News October 15

Pharma Giant Stock Falls Shares of ARIAD Pharmaceuticals plunged as much as 15 percent after Sanders criticized the price of the company's leukemia drug on Twitter, Bloomberg, The Hill, ATTN and CNBC reported.

Speaker Ryan During a speech in Wisconsin, Speaker Paul Ryan took a shot at Sanders, whose focus on income inequality was extremely popular on campuses like UW Madison, Roll Call and Talking Points Memo reported. “If we lose the Senate, do you know who becomes the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee? A guy named Bernie Sanders, you ever heard of him?" Ryan warned. "That's what we’re dealing with in a divided government if we lose control of the Senate."

World

UNESCO Israel announced Friday that it would suspend cooperation with the top U.N. cultural agency, charging that the international body ignored Jewish ties to its holiest site, The Washington Post reported. Israeli officials had reacted angrily to a UNESCO draft resolution approved Thursday that criticizes Israel’s actions in and around Jerusalem’s holiest site and fails to explicitly refer to the Jewish connection to the place.

National

Trump Attacks Accusers Donald J. Trump wielded his presidential candidacy on Friday as a weapon for score-settling and venting personal grievances, using a campaign speech in North Carolina to attack the women who have accused him of sexual assault and unwelcome advances, and portraying himself as the victim of a vast conspiracy by the news media and Hillary Clinton’s campaign, The New York Times reported.

Vermont 

Vermont Teachers The roughly 400 members of the Burlington Education Association voted “overwhelmingly” to go on strike if negotiations next week with the city’s school board don’t yield a negotiated settlement, Vermont Public Radio reported. “We can no longer sit still and let the board make a mockery of the collective bargaining process,” said Fran Brock, a Burlington High School history teacher who serves as the union’s president.