Miami's First Supertall Tower Breaks Ground as Inflation Overshadows Abortion

The Wall Street Journal

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Today's News

Today's top stories include the groundbreaking of Miami's first supertall tower, new polling data on the upcoming US elections, and warnings of an imminent Iranian attack. Other stories include Ukraine's efforts to restore utilities after Russian strikes, Google's ad tech business, Airbnb's strong revenue numbers, and charges against the alleged attacker of Nancy Pelosi's son. Finally, over 130 people are dead after a cable bridge collapsed in India.


  • 100 FLOORS: Miami's First Supertall Tower Breaks Ground!

Work has begun on what will be Miami's first supertall tower! The 100-story, 1,000-foot-tall structure will be located in the city's Brickell neighborhood and is expected to be completed in 2025. It will be the tallest building in Florida and the southeastern United States.

  • Republican Election Prospects Rise as Inflation Overshadows Abortion, WSJ Poll Finds

According to a new Wall Street Journal poll, Republicans' prospects for winning the midterm elections have improved as inflation has become a bigger concern for voters than abortion. The poll found that the GOP has a six-point lead over Democrats on the generic congressional ballot.

  • Saudi Arabia, U.S. on High Alert After Warning of Imminent Iranian Attack

Saudi Arabia and the United States are on high alert after receiving a warning of an imminent Iranian attack. The warning came after Iran fired missiles at Saudi Arabia's oil facilities last month.

  • Ukraine Races to Restore Electricity, Water Supplies After Russian Strikes

Ukrainian officials are racing to restore electricity and water supplies to the country's east, which was hit by a series of Russian airstrikes. The strikes damaged infrastructure and left thousands of people without power or water.

  • Why Google Plays Down Its Ad-Tech Business but Is Determined to Keep It

Google has been downplaying its ad-tech business even though it is a key part of the company's revenue. The reason for this is that the ad-tech business is controversial and Google does not want to be seen as being in the business of selling ads.

  • Airbnb Books Record Revenue as Travel Demand Remains Strong

Airbnb has announced that it has booked a record $1.6 billion in revenue in the second quarter of 2018, as travel demand remains strong. The company's total revenue for the first half of the year is now $2.9 billion.

  • Alleged Paul Pelosi Attacker David DePape Charged by Federal Prosecutors

David DePape, the man accused of attacking House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's son Paul Pelosi, has been charged by federal prosecutors. DePape is facing charges of assault and battery, as well as making a threats against a federal official.

  • More Than 130 People Dead in Cable Bridge Collapse in India's Gujarat State

More than 130 people have been killed after a cable bridge collapsed in the Indian state of Gujarat. The bridge was under construction at the time of the collapse.

  • Amazon Expands Music Catalog and Podcasts Ad-Free for Prime Members

Amazon has announced that it is expanding its music catalog and podcasts to include ad-free content for Prime members. The company is also launching a new music streaming service for Echo devices.