Hurricane Michael, Saudi Dissident, Markets: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing
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Good evening. Right here&rsquos the most current.
1. Hurricane Michael roared onto land as a Category 4 storm, lashing the Florida Panhandle with winds topping 155 miles an hour. Our reporters in the region are supplying reside updates. Above, Panama City, Fla.
About 375,000 people reside in locations covered by evacuation orders, but it was not clear how numerous had left. Here&rsquos exactly where to uncover shelter.
Officials are especially worried about a storm surge, which they said could reach 13 feet in some places. &ldquoThis is going to be poor,&rdquo Gov. Rick Scott of Florida told dozens of workers managing the state&rsquos response.
The storm is already starting to pound southern Georgia. It is expected to cross the Carolinas on Thursday ahead of moving off the Mid-Atlantic coast on Friday.
two. A prime forensics professional. An air force lieutenant.
The men were among 15 Saudi operatives who Turkish authorities said flew to Istanbul to pursue the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who has not been observed since Oct. two, when he entered the Saudi consulate, pictured above. Numerous on the list have close ties to Saudi leadership, which includes to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Turkish officials stated the guys killed Mr. Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate, pictured above, then dismembered his physique utilizing a bone saw and carried his remains out of the constructing &mdash all on the orders of the Saudi royal court. The Saudi government vehemently denies the allegations.
The men&rsquos identities were the most recent details to leak from Turkey&rsquos investigation, adding to international pressure on Saudi Arabia.
3. Government investigators required just a couple of hours to hack via Pentagon security and take manage of the U.S. military&rsquos newest weapons systems &mdash and the military was often oblivious to the attacks.
&ldquoIn a single case, the test group took manage of the operators&rsquo terminals,&rdquo the investigators&rsquo report said. &ldquoThey could see, in genuine time, what the operators were seeing on their screens and could manipulate the system.&rdquo
Congress is receiving the classified version of the report. But even the declassified assessment paints a terrifying image of the vulnerability of a variety of emerging weapons, from new generations of missiles and aircraft to prototypes of new delivery systems for nuclear weapons.
4. A Chinese intelligence officer, Yanjun Xu, was arrested in Belgium and handed more than to the U.S., exactly where he is accused of trying to steal trade secrets from GE Aviation.
The extradition &mdash a 1st &mdash &ldquoexposes the Chinese government&rsquos direct oversight of economic espionage against the United States,&rdquo stated an F.B.I. official. Above, the Excellent Hall of the Men and women in Beijing.
The Trump administration also announced that Chinese investment bargains with American companies would get greater scrutiny for possible rejection on national security grounds.
Investors continued to digest increasing interest prices, and previously higher-flying tech shares tumbled. Above, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
The Regular & Poor&rsquos 500-stock index dropped three.three percent, bringing the broad equity benchmark down four.4 percent for the month.
6. Massive insurers and huge pharmacy managers are joining up to get even a lot more of your health care dollars.
Buyers ought to see coordinated care and better expense controls, CVS&rsquos chief executive mentioned.
But critics worry that buyers could finish up with far fewer choices and higher expenditures.
7. A safe space for newborns became a bloody crime scene when, the New York police said, a Chinese nanny stabbed 3 babies, two adults and then herself last month in 1 of the city&rsquos greatest Chinese immigrant neighborhoods. Above, a news conference outside the day care center right after the episode.
The victims all survived. But the episode illuminated an underground network of maternity centers offering two major services: Helping mothers recuperate following childbirth and hosting Chinese mothers who want to give birth in the U.S. so their kids will have citizenship.
8. Will Vinton, a revolutionary animator who helped create Claymation, died final week at age 70.
Early on, Mr. Vinton won an Oscar for a short film. But stop-motion is a time-consuming procedure. &ldquoIt took about 18 months to shoot,&rdquo his sister recalled, &ldquoand it was only eight minutes extended.&rdquo
Mr. Vinton had been refining his method for much more than a decade in film, Tv and commercial operate when a trade group asked him for support with an ad campaign.
The outcome was a sensation: The California Raisins, a grooving group in higher-leading sneakers who marched out of a box singing &ldquoI Heard It By way of the Grapevine.&rdquo
Finalists for young individuals&rsquos literature included a novel in verse about a Dominican teenager and a graphic memoir that deals with heroin addiction.
The National Book Foundation opened the awards to performs in translation this year, marking the 1st time in decades it has recognized international authors and translators.
The winners for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, young people&rsquos literature and translated literature will be announced on Nov. 14.
10. Finally, ever want you could be inside your own genuine-life horror film?
&ldquoExtreme haunts&rdquo first became well-known as Halloween events, but companies have begun supplying them year-round.
The immersive horror experiences put their participants in intense physical and psychological situations. (A safe word lets them opt out.) Above, aparticipant.
&ldquoThe only rules are don&rsquot kill them and don&rsquot physically scar them,&rdquo a single &ldquoscare actor&rdquo mentioned.
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Published at Thu, 11 Oct 2018 01:23:09 +0000