2018-10-15

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From Al Jazeera, Associated Press, BBC News, Reuters, The Globe and Mail, New York Times, and Wired (showing 49):

US wants drug prices in TV ads: ‘Patients deserve to know’ – (Associated Press)
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The federal government said Monday that it wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials. The drug industry’s main trade group said drug companies are only willing to disclose the prices o…

Deputies search for Wisconsin girl whose parents are dead – (Associated Press)
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities searched Monday for a 13-year-old girl they believe is in danger after her parents were found dead in their western Wisconsin home. Deputies went to the home in Barron after dispatchers received a 911 call from an unknown perso…

Senator Warren, mocked by Trump as ‘Pocahontas,’ says DNA test backs her ancestry – (Reuters)
Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, ridiculed by U.S. President Donald Trump as “Pocahontas” for claiming Native American heritage, hit back on Monday with DNA evidence she said supported her assertion, a possible preview of a bare-knuckles presidential camp…

Pregnant Duchess of Sussex starts official Australian tour – (Associated Press)
SYDNEY (AP) — A beaming Duke and Duchess of Sussex started the first day of official engagements of a royal tour of Australia on Tuesday with the public focus on the former Meghan Markle’s newly announced pregnancy. Meghan wore a tight-fitting cream dress by …

Asia stocks bounce modestly but Saudi tensions limit gains – (Reuters)
Asian stocks bounced modestly on Tuesday, gaining a toe-hold after a week of heavy losses, although increasing tensions between Saudi Arabia and the West fanned geopolitical concerns and capped gains.

Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65 – (Associated Press)
SEATTLE (AP) — Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65. He died in S…

Two Koreas, U.N. Command to hold first meeting on demilitarizing border – (Reuters)
North Korea, South Korea and the United Nations Command will hold their first three-way meeting on Tuesday to discuss demilitarizing the border between the two Koreas, South Korea’s defense ministry said.

Judge tosses Stormy Daniels’ defamation suit against Trump – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge dismissed Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump on Monday, saying the president made a “hyperbolic statement” against a political adversary when he tweeted about a composite sketch the porn actress…

Trump suggests ‘rogue killers’ murdered Saudi journalist – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Monday that “rogue killers” could be responsible for the mysterious disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an explanation offering U.S. ally Saudi Arabia a possible path out of a global diplomatic…

Keith Ellison’s Campaign Overshadowed by Ex-Girlfriend’s Allegations – (The New York Times)
Karen Monahan has accused Mr. Ellison of emotional and physical abuse. The claims loom in a race that has become close.

Sen. Warren: DNA test shows I have Native American heritage – (Associated Press)
BOSTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday released the results of a DNA analysis that she said indicated that she has some Native American heritage, a rebuttal to President Donald Trump, who has long mocked her ancestral claims and repeatedly referred to …

Exclusive: Facebook to ban misinformation on voting in upcoming U.S. elections – (Reuters)
Facebook Inc will ban false information about voting requirements and fact-check fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations ahead of next month’s U.S. midterm elections, company executives told Reuters, the latest effort to reduce voter manipu…

Saudi Arabia to hold investment forum despite key speakers pulling out – (Reuters)
Saudi Arabia will go ahead with a major investment conference planned later this month despite key speakers and partners pulling out after the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a statement from the organizers said on Monday.

Greek official blows the whistle on refugee costs – (Al Jazeera English)
Head of government agency that handles refugee services says funding misuse needs to be investigated.

Trump marvels at hurricane damage, hears stories of struggle – (Associated Press)
LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Michael Rollins shook President Donald Trump’s hand Monday at the front door of his hurricane-ravaged home in the Florida Panhandle, saying he decided to ride out the storm because he didn’t have anywhere else to go. “I knew I had made…

Trump marvels at hurricane damage, hears stories of struggle – (Associated Press)
LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Michael Rollins shook President Donald Trump’s hand Monday at the front door of his hurricane-ravaged home in the Florida Panhandle, saying he decided to ride out the storm because he didn’t have anywhere else to go. “I knew I had made…

Trump sees Michael’s wrath, rescuers search for bodies – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump got a first-hand look on Monday at the “total devastation” that Hurricane Michael brought to Florida, as rescuers searched for scores of missing and hundreds of thousands of residents remained without electricity.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies – (BBC News)
The billionaire businessman, who also owned the Seattle Seahawks NFL team, died in Seattle on Monday.

