News Wrap Up

5 things you need to know from this week, plus 1 you don’t.

Sept. 16, 2019 – Three masked teens, one of whom was armed, were gunned down during a robbery attempt in Georgia. The armed teen shot at the residents they intended to rob, but was killed by a resident who fired back. Additional details can be found here.

Sept. 17, 2019 – One of Christine Blasey Ford’s friends who was named a witness in her accusation against now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh denies witnessing the alleged incident and says she was pressured by Ford’s allies to claim she did. These allies “even threatened to mount a smear campaign against her if she didn’t.” Ford’s friend, Leland Keyser, also said she does not believe the accusation against Kavanaugh. Read more about the story here.

Sept. 19, 2019 – The nearly-final results of the Tuesday Israeli election are coming in, with the Blue and White party leading Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party by two Knesset seats. At this time, 99.8% of the votes have been tallied, but “irregular activities had been recorded on election day” at 14 of the polling stations and are being investigated. For more details on the election, click here.

Sept. 19, 2019 – Volunteers helped restore a Virginia Beach homeowner’s house after her husband passed away. The Faith Works Coalition promised to improve the fronts steps of the home and uneven pavement just outside it for Dan Shain, who had Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease and had helped the homeless in the community. Although Dan passed away a few weeks ago, before the project was completed, the volunteers kept their promise to restore it to his widow, Deborah. Watch the video here.

Sept. 19, 2019 – President Trump has won a case in California against a new state law requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to run in the state’s 2020 primary election. The president is also suing the federal prosecutors in New York that subpoenaed his tax returns for their criminal investigation against him. Read ABC News’ article here.

And the bonus – IKEA apologizes and pulls jerk chicken from menu after backlash in the U.K.

Natalia Mittelstadt

Natalia Mittelstadt

Natalia Mittelstadt is the News Department Head for the Daily Runner.