Deadliest recorded year for Afghan civilians

After 17 years of war, the number of civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit the highest recorded point this year, and children aren't immune to the bloodshed. CNN's Sam Kiley reports.

Posted: Sep 8, 2018 6:20 AM
Updated: Sep 8, 2018 6:46 AM

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1. Politics

Washington is most definitely out of the summer doldrums. There's so much going on, it'll make your head spin:

• President Trump again called on The New York Times to reveal the identity of the author of that op-ed that deeply criticized him and his administration. He also said publishing it might be an act of treason. One by one, top officials denied being the writer (but remember, Mark Felt denied being "Deep Throat" for years).

• Democratic Sen. Cory Booker upended Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing, saying he was risking expulsion by releasing allegedly confidential documents from Kavanaugh's time in the George W. Bush White House. Republicans called Booker's move a political stunt because the docs had already been cleared for release.

• The Trump administration said it will seek to keep some undocumented immigrant children in detention for far longer than currently allowed.

• Advisers to Barack Obama said the ex-President will more pointedly push back against Trump during a speech today.

• And Twitter kicked Alex Jones and Infowars off its platform. Think that's a First Amendment issue? Think again.

2. Afghanistan

Defense Secretary James Mattis made a surprise trip to Afghanistan today. He'll meet with Army Gen. Scott Miller, the new Commander of Resolute Support and US Forces-Afghanistan. Mattis' visit comes as the US is trying to pump new energy into its Afghanistan strategy after 17 years of war. Just a few days ago, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo named veteran diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad as a special envoy to Afghanistan. Khalilzad will focus on getting "the Afghans and the Taliban to come to a reconciliation."

3. Cincinnati shooting

Investigators are working to try to find a motive in a shooting in Cincinnati's Fountain Square district that killed at least three people. Police say a man, armed with a pistol and more than 200 rounds of ammo, opened fire on the loading dock of a bank headquarters building before going to the lobby. There, he was shot and killed by police. "This could have been a bloodbath beyond imagination," a prosecutor said. The shooter, 29-year-old Omar Enrique Santa Perez, had no known connections to the building, police said.

4. Brazil

The frontrunner in Brazil's upcoming presidential election was stabbed during a rally. Video shows shows Jair Bolsonaro being led through a crowd of supporters when a man suddenly stabs him in the chest. The suspect, who has a Facebook page full of anti-Bolsonaro posts, was arrested. Bolsonaro is recovering at a hospital after surgery and likely will be off the campaign trail for weeks. Bolsonaro's known for making racist, sexist and homophobic remarks, but he's attracted millions of supporters who believe he can shake up Brazil's corruption-marred political class. The election is set for October 7.

5. Burt Reynolds

Rugged good looks, a mischievous smile -- and that mustache. Burt Reynolds used all that and more to become one of Hollywood's biggest stars during the '70s and '80s. Reynolds -- the star of "Smokey and the Bandit," "Deliverance" and "The Longest Yard" -- died at 82 of cardiac arrest. Reynolds did a little bit of everything, from action flicks to comedies, and earned an Oscar nomination in 1998 for his role as a porn film producer in "Boogie Nights." He was also a director and philanthropist and founded the Burt Reynolds Institute for Film & Theatre in Florida. Check out his five essential movies here.

TODAY'S QUOTE

"Victims in New York deserve to be heard as well -- and we are going to do everything in our power to bring them the justice they deserve."

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood, announcing a civil investigation into how the Catholic Church there may have covered up allegations of the sexual abuse of minors. Civil subpoenas have gone out to all eight Catholic dioceses in the state, a source says.

BREAKFAST BROWSE

Never mind

Remember that "popular film" category they wanted to have at next year's Oscars? Well, forget about it, for now at least.

Madness in Milan

Starbucks is opening up its first store in Italy, but good luck finding a Frappuccino in the place.

