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Senate Vote?: There could a vote as soon as this morning for a Senate committee to decide 'yay' or 'nay' on Brett Kavanaugh becoming a Supreme Court Justice. Although, it would still go to a full Senate vote as soon as next week before it's a done deal. Yesterday, both Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault testified in front of lawmakers and the world. Read more to see video from the hearing...
Read more: NYT, FOX News, CNN, USA Today, TIME
SEC Sues Elon Musk: It's official now. The government is suing Tesla's CEO Elon Musk. The SEC claims Musk misled the market with his August tweet that promised he had "funding secured" to take the company private. Well, he didn't. Musk says he's fighting the lawsuit.
Read more: NBC News, WSJ, TechCrunch
WikiLeaks Leader Leaves: There's a new person leading the whistleblower website, WikiLeaks, which is known for leaking classified docs. Why? The founder, Julian Assange, is in hiding and got his internet access cut-off. It's probably tough to run a website without internet...
Read more: The Verge, CNET
Baseball Strikeout Record: For the first time in MLB history, there were more strikeouts this season than hits. It's also the 11th year in a row to set a new strikeout record.
Read more: AP, NYT
HBO Drops Boxing: HBO is dropping its coverage of live boxing by the end of the year. It says it's no longer as unique as it used to be and it's stepping away in 2019.
Read more: ESPN
LAX Pot: Airport police in Los Angeles say it's OK to bring small amounts of weed into the airport. Buuutt there's also a warning that federal agents (think: TSA) may not feel the same way. And remember, the state you're flying to may not be on board, either.
Read more: AP, Business Insider
NY Airport Min. Wage: As many as 40,000 airport workers in the New York metro area are about to get a raise. There's a new minimum wage to give them at least $19/hour to be rolled out over the next five years. It's the highest minimum wage target set by any U.S. public agency.
Read more: NYT
Best In-Flight WiFi: Airline's WiFi tends to be slow and unpredictable, but it seems airlines are investing more than ever to make them more consistent. A new ranking says the top tech airlines in the world are: Qatar, Emirates and Delta.
Read more: Bloomberg
Google Travel: Google's new landing page helps predict the best time to buy your airline tickets for the upcoming holidays, based on last year's price changes.
Read more: TechCrunch, Google “Traveling This Holiday Season”
Game of Thrones Tourism: Fans will soon have a chance to stand where the action happened. HBO announced it's converting several filming locations in Northern Ireland into tourist attractions in 2019.
Read more: Variety, HuffPost
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