Things you should know today: 9/18/18


Wilmington Isle: Food, water handouts set in isolated city

Floodwaters inundate homes after Florence struck the Carolinas, Monday, Sept. 17, in Conway, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Officials will begin distributing supplies to the stranded residents of Wilmington, North Carolina, on Sept. 18. Wilmington, one of the largest cities in the state with a population of 120,000, is still largely cut off because of floodwaters from Hurricane Florence.

Review underway for Russia probe documents ordered released

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting of the President’s National Council of the American Worker in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Monday, Sept. 17, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump chose to declassify several documents regarding the FBI’s Russia investigation on Sept. 17. The step comes thanks to encouragement from Trump’s allies in Congress to release the documents, which include a secret surveillance warrant application and James Comey’s text messages.

China raises tariffs on $60B of US goods in technology 

(Chinatopix via AP)
In this Aug. 29 photo, a man works in an auto parts factory in Liaocheng in eastern China’s Shandong province. The Trump administration announced Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, that it will impose tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, escalating a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies and potentially raising prices on goods ranging from handbags to bicycle tires. (Chinatopix via AP)

The trade war continues: China announced on Sept. 18 it will raise tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods. The tariffs, which apply to over 5,000 types of U.S. products, will increase by 10 percent or 5 percent. The move comes in response to President Trump’s tariffs on about 5,000 Chinese products.

Marvel releases trailer for ‘Captain Marvel’

Marvel released the trailer for “Captain Marvel” on Sept. 18. “Captain Marvel” is the next installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is set to release on March 8, 2019, less than two months before the release of the fourth “Avengers” movie.

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