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  • The New York Times reports that federal authorities have arrested a man in Florida in connection with nationwide bombing campaign against outspoken critics of President Trump. No word yet on the man's identity. Two more explosive devices were intercepted Thursday. The Times┬ásays that the bombs, which bring the current total up to 12, had been mailed to Democratic Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey and James Clapper, former director of national intelligence. The package to Clapper was addressed to CNN studios in New York City. Meanwhile, the Times reports that Trump has abandoned previous calls for national solidarity. Within hours of the bombs' discovery, some conservative media outlets suggested that the devices were a plot concocted by the left.


  • A man was arrested by British police early today for trying to steal the Magna Carta from its display case at a London cathedral. The BBC reports that alarms sounded at Salisbury Cathedral when the suspect tried to smash the glass box surrounding the Magna Carta which, after it was signed by King John in 1215, became an enduring symbol for the rule of law.

  • This Sunday, Oct. 28, City of Boise officials will remove a one-of-a-kind mural from the downtown Boise intersection of Eighth and Fulton streets. The mural was installed this past August, but the Boise City Department of Arts & History says unexpected material failure is the cause for its sudden removal. The intersection will be closed through much of the day on Sunday.


  • The Idaho Business Review reports that JUMP officials have decided to take over a dirt lot across Myrtle Street so that they can clear another parking lot for the downtown Boise attraction. The lot has been used as a staging area for construction equipment since 2012.
  • NPR reports that Hurricane Walaka, which battered Hawaii in September, all but wiped out a remote northwestern Hawaiian island. The 11-acre land bar was a critical habitat for endangered species.

  • Game Three of the World Series comes to the West Coast tonight, when the Los Angeles Dodgers host the Boston Red Sox. The Sox are up two games to zero in the best-of-seven championship.

  • Burger King's new Philly cheesesteak-inspired burger is selling like... well, cheesesteaks, at many locations across the U.S., with one big exception: Philly. Food & Wine magazine reports that a Philadelphia Burger King location has taken a "principled" stand in refusing to sell the item.