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Earning History

The Houston Astros have the chance to win the World Series tonightAccording to ESPN, Houston will hand the ball to its postseason ace, Justin Verlander, who has allowed just seven runs and nineteen hits in thirty innings so far in the playoffs, while striking out twenty nine. He’ll face off against the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Rich Hill, who allowed one run and struck out seven over four innings against the Astros in game two. If the Astros win, it will be the franchise’s first-ever World Series title—but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Houston has a 3-2 lead and the Dodgers will look to force a game seven. Although the Astros seem to have the momentum after a thrilling eleven-inning victory on Sunday, it’s been a back-and-forth series so far. One thing is certain: Tonight’s game is a must-watch, even on Halloween.

Big Day

Three former campaign officials for President Donald Trump were indicted on Monday, amid Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The bombshell news drew only cautious reactions from most of Texas’s congressional delegation, according to the Texas Tribune. “Special counsel’s got his own responsibilities, and it doesn’t involve us,” Senator John Cornyn told the Washington Post. “I think he knows what to do and he’s doing it.” Senator Ted Cruz told the Dallas Morning News that the indictments “are undoubtedly serious” and that he wants to see the “strength of the factual predicate behind them.” He added, “That’s why we have a judicial process. We’ll have to see if the facts back up the charges.” U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro, a San Antonio Democrat and a member of the House Intelligence Committee, called out White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders after she said the indictments “had nothing to do with the president” and suggested the charges were against Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. “Sarah Huckabee Sanders should resign as @PressSec,” Castro tweeted. “She lacks any credibility, outright lies to the American people.” Meanwhile, unnamed Democratic leadership sources told the Tribune that no one is ready to talk about impeachment yet.

Bad Gas

After jacking up prices to take advantage of customers during Hurricane Harvey, some Texas gas stations are now in trouble. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Consumer Protection Division sent violation notices on Mondayto 127 Texas gas stations accused of price gouging, according to the Dallas Morning News, after complaints were made against those that allegedly charged $3.99 or higher per gallon of unleaded gas. “At the outset of Harvey, I made it clear that my office would not tolerate price gouging of vulnerable Texans by any individuals or businesses looking to profit from the hurricane,” Paxton said in a news release. “We’ve given 127 alleged offenders an opportunity to resolve these issues with our office or face possible legal action for violating state law. Our investigation of other businesses into price gouging remains ongoing.” The office received around 5,500 complaints accusing businesses of price gouging during Harvey.