1. RUSSIAN MISSILES POUND UKRAINE
Ukraine came under heavy attack from Russian missiles Monday as deadly strikes were reported from many cities including Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, Dnipro and Zaporizhzhia. The wave of attacks — 75 missiles and counting, Ukraine said — came days after a massive explosion collapsed part of the 12-mile Kerch Bridge, the only bridge that connects Russia with Crimea, which was annexed from Ukraine in 2014. Russia squarely blamed Ukraine, calling it a "terrorist act," but Ukraine countered that the Russians’ bombing of residential neighborhoods makes them, in fact, the terrorists.
2. NYC MIGRANT STATE OF EMERGENCY
New York City Mayor Eric Adams has declared a state of emergency in response to busloads of migrants that have been arriving in the city from the U.S.-Mexico border. The city is running out of housing options for the new arrivals. Meanwhile, just outside of the Big Apple, a plane filled with two dozen teenagers arrived unexpectedly hours after Adams' emergency declaration, but this time it didn't come from governors in the South. The federal government chartered the plane but did not do a good job of communicating where it would be landing.
3. ABORTION BANS HALTED
At the end of last week judges in Arizona and Ohio put a hold on strict abortion bans that recently went into effect. In Arizona, the judge stopped enforcement of a law that has been on the books since the Civil War that bans nearly all abortions (of note — Arizona didn't become a state until almost 50 years later). In Ohio, a temporary halt was put on a strict new abortion law, meaning enforcement will revert to previous regulations that allow abortions up to 20 weeks.
4. MORE NORTH KOREA MISSILES
North Korea says recent missile launches, like the one that flew over Japan last week, and two more early Sunday morning, were "tactical nuclear drills." U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned that if North Korea continues these provocative launches, it will further isolate the country. Last week the U.S. instituted new sanctions on the country that has been effectively cut off from much of the world for years.
5. NFL CHANGES CONCUSSION PROTOCOL
The NFL and players union have agreed to change the concussion protocol after a disturbing hit on the Miami Dolphins quarterback drew questions about how these players are evaluated. Moving forward, monitoring for signs of concussion will be standard when there are signs of balance or stability issues. When Tua Tagovailoa likely got his first concussion two weeks ago, the medical staff determined it was a back injury (even though it didn't look like it to average viewers). Under the new protocol, backup Miami quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was removed from the game this weekend.
It seems we have to have a rule that says if it looks like someone has a head injury … check.
6. META PHISHING WARNING
In a new report, Meta said it discovered 400 Apple App Store and Google Play Store apps that have been asking users to create an account using their Facebook logins — and then stealing the password. The majority of the apps revolved around photo-editing software but ranged from phone utilities to games. At least 1 million Meta users could have had their information compromised, and the company will notify them if they are affected.
7. GOODWILL'S TECH ASPIRATIONS
When you think about Goodwill, you may think about searching through racks and shelves of clothes and household items to score a great find, but the thrift chain of the past may not be the thrift chain of the future. Last week we told you that the nonprofit opened its first e-commerce store, but we wanted to know where this is going. It turns out the new CEO sees technology as a big part of the organization's future.
We're more worried about digging around the internet than digging around a thrift shop.
8. HARVEY WEINSTEIN TRIAL BEGINS
Former hot-shot Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein goes on trial in Los Angeles today. Seventy-year-old Weinstein has already been convicted of sex crimes in New York and still has 21 years left to serve on his term, but if an appeals case goes his way, his future may hinge on the results of this L.A. trial.
9. IN ENTERTAINMENT
WILLIAM SHATNER: Variety got an exclusive snippet from Captain Kirk's new book. In it, he writes that his brief trip to space on the Blue Origin rocket last year gave him "overwhelming sadness" as he got a first-hand understanding of the cold darkness of space compared with the warmth of Earth below. Apparently, this is a common feeling for space travelers called the "overview effect."
We wonder if this experience made Shatner rethink the way he played Captain Kirk.
FAKE HEIRESS: Anna Sorokin aka Anna Delvey is out of prison and on house arrest, but it's possible she could be on the move again soon. Immigration officials may pursue deportation to send her back to Germany. She was convicted of stealing $275,000 while pretending to be an heiress in New York City. The true story was the basis for the Netflix series Inventing Anna, starring Julia Garner, Anna Chlumsky, and Laverne Cox.
10. FLORIDA 'DRAINING'
NASA released a wild photo that appears to show water from Hurricane Ian draining from Florida, as seen from space. The agency has a cool feature that lets you slide back and forth to see what the area normally looks like versus the bright turquoise that could be seen on Oct. 1, about three days after the storm made landfall. On Oct. 4, swirls of sediment could still be seen.
Shark Group CEO Daymond John on Black Entrepreneur Day
Daymond John, CEO of Shark Group and creator of Black Entrepreneur Day, joined Cheddar News to discuss why he decided to start up this annual event that "will continue to give away grants to businesses to keep them open — black businesses — so they can become hopefully bigger and better than Daymond John will ever be."
Daymond John [Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images]