Apple (AAPL) is expected to unveil the new iPhone 7 models this afternoon. An analyst with an accurate prognostication record predicted a list of specs, including a dual-lens camera, no dedicated headphone jack and improved water resistance. (The Verge)
A new Apple Watch is also expected, with a faster processor, longer battery life and GPS, which would allow for more stand-alone functionality. Mac computers, as well as Apple TV and Apple Music software, are seen getting refreshes. (Fast Company)
Ireland's government has acknowledged it will have to accept the $14.6 billion payment from Apple ordered by the European Commission, despite well-publicized resistance to the award. Apple is appealing the ruling. Ireland is also considering an appeal. (CNBC)
Bill Ackman's Pershing Square has taken a 9.9 percent stake in Chipotle (CMG), calling the restaurant stock undervalued. It's also planning to engage with the board. Separately, the billionaire activist investor left the board of Canadian Pacific (CP).
Goldman Sachs (GS) has banned partners from contributing to certain campaigns, including the ticket of Donald Trump and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. The rules prohibit donations to any federal candidate who's also a sitting local official, such as Pence. (Politico)
Ahead tonight's commander-in-chief forum on MSNBC and NBC, Hillary Clinton mocked Trump's national security credentials, and touted her own experience as a former secretary of state and an ex-U.S. senator. (Washington Post)
Trump leads Clinton by 19 points, among current and former military voters, according to the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey election tracking poll. On Tuesday, a group of 88 retired generals and admirals signed a letter backing Trump.
The U.S. transferred $1.7 billion in cash to Iran in order to settle a long-running dispute over a failed 1979 arms deal. U.S. officials acknowledged the payment of the first $400 million "coincided with Iran's release of American prisoners and was used as leverage." (WSJ)
Senate Democrats again blocked funding to fight Zika, demanding that Republicans drop an effort to stop Planned Parenthood from receiving money to combat the virus. Democrats regard any restriction on Planned Parenthood as setting a dangerous example. (NY Times)
Northwest Mexico was bracing for a second landfall of Hurricane Newton. Moving north, the storm could then bring heavy rain to parts of Arizona and New Mexico. Meanwhile, Florida continued to clean up after being hit by Hurricane Hermine last week. (NBC News)