1. Give your pooch a smooch. Okay, maybe you won’t go that far, but Sept. 14 is known as “Hug Your Hound Day.” The day can be celebrated by remembering to hug, kiss, cuddle and rub the belly of your friend, but you can also take part with animal adoption, volunteering and other acts of responsible, sustainable charity.
2. Apple issued emergency updates to fix a flaw which allows highly invasive spyware to infect its products without so much as a click, The New York Times reported Monday, Sept. 13. Pegasus spyware used a novel method to invisibly infect an Apple device without the victim’s knowledge for as long as six months.
3. North Dakota confirmed 180 new and 2,815 active COVID-19 cases Monday. This included no new cases in Richland County, North Dakota, which confirmed 35 active cases. As of Monday, Richland County ranked No. 14 for COVID-19 activity statewide. Five counties out of 53 confirmed no active cases.