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Morning Brief: September 8

Morning Brief: September 8
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Apples, fresh and rotten

Consumer tech-giant Apple is all set to launch the latest iPhone on Tuesday in Cupertino, California. Rumor has it they may drop a new “smart watch” as well. But while some techies are going wild following the rumor mill, most people seem to not even be able to tell the difference. Like in 2012 when Jimmy Kimmel Live tested people on the street about the “new” iPhone they were holding.  

NEED TO KNOW

Ukraine fighting threatens peace deal [Wall Street Journal].

Hundreds of children struck by rare respiratory illness in Colorado [TIME].

New York City Council members set to question Bratton about NYPD retraining [NY Times].

New York’s Finest on high-alert for terror during busy season [NY Daily News].

Joan Rivers’ funeral service everything she could have hoped for [NY Daily News].

SPORTS

-Serena Williams topped Caroline Wozniacki in the US Open final

-Tonight in the men’s finals, Nishikori takes on Cilic in Forest Hills at 5 P.M.

-The Jets topped Oakland 19-14 on opening day

-The Giants play Monday night against Detroit tonight at 7

-The Yankees fell to Kansas City 2-0 on “Derek Jeter Day.” They have the day off today

-The Mets topped Cincinnati 4-3, they host Colorado tonight at 7

WEATHER

Mostly sunny, high of 79, but a slight chance of rain tonight, low of 62 [full forecast].

ON STAGE TONIGHT

·       Simon Kirke @ the Cutting Room

·       WFUV PRESENTS: Gary Clark Jr. @ Summerstage at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park

TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 1974, US President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed while in office related to the Watergate scandal.

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