Brief Summary: A surge of saltwater is threatening to pollute the drinking water of around 800,000 people in New Orleans. Officials are working to find solutions before the end of October when the saltwater is expected to make tap water unsafe to use.
5 things to know for Sept. 27: Trump, Strikes, Retail theft, Amazon, Wedding disaster
In today’s news, a surge of saltwater is threatening the drinking water of 800,000 people in New Orleans. A New York judge has found former President Donald Trump and his sons liable for fraud, while the Hollywood writers strike has finally ended. President Joe Biden joined a picket line of autoworkers in Michigan to gain support, and potential strikes among health care workers and unions in Las Vegas are being closely watched.
New Orleans’ Drinking Water at Risk
A surge of saltwater is slowly moving up the Mississippi River towards New Orleans, posing a threat to the drinking water of approximately 800,000 people. Officials are urgently working to find solutions before the end of October when the saltwater is expected to infiltrate treatment plants, rendering tap water unsafe to drink or use. The potential contamination of the water supply is a significant concern for the city’s residents.
Trump Found Liable for Fraud
A New York judge has ruled that former President Donald Trump and his adult sons are liable for fraud. The judge canceled the Trump Organization’s business certification, citing false financial statements provided by the Trumps for nearly a decade. The case is a significant blow to Trump’s claims that he did not inflate the values of his golf courses, hotels, and homes on financial documents used for business purposes. The trial’s start date is still uncertain as the New York attorney general seeks damages and other penalties.
Hollywood Writers Strike Ends
After 148 days, the Hollywood writers strike has come to an end. Leaders of the Writers Guild of America unanimously voted to authorize its members to return to work. The strike, along with the concurrent strike by the actors’ union, SAG-AFTRA, aimed to secure higher pay and safeguards against the use of artificial intelligence in the industry. The resolution of the strike marks a turning point for Hollywood’s film and TV studios, allowing production to resume.