Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
Five things you need to know
1. White House plans to suspend Jim Acosta’s press credentials again
The saga between the White House and Jim Acosta has taken another turn. After Acosta’s press credentials were originally suspended by the White House, a federal judge ruled ordered that the decision be reversed. However, the White House has now sent the CNN correspondent a letter saying that his press access will once again be revoked when the temporary court order expires.
The @WhiteHouse is continuing to violate the First and Fifth amendments of the Constitution. These actions threaten all journalists and news organizations. @Acosta and CNN will continue to report the news about the White House and @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/knr1NpyMVv— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) November 19, 2018
2. Red alert issued after Volcano of Fire erupts in Guatemala
At least 10 communities have been asked to evacuate following the eruption of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire. A red alert was issued after the volcanic activity was spotted overnight and officials are now monitoring the intensity of the eruptions. The volcano is just 16 kilometres west of Antigua, a major tourist destination.
3. Canadian curlers booted from competition for being ‘extremely drunk’
If you’re curling with some friends in a recreational league once a week, chances are that you’ll have a couple of pints while you play. This is new one, however, because over the weekend, a former Olympian’s team playing in the Red Deer Classic got so “extremely drunk” that they were booted from the tournament. Jamie Koe’s rink was so rowdy and destructive, they received multiple complaints from spectators before being kicked out of the competition.
4. Fantastic Beasts 2 has the worst opening weekend of any Harry Potter movie
On Friday, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald debuted in theatres with a fair bit of hype behind it. That hype didn’t translate into success at the box office though, and it ended up with the worst opening weekend of any movie in the Harry Potter franchise. It wasn’t even close either...
Box office: With an estimated $62.2M, #TheCrimesOfGrindelwald had the lowest domestic debut of any film in the Harry Potter Wizarding World.— Adam B. Vary (@adambvary) November 18, 2018
Its $191M international debut, however, is among the strongest in the mega-franchise, so the film has already made $253.2M worldwide. pic.twitter.com/lMFMxRxFnD
5. The Rams and the Chiefs Monday Night Football game has everyone talking
If you’re even the slightest bit of a football fan, you’ll want to tune in to Monday Night Football this evening. In the most hyped up regular season game in some time. The Los Angeles Rams (9-1) are set to host the Kansas City Chiefs (9-1) in what could easily be a Super Bowl preview. With Patrick Mahomes and Jared Goff, Kareem Hunt and Todd Gurley and Tyreek Hill and Brandin Cooks all in action, it promises to be a high scoring, exciting game.
Notable Birthdays (via Famous Birthdays)
Calvin Klein (76), Patrick Kane (30), Adam Driver (35), Meg Ryan (57), Larry King (85), Allison Janney (59), Ryan Howard (39)
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