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By: CHARLOTTE JONES / STAFF REPORTER
Police Officer Fatally Stabbed in Possible Terror Attack in Brussels
Thursday evening, Brussels was briefly under lockdown after a stabbing rampage. The Belgian suspect had been on a counterterrorism list of potential extremists, authorities announced. The suspect, identified as Yassine M, was born in Brussels in 1990 and had previously served six years behind bars, between 2013 and 2019, for common-law crimes. On the morning of the attack, the suspect had walked into a police station, shouting insults at officers. Brussels prosecutor spokeswoman Sarah Durant said the suspect made “unhinged remarks,” before asking for psychological help. That evening, he went on to fatally stab one police officer, and wound another.
Democrats Clinch Control Over Senate in Midterm Election
Tuesday, Nov. 8, was the midterm election. The midterm elections are generally known to flip the majority in the congressional houses. That was not the case this year, however. In the battleground states, Georgia will move on to a runoff election, as no candidate received over 50%of the vote. In Pennsylvania, Democrat John Fetterman defeated his republican foe Mehmet Oz, turning Pennsylvania blue. Democrats also won in Arizona and Nevada, as Mark Kelly beat Republican Blake Masters in Arizona and Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Mastro retained her seat. Cortez Mastro’s victory sealed Senate majority for the Democrats. The House of Representatives majority is still not confirmed, but Democrats have lost 7 seats while Republicans have gained 6.
Stock Market Goes Up as Inflation Falls
Across the river, Wall Street is rallying for its best week since June. The Dow Jones added 32 points to its surge of 1200 from the day prior, the S&P rose a combined 6.4% for its best day in more than two years, and the Nasdaq rose 1.9%. The market report from Thursday morning showed that inflation in the United States slowed by more than what was expected last month, leading to the boost on Wall Street. However, analysts warn that it will take time for the still high inflation to come down.
Miami Heat Arena To Get New Name
The Miami Heat, currently 5-7 in the NBA’s Eastern Conference, will be getting a new name for their arena this season. The team and Miami-Dade county terminated their agreement with FTX as the cryptocurrency exchange recently filed for bankruptcy. The arena was formally named the FTX Arena in June 2021, when the parties agreed to a 19-year, $135 million sponsorship. FTX has a number of sponsorship deals with athletes and companies, such as Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as well as Mercedes in Formula One racing. Early on Friday, Mercedes suspended their partnership with FTX. "This means the company will no longer appear on our race car and other branded assets from this weekend. We will continue to monitor closely the situation as it evolves,” a spokesman for the company said.
‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Premieres in Theaters
For those lucky enough to grab tickets, Thursday night was the premiere of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” The sequel stars Letitia Wright as Shuri, Angelea Bassett as Romanda, and Daniel Kaluuya and W’Kabi. The film travels back to Wakanda, where the people are fighting to protect their home from the intervention of world powers as they mourn the loss of King T’Challa. Chadwick Boseman, who played King T’Challa, tragically passed away in August of 2020. The movie pays great tribute to the first black panther, and left few eyes dry.