Here’s what you need to know today, October 1, 2015.
1. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, speaking to the United Nations General Assembly, accused Israel of undermining US peace efforts in past years and that it would no longer consider itself “bound” by the accords signed with Israel in the mid-1990s.
2. Volkswagen confirmed that 1.2 million cars in the UK contain the software that was found to be falsifying emissions data in the US, including Audi, Seat, and Skoda brands.
3. Hurricane Joaquin may pummel the US east coast and the Bahamas with heavy winds and rain this weekend as it strengthened overnight into a Category 3 hurricane.
4. Emails show Russia-linked hackers tried at least five times to break into Hillary Clinton’s private server while she was US secretary of state. The state department also just release 6,300 pages of new emails from her private server.
5. At least 10 million poor people face hunger this year and next because of extreme weather linked to climate change, according to a new Oxfam report.
6. Russian strikes rebels, not ISIS areas. Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said the Russian airstrikes in Syria were probably not in areas with Islamic State forces.
7. Mexico, Signaling Shift, Extradites Drug Kingpins to United States. Among the 13 people extradited are two top drug lords, including an American citizen, Edgar Valdez Villarreal, as well as others charged in the murders of U.S. government workers.
8. You now can be safe from a bioweapon, according to Tesla’s Elon Musk, the new Model X SUV features a filter system that can scrub the air to that of a hospital operating room.