2018-10-19

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

Seeking to frame election, Trump calls Dems ‘too extreme’ – (Associated Press)
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump, seeking to frame the choices for voters in the midterm elections, said Friday that Democrats are “too extreme and too dangerous” to take control of Congress. On a three-day swing out West to make his closing argument…

Alaska’s independent governor ends re-election bid, endorses Democrat – (Reuters)
Alaska Governor Bill Walker, a political independent, halted his re-election campaign on Friday and endorsed his Democratic challenger, ending a three-way contest in which neither had appeared capable of defeating the Republican front-runner.

Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi died in consulate, Trump says Saudi account credible – (Reuters)
Saudi Arabia said on Saturday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate and that it fired two senior officials over his death, an account President Donald Trump said was credible but which drew deep skepticism from U.S. law…

Saudis blame ‘fistfight’ for Jamal Khashoggi’s death – (Associated Press)
ISTANBUL (AP) — Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a “fistfight” in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom claimed early Saturday, finally admitting that the writer had been slain at its diplomatic post. Authorities said 18 Saudi suspects were in …

Saudis blame ‘fistfight’ for Jamal Khashoggi’s death – (Associated Press)
ISTANBUL (AP) — Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a “fistfight” in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom claimed early Saturday, finally admitting that the writer had been slain at its diplomatic post. Authorities said 18 Saudi suspects were in …

Mega Millions numbers for $1B jackpot announced – (Associated Press)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Mega Millions numbers that could win an estimated $1 billion jackpot have been announced. They are 15 23 53 65 70 and Mega Ball 7. The jackpot is the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. lottery history. Mega Millions says it may t…

Australia government faces by-election woe – (BBC News)
The ruling coalition’s one-seat majority could evaporate if it loses the Wentworth by-election.

Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death a ‘good first step’ – (Associated Press)
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday called Saudi Arabia’s announcement that suspects are in custody in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi a “good first step” and said he would work with Congress on a U.S. response. The pres…

Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death a ‘good first step’ – (Associated Press)
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday called Saudi Arabia’s announcement that suspects are in custody in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi a “good first step” and said he would work with Congress on a U.S. response. The pres…

Trump revives fiery immigration talk for ‘caravan’ election – (Associated Press)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Donald Trump fueled his 2016 campaign with fiery immigration rhetoric, visions of hordes flowing across the border to assault Americans and steal their jobs. Now, in the final weeks before midterm elections, he’s back at it as he look…

Trump revives fiery immigration talk for ‘caravan’ election – (Associated Press)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Donald Trump fueled his 2016 campaign with fiery immigration rhetoric, visions of hordes flowing across the border to assault Americans and steal their jobs. Now, in the final weeks before midterm elections, he’s back at it as he look…

Alaska’s independent governor drops re-election bid – (Associated Press)
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker dropped his re-election bid Friday, three days after the sudden resignation of his lieutenant governor over what Walker described as an inappropriate overture toward a woman. Walker’s announcement, made at the Ala…

Remains of more than 60 babies, fetuses found stashed in Detroit funeral home – (Reuters)
The remains of more than 60 infants and fetuses were found stashed in a Detroit funeral home, police said on Friday, calling the discovery “deeply disturbing.”

Migrant caravan halted on Mexico-Guatemala border, pressure to turn back mounts – (Reuters)
Hundreds of people in a caravan of migrants that crossed from Honduras into Guatemala tried unsuccessfully to breach the Mexican border on Friday, as local governments began making preparations to disperse the convoy.

Trump criticized for praising congressman who body-slammed reporter – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump reiterated his support for a Montana congressman who body-slammed a reporter last year, even as he came under criticism on Friday from U.S. lawmakers and press organizations.

New York witches aim hex at Supreme Court’s Brett Kavanaugh despite death threats – (Reuters)
Melissa Madara was not surprised to receive death threats on Friday as her Brooklyn witchcraft store prepared to host a public hexing of newly confirmed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh this weekend.

White House calls for justice in Khashoggi case, lawmakers criticize Saudi statement – (Reuters)
The White House said on Friday it would press for justice after Saudi Arabia announced that journalist Jamal Khashoggi had died in the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul and that 18 Saudis had been arrested in connection with his death.

Trump says Saudi explanation on Khashoggi’s death credible – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump said on Friday that Saudi Arabia’s explanation for how journalist Jamal Khashoggi died at its consulate in Istanbul was credible.

