2019-09-01

Headlines:

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

Hong Kong protesters target airport but planes keep flying – (Reuters)
Thousands of protesters blocked roads and public transport links to Hong Kong airport on Sunday in a bid to draw world attention to their fight for democracy for the Chinese-ruled city which is facing its biggest political crisis in decades.

Israeli army says multiple targets hit by fire from Lebanon – (Associated Press)
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Sunday said that Lebanese militants fired a barrage of anti-tank missiles at an Israeli army base, scoring a number of direct hits on Israeli targets….

Israeli military says current hostilities with Hezbollah apparently over – (Reuters)
Israel’s military said it appears that an eruption of fighting with Hezbollah along the Lebanon border on Sunday is over after the armed group fired anti-tank missiles and Israel responded with artillery and air strikes.

Trump says talking with lawmakers about gun control efforts – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday said he was speaking with Republicans and Democrats on possible legislative efforts regarding guns after another deadly shooting in Texas on Saturday.

U.S., Taliban near Afghanistan deal, fighting intensifies in north – (Reuters)
U.S. and Taliban negotiators are close to a deal that would open the way for peace in Afghanistan, a top U.S. official said on Sunday, as the insurgents followed their weekend assault on the strategic center of Kunduz by attacking a second northern city.

Death Toll in West Texas Shooting Climbs to 7 – (The New York Times)
At least 21 others were wounded, including three law enforcement officers and a 17-month-old who remained in serious condition Sunday morning.

Dorian closes in on Bahamas as dangerous Category 5 storm – (Associated Press)
McLEAN’S TOWN CAY, Bahamas (AP) — Large waves and heavy winds pounded the northern Bahamas on Sunday as Hurricane Dorian barreled toward the islands as a catastrophic Category 5 storm with 180 mph…

Hezbollah fires rockets into Israel – (BBC News)
Israel has confirmed the rocket attack and responded by hitting targets in southern Lebanon.

Death toll from West Texas shooting rises to seven: reports – (Reuters)
The death toll in Saturday’s gun rampage in West Texas rose to seven on Sunday, local media reported, and police said they would hold a news conference later in the day.

Dorian strikes Bahamas as catastrophic hurricane, parts of Florida evacuate – (Reuters)
Hurricane Dorian intensified into a dangerous category 5 storm as it hit the Bahamas on Sunday, expected to pound the islands with up to two days of torrential rain, high waves and damaging winds as parts of Florida evacuated in case the storm lashes the U.S.…

Death toll in West Texas shooting rampage rises to 7 – (Associated Press)
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — The death toll in a West Texas shooting rampage increased to seven Sunday as authorities investigated why a man stopped by state troopers for failing to signal a left turn…

WWII’s start marked in Poland with German remorse, warning – (Associated Press)
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Germany’s president expressed deep remorse for the suffering his nation inflicted on Poland and the rest of Europe during World War II, warning of the dangers of nationalism…

Protesters block roads near Hong Kong airport – (Associated Press)
HONG KONG (AP) — Anti-government protesters blocked roads near Hong Kong’s airport with burning barricades and damaged a train station Sunday after a night of violent clashes with…

Israel, Hezbollah exchange fire along Lebanon border – (Reuters)
Israel’s military said on Sunday anti-tank missiles from Lebanon targeted an army base and vehicles and that it responded with fire into southern Lebanon.

More than 100 dead in Yemen strike, says Red Cross – (BBC News)
Houthi rebels say the strike hit a prison, Saudi Arabia said it targeted a drone and missile base.

UK lawmakers against no-deal Brexit to bring forward legislation – (Reuters)
British lawmakers opposed to no-deal Brexit will attempt to pass a law this week to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson allowing Britain to crash out of the European Union on Oct. 31, the opposition Labour Party’s Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said.

Hong Kong protesters block airport – (BBC News)
Activists close roads to the airport, disrupting the operation of the major Asian transport hub.

Germany asks for forgiveness as Poland marks 80th anniversary of war – (Reuters)
Germany’s president asked for forgiveness for his country on Sunday for the suffering of the Polish people during World War Two as Poland marked 80 years since the Nazi German invasion that unleashed the deadliest conflict in human history.

