What We're Following This Afternoon
The Offensive in Ramadi: Iraqi troops and local fighters, backed by U.S. airstrikes, entered the second day of an assault on the Islamic State-held city of Ramadi. Ramadi, the largest city in the Anbar province in Iraq, has been under the terrorist group’s control since May.
Now Streaming: At the stroke of midnight tonight, The Beatles’s music will be available on streaming services worldwide—including Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon Prime Music, and others. The band’s music is already available to purchase on iTunes and to stream on Pandora, but the best-selling group of all time has largely stayed away from the increasingly popular world of streaming.
In Court: The driver in Sunday’s sustained, deadly hit-and-run on the Las Vegas Strip made her first court appearance on Wednesday. Prosecutors have charged Lakeisha Holloway, 24, with murder with the use of a deadly weapon in connection to the crash, which killed a 32-year-old woman and wounded over 30 others. Holloway was also charged with child abuse; her 3-year-old daughter was in the car when Holloway drove onto a busy sidewalk, but was unharmed.