The White House Defends FEMA’s Emergency Response to Hurricane Maria: White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded in defense of FEMA after being criticized for the emergency response efforts after Hurricane Maria. The new estimated death toll in Puerto Rico is nearly 5,000. According to USA Today, Sanders responded to criticism by saying that the government responded to the storm with the largest FEMA effort in history.
Grand Jury Indicts Harvey Weinstein on Rape Charges and Criminal Sexual Acts: Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to authorities last week. The grand jury decided to indict Weinstein on charges of rape in the first and third degree, and a criminal sexual act in the first degree. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said, “This indictment brings the defendant another step closer to accountability for the crimes of violence with which he is now charged.”
Sears Closes 72 Mores Store Due to Sales Decline: Kmart and parent company Sears has only 894 stores remaining after closing 400 stores this past year. Sears has identified another 100 non-profitable stores and picked 72 to close in the near future.
NBA Finals Begins Today with Cavaliers vs. Warriors: The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors compete in the NBA finals for the fourth consecutive year. The game will began tonight at 9:00 pm.
‘Sesame Street’ Loses Case Against Upcoming Movie ‘The Happytime Murders’: Upcoming movie by STX productions called “Happytime Murders” starring Melissa McCarthy and a cast of puppets adopted the tagline “No Sesame. All Street.” According to TMZ lawyers at “Sesame Street” attempted to take the STX to court for infringement but a judge ruled in favor of STX “due to the obvious distinction’ between the movie and show.