2019-03-03

Headlines:

From Al Jazeera, Associated Press, BBC News, Reuters, The Globe and Mail, New York Times, and Wired

Milestone: Capsule with dummy aboard docks at space station – (Associated Press)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A sleek new American-built capsule with just a test dummy aboard docked smoothly with the International Space Station on Sunday in a big step toward putting the U.S….

Fierce fighting as SDF pounds last ISIL-held pocket in Syria – (Al Jazeera English)
US-backed forces slowly advance in Baghouz village with artillery fire and air raids as ISIL attempts to retaliate.

The Latest: Fiancee decries ‘shameful legacy’ in slaying – (Associated Press)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the decision by a prosecutor not to charge the police officers who shot an unarmed black man last year (all times local):7:30 p.m.The fiancee…

Fierce fighting as US-backed Syrian forces advance on IS – (Associated Press)
BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — Columns of black smoke billowed from the last small piece of territory held by Islamic State militants on Sunday as U.S.-backed fighters pounded the area with artillery fire…

Defending Iditarod champ remains self-proclaimed ‘goofball’ – (Associated Press)
WILLOW, Alaska (AP) — Joar Leifseth Ulsom may not be flashy or brash, but he has sled cred.The quiet, unassuming 32-year-old defending champion of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race leads the…

New Orleans police: Driver in deadly crash likely impaired – (Associated Press)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police suspect a driver was impaired when he killed two people and injured seven others, most of them riding bikes, on a busy New Orleans thoroughfare as large crowds gathered…

US House to begin Trump abuse inquiry – (BBC News)
A committee seeks documents on alleged obstruction of justice and abuse of power by the president.

U.S. House panel launches probe into possible obstruction by Trump – (Reuters)
The head of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee said on Sunday the panel would seek documents from more than 60 people and entities as part of a probe into possible obstruction of justice and abuse of power by President Donald Trump.

US, South Korea end spring military drills to back diplomacy – (Associated Press)
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and the U.S. are eliminating their massive springtime military drills and replacing them with smaller exercises in what they call an effort to support…

Award-winning photographer Yannis Behrakis dies aged 58 – (Al Jazeera English)
Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, who worked at Reuters for over 30 years, has died after a battle with cancer.

‘You Have to Pay With Your Body’: The Hidden Nightmare of Sexual Violence on the Border – (The New York Times)
Of all the hazards facing migrant women along the southwest border, one of the most ubiquitous and devastating is sexual assault.

Ostrich jacket, fake rallies, therapy dogs and other odd scenes in Trump-Russia probe – (Reuters)
Question: What do you get when you combine Russian agents, a therapy dog and a $15,000 ostrich-skin jacket?

‘A huge wall of flame, it’s a monster’ – (BBC News)
Hundreds of firefighters in Australia are battling bushfires which have destroyed homes.

Trump delivers a slashing speech that rouses the right – (Associated Press)
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — In a slashing speech packed with braggadocio and grievance, President Donald Trump denounced Democrats as the party of “the socialist nightmare,” relitigated his crowd sizes…

Washington wants to know if Pakistan used U.S.-built jets to down Indian warplane – (Reuters)
The United States said on Sunday it was trying to find out if Pakistan used U.S.-built F-16 jets to down an Indian warplane, potentially in violation of U.S. agreements, as the stand-off between the nuclear-armed Asian neighbors appeared to be easing.

‘Poop Wars’: Drug Companies and Doctors Battle Over the Future of Fecal Transplants – (The New York Times)
As pharmaceutical companies seek to profit from the curative wonders of human feces, doctors worry about new regulations, higher prices and patients attempting DIY cures.

Algeria protests keep pressure on leader – (BBC News)
Marchers take to the streets ahead of a deadline for the president to confirm he wants a fifth term.

Emboldened by Bolsonaro, armed invaders encroach on Brazil’s tribal lands – (Reuters)
Ten days after Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro took office, dozens of men entered protected indigenous land in a remote corner of the Amazon, hacking a pathway beneath the jungle canopy.

On brink of Syria defeat, Islamic State unleashes car bombs – (Reuters)
Islamic State launched suicide car bombs against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) assaulting Baghouz, in a last-ditch effort to stave off defeat in its final patch of territory, fighters from the U.S.-backed force said on Sunday.

