1. Hurricane Irma may be gone, but days of darkness and devastation are just beginning in Florida. Residents could go for days without power after the storm uprooted homes, trees and power lines alike, leaving 4.4 million customers without electricity statewide in 90 degree temperatures. (CNN)
2. Neil deGrasse Tyson — a leading American astrophysicist who has evolved into something of a pop culture icon through his vast social media following, appearances on television (including “The Simpsons”) and radio, and numerous published works — will speak at the Merrill Auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. It’s part of a talking series called “A Cosmic Perspective,” based in large part around the content of his latest book. (BDN)
3. Tuesday in Portland, many people attended the grand opening of a new apartment complex that houses people in the area who are homeless. The companies Avesta Housing and Preble Street combined to create the Huston Commons, which will house 30 homeless people in the Portland area. Organizers say the project will help the homeless men and women who have mental or physical disabilities live a little bit easier. (WGME)
4. The crowd at Apple’s new “spaceship” headquarters saw new smartphones – including a premium version priced at $999 – as the company commemorated its 10th anniversary of the iPhone. The iPhone 8, 8 plus, and X were unveiled yesterday. The 8s will be available for order Friday and ship Sept. 22. The X will be available for pre-order on Oct. 27, and ship on Nov. 3. (PH)
5. On Tuesday, the National Toy Hall of Fame included paper airplanes and sand among 12 finalists for induction. To this end, two or three of the following dozen prospects will be enshrined on November 9, joining 63 previously inducted toys. (Clue, Magic 8 Ball, Wiffle Ball, My Little Pony, Transformers, Uno) (AP)
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