WORLD: The number of people facing vaping-related lung disease keeps rising. Reminder: a few months ago, the CDC announced that multiple people had been hospitalized after vaping. Cue an investigation - an investigation that’s turned up empty. In the months since, hundreds more have been affected by this disease. And yesterday, the CDC revealed that it’s dealing with 1,080 cases and 18 deaths. Still unclear what’s causing these illnesses - but “toxic chemical fumes” could apparently have something to do with it. Meanwhile, at least 5 people were killed recently after a plane crashed in Ukraine. The plane reportedly ran out of fuel right before a planned stopover, which led to the crash.
BIZ: All eyes are on MGM Resorts International. Reminder: back in October 2017, a gunman opened fire on a concert from a nearby hotel room, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds more. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. Now, years later, it looks like MGM - which owns the hotel where the gunman carried out the attack - has reached a settlement with the victims of the shooting that’ll pay out up to $800 million. Stay tuned. In other news, the European Union’s top court just ruled that individual countries can force Facebook to trash content worldwide. Meaning if one country bans content...it’ll be removed everywhere. Intro controversy.
POLITICS: Everyone’s talking about Brexit. Quick refresher: back in 2016, the UK shocked everyone and voted to ditch the EU. Something that hasn’t exactly happened yet. Fast forward to now, and the deadline for Brexit is October 31 - as in a few weeks from now. And the UK’s no closer to working out a deal. Now, it looks like Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s giving in and agreeing to ask for a deadline extension - if Parliament still can’t work out a deal in time. Suspense, thick. Speaking of which, a new report says more than a quarter of mammals in the UK are facing extinction - plus one in five plants. Not good.