8 Things You Need To Know This AM

1. Here At Home: A California man was arrested for allegedly sparking a wildfire that destroyed more than 175 homes.


Lake County Sheriff Brian Martin said Damin Anthony Pashilk, 40, of Clearlake was arrested Monday on 17 counts of arson and is in jail. He is suspected in numerous fires in Lake County over the past year. (Time)

2. Major News: Aetna will cut its participation in Obamacare exchanges by nearly 70%. It will go from serving 15 states to four.


Aetna will maintain a presence in Delaware, Iowa, Nebraska, and Virginia. Next year, some states, including Alaska and Oklahoma, will be left with only a single provider selling coverage to individuals. (ABC News)

3. In-The-Know: Kathleen Kane, the Pennsylvania attorney general convicted of perjury and conspiracy charges, resigned.


“I have been honored to serve the people of Pennsylvania, and I wish them health and safety in all their days,” Ms. Kane said in a statement. (New York Times)

4. ICYMI: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard reached a divorce settlement.


The couple released a joint statement to the Daily Mail. "Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have agreed to resolve their divorce proceedings privately," it reads. "They are issuing this joint statement: 'Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love.'" (Read More)
Photo: X Prutting/BFA/REX/Shutterstock.

5. Talking Points: A federal court ruled that the Justice Department cannot prosecute medical-marijuana businesses if they comply with state laws.


The ruling comes after a 2014 Congressional law that prohibited the DOJ from interfering in state implementation of marijuana laws. That law led people being prosecuted by the federal government to seek the dismissal of their charges. (Time)

6. Get It Girl: Tracey "Africa" Norman, the first Black, transgender model, just got a new contract with Clairol.


Norman is being tapped by the hair company to star in its new Nice 'n Easy Color As Real As You Are campaign. For those who aren't familiar with the model's story, she kept her transgender identity a secret throughout much of her career. (Read More)

7. Real Talk: Simone Biles just won her fourth gold medal.


After scoring a 15.966 on her floor-exercise routine on Tuesday, the all-star gymnast has become the first American to win four gymnastics golds at a single Olympics. Biles is also the fourth gymnast in the world to win four gold medals in one go. (Read More)

8. Lawyer Up: Kesha has now dropped all sexual assault charges against Dr. Luke.

A few weeks ago, the singer dropped the charges she was pressing in a Los Angeles court to focus on appeals in a New York court. She's now dropped the New York charges as well. The saga started back in October 2014, when Dr. Luke sued Kesha for breach of contract. (Read More)

More from US News

People are already having feelings about the presidential debate — and no one’s even had time to finish their wine yet. Twitter was gearing up for the ...
Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis: Hillary Clinton from Funny Or Die Update: Hillary Clinton's appearance on Between Two Ferns may have smashed ...
We're just hours away from the first presidential debate of the 2016 election. The 90-minute showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is ...
If the chaotic party politics of the 2016 election have left you feeling completely birdbrained, this video is for you. The Founding Fathers (presented ...
Election Day lasts just one day — a 24-hour culmination of the seemingly never-ending campaign season. But we’ll spend the next two, four, six years ...
We share the 12 questions we want to hear moderator Lester Holt ask Clinton and Trump tonight
Step aside, old-school political merch. We're way past bumper stickers and buttons. With the election just months away, people across the country are ...
1. Here At Home: Police arrested a suspect in connection with a shooting at a Washington state mall that left five people dead. The shooting took place...
When thinking about the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) opening this weekend, the first thing that comes ...
On Saturday, police arrested a 20-year-old suspect in connection with a shooting at a Washington state mall that left five people dead, reports The ...
The 2016 presidential election has been a captivating contest. If you feel like sometimes you can't look away, well, you're not alone. Even celebrities ...
Update: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney announced in a press conference that dashcam and body cam video of the department's interaction with...
What can you do to make the candidates first head-to-head battle as pleasant as possible? What is the secret to keep yourself smizing as you listen to the ...
In the social order of bonobos, females rule and develop cross-generational bonds to keep the males in check. A senior female takes charge, intervening ...