2019-03-15

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

Wall Street gains on U.S.-China trade optimism – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks rose on Friday as investors took heart from positive signs regarding trade talks between the United States and China and after UK lawmakers voted to delay a potentially chaotic exit from the European Union.

U.S. manufacturing sector slowing as economy loses momentum – (Reuters)
U.S. manufacturing output fell for a second straight month in February and factory activity in New York state was weaker than expected this month, offering further evidence of a sharp slowdown in economic growth early in the first quarter.

Mosque shooter a white nationalist seeking revenge – (Associated Press)
SYDNEY (AP) — The gunman behind at least one of the mosque shootings in New Zealand that left 49 people dead on Friday tried to make a few things clear in the manifesto he left behind: He is a…

Mosque killer’s rifles bore white-supremacist references – (Associated Press)
The self-proclaimed racist who attacked a New Zealand mosque during Friday prayers in an assault that killed 49 people used rifles covered in white-supremacist graffiti and listened to a song…

Mass shootings at New Zealand mosques kill 49; 1 man charged – (Associated Press)
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers on what the prime minister called “one of New…

Israeli warplanes strike Gaza after rockets fired toward Tel Aviv – (Reuters)
Israeli warplanes bombed Hamas targets in the Palestinian enclave of Gaza early on Friday after Israel’s military said militants had fired two rockets toward the city of Tel Aviv.

Google faces third EU antitrust fine next week: source – (Reuters)
Alphabet unit Google is likely to be hit with a third EU antitrust fine next week related to its AdSense advertising service, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday, with the sanction expected to be much smaller than previous fines.

Democratic 2020 field taking shape with Beto O’Rourke entry – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The contours of the Democratic presidential primary came into clearer focus this week with Texan Beto O’Rourke’s entry into the race — one of the final puzzle pieces in a contest…

Global condemnation, condolences after mosque attack – (Associated Press)
BRUSSELS (AP) — World leaders expressed condolences and condemnation Friday following the deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand, while Muslim leaders said the mass shooting was evidence of a…

Few Americans see savings from Trump’s tax reform: Reuters/Ipsos poll – (Reuters)
Only one in five U.S. taxpayers expect to pay less income tax this year as a result of the tax reform law passed in 2017 by Republicans who promised big savings for everyday Americans, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday.

Saudi’s Flyadeal to decide on Boeing 737 MAX order after crash investigations – (Reuters)
Saudi Arabian airline flyadeal will wait until investigations into two Boeing 737 MAX crashes are completed before deciding whether to proceed with a signed order for 30 of the jets, its chief executive said on Friday.

Bangladesh cricketers narrowly avoid mosque shootings – (Associated Press)
Members of the Bangladesh cricket team had just arrived by bus at Masjid Al Noor mosque for Friday afternoon prayers when they heard gunshots.Had they arrived a few minutes earlier they…

Dozens killed as gunman livestreams New Zealand mosque shootings – (Reuters)
A gunman shot dead 49 people and wounded more than 40 at two New Zealand mosques, some as they were kneeling at prayer, livestreaming online some of the killings that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned as terrorism.

Boeing black box review begins in France, aviation world waits – (Reuters)
Investigators in France on Friday examined the black boxes of a Boeing 737 MAX that crashed in Ethiopia as a spooked global airline industry waited to see if the cause was similar to a disaster in Indonesia months before.

Hundreds surrender in last Islamic State enclave as SDF advance – (Reuters)
Islamic State militants along with women and children surrendered in the hundreds to U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria on Thursday as the jihadists lost ground in their last shred of territory.

Tokyo’s Olympics may become known as the ‘Robot Games’ – (Associated Press)
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo’s Olympics may become known as the “Robot Games.”Organizers on Friday showed off robots that will be used at the new National Stadium to provide assistance for fans using…

Israel-Gaza fighting ebbs, Gaza rockets reportedly a misfire – (Associated Press)
JERUSALEM (AP) — Cross-border fighting between Israel and Gaza’s ruling Hamas group appeared to be winding down Friday, amid reports of an Egyptian-brokered truce and Israeli media saying a…

FAA’s close ties to Boeing questioned after 2 deadly crashes – (Associated Press)
For more than six decades, the Federal Aviation Administration has relied on employees of airplane manufacturers to do government-required safety inspections as planes are being designed or…

New Zealand mosque attacker’s plan began and ended online – (Reuters)
Online accounts linked to gun attacks that killed 49 people and wounded at least 20 at two New Zealand mosques on Friday had in recent days circulated white supremacist imagery and extreme right-wing messages celebrating violence against Muslims and minoritie…

Children’s climate strike spreads worldwide – (BBC News)
Thousands of children protest in cities across Asia and Europe against climate change.

