9.24.2018

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Tiger Wins.
Tiger Woods won the PGA Tour Championship yesterday, besting runner-up Billy Horschel by two strokes. It was Woods' 80th PGA Tour win, but just his first since 2013 - in that time the 42-year-old underwent four back surgeries, including a spinal fusion, to correct crippling nerve pain from a damaged disc. Woods, once one of golf's most celebrated figures before a number of high-profile missteps, was swarmed by crowds as he approached the 18th hole on the final day. Though he won the Tour Championship, it was the world's top golfer Justin Rose who took home the FedEx Cup, given to the top-scoring player over the course of the PGA season. Tiger's win leaves him two short of Sam Snead's all-time record of 82 PGA Tour wins. 
DNA Site Helps Crack Infamous Cold-Case. 
A suspect in a notorious string of sexual assaults carried out over a decade ago was arrested on Friday. Officials used DNA testing and a genealogy website to narrow in on 58-year-old Roy Charles Waller, whom they believe raped at least 10 women around Sacramento, CA between 1991 and 2006. Waller was arrested on the campus of UC-Berkeley, where he worked as a safety specialist. The same website - an open DNA database called GEDMatch, where people voluntarily upload genetic information - was used to catch the Golden State Killer (GSK) in April. The GSK case involved 13 murders and over 50 rapes from the 70s and 80s. The rise of genealogy sites has been a boon to law enforcement working cold cases, who can target a specific family tree after uploading an unknown suspect's DNA and work backwards using existing evidence.
Rosenstein Report.
A bombshell report released over the weekend claimed that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed invoking the 25th Amendment in early spring 2017 with other top Cabinet officials. The Amendment itself allows for removal of a president from office if they are incapacitated or unfit - a feat which would require agreement from the majority of the President's Cabinet. The report, released Friday by The New York Times (see here, paywall) also claimed that Rosenstein suggested recording conversations with Trump in the wake of the firing of former FBI director James Comey. The report comes on the heels of an anonymous op-ed (also published in The Times) which alluded to conversations among top officials regarding the 25th Amendment. Rosenstein has called the report inaccurate, and while many have called for his immediate firing some have suggested that Rosenstein was being sarcastic when making the comments. 
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Sports, Entertainment & Culture.
> Sentencing hearing begins today in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case; judge has wide range of options from house arrest to decades in prison (More)
> New York's Metropolitan Opera is commissioning operas by women for the first time in its history (More, paywall)
> Buffalo Bills defeat Minnesota Vikings in NFL's biggest upset in 23 years (More) | See full Sunday NFL results (More)
Science & Technology.
> Scientists identify oldest-known fossil of complex multi-cellular life nearly 550-million-years-old (More)
> Small clip that reinforces the heart's mitral valve shown to reduce deaths by 50% in patients with severe heart failure in clinical trials; device awaits FDA approval (More, paywall)
> Archivists find long-lost Galileo letter showing he edited his early work on heliocentricity to avoid heresy charges during the Inquisition (More)
Business & Markets.
> Comcast outbids 21st Century Fox and Disney at nearly $40B for Sky Television - European satellite TV provider with 23 million customers (More)
> US household net worth increases further into record territory to $107T as stocks and home prices continue rise (More)
> Porsche to drop diesel-powered vehicles from its lineup (More)
Politics & World Affairs.
> Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault during high school years, to testify before Senate on Thursday (More) | Second accuser surfaces alleging incident during college years (More)
> Pope Francis declares legitimacy of seven bishops in China chosen by the government, a first since the Vatican broke diplomatic ties with China in 1951 (More)
> At least 25 people killed, 60 injured after Arab separatists open fire during an Iranian military parade; Iran is majority Persian, about 2% Arab (More)
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Pew Research releases its report on Women and Leadership 2018
Just in time for the start of fall, the 21 best pumpkin beers (via Thrillist). 
The best way to solve a complex problem may be to not think about it
...And a new study says you learn better when you pair a lesson with a workout (paywall). 
America's most beautiful public lands as seen from space
This photographer was making cat memes almost a hundred years ago
This fake 1950's town offers real benefits for people with dementia
Daredevil raccoon scales a nine-story Ocean City apartment building before jumping off (via YouTube).
Clickbait: School bus driver arrested after letting children take the wheel
Historybook: HBD F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896); Devils Tower is proclaimed the first American national monument (1906); Honda Motor Company founded (1948); HBD Jim Henson (1936); RIP Dr. Seuss (1991).
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