Thursday September 22, 5 Top Stories to Start Your Day
It’s Thursday and the official first day of autumn. A problem on the East Coast is it will still feel like summer with temperatures hitting near 90 degrees.
There is so much going on in our country right now, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by it all and to wonder when will it end? It isn’t easy to figure that out but we mustn’t give up on trying. We must keep the lines of communication open and to actually listen to the other side. Remember when President Franklin Roosevelt told the nation, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself?” We need to remember that and continue to work to keep a national dialogue opened so what is happening with the riots in North Carolina doesn’t have to happen again
1. A second night of violence and riots occurred overnight in Charlotte, North Carolina over the shooting of an African American man Wednesday. Businesses have been looted and damaged, one man was shot by another which led to him being put on life support and numerous injuries to the police who are trying to protect the city. The city has not released the dashboard video of the shooting which many groups, such as the NAACP and the ACLU, calling for its immediate release.
2. Tech news site Recode is reporting that Yahoo will address a breach in their security that has led to the personal information of 200 million users being hacked. According to the report, a hacker named Peace was advertising the sale of 200 million Yahoo user accounts. He was selling the usernames, hashed passwords (which can be deciphered), and dates of birth on a black-market online forum for about $1,860.
3. Authorities in New York and the FBI are looking for whoever took the backpack off the 2nd IED that was found within blocks of the first explosion Saturday night. According to authorities the backpack could have vital evidence in the prosecution of the alleged bomber, Ahmad Khan Rahami. Any information can be reported to the FBI tip line at 855-835-5324.
4. According to USA Today, “The United Nations said it would resume humanitarian aid deliveries in Syria as early as Thursday, though none would go to the besieged city of Aleppo.” The U.N. had stop the deliveries after an airstrike this week hit the trucks trying to get aid to those in need. According to Secretary of State John Kerry, a request for a no-fly zone over the area to that it could “give a chance for humanitarian assistance to flow unimpeded” has been made. The U.S.-Russian cease-fire that went into effect on Sept. 12 is now in grave jeopardy.
5. Hillary Clinton has retained her lead over Donald Trump with Hispanic voters. According to the Wall Street Journal, Clinton wins 65% support among Hispanic likely voters, compared with Trump’s 17%, in a race that includes third-party candidates.
Agnes Bedard calls herself a daughter of the 60's. She stills believe that one voice can lead us out of darkness, that one person can start a change, and that one act of kindness can change one person's world. Politics is how the world works to change and that is why she is so passionate about it. As Agnes said we need to fight for our f.uture. Agnes Bedard is also the author of "Before I was Me" Bedard is also a wife, mother and grandmother