Amazon Cancels HQ2; A Reckoning is Afoot for Music's Bad Men

  • BYE BYE HQ2: Online retail giant Amazon abruptly announced Thursday that it has canceled the opening of its second headquarters. The company had planned to open the second office space in New York, where it would have created 25,000 jobs (and likely displaced thousands of Queens residents), Reuters reports.

  • THERE'S ANOTHER VIDEO: Another video that allegedly features R&B star R. Kelly sexually assaulting an underage girl has surfaced, the New Yorker reports. Prosecutors are moving to indict Kelly using this video as evidence, which means he could face jail time for his actions. 

  • AND THEN THERE'S RYAN ADAMS: The alternative rock star promised musical success to several younger women, including his ex-wife Mandy Moore and indie darling Phoebe Bridgers, the New York Times reports. But these women and others say Adams turned abusive, threatening suicide and sexually harassing them, often to the detriment of their own music careers. 

  • GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: President Donald Trump will both sign the latest funding bill passed by Congress and declare a national state of emergency, CNN reports. 

  • WORKWEAR REPORT: Can grown women wear bows? While She Spends supports any and all bow journeys, public opinion on the accessory is mixed, according to The Wall Street Journal.