2019-03-17

Headlines:

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

Ethiopia minister: Clear similarity between two crashes – (Associated Press)
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Preliminary data retrieved from the flight data recorder of the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed shows “a clear similarity” with an earlier crash in Indonesia,…

Explainer: Why Germany wants a merger to underpin Deutsche Bank – (Reuters)
Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank confirmed on Sunday they were in talks about a merger, prompting labor union concerns about possible job losses and questions from analysts about the merits of a combination.

Thousands protest against Serbian leader – (BBC News)
President Aleksandar Vucic is refusing to bow to opposition calls for media and electoral reform.

Mourners pay tribute to New Zealand victims, await burials – (Associated Press)
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A steady stream of mourners paid tribute Sunday at a makeshift memorial to the 50 people slain by a gunman at two mosques in Christchurch, while dozens of Muslims…

Boeing’s safety analysis of 737 MAX flight control had crucial flaws: Seattle Times – (Reuters)
Boeing Co’s safety analysis of a new flight control system on 737 MAX jets had several crucial flaws, the Seattle Times reported on Sunday.

Record floods engulf U.S. Central states, rivers to rise in days ahead – (Reuters)
Rains that melted a historic snowpack swamped U.S. Central Plains states with record floods on Sunday, breeching river levees and causing two deaths.

Paris cleans up riot debris as support fades for protesters – (Associated Press)
PARIS (AP) — Business owners, city employees and construction workers dug in Sunday to clean up one of the world’s most glamorous avenues, after riots by ultraviolent yellow vest protesters…

‘You are safe now’: moments of heroism in Christchurch massacre – (Reuters)
As New Zealanders struggled to cope with the deadly mayhem in Christchurch, stories of heroism have emerged from the tragedy, including a worshiper who chased away the gunman armed only with a credit card machine.

Factbox: What we know about Boeing 737 MAX crash and what comes next – (Reuters)
More than 300 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 passenger jets around the world have been taken out of service following two fatal crashes over the past five months in Ethiopia and Indonesia that killed almost 350 people in all.

Airlines fear long grounding of Boeing 737 MAX jets after Ethiopian crash – (Reuters)
The grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX jets after the crash in Ethiopia has had no immediate financial impact on airlines using the planes, but it will get painful for the industry the longer they do not fly, companies and analysts said on Friday.

Native Americans say movement to end ‘redface’ is slow – (Associated Press)
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — John Little can hardly go a week without a reminder that he and other Native Americans often are viewed as relics of the past: the Indian maiden on the butter container at…

Bereaved husband forgives mosque gunman – (BBC News)
Farid Ahmed’s wife Hosne, 44, was killed while searching for him in Christchurch.

Puzzling number of men tied to Ferguson protests have died – (Associated Press)
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose.Six deaths, all…

Should media avoid naming the gunmen in mass shootings? – (Associated Press)
A few months after teen shooters killed 12 classmates and her father at Columbine High School, Coni Sanders was standing in line at a grocery store with her young daughter when they came face to…

Bangladesh Fifa boss held for ‘defamation’ – (BBC News)
Mahfuza Akhter Kiron was arrested after saying that PM Sheikh Hasina was neglecting football.

More heavy rain due as cyclone Idai leaves trail of destruction – (Al Jazeera English)
Over 150 people killed in several southern African countries, with tens of thousands cut off from roads, communication.

School hit by deadly cyclone landslide – (BBC News)
Two pupils are among 31 people killed as Cyclone Idai hits Zimbabwe after Mozambique and Malawi.

German banking giants in merger talks – (BBC News)
Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank are to launch formal merger talks as they struggle to grow.

Legalizing Marijuana, With a Focus on Social Justice, Unites Democrats – (The New York Times)
Legalization of marijuana has become a pillar of progressive politics, and a litmus test for candidates’ commitment to equal treatment for all races in policing and criminal justice.

Some lawmakers worry about allowing sports bets on phones – (Associated Press)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — For states looking to profit off the new world of legal sports betting, there’s an app for that. The question for state lawmakers: Should they allow it?As state…

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From various sources

Judge Jeanine Pirro’s show did not air because of Ilhan Omar comments? – (The Jerusalem Post)
Trump defended Jude Jeanine Pirro on Twitter for her comments on Ilhan Omar and attacks Fox News

Police forces prevent terror stabbing attack in Hebron – (The Jerusalem Post)
The Palestinian drew the knife as the police seized and brought to her arrest.

U.S. threatens ICC against committing full Israeli war crimes probe – (The Jerusalem Post)
UKLFI, Lawfare Project say High Court has adjudicated on settlements.

Trump Asked To “Bring Back” Host Jeanine Pirro After Fox News Condemned Her Comments About Rep. Ilhan Omar – (Buzzfeed)
“Fox must stay strong and fight back with vigor,” the president tweeted.

Watch: Six Nations highlights – (BBC Sport)
Watch BBC Two live on BBC iPlayer.

Live: Auburn vs. UT for the SEC Title – (Bleacher Report)
Get the latest news, photos, rankings, lists and more on Bleacher Report

Some tie Trump to New Zealand massacre – (Fox News)
Pundits say he should have slammed white nationalism.

Players Championship: Fleetwood & McIlroy start one behind Rahm – clips & text – (BBC Sport)
In-play clips and text updates from the final round of the Players Championship at Sawgrass, Florida.

NFL players tackle big issues in Congress as part of externship program – (CBS News)
CBS News special correspondent and host of “NFL Today” James Brown talks to three NFL players working on Capitol Hill in an externship program to prepare for life after the NFL.

