Skip to main content

Morning Brief: October 7

Morning Brief: October 7 [Photo: Flickr]

by

This year's Nobel Prize for Chemistry will be announced today. Last year's was awarded to two Americans and a German for their work in optical microscopy. So far this year, the Nobel Prizes for medicine and physics have already been announced. And later this week, the prizes for literature, peace, and economics will be announced.

NEED TO KNOW

Russia Says It's Open to Cooperating with US on Syria Air Strikes [CNN]

6,000 Inmates to be Freed as US Eases Drug Sentences [Boston Globe]

Former UN President and Chinese Billionaires Accused in Graft Scheme [NY Times]

NY Attorney General Begins Probe of Daily Fantasy Sports Sites [CBS New York]

NYC Will Spend an Extra $155 Million to Fix Parks in Needy Neighborhoods [NY Daily News]

SPORTS

YESTERDAY

The Yankees fell to the Astros 3-0, knocking them out of the playoffs.

TONIGHT

The Rangers face the Blackhawks at 8.

WEATHER

Partly cloudy then clear tonight, 74/58 [Full Forecast]

ON STAGE TONIGHT

  • Tame Impala @ Terminal 5
  • Steely Dan: Greatest Hits @ Beacon Theater
  • Bo Burnham @ Playstation Theater
  • Luna @ Bowery Ballroom

TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 1849, author Edgar Allen Poe died at age 40 in Baltimore.

WFUV's Morning Brief is published each weekday morning at 5 a.m. Do you have an event or news item that should be included? Email Newsroom@WFUV.org or leave a comment below.