Sharks, tornadoes and taxes: Cape Cod’s had a tough summer – (Associated Press)
Between great white sharks, freak tornadoes and new taxes on vacation rentals, Cape Cod businesses have had a challenging summer.Lodging and beach visit numbers are down on the famous…

Clock is ticking on NY deadline for student vaccinations – (Associated Press)
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — When New York lawmakers revoked a religious exemption for mandatory school vaccinations, the change sent thousands of the state’s parents scrambling to get their kids shots —…

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From various sources

Israel gov’t lawyers help NATO fight lawfare, receive awards – (The Jerusalem Post)
NATO started to ask Israeli lawyers from the Justice Ministry and the IDF’s international law divisions to assist it with dealing with legal proceedings arising from asymmetric warfare situations.

Netanyahu: No Israeli hurt in cross border skirmish with Hezbollah – (The Jerusalem Post)
Israel responded to the fire by firing 100 mortars into Lebanon and attacking from the air, the Prime Minister said.

Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq watching Israel-Hezbollah crisis closely – (The Jerusalem Post)
It has regional implications because Iran’s allies and proxies, from Syria to Iraq and Yemen, are all impacted by how Hezbollah performs and how Israel responds.

Hezbollah gambles with ‘retaliation’ – analysis – (The Jerusalem Post)
Hezbollah made threats in the past, more general in nature. But Hezbollah wants an excuse to legitimize itself.

Netanyahu: Enemies who want to destroy Israel face destruction themselves – (The Jerusalem Post)
In his speech to the students going on their first day of school in Elkana, Netnyahu said it is clear the terrorism Israel faces can have its source traced to Iran

Recent Match Report – Southern Vipers vs Loughborough Lightning, Women’s Cricket Super League, Semi-Final | ESPNcricinfo.com – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read the detailed Reports & Articles of Southern Vipers vs Loughborough Lightning, Women’s Cricket Super League, Semi-Final only on ESPNcricinfo.com

Like Or Pass On These Activities And We’ll Tell You If You’re More Indoors Or Outdoors – (Buzzfeed)
Everyone has their natural habitat.

US Open 2019 – Federer v Goffin, Konta coming up – (BBC Sport)
Roger Federer, Johanna Konta and Serena Williams are in action in the US Open fourth round – follow live radio commentary and text updates.

Hurricane Dorian updates: Category 5 storm shifts toward North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia – latest on landfall, track, path, weather forecast and models and live updates – (CBS News)
Dangerous storm packing sustained 160 mph winds is expected to make landfall in a couple days and drench the Carolinas

Hurricane Dorian now Category 5 storm – (CBS News)
Hurricane Dorian has been upgraded to a catastrophic Category Five hurricane and is now threatening the Bahamas. CBS News Climate and Weather Contributor Jeff Berardelli joins us from New York.

It’s a huge problem that most health apps are created by men — here’s how to fix that – (The Next Web)
All shades of pink, flowery patterns, dolls, and miniature kitchens — if you’re a woman, you’ll most likely have had all these and more imposed upon you since early childhood. The stereotypes about women, which in most cases come from men, can be harmful in m…

31 TV Couples That Had Absolutely Iconic First Scenes Together – (Buzzfeed)
When Lorelai begged Luke for coffee in the pilot of Gilmore Girls.

F2 driver’s death poses dilemma for F1 video game – (Polygon)
F1 2019 was due for a full Formula 2 roster update very soon

Hong Kong protesters target airport but planes keep flying – (Reuters)
Thousands of protesters blocked roads and public transport links to Hong Kong airport on Sunday in a bid to draw world attention to their fight for democracy for the Chinese-ruled city which is facing its biggest political crisis in decades.

Transcript: Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan on “Face the Nation,” September 1, 2019 – (CBS News)
The following is a transcript of the interview with Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan that aired Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, on “Face the Nation”

McAleenan says transfer of FEMA funds to border will have “no impact” on hurricane response – (CBS News)
Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan joins Margaret Brennan to discuss how FEMA is preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Dorian.

Chancellor Sajid Javid is ‘livid’ over sacked aide – (Daily Mail)
The Chancellor was ‘livid’ after the Prime Minister’s chief aide Dominic Cummings fired Sonia Khan amid accusations she had leaked Brexit secrets to her former boss Philip Hammond.

Dominic Cummings sacked Treasury spad Sonia Khan over messages to ex-Sky presenter – (Daily Mail)
Sonia Khan was frogmarched out of Downing Street by police on Thursday night. She was caught ‘frantically deleting messages’ to outspoken Boris critic Poppy Trowbridge.

