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1. Nikki Haley, the U.N. ambassador, above, stated she would resign on the finish of the 12 months.
Ms. Haley, who was one of many few ladies within the cupboard, was an outspoken envoy for the U.S., overseeing its shifting relationship with the worldwide physique. She has additionally lengthy been thought-about a possible presidential candidate — however she insists she isn’t working in 2020.
“It was a blessing to enter the U.N. with physique armor day-after-day and defend America,” she stated, seated subsequent to President Trump within the Oval Workplace.
The announcement caught some within the White Home off guard, however the president stated Ms. Haley advised him roughly six months in the past that she needed to take a break after ending two years with the administration. Mr. Trump stated he would title a substitute within the coming weeks.
2. “Hurricane Michael is a monstrous storm, and the forecast retains getting extra harmful,” Florida’s governor, Rick Scott, warned residents.
The storm, swirling northward by way of the Gulf of Mexico, was upgraded to Class three and is anticipated to make landfall on Wednesday with highly effective winds, torrential rains and a probably devastating storm surge.
Residents of Alabama, Mississippi and Florida are being urged to evacuate or to fortify their properties. Above, a resident of Mexico Seaside, Fla., boarding up a store.
Forecasters predicted Michael would veer northeast after landfall — by way of Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina — earlier than heading into the Atlantic on Thursday night time.
three. Why aren’t American farmers cheering?
President Trump’s new commerce settlement with Canada and Mexico offers them larger entry to Canada’s dairy market. It helps the auto trade, too, requiring that extra of every automobile be produced within the U.S.
The metallic tariffs, mixed with retaliatory taxes that overseas governments have positioned on American merchandise, are undercutting the concessions that Mr. Trump received within the deal. And they don’t seem like ending anytime quickly.
four. Brett Kavanaugh took his place on the far proper facet of the Supreme Court docket bench, within the spot reserved for essentially the most junior justice. Chief Justice John Roberts supplied a welcome: “We want you a protracted and joyful profession in our frequent calling.”
5. Investigators in Turkey are poring over the actions of Saudi officers who flew into Istanbul on the day that Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident journalist, disappeared, and flew out hours later. Additionally they have been given permission to search the Saudi consulate, the place he was final seen.
Turkish authorities imagine Mr. Khashoggi was killed or kidnapped. Saudi Arabia denies the claims, however worldwide calls to clarify his disappearance are mounting. Above, an indication in Istanbul for the lacking journalist.
For Saudi dissidents dwelling overseas, the case carries a daunting message: The Saudi management “can attain you wherever you’re.”
6. Amazon received reward final week when it introduced a brand new minimal wage of $15 an hour.
Many Amazon workers are fuming that their whole compensation might shrink, simply in time for the vacation season, as a result of the corporate is eliminating inventory grants and bonuses.
Some staff are pushing again in conferences and venting on Fb. Senator Bernie Sanders, who celebrated the pay hike, has requested for clarification.
Firm officers stated they’d modify the pay of some workers to verify they didn’t find yourself dropping cash with the modifications.
7. One new development in books: A rising wave of female-centered dystopian fiction.
For instance, “The Water Treatment,” an unsettling debut novel by Sophie Waterproof coat, above, grew out of a easy, sinister query: What if masculinity had been actually poisonous? It facilities on three sisters raised in isolation, sequestered from an outbreak.
Most of those new dystopian tales happen sooner or later however channel the anger and anxieties of the current. As one writer put it, “One of many issues about wanting on the world by way of a feminist lens is that we’re already in a dystopia.”
eight. Forgive Pati Jinich for by no means visiting a Taco Bell — till she was urged to by her followers on social media.
Ms. Jinich, born and raised in Mexico Metropolis, is an authority on Mexican meals and the host of the PBS present “Pati’s Mexican Desk.”
Now a Dallas resident, she sees Mexican meals as a bridge between her two international locations that may unite each side of the political divide.
“Immigration makes the tradition extra vibrant and extra alive on each side of the border,” she stated.
9. The Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame introduced its 2019 nominees, a various crowd representing people, new wave, hip-hop, R&B, heavy metallic — and naturally, rock ’n’ roll.
Roxy Music, Devo and Todd Rundgren had been nominated for the primary time. Artists grow to be eligible 25 years after releasing their first recording.
Repeat nominees embrace Janet Jackson, above; Radiohead; and Rage Towards the Machine. LL Cool J was nominated for the fifth time; if chosen, he can be the seventh hip-hop inductee.
The 2019 class, chosen by followers and trade insiders, might be introduced in December.
10. Lastly, how do you seize a man-eating tiger?
A method: Seduce it with Calvin Klein cologne.
The authorities in India try to lure and lure an elusive tigress with the Obsession perfume, which makes use of a compound known as civetone, stated to make huge cats go wild.
“No matter is in that, cats adore it,” a cat knowledgeable in Australia advised Scientific American. “They only appear to be in absolute heaven.”
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