Old News

2019-03-31

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

Shutdown deadline looms as wall negotiations hit a snag – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — As negotiations over a border security hit a snag, the White House on Sunday would not rule out another federal government shutdown even as it signaled a willingness to obtain funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed wall by other means…

Clink, clink: Vonn walks away with another medal – (Associated Press)
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn walked off with her career haul of medals in her right hand, the gold, silver and bronze clinking together almost weighing her down.Or was it the bulging knee braces and metal support rods inside her vast array of broken bones?…

Suspect charged in fatal shooting of Milwaukee officer – (Associated Press)
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Prosecutors on Sunday charged a 26-year-old man in the killing of a Milwaukee police officer.Jordan P. Fricke, of Milwaukee, was charged with first-degree intentional homicide and other crimes in the fatal shooting Wednesday of 35-year-old Of…

Blackface, other insensitivities ran rampant in ’80s culture – (Associated Press)
At the time Virginia’s future political leaders put on blackface in college for fun, Dan Aykroyd wore it too — in the hit 1983 comedy “Trading Places.”Sports announcers of that time often described Boston Celtics player Larry Bird, who is white, as “smart” wh…

El Paso wall doesn’t mean walls are the answer, locals say – (Associated Press)
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — People walking over the Paso del Norte Bridge linking this West Texas border city to Mexico can watch President Donald Trump’s border wall getting bigger in real time.Workers in fluorescent smocks can be seen digging trenches, pouring co…

Tabloid CEO’s lawyer denies Enquirer tried to extort Bezos – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Enquirer committed neither extortion nor blackmail by threatening to publish intimate photos of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, an attorney for the head of the tabloid’s parent company said Sunday.Elkan Abromowitz, an attorney for Americ…

Congressional talks to avert shutdown stall over detention policies – (Reuters)
Border security talks between Republican and Democratic lawmakers seeking to avert another U.S. government shutdown on Friday have broken down over immigration detention policies, a Republican senator said.

South Korea, US sign cost-sharing deal for American troops – (Associated Press)
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and the United States struck a new deal Sunday that increases Seoul’s contribution for the cost of the American military presence on its soil, overcoming previous failed negotiations that caused worries about their decade…

Yemeni conjoined twins die without treatment abroad – (Reuters)
Conjoined twin boys born in Yemen who were in urgent need of treatment abroad died on Saturday, the health ministry in Houthi-controlled Yemen said overnight.

No more congressional talks scheduled to avert shutdown: source – (Reuters)
No additional congressional talks were scheduled on border security issues to avert another U.S. government shutdown after negotiations stalled over the weekend, a source familiar with the process told Reuters.

Where are Stoneman Douglas students, parents, officials now? – (Associated Press)
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The massacre that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School pushed students, parents, officials and others into the national limelight, something most never sought. A look at where some of the most prominent are today:STUDENTS…

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters advance in clashes with Islamic State: official – (Reuters)
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have seized ground from Islamic State in a fierce battle to capture its last enclave in eastern Syria, an SDF official said on Sunday.

Exclusive: Venezuela shifts oil ventures’ accounts to Russian bank – document, sources – (Reuters)
Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA is telling customers of its joint ventures to deposit oil sales proceeds in an account recently opened at Russia’s Gazprombank AO, according to sources and an internal document seen by Reuters on Saturday.

Russia’s Gazprombank says Venezuela’s PDVSA has not opened new accounts – (Reuters)
Russia’s Gazprombank said on Sunday that Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA opened accounts with the bank several years ago and has not opened any accounts recently.

Senator Klobuchar to join widening Democratic presidential field – (Reuters)
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will enter the 2020 presidential race on Sunday, becoming the first moderate in an increasingly crowded field of Democrats vying to challenge Republican President Donald Trump.

Spanish nationalists call for Pedro Sanchez’ resignation – (Al Jazeera English)
After socialist PM’s attempt to calm tensions with Catalonia, right wingers call him a traitor and demand elections.

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar expected to join 2020 Dem race – (Associated Press)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota is set to join the 2020 presidential race Sunday, becoming the most prominent Midwestern candidate as the party tries to win back voters in a region that helped put Donald Trump in the White House.…

Was Ruskin the most important man of the last 200 years? – (BBC News)
In the bicentenary of his birth, it’s time we looked again at the forward-thinking and influential ideas of the great Victorian, writes Daisy Dunn.

In pictures: Heavy snow hits Seattle – (BBC News)
Residents, more used to rain, joke that the city in the US Pacific Northwest faces #Snowmageddon.

