Things you should know today: 7/17/18


Jupiter’s moon count reaches 79, including tiny ‘oddball’

FILE – This April 3, 2017 image made available by NASA shows the planet Jupiter. A team of astronomers is reporting the recent discovery of a dozen new moons circling the giant gas planet. That brings the number of moons at Jupiter to 79, the most of any planet. The astronomers were looking for objects on the fringes of the solar system when they spotted the Jupiter moons. They found a dozen small moons. The confirmation of 10 was announced Tuesday, July 17, 2018; two were confirmed earlier. They’re calling one moon an ‘oddball’ because of its unusual orbit. (NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (GSFC) via AP, File)

Scientists have discovered dozens of small moons circling the planet Jupiter, bringing the total to 79 and making Jupiter the planet with the most moons in the solar system. The moons were difficult to spot earlier because of their tiny size. They are about one to two kilometers (miles) across, and astronomer Gareth Williams thinks there are more small moons to be found. One of the moons, named Valetudo, has an unusual orbit that circles in the opposite direction of the planet’s rotation.

Wrestlers sue Ohio State over doctor’s sexual misconduct

FILE – This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss. A lawsuit by four former Ohio State University wrestlers alleges the school failed to stop “rampant sexual misconduct” by the now-dead team doctor despite being repeatedly informed about his behavior. In the federal lawsuit filed Monday, July 16, 2018, four Ohio men listed as John Does say Strauss sexually assaulted or harassed them in the late 1980s or 1990s. The wrestlers’ lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages. Messages seeking comment were left Tuesday with the university.(Ohio State University via AP, File)

Four former wrestlers are suing Ohio State University officials for ignoring repeated complaints against the now-dead team doctor who they claim sexually assaulted and harassed them back in the 1980s and 1990s. The team doctor, Richard Strauss, killed himself after retiring from the university, as “a prolific sexual predator” who might have assaulted 1,500 or more male students at Ohio State. The two wrestlers met with former Athletic Director Andy Geiger to report Strauss, but Geiger claims he does not remember the meeting or complaints. Former wrestling coach Russ Hellickson also denies knowing about any abuse from Strauss.

Goldman’s Blankfein to retire as CEO, Solomon to take over

FILE – This June 21, 2018 file photo shows chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs David Solomon in Beijing. Goldman Sachs announced Tuesday, July 17, Lloyd Blankfein will retire as CEO and chairman on Sept. 30, and be replaced by Solomon. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool)

After 12 years as the CEO of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein is retiring and will be replaced by David Solomon, a long-time Goldman executive. Solomon is said to take Blankfein’s role as CEO starting Oct. 1, and will become chairman of Goldman in 2019.

Bryce Harper, right fielder for the Washington Nationals, is trending on Twitter after winning the Home Run Derby. He’s the first left-handed hitter to win the Home Run Derby since Prince Fielder in 2012, and has become the first player in Nationals/Expos history to win.

Former New York GOP leader Dean Skelos is trending on Twitter and he and his son Adam were found guilty of bribery, extortion and conspiracy. Skelos was once of the most powerful political figures in New York State. The two were convicted after using his office to pressure businessmen into giving jobs to his son.

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