Need 2 Know: California Mass Shooting, Sessions Out as AG

November 8, 2018

These are the headlines you Need 2 Know.

  • Mass Shooting: At least 12 people were killed overnight, including a sheriff’s sergeant, when a gunman opened fire during a packed event at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California. The suspect walked into the Borderline Bar & Grill while it was hosting “college night” and immediately opened fire. The shooter is dead. Read more here.

  • Sessions Out: Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned at the request of President Trump, who installed Sessions’ former chief of staff as acting AG. Matthew Whitaker will now oversee the Russia investigation, which Sessions had recused himself from. Whitaker has been openly critical of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Read more here.

  • El Chapo Trial: The jury’s been picked for the trial of El Chapo, set to begin in Brooklyn next week. Security will be high: jurors’ names won’t be released, and each will be escorted to and from court by marshals. Meantime, the suspected drug lord has asked the judge for permission to hug his wife in the courtroom; the judge hasn’t made a decision. Read more here.

  • Girls v. Boys: Girl Scouts of the USA has filed a lawsuit against Boy Scouts of America, after the Boy Scouts got rid of the word “boy” in an effort to attract girls to the program. In court papers, the Girl Scouts claim it will cause “confusion among the public” and “erode its core brand identity.” Read more here.

  • Trump v. Press: The White House took the unprecedented step of revoking the press pass of CNN’s Jim Acosta “until further notice” after the reporter got into a heated back-and-forth with President Trump during a post-election news conference. Trump called Acosta a “rude, terrible person” while a White House aide tried to remove the microphone from his hands. Read more here.

  • Market Rally Stocks rallied with the Dow gaining over 500 points on the first day of trading after the election. Markets dislike uncertainty, and with a split government now on the table, investors are breathing a sigh of relief and betting nothing too radical will happen to impede corporate profits. Read more here.

  • Foldable Smartphones: Samsung unveiled its first ‘“foldable” smartphone at a developer conference, saying it will be available next year. The Android device looks like a tablet, but can be folded into the size of a phone that fits in a pocket. Read more here. Meanwhile, the FlexPai foldable smartphone was recently debuted by the California startup Royole. The smartphone has a 7.8-inch display that folds up to become two screens. PC Mag.

  • Missy Honored:Missy Elliot became the first female rapper to be nominated to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and only the third rapper to be nominated for the prestigious honor, after Jay-Z and Jermaine Dupri. Mariah Carey also received a nod. Inductions are next year. Read more here.

  • Viral Campaign: The online retailer ‘PrettyLittleThing’ is garnering lots of positive attention for its decision to show models who are two different sizes wearing the same piece of clothing. Hailey Baldwin models for the brand. Read more here.

  • Oprah’s Favorite Things: Oprah has revealed her ‘favorite things’ for 2018 ー all 107 of them, the most yet. Included on the list: artisanal popcorn, a foot massager and faux fur vests. GMA announced deals on the Queen of Talk’s faves: Read more here.

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