Gabatron Morning Briefing – 8-24-15: Strangers On A (French) Train

3 American servicemen tackled a would-be gunman on a train in France. They are obviously being hailed as heroes, and have already gotten a thank you call from President Obama. Authorities say he was an Islamic extremist, but his lawyer says he was just homeless and trying to rob the train.

Interesting Stat of the Day: 28,443,856. The number of small businesses in the United States, which together employ about 56,062,893 workers.

Two Canadian law firms have filed a $578 million class action lawsuit against the people who run Ashley Madison.

In technology news, USA Today is reporting that some local police departments are solving crimes be tracking peoples cell phones.

Mei Xiang, the panda at Washington’s National Zoo, has given birth to not one but two panda cubs.

Plus, a French couple decided it was a good idea to have sex on the wall of a castle. They slipped and fell off the wall into the moat 40 feet below and died.

Each morning Keith Conrad will give you a few stories useful for starting conversations around the water cooler at work. Assuming that your office actually has a water cooler.

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