In the News this Week
Debra Brown | Monday September 18th 2017
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Lena Waithe, Donald Glover and Riz Ahmed all make history at the 2017 Emmy’s.
Lena Waithe became the first black woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series for her “Thanksgiving” episode of Master of None. Donald Glover, who became the first black person to ever win the Outstanding Directing In A Comedy Series award for his show Atlanta. Riz Ahmed became the first man of Asian descent to win an acting Emmy after getting the award for Outstanding Acting In A Limited Series for his work on HBO’s The Night Of.
Four American college students are attacked with acid at France train station.
Four American college students were hospitalized Sunday after a woman sprayed them with acid at a train station in Marseille, a city in southern France, authorities say. Investigators are not considering the attack a terrorist act.
Former St. Louis Police Officer Is Acquitted Of Murder In Anthony Lamar Smith Case.
A judge has acquitted former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley of first-degree murder in the shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith in late 2011. The verdict over Smith’s killing has been highly anticipated and it prompted protests outside the courthouse.
The U.K terror threat level is lowered from critical to severe as authorities question suspects.
Detectives are continuing to question two men, aged 18 and 21, arrested in connection with Friday’s London Underground attack as the government concluded a follow-up attack was not imminent and downgraded the UK terror threat assessment from critical to severe.
U.S. May Close Cuba Embassy Over Mystery Ailments.
The Trump administration is considering closing the recently reopened United States Embassy in Havana after 21 Americans associated with the embassy experienced a host of unexplained health problems.