Good morning. Here are some of the stories we’re following on this Monday:
1. Fraternity closes chapter after racist video
The University of Oklahoma is investigating a video on social media that shows members of a fraternity chanting a racial slur. The national president of the fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, says the chapter has been closed and its members will be expelled. The university is investigating and says the behavior will not be tolerated. Read more in NEWS.
2. Knifed ambassador eager to get back to work
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The American ambassador who was knifed in the face last week says he’s eager to get back to work. The president of South Korea visited Ambassador Mark Lippert. She says she told Lippert that she herself was the victim of a similar attack in 2006, but “it is even more heartbreaking thinking that an ambassador had to go through the same thing.” Read more in NEWS.
3. Baby who survived Utah crash ordeal improving
Officials say an 18-month-old girl is improving after she survived a car crash in a frigid Utah river and was strapped upside-down in a car seat for 18 hours. The girl, Lily Groesbeck, has been upgraded to stable condition from critical. Her mother, Lynn Groesbeck, was found dead in the car. A fisherman discovered the overturned car on Saturday afternoon about 50 miles south of Salt Lake City. Read more in NEWS.
4. Bloody suspect held after Japan stabbing spree
Five people were stabbed to death in Japan, and a blood-covered 40-year-old man was arrested. A man and two women between the ages of 60 and 80 were found in one house in the western town of Sumoto, according to a Japanese newspaper, and a couple in their 80s were found in another building nearby. Newspapers say the suspect and all the victims are related. Read more in NEWS.
5. The Apple Watch watch
It’s a big day for Apple fans. The company is expected to release details on the much-hyped Apple Watch. Apple showed off the design in September, but a lot of questions remain unanswered, including about battery life, screen size — and price. One analyst says he’ll be watching for more information on how apps will work on a screen small enough to fit on a wrist. Read more in TECH.
6. Senator has never sent an email
He’s been in Congress for 20 years, but one senator says he’s never sent an email. He was asked on NBC’s “Meet the Press” about the controversy surrounding the private email account that Hillary Rodham Clinton used exclusively as secretary of state. His answer: “You can have every email I’ve ever sent. I’ve never sent one.” Find out who in POLITICS.