The Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund is a $22 million legal fund designated to help women who are financially struggling pursue their complaints against their sexual abusers or harassers in court. Over 40 percent of the applicants are women of color and two-thirds come from low-income homes. Over 3,500 people have reached out for help since the fund’s conception in January.
In the aftermath of the 7.5-magnitude earthquake that struck Indonesia on Sept. 28, rescuers detected what they believe to be a person buried alive under a hotel in central Sulawesi. The earthquake, followed by a tsunami, wrecked more than 70,000 homes and killed more than 1,400 people. Rescue groups like the Indonesian military, the French organization Pompiers de l’urgence and the United Nations have been on the scene to help with relief efforts.
The U.S. Department of Justice charged seven different Russian military intelligence officers on Oct. 4 for cyber attacks on several organizations, including anti-doping agencies. The hacks were all done from a remote location. The Russian military intelligence officers had been previously charged by special counsel Robert Mueller.
With October General Conference on the horizon, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the official hashtag for the October 6 and 7 sessions. Unlike in previous years when the public decided the hashtag, the Church released its own: #GeneralConference.