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Morning Brief: September 18th

Morning Brief: September 18th [Sensei Alan, flikr]

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Automobile company General Motors has agrees to pay 900 million dollars as part of a Justice Department investigation into faulty ignition-switches, which are to blame for more than 120 deaths. Federal prosecutors charged the company with “engaging in a scheme to conceal a deadly safety defect.” GM has plead not guilty.

Need To Know

900 Million Penalty for General Motors [NY Times]

Croatia Closes Border Crossing with Serbia [BBC]

Abortion Bill Advances [NY Times]

Taxi Drivers Call on Cuomo to Stop Uber Expansion [NY Daily News]

Fiorina Steals Spotlot in GOP Debate [Fox News]

Weather

Today is sunny with a high of 87. Clear skies in the evening with a low of 67 [Full Forecast]

Sports

YESTERDAY

No local baseball

TODAY

Mets and Yankees face off at 7:10 in Queens

On the Stage

Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters (with The Sonics) @ the Manhattan Center’s 

Hammerstein Ballroom

The Doobie Brothers (with Chris Berardo And The DesBerardos) @ the Capitol Theatre

Rancid (with H2O and The Interrupters) @ Terminal 5

Zappa Plays Zappa @ the Stone Pony

Jeff Daniels @ the Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne

Leftover Salmon @ Brooklyn Bowl

The Jon Herington Band (with Cassidy of Cassidy And The Music (formerly of Antigone Rising) @ Mexicali Live

Popa Chubby @ the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts

Of Montreal (with Surface To Air Missive) @ the Music Hall of Williamsburg

The Fratellis with Grizfolk and Mark Lesseraux @ Webster Hall in The Grand Ballroom

Holly Miranda (with Gracie And Rachel) @ Mercury Lounge

Michael McDermott @ Rockwood Music Hall

Algiers (with Dark Blue) @ Mercury Lounge

Alabama @ the Beacon Theatre

Day In History

On this day in 1793 the capitol cornerstone was laid.