Hurricane Matthew: ‘Massive Response’ Needed in Haiti, UN says-BBC News
Hurricane Matthew has killed as many as 900 people and forced 60,000 people into temporary shelters in Haiti. Officials have had a hard time reaching the hardest hit areas in south-western Haiti, which is “considered the bread basket of Haiti” potentially causing a severe famine in Haiti. “Hundreds have died; at least 1.4 million people need assistance at this time. Some towns and villages have been almost wiped off the map; crops and food reserves have been destroyed; at least 300 schools have been damaged,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
Paul Ryan Tells Republicans He Won’t Defend Donald Trump, Will Focus on Keeping Majority-CBS News
House Speaker Paul Ryan has told members of the House Republican Conference that he won’t campaign with or defend Donald Trump anymore after the video from the Washington Post was released of him making obscene comments about women. Instead, during the next 30 days he plans on maintaining the Republican majority in Congress. He also explained how his decision to no longer support Trump is influenced by what he believes is best for the members of Congress. “I hope Mr. Trump treats this situation with the seriousness it deserves and works to demonstrate to the country that he has greater respect for women than this clip suggests,” Ryan said.
For Many Women, Trump’s’ Locker Room Talk’ Brings Memories of Abuse-NY Times
Author Kelly Oxford wrote on Twitter on Friday night, “Women: Tweet me your first assaults, they aren’t just stats,” in response to the video released by the Washington Post where Donald Trump made lewd comments about women. On Saturday morning, she had as many as 50 responses per minute and a new hashtag #notokay began to spread on Twitter. As a result, these comments from Trump transformed into a social media movement by women to share their stories about sexual assault and harassment. “The irony for me is, in a campaign short on concrete policies, Donald Trump has actually shed light on a very serious issue,” Sonia Ossorio, the president of the National Organization for Women in New York said.