Weekly World News

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Arizona, United States
U.S. Senator and 2008 Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain died in his home Saturday, Aug. 25 at the age of 81. McCain had been battling brain cancer since 2017, for which he had received chemotherapy and radiation. According to an article by Reuters, flags at the
White House flew at half-mast Sunday, Aug. 26, in McCain’s honor.

Original story by Robert D. McFadden, Aug. 25, 2018. The New York Times.

Brussels, Belgium
Nations in the European Union are considering ending observance of daylight savings hours. Each of the 28 countries in the union will decide for themselves whether or not to follow daylight savings hours. The EU has practiced daylight savings hours since 1996. The EU allowed residents to fill out a form to display their opinions of daylight savings hours, and the majority of voters were in favor of abolishing the practice.

Original story by Milan Schreuer, Aug. 31, 2018. The New York Times.

London, England
In an effort to reduce childhood obesity, an England proposal may prevent people from buying energy drinks if they are under the legal age. The ban would prohibit the sale of energy drinks with greater than 150 milligrams of caffeine per liter to those underage. A 12-week comment
period will allow residents to vote on the restrictions around energy drink sales, including what the legal age of purchase should be.

Original story by Ceylan Yeginsu, Aug. 30, 2018. The New York Times.