Need 2 Know: Remembering 9/11, and Florence Bears Down on East Coast

September 11, 2018

These are the headlines you Need 2 Know.

  • 9/11, 17 Years Later: Memorials will take place throughout Tuesday across the U.S. to observe the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, which killed 2,996. Hijacked airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon, and a field in Shanksville, Penn., on this day in 2001. About 10,000 World Trade Center first responders have since been diagnosed with cancer. Here are some of the most iconic images from that day.

  • Evacuations Underway in the Carolinas: Hurricane Florence has strengthened to a Category 4 storm and is expected to strike the Carolinas Thursday and Friday. Over a million residents are being told to evacuate, and forecasters have warned of “destructive winds,” a “life-threatening storm surge,” and massive inland flooding that may persist until next week. Track the storm here.

  • Trump Administration to Close Palestinian Office in Washington: The White House is continuing its pressure campaign on Palestinians and has ordered the Palestine Liberation Organization’s office in Washington to close no later than October 10. The State Department stated Monday that the PLO “has not taken steps to advance the start of direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel.” The Trump administration has already canceled most U.S. aid to Palestinians and recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Read more here.

  • Future of Auto Industry in Limbo: While uncertainty around the United States’ economic relationship with China is concerning to many, the market is of special importance to the auto industry. Since Trump has taken office, tariffs have been levied on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods, with another $467 billion on the docket. Annual Cadillac sales in China surpassed its U.S. sales for the first time in 2017. Cadillac’s president Steve Carlisle spoke with Cheddar on Monday about the company’s uncertain future. “We’re advocates of freer, more open trade, and particularly in the case of China we would hope that would come to a successful conclusion somehow sooner as opposed to later,” he said. Read more on Cheddar.

  • Survey Finds Shift in How Teens Interact: Thirty-five percent of teens say their favorite mode of communication is texting, as opposed to “in-person” contact. This survey, released Monday by Common Sense, shows a drastic shift from a similar study the non-profit conducted just six years ago. The older 2012 study found that of the 1,000 13-14 year-olds polled, most preferred to communicate “in-person.” A researcher who worked on both surveys said Americans are “beginning to see some kind of fundamental shift in how we interact with each other.” Read more here.

  • Are $5 Footlongs No More?: After many complaints from business owners about slim profit margins, Subway announced that starting this month franchisees will be able to decide whether they want to sell the famous $5 Footlong sandwich. Subway, which is 100 percent franchised, is testing other sandwich options, including wraps, paninis, and a $3.99 6-inch sub. CEO Trevor Haynes has vowed to redesign stores but admitted “it’s difficult” to convince his franchisees to spend the money. here.

  • Paddling Returns to Georgia: Certain parents in Hephzibah, Ga., were sent consent forms and informed that their children's school will allow paddling ー spanking a child with a board ー as a form of punishment. The superintendent said that one-third of parents approve of the controversial decision at the Georgia School of Innovation and the Classics (GSIC), a kindergarten-thru-9th charter school. He argued, “There was a time where corporal punishment was kind of the norm in school, and you didn’t have the problems that you have.” Read more here.

  • Fans Are #WITHKAP: Colin Kaepernick released a new, limited-edition jersey on Monday that reads, #IMWITHKAP. After the former football player announced the pre-sale on Twitter, the item sold out within hours. The jersey is black and white with Kaepernick’s number 7 and costs between $99.99-$174.99. Twenty percent of the proceeds will go to Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Foundation, established to “raise awareness on self-empowerment and interacting with law enforcement.” The jerseys were released just days after Kaepernick was publicly confirmed as the face of Nike’s new ad campaign. Read more here.

  • Glamour the Next to Go Digital?: Condé Nast’s ongoing restructuring has entered a new phase of sales and cuts, and women’s mag Glamour could be the next title to go all-digital. Under advisory from the Boston Consulting Group, Condé Nast has closed multiple magazines ー Jane, Mademoiselle, and Lucky ー and turned Self and Teen Vogue into online-only brands. According to inside sources, EIC Samantha Barry, who has no previous experience in print magazines, was given the position in January with a directive to transform Glamour into an online-only outlet. Read more here.

  • Julie Chen Misses 'The Talk' Premiere: Les Moonves's wife announced Monday that she will be taking time off from CBS’s afternoon talk show “The Talk” to spend time with her family. This statement comes a day after her husband resigned as the CEO of CBS amid a second round of sexual misconduct allegations. Chen missed the show’s season premiere on Monday, during which her co-hosts awkwardly discussed the scandal. She is expected to return to TV on Thursday night on Big Brother. Read more here.

  • Princeton Tops Harvard in 2019 U.S. News Ranking: The U.S. News and World Report released its annual college rankings Monday, with over 50 different honors. Princeton and Harvard reign as # 1 and 2, respectively, in the best national school category. UCLA is now ranked as the best public school. See the full list here.

Cheddar's Jill Wagner gets into the latest.

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