Elon Musk officially bought Twitter Thursday night and quickly fired its CEO, CFO and top lawyer. Hours earlier, Musk had assured the site's advertisers of its stability in a tweet that said he did not want it to become a "free-for-all-hellscape" without moderation of hateful speech. It's not clear if Musk will uphold the site's pledge to ban misinformation about voting and election results.
Not particularly, no.


This Breast Cancer Awareness month, we're sharing stories about people fighting the disease and what they've learned on their journey of diagnosis, treatment and hope. Supermodel Elizabeth Hurley has been an ambassador for Estée Lauder's Breast Cancer campaign since her grandmother succumbed to it. She and executive chairman William P. Lauder explained to Cheddar News why it's so crucial them to fight against this disease.


The U.S. economy is growing again — but don't get used to it. That's the message from some economists after the government announced the GDP rose 2.6% from July through September after shrinking in the first two quarters, reports Cheddar News' Alex Vuocolo. Consumers, government and businesses all spent more in the late summer and early fall, a sign that maybe a recession isn't coming after all. But that spending will probably fall off due to inflation as well as the Fed's interest rate hikes meant to tame it. 
Let the good times roll … for another few months or so 


Tuberculosis cases rose in 2021 for the first time in many years, according to a new report by the World Health Organization. Most of the increase was blamed on disruption by Covid-19 on efforts to diagnose and treat the disease, which the pandemic is still impeding, WHO said. The head of TB Alliance, a nonprofit, said global efforts to treat tuberculosis were set back more than a decade when the pandemic hit. Tuberculosis, which infected 10 million people in 2021 and killed 1.6 million, is the second-deadliest infectious disease in the world. The deadliest is Covid-19.


In a tech earnings week that Microsoft, Meta and Alphabet would rather forget, Amazon beat investor expectations and unveiled new ways for brands to advertise with them, reports Cheddar News' Michelle Castillo. The newly announced ways to advertise online, on its streaming platforms and in its Amazon Fresh grocery stores could add insult to injury and a new competitive headache for Meta and Google, both of which reported declining ad revenues.


ALPS: Less rainfall in areas downstream from the Alps and other effects of climate change have made negotiations over the mountain range's water, which Switzerland shares with neighboring countries, more contentious.
FISHING: Flounder, northern shrimp, snow crab and chinook salmon are among the species that U.S. fishermen have made their living on for years, but warming waters and overfishing have forced regulators to severely limit and temporarily or permanently cancel harvests of species that may never recover.
FLOATING FARMS: As storm floods and rising seas cover more of Bangladesh's farmland with water for longer periods — up to 10 months a year — farmers have increasingly relied on floating crop beds. The crop rafts take two months to build, though, and last only three or four months. 


McDonald's U.S. sales growth was nearly double what Wall Street expected in the most recent quarter, reports Alex Vuocolo. Most of that increase came from raising its prices by 10% over those three months, a move that did not stop customers from patronizing the golden arches, as the chain's guest count also increased. That doesn't mean price had no effect on consumers: Some poorer customers have shifted from meal deals to cheaper items.
That's a lot of Double Quarter Pounders, but who's counting?


A decade after opening its pageant to transgender women, the Miss Universe Organization has been purchased by a Thai businesswoman, reality TV star and activist for transgender rights. Chakrapong “Anne” Chakrajutathib, who herself is transgender and helped found a nonprofit for trans rights, paid $20 million to acquire the organization co-owned by former President Trump for nearly two decades.


PRINCE HARRY BOOK: If you want to kick back with a good book from royalty, mark Jan. 10 on your calendar. That's when Prince Harry's memoir comes out. It's entitled “Spare,” an apparent reference to the adage, “An heir and a spare,” a nod to being King Charles’ younger son. 
WORLD SERIES: This is the moment, baseball fans! The Philadelphia Phillies take on the Houston Astros in Game 1 tonight at 8:03 p.m. ET (if you want to be exact). Major League Baseball put together a list of fun facts so you can get ready for the championship series.
IN OTHER NEWS: Hollywood is still negotiating Covid-19 protections, Taylor Swift re-releases her Anti-Hero video after backlash, and Katie Holmes is getting ready to perform onstage. Check out the entertainment headlines we've been following. 
CELEBRITY LEMONADE STAND: We highly recommend you set an alarm for Sunday at 9 p.m. to check out the new episode of Celebrity Lemonade Stand featuring singer and TV personality Ray J and podcast stars LadyGang. Ray J tells host Shannon LaNier why he thinks Marvel's Thanos would be the perfect promoter for his Raycon business, and LadyGang explains why George Clooney should host their next book launch. Click here to find out where you can watch the premiere.


A federal judge is allowing a lawsuit to move forward against Barilla over allegations that the noodle titan is duping consumers into paying extra for what they think is Italian-made but in reality is an American-made impasta. Nearly all the pastas Barilla sells in the U.S. are made in Iowa and western New York, but their boxes feature an Italian flag and the slogan "Italy's #1 Brand of Pasta." That makes people think the pasta is actually from Italy, say the plaintiffs, who hope to get the suit certified as a class action.
Idea for Barilla — relocate to Naples or Milan. Nobody has to know that it's the Naples in Florida and the Milan in Ohio.


It's the weekend before Halloween, so we had to lean into the horror. Cheddar's streaming recommendations include a new anthology series from Guillermo del Toro, a 2013 horror film with "impeccable New England Halloween vibes" and a documentary on the real-life terror of the post-9/11 anthrax attacks. If you want to shudder and laugh in the same movie, there are few better weekends for a certain botanical horror-comedy classic. And if all this is too much spooky, there's always this visually spectacular tale of a boy learning about where he came from.


One thing we love: This map of all the 12-foot-tall skeletons spotted throughout New York City.
One thing we hate: The gap between buying a pair of new shoes that fit really well and when your feet actually get used to wearing them without hurting.
One thing we ate: Rainbow Nerds. Enjoy some now — by this time next week you'll never want to look at a piece of candy again.