US lawmaker condemns ‘anti-Muslim display’ – (BBC News)
Ilhan Omar says a poster linking her to 9/11 at a Republican event shows why she is “on a hitlist”.

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From various sources

After 30 years, Sudan’s president to step down amid protests – (The Jerusalem Post)
President Omar al-Bashir, accused of genocide in Darfur, remains in office as Sudan is rocked by the largest sustained protests in its history.

Rousso calls Southern residents “crybabies” over kite terror complaints – (The Jerusalem Post)
Rousso walked back his statements over the weekend, saying that he admired residents of the South, but their reactions to the kites only encouraged more incendiary devices to be fired at them.

Marner dedicates three-point game to friend celebrating seventh birthday – (NHL News)
Mitchell Marner made Hayden Foulon’s seventh birthday her best ever.

Fantasy top 200 rankings for 2018-19 – (NHL News)
NHL.com’s fantasy hockey top 200 overall rankings are based on past production and expectations for the rest of the season in standard Yahoo leagues.

Lowry suspended two games for actions in Jets game against Predators – (NHL News)
NEW YORK — Winnipeg Jets forward Adam Lowry has been suspended for two games, without pay, for high-sticking Nashville Predators forward Filip Forsberg during NHL Game No. 996 in Winnipeg on Friday, Mar. 1, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player S…

Silfverberg signs five-year contract with Ducks – (NHL News)
Jakob Silfverberg signed a five-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday. Financial terms were not released.

White House bars print reporters – (Fox News)
Excluded from Kim dinner after shouted questions.

Media hit Trump for failed summit – (Fox News)
President ends talks over North Korean demands.

Visit a Giant Face in the Desert, Jungle, and Snow Map and Locations – Fortnite Week 1 Challenges, Season 8 – Fortnite Wiki Guide – IGN – (IGN)
Fortnite at IGN: walkthroughs, items, maps, video tips, and strategies

‘Keto Crotch’ called out as stinky side effect of popular diet – (Fox News)
Sure, eating sizzling steaks or cheese-drenched eggs with a side of tender-crisp bacon may sound tasty — but how does it smell?

Alabama girl, 11, found dead after last seen at aunt’s house where SUV was spotted in driveway – (Fox News)
An Alabama girl was found dead Saturday after she vanished from her aunt’s house where a dark-colored SUV was spotted in the driveway, police and her family said.

Everton vs Liverpool live score and latest updates – (Mirror)
Follow all the latest Merseyside Derby updates as the Premier League action unfolds at Goodison Park

Brits stuck on ferries for hours after migrants storm Calais ship using ladders – (Mirror)
French police arrested 44 migrants who had climbed aboard the ferry after it arrived from Dover

Labor pledges $60m to help victims of domestic violence rebuild their lives – (The Guardian (AU))
Bill Shorten says money raised from banking fairness fund will provide tailored support packages for families

What did Cohen’s testimony actually tell us? – (CBS News)
Jeffrey Goldberg, David Nakamura, Paula Reid and David Sanger join Margaret Brennan to discuss the outcome of the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi and Michael Cohen’s testimony.

Can you tell the difference between a real face and an AI-generated fake? – (The Verge)
AI-generated fake faces are a brilliant demonstration of AI’s ability to manipulate images. A new website — WhichFaceIsReal.com — lets you test your ability to distinguish real from really-well-faked.

Milestone: Capsule with dummy aboard docks at space station – (Associated Press)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A sleek new American-built capsule with just a test dummy aboard docked smoothly with the International Space Station on Sunday in a big step toward putting the U.S….

Trump Vows Executive Order On College ‘Free Speech,’ Threatens Funding – (The Huffington Post)
The president made the announcement at CPAC, but did not give further details.

Jeremy Corbyn pelted with an egg ‘by pro-Brexit campaigner’ – (Mirror)
A man has reportedly been arrested after throwing an egg at the Labour leader

Brexit and bad weather puts UK farmers at risk of suicide, say charities – (The Guardian (UK))
Crisis networks report rise in number of farmers distressed by uncertainty over future

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All about Trump

Media hit Trump for failed summit – (Fox News)
President ends talks over North Korean demands.

