It’s "he said, Trump said" in today’s news

Ashley Shaffer and Alex Connor, USA TODAY

The new iPhone is here. A "Most Wanted" suspect is on the loose. And we wonder who really said what in the White House. 

It's Ashley and Alex. Here's the news everyone's talking about Tuesday. 

But first, everything's bigger better in Texas: West University Place, Texas, was named one of the best cities to live in. Did your city make the list

John Bolton is out, but how it happened is debatable

President Donald Trump fired John Bolton as his national security adviser Tuesday, noting that the two "disagreed strongly" on many issues. Trump wrote in a tweet, "I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House." But Bolton said he offered to resign, contradicting Trump's characterization of his departure. He texted several reporters that he had not been fired, as the president said. Bolton's departure comes amid internal tension at the White House, particularly over negotiations with the Taliban and the president's hopes for a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

Other things he said, they said

John Bolton says he offered his resignation; President Trump says he was fired.

It’s Apple Day, and Tim Cook brought the main course

Apple unveiled the brand-spanking-new iPhone 11 on Tuesday during its annual event at its headquarters in Cupertino, California. Apple is rolling out three new phone models: a lower-priced iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Dare I say I want them all? Because I do. All three smartphones will be available for preorder Friday, and you can get your hands on one for $699. Let's talk about this camera situation (look at the image below). The Pro editions will sport a redesigned camera with a third lens that can capture extreme wide-angle shots. Hello, group selfies. But wait! There's more: Apple unveiled new versions of its iPad and Apple Watch. 

What everyone’s talking about

Wildlife is brutal but beautiful 

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition released a few images from its 2019 contest – and they're incredible. The photo contest, representing plant and animal life from across the globe, is developed annually by the Natural History Museum in London. You really need to see these stunning – and sometimes heartbreaking – images

How did the Golden Ray cargo ship capsize?

The gleeful rescue team that pulled four trapped crewmen from a capsized cargo ship off the Georgia coast left behind more than 4,000 cars and one big question: Why did the Golden Ray capsize? There are not many possibilities to explore.

One Short List reader got a close-up look at the overturned vessel with her dog, Samuel. "I was out playing ball, and you can see the cargo ship in the background," Denise Rocawich, who lives in Brunswick, Georgia, said. "Glad to hear that all the crew has gotten out safely." 

Real quick 

1 hurricane, 17 hours, 5 people, 1 GMC Terrain SUV

As Hurricane Dorian approached the Bahamas, John Slack knew better than to stay in his house. What he didn't know was that despite relocating to a "safer" place to ride out the monster storm, it really didn't matter.r. A few snap decisions would result in Slack and four others, including a man with pancreatic cancer, spending the duration of Dorian trapped inside a vehicle for 17 hours. “We just feel blessed to be alive and are so thankful to be here after this life-altering experience," Slack said.

Alex Connor chipped in on this compilation of stories from across the USA TODAY Network. Want this snappy news roundup in your inbox every night? Sign up for "The Short List" newsletter here

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