2019-09-07

Headlines:

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

Russia and Ukraine trade prisoners, each fly 35 to freedom – (Associated Press)
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and Ukraine conducted a major prisoner exchange that freed 35 people detained in each country and flew them to the other, a deal that could help advance Russia-Ukraine…

Pain of scuba diving deaths off California felt across globe – (Associated Press)
Less than a year ago, Tia Salika was wearing an animal-print scuba suit and posing for a photograph in the depths of the iridescent blue ocean off South America with her parents and her best…

US mass shooters exploited gaps, errors in background checks – (Associated Press)
Most mass shooters in the U.S. acquired the weapons they used legally because there was nothing in their background to disqualify them, according to James Alan Fox, a criminologist with…

‘Hour of darkness’ for Bahamas; 43 dead, with toll to rise – (Associated Press)
ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — Search and rescue teams are still trying to reach some Bahamian communities isolated by floodwaters and debris after Hurricane Dorian, while the official death toll has risen…

State Republican parties mull canceling primaries, caucuses – (Associated Press)
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republicans in South Carolina, Kansas and Nevada scheduled meetings Saturday to decide whether to scrap presidential preference contests before the 2020 election, which would…

Hong Kong police fire tear gas after fending off airport protest – (Reuters)
Hong Kong police prevented anti-government protesters from blocking access to the airport on Saturday, but fired tear gas for a second night running in the Chinese-ruled city’s densely populated district of Mong Kok in the 14th week of unrest.

AP Analysis: US-UK trade deal won’t be so easy post-Brexit – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Britain hasn’t even divorced the European Union yet, and already a new suitor has come calling: the United States.During a visit this week to the United Kingdom, Vice…

Dems try to make 2020 case to New Hampshire power brokers – (Associated Press)
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Nineteen of the Democrats running for president are in New Hampshire for the state party convention Saturday — an event that provides an important chance for them to woo…

Iranian tanker Adrian Darya 1 photographed off Syrian port Tartus: U.S. satellite firm – (Reuters)
The Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1 at the center of a dispute between Tehran and Western powers, which went dark off Syria earlier in the week, has been photographed by satellite off the Syrian port of Tartus, Maxar Technologies Inc., a U.S. space technolo…

Trump congratulates Russia and Ukraine on prisoner swap – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday congratulated Russia and Ukraine on a long-awaited prisoner swap that could thaw a deep freeze in relations between the two countries since Moscow’s annexation of the Crimea region in 2014.

North Korea braced for powerful typhoon – (BBC News)
There are fears that storm Lingling could damage crops in a country already suffering food shortages.

MPs prepare court action to enforce Brexit delay – (Reuters)
British lawmakers are preparing legal action in case Prime Minister Boris Johnson tries to defy legislation compelling him to seek a further delay to Brexit, opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Saturday.

Stranded North Carolinians take stock of Dorian’s damage – (Associated Press)
ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (AP) — As the sky cleared and floodwaters receded Saturday, residents of North Carolina’s Outer Banks began to assess the damage wrought by Hurricane Dorian.Steve…

Relief efforts ramped up for Bahamas where ‘staggering’ Dorian death toll feared – (Reuters)
Charities, government agencies and even cruise ships loaded with supplies and volunteers rushed emergency aid to the storm-ravaged Bahamas on Saturday amid fears of a “staggering” death toll left in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

Hurricane Dorian floods island as it swipes North Carolina then heads north – (Reuters)
Hurricane Dorian briefly made landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Friday, hitting the beach-fringed barrier islands with powerful winds and battering waves days after reducing parts of the Bahamas to rubble.

Iran uses advanced centrifuges, threatens higher enrichment – (Associated Press)
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Saturday said it now uses arrays of advanced centrifuges prohibited by its 2015 nuclear deal and can enrich uranium “much more beyond” current levels to weapons-grade…

Hong Kong police fire tear gas to disperse protesters – (Reuters)
Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in the Kowloon district of Mong Kok for a second night on Saturday, after preventing demonstrators from reaching the airport earlier in the day.

Zimbabweans mourn founder Mugabe but confused over burial – (Reuters)
Zimbabweans on Saturday mourned the death of their founding father Robert Mugabe, but there was confusion over when his body would be returned from abroad for burial, two years after he was toppled in a coup.

