Things you should know today: 11/30/18

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Massive, extended data breach within Marriott’s hotel empire

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This Feb. 1, 2010, file photo, shows the Westin Philadelphia hotel in Philadelphia. The information of as many as 500 million guests at Starwood hotels has been compromised and Marriott said that it’s discovered that unauthorized access to data within its Starwood network has been taking place since 2014. The company said Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, that credit card numbers and expiration dates of some guests may have been taken. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

The Marriott hotel empire announced Nov. 30 a years-long security breach that has compromised the personal information of up to 500 million guests. The breach, which started in 2014, affects hotels that previously belonged to Starwood, including St. Regis, Sheraton and Westin. Compromised information may include names, addresses, credit card information and passport numbers.

Mueller considers new charges for ex-Trump campaign chairman

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
In this Feb. 14 file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. Manafort says in a statement that a Guardian report saying he met with Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy is “totally false and deliberately libelous.” Manafort says that he has never been contacted by “anyone connected to WikiLeaks, either directly or indirectly.” (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Special counsel Robert Mueller is considering pressing new charges against Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager. Prosecutors accused Manafort of lying to Congress and annulling his plea deal.

Bloomberg announces $50 million to fight opioid epidemic

(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
In this Nov. 29 file photo, former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, speaks to the media in Jackson, Miss. Bloomberg’s philanthropy has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation’s opioid epidemic. Bloomberg Philanthropies says over the next three years it’ll help up to 10 states address the causes of opioid addiction and strengthen prevention and treatment programs. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charity of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, announced a $50 million donation to help 10 states combat the opioid epidemic. The first state to receive funding will be Pennsylvania, which has the highest drug overdose death rates in the country.

9-year-old convinces Steph Curry to create Curry 5 shoes for girls 

A 9-year-old girl named Riley Morrison wrote a letter to NBA player Stephen Curry pointing out that Curry’s Under Armour Curry 5 shoes weren’t available for girls. Curry responded to the letter, promising to make the change on the Under Armour website and send Riley a new pair of Curry 5’s.

 

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