via CNN:

CBS chief executive Les Moonves is exiting the company, effective immediately, amid a flurry of sexual misconduct allegations.

The announcement on Sunday evening ends his 20-year tenure atop one of the country’s most important media empires

It also concludes a months-long battle for control of CBS between Moonves and the company’s controlling shareholder, Shari Redstone. The CBS board is being reshaped, with six new directors, and Redstone is repeating her vow to consider new bids from potential buyers.

The shakeup may position CBS for a sale. But the company is also facing some continued reputational risk. There is widespread scrutiny about the prospect of Moonves being paid tens of millions of dollars on his way out the door.

Trump’s authority crisis deepens:

Donald Trump’s presidency is slipping deeper into a crisis of authority at a critical moment.

Midterm elections are looming, he’s facing new questions about his fitness for office, and he’s hunting a hidden rebel within his own camp.
Typifying the sense that what would once seem absurd now counts for normality in this White House, Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday offered to take a lie detector test to prove he was not the author of an op-ed by an anonymous senior official in The New York Times that assailed Trump for “half baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless” leadership.

Florence on track to hit East Coast as a major storm later this week:

Hurricane Florence is on track to hit the East Coast as a major storm later this week.

Florence was about 685 miles southeast of Bermuda as of 11 p.m. ET on Sunday. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 90 mph and was moving west at about 7 mph, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
The center of the hurricane was forecast to move between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday and approach the southeastern coast of the US on Thursday as a Category 3 storm or higher, according to the hurricane center.

Miss America 2019 is Nia Franklin:

The new Miss America is Nia Franklin.

Representing New York, Franklin was crowned the 92nd Miss America at Sunday’s event in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Miss Connecticut, Bridget Oei, was named first runner-up.

Emmys make history as black actors sweep guest star categories:

Congratulations are in order for Tiffany Haddish, Ron Cephas Jones, Samira Wiley and Katt Williams.

The actors struck Emmy gold on Saturday for their respective television guest star appearances in a history-making set of results. It is the first time all four guest star statues were awarded to black actors.
Haddish and Williams won for best guest actress and actor in a comedy series for their work on “Saturday Night Live” and “Atlanta,” respectively.
Jones, a beloved figure on NBC’s “This Is Us,” and Wiley, a compelling presence on Hulu’s “Handmaid’s Tale,” took home the prizes for best guest actor and actress in a dram

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