- Little Rock civil rights attorney and lawmaker John Walker died earlier this week; his body will lie in state in the Arkansas Capitol tomorrow from 11 am to 2 pm.
- The city of Fayetteville announces plans to acquire easements and rights of way from property owners, the first step in building their planned Cultural Corridor.
- 23 U.S. Senators call for investigation into Education Department’s mismanagement of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
- Senator Bernie Sanders urges the nationalization of public utilities via Twitter.
- A NYC medical examiner who examined Jeffrey Epstein’s autopsy reports that the findings were more consistent with a homicidal strangulation than hanging, casting doubt on the official report of suicide.
Arts, Culture & Sports
- Washington Nationals win Game 6 of the World Series, forcing the Houston Astros into a seventh game.
- Bill Murray announced on Amy Schumer’s podcast that he’s recently applied to the Atlanta Airport’s P.F. Chang’s, saying “I just think it’s one of the great places.”
Today in History
- October 30, 1938: Orson Welles narrates “The War of the Worlds” radio broadcast, causing some degree of panic among late-arriving listeners who thought it was a real newscast about Martians invading New Jersey.
- October 30, 1974: “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” premieres in Los Angeles
- October 30, 1975: King Juan Carlos assumes power in Spain, instituting democratic reforms to establish a constitutional monarchy after 40 years of Francisco Franco’s fascist regime.