Transcript: Former FEMA Administrator Brock Long on “Face the Nation,” September 1, 2019 – (CBS News)
The following is a transcript of the interview with former FEMA Administrator Brock Long that aired Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, on “Face the Nation”

Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Is Shriveling Due to Terrible Incentives – CCN Markets – (Crypto Coins News)
Lightning Network payment channels on Bitcoin declined 23% in the past five months. Are the incentives there to make it a viable scaling solution?

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All about Trump

Trump says talking with lawmakers about gun control efforts – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday said he was speaking with Republicans and Democrats on possible legislative efforts regarding guns after another deadly shooting in Texas on Saturday.

Daniel Turner: Labor Day betrayal – Ocasio-Cortez leads Dem candidates to embrace anti-labor policies – (Fox News)
Democratic presidential candidates are crisscrossing the nation claiming to be the champions of blue-collar workers and demonizing President Trump as the champion of the rich and powerful who doesn’t care about working men and women. But in fact, these claims…

GOP’s Toomey: Trump ‘interested in doing something meaningful’ on guns | TheHill – (The Hill)
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) said Sunday that he and President Trump, as well as other senators, are h…

Deutsche Bank throws curve into Trump tax return fight | TheHill – (The Hill)
Deutsche Bank’s revelation that it has some tax returns related to President Trump has thrown a curve ball into the battle over the president’s financial documents.

Trump campaign plots to make allegations of social media bias core part of 2020 strategy – (Axios)
Republicans’ internal data shows it stirs up the base like few other topics.

Sadiq Khan warns lessons of WWII in ‘danger of being forgotten’ because of leaders like Trump – (Daily Mail)
London mayor Sadiq Khan has criticised Donald Trump and Boris Johnson, claiming that their rise threatens to wipe away the lessons taught by the Second World War.

Trump’s Hurricane Plan Tops This Week’s Internet News Roundup – (Wired)
The answer, dear reader, is no. Plus: Amazon on fire, Hong Kong in turmoil, genes for queerness, and more.

Hurricane Dorian: Storm upgraded to category five as it heads towards Bahamas with 160mph winds – (Google News (UK))
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Donald Trump thought Australia ‘was out to get him’ – (Google News (Australia))
One of Donald Trump’s most trusted former advisers has revealed claims the US President thought there was an Australian conspiracy against him, spearheaded by Malcolm Turnbull.

Donald Trump thought Australia ‘was out to get him’ – (News.com.au)
One of Donald Trump’s most trusted former advisers has revealed claims the US President thought there was an Australian conspiracy against him, spearheaded by Malcolm Turnbull.

Trump Administration Goes Ahead With New Tariffs on Chinese Products – (The Wall Street Journal)
U.S. duties of 15% on tools, apparel items, some footwear and many electronics are expected to hit consumers

Trump’s path to the 2020 GOP nomination should be hard. Joe Walsh’s primary challenge is a first step. – (MSNBC)
Trump’s path to the 2020 GOP nomination should be hard. Joe Walsh and Mark Sanford’s primary challenges are a first step.

American consumers set to pay as Trump’s 15% tariffs on Chinese imports take effect – (Axios)
Expect higher prices on items clothing, home goods and other items.

Trump Mocks Debra Messing After She Called for Outing His Hollywood Fundraiser Attendees – (Breitbart News)
President Trump fired back at “Will & Grace” star Debra Messing after she called for the identities of those attending his fundraiser next month to be made public.

Cutbacks hit family planning clinics that lost federal dollars over Trump abortion rules – (Politico)
Clinics are reducing some sexually transmitted disease testing even as the White House vows to eradicate HIV.

As Trump Escalates Trade War, U.S. and China Move Further Apart With No End in Sight – (The New York Times)
The standoff is upending the relationship between the world’s two largest economies.

Economically, Trump has nothing to fear but his own trade war – (Google News)
If Trump does not offer Americans something better, it is hard to imagine how he can defeat that noxious and destructive system at the ballot box.

Trump dug at progressive actress Debra Messing between tweets on the Odessa shooting and Hurricane Dorian – (Business Insider)
Actress Debra Messing has been critical of Trump, tweeting about exposing actors who support him and endorsing a church sign that called him racist.

IT’S OFFICIAL: The US and China slap tariffs on thousands of each other’s products in major trade war escalation – (Business Insider)
Companies have warned the Trump administration the new tariffs would raise costs and disrupt supply chains.

Trump dug at progressive actress Debra Messing between tweets on the Odessa shooting and Hurricane Dorian – (Business Insider (UK))
Actress Debra Messing has been critical of Trump, tweeting about exposing actors who support him and endorsing a church sign that called him racist.

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