Asia Today: Australia state reports 10 new deaths, 459 cases
India is the third hardest-hit country by the pandemic in the world after the United States and Brazil. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)SYDNEY Australias Victoria state has recorded 10 deaths overnight from COVID-19, its highest daily toll amid a continuing surge in coronavirus cases. State Premier Daniel Andrews said the deaths included seven men and three women. Kim said he believes the vicious virus may have entered the country, state media reported Sunday. North Korea has steadfastly said it has no single virus case on its territory, a claim questioned by outside experts.
Blind Michigan Supreme Court Justice turned away by clerks office while trying to get absentee ballot
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. A Michigan Supreme Court Justice tried to get his absentee ballot in Birmingham this week and get assistance filling it out, but things didnt go smoothly. Justice Richard Bernstein is the first blind justice, elected by voters statewide, to the Michigan Supreme Court. Bernstein was elected to the Michigan Supreme Court in November 2014. Bernstein was turned away because workers in the clerks office didnt know how to get him his absentee ballot. READ: Michigan Department of State launches online absentee voter applicationYou go online today and there is no choice to get an absentee ballot, attorney Jason Turkish said.
Ex-Fed vice chairman: Don't rule out Trump retaliation against China by seeking a lower dollar
Former Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Alan Blinder told CNBC on Monday that he would not be surprised if the U.S. were to retaliate against China in the currency markets. Asked whether the Trump administration might try to lower the dollar after China devalued its currency overnight, Blinder said, "I do." Trump on Monday called China's devaluation "currency manipulation, " an allegation denied by China's central bank. Last month, the president had reportedly looked into ways to weaken the dollar to help boost the economy before next year's election. If the yearlong trade war between the world's two largest economies were to erupt into a full-blown currency war, Blinder argued that "nobody wins."cnbc.com
11/9: Deep freeze: Country braces for arctic chill; Blind man conquers the Grand Canyon
11/9: Deep freeze: Country braces for arctic chill; Blind man conquers the Grand Canyon Over the course of the next week, the coldest air since last winter will arrive. And as CBS Boston's chief meteorologist Eric Fisher explains, frigid temperatures will stretch well into the Deep South; and, Dan Berlin knew walking the Grand Canyon from rim to rim and back to the starting point was going to be tough. He is virtually blind and every step is a potential pitfall, which is why he realized the only way he could do this was with friends.cbsnews.com