Here’s what you need to know to start off your weekend informed:
Hillary Clinton’s leading super PAC Priority USA has reserved around $91 million to go toward television advertising that will begin next month and last through the entirety of the election, the Associated Press reports. The ads, many of which will cast Republican rival Donald Trump in a negative light, will test his proven ability to thrive when targeted with attack ads.
Ahead of this Saturday’s vote, the Austin Police Department released numbers that show the city hasn’t seen a major drop in the number of drunk driving-related incidents since ride-hailing services began in Austin, contradicting statistics released by Uber and Lyft showing the opposite, the American-Statesman’s Nolan Hicks reports.
The extent of the damage caused by the Fort McMurray still ongoing wildfires is captured in these images compiled by BBC. The fire has ravaged around 328.2 sq miles and required the city’s almost 90,000 residents be evacuated earlier this week.
Despite being an “omnipresent dictator”only one of Kim Jong Il’s public statements was ever recorded, as he rarely gave public speeches. His son Kim Jong Un, however, is expected to give a speech during this weekend’s formalization of his leadership at North Korea’s first party congress held in nearly 40 years, NPR reports.
Tweet. A major South Austin highway project could be delayed by one endangered bird’s song. Austin biologists reported hearing the golden-cheeked warbler in the proposed area in April, a finding that could require habitat protection, the American-Statesman’s Asher Price reports.