Climate protesters target Venice Film Festival – (BBC News)
Environmental activists have staged a sit-in on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival.

Released oil tanker ‘photographed off Syria’ – (BBC News)
Despite a pledge it would not head there, satellite images appear to show an Iranian ship off Syria.

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From various sources

Ashes 4th Test 2019: Live cricket scores, weather, updates, day 4 Australia vs England – (News.com.au)
Welcome to our live coverage of day four of the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford.

AFL Finals fixture 2019: Richmond defeat Brisbane, week 2, Neds – (News.com.au)
The last final of the opening weekend is here as Brisbane and Richmond lock horns at the Gabba with a preliminary final spot on the line.

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom to resign – (The Jerusalem Post)
Wallstrom had to cancel a visit to Israel after the government’s recognition of a Palestinian state. Israel also withdrew its ambassador to Stockholm.

From Denmark to Raqqa: Anti-ISIS operations in Syria at crossroads – (The Jerusalem Post)
The announcement comes alongside several other announcements. US chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joe Dunford spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations Thursday and discussed Syria.

British Airways to cancel some flights to Israel amid pilot strikes – (The Jerusalem Post)
British Airways management has threatened to suspend family benefit packages for up to three years if the strike continues.

Recent Match Report – Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Only Test 2019 | ESPNcricinfo.com – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read the detailed Reports & Articles of Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Only Test 2019, Afghanistan tour of Bangladesh 2019 only on ESPNcricinfo.com

Congressional candidate Dan Bishop on North Carolina’s 9th congressional district special election – (Fox News)
Republican state Senator Dan Bishop faces off against veteran and small business owner Dan McCready to fill empty congressional seat.

Top vehicles for your tailgate – (Fox News)
Auto expert Mike Caudill shows off vehicles that will make your tailgate the envy of the parking lot.

Tips to tell if your kids are too sick to go to school – (Fox News)
As children go back in school and it’s only a matter of time before they tell you they need to stay home; so how do you tell if they’re fibbing or telling the truth? Insight from Dr. Roshini Raj, associate professor of medicine at NYU Langone Health.

Angel Mom learns son’s killer may be released – (Fox News)
Agnes Gibboney’s son Ronald Da Silva was murdered in California by an illegal immigrant gang member.

Live stream — FT Weekend Festival 2019 – (Financial Times)

Scheer suspending campaign activities in Atlantic Canada as hurricane set to make landfall | CBC News – (CBC News)
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer announced he’d be putting Atlantic campaign efforts on hiatus while the East Coast braces for Hurricane Dorian to make landfall.

Relief efforts ramped up for Bahamas where ‘staggering’ Dorian death toll feared | CBC News – (CBC News)
Charities, government agencies and even cruise ships loaded with supplies and volunteers rushed emergency aid to the storm-ravaged Bahamas on Saturday amid fears of a “staggering” death toll in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

What top enterprise VCs are thinking, using data effectively, ethics, Light, and Flipkart – (TechCrunch)
Top VCs on the changing landscape for enterprise startups TechCrunch had our debut confab for enterprise types this week at Yerba Buena Center in SF, where we heard from Aaron Levie, CEO of Box, Apple VP Susan Prescott of Apple, and Microsoft Azure CTO Mark R…

Analyst Spots Trend Suggesting Incoming Monster Bitcoin Rally – CCN Markets – (Crypto Coins News)
An analyst found that major downturns tend to be healthy for the overall bitcoin price trend. Another analyst explains that 2019 may be a good year for BTC.

Russia and Ukraine trade prisoners, each fly 35 to freedom – (Associated Press)
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and Ukraine conducted a major prisoner exchange that freed 35 people detained in each country and flew them to the other, a deal that could help advance Russia-Ukraine…

SARAH VINE: Meghan’s got her priorities wrong again. Her New York trip is trivial and bad manners – (Daily Mail)
SARAH VINE: My children would be the first to tell you that I am not the most sentimental of mothers. But even I would have thought twice about leaving my firstborn at home at just four months.

Rep. Roger Marshall launches Kansas Senate bid | TheHill – (The Hill)
Rep. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) on Saturday officially announced his bid to replace retiring Sen. Pa…

California dive boat owner says crew tried to save passengers from deadly fire – (CBS News)
Officials say it appears the 34 people killed died of smoke inhalation

Joe Biden still bests fellow Democrats on electability, polls show – (CNN)
First things first: The theme song of the week is the NFL on CBS 1998 outro.