Free ride

Talk about a fun first day of school. A banker told seniors at a Wisconsin high school he'd pay their tuition if they go to a two-year technical school.

Joy ride

The widow only had $3 for gas. A cop not only put $20 into her tank, but he inspired other people to help her out.

HAPPENING LATER

Jobs report

The August jobs report comes out later this morning, and economists predict the unemployment rate will stay below 4%.

TOTAL RECALL

Quiz time

Thirteen years after they were stolen, the FBI recovered a pair of ruby red sequined slippers that actress Judy Garland wore in what classic film?

A. "Meet Me in St. Louis"

B. "The Red Shoes"

C. "Cinderella"

D. "The Wizard of Oz"

Play "Total Recall: The CNN news quiz" to see if you're right. And don't forget, you can also find a version of the quiz on your Amazon devices! Just say, "Alexa, ask CNN for a quiz."

TODAY'S NUMBER

2 million

The number of F-150 trucks Ford is recalling because of a fire risk

IT'S THE WEEKEND, BABY

You could watch Jennifer Garner on the big screen, taking on bad guys in the revenge flick "Peppermint." Or sit back and stream the rom com "Sierra Burgess is a Loser" on Netflix.

AND FINALLY

Slang school

Pay attention, folks, while West Virginia native Jennifer Garner gives a master class on Mountain State slang. (Click to view.)

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 16769

Reported Deaths: 803
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Hinds110426
Madison77829
Lauderdale76569
Neshoba73945
Jones70933
Scott66312
Forrest60039
DeSoto59310
Rankin4639
Leake45512
Holmes44431
Copiah3344
Jackson31415
Attala31218
Yazoo2985
Newton2924
Oktibbeha28314
Leflore28238
Lincoln28131
Wayne2803
Monroe26925
Harrison2687
Lamar2525
Lowndes2529
Pearl River21231
Pike20411
Adams20416
Warren19910
Washington1998
Lee1978
Noxubee1956
Covington1832
Bolivar16911
Jasper1684
Clarke15619
Smith15611
Lafayette1564
Kemper15611
Chickasaw14314
Coahoma1324
Clay1254
Winston1241
Carroll11911
Marion1169
Claiborne1165
Yalobusha1116
Grenada1104
Lawrence1071
Simpson1050
Sunflower963
Tate931
Hancock9012
Marshall893
Union897
Itawamba897
Webster885
Panola873
Wilkinson859
Montgomery841
Jefferson Davis823
Tippah7611
Calhoun684
Walthall670
Amite651
Humphreys647
Tunica583
Prentiss533
Choctaw522
Perry513
Pontotoc493
Jefferson421
Tishomingo360
Stone320
Quitman320
Tallahatchie311
Greene301
George302
Franklin292
Alcorn191
Benton140
Sharkey70
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 19387

Reported Deaths: 676
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Mobile2341123
Jefferson1927105
Montgomery190544
Tuscaloosa85316
Marshall7149
Franklin5939
Lee56334
Shelby53619
Tallapoosa43566
Butler43121
Walker3973
Elmore38110
Chambers36326
Madison3594
Unassigned3144
Morgan3141
Baldwin2969
Dallas2963
Lowndes26912
Etowah26512
DeKalb2603
Autauga2485
Coffee2401
Sumter2369
Houston2275
Pike2231
Bullock2197
Colbert1972
Hale19210
Russell1870
Barbour1831
Marengo1796
Lauderdale1752
Calhoun1693
Cullman1631
Wilcox1587
Choctaw15310
Clarke1492
St. Clair1372
Randolph1288
Dale1250
Marion12511
Talladega1215
Pickens1215
Limestone1100
Chilton1081
Greene955
Macon944
Winston920
Jackson863
Henry842
Covington831
Crenshaw803
Escambia793
Bibb761
Washington746
Blount641
Lawrence510
Monroe492
Geneva450
Perry430
Conecuh421
Coosa401
Cherokee383
Clay282
Lamar280
Fayette160
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