4 Things To Know: Fmr. Israeli President Shimon Peres, Lynx Head To Playoffs & More

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – From the death of former Israeli President Shimon Peres to the Senate voting to override President Obama’s veto on the 9/11 bill, here is a look at the top four stories from Sept. 28, 2016.

Fmr. Israeli President Shimon Peres Dies

The world is mourning the loss of former Israeli President Shimon Peres.

The 93-year-old had been hospitalized since suffering a major stroke two weeks ago.

President Barack Obama extended his condolences Tuesday night, describing him as a man who changed the course of human history.

Wells Fargo CEO Forfeits Bonuses

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf will forfeit much of his 2016 salary, including his bonus and $41 million in stock awards.

The phony accounts controversy has also resulted in Carrie Tolstedt leaving the company. She headed the division that created the fake accounts. In addition, she won’t get the $124 million payout originally promised.

The decisions come ahead of a Wells Fargo hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday

Senate To Vote On 9/11 Bill Veto

The Senate is scheduled to vote on overriding Obama’s veto of the so-called “9/11 bill.”

It would allow the victim’s families to sue Saudi Arabia and other countries over the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

The President told Congress he has “deep sympathy” for the victim’s families, but the legislation would interfere with his ability to conduct foreign policy.

Lynx Head To WNBA Playoffs

The Xcel Energy Center has been transformed from a hockey arena to basketball court to prepare for the WNBA semifinals.

The Lynx will take on the Phoenix Mercury in the first round at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The Lynx finished their regular season with a league best 28 and 6 record, the first time since 2013. That got them a bye through the first two rounds of playoffs.

After Wednesday’s game, they’ll hit the court again Friday at the ‘X.’


One Comment

  1. Concerned about this says:

    Obama just trying to protect his people….and I’m not talking about the ones that live here in the US of A.

    1. Tony Clifton says:

      Yes, his non neutral reasoning is extremely disturbing, especially when he is about out of office.

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