• Eight people were killed and twelve injured when a driver struck multiple individuals in and around a bike lane in lower Manhattan on Tuesday.  The terrorist appears to be 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, a legal resident of New Jersey originally from Uzbekistan who has claimed to have been inspired by Daesh.  Saipov was shot by police and has been detained at Bellevue hospital, where he reportedly asked to have the flag of the terrorist organization displayed in his room. [Al Jazeera]
  • The state Supreme Court of Louisiana this week deemed that a suspect had not requested a lawyer during an interrogation by police because he had asked for a “lawyer dog.”  According to the trial transcript, the suspect said, “I know that I didn’t do it, so why don’t you just give me a lawyer dog ‘cause this is not what’s up.”  The lone dissenting judge argued that the suspect was clearly speaking in the vernacular, and that his statement should have been transcribed as “so why don’t you just give me a lawyer, dawg?”  If the defendant appeals, the Supreme Court of the United States will have the opportunity to decide whether it wishes to hear his appeal. [Slate]
  • Scientists have identified a previously undiscovered “void” in the Great Pyramid at Giza.  It is so far unknown whether the area is a chamber or if it holds anything of value, as it appears to be inaccessible through known passages in the structure. [BBC]
  • The CIA released a list of files discovered on computers from Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan.  Among the expected trove of draft statements, terrorist videos and extremist propaganda, the files appear to include bootleg pornography, western films such as the 1998 animated film “Antz,” and emulated video games like “Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.”  The computer also contains saved versions of viral videos like “Charlie Bit My Finger” from 2007. [AV Club]
  • Washington, D.C. chef José Andrés has served more hot meals to Puerto Rican citizens since Hurricane Maria than any government agency or non-profit organization. [DCist]

FACT OF THE WEEK: The love letters between two WWII soldiers are being compiled and published for posterity.  Poignantly, one of the letters reads, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all our letters could be published in the future in a more enlightened time. Then all the world could see how in love we are.” [BBC]