Current Events Updates: Week 2

Current Events Updates are a compilation of news stories posted every Friday. They are researched over the school week by Journalism staffers. The Crimson is not responsible for any factual inaccuracies in the stories reported. The Current Events Updates from previous weeks can be found here.


from Anna Davis

US safety regulators have begun recalling one million Samsung Galaxy 7s since August 19 because of explosive batteries. There have been 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage.


from Sierra Lagge

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton canceled her West Coast trip due to illness on Tuesday. She was diagnosed with pneumonia last Friday after she collapsed at a 9/11 memorial and was rushed from the scene supported by Secret Service agents.

from Kaleigh Strong

3D printing is to be used for designing structures that are almost identical to natural coral formations in the Caribbean Sea. Scientists hope to preserve the existing marine habitats and that their 3D printed coral will foster healthy marine life and natural growth after reefs were devastated by pollution and climate change.


from Emily Farren

The World Anti-Doping Agency has confirmed that the documents Russian hackers affiliated with Fancy Bear revealed are authentic. The documents hacked from the WAA’s athlete database show that Simone Biles, Serena Williams and Venus Williams tested positive for banned substances and were allowed to compete because they had approval.

from Anastasia Reimann

On Wednesday, President Obama visited a remote mountain town in Laos to tour a centuries-old Buddhist temple in order to gain a worldview that he hopes will disseminate a more accepted view of outside cultures.


from Lauryn Butler

San Diego zookeepers set fire to illegal products that came from rhinos to spread awareness about the black market of these products and demonstrate how harmful it is to the animals.


from Kelsea Wolleson

Chrysler began recalling 1.9 million vehicles over defects in airbags and seatbelts on Friday. These defects have been directly linked to three deaths.