AFGHANISTAN. At least one person has been killed and 21 have been injured in an attack on the American University in Kabul: “The attackers detonated explosives and fired guns when they invaded the campus, witnesses said, causing some students and faculty to flee.
DUSTIN LANCE BLACK. The Milk screenwriter made a trip to the hospital on Wednesday. No other details are known.
Sorry for the silence. Seems too much travel, work and excitement has landed me in this fine predicament. 🤒 pic.twitter.com/62e1UACcXU
— Dustin Lance Black (@DLanceBlack) August 24, 2016
ITALY. Death toll has risen to 159 after earthquake rocks mountainous central region: “The magnitude-6.2 quake struck at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), 100km (65 miles) north-east of Rome, not far from Perugia.”
LOOKS LIKE. The best golf course shape you’ve ever seen.
TEXAS. Houston superintendent rips AG Ken Paxton over anti-trans crusade: “Is it really about the restroom or is it about something else?”
AWFUL PEOPLE. Leslie Jones has once again been the target of trolls, who this time have hacked her website and posted nude photos of her along with other personal information online.
SPACE. China unveils plans to send probe to Mars: “The craft will include an orbiter, a landing capsule, and a rover. China is aiming for a summer of 2020 launch on a Long March 5 carrier rocket from the Wenchang space launch center in south China’s Hainan province, according to state media.”
DIANA’S FOOTSTEPS. HRH Duchess of Cambridge (nee Kate Middleton) campaigns for mental health charities.
PHRASING. North Korea launches streaming service called ‘Manbang.’ The ‘Manning and chill’ jokes write themselves: “The Manbang is said to allow viewers to watch five different TV channels in real-time, all featuring state-sanctioned news and educational programmes, and find information about the activities of Kim Jong-un and Juche ideology. Users can also read articles from the official newspaper Rodong Sinmun and the Korean Central News Agency.”
PRO TIP. Olympic teams should not have matching luggage.
Mine's the red one!! pic.twitter.com/Z68nxrDyJ6
— Nick Dempsey (@nickdempsey1) August 23, 2016
TELEVISION. Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson are back in season 3 promo for serial killer thriller The Fall.
NORTH CAROLINA. Pat McCrory lags behind Democratic challenger Roy Cooper by 9 points according to new poll: “Cooper leads McCrory 52-43, with Libertarian candidate Lon Cecil polling at 3 percent.”
HUMP DAY HOTNESS. Kay Thao.