Bazaar First: Infamous Alaskan Airlines pilot was allegedly HIGH on magic mushrooms, the GOP has a new nominee (again) for Speaker, CA suspends apps driverless taxis, plus what’s on TV tonight

Welcome to this edition of Bazaar First (also called The Morning Report) by Bazaar Daily.

  1. California has suspended the right for Cruise to have its own driverless taxis on CA ‘s jam packed streets

Amid a host of concerns on everything from safety to privacy, the state of California has suspended Cruise’s ability to operate its fleet of vehicles in the state. “The California DMV today notified Cruise that the department is suspending Cruise’s autonomous vehicle deployment and driverless testing permits, effective immediately,” the agency said in a statement to NBC News.

2. About that Alaskan Airlines pilot… because… it just keeps getting stranger.

This week news of a wild incident involving a not-so-sober pilot and a Alaska Airlines airplane made headlines. According to reports, Joseph Emerson has been charged with 83 counts of attempted murder after he and totally not joking here folks attempted to turn off the engines of said flight mid-flight. Emerson later told police that he was high on otherwise magic mushrooms and thought he was dreaming.


3. The new (and yet another) nominee for the GOP ‘s attempt at the Speaker gavel has been announced.

Just hours after Tom Emmers dropped out of the race for the gavel another name has entered the ring. But before we get that far, we must remind people that it appears the GOP is not allowing a Speaker to be pushed through unless they’re willing to go completely to the far-right. Emmers was talked up by Trump; talked about Trump, and attempted to court members but still dropped out after Trump appeared to voice his opposition to said vote and advised others not to vote for him.

Enter: Mike Johnson. The new vote for Johnson is expected on Wednesday morning, however, it remains unclear if he will even come close to the req’d number of votes.

4. What’s on TV tonight?

It would not be October without the annual mention of Halloweentown which is available on Disney+.

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