1. AMERICAN HEROES
CRISIS AVERTED: Three American men– two of them military– traveling on a train in Europe tackled and subdued a gunman who opened fire onboard. Suspected Islamic terrorist Ayoub El Khazzani, 25, was armed with a Kalashnikov assault weapon, a Luger automatic pistol and a box cutter. Four people were injured and one of the Americans got cut with the knife. CNN
At a ceremony today in Paris, French President François Hollande awarded the men the Legion of Honor, France’s highest decoration. In other words, the men became knights of France. WASHINGTON POST
2. WALL STREET The markets open today after their worst week since 2011. The Dow plunged 531 points on Friday alone and is now in correction territory. Investors are concerned about slow growth in China and falling oil prices. But here’s why the market selloff may not be a bad thing: TIME
3. AIR SHOW CRASH
A military jet taking part in a British airshow failed to properly execute a loop-the-loop and crashed into a busy main road Saturday. As many as eleven people were killed– including two professional soccer players– and more than a dozen others injured. WATCH VIDEO
A flyer put out by a Jeb Bush super-pac featured a picture of the candidate that apparently had the candidate’s face Photoshopped onto another body. How can you tell? Because one of the hands is black. SEE IT
Not sure America will vote for a president nicknamed ‘The Black Hand.”
Apple is recalling some iPhone 6 Plus units because they’re taking blurry photos. Most of the phones were sold between September 2014 and January 2015. CNN MONEY
Sorry, Mom, we really thought you still couldn’t figure out how to use the phone.
6. BOX OFFICE
Universal will be adding 200 theaters to their hit Straight Outta Compton. The NWA biopic was number one at the box office for a second week. YAHOO!
Watch for the N2K biopic, ‘Straight Outta Long Island: Born on the Wrong Side of the Cul-De-Sac.”
Roger Federer and Serena Williams each won a second consecutive Western & Southern Open title. Federer beat top-seeded Novak Djokovic 7-6(1) 6-3, and Williams topped Simona Halep 6-4, 7-6 (5). YAHOO! SPORTS
The members of boy band One Direction have decided to take at least a year off to focus on their solo projects. The band’s been together for five years. DAILY MAIL
Story of our lives.
9. TV TIME
Lifetime’s long-awaited ‘Unauthorized Full House Story’ debuted Saturday night to not-great reviews. Here are the 74 worst things about it: MASHABLE
And fake Bob Saget as fake Danny Tanner doesn’t even get to tell the Aristocrats joke.
…Lady Gaga and Barbra Streisand posing together in a dramatic photo posted to Mother Monster’s Instagram: SEE PIC
Lady Gaga and Funny Lady. Perfect.
11. OTHER SHTUFF
Mei Xiang, a giant panda at the National Zoo gave birth to twin cubs, who are both doing well. Here’s a video of the birth: WATCH IT
They’re starting kung fu lessons next month.
@robfee: “No its cool. Ive been working nonstop while your grandpa laid in the bed. He def deserves to go to Wonka’s Factory over me.” -Charlie’s Mom
And that’s what you ‘Need 2 Know’ on Monday, August 24, 2015…