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From various sources

No, par score is not what you have been thinking it is all this while – (ESPN Cric Info)
It is not the average score at a venue. It’s not the scoring rate. And it’s not the perfect winning score | ESPNcricinfo.com

China may soon run its first annual current-account deficit in decades – (The Economist)
The implications will be profound

Germany’s parliament favors Merkel’s anti-Israel U.N. voting pattern – (The Jerusalem Post)

General Electric analyst channels ‘Any Given Sunday,’ says company’s turnaround is a ‘game of inches’ (GE) – (Business Insider)
General Electric analyst channels ‘Any Given Sunday,’ says company’s turnaround is a ‘game of inches’ (GE)

Cheltenham Festival: Day Four – (The Irish Times)
It’s the final day of action from Cheltenham where the Gold Cup takes centre stage. Join Ruaidhrí Croke for all of the action LIVE!

UK carmakers forced to idle plants despite possible Brexit delay – (Financial Times)
BMW, Honda and Jaguar Land Rover all scheduled downtime in their factories during April

Fans React to 2019 UCL Draw – (Bleacher Report)
Get the latest Fans React to 2019 UCL Draw news, photos, rankings, lists and more on Bleacher Report

Four possible outcomes of the UK’s request for a Brexit delay – (Financial Times)
The EU is pondering the length of an extension, conditions — and even outright rejection

North Korea threatens to end US talks and restart nuclear tests – (Financial Times)
Senior official says Donald Trump missed an opportunity for peace at Hanoi summit

Could you last three rounds with a UFC fighter? – BBC Sport – (BBC Sport)
UFC fighter Molly ‘Meatball’ McCann invites a regular gym-goer to her training base at Liverpool John Moores University to try out a 15-minute training session designed to simulate the demands of a professional MMA fight.

Germany to make it a crime to run a Tor node/website – (Hacker News)
Google’s free service instantly translates words, phrases, and web pages between English and over 100 other languages.

Woman, 104, demands to be arrested despite never being ‘on wrong side of law’ – (Mirror)
Anne Brokenbrow stunned care home staff in Bristol when they asked her what her one wish would be – to be arrested

Inside the life of New Zealand’s worst ever terrorist – (Daily Mail)
Brenton Tarrant, 28, who live-streamed himself shooting inside Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch on Friday, grew up in Grafton in the state’s Northern River region.

Taylor Swift Liked A Shady Instagram Post About Kanye West’s “Famous” Video – (Buzzfeed)
“The “Famous” music video was straight up revenge porn, it was disgusting and he doesn’t get enough crap for it.”

New Zealand mosque attacks: What we know – (News24)
The quiet New Zealand city of Christchurch was struck by two deadly attacks with 49 people killed and another 20 seriously injured after gun assaults on mosques as Muslims worshipped.

Browns’ Kareem Hunt Suspended 8 Games for Violating NFL Personal Conduct Policy – (Bleacher Report)
The NFL announced Friday that Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt has been suspended eight games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport …

Get an iPad Pro at Regular iPad Price with Amazon’s Deal of the Day – IGN – (IGN)
Amazon’s Deal of the Day drops prices on refurbished 2017 Apple iPads, bringing prices down to regular iPad prices.

At least 49 people killed and 48 injured in mosque attacks – (Daily Mail)
Witnesses reported hearing 20 shots and seeing ‘blood everywhere’. Police are responding to the incident in Christchurch on the country’s South Island.

Trump says ‘there should be no Mueller report’ a day after House unanimously votes to make it public – (CNBC)
Trump’s comments come a day after the House unanimously passed a symbolic resolution calling for public release of the report Mueller gives to the Justice Department.

Here’s How I Use Weed To Help My Endometriosis Pain – (Buzzfeed)
I have been using some form of cannabis to manage my chronic pain since I moved to California from Indiana in 2014.

