WORLD: All eyes are on Syria. Reminder: you know the Kurds for being a minority group that helped the US fight ISIS in Syria - but is seen as a terrorist group by the Turkish gov. In the past, Turkey’s stayed away from the Kurds because they’ve had protection from US troops in Syria. Untilll a couple weeks ago, when the US ditched Syria - pretty much giving the thumbs-up to Turkey to attack the Kurds. Last week, Turkey launched its military offensive, killing dozens of Kurds and forcing over a hundred thousand to flee. So recently, Vice Prez Mike Pence chatted with Turkey’s gov...and agreed on a five-day ceasefire. Problem, since already, it looks like Turkey is breaking this ceasefire. Not good. In other news, history’s being made in space.
BIZ: Yesterday, Juul said ‘fineeee’ and put an end to online sales of flavored e-cigarettes. Quick refresher: last year, the FDA said ‘bad news’ and announced that teen e-cigarette use has become an epidemic. E-cigarettes are relatively new and come in different flavors, like mango or mint - making them extra popular among teens. Months ago, Juul agreed to pull flavored e-cigarettes from store shelves - where most e-cigs are sold. Now, it looks like the biz is nodding its head to halting the sale of these kinds of e-cigs online, too. Meanwhile, around 50,000 workers are expected to vote on a “tentative” deal between the United Auto Workers union and General Motors. This comes after the union went on strike for over a month.
WEATHER: Yesterday, New England was hit with a “bomb cyclone.” Bomb cyclone: an intense winter storm caused by a rapid pressure drop. The storm brought strong winds and heavy rain, which knocked out power and disrupted flights in the area. Thousands of people across the East Coast are still without power, while hundreds of flights have been cancelled. Speaking of which, tropical storm warnings are being issued in the Gulf Coast as a potential storm strengthens and intensifies in the Gulf of Mexico. Cities from Tampa to New Orleans are expected to face serious storm surges, with the first of the tropical storm forecast to hit Florida by this afternoon.