What We’re Following
No Laughing Matter: Speaking at a rally in Wilmington, North Carolina, Donald Trump apparently joked that gun owners could assassinate Hillary Clinton or the Supreme Court justices she might nominate if elected president. “If she gets the pick of her judges, nothing you can do, folks,” said the Republican nominee. “Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I dunno.” Has Trump finally crossed the line that will make his party leaders reject him?
A Week of Mourning: Lawyers in Pakistan are boycotting court appearances this week, in solidarity with the dozens of lawyers and journalists killed in a suicide bombing on Monday. The attack targeted mourners who had come to a hospital in the city of Quetta after one of their colleagues was shot and killed on his way to work. Both ISIS and Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a Taliban faction, have made claims of responsibility, but it’s unclear why either group would target lawyers.
Abrupt Departures: Chris Urmson, the leader of Google’s self-driving car project, announced this weekend that he’s leaving the company—a mysterious move that could transform the landscape of autonomous-car innovations in Silicon Valley. Meanwhile, three cast members—Jay Pharoah, Taran Killim, and John Rudnitsky—have been fired from Saturday Night Live as the show prepares for its 42nd season. SNL has been in need of a shakeup, writes David Sims—but to see results, it may need to take the overhaul even further.