Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
Bipartisan Backlash, macOS Catalina & Yom Kippur
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President Trump is under attack by many in his own party. Even some of Trump’s strongest Republican supporters are not happy about his announcement to pull U.S. troops from northern Syria. Many feel he's abandoning U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters in the region. President Trump is defending his decision.
Read more: AP, The Hill, USA Today, Axios
Trump Tax Returns:
A federal judge ruled President Trump's accounting firm must turn over his tax returns to prosecutors for a criminal investigation out of New York, but the document handover was then temporarily blocked when Trump's lawyers filed an emergency appeal.
Read more: CBS News, NPR, WSJ
GE Freezes Pensions:
General Electric is freezing its pension plan for about 20,000 U.S. workers and offering pension buyouts to 100,000 former employees. GE's pension program is underfunded by $27 billion.
Read more: WSJ, MarketWatch, AP
The New York Yankees are headed to the American League Championship Series. They will either play the Houston Astros or Tampa Bay Rays in the ALCS for a spot in the World Series.
Read more: MLB, CBS Sports
Simone Biles Historic Moves:
Simone Biles made history, again. This time by performing two new tricks at the World Championships. She'll even have the moves named after her. Think: the Biles II.
Read more: Watch on YouTube, People, CBS News
Waymo, the self-driving car company, is mapping out LA to see if and how it might offer self-driving car services there.
Read more: The Verge, CNBC
Apple just released a new software update, macOS Catalina, and iTunes did not make the cut. Instead, there will be three separate apps: Apple TV, Apple Music and Apple Podcasts. The update is available now.
Read more: CNBC, The Verge, TechRadar
You can now download Hulu shows and watch them offline (like on a plane) if you have the ad-free plan. It was one of the most-requested features.
Read more: Variety, Engadget
Kindle for Kids:
Amazon announces its first ever Kindle Kids edition. It's the same basic Amazon Kindle, but this edition comes as a bundle that makes it more kid-friendly.
Read more: Cnet, TechCrunch, The Verge
Yom Kippur starts at sundown tonight and ends at sundown tomorrow. It’s considered the most important and sacred holiday in the Jewish faith.
Read more: Chabad.org, History Channel