What did Cohen’s testimony actually tell us? – (CBS News)
Jeffrey Goldberg, David Nakamura, Paula Reid and David Sanger join Margaret Brennan to discuss the outcome of the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi and Michael Cohen’s testimony.

Trump Vows Executive Order On College ‘Free Speech,’ Threatens Funding – (The Huffington Post)
The president made the announcement at CPAC, but did not give further details.

House Judiciary chair Jerry Nadler says Trump obstructed justice, will request documents from 60-plus people in president’s circle – (CNBC)
Rep. Jerry Nadler said he believes President Donald Trump has obstructed justice. Nadler, said his Judiciary Committee will request documents from more than 60 people in the White House, the Justice Department, and the Trump Organization — including top execu…

Trump investigation: US House panel launches probe into possible obstruction by president – (Independent)
‘It’s our job to protect the rule of law,’ committee chair says

John Bolton on Otto Warmbier: My opinion doesn’t matter – CNN Video – (CNN)
President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton said his opinion about the circumstances around Otto Warmbier’s death doesn’t matter because he isn’t the “national security decision-maker.”

Rep. Debbie Dingell on what Michael Cohen’s testimony means for future investigations of President Trump – (Fox News)
Michael Cohen’s testimony is just the start of what House Democrats have planned for investigating the president; insight from Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, co-chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee.

House judiciary committee launches probe into Trump’s possible obstruction of justice, abuse of power – (The Globe And Mail)
The head of the committee says the panel will seek documents from more than 60 people and organizations as it begins its investigations.

Cohen lawyers searching for early drafts of false statement to Congress – (Axios)
Cohen told Congress Trump’s personal lawyers reviewed and edited his statement.

U.S. House panel to request documents from Donald Trump Jr. in obstruction probe | CBC News – (CBC News)
The head of the U.S. House judiciary committee says the panel will seek documents from more than 60 people and entities as part of a probe into possible obstruction of justice and abuse of power by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Nadler announces sweeping document requests, says Trump obstructed justice – (Fox News)
House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler, who would oversee any impeachment proceedings against President Trump, announced that he will more than 60 document requests to the White House and Justice Department on Monday — a barrage that Nadler called t…

John Bolton says North Korea owes full explanation over Otto Warmbier’s death – (CNN)
North Korea should give a full accounting of the circumstances surrounding Otto Warmbier’s death, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton said Sunday.

Ben Stiller, Bill Hader return to ‘SNL’ to lampoon Michael Cohen hearing – (USA Today)
Ben Stiller reprised his role as former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ with ‘SNL’ alum Bill Hader making a guest appearance

House Judiciary chairman says he will launch probe of Trump’s ‘abuse of power’ – (The Washington Post)
Rep. Jerrold Nadler said he is sending document requests to more than 60 people and entities tied to Trump. The probe, he said, could eventually lead to impeachment.

Elizabeth Warren Differs With Joe Biden: Mike Pence Is No ‘Decent Guy’ – (The Huffington Post)
The presidential candidate also slammed Donald Trump’s administration as “the most corrupt … in living memory.”

Anxiety grows in first tax season under Trump law – (The Hill)
This year’s tax-filing season has been like no other in decades, with taxpayers having questions over how they will fare when they file for the first time under the GOP tax law.

John Bolton on next steps in effort to stop North Korea’s nuclear threat – (Fox News)
President Trump ends Hanoi summit with Kim Jong Un without an agreement; insight from White House National Security Adviser John Bolton on ‘Fox News Sunday.’

US House to begin Trump abuse inquiry – (BBC News)
A committee seeks documents on alleged obstruction of justice and abuse of power by the president.

John Bolton: North Korea summit was not a failure – (The Washington Post)
President Trump is “not desperate for a deal — not with North Korea, not with anybody — if it’s contrary to American national interests,” Bolton said on “Fox News Sunday.”

CNN analyst, Biden Institute adviser calls Trump Nazi-like — for echoing 2011 Biden ‘heritage’ comment – (Fox News)
A CNN analyst and senior adviser at the University of Delaware’s Biden Institute on Saturday charged that President Trump’s call to “reclaim” America’s heritage on Saturday was similar to rhetoric used by Adolf Hitler — but she appeared unaware that former V…

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