• At least 200, including at least 30 schoolchildren, were killed in an earthquake in Mexico Tuesday.  The death toll is expected to rise as rescue operations transition to recovery procedures in the wake of the magnitude 7.1 quake. A magnitude 8.1 earthquake had rocked the country less than two weeks before on September 8. [New York Times]
  • Patty Jenkins, who recently signed a deal to direct the second Wonder Woman film, is now the highest paid female director.  Jenkins is reported to earn over $8 million for the movie.  The highest paid male directors include Christopher Nolan, who earned $20 million plus 20% of gross for his film, Dunkirk. [Variety; Vanity Fair]
  • Five previously unreleased stories by author Kurt Vonnegut will be published this month.  Vonnegut, who died in 2007, wrote 97 different works that will be included in the forthcoming anthology titled Complete Stories. [Vice]
  • Fans of the band the Insane Clown Posse gathered in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to celebrate their love for the horrorcore duo composed of Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope.  Antifa protestors attended the rally to support the fans (self-identified as “juggalos”) and send a message to Trump supporters attending their own rally on the same day. [DCist]
  • Uber faced backlash this week after it released promotional materials in India on Sunday in honor of “Wife Appreciation Day” in which it encouraged husbands to “leet [sic] your wife take a day off from the kitchen” by ordering through Uber’s meal delivery service.  Uber’s chief brand officer, Bozoma Saint John, who joined Uber the same week a board member resigned over sexists jokes, promised to “take care” of the issue. [The Cut]
  • For the first time, the Marine Corps will assign a female infantry officer to a combat unit following her anticipated graduation from the rigorous Infantry Officer Course.  She is the first of three dozen women who have attempted the course to pass, and is expected to lead a platoon of approximately 40 infantry Marines. [Washington Post]

FACT OF THE WEEK: Orville Wright’s final flight occurred in 1944 in a plane with a wingspan six feet and two inches longer than the distance of his historic first flight in 1903. [Wright Brothers Family Foundation]