Paul Allen, Microsoft’s Co-Founder, Is Dead at 65 – (The New York Times)
Mr. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates, said earlier this month that he had restarted treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer complications at 65 – (Reuters)
Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world’s biggest software company, died on Monday at the age of 65, his family said.

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From various sources (showing 20):

Ex-Senate Aide Pleads Guilty to Lying to FBI About Contacts With Reporter – (The New York Times)
The guilty plea by James A. Wolfe, a former Senate Intelligence Committee aide, winds down a convoluted case that grew out of a leak investigation.

Thunder are listing Russell Westbrook as out for opener vs. Warriors – (Nbcsports.com)
The NBA was hoping for an Opening Night showdown between Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. It appears that won’t happen.

DNA, Paul Allen, Saudi Arabia: Your Monday Evening Briefing – (The New York Times)
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Judge throws out Stormy Daniels’s defamation lawsuit against Trump – (The Washington Post)
The adult film actress is also ordered to pay the president’s legal fees.

Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Results Put Trump on Defensive, but Also Raise Questions – (The New York Times)
The Massachusetts Democrat, weighing a 2020 presidential run, rebuts President Trump’s mocking of her claims about her heritage, but the right and left remain skeptical

Pharma Industry Pushes Back Against Required Listing of Drug Prices in TV Ads – (The Wall Street Journal)

US deficit rises 17% to the highest level since 2012 – (CNN)
The federal government spent $779 billion more than it took in this year, up 17% from last year

Among the Ruins of Mexico Beach Stands One House, Built ‘for the Big One’ – (The New York Times)
Hurricane Michael wrecked every other beachfront house on the block, but one came through the storm nearly pristine, as if protected by grace. How did it survive?

Vontaze Burfict may have threatened Steelers, reportedly won’t be suspended for Antonio Brown hit – (Cbssports.com)
The Steelers don’t really seem to like Vontaze Burfict

What we know about Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry’s royal baby, due in the spring – (USA Today)
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are expecting in the spring, the palace says, so here is what we know about the new royal baby so far.

Pixel 3: 9 settings to change right away – (Cnet.com)
Default settings aren’t always the best settings.

Hillary Clinton denies Bill’s affair with Monica Lewinsky was an ‘abuse of power’ – (USA Today)
The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee quickly tried to change the conversation to President Donald Trump’s own accusations of sexual misconduct.

Idaho Game Commissioner Criticized For Killing ‘Family Of Baboons’ In Africa – (Npr.org)
Blake Fischer is under pressure to resign after sharing photos from a hunting trip to Africa showing him posing with baboons that he said he killed.

For Some Poor Countries, Climate Science Comes Too Late – (Theatlantic.com)
The field has a “data gap” problem that won’t be easy to solve.

South Korean President meets Macron on state visit to France – (ABC News)
Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news.

Lawyer says Harvard ‘let the wolf of racial bias in through the front door’ – (Bostonglobe.com)
Representing Students for Fair Admissions, attorney Adam Mortara gave opening arguments Monday morning in federal court in a high-stakes trial that has drawn an overflow crowd of onlookers.

Proud Boys Fight at GOP Club Spurs Calls for Inquiry; Cuomo Blames Trump – (The New York Times)
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo asked the F.B.I. and a State Police hate crimes unit to investigate clashes between far-right extremists and counterprotesters.

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All about Trump (showing 106):

Cooper: Trump eager to back Saudi denials – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s Anderson Cooper discusses President Donald Trump’s suggestion that “rogue killers” could be behind the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after a phone call with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman about the case.

A running list of how President Trump is changing environmental policy – (National Geographic)
The Trump administration has promised vast changes to U.S. science and environmental policy—and we’re tracking them here as they happen.

Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel makes a big midterm splash with $250,000 donation to Trump fund – (CNBC)
The committee raised just over $2 million from July through late September. It also received eye-popping contributions from longtime Trump attorney Marc Kasowitz, who gave $50,000, and United States Steel Corp. donated $100,000.