The Issues That Russian Operatives Used to Divide Americans, in Their Own Words – (The New York Times)
A criminal complaint offered a rare view into how Russian operatives tried to disrupt the American political process, including the midterm elections.

Uproar Over Dissident Rattles Saudi Royal Family – (The New York Times)
Members of the House of Saud are increasingly alarmed by the kingdom’s crown prince but can do little about it.

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From various sources (showing 20):

Trump Praises Saudi Response in Khashoggi Case Amid Skepticism – (Bloomberg)

63 remains of fetuses removed from Perry Funeral Home in Detroit – (Freep.com)
Of the grisly total, there were 36 fetuses stored in boxes and another 27 found in freezers, police said.

Migrant caravan clashes with Mexican police, waits on bridge at Guatemalan-Mexican border – (CNN)
Honduran migrants in a massive caravan surged across a bridge leading to Mexico on Friday before they were halted in a chaotic confrontation with a phalanx of Mexican police in riot gear.

Train mows down crowd at India festival, at least 60 dead – (ABC News)
Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news.

Follow President Trump’s rally in Arizona – (CNN)
President Trump delivers remarks at his rally in Mesa, Arizona. Follow here for the latest.

Man Charged With Threatening to Murder 2 Senators Who Supported Kavanaugh – (The New York Times)
Ronald DeRisi, 74, was arrested on Friday after the police recovered voice mail messages threatening violence against senators who had voted to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

How Russian trolls manipulated American politics – (CNN)
A new complaint unsealed Friday revealed extraordinary new details of how Russian trolls manipulate US politics and try to fool unsuspecting Americans on social media.

Bill Walker, Governor of Alaska, Suspends Campaign Amid Sinking Polls – (The New York Times)
Governor Walker, an independent, said he could not win the three-way race next month. He threw his support to former Senator Mark Begich, a Democrat.

Suzanne Israel Tufts, proposed inspector general for Interior Department, resigns – (CBS News)
The administration had moved to replace current Acting Inspector General Mary Kendall of the Interior Department

Bolton pushes Trump administration to withdraw from landmark arms treaty – (The Washington Post)
Officials have been complaining that Russia’s violation of the Reagan-era INF Treaty has placed the U.S. in a “weak position” against China.

State trooper stabbed, driver shot after chase ends in New Salem – (Boston.com)
Both men are expected to survive, authorities said.

Mega Millions hits $1 billion jackpot — the largest Mega Millions prize ever — for Friday night’s drawing – (USA Today)
The jackpot in the Mega Millions continues to climb, to a record-setting $1 billion for the drawing Friday night at 11 p.m. EDT.

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley pokes fun at herself at NY charity – (Yahoo.com)
NEW YORK (AP) — Nikki Haley was introduced as the next president of the United States by comedian Jim Gaffigan at a white-tie gala in New York Thursday evening where the outgoing U.N. Ambassador poked fun at her own Indian heritage, her boss and the current p…

2 Proud Boys arrested after New York City brawl – (ABC News)
Comes after members of the far-right group were allegedly in an altercation.

Julian Assange Says He’s Suing Ecuador for ‘Violating His Fundamental Rights’ – (The New York Times)
The WikiLeaks founder claimed that his longtime hosts at the country’s embassy in London are limiting his contact with the outside world and censoring his speech.

Government seizures cleared to begin in Manafort case in range of $15 million – (The Washington Post)
A sharper picture emerges of the value of what ex-Trump campaign chairman can keep and what he must give up in cooperating with Mueller probe.

‘A lot of yelling’ in 911 call when 13-year-old Jayme Closs was abducted, police say – (ABC News)
Jayme Closs, 13, was taken from her home early Monday, authorities said.

University of Southern California to Pay $215 Million Over Sex Abuse Scandal – (The New York Times)
The settlement, which still needs to be approved by the court, is among the largest settlements from a university facing accusations of sexual misconduct.

Georgia’s ‘exact match’ law and the Abrams-Kemp governor’s election, explained – (Politifact.com)
The state of Georgia’s actions placing the registrations of 53,000 voters on hold, largely of African-Americans, has drawn scrutiny from advocates who want to expand voting rights and those concerned about voter fraud. The battle is playing out amid a close r…

Winter Is Predicted to Be Milder This Year for Most of the Country. Here’s What to Expect Where You Live – (Time)
Much of the country is anticipating mild weather for much of the U.S., according to a NOAA forecast released Thursday.

