The Short List: Hurricane Odile; Peterson back; Microsoft’s large buy

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Hurricane Odile is a strongest whirly on record in Mexico’s Baja Peninsula

Cabo is a mess. Powerful Hurricane Odile hit a southern Baja California peninsula final night, causing a ton of damage. Thankfully, no one died. Odile is a strongest whirly on record to make landfall in a Baja Peninsula, tied with 1967’s Hurricane Olivia. Remnants of Odile and another continue complement could mix to move some-more complicated sleet to a Southwest after in a week. Cities that could be influenced by a thunderstorms embody Phoenix, Flagstaff, Tucson, Las Vegas, and eventually Salt Lake City. Raincoats ready.

Vikings pronounced organisation can’t decider how Peterson disciplines his child

The Minnesota Vikings are station behind Adrian Peterson. The organisation announced Monday that a star halfback will entirely attend in meetings and use this week and is approaching to play Sunday opposite a New Orleans Saints. Peterson has been charged with abusing his 4-year-old son by spanking him with a wooden switch. Peterson expelled a matter after a Vikings announcement, which we can review in full here.

USA TODAY Sports NFL contributor Tom Pelissero breaks down a latest with Adrian Peterson and a Vikings.

Iran’s Supreme Leader comes out of abase medicine and blasts U.S. on ISIL

There was a large contention in Paris currently to speak about how to understanding with ISIL (the militant organisation obliged for all a terrible beheading videos you’ve seen lately). Iran wasn’t invited. But Iran’s Supreme Leader got out of a sanatorium currently after prostate medicine and said a U.S. did wish to work with Iran to better a militant group, and Iran was indeed a one that pronounced no we’re not assisting with your coalition. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, vocalization to reporters on his recover from a Tehran hospital, pronounced Washington’s aim in building adult an general organisation to quarrel in Iraq and Syria is to emanate “a stadium where they can enter openly and explosve during will.” In Paris, Secretary of State John Kerry was asked if Khamenei was revelation a truth. Kerry said: “I have no thought of what interpretation they drew from any contention that might or might not have taken place.” Say what? “We are not coordinating with Iran. Period.” Ah, okay. Kerry did supplement that a U.S. is open to articulate to Iran about ISIL. This one harm my brain.

Microsoft buys Minecraft, a digital homogeneous of Legos

Microsoft is buying a studio that combined a strike diversion Minecraft. If we don’t know what this means, that’s because we’re here. Breakdown: 2014 is a year of a video diversion deal. It started in February, when Facebook scooped adult practical existence hulk Oculus for $2 billion. Then, late August, Amazon announced it was appropriation streaming video association Twitch for scarcely $1 billion. Now, Microsoft plunks down $2.5 billion for Minecraft, a Lego-like “sandbox” diversion where players spend large hours crafting any universe their imaginations can conjure. The reason behind all 3 of these large deals in a video diversion attention comes down to one word: engagement.

Vietnam soldiers accept Medal of Honor scarcely 50 years later

One killed over 100 soldiers in a 38-hour battle. The other died when he threw himself on a grenade to save his comrades. The unusual bravery of now-retired Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins and Spc. Donald Sloat, killed in 1970, was belatedly recognized after a perfected hunt of files going behind to World War II. In 2002, researchers started looking by files to see if Jewish or Hispanic Americans from past conflicts were denied a nation’s top bravery endowment for hypocritical reasons. The outcome was an unusual rite in Mar where 24 medals were awarded by Obama. As researchers unclosed those cases, they found others, including those of Adkins and Sloat.

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This is a gathering of stories from opposite USA TODAY.

Contributing: Brett Molina, Doug Stanglin, Doyle Rice, Gregg Zoroya, USA TODAY; Tom Pelissero, USA TODAY Sports; Associated Press

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