Trial begins for murder of 3 men in the death of Ahmaud Arbery
The murder trial of the three white men accused of the death of 25-year-old black jogger Ahmaud Arbery is due to begin on Monday, a case in which no arrests have been made for months until video of the shooting is released. broadcast publicly and triggered protests. Arbery was shot dead while jogging just outside the town of Brunswick, about 70 miles south of Savannah, Georgia, on February 23, 2020. Video of his last moments recorded by one of the accused is at the center of the case. Public figures including civil rights lawyer Ben Crump and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms have condemned the murder, calling it a “lynching.” Lawyers for the defendants say the men sued Arbery to arrest a citizen on suspicion he was a burglar and that Travis McMichael shot Arbery in self-defense.
Strike planned after kidnapping of American missionaries in Haiti
US officials are working with Haitian authorities to try to secure the release of 12 adults and five children who were kidnapped on Saturday. The 16 Americans and one Canadian were in the country with the Christian Aid Ministries, based in Ohio. Police said the group was kidnapped by a gang called 400 Mawozo as they left a Haitian orphanage. It came days after a team of U.S. officials visited the country and pledged $ 15 million to help reduce gang violence. The National Association of Owners and Drivers of Haiti called for a national strike on Monday to denounce growing security loopholes in the country. In recent months, 400 Mawozo members have become increasingly involved in mass kidnappings involving buses and cars full of victims. In April, the gang kidnapped five priests and two nuns, prompting the closure of several Catholic universities and schools in protest.
Vaccine deadline looming for Washington state coach
Washington State won its third straight game on Saturday, a spectacular 34-31 victory over Stanford. It could also have been his head coach’s last game. Nick Rolovich, who is yet to be vaccinated, faces a Monday deadline to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or get approval for a religious exemption, which he is seeking. The vaccination mandate was imposed by Washington State for all state employees. If employees do not receive the vaccine or an exemption by Oct. 18, they will be laid off. Rolovich said he “believed it would work the right way” for him to keep his job, but “I don’t think it’s in my hands.”
New MacBooks, AirPods on the way?
Tech giant Apple is hosting a virtual event on Monday where it is widely expected to reveal a new generation of MacBooks and possibly a new set of AirPods. The event comes after Apple rolled out the iPhone 13 last month as well as the release of iOS 15, the latest version of its mobile operating system. It also kicks off a big tech week: Google is hosting its own virtual feed focused on its Pixel smartphone on Tuesday, while Samsung will host an event on Wednesday to show how it “opens up new experiences in technology. self-expression through technology “.
‘Wendy Williams Show’ will premiere without the show’s star: Wendy Williams
What is “The Wendy Williams Show” without Wendy Williams? We will find out on Monday. The TV personality will attend the season 13 premiere of her talk show as she continues to deal with medical issues, according to a post on the show’s Instagram page. “She is making progress but is suffering from serious complications as a direct result of Graves’ disease and her thyroid condition,” the show said. “It was determined that it would take longer before she could resume her live hosting duties.” The show was previously scheduled to begin on September 20. Medical problems delayed the first to October 4 and then to October 18.
Contribution: The Associated Press