Trump sends Pompeo to Riyadh over Khashoggi; Saudis may blame official – (The Jerusalem Post)
Trump dispatched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet King Salman over the case that has strained the Americans’ relationship with the Saudis, carefully cultivated by the US president.

Fusion GPS’ Glenn Simpson to plead the Fifth on Capitol Hill, lawyer says; other Trump dossier figures called to testify – (Fox News)
Three key figures connected to the infamous, Democrat-funded anti-Trump dossier have been called to testify on Capitol Hill this week. However, Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of the Fusion GPS research group that commissioned the dossier, will use the Fifth Am…

Stormy Daniels defamation suit against Trump rejected – (RTE)
President Donald Trump has scored his first major legal victory against porn star Stormy Daniels.

Senator Warren, mocked by Trump as ‘Pocahontas,’ says DNA test backs her ancestry – (Reuters)
Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, ridiculed by U.S. President Donald Trump as “Pocahontas” for claiming Native American heritage, hit back on Monday with DNA evidence she said supported her assertion, a possible preview of a bare-knuckles presidential camp…

Federal judge dismisses Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump – (USA Today)
A federal judge in California on Monday dismissed a lawsuit filed by former porn star Stormy Daniels alleging President Donald Trump defamed her in a tweet.

‘Send the check,’ Sen. Elizabeth Warren tells Trump | CBC News – (Google News (Canada))
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has released the results of a DNA analysis that she says indicates she has some Native American heritage, a direct rebuttal to U.S. President Donald Trump, who has long mocked her ancestral claims and repeatedly referred to her as “…

Stormy Daniels defamation lawsuit against Trump dismissed because of the 1st amendment – (Google News (Canada))
“If this Court were to prevent Mr. Trump from engaging in this type of ‘rhetorical hyperbole’ against a political adversary, it would significantly hamper the office of the President,” the judge wrote.

Judge tosses Stormy Daniels’ defamation suit against Trump – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge dismissed Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump on Monday, saying the president made a “hyperbolic statement” against a political adversary when he tweeted about a composite sketch the porn actress…

Trump suggests ‘rogue killers’ murdered Saudi journalist – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Monday that “rogue killers” could be responsible for the mysterious disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an explanation offering U.S. ally Saudi Arabia a possible path out of a global diplomatic…

Defense Secretary Mattis: ‘I’ve never registered for any political party’ – (CNBC)
Secretary of Defense James Mattis clarified his political affiliation Monday amid speculation that he might be a Democrat and would leave the Trump administration soon.

Sen. Warren: DNA test shows I have Native American heritage – (Associated Press)
BOSTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday released the results of a DNA analysis that she said indicated that she has some Native American heritage, a rebuttal to President Donald Trump, who has long mocked her ancestral claims and repeatedly referred to …

Stormy Daniels defamation suit against Trump tossed on 1st Amendment grounds – (Fox News)
A federal judge in Los Angeles on Monday threw out adult-film actress Stormy Daniel’s defamation lawsuit against President Trump on free-speech grounds.

Trump mocked over White House painting – (News.com.au)
HISTORY will ultimately judge the presidency of Donald J. Trump, but in his mind he is already one of the great Republican leaders — and he has a painting hanging in the White House to prove it.

Stormy Daniels shares details of alleged affair – CNN Video – (CNN)
Stormy Daniels, the woman who sued President Trump over a hush agreement to keep her silent about their alleged sexual encounter, has written a book about her life which she says will include details of her time with Donald Trump.

Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit – CNN Video – (CNN)
A federal judge has dismissed adult film star Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump.

Washington gov slams plan to use military bases to ship coal, natural gas – (CNN)
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee called a Trump administration proposal to use West Coast military bases and federal properties to ship coal and natural gas to Asia “reckless” and “harebrained.”

Judge Dismisses Stormy Daniels’ Defamation Suit Against Trump – (The Wall Street Journal)
A federal judge in California dismissed a lawsuit brought by Stormy Daniels against President Donald Trump that accused him of defaming her in a tweet.

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