Morning links for Oct. 31, 2016

Clinton emails front-and-center again, violence prevention and lots of sports news

Happy Halloween. Here are some of the stories that are scaring us – or at least interesting us – today.

The presidential campaign has been shaken by a late-October surprise – a new trove of Clinton emails, which the F.B.I. now has a warrant to search, courtesy of a sexting investigation of former Rep. Anthony Weiner.

But the New York Times reports the effects on voters may be mitigated by the fact that nearly 22 million Americans have already voted.

In Milwaukee, meanwhile, it’s hopeful that meetings start this week to craft a violence-prevention plan.

And we’re happy to hear that the Uber driver injured in a crash that killed his three passengers last weekend has been released from the hospital; there’s a picture of him watching the Packers game yesterday.

Unfortunately, that game didn’t turn out so well.

Good sports news, though: The Wisconsin Badgers football team moved up to No. 8 in the two main national polls, in the aftermath of its overtime victory Saturday over Nebraska.

And for those of you who can stand rooting for the Cubs: They’re still alive in the World Series.



Tom Tolan is managing editor at Milwaukee Magazine, where he's worked since January 2016. He spent 24 years at The Milwaukee Journal and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a copy editor, assistant metro editor and reporter. He lives in Shorewood.