Connect with us

Morning Scoop

Monday Scoop: Tragedy in Pittsburgh

The country mourns with the Jewish community.

Avatar

Published

on

The big story…

The Country Mourns Those Murdered in Pittsburgh Synagogue

The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA. (image: CBS News video)

On Saturday morning a gunman opened fire during a Saturday service in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh killing 11 people and injuring 6 others. The perpetrator Robert Bowers, who was taken into custody after exchanging gunfire with the police, told a SWAT officer that he “wanted all Jews to die.” Bowers will make his first court appearance today, and Federal prosecutors have said that they are seeking the death penalty for this heinous crime.

The shooting has sparked a nationwide conversation about the prevalence of anti-semitism and the possible connection between the president’s rhetoric and this attack. This tragedy comes within the same week that a man in Kentucky shot two people at a Kroger grocery store and a would-be bomber sent suspicious packages to 12 prominent Democrats.

On Saturday night, thousands in the Pittsburgh community attended an interfaith candlelight vigil in remembrance of the victims of the massacre. Here are their names:

Joyce Feinberg, 75

Rich Gotfried, 65

Rose Malinger, 97

Jerry Rabinowitz, 66

Cecil Rosenthal, 59

David Rosenthal, 54 (brothers)

Bernice Simon, 84

Sylvan Simon, 86 (a married couple)

Daniel Stein, 71

Melvin Wax, 88

Irving Youngner, 69


In global news…

A Plane Crash in Jakarta Leaves No Survivors

A Lion Air passenger plane with 189 people on board crashed into the sea shortly after departing the airport in Jakarta, Indonesia. Although the main wreckage has yet to be found, rescuers say that there is no sign of survivors. The cause of the crash is unclear, although some speculate that the plane, a Boeing 737 Max which had only been in commission since August, may have had technical difficulties related to an issue on another flight that had reportedly been resolved.


In global politics:


In business…

IBM to Buy Red Hat for $34 Billion

Computer manufacturing company IBM is set to buy the cloud software company Red Hat for $34 billion. IBM hopes that this merger will be a game-changer and the last piece of the puzzle in enabling companies to utilize the cloud in every day business.


In sports…

Red Sox Win the World Series

The Boston Red Sox clinched the World Series against the Los Angelos Dodgers in a winning streak of 5-1. This season, the Red Sox were unmatched with a total of 119 wins between the regular season and playoffs. The team was almost undefeated in the World Series except for Game 3 when the Dodgers won 3-2 in what was the longest World Series game ever.


Also in sports…

Simone Biles Dominates World Gymnastics Championship

Despite a visit to the hospital for a kidney stone a mere hours before the competition, Simone Biles qualified for the finals in the World Gymnastics Championship. Starting Tuesday, Biles will be competing in all final events including vault, balance beam, floor exercise, uneven bars, the all-around, and the team competition.


Trending today…

When Your Aunt Is Cardi B (Can’t Relate)


Last but not least…

The Trump White House Issues Economic Reports Against Socialism

Last week, the Trump administration released a 70-page report from the Council of Economic Advisors warning about the rise of socialism. The document details that progressive Democrats’ proposed policies could prove harmful to the U.S. economy, citing examples from countries such as Denmark and Sweden. This report comes over two weeks after President Trump published a much-criticized op-ed in USA Today disputing the efficiency of a single-payer universal health care system. Read more in Duane Paul Murphy’s report for CMN.


Monday’s Morning Scoop was made possible by Natalia KolenkoDuane Paul MurphyBritney Hoobrajand the CMN Staff. Happy National Cat Day to all our feline-loving friends!

Jumpstart a career doing something you are passionate about with one of College Media Network’s courses. Read about our current offerings, schedule and unique virtual learning environment here.

Grace Cooper is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where she studied Nonfiction Writing and Psychology. When she's not obsessively reading or writing about the news, you can probably find her eating too much pizza and watching When Harry Met Sally for the hundredth time.

CMN Music

Music3 days ago

Viewpoint: Pitchfork’s Best of the Decade is Full of Pleasant Surprises

A notable balance between well-known artists and smaller independent acts.

Music2 weeks ago

Pitchfork’s 200 Best Albums of the 2010’s has Plenty of Gaps

How does one come to the conclusion that Death Grips come out just above Leonard Cohen but below Janelle Monáe?

Music3 weeks ago

Album Review: Tamino – ‘Amir (Deluxe)’

An expanded edition that offers poetic drama from beginning to end.

Music1 month ago

What Makes A Scary Song? Three Things Every Spooky Tune Needs

Genuinely scary sounds, an unsettling story, or just party jams with eerie sound effects?

Music1 month ago

React: Paste Magazine’s Best Albums of the 2010’s List

It's difficult for any one person to approach a list with complete objectivity,

CMN Vibes1 month ago

CMN Vibes: Spooky Season

The only playlist you'll need as Halloween gets closer.

Music2 months ago

4 Places to Read Great Music Journalism

Where to find great, free music writing and journalism on the web.

Essentials3 months ago

Four Useful Spotify Features for Music Writers: Part One

Tips, tricks and cool shortcuts to deepen your knowledge.

Music3 months ago

‘We’ll Carry On’: Examining the Legacy of Rock in the 2000s

The seeds planted by these bands are the reason rock will thrive for generations.

Music3 months ago

Man Arrested in Connection of Death of Rapper Mac Miller

28 year old Cameron James Pettit was arrested today on allegations of supplying deceased rapper Mac Miller with lethal drugs....

Music3 months ago

5 Things You’ll Quickly Learn After Moving From the USA to New Zealand

So you graduate college without any real career plan and decide to spend a year bartending so you can travel...

Music3 months ago

Review: Captain Beefheart, “Hair Pie: Bake 2”

An odd intrigue.

Essentials3 months ago

4 Podcasts Every Music Writer Should be Familiar With

Music journalists these days need to listen to a whole lot more than just music.

Music3 months ago

Cocaine and Rhinestones – Breaking Down Merle Haggard’s ‘Okie from Muskogee’

Tyler Mahan Coe brings the facts and the feel of history.

Music3 months ago

Track Review: Pool Kids – ‘$5 Subtweet’

Diving into a new age of confrontation.

by , SUNY Brockport
Music3 months ago

Hip-Hop’s Most Influential Artists of the Last Half -Decade

Drake, Migos, Travis Scott and more make the list.

by , SUNY Brockport
Music3 months ago

Podcast Review: The Needledrop: How To Get Into Death Grips

Dominick Rabrun joins Anthony Fantano for some intense chat.

Music3 months ago

Desert Island Disc: ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’

This album challenges misogyny, materialism and issues within relationships

Music4 months ago

Liily: Aiming to Turn the Music Industry Upside Down

California band is on the way up and has new music due out this fall.

Music4 months ago

Interview with Singer Natalie Clark

A CMN Q&A that touches on playing guitar, growing up in Glasgow, and being starstruck on 'The Voice.'

Essentials4 months ago

5 Essential Websites for Music Journalists

Great sources to confirm facts or come up with story ideas.

Music4 months ago

Remembering The Queen of Soul: 5 Reasons Why Aretha Franklin Will Never Be Forgotten

The Queen left not only a beautiful legacy, but a blueprint for all artists to follow.

Great Reads

[]
1 Step 1
keyboard_arrow_leftPrevious
Nextkeyboard_arrow_right

Copyright © 2019 College Media Network