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5 things for September 18: UN, St. Louis, Hurricane Maria, Emmys
President Trump is in New York to welcome world leaders to the United Nations General Assembly, the first of his presidency. He has meetings today with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and French President Emanuel Macron. Tomorrow, things really get interesting, when Trump gives a speech at the UN to a world body he's often criticized. Global leaders will be parsing Trump's words on such big topics as climate change, refugee policy and North Korea while looking for signs that the "America First" US President may be willing to take a more collaborative approach on some issues. Observers also will be watching Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, whose voice as America's top diplomat is sometimes overshadowed by his tweet-happy boss.
Speaking of the President's favorite social platform, Trump retweeted an edited video yesterday that showed him swinging a golf club and appearing to hit his former presidential campaign rival Hillary Clinton with a golf ball, knocking her to the ground. Neither the White House nor Clinton would comment on the tweet, and some Trump surrogates said it shouldn't be taken seriously. But it drew swift criticism from some who argued it made light of violence against women and renewed questions about whether Trump's handlers can rein in his erratic Twitter habits.
Also this week: the GOP is seriously considering trying one last time to repeal Obamacare.
London commuters began their work week today with heavy security on transport routes following Friday's terror attack. An improvised device exploded on a London Underground train as it arrived at Parsons Green station during the Friday morning rush hour, injuring 30 passengers. Two men have been arrested. Shortly after the explosion, ISIS claimed involvement. But the British Home Secretary said his office has no evidence to suggest the attack was ISIS' doing.
The battered Caribbean just can't catch a break. After seeing many of their homes destroyed by Hurricane Irma, islanders now face another threat from Hurricane Maria, a Category 1 storm that's expected to strengthen to a Category 4 within two days. It's one of three storms churning in the Atlantic right now. The other two, Jose and Lee, aren't expected to make landfall, although Jose may cause dangerous surf and rip currents along the East Coast.
More than 80 people were arrested after a third night of protests in St. Louis over the acquittal of a former police officer who'd been charged with first-degree murder. Throughout the weekend, demonstrations have been peaceful during the day. But things have sometimes turned violent at night, with roads blocked and rocks thrown at police.
In December 2011, then St. Louis officer Jason Stockley shot and killed motorist Anthony Lamar Smith, after a police chase over a suspected drug deal. On Friday, a judge found Stockley not guilty.
Prosecutors had argued Stockley intended to kill Smith, citing audio from the internal police vehicle camera during the car chase in which he told his partner, "We're killing this motherf***er." They also said a revolver found in Smith's car had been planted by Stockley to justify the shooting.
The judge said people say all kinds of things in the heat of the moment and that Stockley couldn't have planted the gun because it was too large for him to hide from the cameras at the scene.
Missed the Emmy Awards last night because you were watching football? (Raising my hand, because I'm so guilty.) All you need to know is that "The Handmaid's Tale" won a ton of awards; Hulu became the first streaming service to ever win the TV world's biggest prize; Julia Louis-Dreyfus can do no wrong as "Veep" and Donald Trump was the star of the show (sort of). Oh, and Sean Spicer showed up to predict the size of the audience (and people were NOT happy!). Need to know more? Then check out the list of winners, the big moments and, of course, pics from the red carpet.
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RIP Harry Dean Stanton
The sad-faced character actor best known for roles in "Alien," "Repo Man" and "Pretty in Pink," has died. He was 91.
Hail Mary in Florida
This last-second, 63-yard heave by Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks is one of the best walk-off plays you'll ever see.
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The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus hit stores Friday, so there's still plenty of time to grab a lawn chair and wait in line outside your nearest Apple store.
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We may soon get our first book that dishes dirt on the inner workings of the Trump White House, and its main source is -- a rabbit.
We didn't realize the world was clamoring for another blue crayon, but apparently, it was, so Crayola came up with something called "Bluetiful."
"They're hot and uncomfortable, and when you get out of them, you kind of slither out of them like a worm"
Donald Pettit, NASA's oldest active astronaut at age 62, explaining what it's like to wear those puffy white suits.
Watching this baby's reaction as he hears his dad play the guitar for the first time will give you, as they say, all the feels.