Things you should know today – September 22, 2015

 

Republican presidential candidate, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks to the media after a tour of the Carotek, Inc. plant in Matthews, N.C., Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Scott Walker drops out of White House race
Scott Walker, Wisconsin Governor announced Monday that he is suspending his presidential campaign immediately. He recommended to his fellow Republicans to consider doing the same, so that the party could unite against Donald Trump, who is leading in the poll for GOP primary. The New York Times

 

 

CarsonMuslim civil rights group urged Ben Carson withdraw from White House race
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Washington’s leading Muslim civil-rights organization on Monday called for Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson to withdraw from the race for saying a Muslim shouldn’t be president. CAIR executive director, Nihad Awad said “We ask Mr. Ben Carson to withdraw from the presidential race because he is unfit to lead and because his views are inconsistent with the United States Constitution,”. The Wall Street Journal

 

 

emmy2015 Emmys is the worst viewed rating of all-time
Sunday’s telecast of the “67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards” has drawn the show’s smallest audience on record — 11.9 million viewers — according to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen that are adjusted for time zone differences. It was down nearly 4 million viewers from last year’s show on NBC (15.6 million), which aired on a Monday in late August and didn’t have to face an NFL game. The previous recorded total-viewer low for the show was 12.3 million in both 1990 (its first year on Fox) and 2008 on ABC. Viriety

 

chinaA US woman held in China for stealing state secrets
Sandy Phan-Gillis, a US citizen was held by Chinese authorities for the past six month accused of stealing state secrets, her husband revealed. Sandy Phan-Gillis’s husband Jeff Gillis said he decided to go public about her circumstances ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the US. China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei confirmed the investigation in a regular briefing on Tuesday. The US government has not commented. Her family denies the allegations. BBC

 

russiaRussia launches drones in Syria
Russia has started to fly unmanned aircraft over Syria in what appears to be surveillance operations over the country, two U.S. officials told CNN. The officials were not able to confirm whether the drones were armed, or how many missions have been flown to date. The development was first reported by Reuters. CNN