Epstein is dead. And they're still angry

Ashley Shaffer, USA TODAY

A tropical storm looks poised to hit Florida, Brazil looks sassy on the world stage and I look at photo after photo of all your adorable canines (and share them below).

It's Ashley. And doggone it, here's Tuesday's news.

But first, Popeyes or Chick-fil-A? The winner of the internet's Chicken Sandwich War of 2019 is ... (not Shake Shack, but it should have been).

Epstein was 'a coward,' one accuser says. She's 'angry' he killed himself

Just over two weeks after Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in a federal jail cell, Courtney Wild and dozens of women expressed anger at the wealthy financier in a Tuesday court hearing. Their recurring themes: Frustration, anger, defiance and tears. Wild, who said she was abused at Epstein's Florida home when she was 14, explained she was "very angry and sad" that he killed himself before any trial. “He is a coward,” she said. Epstein, 66, died earlier this month, and the hearing was to formally dismiss the charges. Jennifer Araoz, who accused Epstein of raping her when she was 15 in his New York mansion, said: “They let this man kill himself and kill the chance for justice for so many others.” 

Suspicious deaths – 10 of them – at a veterans hospital

Authorities are looking into a string of about 10 suspicious patient deaths at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia, where the patients may have been targeted, according to three people familiar with the probe. The death of an 82-year-old Army veteran last year was ruled a homicide due to an unprescribed injection of insulin, and authorities are investigating a “person of interest” in the case. There was no order for the injection in the patient’s records, and he had no history of diabetes or insulin use, according to the autopsy report.

What everyone’s talking about

Tropical Storm Dorian is aimed at Florida

Tropical Storm Dorian lurched directly over St. Lucia Tuesday dropping rain and gusting winds as it heads through the eastern Caribbean Sea and toward Puerto Rico. The storm is expected to strengthen over the next 48 hours, and the threat of winds and heavy rains reaching Florida later this weekend is increasing, the National Hurricane Center said. Florida residents "should monitor the progress of Dorian and ensure that they have their hurricane plan in place," the weather service said Tuesday.

This satellite image obtained from NOAA/RAMMB, shows Tropical Storm Dorian as it approaches the Caribbean at 11:40 UTC on August 27, 2019.

Brazil to world leaders: Keep your $20 million in free money

The Brazilian government is rejecting $20 million in aid pledged by G-7 leaders to fight fires in the Amazon rainforest, according to several reports. French President Emmanuel Macron announced Monday that the G-7 leaders, which include President Donald Trump, agreed to set up the fire aid. Luís Fernando Serra, Brazil's ambassador to France, said Tuesday morning that his country is rejecting the aid because it was not involved in the discussions, Politico Europe reported. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said later Tuesday that he would accept the aid, but only if Macron retracts comments he made calling him a liar, the Associated Press reported. "Then we can speak," Bolsonaro said. 

Real quick 

Y'all have some seriously adorable dogs

We put an SOS alert out yesterday for Short Listers to send pictures of your pups for National Dog Day (it was basically an emergency). We were not disappointed. 

Here are a few (of the many!) good boys and girls of The Short List: 

Samuel wanted to show off his bow tie for National Dog Day.
Roly Poly (his real name) loves America ����. And pets. He hasn't responded to questions on which he loves more.
"It's called fashion Brenda, look it up." Maggie the 9-year-old Boston Terrier gets 11/10 for style points.
Sweet 'ol Sophie is 13 years old and deaf, but the most adorable pup ever.
This fluffy guy is Richard Parker from Pasadena, Calif. Despite his goofy grin, he has a near-genius IQ.
When Nash isn't doing snow face masks, he can sometimes be found at the Tennessee Capitol with his dad, Senator Jon Lundberg.
Meet Pippa! She just took a DNA test turns out she’s 100% that Pips.
Annie knows how to stay safe on boat rides. Her life jacket is Short List approved.
Ace from Manhattan Beach, Calif., looking dapper as ever in his finest formal wear.
Dougie the rescue pup loves California sunshine and teaching others how to do the "Dougie."
Snickers, the vineyard dog at Aratas Wine, takes his job very seriously. He has a special talent for charming guests.

A special shout out to: Moose and Sunny, Rookie the muddy pup, Cameron with the good hair, Herbie the muppet dog, Timón the regal gentleman, Mya and Will the Boxers, Penny the rescue pup, siblings Dillie, Gia and Snickers, Gemini the monster, (not-so-calm) Ruhe, Fergie the giant, Cheify and his life protecting his home from badgers, Yoda (woof!), the Tenboer family dogs, Finnan Rose, Lucy, Ernie and Stanley, Scooby from Colorado, Maggie the Shih Tzu, Gracie and her love of Coke bottles, Sadie the Shih Tzu, Travis the rescue dog, Prince from Canada, Sadie, Fiona and Bambi, Suki, Sebastian with the goofy smile, squirrel-loving Apollo, sisters Annie and Snuggles, Hero, Alex Dude and Ruby Packzi from Ohio, Carly the world traveler, Oliver the little firecracker, Bellatrix the yellow lab, Zeke the Portuguese Water Dog, and all the other adorable dogs of The Short List!

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