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Missing Journalist Latest: There's a new take on what may have happened to a missing Saudi journalist based in the U.S. Some reports say Saudi officials may blame an "interrogation gone wrong." President Trump said yesterday it could have been "rogue killers." There's not much evidence from anyone, but the situation is definitely taking a toll on U.S.-Saudi relations. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on his way to talk to King Salman.
Read more: Reuters, WSJ, NYT
Trumps Visit Florida, Georgia: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump toured parts of Florida and Georgia damaged by Hurricane Michael. They handed out bottled water in Florida and focused on farmers who lost crops in Georgia.
Stormy Daniels Lawsuit: A federal judge threw out a lawsuit against President Trump. The defamation suit was brought by Stormy Daniels, the adult film star who said she had an affair with Trump in 2006. The reason for the lawsuit? Trump's tweet that called some of Daniels' claims a "con-job." The judge says it's part of political free-speech. Daniel and her lawyer plan to appeal.
Read more:ABC News,FOX News,CNN
Microsoft Co-Founder Dies: Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975. He was also a philanthropist and owned professional sports teams. He died yesterday after a battle with cancer. Gates said he's "heartbroken" and that personal computing would not exist today without Paul Allen. Allen was 65.
Read more:Business Insider,CNBC,AP
MIT's New AI College: MIT is launching a new computing and artificial intelligence college for its campus and has committed $1 billion to the new school. It's expected to open next year and have a new building by 2022.
Palm is Back: Remember the Palm Pilot? Well, the company is working to make a comeback. Palm just revealed the newest device called, Palm. It's literally the size of your palm, and while it looks like a smartphone, it actually isnot. It's an 'add-on' of sorts that pairs with an Android phone you already have. It's available next month.
NBA Opening Week: It's the NBA's opening week and the first game is tonight. A couple things to watch? LeBron James with the LA Lakers and if any team can challenge the defending champs, the Golden State Warriors.
Read more:CBS Sports(full schedule),Sports Illustrated
The Conners Series Premiere: It'sRoseanne-- without Roseanne. Remember: ABC canceledRoseanneafter Roseanne Barr tweeted a racist comment last spring. Now, the network is hoping the new version of the show called, The Conners, premiering tonight, can be just as big of a hit without her.
Royal Baby: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting a baby in Spring 2019! The new baby would be seventh in line to the British throne. For now, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are taking the royal tour of Australia.
Read more: People,Time,NYT,news.com.au