Want to keep up with the latest news quickly? The top stories of Wednesday, September 27th 2023.
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1. Senator Menendez refuses to resign despite pleading not guilty to charges of bribery
Bob Menendez, the senator from New Jersey, pleaded no contest to charges related to a bribery scheme on Wednesday. New Jersey legislator, Bob Menendez, has been accused of three counts. They include accepting bribes from New Jersey businesses to pressure a state prosecutor into investigating New Jersey’s businessmen.
The bribes are alleged to include gold bars and hundreds of thousands in cash as well as a luxury automobile in exchange for the Egyptian government receiving sensitive information. Menendez has said that he won’t resign.
2. An El Niño winter is coming for the United States
This winter will be the first in a few years to feel the effects of El Niño, which is expected to have a sizable impact on the weather during the coldest months of the year.
El Niño is one of three phases of the El Niño Southern Oscillation — irregular variations in wind and water temperatures over the Pacific Ocean, which affect weather patterns. The El Niño phase occurs when