theNewsWorthy: Friday, October 19th, 2018
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Summit No-Shows: The Trump administration has decided not to go to a popular financial conference in Saudi Arabia next week known as 'Davos in the Desert.' It's seen as a message that the U.S. is taking the disappearance of a prominent journalist seriously. Many high-profile U.S. businesses have already backed out, too. President Trump agreed the journalist is likely dead but wants to wait for results of investigations before deciding next steps.
Read more: WSJ, The Hill, The Washington Post
Church Investigated: Some are calling it long overdue. The U.S. Department of Justice is now looking into alleged sex abuse by Catholic priests throughout Pennsylvania. It's believed to be the first major federal investigation into church sex abuse.
Read more: USA Today, NYT
USA Gymnastics Arrest: The former CEO of the USA Gymnastics organization is now facing criminal charges. He was arrested and accused of destroying documents in the case of the former team doctor (who sexually assaulted young athletes).
Read more: CNN, Yahoo Sports
Boston Red Sox + World Series: The Boston Red Sox are advancing to the World Series! They beat the Houston Astros in Game 5 of the ALCS last night. The LA Dodgers need just one more win against the Milwaukee Brewers tonight. Otherwise, tomorrow's game will determine the second team.
Read more: ESPN
Sports History Made: Yesterday was only the 18th time in history that all four major sports leagues had action on the same day.
Also, boxing champ Canelo Alvarez signed the richest deal in sports history. He signed a $365 million deal with the sports-streaming service, DAZN.
Read more: Sports Action Sports Internet, Axios / Highest-Paying Contract CNBC, CBS Sports
'Uber Works': Uber is testing a new service in Chicago that has nothing to do with transportation. It's called 'Uber Works' and apparently offers on-demand staff for things like events and corporate functions.
Read more: CNBC, Financial Times
Apple's Event: Apple just announced a new event set for October 30th in Brooklyn, New York. Reports say to expect new iPad Pro tablets and possibly updates to the Mac lineup. Could there be second-generation AirPods, too?
Read more: The Verge, CNN
Elle Mag Clickbait: A verified Twitter account for Elle Magazine jumped into the trend to 'trick' people into voting -- with clickbait. The account falsely tweeted the Kim and Kanye are splitting up, but the link really took people to a website where you can register to vote. Not everyone was happy about it.
Read more: Mediaite, Time, Twitter
'Halloween' Sequel: The direct sequel to the 1978 classic horror film Halloween is out in theaters today, and it's expected to make a killing at the box office.
Read more: THR
The Nanny + Cardi B?: The popular 90s sitcom The Nanny could be making a comeback with a new addition: Cardi B. Fran Drescher is apparently 'in talks' with the rapper's representation to make her the nanny's daughter.
Read more: Extra