Weekly Roundup 9/18-22

Paige Townsend, News Editor

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.


Monday

from Dylan Stuflick

In president Trump’s speech to the United Nations, he heavily criticized North Korea and Iran. He also called on other nations to put pressure on these “rogue” nations, saying that he puts his country first, but also that these countries threaten the safety of the United States and its allies.

Tuesday

from Adelae Norwood

Police say that a California businessman is a suspect in three execution-style murders in L.A. and Las Vegas. Three men who were believed to be financially involved with Wall (the suspect) were shot, but it does not look as if Wall himself pulled the trigger. All three shootings were far apart in miles and years. Currently, Wall is facing no criminal charges.

Wednesday

from Alison Whitley

A man crossing the U.S./Mexico border from Otay Mesa in to the United States recently tried to pass off a tiger cub as “merely a cat” after being questioned by border officials. He has plead not guilty to charges of smuggling and importing an endangered animal, although he admitted to officers that he had been planning on keeping the animal as a house pet. The tiger is currently in the care of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Thursday

from Brigid Ambuul

Baggage handler Tay Boon Keh of Singapore was charged with 286 counts of mischief after swapping tags on airport passengers’ luggage. No motive could be determined for this crime, and passengers from Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, and Lufthansa were affected.

Friday

from Julia Clark

After Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico earlier in the week, residents were informed that due to extensive damage to power lines and cell towers, the island was almost completely without power. It will take an estimated few months to completely recover from the damage, since Puerto Rico’s electrical grid was in poor shape even before the storm hit. Hurricane Maria has a total of 18 casualties so far.