Good morning. Here are Wednesday’s headlines for this week.
Melania Trump Calls for the Firing of Top US Aide Mira Ricardel
US First Lady Melania Trump has called for a high-ranking national security aide to President Donald Trump to be fired.
“It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House,” Melania’s spokesperson said.
Both the White House and the National Security Council have not yet issued a comment on the matter.
According to reports, Melania feuded with deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel during her African trip last month.
A source close to the matter told reporters that the issue stemmed from Ricardel’s argument with the first lady’s staff over plane seating.
The clash was also related to the use of National Security Council resources.
Prince Charles Marks 70th Birthday with New Royal Family Photo
Prince Charles recently celebrated his 70th birthday with an editorial in the latest edition of Country Life.
To mark the special landmark, Clarence House released two new photos of the prince with his family.
Events for Prince Charles’ birthday include a private party at Buckingham Palace hosted by the Queen.
Then, he and the Duchess of Cornwall will head to Spencer House for a tea party.
The London party will include 70 inspirational people marking their 70th birthdays in 2018.
There will also be traditional gun salutes at midday at Green Park to commemorate the event.
NYPD Cop Gives Woman $20 after Learning She was Short to Buy Hamilton Ticket
A police officer in New York City has made a woman’s day with a simple yet heart-warming gesture.
In a recent tweet, NYPD News shared the story of a woman who waited days in line for a “Hamilton” ticket.
She found out that she was $20 short, so a kind NYPD cop threw her a lifeline and gave her some cash.
The woman named Geraldine, an Irish tourist, reportedly ran for help when she realized she didn’t have enough money and met Officer Dicandia.
She later wrote to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office to address the touching moment.
“We were totally overjoyed when he opened his wallet and just handed us 20 dollars. My daughter was crying,” she wrote to the mayor.
She added, “It was without doubt the best night and would not have been possible without Officer DiCandia’s kindness.”
WeWork Gets $3 Billion More in Funding from SoftBank
SoftBank has invested another $3 billion to tech company WeWork.
The financing came from SoftBank Corp, not to be mistaken with SoftBank Vision Fund.
According to reports, the deal came in the form of a warrant.
This means SoftBank pays $3 billion for the chance to buy shares before September 2019 at $110 or higher.
The additional funding puts WeWork’s current value at $42 billion minimum.
Back in August, SoftBank Corp has already invested $1 billion in WeWork via a convertible note.
In August, SoftBank Corp invested $1 billion in WeWork in the form of a convertible note.
‘Game of Thrones’ Final Season to Air in April
It’s official: the final season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” will premiere in April 2019.
The network has yet to announce a specific release date for the award-winning drama.
A teaser was released along with the final season announcement.
The long-awaited installment will consist of six long episodes.
Ahead of the end of “Game of Thrones,” HBO has already started planning for a follow-up for the show.
A prequel series is now being developed starring Naomi Watts.
Featured image: First Lady Melania Trump delivers remarks during a reception with delegates of the 73rd session of the U.N. General Assembly | September 26, 2018. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Andrea Hanks/The White House