Trump Visits Puerto Rico
President Trump visited storm-ravaged Puerto Rico on Tuesday amid criticism of the administration’s slow response after Hurricane Maria left the island without power, clean water, food, and supplies. Trump praised his administration’s response and told Puerto Rico officials to be proud that hundreds of lives weren’t lost like in “a real catastrophe like Katrina.” Read the story from NPR.
Las Vegas Gunman’s Girlfriend Returns to U.S. for Questioning
New details emerged about how Stephen Paddock carried out one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history. Authorities say he planned the attack methodically, stockpiling nearly two dozen guns and setting up cameras to watch for police coming to his hotel room during the attack. Seeking more information on his motives, investigators are questioning Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, after she returned to the U.S. from a trip to the Philippines on Tuesday night. Read the story from The AP.
Every user who had a Yahoo account in August 2013 was likely hacked, according to parent company Verizon. The disclosure puts the number of compromised accounts at 3 billion, three times more than previously reported. Read the story from NPR.
U.S. Kicks Out Cuban Diplomats
The U.S. government expelled 15 Cuban diplomats on Tuesday to protest Cuba’s failure to protect Americans working out of the U.S. Embassy in Havana. Over the past year, at least 22 Americans have suffered mysterious illnesses, possibly due to “sonic attacks.” Read the story from The AP.
Nobel Prize In Chemistry
Three researchers, Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, and Richard Henderson, received the 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry for creating 3D images of biological molecules, which could transform medical research and pharmaceuticals. Read the story from NPR.