theNewsWorthy: Monday, August 27th, 2018


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RIP John McCain: Plans are coming together for several services and events this week to honor Sen. John McCain, who died Saturday. He'll become just the 32nd person to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol. Lying in state means the casket will be on display so the public can pay final respects. McCain was 81.  (Read more: APCNNFOX NewsThe Washington PostTIMEWSJAxios)


FL Mass Shooting: A gunman opened fire Sunday during a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida. Three people died, including the shooter, and several others were hurt.
(Read more: CBS NewsCNN

Hurricane Lane: There's some good news about Hurricane Lane in Hawaii: it got weaker over the weekend. It was downgraded to a tropical storm. Still, a few dozen people had to be rescued from flood waters, and the threat for flooding and landslides on the Big Island isn't over just yet.
(Read more: APUSA Today

Surgeon Shortage: A U.S. study found a shortage of surgeons will likely get worse and become more of a concern by the year 2050. Experts say it's time to figure out a solution.
(Read more: Reuters

Tesla Stays Public: Change of plans. Tesla's CEO Elon Musk now says he's scrapping his idea to make Tesla a private company again. Problem is: the S.E.C is still investigating if his August 7th tweet misled investors.
(Read more: WSJReuters)

Ferrari Auction Record: It originally cost $18,000, and it just sold for nearly $50 million. The 1960s Ferrari sold for the highest auction price ever.
(Read more: Mashable

Burning Man: Tens of thousands of people are getting together this week for the Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert, but it's off to a rocky start. Whiteout dust conditions forced organizers to close the gates for awhile last night, making wait times to get in 10+ hours. The festival is a celebration of art and community.
(Read more: Reno Gazette JournalNewsweek

Weekend Box OfficeCrazy Rich Asians stayed #1 at the box office for the second weekend in a row in North America. Ant-Man and the Wasp won worldwide.
(Read more: MarketWatchVariety

Pumpkin Spice Latte: The Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks is back - starting Tuesday. It's the earliest launch date for the popular seasonal coffee drink ever.
(Read more: Business Insider



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