News in Brief: August 20, 2015
Your mid-afternoon look at news across the web. Whether it's sports, tech or straight news stories, we've rounded up all of the information you need to know to stay informed and part of the conversation.
Today, Jimmy Carter talks about his cancer diagnosis, Kelly Clarkson makes a pregnancy announcement, and much more. Read on for your full roundup of news in brief:
News: Jimmy Carter says cancer has spread to his brain
- Former President Jimmy Carter announced today that his cancer is on four small spots on his brain. He is beginning radiation treatment immediately, but he says that he is "at ease with whatever comes."
Entertainment: Kelly Clarkson announces baby news
- During her L.A. concert, Kelly Clarkson announced that she is pregnant! She broke the news to the crowd at her show at the Staples Center on Wednesday night, and she decided to share the news because she was getting emotional while singing her song "Piece by Piece."
- Hackers recently exposed the private lives of thousands of government workers when they broke into AshleyMadison.com, a dating site that helps people arrange extramarital affairs. The hackers posted the data on Tuesday night after stealing account details and log-in information from approximately 37 million users.
- On Wednesday, a confused and miffed Eli Manning shot down a report that claimed that he wanted to be the NFL's top-paid quarterback. He insisted that being the top-paid quarterback was not the goal during contract talks. He boldly said, "Never been said, never come out of my mouth."
- A Starbucks in Williamsburg, Brooklyn will be the first stand-alone café in New York to offer the Starbucks Evening Menu. Customers will be able to order alcohol as well as limited food items like meatballs, truffle mac and cheese, artichoke and goat cheese flatbread, and bacon-wrapped dates.
See the gallery below for Twitter reactions to Jimmy Carter's cancer announcement:
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