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  • Trump praised Rep. Greg Gianforte for body slamming a reporter, a crime for which Gianforte pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault: “Anybody that can do a body slam, that’s my kind of guy."
  • Trump also tweeted his Style Guide out: "When referring to the USA, I will always capitalize the word Country!"
  • Rihanna reportedly turned down an offer to perform at the Super Bowl LIII halftime show as a show of support for Colin Kaepernick.
  • NYC will get its first Apple event—the company is launching a product at BAM on October 30th.
  • The Times reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions ignored legal advice to push his anti-immigrant and anti-LGBT agenda, which has led to discontent and infighting in the Justice Department.
  • Politico has a damning report on the short life and ignominious death of de Blasio's national progressive agenda.
  • The eight-year-old who pulled a sword out of a lake wrote an adorable op-ed about it: "People are saying I am the queen of Sweden because of the legend of King Arthur."
  • A civilian security guard allegedly planted a cellphone in the ceiling of a women’s bathroom at an NYPD building in Brooklyn and recorded cops as they used the toilet.
  • Former Trump advisor Jason Miller is suing Chapo Trap House co-host Will Menaker because of a tweet calling him a "rat faced baby killer."
  • A white woman was caught on camera spewing racial epithets at two men of color outside a bar in Missouri while telling them to “get the fuck up outta here."
  • And finally, when you stare into the cute fuzzy void, the cute fuzzy void stares back: