Current Events Updates: Week 8

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 Anastasia Reimann

Three cows were stranded near a town along the New Zealand coast when the field they were standing on collapsed during an earthquake, leaving them on a tiny island of grass.


from Kaleigh Strong

A Baghdad bombing killed 14 and injured over 50 more. Authorities believe the attack to be engineered by the Islamic State.


from Mikaila Barker

Future vice president Mike Pence received $20,000 of donations from Planned Parenthood since the election, even though Pence has always been vehemently against Planned Parenthood and even tried to get it defunded.


from Grace Davis

Hundreds of local police departments across the US have spent about $4.75 million on software to monitor the locations of activists at protests or social media hashtags used by suspects.