5 things to know for October 12: Biden, Iran, Supreme Court, NASA, Economy


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In an exclusive interview on CNN on Tuesday, President Joe Biden provided new information on how he is dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the investigation into his son Hunter and whether he plans to run for office in 2024. Regarding Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine, Biden said he believed Putin was a “rational actor” who nonetheless misjudged his ability to invade the country. He also said he did not believe Putin would risk using a nuclear weapon. Separately, Biden addressed possible criminal charges against his son Hunter for allegedly lying on an application to buy guns, but said he was proud of himself for facing his struggles with drug addiction. Biden was also asked what he would say to voters who see his age as a concern ahead of a possible re-election bid in 2024, as his 80th birthday approaches next month. His response was, “Look what I did. Name me a president in recent history who has done as much as I have.

Amid ongoing nationwide protests against a regime accused of corruption, the UK this week imposed a series of sanctions on senior Iranian officials and the country’s vice police following the death last month of Mahsa Amini while he was in custody. Citing “human rights violations”, the UK announced that all those sanctioned would have their assets held in the UK and would also be banned from traveling to the UK. Iran’s Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the sanctions, calling them “arbitrary and baseless”, according to state media. British Foreign Secretary James Cleverley stressed that these sanctions “send a clear message to the Iranian authorities” that the UK “will hold you to account for your repression of women and girls and for the shocking violence you have committed. inflicted on your own people”.

Protester claims Iranian security forces fire ‘military-grade bullets’ at homes

The Justice Department is urging the Supreme Court to deny former President Donald Trump’s request to intervene in the dispute over classified documents seized from his Mar-a-Lago residence. Trump’s lawyers want the special master to review the more than 100 documents marked classified – which, if allowed, could open the door to Trump’s team reviewing “extraordinarily sensitive” documents, the Department of Justice said. Justice. The court could rule on the matter within days. Separately, the High Court on Tuesday declined to hear a case over whether fetuses should have constitutional rights. The issue of fetal personality raises complex issues that could impact issues such as in vitro fertilization and child support in the future.

NASA’s recent DART mission successfully altered the trajectory of asteroid Dimorphos when its spacecraft intentionally slammed into space rock last month, the agency says. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test, a large-scale demonstration of deflection technology, was the world’s first mission to see if this type of impact can help deflect objects that pose a threat to Earth in the future. . The agency said the spacecraft altered the asteroid’s orbit by 32 minutes, marking the first time humanity had intentionally altered the motion of a celestial object. “This mission shows that NASA is trying to be ready for whatever the universe throws at us,” NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said. “NASA has proven that we are serious as defenders of the planet.”

– Source: CNN Business

‘We’re making an impact’: DART successfully alters asteroid’s orbit

The International Monetary Fund has once again downgraded its forecast for the global economy with a stark warning: “The worst is yet to come, and for many people, 2023 will look like a recession.” The agency said on Tuesday it expects global growth to slump to 2.7% next year. This compares to projected growth of 3.2% this year. The outlook for the global economy as described by the IMF is the third weakest since 2001, behind only the 2008 financial crisis and the worst phase of the coronavirus pandemic. According to a new CNN poll, only 22% of Americans rate economic conditions in the country as good, with 78% calling conditions somewhat bad or very bad. President Biden told CNN on Tuesday that the prospect of a ‘mild recession’ is possible but he is not anticipating it – even as experts sound the alarm over the future of the US and global economies .

Biden to designate WWII training ground as a national monument

President Biden will travel to Colorado today where he is expected to designate Camp Hale, a World War II training ground in the Rocky Mountains, as a national monument. The site was where the US Army’s 10th Mountain Division trained and developed warfare skills in the harsh winter conditions before heading to the Italian Alps to fight.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson leaves the door open for a presidential race

The actor and pro wrestling legend has “seriously considered” running for office after being “blown away” by calls for him to run for the White House.

Fat Bear week has a 2022 winner

Take a look at the chubby new champion here. It is one of the largest brown bears on the planet, weighing perhaps up to 1,400 pounds!

Blink-182 reunites for new music and tour

If you’ve been waiting for the chance to rock out in some punky half-finger gloves, this is for you. Band members Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus are set to reunite with original member Tom DeLonge for the first time since 2015.

Giant Cheeto draws a crowd

A giant sculpture of Cheeto with massive fingers covered in orange dust has become a roadside attraction – and yes, dedicated Cheeto fans travel great distances to see it.

Blake Shelton announces exit from ‘The Voice’ as new coaches join

The popular show’s longest-serving coach bids farewell. But a few recognizable stars have been added to the lineup.

Angela Lansbury, the beloved ‘Murder, She Wrote’ star, has died, according to a statement from his family provided to NBC, whose parent company produced the long-running series. She was 96 years old. Along with receiving 11 Emmy nominations for her role as Jessica Fletcher in ‘Murder, She Wrote,’ the actress accepted an honorary Oscar in 2013 to go along with the five Tony Awards she’s garnered over a span of more than 40 years. .


That’s the price of Meta’s brand new virtual reality headset that can track your eyes and facial features, giving you a sense of connection with other people in virtual spaces. The unveiling of the Meta Quest Pro on Tuesday sparked excitement for this powerful device, but some tech analysts say its high cost will likely put the headset out of reach for many people.

“It was a failure for a single policeman. It had nothing to do with our policies. The policies did not allow it, our training did not teach it.

– San Antonio Police Chief William McManus, sharing a statement on Tuesday about the police shooting of an unarmed 17-year-old who was eating in his car in the parking lot of a McDonald’s. The shooting, which left the teenager in critical condition, happened on October 2. The officer involved had seven months experience at the time and is now facing aggravated assault charges, the police chief said.

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