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All about Trump

Kirstie Alley calls out Hollywood ‘yahoos’ for shunning Trump supporters – (Fox News)
The actress had some choice words for her cohorts who have a problem working with Republicans.

Trump congratulates Russia and Ukraine on prisoner swap – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday congratulated Russia and Ukraine on a long-awaited prisoner swap that could thaw a deep freeze in relations between the two countries since Moscow’s annexation of the Crimea region in 2014.

Donald Trump pen: NOAA backs up Trump’s claim that Alabama could be affected by hurricane – (CBS News)
President Trump has been slamming the media for the coverage of his claim that Alabama was in grave danger from Hurricane Dorian

‘What are we going to do Mike?’: Trump’s victory posed problems for Pence and his wife, new book says – (USA Today)
A new book about Vice President Pence says Donald Trump’s unexpected victory was a bit awkward for his political future and his homelife.

Trump claims ‘nasty’ Washington Post reporters shouldn’t be allowed at White House after ‘fake’ reporting – (Fox News)
President Trump on Saturday started his day with a furious tweet aimed at two Washington Post reporters who he said shouldn’t be allowed on White House grounds after the paper published a report detailing what they described as Trump’s “lost summer.”

PA: Greenblatt resignation is Trump’s “opportunity to rethink” peace plan – (The Jerusalem Post)
PA official calls resignation ‘opportunity’ for Trump Administration to ‘rethink’ its approach to working with Palestinian side

Congress investigating Trump over US military trips to Scotland – (Google News (UK))
Conflict of interest concerns over military spending at Prestwick airport and discount offers at president’s resort

Pence’s disastrous trip abroad sparks wit in response – (CNN)
Vice President Mike Pence took Trumpism on a road trip and Michael D’Antonio says it seems the president wanted to make sure that everywhere Pence went overseas, locals would understand just how divisive America’s top leaders have become.

Republicans in 4 states may cancel their 2020 primaries to support Trump – (USA Today)
The move would be a show of support for Trump as a few GOP challengers have stepped forward to contest the party’s presidential nomination.

Agency reverses course on Trump’s Alabama hurricane claim – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal agency has reversed course on the question of whether President Donald Trump tweeted stale information about Hurricane Dorian potentially hitting Alabama, upsetting…

Trump goes after ‘nasty’ WaPost reporters, suggests they be barred from White House | TheHill – (Google News)
President Trump lashed out at a pair of Washington Post reporters early Saturday, ratcheting up t…

Trump goes after ‘nasty’ WaPost reporters, suggests they be barred from White House | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump lashed out at a pair of Washington Post reporters early Saturday, ratcheting up t…

Donald Trump Lashes Out At Washington Post Reporters, Hints At White House Ban – (The Huffington Post)
The president called two reporters “nasty” after he disagreed with their critical coverage.

Trump touts support for Bahamas as crews scramble to rescue survivors | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump on Saturday emphasized the United States’ support for the Bahamas as crews in the…

Piers Morgan Twitter: ‘Shut up’ GMB star slams ‘shameful and pathetic’ Donald Trump – (Google News (UK))
PIERS MORGAN hit out at President Donald Trump and the US media in equal measure last night when he laid into them on Twitter.

Efforts to combat human trafficking slow under Trump – (Axios)
The number of new federal prosecutions for child sex trafficking has fallen significantly under Trump, according to TRA

Trump Administration Is Not Funding Legal Aid In 3 Migrant Children’s Shelters – (The Huffington Post)
Immigrant advocates say the government is legally required to provide these services.

Trump Campaign Torched Over Sharpiegate Merch: ‘Dishonesty Memorabilia’ – (The Huffington Post)
The president’s 2020 campaign team has faced backlash for hawking Trump-branded marker pens online.

More Dire News For Trump In The Heartland: Past-Due Wisconsin Farmer Loans Hit Record – (The Huffington Post)
Downturn in farm belt fortunes isn’t good for Trump.

Anderson Cooper Tries His Best To Make Donald Trump’s New Nickname Work, Fails – (The Huffington Post)
The CNN host dissected Trump’s name-game and was less than impressed with his latest effort.

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