Dangerous space trash is hurtling near the International Space Station, and thousands of children’s health insurance has vanished. It’s Ashley with the news you’ll want to talk about today.
But first, a squirrel: Watch this injured creature try out a sweet set of prosthetic wheels.
After a violent vigil, a suspect captured in Nipsey Hussle’s death
The prime suspect in the shooting death of rapper, philanthropist and activist Nipsey Hussle has been captured, authorities say. Eric Holder – not this one – is suspected of gunning down Hussle outside his Los Angeles apparel store Sunday because of a personal dispute and not gang violence.
Hundreds gathered at Hussle’s apparel store Monday to pay respect to the 33-year-old Grammy-nominated artist. But the crowd grew violent after nightfall: At least 19 were injured after a stabbing contributed to a stampede. A USA TODAY reporter at the scene witnessed one male stabbing victim lying on the ground, along with a woman who appeared to have been stabbed. Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, was shot in the same parking lot where he once sold CDs out of his white Lincoln.
A Chinese woman with malware bypassed security at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago
A Chinese woman with a thumb drive containing malware was arrested Saturday at the Trump-owned Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida after making her way past a security checkpoint, according to a federal criminal complaint. President Donald Trump was at the nearby Trump National Golf Club at the time, per White House press pool reports. Yujing Zhang appeared in court Monday on charges of unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds and making false statements to federal agents. She said she was there to attend an event focused on Chinese-American foreign relations, the complaint states.
Tennessee dropped 128,000 kids’ insurance. Many parents don’t know.
At least 128,000 children were purged from Tennessee government health insurance programs for low-income families over two years, a USA TODAY Network-Tennessee investigation found. The tens of thousands of children joined the swelling ranks of the uninsured in Tennessee, one of the unhealthiest states in the nation. State officials said the cuts are a consequence of the state pruning insurance enrollment after years of letting the programs swell but admit many families were cut merely because they did not respond to renewal forms. Some medical professionals say many families were never informed their kids lost coverage.
- President Trump traded insults with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz over Puerto Rico’s hurricane recovery, calling each other “crazed” and “unhinged.”
- An avocado shortage? Trump’s threat to “seal” the US-Mexico border could affect imports.
- A chunk of ice broke off a glacier on camera, sending Iceland tourists running to safety.
- The Alliance of American Football is over: The first-year football league will cease operations, according to a source familiar with key plans.
- Looking for ‘Avengers’ tickets? Get in line. Marvel fans looking for presale tickets are crashing ticketing sites and causing all sorts of trouble.
Not registering for draft has lifelong consequences
It’s a rite of passage for American men: Within 30 days of his 18th birthday, every male citizen and legal resident has to register for Selective Service. What’s less well known: Men who fail to register for the draft by their 26th birthday can no longer do so – forever closing the door to government benefits like student aid, a government job or even U.S. citizenship. More than 1 million men have been denied some government benefit because they weren’t registered, statistics suggest. But now Congress will have to decide whether to eliminate draft registration or expand it to women after the current male-only draft requirement was declared unconstitutional.
Debris hitting the International Space Station is a ‘terrible’ risk
The risk of the International Space Station being hit by small debris increased by 44% over 10 days, according to NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. The cause of the debris, he says, is an anti-satellite weapon test India conducted last week. Bridenstine said 400 pieces of debris have been identified as a result of the missile test, with 60 still being tracked by the agency. “That is a terrible, terrible thing to create an event that sends debris in an apogee that goes above the International Space Station,” Bridenstine said. According to India’s Ministry of External Affairs, the test was done in Earth’s lower atmosphere to ensure no space debris.
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