Ten things to know for Thursday, September 5
Here are some of the stories making headlines today from FOX 2 and CNN.com.
1. Exposed to HIV: David Lee Mangum of Dexter, Missouri is headed to court Thursday. He’s accused of exposing a sex partner to HIV. Mangum allegedly told police he’s had more than 300 sex partners since he was diagnosed 10 years ago. Read the full story…
2. 16 Innings: It was a long night in Cincinnati, but the Cardinals held out and beat the Reds 5 to 4 in 16 innings Wednesday night. Read the game wrap-up.
3. Officer’s racist death threat: A police officer was told to “kill yourself or we will,” in a letter that allegedly came from his co-workers, other police officers! The St. Louis Police are now investigating who sent the letter to the south patrol officer. Chief Dotson as well as the President of the St. Louis Police Officer’s Association responds.
4. Water Main Break: Some residents in a neighborhood near Tower Grove Park are without water this morning because of a water main break. Crews are working to repair the 12-inch main, but it could take a while.
5. Electronics Recycling: Need a to get some old electronics out of your basement? Now’s your chance. Maryland Heights is hosting an electronics recycling event. Find out where you need to drop your stuff today.
6. Syria Strike Global showdown: It’s supposed to be all about the world economy, but the G-20 summit in Russia this week could become a showdown over military action against Syria. All eyes will be on President Barack Obama, who wants to launch military strikes against the Syrian regime, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose country stands by its longtime ally. Back in Washington, Secretary of State John Kerry told a hearing that it was “undeniably the Assad regime” that killed 1,400 civilians with poison gas. Britain, France and Germany say their intelligence backs that up. But Putin says there’s no proof.
7. Weiner Confrontation Shouting match: First it was sexting, then more sexting. Now Anthony Weiner is back on social media, this time confronting a heckler who called him a “scumbag.” In a viral video yesterday, it looked like Weiner was just going to walk away, until the guy said: “You’re married to an Arab.” Saul Kessler was referring to the politician’s wife, Huma Abedin, who works for Hillary Clinton. (Her ethnic background is diverse.) Weiner wasn’t going to take the slur, and got into a shouting match with Kessler inside the Brooklyn bakery. Weiner is Jewish, as were most of those inside the bakery.
8. Retail Marijuana Pot luck: In Seattle, you may be able to stroll into a store soon and order up a joint. Just like you’d buy a bottle of wine in a liquor store. Washington State made weed legal for recreational use nearly a year ago, and now the government has figured out that it could license 334 retail stores to sell it. The state is still “hashing” out how to regulate things like growing and distribution. In Colorado, where recreational weed is legal, too, football fans are asking the NFL to scrap penalties for Denver Bronco players who light up. They plastered a billboard right next to the stadium and started an online petition.
9. Fat melting away: “Amanda” lost 88 pounds and posted her progress to Reddit. And, while people posting weight loss shots to Reddit is nothing new, other users morphed her selfies taken in front of a mirror over time into an animation to show the fat melting off of her. It has gotten millions of views.
10. Yahoo! or Whoopty-do?: There’s been a lot of whooping, hollering and hype leading up to the development of Yahoo!’s new logo. It’s out now. The new logo is cleaner and thinner. The purple is a shade darker. It comes in white on a purple background and white on a purple background. It’s not so different that it will raise too many eyebrows. Some reactions on Twitter have beenless yahoo and more whoopty-do.
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