high-level conspiracy against him. Barbara Allison had denied under oath that she had received a message from Leslie Evans, the Scottish Government’s Permanent Secretary, sent the the day Mr Salmond won a judicial review which ultimately cost taxpayers more than £500,000, at an earlier evidence session. However, she claimed on Tuesday that this had been an “unintended inaccuracy” and she had received it after all. The text read: “Battle maybe lost but not the war.” She is the latest witness to claim to not have remembered crucial details about the episode, with Nicola Sturgeon also accused of having experienced “sudden memory loss” over a meeting with Mr Salmond's former aide which she failed to disclose to Holyrood.
A political adviser to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is suspected of sparking an outbreak of the coronavirus on his team that sidelined a senior official days before the presidential election, according to a current White House official and a former official familiar with the matter. Marty Obst, a political strategist for Pence, was determined by contact tracers from the White House Medical Unit to be the likely origin of the outbreak, the two people said. Obst, who does not draw a government salary, accompanied Pence to rallies in Bangor, Maine and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Monday, Oct. 19, the White House official said.
“Many are longtime Republicans wrestling with what they see as a choice between two lousy candidates.”
“Some undecideds turn out to be people who’ve long felt alienated from the two big political parties.”
“They’re not following the 24-hour news cycle. The election and politics are just not a high priority.”
“One common trait: at this stage of the game, the undecided voter doesn’t fit into an easy political profile.”
“More realistically...these voters may not be motivated to vote at all in the 2020 election.”