Chemical Plant Explodes in Northern China, ‘Sponge Bob’ Creator Dies at 57 + 3 More Hot News of Wednesday, Nov.28

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Nexter.org made a list of the most important  you need to know this Wednesday morning (November 28).

1. Cindy Hyde-Smith becomes first Mississippi woman elected to Congress

Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith fended off a challenge from Democrat Mike Espy Tuesday in a closely watched Senate runoff election marked by racial tensions.

2. At least 22 dead in an explosion at a chemical plant in Northern China

An explosion outside a chemical plant in northeastern China early Wednesday killed at least 22 people and destroyed scores of vehicles, in the latest challenge to efforts to boost industrial safety in the world’s second-largest economy.

3. ‘Sponge Bob Square Pants’ creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57

Stephen Hillenburg, creator of the iconic SpongeBob SquarePants cartoon, died on Monday following a long battle with ALS.

4. Netflix is making a live-action ‘Cowboy Bebop’ series

Continuing on an apparent quest to secure the loyalty of classic anime fans, Netflix is following up yesterday’s Evangelion news by acquiring a new version of Cowboy Bebop.

5. CDC confirms 116 cases of ‘polio-like’ illness in 31 states

The Centers for Disease Control said that there are 116 confirmed cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a condition that affects the nervous system and has symptoms related to polio. So far, the illness has mostly impacted children.


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