Will more GOP senators go against Trump on foreign policy? – (CBS News)
Mark Landler, Ramesh Ponnuru, Jamal Simmons and Amy Walter discuss the decision by 12 Republican senators to rebuke President Trump and what it means for 2020 Senate races.

Flowers laid at Mike Thalassitis’ Essex restaurant he was due to open with pal – (Mirror)
The Love Island star, found dead yesterday at the age of 26, was opening a restaurant with his business partner Scott Neilson

Hang In There, These 23 Products Will Solve All Your Closet Problems – (Buzzfeed)
Do you have a smaller-than-average room where you put stuff waiting to be used? This post is for you!

Brighton see off Millwall in penalty shoot-out to reach FA Cup semi-final – (FourFourTwo)

Russell Wilson: ‘Great potential’ to become top-paid QB – (NFL News)
Entering a contract season in the Emerald City, Russell Wilson is expected to become the latest “highest-paid quarterback in NFL history” this offseason or soon after.

The top ten 2020 Tokyo Olympics pictograms, ranked – (The Verge)
The official pictograms for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were revealed as Japan marked 500 days until the summer games. Designed by Masaaki Hiromura, the icons were based on the designs from the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, where pictograms first made their debut.

Ethiopian Airlines crash shows similarities with Lion Air accident, official says – (CNBC)
Dagmawit Moges told reporters on Sunday evening that data so far shows there is a “clear similarity” between the Ethiopian Airlines crash and an earlier one in Indonesia that involved the same type of plane.

Ethiopia minister: Clear similarity between two crashes – (Associated Press)
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Preliminary data retrieved from the flight data recorder of the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed shows “a clear similarity” with an earlier crash in Indonesia,…

Manchester United on red alert as Inter make Mauro Icardi available for transfer – (FourFourTwo)
Manchester United are reportedly set to make a move for Mauro Icardi after Inter admitted defeat in their battle to keep hold of their captain.

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All about Trump

Judge Jeanine Pirro’s show did not air because of Ilhan Omar comments? – (The Jerusalem Post)
Trump defended Jude Jeanine Pirro on Twitter for her comments on Ilhan Omar and attacks Fox News

Trump Asked To “Bring Back” Host Jeanine Pirro After Fox News Condemned Her Comments About Rep. Ilhan Omar – (Buzzfeed)
“Fox must stay strong and fight back with vigor,” the president tweeted.

Some tie Trump to New Zealand massacre – (Fox News)
Pundits say he should have slammed white nationalism.

Will more GOP senators go against Trump on foreign policy? – (CBS News)
Mark Landler, Ramesh Ponnuru, Jamal Simmons and Amy Walter discuss the decision by 12 Republican senators to rebuke President Trump and what it means for 2020 Senate races.

Mulvaney says it’s ‘absurd’ to link New Zealand mosque attacks to Trump’s rhetoric – (The Washington Post)
The suspected gunman has called Trump, whose rhetoric on immigrants has been widely criticized, “a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose.”

Fox News bumps ‘Judge Jeanine’ after remarks about Rep. Omar’s hijab. Trump wants her back on air. – (The Washington Post)
Trump accused Pirro’s critics of waging “all out campaigns” against Pirro and fellow Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

US retailers trump Warren Buffett with push into own brands – (Financial Times)
Kraft Heinz’s $15bn writedown highlights pressure on some well-known consumer labels

Mick Mulvaney: No one can say Trump is anti-Muslim – (Axios)
“Take the words and put them in one category, and take the actions and put them in another.”

Trump tweets advice to Fox News – CNN – (Google News (Canada))

Donald Trump Keeps Bashing John McCain Nearly 7 Months After His Death – (The Huffington Post)
The president mocked the late GOP senator’s grades at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Trump rails against ‘Saturday Night Live,’ stands up for controversial Fox News hosts – (CNBC)
President Donald Trump criticizes NBC and praises Fox News hosts in Sunday morning tweets.

‘Obama judges?’ ‘Trump judges?’ Border emergency lawsuits could expose or defuse partisan differences – (USA Today)
The judges who will hear legal challenges to President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency run the political gamut from left to right.

Trump threatens <em>SNL</em> with federal investigation for mocking him – (Entertainment Weekly)
President Trump is taking his fixation with ‘Saturday Night Live’ to a new level.

Trump Is ‘Not A White Supremacist,’ Top Aide Says – (The Huffington Post)
Trump faces criticism for not directly denouncing anti-Muslim bigotry. But he did on Sunday defend Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro.

Tapper questions US ambassador over Trump’s words – CNN Video – (CNN)
US Ambassador to New Zealand Scott Brown says he has not spoken with President Donald Trump about the mosque attack in New Zealand that killed at least 50 people.

Data Sheet—Intel’s A.I. Plan Vs. Donald Trump’s – (Fortune)
Intel released a whitepaper of recommendations for a national A.I. plan after Donald Trump’s A.I. executive order.

President Trump attacks the late Sen. John McCain over his involvement in the Russia investigation – (CNBC)
President Donald Trump again criticizes the late Sen. John McCain, sparking criticism from the senator’s family and others in the political world.

After New Zealand shooting, Trump downplayed white nationalist threat. But experts say it’s growing. – (NBC News)
The mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques is a symptom of the growing threat from white supremacy and far-right extremism in the U.S. and globally, experts say.

Days after New Zealand mosque shootings, Trump defends Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro – (Axios)
Pirro was taken off the air one week after making Islamophobic comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar.

Klobuchar after New Zealand attack: Trump’s ‘rhetoric doesn’t help’ – (CNN)
Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar said President Donald Trump’s rhetoric exacerbated tensions and called for him to condemn bigotry against Muslims.

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