5 Things to Know: September 23rd
Wide Receiver Antonio Brown Quitting the NFL
Wide receiver Antonio Brown says he’s done with the NFL. ESPN reports that Brown is preparing to file a grievance against the Patriots after the team released him Friday. Brown is facing sexual assault and sexual misconduct allegations from two women. And now the NFL is investigating threatening texts messages he allegedly sent one woman. Brown denies the accusations and is not facing any criminal charges right now.
Trial for Police Officer Who Killed Unarmed Black Man in His Home Begins Today
The trial of an ex-Dallas, Texas police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man in his home begins today. Amber Guyger said she mistook the neighbor’s apartment for her own and thought 26-year-old Botham Jean was a burglar. The Dallas Police Department fired Guyger after the shooting.
Hundreds of Travelers Stranded Around the World After Tour Company Collapses
About 600 thousand travelers are stranded around the world after British tour operator Thomas Cook collapsed last night. The 178-year-old company entered liquidation after talks on a financial rescue failed, so all flights and vacations booked through it have been canceled. With so many people stranded, the British government is working to bring many of them home to the UK, in what’s being called the largest peacetime repatriation in the country’s history.
World May Get to See Royal Baby for First Time
The world might finally get to see Baby Archie! The 4-month-old royal is joining his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as they start a 10-day tour of Southern Africa today. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have a packed schedule with 35 engagements across four countries. The trip will be the first time the couple’s 4-month-old son Archie will be officially be seen in public.
New Tropical Storm Hits the Atlantic
There’s a new tropical storm in the Atlantic. Tropical Storm Karen formed over the weeken. People in Puerto Rico and the U-S Virgin Islands are preparing for heavy winds, rain and damage as the storm moves across the Eastern Caribbean.