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All about Trump

North Korea threatens to end US talks and restart nuclear tests – (Financial Times)
Senior official says Donald Trump missed an opportunity for peace at Hanoi summit

Trump says ‘there should be no Mueller report’ a day after House unanimously votes to make it public – (CNBC)
Trump’s comments come a day after the House unanimously passed a symbolic resolution calling for public release of the report Mueller gives to the Justice Department.

Donald Trump deletes Breitbart tweet about how ‘tough’ his supporters can get – (USA Today)
On Thursday, President Trump tweeted a Breitbart article in which he talked about how “tough” his supporters could get. He deleted the tweet Friday.

Donald Trump, White House condemn New Zealand mosque shooting in Christchurch – (USA Today)
“The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do,” Donald Trump says.

Mueller: Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates ‘continues to cooperate’ in several investigations – (CNBC)

Few Americans see savings from Trump’s tax reform: Reuters/Ipsos poll – (Reuters)
Only one in five U.S. taxpayers expect to pay less income tax this year as a result of the tax reform law passed in 2017 by Republicans who promised big savings for everyday Americans, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday.

Beto O’Rourke on why he changed his mind on 2020, Trump’s “hand” comment – (CBS News)
Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke made his name a national Democrat in Texas last year when he nearly unseated Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. In a “60 Minutes” interview days before the election, O’Rourke insisted he would not run for president in 2020. Gayle K…

Mission impossible? – (The Jerusalem Post)
Netanyahu and Trump are both eyeing preelection support from the other

Trump sends ‘warmest sympathy’ to NZ – (News.com.au)
World leaders expressed condolences and condemnation Friday following the deadly attacks on mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, while Muslim leaders said the mass shooting was evidence of a rising tide of violent anti-Islam sentiment.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on China, global warming, and President Trump: Full interview – (Fox News)
Brian Kilmeade talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about Google allegedly helping Chinese military, China’s Human Rights record, global warming, and his relationship with President Trump.

Trump: Republicans ‘waiting with open arms’ for ‘Jexodus’ from Democrats – (The Hill)
President Trump on Friday urged Jewish voters to abandon the Democratic Party in favor of a “Jexodus” to the GOP while touting his administration’s record on foreign policy surrounding Israel.

Trump condemns ‘horrible massacre’ in New Zealand – (The Hill)
President Trump on Friday condemned a deadly attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, calling the attack a “horrible massacre” and a senseless act of violence.

Eye Opener: Muslims targeted in New Zealand massacre – (CBS News)
A gunman kills at least 49 people in New Zealand in two attacks on mosques that the country’s prime minister calls “terrorism.” Also, President Trump is expected to use his first veto on a congressional measure to overturn his national emergency declaration a…

Congress Requests Stormy Daniels Hush-Money Payoff Notes From Former Fox News Reporter – (The Huffington Post)
Diana Falzone’s story during the campaign was killed by Rupert Murdoch because he wanted Trump to win, according to the New Yorker.

The Hill’s Morning Report — Trump readies first veto after latest clash with Senate GOP – (The Hill)
Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report.

Congress Has a Breaking Point. This Week, Trump Might Have Found It. – (The New York Times)
In three bipartisan votes, Congress this week rebuked President Trump over Saudi Arabia, blocked his border emergency declaration and demanded a public release of the special counsel’s report.

The 31 Trump districts that will determine the next House majority – (The Hill)
The battle for the House will be waged in 31 districts held by Democrats won by Trump in 2016 – and three Republican districts won by Clinton.

Dow Futures Boom as Trump Admin Clambers to Rescue China Trade Deal – (Crypto Coins News)
The US stock market is in recovery mode on the cusp of the week’s final trading session, with Dow futures indicating that the index will leap by triple digits at the opening bell. Dow Futures Jump

Trump was reportedly annoyed by a trio of Republican senators who interrupted his dinner to discuss the national emergency declaration – (Google News (Canada))
The bill will make its way to Trump’s desk, where he is widely expected to use his first major veto to nix the resolution.

Donald Trump: ‘God Bless All’ Victims of New Zealand Mosque Massacres – (Breitbart News)
“The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do. God bless all!”

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