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All about Trump (showing 77):

Seeking to frame election, Trump calls Dems ‘too extreme’ – (Associated Press)
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump, seeking to frame the choices for voters in the midterm elections, said Friday that Democrats are “too extreme and too dangerous” to take control of Congress. On a three-day swing out West to make his closing argument…

Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi died in consulate, Trump says Saudi account credible – (Reuters)
Saudi Arabia said on Saturday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate and that it fired two senior officials over his death, an account President Donald Trump said was credible but which drew deep skepticism from U.S. law…

Houston Chronicle endorses Beto O’Rourke in TX Senate race – (MSNBC)
The Houston Chronicle, which endorsed Ted Cruz in his 2012 Senate race, is backing Beto O’Rourke over Ted Cruz. The paper’s editorial board says that O’Rourke will serve as a check on Trump. Lawrence discusses with one of the editors of the editorial, Evan Mi…

Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death a ‘good first step’ – (Associated Press)
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday called Saudi Arabia’s announcement that suspects are in custody in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi a “good first step” and said he would work with Congress on a U.S. response. The pres…

Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death a ‘good first step’ – (Associated Press)
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday called Saudi Arabia’s announcement that suspects are in custody in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi a “good first step” and said he would work with Congress on a U.S. response. The pres…

Reporter assaulted by lawmaker responds to Trump – CNN Video – (CNN)
Ben Jacobs, the reporter who was assaulted by Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) after asking him a healthcare question, responds to President Trump praising Gianforte at a rally in Montana.

Lemon: Trump is pulling out all the stops – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s Don Lemon criticizes President Donald Trump’s talking points defending both Saudi Arabia and Rep. Greg Gianforte ahead of a crucial 2018 midterm election.

Trump revives fiery immigration talk for ‘caravan’ election – (Associated Press)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Donald Trump fueled his 2016 campaign with fiery immigration rhetoric, visions of hordes flowing across the border to assault Americans and steal their jobs. Now, in the final weeks before midterm elections, he’s back at it as he look…

Trump revives fiery immigration talk for ‘caravan’ election – (Associated Press)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Donald Trump fueled his 2016 campaign with fiery immigration rhetoric, visions of hordes flowing across the border to assault Americans and steal their jobs. Now, in the final weeks before midterm elections, he’s back at it as he look…

Liberal media say Trump is complicit in Khashoggi’s death – (Fox News)
Saudi prosecutors say Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul during a fight; reaction from progressive radio host Chris Hahn.

Trump’s home tax changes costing votes in the suburbs – (Financial Times)
Trump’s cap on state and local deductions causes anguish on campaign trail

Trump finds Saudi explanation on Khashoggi death “credible” – (Axios)
“It’s a big step. It’s a lot of people involved.”

Live: President Trump holds a rally in Arizona – CNNPolitics – (Google News)
President Trump delivers remarks at his rally in Mesa, Arizona. Follow here for the latest.

Trump says he believes Saudi explanation for Khashoggi’s death, but some lawmakers are skeptical – (CNN)
President Donald Trump said Friday that he believes Saudi Arabia’s explanation for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and called the arrest of 18 Saudis “a good first step.”

Trump says Khashoggi arrests are ‘a good first step,’ adds he doesn’t want to put arms deals at risk – (CNBC)
Trump added that he’ll work with Congress on what the U.S. response should be, but that he would prefer not to hurt American companies and jobs by cutting billions of dollars in arms sales to the kingdom.

Trump criticized for praising congressman who body-slammed reporter – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump reiterated his support for a Montana congressman who body-slammed a reporter last year, even as he came under criticism on Friday from U.S. lawmakers and press organizations.

Trump calls Saudi explanation for journalist’s death credible, arrests ‘good first step’ – (The Hill)
President Trump on Friday called Saudi Arabia’s explanation for the death of diss

Trump says Saudi explanation on Khashoggi’s death credible – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump said on Friday that Saudi Arabia’s explanation for how journalist Jamal Khashoggi died at its consulate in Istanbul was credible.

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.

‘Biggest case on the planet’ pits kids vs. climate change – (National Geographic)
A pioneering lawsuit against the U.S. government won the right to a trial. But the Trump administration is still asking the courts to cancel it.

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