Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of October 3, 2016)
Gabriella Schwarz / October 8, 2016
This week ended with a new report that Donald Trump described women in lewd terms during a 2005 conversation with TV host Billy Bush. The report caused Trump to apologize and leading Republicans to disavow his comments. That political bomb followed Hurricane Matthew‘s landfall in the U.S., after it left hundreds dead in Haiti and more dead in Florida. The week also included a surprisingly fiery vice presidential debate, Nobel Prize awards and official confirmation that Russia carried out wide-ranging hacks to influence the 2016 U.S. elections.
Read more about the biggest stories of the week, as they appeared in The Daily Edition.
1. Trump recorded having extremely lewd conversation about women in 2005—The Washington Post, David A. Fahrenthold
Top line: “Donald Trump bragged in vulgar terms about kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women during a 2005 conversation caught on a hot microphone — saying that ‘when you’re a star, they let you do it’ — according to a video obtained by The Washington Post.”
Topic to follow: Donald Trump
2. Hurricane Matthew weakens to Category 1, batters South Carolina’s coast—CNN, Jason Hanna, Madison Park and Steve Almasy
Top line: “A weakening Hurricane Matthew lashed South Carolina’s shores Saturday morning, as the Category 1 storm pushed — or was poised to push — dangerous amounts of seawater and rain along the coast of that state as well as Georgia and North Carolina.
Matthew, a storm that left destruction and killed hundreds in the Caribbean and at least four people in Florida, continued its trek up the southeastern US coast with 75 mph winds at the center around 9 a.m. ET — 30 mph slower than just hours earlier.”
Topic to follow: Hurricanes
3. The 12 most interesting moments of the VP debate—Politico, Matthew Nussbaum
Top line: “Kaine comes out swinging…Kaine the interruptor…Pence laughs off Kaine’s attacks…Pence forced to address Trump’s taxes…Kaine looks to put daylight between Trump and Pence…Kaine goes scorched earth on Trump…Pence: Trump insulting people? Never!…Pence on mass deportation: “Nonsense!”…Kaine accuses Trump of having a Mount Rushmore of Evil…Quijano: “Please!”…Kaine wants Pence to defend Trump but Quijano moves on…Pence: Trump isn’t always polished.”
Magazine to follow: 2016 Presidential Debates
4. Juan Manuel Santos wins Nobel peace prize despite rejection of Farc peace deal—The Guardian, Sibylla Brodzinsky and Jon Henley
Top line: “The Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, has won the Nobel peace prize for his work on a peace deal that was voted down in a referendum this week.
Santos and the leader of the Farc rebel group, Rodrigo Londoño, known as Timochenko, were both considered leading contenders for the prize after signing the peace deal last month to end 52 years of war.”
Topic to follow: Nobel Prize
5. U.S. government officially accuses Russia of hacking campaign to influence elections—The Washington Post, Ellen Nakashima
Top line: “The Obama administration on Friday officially accused Russia of carrying out a wide-ranging campaign to influence the 2016 elections, including by hacking the computers of the Democratic National Committee and other political officials.”
Topic to follow: Cyber Security
6. NSA Contractor Harold Martin Busted in Alleged Theft of Secret Docs—NBC News, Ken Dilanian, Tom Winter and Tracy Connor
Top line: “Navy veteran Harold Thomas Martin III, who had a top secret national security clearance, was arrested on Aug. 27 and is still in custody, according to the Justice Department. His attorneys said there is no evidence he ‘intended to betray his country.’
Martin, 51, was employed by Booz Allen Hamilton, the same firm where NSA leaker Edward Snowden was a contractor when he took a huge cache of classified documents and fled the United States in 2013. Martin was also enrolled as an information systems graduate student at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, spokeswoman Dinah Winnick confirmed.
The FBI learned about the insider breach in mid-August, when a group calling itself The Shadow Brokers offered to sell NSA hacking tools and other secrets for $500 million, officials told NBC News. Martin and The Shadow Brokers had some of the same materials, according to officials.”
Topic to follow: Information Security
7. After Voters Reject Peace Deal With FARC, What’s Next For Colombia?—NPR, Camila Domonoske
Top line: “The Colombian government and the FARC rebel group have spent four years negotiating a peace deal to bring an end to more than 50 years of war.
Terms were agreed on, a deal was finalized, the accord was signed — and then, in a stunning turn of events, the people of Colombia voted against the agreement in a national referendum Sunday.”
Topic to follow: FARC
8. Likely New UN Secretary-General Sees ‘Huge Challenges’ Ahead—Associated Press, Barry Hatton
Top line: “[Antonio] Guterres, 67, a former Portuguese prime minister who for 10 years was the U.N. high commissioner for refugees, is almost certain to replace Ban Ki-moon as secretary-general. He said his focus as U.N. chief would be on helping the victims of war, poverty and injustice.”
Topic to follow: United Nations
9. Everything Google Announced at Its Jam-Packed Event—NBC News, Alyssa Newcomb
Top line: “Google Assistant…Google Home…Pixel Smartphones…Daydream View…Google Wifi…Chromecast Ultra.”
Topic to follow: Google
10. Kardashian heist: Police say social media made her a target—CNN, Lisa Respers France and Camille Verdier
Top line: “Kardashian West was robbed of a phone and $10 million worth of jewelry. Only days beforehand she had shared a photo of herself wearing a massive diamond ring believed to be gift from her husband, rapper Kanye West.”
Topic to follow: Kim Kardashian
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