SEASONS: Today is the first full day of Autumn. Cue the PSLs (Pumpkin Spice Lattes), spandex-waisted pants and big sweaters.
The United States and allies launched airstrikes against Sunni militants in Syria early this morning. Cruise missiles and precision-guided bombs from land and sea struck targets in ISIS-controlled territory. NY TIMES
2. WHITE HOUSE
Omar Gonzalez, 42, who evaded Secret Service and bolted into the White House on Friday, had 800 rounds of ammunition– plus two hatchets and a machete– in his car at the time. The breach led to a rare near-total evacuation of the White House. FOX NEWS
3. UNITED NATIONS
President Obama is in New York City for the U.N. General Assembly and will speak at today’s climate summit. Tomorrow he’ll address the General Assembly, where he’ll likely discuss ISIS and Ebola. NBC NEWS
4. FLOOD WALL STREET
Hundreds of demonstrators marched through New York City’s financial district yesterday, holding sit-ins and blocking traffic near the New York Stock Exchange. The ‘Flood Wall Street’ protests denounce the roles Wall Street and big business play in climate change. SEE PICS
Apple says it sold over 10 million new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units in just three days after last Friday’s launch– a new record. CEO Tim Cook says sales exceeded expectations and would have been higher with more supply. WALL STREET JOURNAL
Who would have predicted that everyone on the planet would want the new iPhones? Nobody could see that coming.
Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti met the press Monday to address ESPN’s report that the team knew more than they let on about the Ray Rice incident. ESPN said club officials knew almost immediately about the video showing Rice punching his then-fiancee in a casino elevator. LA TIMES
Charlie Sheen is reportedly in talks to return as Charlie Harper in Two and a Half Men’s final season. It’s been three years since Sheen was fired from the show after a very public falling-out with show creator Chuck Lorre. NY DAILY NEWS
The two men are Jon Cryer and the kid. Charlie Sheen would be the 1/2 at this point.
8. TV TIME
New York Times TV critic Alessandra Stanley is defending an article she wrote in which she indirectly calls television producer Shonda Rhimes an “angry black woman.” Stanley says it was meant to be a flattering piece. READ RESPONSE
Here’s a link to Stanley’s original piece so you can decide for yourself: READ ARTICLE
9. PINK FLOYD
Pink Floyd announced the details of their new album The Endless River, which will drop on November 10th. It’s the group’s first new release since 1994’s The Division Bell. A press release called The Endless River a “four-sided instrumental album.” ROLLING STONE
…The stars of ABC’s beloved TGIF lineup, 25 years later. Take a look at then-and-now pics of the stars of Full House, Family Matters, Boy Meets World and Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper. SEE PICS
11. OTHER SHTUFF
A TV news reporter quit her job at a CBS affiliate in Anchorage, Alaska during a live broadcast Sunday evening. Charlo Greene told viewers she was leaving to work on her medicinal marijuana group and the push to legalize cannabis for recreational use in Alaska, then declared, “F— it, I quit,” and walked off the set. WATCHTalk about going out in a BLAZE of glory. “Who’s coming with me?”
@lKeepItReaI: I have 3 moods: – Skips every song on my iPod. – Lets the music play without interruption. – Plays the same song on repeat for days.
And that’s what you ‘Need 2 Know’ on Tuesday, September 23, 2014…