Former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and President Donald Trump.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and President Donald Trump.

Headlines:

Biden's lead in Pa. narrows in F&M poll: The former vice president leads President Trump 50% to 44%, down from 49%-40% in September. (Source: LNP) Trump needs a "firewall" of Republican support to capture Pennsylvania, which is crucial to his hopes of victory. (Source: LNP)

Cumberland, Erie, Franklin counties to delay counting mail-in ballots: The three counties plan to wait until the day after Election Day, raising concerns over potential confusion and court challenges. (Source: ABC 27)

U.S. Supreme Court declines to halt Pa. extended ballot deadline: Justice Alito said there is a "strong likelihood" the extension is unconstitutional, but that there is not enough time before the election for the court to decide. (Source: Capital-Star)

Mail-in ballots go missing in Butler County: A county commissioner says the number could be in the thousands. The postal service says it's unaware of any problems. (Source: Spotlight PA)

National/world roundup: U.S. economy grows at 33% annual rate in third quarter, after shrinking at 31% rate in the second. (Source: Reuters) Police shooting in Philadelphia brings policing, racism back into campaign. (Source: AP) Three killed in apparent terror attack in France. (Source: NPR) Hospitals targeted by ransomware attacks. (Source: Cnet)

Tim Stuhldreher