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Let’s start with a bit of good news: A woman who was missing for days in a California National Park was found alive and safe after she spelled out S.O.S. with rocks.Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)1. California wildfiresCalifornia is battling more than a dozen blazes that have displaced hundreds of thousands of people, and a new wildfire has just cropped up, adding to the mess. The Getty Fire broke out near Los Angeles yesterday, in an area known for its high-dollar houses and famous residents. Fire doesn’t care how rich you are, though, so many in the area, including NBA star LeBron James, were evacuated. One place that wasn’t: The Getty Museum, a hub of one of the largest art organizations in the world. Its Los Angeles-area building is made of reinforced concrete designed to withstand wildfire threats. Power outages have also been a serious concern in the wildfire-ravaged area, and yesterday California’s Public Utilities Commission announced it is launching a formal investigation into the practice of investor-owned utilities initiating planned outages.California fires force thousands to evacuate across the stateCalifornia fires force thousands to evacuate across the stateCalifornia fires force thousands to evacuate across the stateJUST WATCHEDCalifornia fires force thousands to evacuate across the stateReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

California fires force thousands to evacuate across the state 01:422. Impeachment inquiry Read MoreIt’s official: The House will hold a vote Thursday to formalize the impeachment inquiry into President Trump and Ukraine. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made the announcement yesterday after several weeks of closed-door depositions. Formalizing the inquiry will establish rules for public hearings, provide due process rights for the White House and allow information to be transferred to the committee that would ultimately consider the articles of impeachment. Senate Republicans praised the resolution, saying they hope it will open up the process and provide fairness to Trump.House to vote Thursday on process for impeachment inquiryHouse to vote Thursday on process for impeachment inquiryHouse to vote Thursday on process for impeachment inquiryJUST WATCHEDHouse to vote Thursday on process for impeachment inquiryReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

House to vote Thursday on process for impeachment inquiry 02:553. BrexitYou’ll have to shelve your spooky Brexit Halloween costume. The European Union has approved the UK’s request for a three-month extension to the Brexit process, avoiding a no-deal split at the end of the month. However, more scary times lay ahead. European leaders gave the UK a “flextension” until January 2020, which means the torturous process will likely continue through the end of the year. The agreement isn’t exactly a win for UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, either. Remember, he really didn’t want to extend the Brexit date, and when he agreed to, he wanted an early general election in exchange. That’s not going to happen. Yesterday, Parliament rejected his bid to hold an early election, which would have helped him secure more political power. Johnson says his party is going to continue to fight for the election timeline they want. How the EU's Brexit 'flextension' will workHow the EU's Brexit 'flextension' will workHow the EU's Brexit 'flextension' will workJUST WATCHEDHow the EU’s Brexit ‘flextension’ will workReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

How the EU’s Brexit ‘flextension’ will work 01:534. LebanonLebanon has been paralyzed by days of protests, and now Central Bank Governor Riad Salame says the country may be on the verge of economic collapse if an “immediate solution” isn’t found for the unrest. Lebanon’s banks have been closed since the demonstrations, sparked by a series of proposed austerity measures, began nearly two weeks ago. Protesters are forcing road closures throughout the country and filling the streets of the country’s urban centers to demand the resignation of the national unity government of Prime Minister Saad Hariri. Last week, Hariri released an action plan to try and appease protesters, but it didn’t work. Salame claims Hariri would resign, but fears what would happen if there was a vacancy in leadership.Protests trigger crisis of confidence in Lebanon economyProtests trigger crisis of confidence in Lebanon economyProtests trigger crisis of confidence in Lebanon economyJUST WATCHEDProtests trigger crisis of confidence in Lebanon economyReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Protests trigger crisis of confidence in Lebanon economy 02:085. General MotorsA six-week strike at General Motors came to a close last week, but the precedent it set could influence union negotiations with other big auto manufacturers. Fifty-thousand hourly workers at GM went on strike in September to protest, among other things, GM’s closure of several US plants. The result was the longest auto industry work stoppage in more than 20 years. A four-year labor deal approved by the United Auto Workers union was ratified a few days ago, ending the strike. Now, the pressure is on Ford and Fiat Chrysler to bring their new labor deals to the table. Both companies had trouble getting their contracts approved by union members four years ago, and if their terms aren’t acceptable now, workers have more incentive to go on strike to get what they want. Tentative deal reached in month-long GM strikeTentative deal reached in month-long GM strikeTentative deal reached in month-long GM strikeJUST WATCHEDTentative deal reached in month-long GM strikeReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Tentative deal reached in month-long GM strike 01:16 Breakfast BrowsePeople are talking about these. Read up. Join in.A pair who flashed pitchers at a World Series game have been banned indefinitely by MLB Keep your eye on the ball!Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole was on the mound when two women exposed themselves Sunday.Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole was on the mound when two women exposed themselves Sunday.Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole was on the mound when two women exposed themselves Sunday.’Spooky face’ spotted in Hubble telescope imageOf all the places one wants to see a spooky face, space is definitely the last.World’s first guitar-shaped hotel is openAnd to think for all this time we’ve been living in a world WITHOUT a guitar-shaped hotel?Apple unveils fancy new noise-canceling AirPods Now you can pay $250 to constantly worry about losing one of your expensive AirPods.7-underscored airpods pro7-underscored airpods proNumber of the day780That’s how many days the US Air Force’s X-37B space plane spent in orbit before recently coming back down to Earth. It was the longest mission in the mysterious military test program’s history.Quote of the day”The Republic will never tolerate hatred. Everything will be done to punish the perpetrators and protect our compatriots of the Muslim faith.”– French President Emmanuel Macron, condemning an attack on a mosque in Bayonne yesterday. Two older men were seriously injured in the incident, and the suspect is an 84-year-old man with far-right ties.Weather forecastHurricane force wind gusts to impact parts of CaliforniaHurricane force wind gusts to impact parts of Californiadaily weather forecast California fires wind rain snow_00000000JUST WATCHEDHurricane force wind gusts to impact parts of CaliforniaReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Hurricane force wind gusts to impact parts of California 01:34And finally…Whee!May we all find something that brings us as much joy as this dog finds jumping into leaf piles. (Click here to view)

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