Playlist Team: The Editors

By Christina Cox (@_ChristinaCox_), CarleeAnn Allen (@CarleeAnnAllen) and Emily Ward (@emilytward).

  1. A shark bit a 13-year-old West Texas boy in the back of the foot when he was wading in the water at Galveston Beach. His foot was bandaged before he was transported to University of Texas Medical Branch.
  2. General Mills announced a recall of 1.8 million boxes of regular Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios that could put people with celiac disease and wheat allergies at risk.
  3. The Supreme Court’s new term began Monday. Media outlets predict the Supreme Court will focus on cases about abortion, immigration and higher education.
  4. The University of Texas System Board of Regents approved an increase in tuition and fees for the 2017 and 2018 fiscal years. This is the first significant jump in tuition since Fall 2012.
  5. Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald won the 2015 Nobel Prize in physics “for the discovery of neutrino oscillations which shows the neutrinos have mass.”
  6. The Dallas Cowboys’ committee is questioning the role of running back Joseph Randle after Sunday’s loss to the New Orleans Saints.
  7. The Texas Rangers won the American League West title with a 9-2 victor over the Los Angeles Angles.
  8. Texas Rangers fans can chow down on Texas-sized concessions like 24-inch fried brownies, 1-poud bags of Cheetos and cotton candy hot dogs in the postseason.
  9. Hurricane Joaquin has intensified to a Category 4 storm and continues to hammer the central Bahamas, but a U.S. landfall now appears less likely.
  10. A major scandal erupted in the fantasy sports industry after employees at DraftKings and FanDuel admitted to insider trading.
  11. Scientists hope to learn how Pompeians lived before Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. with a computerized tomography scanner, or CT scanner.

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