2019 Grammy Nominations: Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Women Lead the Way – (The New York Times)
Facing criticism for a lack of diversity, the Recording Academy shifted its show’s processes, giving a crop of young and less heralded artists a chance to shine.

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From various sources

PA Minister slams Israel, ignores brutal murder of 19 year old girl – (The Jerusalem Post)
PA Minister of Religious Affairs Yusuf Ida’is slammed Israeli security forces for extracting the alleged murderer of 19 year old Ori Ansbacher from a Mosque, claiming it ‘a cowardly attack.’

LGBTQ hate incidents up 54% in 2018 – (The Jerusalem Post)
The report notes that an incident of harassment or abuse against members of the LGBTQ community occurs every ten hours in Israel on average.

Mossad, MI6 smuggled Iranian nuclear scientist to the UK – Report – (The Jerusalem Post)
The Iranian scientist was allegedly involved in the 2012 assassination of Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan in Tehran and was able to enter the UK using the migrant crises as a cover, reports the Daily Mail.

Weise, Folin traded to Canadiens by Flyers – (NHL News)
Dale Weise and Christian Folin were traded to the Montreal Canadiens by the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday for Byron Froese and David Schlemko.

NHL fantasy hockey team power rankings for 2018-19 – (NHL News)
NHL.com has updated the fantasy hockey team power rankings based on the latest top 200, with added emphasis put on top 100 players. Other factors taken into account include rank of goalie(s) and power play, lineup and injury trends and overall upside and team…

Hurricanes could be buyers or sellers at Trade Deadline, GM says – (NHL News)
NHL.com is sitting down with newsmakers leading up to the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline on Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. ET. Today, Carolina Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell discusses his deadline approach, the status of contract talks with Sebastian Aho and the team’s l…

Black History Month spotlight: Subban wins Norris Trophy – (NHL News)
As part of the NHL’s celebration of Black History Month, NHL.com will highlight great moments and important figures in black hockey history each day throughout February. Pioneers like Willie O’Ree, Angela James and Grant Fuhr will be featured.Today we look at…

‘NHL on NBC’: 5 Storylines – (NHL News)
The St. Louis Blues and Nashville Predators will bring back a relic of old-time hockey when they play at Bridgestone Arena on Sunday in an “NHL on NBC” game (12:30 p.m. ET; NBC, TVAS).

Giroux proved doubters wrong on way to becoming Flyers fixture – (NHL News)
Claude Giroux wears more on his Philadelphia Flyers jersey than his name and the No. 28. It’s a chip on his shoulder, just as prevalent 12 seasons into his NHL career as when he was 17 years old, twice passed over in the Ontario Hockey League draft and facing…

The Best Weapons to Use in Apex Legends (Weapon Tier List) – Apex Legends Wiki Guide – IGN – (IGN)
Apex Legends at IGN: walkthroughs, items, maps, video tips, and strategies

Premier League turns to US in hunt for CEO – (Financial Times)
Top British choices have all turned down job of running major world sporting competition

Mick Mulvaney on chances of border security deal, Democrats ramping up investigation of Trump administration – (Fox News)
Acting White House chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney on the impact for the president’s agenda.

Sen. Warren holds campaign organization event – (Fox News)

Truth-telling: 80% say past injustices against Indigenous people should be recognised – (The Guardian (AU))
A biennial report shows attitudes shifting in support of key aims of the reconciliation movement

Revealed: 17 Australian residents believed detained in China’s Uighur crackdown – (The Guardian (AU))
Exclusive: Activists urge embassy to ‘tell us if they’re alive or dead’ amid claims of inaction by Canberra

Coalition abandons plan for register to help beat tax avoidance – (The Guardian (AU))
Despite explicit promises, Treasury says there was never any commitment to establish register beneficial ownership register

Scott Morrison ramps up border protection rhetoric with attack on Labor – (The Guardian (AU))
PM to claim Bill Shorten wants to wind back policies to deter asylum boats in National Press Club speech

Shutdown deadline looms as wall negotiations hit a snag – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — As negotiations over a border security hit a snag, the White House on Sunday would not rule out another federal government shutdown even as it signaled a willingness to obtain funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed wall by other means…

Aubry Bracco won’t talk about her first time playing <em>Survivor</em> – (Entertainment Weekly)
Yet she also says, ‘I should’ve won the first time. There, I said it.’

