5 things to know September 25, 2022: Start your week smart: Hurricane Fiona, Tropical Storm Ian, Iran, Putin, Italy

Here’s what else you need to know to Start your week smart.

• Fiona swept across the east coast of Canada at hurricane force after making landfall in Nova Scotia on Saturday, battering the region with high winds and storm surge, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of people and carrying away or collapsing some coastal houses.
• Tropical Storm Ian is expected to rapidly intensify as it crosses the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico before weakening as it reaches Florida later this week, according to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center.
• Iranian authorities say they will limit internet access in the country until calm is restored to the streets, as protests over the death of a young woman in the custody of vice police continue to escalate. undermine the Islamic Republic.
• Faced with protests at home and dwindling forces in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin took steps over the weekend to bolster his military and crack down on dissent.
• Italians are voting today in national elections in which the far-right Brothers of Italy party — led by Giorgia Meloni — looks set to make big gains after two governments collapsed since the last election.

The week ahead


A NASA spacecraft is about to deliberately crash into an asteroid to see how the impact affects the movement of the space rock. The DART – or Double Asteroid Redirection Test – mission launched 10 months ago and will be the first large-scale demonstration of NASA’s deflection technology designed to protect the planet from harmful space objects.


The House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the United States Capitol is scheduled to hold a hearing at 1 p.m. ET. Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson, chair of the panel, said it would be the last hearing until the committee releases its final report, which is expected by the end of the year.
President Joe Biden will convene a conference at the White House focused on ending hunger and improving nutrition across the country. The event will be the first White House conference on food insecurity in more than 50 years.


October 1 marks five years since the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, when a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel into a crowd of around 22,000 people attending a music festival, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds more. . There have been more than 2,500 mass shootings in the United States since then, according to the Gun Violence Archive – including the Robb Elementary School massacre in Uvalde, Texas.
And it’s the birthday of Jimmy Carter – the oldest living former US president – who is 98 years old.

Do you wonder why migrants are set in motion? Listen.

In this week A thing podcast, CNN Immigration Reporter Priscilla Alvarez explains why some Republicans are shipping migrants from the US southern border to liberal jurisdictions like New York and Washington, DC. Also, we hear of a man who was part of the migrant recruiting mission to Martha’s Vineyard. Listen now.

Pictures of the week

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What’s Happening in Entertainment

Television and streaming

“The Murdochs: Empire of Influence” premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET on CNN. The new series offers a behind-the-scenes look at the unlikely rise of media mogul Rupert Murdoch and the succession battle between his children for control of his empire.
The 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards will air live from Miami Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on Telemundo. Bad Bunny leads all nominees with 23 nominations in 13 categories.
“Blond,” starring Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe, hits Netflix on Friday. CNN’s Brian Lowry says the film, adapted from Joyce Carol Oates’ novel about the Hollywood icon, is “pretentious, heavy and exhaustingly long”.
“Hocus Pocus 2” materializes on Disney+ Friday. The sequel to the 1993 film reunites stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as the delightfully wicked Sanderson sisters.
“We bought a funeral home” premieres on Discovery+ Saturday. The new series follows the Blumberg family as they transform a bizarre 1800s Victorian funeral home into a weird and wonderful dream home. (Discovery+ and CNN are owned by Warner Bros. Discovery.)

In theaters

“Brothers”, starring Billy Eichner in a film billed as the first gay romantic comedy released by a major studio, hits theaters on Friday.

What happens in sports


The final session of the Presidents Cup match play golf tournament begins today at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina at 12 p.m. ET. After dominating the first two days, the American team took a seemingly insurmountable lead, but the internationals rallied on Saturday to close the gap to just 4 points. The United States now leads 11-7 with 12 singles matches remaining today. The United States needs an additional 4-1/2 points to retain the Presidents Cup, while the International would need 8-1/2 points to win.


Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, who are widely recognized as two of the greatest quarterbacks to ever grace the NFL, meet in what could be their last game today when the Green Bay Packers (1-1) travel south to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-0). Kickoff is scheduled for 4:25 p.m. ET.

It’s quiz time!

Take CNN’s weekly news quiz to see how much you remember from the week that was! So far, 24% of other quiz fans have answered eight or more questions correctly. How are you going to get out of this?

Play with me

‘Autumn leaves’

It’s the first weekend of fall, and even though the leaves are just beginning to change in the northernmost parts of the United States, cooler temperatures and high winds will soon be here… ( Click here to see)

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