1 BIG THING: Trump at the UN
In his speech before the United Nations General Assembly, U.S. President Donald Trump declared, "In two years, we have accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country." Some members of the audience reportedly laughed. Trump remarked, "Didn't expect that reaction, but that's okay."
2 Backing Brett
Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is dealing with two other women accusing him of sexual assault and misconduct. After Palo Alto University professor Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh's Yale University classmate Deborah Ramirez and high school acquaintance Julie Swetnick have also come forward. Kavanaugh has denied their allegations. Trump expressed his support for Kavanaugh, saying, "There's a chance that this could be one of the single most unfair, unjust things to happen to a candidate for anything."
3 Cosby's Fall
Comedian Bill Cosby, 81, was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting former basketball player Andrea Constand in 2004. At that time, Constand was working as the director of operations for the women's basketball team at Temple University in Philadelphia. Cosby is a Temple University graduate. He is now Inmate No. NN7687 at the State Correctional Institute in Phoenix, Pennsylvania.
4 Status Woe
All is not well with Facebook. Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger left the company because they reportedly didn't like it that FB boss Mark Zuckerberg wanted the app to prioritize boosting revenue. It may be recalled that in 2012, FB bought IG for $1 billion. Meanwhile, FB content moderator Selena Scola filed a class action lawsuit against the company because she says it "doesn't protect employees from the mental anguish caused by the graphic images they see online every day."
5 Spy Games
Ji Chaoqun was arrested for being an illegal foreign agent. He came to the U.S. in 2013 to study electrical engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology. In 2016, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves. Ji allegedly worked for high-ranking Chinese intelligence officials and was tasked to spy on eight people, some of whom were defense contractors. His arrest coincides with Trump accusing China of trying to interfere in the upcoming congressional elections supposedly to counter his tough trade policies.