Clink, clink: Vonn walks away with another medal – (Associated Press)
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn walked off with her career haul of medals in her right hand, the gold, silver and bronze clinking together almost weighing her down.Or was it the bulging knee braces and metal support rods inside her vast array of broken bones?…

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All about Trump

Mick Mulvaney on chances of border security deal, Democrats ramping up investigation of Trump administration – (Fox News)
Acting White House chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney on the impact for the president’s agenda.

Shutdown deadline looms as wall negotiations hit a snag – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — As negotiations over a border security hit a snag, the White House on Sunday would not rule out another federal government shutdown even as it signaled a willingness to obtain funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed wall by other means…

El Paso wall doesn’t mean walls are the answer, locals say – (Associated Press)
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — People walking over the Paso del Norte Bridge linking this West Texas border city to Mexico can watch President Donald Trump’s border wall getting bigger in real time.Workers in fluorescent smocks can be seen digging trenches, pouring co…

Mick Mulvaney: Trump’s executive time leak “wasn’t that valuable” to the public – (Axios)
“I can assure you he’s working more than what’s on the calendar.”

Meadows says Trump will build border wall “one way or another” – (CBS News)
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, joins Margaret Brennan to talk about ongoing negotiations to prevent a government shutdown and fund border security.

Trump appears to mock Trail of Tears in tweet about Senator Warren’s campaign announcement – (USA Today)
President Donald Trump was highly criticized on Twitter Saturday for appearing to make a joke about the Trail of Tears.

Furloughed workers: We support the shutdown – CNN Video – (CNN)
Federal law enforcement officers Charles and Jill Gilbert, who did not receive paychecks during the government shutdown, say they support President Trump’s efforts to fund his border wall.

Venezuela: Nicolás Maduro’s demise is ‘irreversible’, Trump adviser says – (The Guardian (UK))
Top Latin America adviser claims ‘there is not a single scenario’ in which Maduro and his ‘cronies’ are able to retain power

Mulvaney says border wall will get built, ‘with or without’ funding from Congress – (Google News)
President Trump’s acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney made it clear Sunday that the administration plans to have a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border built, with or without funding from Congress.

Lawmakers heading to funding deal with far less border money than Trump wants – (CNN)
Republican and Democratic negotiators are exchanging border security proposals that contain far less funding for the border wall than President Donald Trump has demanded, with just days left before a deadline to release their bill ahead of another potential g…

Mulvaney: Trump can ‘move money around’ to get wall funding – (The Hill)
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says that President Trump will pull from several pots of money to fulfill his pledge to build a Southern border wall, indicating the White House is prepared to accept a deal from Congress that doesn’

Democrat vows to move forward with impeachment, dividing his party – (The Hill)
House Democrats are facing the prospect of another floor vote on impeaching President Trump, the first since they took control of the chamber.

Border wall talks break down ahead of second possible government shutdown – (Fox News)
With less than a week to go until another potential partial federal government shutdown, talks on funding for President Trump’s proposed border wall have completely broken down, sources tell Fox News.

Senator Klobuchar to join widening Democratic presidential field – (Reuters)
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will enter the 2020 presidential race on Sunday, becoming the first moderate in an increasingly crowded field of Democrats vying to challenge Republican President Donald Trump.

Liz Cheney on Trump mocking Elizabeth Warren: She’s ‘a laughing stock’ – (Google News)
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) on Sunday said it isn’t surprising President Trump would mock Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) over her claims to Native American heritage, because she “has made herself a laughing stock.”

Key GOP senator: Border wall talks are stalled: Border wall talks are stalled – (The Hill)
Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a key negotiator on President Trump’s demand for a border wall, said on Sunday that congressional talks are stalled, raising the prospect of another government shutdown at week’s en

Border talks at impasse as shutdown looms Friday, officials say – (The Washington Post)
The breakdown in negotiations come as lawmakers and Trump face a Feb. 15 deadline when portions of the federal government will begin to shut down.

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar expected to join 2020 Dem race – (Associated Press)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota is set to join the 2020 presidential race Sunday, becoming the most prominent Midwestern candidate as the party tries to win back voters in a region that helped put Donald Trump in the White House.…

New battle lines in war over Trump’s judicial picks – (The Hill)
The Senate is adding new fuel to the fire in its long-running feud over President Trump’s judicial nominations.

Gutfeld: Trump’s week was about as good as the Democrats’ week was bad – (Fox News)
While President Trump drew praise for his State of the Union, Democrats were forced to address late-term abortion, blackface and sexual assault accusations.

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