News Anchor, Sept. 11, 2018

Anonymous Op-Ed published by the New York Times causes controversy in the White House

The New York Times published an anonymous opinion editorial to their website on Sept. 5. The author is said to be a senior White House official. The editorial spoke on how many people who are working with the president do not completely agree with what he does. The editorial went viral within a few days of it being published and the president was not exactly pleased. Trump tweeted “TREASON?” shortly after the article was posted on twitter. Trump also said that Jeff Sessions should do a full on investigation, while the Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said he will not have Congress look into it.

Giraffe attack leaves woman and son critically injured

Katy Williams and her three-year-old son Finn were airlifted to a hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa after a giraffe attack. Katy’s husband, Sam Williams, works on the Blyde Wildlife Estate and believes the giraffe saw his family as a threat. Sam believes the giraffe stampeded his family to try and protect her young calf. Katy and Finn are in critical but stable condition, BBC reports.

Japan’s northern island Hokkaido hit my powerful earthquake, triggers landslides

At least nine people were killed after a magnitude 6.7 quake rocked the Japanese island of Hokkaido on Sept. 5. The quake follows Typhoon Jebi made landfall on Western Japan. The typhoon is the most deadly one to hit the country in 25 years. Landslides were triggered by the earthquake, damaging several homes. At least three million homes lost power after a thermal power plant was damaged. About 40 people are missing and numbers are expected to change as recovery efforts continue, according to BBC.

Ford recalls 2 million trucks due to seat belt defect

Ford Motor is recalling nearly 2 million F-150 pickup trucks due to a seat belt defect. The defect could trigger vehicle fires, according to USA Today. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an investigation in early August after receiving reports of fires caused by the defect. The recall is expected to cost the car company $150 million.

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