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Dow Drops More Than 800 Point In Worst Day Since February

U.S. stocks slumped to close sharply lower Wednesday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average sank more than 800 points and the S&P 500 had its worst day since February as technology stocks went into freefall. The Dow Jones Industrial Average went down 831.83 points, logging its worst one-day drop since February. Meanwhile the S&P 500 index lost 94.66 points, falling for its fifth straight day, the longest losing streak since November 2016.  Market action has been adversely affected by higher bond yields and interest rates, both of which could signal a new phase in post-crisis markets that have enjoyed a protracted period of ultra-low yields.  ...Read more

Netflix Renews ‘Ozark’ For Season 3

On Wednesday, Netflix and Ozark star Jason Bateman announced that the original series has been renewed for a third season. Bateman tweeted, “I’m happy for me, but concerned for Marty – it’s official OZARK 3 is on the way.”  Bateman stars as Marty Byrde, a family man and money launderer for a Mexican drug cartel. The second season of Ozark premiered at the end of August and found the Byrde family, in particlar Wendy (Laura Linney), diving further into the world of crime. Jordana Spiro, Janet McTeer, and Julia Garner also star on the series. Ozark received 5 nominations at last month’s Emmys, including Best Actor and Best Director for Bateman.  Ozark season 3 has yet to confirm a release date, but is expected to arrive around late summer or early autumn in 2019. ...Read more

Brooks Koepka Voted PGA Tour Top Player Of The Year

U.S. Open and PGA champion Brooks Koepka was awarded the Jack Nicklaus Award trophy as the PGA Tour player of the year. Koepka is the sixth player in the last six years to win the award, the longest streak of different winners since PGA Tour players began voting on the award in 1990. Koepka’s award was presented at The Bear’s Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, the home course of Nicklaus. Koepka received the award during his one week at home. After the Ryder Cup, he played the Dunhill Links Championship at St. Andrews. He leaves this weekend for the CJ Cup in South Korea, followed by the HSBC Champions in Shanghai. ...Read more

Boston Red Sox Defeat New York Yankees To Advance To ALCS

The Boston Red Sox eliminated the New York Yankees from the 2018 postseason on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium with a 4-3 win to advance to the ALCS. Red Sox starter Rick Porcello allowed just four hits and one run in five innings, and the Red Sox bullpen allowed just one hit over the final four innings to earn the victory. Boston’s Game 4 win completed a 3-1 series victory in the American League Division Series. The Red Sox will now face the Houston Astros in the 2018 American League Championship Series, starting at 8:09 p.m. on Saturday, October 13th. ...Read more

American Music Awards 2018: Highlights & Winners

Taylor Swift won three awards at the 2018 American Music Awards, including artist of the year. Those three AMAs have now made her the most decorated musician ever in AMA history. Swift made her first awards show appearance at the AMAs in three years with her performance of “I Did Something Bad.” Tracee Ellis Ross hosted the American Music Awards, in which fans vote for the winners. The show aired Tuesday on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles; Swift, Cardi B, Post Malone, Camila Cabello were also among the performers. Cardi B, who was tied with Drake for the most AMA nominations, won the first award of the night for favorite rap/hip-hop artist. You can see the full list of winners in the linked article below.  ...Read more

Hurricane Michael Upgraded To Category 3 As It Approaches Florida’s Gulf Coast

Hurricane Michael strengthened to a Category 3 storm on Tuesday as it headed toward Florida’s northeast Gulf Coast. By the time the storm makes landfall, it could be near Category 4 strength, forecasters said, bringing with it catastrophic storm surge, torrential rain and heavy winds. “Hurricane Michael is forecast to be the most destructive storm to hit the Florida Panhandle in decades,” Gov. Rick Scott warned on Tuesday. The storm is expected to move across the eastern Gulf of Mexico through Tuesday and make landfall in the Panhandle on Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. By Tuesday afternoon, Michael’s top sustained winds had risen to 120 mph, and the National Hurricane Center said some additional strengthening is expected before Michael hits Florida. Governor Scott on Tuesday morning urged residents in the path of the storm to evacuate, saying the effects of the storm would start well before landfall. ...Read more

Jacksonville Jaguars Sign RB Jamaal Charles With Leonard Fournette Sidelined

On Tuesday, the Jacksonville Jaguars announced the signing of running back Jamaal Charles to a one-year deal. With Corey Grant out for the season, Leonard Fournette sidelined with a hamstring injury and T.J. Yeldon playing on a bad ankle, the Jaguars had to make some moves. Charles averaged 4.3 yards per carry last year in Denver. He also became the leading rusher in Chiefs history (7,260 yards) despite a series of knee injuries. In nine seasons with Kansas City, Charles scored 64 total touchdowns in 103 games and was named to the Pro Bowl four times. He had four seasons with at least 40 receptions.  ...Read more

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Resigns; To Leave Post At End Of Year

President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has resigned, and will be leaving her position by the end of the year. Appearing together in the Oval Office, Trump praised Haley as a “fantastic person” who has “done an incredible job” and said he would gladly welcome her back into his administration down the line. The President said that Haley had informed him about six months ago that at the end of a two-year period on the job, she’d want to take a break,  but the announcement caught many White House officials by surprise. Haley said she was leaving because she needed to take time out after an intense six years as governor of South Carolina, directly followed by two years at the U.N. President Trump has a working list of contenders to succeed Haley, according to senior White House officials. The President said he plans to name a successor for the US’s top diplomatic post at the United Nations in two to three weeks. Among the names floated as possible replacements for Haley are: Trump’s former deputy national security adviser Dina Powell, US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell and senior adviser and daughter of the President, Ivanka Trump. ...Read more