News Wrap: Twitter security discussed at Senate hearing, new king visits Northern Ireland

In our news wrap Tuesday, King Charles III traveled to Northern Ireland where he spoke of the late Queen Elizabeth's hopes for healing the region's Protestant and Catholic divisions, alleged security flaws at Twitter were discussed at a U.S. Senate hearing and cleanup is underway in Southern California after tropical storm remnants triggered mudslides.

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  • Judy Woodruff:

    In the day's other news: Ukraine said that its forces have now pushed within two miles of the Russian border in the northeastern Kharkiv of region.

    But, in Moscow, the Kremlin played down criticism and brushed aside calls for an all-out military mobilization.

    We will return to Ukraine after the news summary.

    Britain's King Charles III traveled to Northern Ireland today, as he toured the United Kingdom since assuming the throne. The king and queen consort were cheered in Belfast, and, later, Charles spoke of the late Queen Elizabeth's hopes for healing the region's Protestant-Catholic divisions.

  • King Charles III, United Kingdom:

    My mother fell deeply, I know, the significance of the role she herself played in bringing together those who history had separated and in extending a hand to make possible the healing of long-held hurts.

  • Judy Woodruff:

    Meanwhile, in Edinburgh, Scotland, thousands of mourners viewed the queen's coffin overnight and today, paying their respects. Elizabeth will lie in state in London starting tomorrow.

    Back in this country, Ken Starr, whose independent counsel investigation led to President Clinton's impeachment, has died in Houston after complications from surgery. He had been solicitor general before being named to look into Clinton real estate dealings. The probe ultimately included the sex scandal involving former intern Monica Lewinsky. Two years ago, Starr served on then-President Trump's impeachment defense team. Ken Starr was 76 years old.

    A major teachers strike is ending. Seattle Public Schools reached an agreement late Monday with the teachers union. The walkout began September 7, with teachers demanding better pay and classroom support.

    Alleged security flaws at Twitter were back in the spotlight today. A former chief security officer at the company, Peiter "Mudge" Zatko, testified at a U.S. Senate hearing after being fired earlier this year. He filed an 84-page whistle-blower complaint two months ago. Today, he charged that Twitter is a decade behind industry security standards.

    Peiter "Mudge" Zatko, Twitter Whistle-Blower: The company's cybersecurity failures make it vulnerable to exploitation, causing real harm to real people.

    And when an influential media platform can be compromised by teenagers, thieves and spies, and the company repeatedly creates security problems on their own, this is a big deal for all of us.

  • Judy Woodruff:

    Billionaire Elon Musk has tried to cancel his takeover of Twitter, citing its security flaws. In return, the company is suing to make him honor the $44 billion deal.

    Cleanup is under way in Southern California after tropical storm remnants triggered mudslides. Massive amounts of mud cascaded into homes, buildings and vehicles on Monday. Thousands of people were told to evacuate or shelter in place. It happened in mountainous areas where wildfires have burned away vegetation.

    The National Basketball Association has suspended Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury owner Robert Sarver for a year for workplace misconduct. It also fined him $10 million, the maximum under league rules. This follows allegations that Sarver had a history of using racist and misogynistic language and abusing employees.

    This year's prime-time Emmy bragging rights go to Apple TV's "Ted Lasso" and HBO's "Succession." They lead the way at last night's ceremony. Notable first-time awardees included Lee Jung-jae of "Squid Game" on Netflix. And Sheryl Lee Ralph won for her role in ABC's "Abbott Elementary."

    We will hear from Sheryl Lee Ralph later in the program.

    And legendary French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard died today at his home in Switzerland. France's President Emmanuel Macron called him a national treasure.

    Jeffrey Brown has this remembrance.

  • Jeffrey Brown:

    The unconventional camerawork and storytelling, the jump cuts and much more. The 1960 movie "Breathless" helped usher in a bold, new and influential style of filmmaking, and made director Jean-Luc Godard one of cinema's great innovators.

    Beginning in the late 1950s and into the '60s, he and other young filmmakers, including Francois Truffaut, became known as the French New Wave. Godard made a string of movies that often grew from his past heroes, such as Alfred Hitchcock, but created a new aesthetic that influenced generations of directors to come.

  • Brigitte Bardot, Actress (through translator):

    We didn't have much money, but everything was fine.

  • Jeffrey Brown:

    Martin Scorsese called the 1963 movie "Contempt" starring Brigitte Bardot one of his favorite films of all time, and referred to Godard as among the great modern visual artists of cinema.

  • Actor:

    Why do you despise me? Tell me, or I will hurt you.

  • Jeffrey Brown:

    Quentin Tarantino compared him to Bob Dylan, saying — quote — "They both revolutionized their forms."

    Godard would combine mainstream, experimental and left-wing political filmmaking for decades. But, today, the focus was on his breakthrough work and influence. He died at his home in Switzerland. A family statement gave assisted suicide as a cause of death, saying the filmmaker suffered from — quote — "multiple pathologies."

  • Judy Woodruff:

    Jean-Luc Godard was 91 years old.

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