9.19 things to talk about while hiding from tornadoes
# 1 Boston Marathon Bomber convicted on all charges
A jury found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of 30 different crimes many of which could earn the man the death penalty. Tsarnaev could be sentenced as early as Monday.
#2 Wichita approves lighter punishments for marijuana
In a city-wide election this week, Wichita approved lighter penalties for first-time marijuana possession. The State currently penalizes offenders with up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine. Wichita has reduced that to only a $50 fine.
#3 All models of the apple watch are sold out
The company’s initial stock of the new device sold out in about six hours. The company has only been selling the watch online, but some stores will see the product on shelves today.
#4 No warrant for Walter Scott
The man who ran from a police officer before being shot did not have a warrant out for his arrest as previously believed. He did, however, have a nearly $8,000 outstanding balance on child support.
#5 Net Neutrality rules become challengeable on Monday
The Federal Register publishes the FCC’s controversial new net neutrality rules on Monday. The rules have been public for a few weeks, but after publication, the rules become challengeable. Many lawsuits are expected.
#6 Clinton to announce presidential bid on Sunday
The long assumed Democratic front-runner will officially announce her intention to run for the 2016 election. Clinton is expected to head to Iowa shortly after her announcement.
#7 White House installs gender neutral bathroom
The all gender toilet was opened in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. It supports the White House’s recent position on LGBT issues.
#8 Hawaiian museum is opening a treasure-trove of artifacts from shipwreck
A Hawaii shipwreck chaser and scientists from the Smithsonian Institute worked to pull out artifacts from the crash of King Kamehameha II’s royal yacht almost 200 years ago.
#9 Contaminated hummus recalled
A nationwide recall was announced for some 30,000 cases of hummus made by the Sabra company. The Hummus was possibly contaminated with Listeria, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems.
#9.19 President’s daughter gets driving lessons from the Secret Service
The secret service won’t let Michelle Obama in the car to teach her daughter to drive. The First Lady hasn’t been behind the wheel is seven years.
By: Anthony Williams