WORLD: Over the weekend, a Fort Worth police officer named Aaron Dean responded to a call for a safety check at a woman’s home. Dean - who is white - ended up shooting and killing the woman - Atatiana Jefferson, who’s black - in her own house. Cue outrage. Since then, Dean’s been arrested and charged with murder. Stay tuned. In other news, Japan is launching a major search operation after the country was hit by Typhoon Hagibis. (Hint: a typhoon is like a hurricane). Dozens of people have died, with at least 14 people reported missing. Now, it looks like over a hundred thousand people are taking part in search and rescue operations.
POLITICS: All eyes are on Spain. Quick refresher: a couple years ago, Catalonia - a region of Spain including Barcelona - voted to divorce Spain and have its independence. Spain was not happy. And subsequently cracked down on the area. Now, years later, Spain’s sentencing the leaders involved in the independence referendum with around a decade in prison. Intro protests. Meanwhile, Trump’s former top adviser on Russia testified before the House yesterday and said she saw “wrongdoing” in US foreign policy - and tried to report it. Plus that former national security adviser John Bolton was just the teensiest freaked out by Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine. Read: a lot. Speaking of which, the next Dem debate is tonight.
BIZ: Uber’s having a bad day. Spoiler alert: the biz is apparently laying off about 350 employees across multiple departments. Think: Uber Eats, self-driving, marketing - to name a few. This comes after Uber said ‘you’re fired’ to about 400 people from its marketing team...then another 435 from its product and engineering teams. And it also comes as investors are becoming increasingly worried about how much money Uber loses each quarter. Speaking of which, a new United Nations report says the world loses about $400 billion (yes, with a b) worth of food...before it evens reaches stores. ICYMI, that’s 14% of all food produced. Not entirely clear what needs to be done to solve this problem.