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Good Morning, it’s Friday, 8 September 2017 and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.
The storm is the story; the story is the storm. Hurricane Irma has plowed through the Caribbean destroying property in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Turks and Caicos. The storm, now a Category 4, is moving beween the Bahamas and Cuba and taking dead aim on Florida. There is nothing good about this scenario except the fact that Irma is now a Cat 4 storm. Remember, however, that it was a Cat 4, Harvey, that devastated Texas just two weeks ago. Check out this link from Google Crisis Response for updates (who knew Google had a Crisis Response team?)
Equifax, the gigantic credit reporting service, has been hacked, with 143 million accounts possibly compromised. You would think–considering the importance of what Equifax does–that the company would have bullet proof security.
Graydon Carter, the iconic and inspiring editor of Vanity Fair has announced that he will step down from his post in December. Well done, Graydon, and thanks for the work you did on Spy magazine as well.
In sports, Madison Keys and Sloan Stephens will play for the Women’s Championship at the U.S. Open. Both won semi-final matches notable for less-than-inspiring play–way too predictable and safe and playing not to lose. Only Keys really got after it a little, but her opponent, Coco Vandewegh picked a bad night for a bad night, and was never really in the match.
The New England Patriots lost to the Kansas City Chief’s last night, 42-27, in the first NFL game of the season. It was a surprise to almost everyone, except perhaps the Chiefs.
Today is National Ampersand Day & don’t forget how versatile that instrument of punctuation can be.
We have added Houston’s daily newspaper, the Houston Chronicle, to the list of world newspapers below.
Stay safe, stay dry, and help one other person today.
The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below.
The Times (London
Financial Times (UK)
The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)
The Wall Street Journal (European edition)
Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)
New York Times (New York)
The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)
Daily News Egypt (Cairo)
South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)
The Moscow Times (Moscow)
Le Figaro (Paris)
Bloomberg.com (New York)
The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)
The Japanese Times (Tokyo)
The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)
The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)
Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)
FiveThirtyEight (New York City)
Politico (Washington, DC)
Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)
Wired (San Francisco, CA)
The Weather Channel
Channel 2 Houston (KPRC-TV/NBC)
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