Washington D.C.- According to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R – KY.), each U.S. senator will be receiving a copy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation report on sexual misconduct allegations that were brought up against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The initial hearing took place Thursday, Sept. 27 when Dr. Christine Blasey Ford told her story in front of the Supreme Court.
Williams, Ore.- An FBI bomb specialist was struck in the leg by a booby trapped wheelchair. Agents suspected the house was booby trapped before entry. Gregory Lee Rodvelt, former resident of said home, was charged with assaulting a federal officer.
Zebulon, Ga.- A Pike County High School student, Dylan Thomas, died after suffering a head injury during a football game. On Friday, Sept. 28, Thomas experienced arm and leg numbness after being hit. His brain swelled after he went into surgery and he passed away on Sunday, Sept. 30.
Washington, D.C.- President Donald J. Trump said that “It’s a very scary time for young men in America,” as if it has not been, and still is not, a scary time for women in the whole world. For the young men Trump is addressing, the Mirror Staff suggests that you don’t commit an act of sexual assault and we’re sure you’ll be fine.
Oklahoma City, Okla.- Prisoners serving no-parole terms for killings they committed as minors may see the sunlight again. Lawmakers are currently deciding how to accept appeals on rare-cases for current prisoners who committed various degrees of murder when they were under 17.
Boston, Mass.- Dunkin’ Donuts and Harpoon Brewery are collaborating to create a coffee-beer. Dunkin’s Coffee Porter is described as a “roasty beer with a heavy dose of Dunkin’s Espresso Blend Coffee.” It’s currently available in 25 states for a limited time.
Palu, Indonesia- A 7.5 magnitude earthquake has killed 1,346 people. Due to damaged bridges, blocked roads and broken communication systems, areas that need supplies and relief are not being helped immediately.
Waterloo, Canada- Dr. Donna Strickland is the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physics in 55 years. Dr. Strickland is only the third female winner of the award. She received the award alongside Arthur Ashkin and Gerard Mourou for their discoveries in the field of laser physics.
Calabria, Italy- Mayor Domenico Lucano of the town of Riace has been arrested for bypassing rules in order to allow locals and immigrants to be married. His town is known for welcoming thousands of refugees.
District of Columbia, United States- On Monday, Oct. 1, the Trump administration began denying visas to same-sex domestic partners of foreign United Nations diplomats. Visas will only be given to those who are already married.
Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of the Congo- Public health officials are nervous that the latest Ebola outbreak may be out of their control. Officials are expressing concern that the virus won’t be able to be contained and will find its way to neighboring countries.
Tokyo, Japan- Typhoon Trami injured more than 100 citizens and left more than 750,000 homes without power. This storm arrived less than a month after typhoon Jebi, the strongest storm to hit Japan in 25 years.
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