Friday’s Briefing: Florida Man Arrested in Package Bomb Probe; Anheuser-Busch Cans Temescal Beer Garden Plan


Stories you shouldn’t miss for Oct. 26, 2018:

1. A Florida man has been arrested in the investigation of package bombs sent to prominent critics of President Trump, the Washington Post$ reports. "The man has been identified as Cesar Sayoc, 56, according to a law enforcement official. Florida records show that Sayoc has a lengthy criminal record in the state, including a 2002 arrest for a bomb threat and others for larceny and fraud." This week, package bombs were sent to at least 12 high-profile anti-Trumpers, including former President Obama, Hillary and Bill Clinton, and actor Robert De Niro.

2. Authorities say a suspicious package was also delivered to the Sacramento office of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-CA, the Sacramento Bee$ reports. In addition, package bombs were also discovered today addressed to U.S. Sen. Corey Booker, D-NJ, and James R. Clapper Jr., former director of national intelligence. Harris, Booker, and Clapper also have been tough critics of Trump.

3. Anheuser-Busch In Bev, the beer-making giant, has killed its controversial plans to open a beer garden — Golden Road — in Oakland’s Temescal district, reports Sarah Han for Berkeleyside. Local brewers had strongly objected to the Golden Road proposal to open on 40th Street, arguing that it was part of an effort by Big Beer to put them out of business.

4. Billionaire Michael Bloomberg has pumped another $10 million into his $100 million effort to elect Democratic candidates around the country, CNN reports. The former mayor of new York City also has specifically targeted House races in California to unseat Republicans.

5. And the stock market continued its plunge today, with another huge selloff of tech stocks, as the Nasdaq continues to suffer its worst month in 10 years, the Washington Post$ reports.

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