Right here are the week’s leading stories, and a appear ahead.
1. “You have young children watching. You have nations watching.”
That was just 1 of the a lot of statements issued by lawmakers following President Trump’s vulgar comments throughout an immigration meeting. It came from Senator Ron Johnson, Republican of Wisconsin. There was outrage from leaders around the globe, even though other folks quietly agreed.
The president, above on his way to Mar-a-Lago for the weekend, had met with members of Congress to talk about the fate of the Dreamers, young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as young children. An immigration deal remains up in the air. Here’s what Dreamers have to say about it.
Did you hold up with the headlines this week? Test your knowledge with our news quiz.
2. Mudslides in Montecito, Calif., wiped out entire blocks, killing at least 18 people with a brute force that shocked residents in places that have been hit difficult by final month’s wildfires.
The fires left the earth scorched, bare and vulnerable to sudden mudslides. Some faulted the authorities for not ordering a mandatory evacuation.
“It’s apocalyptic,” 1 resident mentioned. This video shows the devastation.
three. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agencysent an alert to cellphones on Saturday urging individuals to take shelter because a ballistic missile was headed toward the state. But it was a false alarm.
Not surprisingly, the alert caused widespread panic, coming at a time of heightened tensions with North Korea. Safety experts known as it a frightening warning of how a technical error could trigger an unintended conflict with North Korea.
4. Emilie König, 33, spent the past five years living in Syria, exactly where she became a prominent propagandist and recruiter for the Islamic State.
Now she desires to return residence — to France. The quandary her case poses is an increasingly frequent one particular for European nations: What should they do when citizens, who are also militants, want to come back?
5. At 54, Jeff Bezos of Amazon is the world’s richest particular person, with a net worth of more than $one hundred billion.
He had stayed out of the limelight for years, but he’s developing a public persona now. He purchased The Washington Post in October 2013, and this previous week, he and his wife announced a $33 million donation for scholarships to Dreamers.
“He’s obtaining thanked at the Golden Globes and targeted by presidential tweet tantrums — not even Steve Jobs had that sort of pop-culture currency,” 1 observer noted.
six. Facebook announced alterations to its News Feed around the world. The company mentioned it was trying to boost “meaningful interaction” by drawing consideration to content material from family and pals whilst de-emphasizing feeds from brands and publishers.
But that could really intensify the spread of fake news. We looked at a pilot plan that Facebook ran last year in Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Bolivia, Guatemala and Serbia. It does not bode nicely. Above, Mark Zuckerberg.
7. Male models and assistants are accusing the fashion photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino of sexual misconduct.
Both are massive names: Mr. Weber is ideal identified for his racy advertisements for Calvin Klein and Abercrombie & Fitch, whilst Mr. Testino is a favorite of the British royal family and Vogue. (He shot Serena Williams for the magazine’s most current situation.)
Above from left, Ryan Locke, Robyn Sinclair and Terron Wood. Each stated he had skilled sexual harassment during his time modeling.
Representatives for each photographers stated they were dismayed and surprised by the allegations. Condé Nast stated it would cease working with the two males, at least for now.
eight. Uber once paid a hacker a $100,000 bounty over a safety breach that exposed the information of 57 million riders and drivers. Now the episode, which was not disclosed for a year, is turning into a significant black eye for the firm.
It’s the subject of 4 lawsuits, with attorneys general opening inquiries into no matter whether the business broke the law. And Uber’s response is fueling a wider debate about whether companies can scrupulously operate with hackers at all.
9. As the Pittsburgh Steelers start their march to a prospective seventh Super Bowl championship on Sunday afternoon, we caught up with the loved ones of Mike Webster, the stalwart center of the team’s 1970s dynasty.
Webster, who died in 2002, was the first N.F.L. player to acquire a diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E., the degenerative brain illness linked to repeated head hits. His case led to hundreds of other people filed by retired N.F.L. players.
But Webster’s loved ones was excluded from a settlement because he died too early to be eligible. They’re fighting the choice in court. Above, his son Garrett and ex-wife Pam.
10. “Saturday Night Live” welcomed back two alumni as guest stars in a sketch parodying the news show “Morning Joe.” Bill Murray appeared as the former Trump adviser Stephen Bannon, although Fred Armisen played Michael Wolff, the author of a new White Home inform-all.
Asked about inaccuracies in the book’s reporting, Mr. Armisen was unapologetic. “Look, you read it, correct?” he stated. “And you liked it, you had fun? Well, what’s the problem? You got the gist, so shut up. Even the stuff that is not correct, it is true.”
11. Finally, a long weekend is a fantastic time to daydream about a getaway.
To help in that effort, here’s our annual list of 52 locations to inspire travelers.
It involves common spots like New Orleans and lesser-identified gems like Gansu, in China, and São Tomé and Príncípe, on Africa’s West Coast. Above, Lake Chaiquenes in Chile.
This year, for the very first time, we are sending a single writer to check out every and every single location. We got 13,000 applications for the job. And now, please meet the lucky traveler: Jada Yuan.
Have a excellent week.
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Published at Sun, 14 Jan 2018 11:00:47 +0000