News Anchor, Oct. 2, 2018

New allegation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh

     On Tuesday, Sept. 25, senate investigators were told of another sexual misconduct allegation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. This new allegation was sent to a GOP senator, who then sent the letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The allegation came in the form of an anonymous letter. According to NBC News, a transcript of the phone call between the Republican senate investigators and Kavanaugh was released, in which Kavanaugh denies the new allegation and says, “we’re dealing with an anonymous letter about an anonymous person and an anonymous friend. It’s ridiculous. Total twilight zone. And no, I’ve never done anything like that.” Although Kavanaugh has denied the contents of the anonymous letter, which describes him sexually assaulting a woman while he was intoxicated  in Washington D.C.,1988, the Republican senate investigators are not exactly ruling this letter out of the investigation.

Fortnite Season 6

Darkness Rises has arrived in the gaming world. On Thursday, Sept. 27, Fornite released their new theme along with major changes within the game. Some of the new things players can look forward to are pets, new possibilities with the Battle Pass, and the functions of Shadow Stones. There are two new skins available to players once they purchase the Battle Pass. Additionally, there are three pets available to choose from named Camo, Scales and Bonesy. Another addition to this update is the new map. According to Epic, there are places like the Wailing Woods, a haunted castle and even a corn field.

New York launches mental health courses grades k-12

New York has become the first state to introduce courses revolving around mental health as a requirement in their school systems. The new law originally took effect on July 1 of this year. The state of New York has  concluded that courses concerning mental health will start from kindergarten to grade 12 this fall. Students will be taught how to recognize the various spectrums of mental health, such as treatments and the different severities that untreated mental illnesses can cause. When asked about the intent of this new law, John Richter, director of public policy for MHANYS told NBC News, “The intention is to give students the knowledge they need to recognize in themselves and others when they need help, and also make sure they know where to go to get help.” This is a milestone for the state of New York and can possibly influence other states to get on board.

Adultery in India is no longer a criminal offense

A 158-year-old colonial-era law  was ruled no longer a crime by India’s top court this week. The law declared that women be treated as male property. This particular law also enforced jail time for adultery. It was considered a felony for any man to have intercourse with a married woman, without the permission of her husband. Therefore, the woman who participated in adultery will not be punished but the man who were found guilty of adultery were imprisoned. BBC News asked the Indian supreme court justices what they thought of the situation. Chief Justice Misra responded, “husband is not the master of wife. Women should be treated with equality along with men.” This comes shortly after India recently decriminalized gay intercourse. According to BBC News, there is no record of prosecutions under this law of adultery thus far.

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