Around 8 a.m., a chase in San Bernardino led to a standoff with a chase suspect who was later taken into custody. According to officials, the suspect was driving a stolen vehicle through Southern California. The suspect drove through the 60 Freeway westbound, 605 Freeway northbound, 215 Freeway northbound and 10 Freeway eastbound. The suspect eventually pulled over near Palm Avenue in San Bernardino, exited the vehicle while carrying a metal object, and threatened to jump off an overpass while officers approached him. Officers took the suspect into custody after shooting the man using either rubber pellets or bean bags.
LeBron James said he supports San Fransisco’s 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during the national anthem, but will continue to stand during the national anthem for Cleveland Cavaliers’ games this season. Kaepernick protests against the way African-Americans are treated in America by kneeling during the national anthem. James said he does not like the negativity Kaepernick faces due to his actions because he did it in a peaceful manner. James also said he fears for the lives of his children because of what he sees with police killing black people. James said he is not aiming his stance at police misconduct, but toward the fact that race relations should be improved in order for America to advance.
The first of three presidential debates between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton took place today. This presidential debate was also the first to have a female presidential candidate. Trump and Clinton went head to head as Clinton stated that Trump has been very fortunate in his life, especially when he borrowed $14 million from his father to start his business. Trump later accused Clinton of supporting the Trans-Pacific Partnership that proposed trade agreement between 12 countries including the U.S. Throughout the debate, topics such as war, stop and frisk, President Barack Obama, and taxes were discussed.
The Western Hemisphere’s longest armed conflict ended today as the government of Colombia and leftist rebels signed a peace accord. Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, and leftist guerrilla commander, Rodrigo Londono shook hands after they ended their civil war. During the war, 267,162 people were killed, according to the only official accounting. Colombians dressed in white and chanted “Si la paz” (yes to peace) and “Si, se pudo” (yes we could) in celebration of the peace.
Earlier today, Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts announced that they are separating after 11 years together. Schreiber and Watts were never married but had two children together, Alexander “Sasha”, 9, and Samuel, 7. One of the last times the couple was seen together was at the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month as they were promoting their upcoming film together The Bleeder. They are the latest celebrity couple to separate after news broke that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were divorcing.