theNewsWorthy: Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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Florence Flooding: The storm is gone, but the flooding is not. Officials in the Carolinas say the sun may be out, but the danger is still there. Thousands are still in shelters and thousands don't have power. President Trump toured the area yesterday and thanked first responders. At least 36 people have died now.
Read more: AP, Reuters, CNN, WSJ
Decision Deadline: A deadline has been set for a decision from the woman accusing the Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault. The Senate Judiciary Committee says Christine Blasey Ford has until Friday (tomorrow) to decide if she'll testify at a planned hearing on Monday. She wants an FBI investigation first. The nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, says the assault never happened.
Read more: WSJ, FOX News, CBS News, PBS
Mark Cuban Apology: Dallas Mavericks owner (and Shark Tank star) Mark Cuban apologized and got emotional on ESPN. He says he didn't know about the sexual misconduct involving his employees, but he should have, and now he's pledging $10 million to women's organizations.
Read more: ESPN, Reuters
Scam Calls Surge: Sorry to say, but it sounds like nearly half of all cell phone calls next year will come from scammers. A caller ID technology company says there's already been a big uptick this year, and it's about to get worse. Experts say there needs to be better tech to block them.
Read more: The Washington Post, First Orion
High-Tech Car Convenience: Your car is trying to become more like your phone. More and more car companies are teaming up with retailers and other businesses to offer options on the dashboard's touch-screen display. Think: pre-order coffee and pay for gas from the driver's seat. Merchants pay the car companies. Safety experts are are seriously concerned about distracted driving.
Read more: WSJ
Amazon Go & Scout: Amazon's convenience stores with no cashiers or checkout lines may be coming to your city soon. A new report says Amazon is thinking about opening 3,000 new Amazon Go stores over the next few years. Also, Amazon seems to be testing out a new feature called "Scout" that asks you to or products so it can make better suggestions for browsing.
Read more: Amazon Go Bloomberg, USA Today / Scout CNBC, TechCrunch
"The Kelly Clarkson Show" & More: Singer, songwriter, American Idol winner and coach from The Voice will now add "talk show host" to her resume. Kelly Clarkson says she's getting her own daytime talk show starting next fall. Also, magician Shin Lim wonAmerica's Got Talent. Plus: the new season of the popular podcast Serial begins today.
Read more: “The Kelly Clarkson Show” The Tonight Show, People
/ America’s Got Talent America’s Got Talent, USA Today / Serial Podcast Serial
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