News in Brief: September 14, 2015

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Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell Crowned Miss America


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, one person is left dead after a shooting on a Mississippi college campus, Miss Georgia wins the Miss America 2016 crown, and much more. Read on for your full roundup of news in brief:

News: 1 Dead After Mississippi College Campus Shooting​
  • Earlier today, a professor was killed in his office at Delta State University in Mississippi. The campus remained on lockdown with the shooter still believed to be on the loose, and the shooting is still being investigated.
Entertainment: Miss Georgia Wins Miss America 2016 Crown
  • Miss America aired last night, and Miss Georgia, Betty Cantrell, took home the Miss America 2016 crown. The 21-year-old will receive $50,000 in scholarship money.
Tech: This futuristic muscle could make robots more human
  • A synthetics startup company is collaborating with the International Space Station to test smart materials that have muscle-like features. According to TechCrunch, the materials are electroactive, which means they contract like living tissue when in contact with electric signals and they could be used to make robots feel more human.
Sports: More Arrests Expected in FIFA corruption probe
  • FIFA and its embattled President, Sepp Blatter, faced pressure today as U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch predicted a new round of indictments in a widening investigation of corruption in international soccer.
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