INTELLIGENCE AGENTS LOOKING INTO RUSSIAN COVERT PLANS FOR NOVEMBER “U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies are investigating what they see as a broad covert Russian operation in the United States to sow public distrust in the upcoming presidential election and in U.S. political institutions, intelligence and congressional officials said.” [WaPo]
INSIDE ISIS’S PLANS TO DECIMATE PARIS “The sophisticated ISIS network that plots foreign strikes had planned for the carnage in the November 2015 Paris attacks to be far worse, to occur in other European countries as well and, investigators believe, had planned to follow them up with strikes in several locations, CNN has learned.” [CNN]
BRITISH AIRWAYS GLITCH ADDS DELAYS And a Black Lives Matter protest on the runway in London added to delays. [Reuters]
YOUR ONLY OPTION THIS FALL IS A FLU SHOT After authorities ruled out FluMist as an acceptable recommendation for children, saying it was “subpar.” [CNN]
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SO MUCH FOR A NEW BOND Looks like Daniel Craig could have a $150 million payday if he signs on for two more Bond movies. [Vanity Fair]
THE DEBATE BEFORE THE DEBATE Will presidential debate moderators “really not challenge lies?” [HuffPost]
CONGRATS TO SERENA WILLIAMS On officially having more Grand Slam wins than any other player. [Reuters]
A SNOWFLAKE’S WORTH OF THIS DRUG COULD KILL YOU “In Cincinnati, some medical and law enforcement officials said they believed the overdoses were largely caused by a synthetic drug called carfentanil, an animal tranquilizer used on livestock and elephants with no practical uses for humans. “ [NYT]
‘DON’T BREATHE’ HAD SOME BREATH TO IT The low-budget horror film dominated this weekend’s box office. [Reuters]
INSIDE BUZZFEED’S VIDEO SHIFT “Already, video represents more than 50 percent of BuzzFeed’s total revenue, compared with 15 percent at the end of 2014. In the next two years, BuzzFeed expects that video will generate up to 75 percent of its advertising revenue, according to a person briefed on the company’s operations.” [NYT]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ We love the latest death stare photo between President Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin.
~ Obama canceled a meeting with the president of the Philippines after he had some lovely curse words to say about him.
~ The new iPhone drops tomorrow.
~ Roger Ailes may sue New York Magazine and its reporter Gabriel Sherman for his coverage of the ousted Fox chief’s reported sexual harassment.
~ Take a minute to read this incredibly powerful essay by a Philadelphia ER doctor titled: “How to Tell a Mother Her Child Is Dead.”
~ An interactive look at how this man survived one of the deadliest stampedes in history.
~ A new Beatrix Potter book is being released.
~ And here’s the First to Last team’s take on how to beat Donald Trump in a debate.