Morning Brief: August 19
Today, mostly sunny with a high of 81, and tonight, clear with a low of 66. [Full Forecast]
Need to Know
President Obama has sent the Attorney General to Ferguson, Missouri, as the National Guard is also deployed. [LA Times]
Mayor Bill de Blasio added 1,062 employees to the city payroll. [The Brooklyn Reader]
Some New York City apartments segregate the poor from the rich. [Huffington Post]
New Jersey farm pays tribute to Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter with an amazing corn maze. [ESPN]
The New York Yankees host the Houston Astros at 7:05.
The New York Mets travel to Oakland to face the Athletics at 10:05.
On Stage Tonight
• Howie Day (with Leslie DiNicola) @ City Winery
Today in History
In 1934, the first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio.