1. Republican Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris have squared off in a televised debate. The coronavirus pandemic dominated the discussion. Harris condemned the Trump administration’s response to the public health crisis by calling it “the greatest failure of any presidential administration.”
  2. Typhoon Chan-hom is expected to approach western and eastern Japan in the next couple of days. Meteorological officials are warning that the storm system will bring heavy rain even before its actual arrival.
  3. This year’s Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to an American poet, Louise Gluck.