theNewsWorthy: Monday, September 10th, 2018


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Hurricane Florence: All eyes are on Hurricane Florence this week as it heads toward the Southeast coast. It's expected to make landfall on Thursday as a Category 4 storm. Some governors have already declared states of emergency to get ready.
Read more: WeatherAPNBC News

CBS CEO Out: A big shakeup at a big media company. CBS's CEO Les Moonves stepped down after six more women (for a total of 12) accused him of sexual assault and harassment. He called the allegations 'untrue.' 
Read more: The New YorkerNYTCBS

Pentagon's AI: It's the military's largest investment in artificial intelligence (AI) so far. The Pentagon announced it'll spend $2 billion on AI over the next five years. Supporters say it'll lead to faster, more accurate data and responses. Critics worry about machines lacking common sense in decisions.
Read more: The VergeCNN

U.S. Open: History and controversy happened at the U.S. Open over the weekend! Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam title. She beat Serena Williams, who argued with the umpire and later said violations against her during the match were sexist. Novak Djokovic is the champ on the men's side.
Read more: ESPNNYTTIMEPeople // BBC Sports

Ford Recall: Ford is recalling two-million 2015-2018 F-150 trucks. There might be a smoke or fire hazard associated with part of the seat belts.
Read more: Reuters

Elon Musk + Pot: SpaceX's CEO Elon Musk appeared to smoke pot on a YouTube video. Since the company has government contracts, the Air Force is deciding how to handle the possible drug use. Plus, it didn't help his other company, Tesla, which is already dealing with turmoil.
Read more: NPRYouTubeThe Verge

Alibaba's Jack Ma: Chinese billionaire Jack Ma plans to leave his role as chairman of Alibaba -- one of the world's biggest e-commerce sites. The current CEO will take over in a year. 
Read more: WSJTechCrunch

Apple + Shazam: The EU gave the thumbs up for Apple to acquire Shazam (the app that identifies song clips). Also, Apple Music added a daily global Top 100 Charts playlist, where you can see what people are listening to around the world. PS: Apple's big iPhone and Apple Watch reveal is on Wednesday... 
Read more: The TelegraphRolling Stone

Barbie Movies: The company behind Barbie is going to Hollywood. Mattel announced it created a movie division based on its famous brands. Toy companies have seen sales go down since Toys 'R' Us shut down.
Read more: CNBCMarketWatch

Weekend Box Office: The #1 movie at the box office over the weekend was The Nun. It's the fifth horror film in The Conjuring universe.  
Read more: VarietyMarketWatchForbes

Best Value Colleges: For the first time, the WSJ/THE ranking looked at the best valueschools. The top three: Berea College, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and University of Washington-Seattle.
Read more: WSJ

Miss America 2.0: Miss America 2019 is Nia Franklin representing New York. This was the first year without a swimsuit competition and it was called Miss America 2.0 (really). 
Read more: NYTCNN

Rosh Hashanah: It's Rosh Hashanah (aka: the Jewish New Year). It's a two-day celebration and time for reflection. Traditional foods include apples and honey, which symbolize a wish for a sweet new year.
Read more: TIME, LA Times



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