World markets are mostly lower, tracking losses on Wall Street as traders braced for an interest rate hike by Federal Reserve.
6. WHY U.S. LIFE EXPECTANCY IS DECLINING
One state offers clues about what’s happening: West Virginia. Public health problems such as drug overdoses, suicides and obesity became widespread in the state before the rest of the country, the AP finds.
7. WHO WON’T GET A GOLDEN PARACHUTE
Former CBS CEO Les Moonves won’t receive his $120 million severance package after the company’s board of directors determines he was fired “with cause” over sexual misconduct allegations.
8. WHAT LIES AHEAD FOR THE MIDDLE EAST
Ruinous conflicts in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Iraq seem to be winding down. Yet the potential for unrest remains high, including in countries that escaped civil war after the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings, such as Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt.
9. WHO IS TAKING HIS TIME BEFORE DECIDING ON A PRESIDENTIAL RUN
Beto O’Rourke’s team says he has no timeline or roadmap for deciding if he’d like to parlay a surprisingly close loss to Republican Sen. Ted Cruz into a White House try.
10. WHICH LEADER OF AN ICONIC SOCCER TEAM GOT FIRED
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is out after 2½ seasons.