Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of September 12, 2016)
Gabriella Schwarz / September 18, 2016
This week ended with explosions in New York and New Jersey and a stabbing in Minnesota that resulted in many injuries. Investigations are underway in both states. The attacks followed a dramatic week on the 2016 campaign trail. The health of both presidential candidates came into question, resulting in the release of medical records from Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Trump also dropped his false Barack Obama “birther” theory after political pressure. A precarious Syria ceasefire was reached and hacks hit Olympic athletes former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Read more about these stories and the other biggest events of the week, as they appeared in The Daily Edition.
1. Investigation Underway Into NYC Explosion That Left 29 Hurt—Associated Press, Karen Matthews
Top line: “An explosion rocked a crowded Manhattan neighborhood and injured 29 people, and a suspicious device discovered blocks away was safely removed early Sunday. Mayor Bill de Blasio ruled out any terror connections but called the blast an ‘intentional act’…A law enforcement official told The Associated Press that a second device that officers investigated four blocks from the scene appeared to be a pressure cooker attached to wiring and a cellphone.”
Topic to follow: New York City
2. Trump Drops False ‘Birther’ Theory, but Floats a New One: Clinton Started It—New York Times, Maggie Haberman and Alan Rappeport
Top line: “Donald J. Trump publicly retreated from his ‘birther’ campaign on Friday, tersely acknowledging that President Obama was born in the United States — and effectively conceding that the conspiracy theory he had promoted for years was baseless.”
Topic to follow: Barack Obama
3. Clinton’s doctor declares her ‘fit to serve’ as president—Politico, Gabriel Debenedetti
Top line: “A letter from her physician, Dr. Lisa Bardack — released in a move designed to reassure voters just days after she was diagnosed with pneumonia — declares that Clinton ‘continues to remain healthy and fit to serve as President of the United States.'”
Top line: Hillary Clinton
4. Trump Releases Weight, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar And Other Medical Information—NPR, Jessica Taylor and Joe Neel
Top line: “A letter from Donald Trump’s personal physician says he is in ‘excellent physical health’ and received normal results after a physical examination last week…The 70-year-old weighs 236 pounds, according to his doctor. That, at a height of 6’3″, puts him at the high-end of what is considered overweight — just shy of being obese.. Lab results in the letter show normal levels of cholesterol and blood sugar. Trump is taking a cholesterol drug known by the brand name Crestor and he takes a low-dose aspirin.”
Topic to follow: Donald Trump
Top line: “Russia’s military says rebel groups have increased attacks in Syria despite a ceasefire and has urged the US to act or be responsible for its collapse.”
Topic to follow: Syria
6. Tyre King, 13, Fatally Shot by Police in Columbus, Ohio—NBC News, Kurt Chirbas, Alexander Smith and Erik Ortiz
Top line: “Police in Columbus, Ohio, were investigating how a 13-year-old boy wanted for questioning Wednesday night in an armed robbery ended up fatally shot by an officer.
The child — later identified by Columbus police as Tyre King — had ‘pulled a gun from his waistband’ when officers attempted to take him and another male into custody, the Columbus Division of Police said in a statement. As the encounter unfolded, an officer shot King ‘multiple times.’
The weapon recovered from the scene was determined to be a BB gun with an attached laser sight, Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs said at a news conference Thursday morning. She showed a replica image of that BB gun.”
Topic to follow: Policing
7. Russian hackers release secret data of 25 more Olympic athletes—CNNMoney, Jethro Mullen and Ivana Kottasova
Top line: “Russian hackers have released confidential information about dozens more Olympic athletes, the World Anti-Doping Agency says…
The initial leak earlier this week affected Biles, Williams and basketball player Elena Delle Donne, revealing their use of approved medications.
The United States Anti-Doping Agency said all of them had ‘done everything right in adhering to the global rules for obtaining permission to use a needed medication.'”
Topic to follow: Cyber Security
8. Powell: Trump is ‘an international pariah’—CNN, Eli Watkins
Top line: “Leaked emails from former Secretary of State Colin Powell show him strongly criticizing Donald Trump, labeling him a ‘national disgrace and an international pariah.’
He also called the birther movement, which the Republican presidential nominee helped lead, ‘racist’…
But the messages also showed Powell angry with Hillary Clinton over her handling of her personal emails as secretary of state.
As The Intercept reported, Powell wrote in 2015, ‘Everything HRC touches she kind of screws up with hubris.'”
Topic to follow: Colin Powell
Top line: “US safety regulators have announced a formal recall of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after a spate of fires led to injuries and property damage…Samsung has received 92 reports of the batteries overheating in the US, including 26 reports of burns and 55 of property damage, according to the US commission’s website. It said property damage included fires in cars and a garage.”
Topic to follow: Samsung
10. Obama designates the first-ever marine monument off the East Coast, in New England—The Washington Post, Juliet Eilperin
Top line: “President Obama declared the first fully protected area in the U.S. Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, designating 4,913 square miles off the New England coastline as a new marine national monument.”
Topic to follow: Oceans
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