Recent midterm election
Jared Polis becomes the first openly gay person and second openly LGBT person elected as a governor in the United States.
U.S. Representative Chris Collins (R–NY) announces that he is suspending his campaign for re-election in the 2018 midterms, intending to serve out the remainder of his term. Collins was arrested by the FBI on August 8 on charges relating to insider trading.
Facebook announces that it has suspended 32 accounts it believes intended to influence the 2018 mid-term elections in the United States. The company says while it is uncertain who operated these accounts, at least one is linked to the Russian-based Internet Research Agency.
The same-sex couple, who recently came to international attention when they were convicted of homosexuality under a British colonial law, tell Malawi's "The Nation" that they have separated and that one of them now lives with a woman.