News Roundup 09/11/2019
America Remembers 9/11
This year marks the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. People gathered at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum Wednesday morning in remembrance of the victims. The crowd observed a symbolic two moments of silence, one for when each plane made impact. President Trump spoke during a ceremony at the Pentagon. All 184 victims’ names who died in the Pentagon crash were read.
Antonio Brown accused of rape
In the newest chapter of the Antonio Brown saga, the Patriots newly acquired wide receiver was accused of raping his former trainer in a civil lawsuit filed on Tuesday. Britney Taylor accused Brown of sexually assaulting her on three separate occasions during his time with the Steelers, one of which involved forcibly raping her. Brown’s agent has stated that his client denies all allegations. Brown has been uncharacteristically quiet on social media since joining his new team, and hasn’t posted anything since the allegations. Bill Belicheck also denied to comment on the situation during a press conference held on Wednesday.
Security Advisor Fired
Due to disagreements on several policies, President Trump fired National Security Advisor John Bolton. President Trump shared on twitter that he asked Bolton to resign on Monday, which he then did on Tuesday. Bolton refuted this version of events on Twitter. "I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, 'Let's talk about it tomorrow,'" Bolton posted on the website. The firing, although a surprise, comes after repeated policy disagreements and it is believed that Bolton’s disagreements regarding Iran, Venezuela and Afghanistan were the last straw. A new national security advisor will be appointed within the next week.
Apple releases new products
The newest iPhones were released along with Apple Arcade, Apple Watch Series 5 and a seventh-generation iPad during Apple’s September Event on Tuesday. Also introduced was Apple TV+, a subscription movie and television service that will feature Apple Original shows. Similarly, Apple Arcade will be a subscription mobile game service. Both will cost 4.99 a year, but a full year of Apple TV+ will be provided with the purchase of a new Apple device.