MILLIONS EVACUATE AS HURRICANE MATTHEW HEADS TO SOUTHEASTERN U.S. Hurricane Matthew has killed dozens in the Caribbean and forced millions in the U.S. to evacuate inland. Take a lookat the photos of the devastation along with the projected pathway of the storm. And here’s what the storm’s strength says about climate change. [Reuters]
THE NEXT EDWARD SNOWDEN? “The F.B.I. secretly arrested a former National Security Agency contractor in August and, according to law enforcement officials, is investigating whether he stole and disclosed highly classified computer code developed by the agency to hack into the networks of foreign governments.” [NYT]
THERANOS BACKS AWAY FROM BLOOD TESTS The company once-renowned for its innovation in the field is laying off 40 percent of its workforce following the devastating revelations this year about its technological shortcomings. [WSJ | Paywall]
‘I CAN’T BREATHE’ “Michael Sabbie, 35, died of ‘natural’ causes after being pepper-sprayed and repeatedly asking employees at a privately run jail for help.” [Ryan Reilly, HuffPost]
SEAN HANNITY AND MEGYN KELLY FEUD Over what else than Donald Trump. [Ed Mazza, HuffPost]
OBAMA’S APPROVAL RATING HITS 55 PERCENT We sure he can’t stick around for a third term? [CNN]
THE ONLY GRIM UPSIDE IN OPIOD DEATHS? Organ donors. [NYT]
READY FOR WAR “The United States Army, citing threats from North Korea, Iran, Russia and the Islamic State, has put its most powerful combat units on a war footing, ready to slug it out, if necessary, in high-intensity battle. Even as GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump claims the military is “in a really bad state” and ‘totally unprepared,’ the Army’s data show it is more ready for major combat than it has been at any time since 2003.” [David Wood, HuffPost]
BREAKING DOWN HOW COACH WENT FROM ‘COVETED CLASSIC TO TACKY CHAOS’ How the “it” bag of yesterday is hoping to reset for the future. [HuffPost]
VANITY FAIR RELEASED ITS RANKING OF THE NEW ESTABLISHMENT Clearly they left off The Morning Email as #1. [Vanity Fair]
LOOKS LIKE THE BLAZE IS ON ITS LAST EMBERS Sorry, had to make the joke. [HuffPost]
IT’S A SAD DAY PEOPLE Chrissy Teigen is now private on Twitter. [HuffPost]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ Everything we know about the Kim Kardashian robbery.
~ Daniel Radcliffe is content to sit on his own version of millions of galleons.
~ We want all the things from the new J.Crew x New Balance collaboration.
~ Your favorite “Bachelor” couple is in couples counseling, an announcement that coincided with talk of their next reality show.
~ A Samsung phone that was supposed to be fine to fly caught fire on a flight, assuaging everyone’s flying fears.
~ Stephen Colbert breaks down this clown nonsense.
~ Modcloth is expanding and losing some of the kitsch along the way.