This Week in Pictures: Sept. 10-16
Sunday marked the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Across the U.S. and even overseas, memorial services were held to honor the nearly 3,000 people killed in what were the worst terror attacks in history.
A fire in a Bangladeshi packaging factory this week left 24 dead and 50 injured. The fire adds to continuing concerns over factory safety in the country.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia after she appeared unstable while attending a 9/11 memorial event, citing that she felt “overheated.” She returned to the campaign trail on Thursday.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visited a Methodist church in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday, where, after verbally attacking Hillary Clinton, Rev. Faith Green Timmons asked him repeatedly to avoid talking politics.
President Barack Obama announced this week that by 2017, the U.S. will admit another 110,000 refugees. Of the 40,000 of those expected to be from the Near East and South Asia, many will likely be fleeing Syria’s violent and devastating civil war.
On Tuesday, the Army agreed to provide Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst serving a 35-year jail sentence for sending classified military documents to Wikileaks, with gender confirmation surgery. Manning ended her hunger strike in light of the news.
Russian hackers obtained health records and alleged drug-testing files of Olympic athletes, including Simone Biles and Serena Williams. Hackers also targeted former Secretary of State Colin Powell, releasing emails in which he called Donald Trump a “national disgrace” and called Hillary Clinton “greedy.” Powell claimed that the hackers “have a lot more.”
Tropical Storm Julia left 6 million people under a flash flood warning this week, dumping a few inches of rain over the Southeast. It has since been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm.