The Monday Catchup

 

Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The lead story: Speaking on the 75th anniversary of the start of WWII, near Gdansk, Poland, where some of the first shots of the war were fired, Polish Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, spoke against the escalating Ukrainian conflict. Tusk proclaimed that “There is still time to stop all those in Europe and in the world for whom violence, force, aggression are again becoming an arsenal of political activity.”

Check out more news after the jump. Coming up, a new abortion law postponed, bi-partisan efforts against ISIL, the dangers of cloud storage, a bankrupt casino, profitable movies, and the fate of Alibaba.

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a new, and very restrictive, abortion law in Louisiana.

Another Atlantic City casino goes bust. Revel will close after only two years, another blow to the city’s struggling gambling industry.

Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., heads of the House Intelligence Committee and the Senate intelligence panel respectively, are urging President Obama to act against the Islamic State militants, also known as ISIL or ISIS.

The cloud storage accounts of several high profile celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, were hacked over the weekend, exposing dozens of risque images now circulating around social media.

 Guardians of the Galaxy reached the number one spot in the box office for 2014, with over $250 million in box office sales so far.

The long read: Early next week it is expected that the Chinese company Alibaba will announce one of the largest IPOs ever. Alibaba has been in the news a lot lately and for our readers who still can’t figure out why a story from the Arabian Nights is such a big deal in the business world, here’s a an explanation we hope helps.

The weatherToday and tomorrow will be cloudy with rain expected on Tuesday. Look forward to nice weather towards the middle of the week with the sky greying again by the weekend.

 

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