News Wrap: North and South Korea tensions remain high amid military drills

In our news wrap Saturday, Biden, Trump and Obama descended on Pennsylvania in a final midterms push, North Korea fired more missiles into the sea as the U.S. and South Korea conducted air combat exercises, Ukraine is seeing daily blackouts amid Russian strikes on energy infrastructure, deadly tornadoes tore through Oklahoma and Texas, and the Powerball jackpot has grown to a record $1.6 billion.

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  • Geoff Bennett:

    With the midterm elections just three days away, three presidents, President Biden, and former presidents Trump and Obama descend on Pennsylvania today in a last-minute push to turn out their voters. President Biden has barnstormed the Keystone State more than any other this cycle, making six trips there since September.

    Tonight, Biden and former President Obama are joining forces to help gin up support for the Democratic Senate candidate. Recent polls show a tightening race between John Fetterman, the state's Lieutenant Governor and Republican TV Dr. Mehmet Oz. Mr. Obama appeared with Fetterman in Pittsburgh earlier today and spoke about the importance of winning Tuesday and preserving what he sees as election integrity.

    Barack Obama, (D) former U.S. President: When I ran for Congress the first time in a primer, I got whooped, lost by 30 points. I did not feel good about that. You know what I didn't do, though, I didn't say it was rigged. I didn't start an insurrection. These are basic rules that we teach our kids. They undergird our democracy and that is at stake in this election.

  • Geoff Bennett:

    Former President Trump also campaigns tonight in the Pittsburgh area, Republicans need to flip five seats in the House and only one seat in the Senate to take control of Congress.

    In the days other headlines, South Korea's military says North Korea fired for short range ballistic missiles into the sea earlier this morning. The launch is marked the latest provocation after more than 30 missile test fires this week. The North aggression comes as the U.S. and South Korea wrap up their air combat exercises today. Ukraine state utility says Russian strikes against energy infrastructure have grown so severe that blackouts will need to be scheduled daily for much of the country. Outages could last six or more hours each day. Ukrainian officials accused Russia of "energy terrorism," destroying nearly half of the country's energy infrastructure.

    Cities all across Ukraine repeatedly lost power and water from Russia and missile and drone attacks for much of October. And back here at home, severe weather that produced deadly tornadoes and heavy rain tore through parts of Oklahoma and Texas overnight. That same weather system moves east across the south today. Residents combed through what was left of homes and businesses today multiple people were injured in Texas including two critically.

    Today, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt visited Idabel, one of the worst affected areas where an elderly man was killed.

    And the Powerball jackpot has grown to $1.6 billion. The lucky winner will take home the biggest prize in the lottery's history, 37 Straight drawings have failed to produce a winner and the chances of guessing all six numbers are one in 292 million, but the cash out prize for winning ticket $782 million. That's before taxes.

    Tonight's drawing is just before 11 p.m. Eastern. Good luck.

    And still to come on "PBS News Weekend," the latest on the legal jeopardy encircling former President Donald Trump. And South Dakotans vote on whether to expand Medicaid coverage.

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