In The News Today: ISIS Claims Responsibility For Brussels Attacks, Threat In Denver Airport And More
ISIS attacks Brussels a few days after the arrest of Paris terror suspect. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the recent deadly attacks in Brussels, saying that “soldiers of the caliphate” have carried out the attack against “the crusader state” of Belgium. Explosions occurred in both the Brussels airport and metro station This comes just days after Brussels police arrested Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam. So far, the death toll has risen to 35, according to the AFP.
Former Toronto mayor passes away. Ex Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has passed away after battling a rare form of cancer. He was 46. According to a report from BBC, Ford had been diagnosed back in 2014. And as a result, he was unable to run for re-election. Following his death, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted, “Rob Ford fought cancer with courage and determination. My condolences and best wishes to the Ford family today.” Ford leaves behind his wife and two children.
Denver International Airport partially evacuated due to a possible security threat. According to the airport, the Denver Police Department has evacuated a section of its main terminal, located on the west side between doors 600 and 610 while a possible security threat is being investigated. Passengers may continue to access the terminal on the west side. Meanwhile, the affected ticket counters include American, Aero Mexico, Air Canada, Lufthansa, and British Airways. Moreover, the Denver International Airport says flight delays may occur as a result.
Jakarta cab drivers hold protests against Uber and Grab. Having reduced salaries prompted taxi drivers in Jakarta to take to the streets to protest against transportation mobile apps such as Uber and Grab. These companies are not subjected to the same costs or regulations that regular taxi drivers face. According to a report from the BBC, there have been protesters who attacked vehicles and even threatened taxi drivers who had decided not to join the strike.
Even in death, one grandmother doesn’t want Donald Trump to be president. Mrs. Alaba I. Keus was 86 when she passed away on Thursday while surrounded by her family at the Whidden Hospital on Thursday. In her obituary, she had made it clear she does not approve of leading GOP candidate Trump for president. It states, “In lieu of flowers, Alba’s request would be that you do not vote for Donald Trump.” It is not the first time that this has happened since Trump had begun his presidential campaign.
Starbucks introduces a new beverage with kettle-cooked caramel. The coffee chain has just started serving the Caramelized Honey Latte. It’s Starbucks bold espresso mixed with kettle-cooked caramel honey sauce before being topped with steamed milk. Christal Canzler of the Starbucks beverage development team says cooking the caramel this way produces “a rich, caramelized flavor that stands up to our signature Starbucks espresso.” You can enjoy this new latte hot, iced or blended into a Frappuccino. Just remember, the Caramelized Honey Latte is only available in the U.S. and Canada for a limited time.
Lenny Venito and Gary Valentine cast in new CBS comedy series with Kevin James. The three actors are set to star in James’ untitled multi-camera comedy series. According to Deadline, the series will revolve around James’ character who is a recently retired police officer looking forward to spending more time with his family, but soon realizes challenges at home are tougher than in the streets.