Hello! Here’s what’s happening on Thursday.
1. The White House reportedly believes there is no evidence to back up the sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The FBI is expected to release its final report later on Thursday.
2. The UK government accused Russia of waging a secret cyberwar across the globe. A new report from the National Security Center says Russian military intelligence agency GRU is behind a spate of attacks in the UK and elsewhere.
3. South Koreans say China is the biggest threat to peace on the Korean peninsula. A new poll found North Korea came second as the biggest threat to achieving peace between the North and South.
4. Elon Musk will be able to help pick the person who will succeed him as Tesla chairman. Musk is stepping down from the role as a result of his settlement agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over tweets about taking the company private.
5. Seven police officers were shot in South Carolina following a standoff. One suspect is in custody after surrendering to sheriff’s deputies.
6. Russian President Vladimir Putin called poisoned former spy Sergei Skripal a traitor. Putin also denied that the Kremlin ordered Skripal’s poisoning.
7. A volcano erupted on Indonesia’s island of Sulawesi, where an earthquake and tsunami left more than 1000 people dead. The country’s disaster agency said there could be just days left to rescue the survivors.
8. Saudi Arabia insists a missing journalist left its consulate in Istanbul. Jamal Khashoggi a Washington Post contributor and Saudi critic, is believed to have disappeared after entering the consulate.
9. Government inspectors found a number of disturbing violations at California immigration detention center.Many of the detained immigrants have been hanging nooses in their cells, and one man had been left alone in his wheelchair for nine days.
10. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos plans to build and launch a “large lunar lander” in his quest to colonize space. Bezos has said he wants to move heavy industry off of Earth and into space to make “a very beautiful planet” and colonize space.
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