UNREST CONTINUES IN CHARLOTTE The family of Keith Scott is demanding Charlotte police release footage of his death to the public. A curfew has been put into effect in Charlotte. Justin Carr, the man who was shot during protests earlier this week, has died. And in Tulsa, the police officer who shot and killed Terence Crutcher has been charged with manslaughter. [Kim Bellware, HuffPost]
YAHOO ANNOUNCES AT LEAST 500 MILLION ACCOUNTS HACKED IN 2014 Experts are calling it the largest data breach ever. A state-sponsored actor is suspected to have made off with names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth and encrypted passwords. Here’s how to protect yourself from the hack, as well as how many timesyour information has probably been exposed to hackers. [Reuters]
TURNS OUT FACEBOOK WAS OVERESTIMATING AVERAGE VIDEO WATCH TIME FOR ADVERTISERS Possibly by up to 60 percent. [WSJ | Paywall]
115 BODIES RECOVERED OFF EGYPTIAN COAST AFTER MIGRANT TRAGEDY A boat carrying an estimated 450 migrants heading to Europe capsized Wednesday. Only 150 are estimated to have survived. [AP]
TAX REFORM EVERYONE CAN GET BEHIND Olympians will no longer be required to pay taxes on their medals. [Matt Fuller and Ryan Grim, HuffPost]
THE SUMMER OF FLOODS “Floods were so catastrophic between June and August this year that The Weather Channel coined summer 2016 ‘the summer of flooding.’ Deadly ‘1-in-1,000-year floods’ ― a term scientists use to describe floods that have only a 0.1 percent chance of occurring ― hit Maryland, West Virginia and Louisiana in a span of just a few months.” [Lydia O’Connor, HuffPost]
GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN LOOMS AGAIN Didn’t we just do this? [Matt Fuller and Michael McAuliff, HuffPost]
‘THE FUTURE OF AMERICA IS BEING WRITTEN IN THIS TINY OFFICE’ “It’s time to get interested in what Hillary’s policy team is up to.” [Jonathan Cohn, HuffPost]
INSIDE HIGH-FUNCTIONING DEPRESSION “High-functioning depression is when someone seems to have it all together on the outside, but on the inside, they are severely sad. Carol Landau, PhD, a clinical professor of psychiatry and human behavior and medicine at Brown University, says she primarily sees this in women with a penchant for perfectionism.” [HuffPost]
YES, HILLARY CLINTON ON ‘BETWEEN TWO FERNS’ IS A MUST-WATCH The deadpan is on point. [HuffPost]
GOOGLE’S COMING FOR THE iPHONE You’ve been warned. [The Verge]
HOW PALANTIR HAS INFILTRATED NYC “The city’s embrace of Palantir, outside of law enforcement, has quietly ushered in an era of civil surveillance so ubiquitous as to be invisible.” [Gizmodo]
THE ULTIMATE TV COUPLE BATTLE Monica and Chandler vs. Rachel and Ross. [Vulture]
WE’LL ADMIT TO FINDING OUR PATRONUS Dapple Grey Mare has a nice ring to it. [NYT]
THIS LITTLE BOY ASKED OBAMA IF HE COULD ADOPT A SYRIAN “A 6-year-old from New York was so moved by the images of Omran Daqneesh, a Syrian boy seen covered in dust and blood after surviving airstrikes in Aleppo, that he wrote to President Barack Obama asking if Omran could come and live with his family.” [HuffPost]
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BEFORE YOU GO
~ Turkey’s first lady asks you to imagine if the Brooklyn Bridge was taken over by terrorists.
~ South Korea says it has elite troops on standby to assassinate North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.
~ The latest in the Brad Pitt child abuse allegations.
~ Thomas Gibson of “Criminal Minds” speaks out about the altercation that got him fired.
~ Even the Dalai Lama makes fun of Donald Trump.
~ Meet the Japanese war brides history forgot.
~ China’s space station is scheduled to plummet to Earth next year.
~ “Magnum P.I.” is coming back ― without the mustache.
~ People are understandably not fans of this Great Wall “fix.”