Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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Quote of the day: "If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of." -Bruce Lee


The White House: The Pittsburgh Penguins were honored at the White House for their second consecutive Stanley Cup Championship. President Trump saying, "it's been an honor to have them all here." 


Business: Snapchat introduced a new feature called Context Cards which will allow users to book Uber or Lyft rides and make restaurant reservations with the use of the messaging app. Context Cards works by it "appearing in any location-tagged snap, which can be added if a business has its own filter, or if the user submits the snap to the public Our Story feature" the feature will be available in the U.S., Canada, U.K., New Zealand and Australia.


U.S.: Northern California wildfires have claimed over 17 lives and more than 20,000 people ordered to evacuate as 2,000 structures have been destroyed. The wildfire has burned over 115,00 acres including Sonoma, Mendocino, and Napa counties making it one of the biggest fires in the history of the state. The President has approved disaster exists for the state and ordered Federal aid to support state and local recovery efforts in those affected areas of the wildfire in California. Photo credit: Karl Mondon


World: Catalonia's 'President' Carles Puigdemont has postponed a formal declaration of independence from Spain to allow talks with the government in Madrid. The Spanish central government rejected any move to accept Catalonia as an 'independent and sovereign state' calling the move unconstitutional and 'President' Puigdemont can be arrested if declared independence.


Entertainment: Actor Terry Crew said on Twitter film executive Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted him at an event last year "giving me PTSD." Several Hollywood stars have publicly accused Weinstein of inappropriate behavior including, Angelina Jolie, Mira Sorvino, Rosanna Arquette, Asia Argento and Gwyneth Paltrow. Wife Georgina Chapman has left husband Harvey after several sexual accusations calling them "unforgivable actions." 


Sports: U.S. men's national soccer team has been eliminated from the 2018 World Cup in Russia after losing to Trinidad and Tobago 2-1. This will be the first time since 1986 that team USA will not be the World Cup. U.S. defender Omar Gonzalez said, "Just want to say sorry to the fans--all the US fans that were pulling for us, that wanted to go to Russian and that believed in us... We let down an entire nation today." 


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