THE AFTERMATH OF THE NEW JERSEY TRAIN CRASH The day after a commuter train slammed into the Hoboken terminal, killing one woman and injuring 108 more, commuters are bracing for a new normal of massive delays. Here are photos of the destruction, and why it’s taking so long to install the technology that can prevent deadly train crashes. [Alana Horowitz Satlin, Sebastian Murdock and Andy Campbell, HuffPost]
THAT TIME CONGRESS OVERRODE A VETO AND REGRETTED IT “On Wednesday, Congress was so determined to pass a law to sue Saudi Arabia that it overrode President Barack Obama’s veto. But possible backlash against America had top Republican leaders looking for someone else to blame Thursday. And they appear to have settled on Obama.” [Michael McAuliff, HuffPost]
6-YEAR-OLD FIGHTING FOR LIFE AFTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOOTING Jacob Hall suffered a major brain injury after losing so much blood from a bullet hitting his femoral artery. He is in critical condition. [Reuters]
AND YOUR SUPER BOWL HALFTIME PERFORMER IS... Prepare yourself for the perfect illusion of Lady Gaga’s shenanigans. [Landess Kearns, HuffPost]
HOW THE DEAD REGISTER TO VOTE IN VIRGINIA The FBI is investigating at least 19 cases of deceased Virginians registering to vote. [WaPo]
A PAIR OF $100 MILLION SENATE RACES Turns out it’s expensive to run in Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. [Paul Blumenthal, HuffPost]
THE MAKING OF FACEBOOK LIVE And possibly the key to Facebook’s future. [Fast Company]
‘THE 4 TRAITS THAT PUT KIDS AT RISK FOR ADDITION’ Sensation-seeking, impulsiveness, anxiety sensitivity and hopelessness. [NYT]
NETFLIX TRICKS THE SERVICE DOESN’T THINK YOU KNOW Including how to make sure you don’t go over your data usage for the month ― again. [HuffPost]
A THIRD OF HOMELESS PEOPLE IN AMERICA ARE OVER 50. MEET ONE OF THEM “No one ever tells you about the sleep deprivation.” [Vox]
WHEN A VOLCANO MESSES WITH YOUR VACATION PLANS Visitors to the Mount Rinjani volcano got a bit more than they bargained on Wednesday. [Wired]
SO TURNS OUT YOUR CLEATS HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF SCIENCE IN THEM “Nearly a century after the the first mass producing of soccer cleats, today’s shoes use force-plate technology, computer analysis, and advanced materials to maximize an athlete’s performance, whether he or she is on natural grass or an artificial surface.” [Popular Mechanics]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ World leaders gathered for Shimon Peres’s funeral.
~ Trump has decided the debate was “rigged” against him.
~ Pun competitions are a thing, so you too can bond with others that sound like their great-uncle at Thanksgiving.
~ It looks like Nate Parker won’t be apologizing in his “60 Minutes” interview.
~ You’re going to feel like a spring chicken when you find out how old Curious George is.
~ Your favorite gymnasts took over the White House, and it’s everything you could have hoped for.
~ If your heart doesn’t melt watching Princess Charlotte hug a bunny and Prince George play with bubbles, you need to work on that.
~ Pictures of zookeepers dressed up as pandas. Do we need to say more?
~ Breaking down which clips were replayed the most from the first presidential debate.
~ When your college roommate feud goes viral.
~ We can’t handle how Hodor’s mom wrecked him over this season of “Game of Thrones.”