2018-10-22

Headlines:

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

The mystery of the vanishing candidate – (BBC News)
Today’s round-up includes an unexpected piece of advice, a Trump bump and a beautiful friendship.

The Latest: Trump: Nobody helped me more on taxes than Cruz – (Associated Press)
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s campaign rally for Sen. Ted Cruz (all times local): 7:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says nobody helped him more to cut taxes and regulation than Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Trump said Monday at a political rally…

Category 4 Hurricane Willa threatens Mexico’s Pacific coast – (Associated Press)
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A potential catastrophic Hurricane Willa swept toward Mexico’s Pacific coast with winds of 150 mph (240 kph) Monday, threatening a stretch of high-rise resort hotels, surfing beaches and fishing villages. After briefly reaching Category 5 s…

Amy Schumer announces first pregnancy – (BBC News)
The comedian announced the news via a friend’s Instagram story, and a photoshopped picture.

CIA chief to Turkey as officials seek to clarify prince’s role in Khashoggi death – (Reuters)
CIA Director Gina Haspel was traveling to Turkey on Monday to help investigate the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, two sources familiar with the matter said, as security agencies examined what role Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have pl…

Trump ‘not satisfied’ with explanations of Khashoggi death – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday he’s not satisfied with the explanations he’s heard about the death of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi and is awaiting reports from U.S. personnel returning from the region. Khashoggi, who lived in the United …

Trump says he believes Khashoggi’s death was ‘a plot gone awry’: USA Today – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump told USA Today in an interview on Monday he believes the death of Jamal Khashoggi was “a plot gone awry,” after the journalist died in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

Judge bars New Hampshire proof of residency requirement for new voters – (Reuters)
A New Hampshire judge on Monday put on hold a law requiring some voters to present proof of residency when they register, saying it would lengthen lines at polling places and make it difficult for students, disabled voters and others to cast ballots.

Trump eyeing a 10 percent middle-income tax cut plan – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House as he left on a campaign trip to Texas, said on Monday his administration planned to produce a resolution within two weeks calling for a 10 percent tax cut for middle-income people.

Russia pledges ‘balance’ if U.S. quits nuclear pact; Trump eyes more weapons – (Reuters)
Russia said on Monday it would be forced to respond in kind to restore the military balance with the United States if President Donald Trump carried through on a threat to quit a nuclear arms treaty and began developing new missiles.

‘Don’t throw baby out with bath water,’ Germany tells U.S. on INF treaty – (Reuters)
Germany will seek NATO’s help to maintain a nuclear arms treaty between Russia and the United States, and is ready to take action to force Moscow to comply with the pact, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday.

Trump says transgender policy seeks to ‘protect the country’ – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that transgender issues were in flux and he aims to protect the country after a report that his administration was considering defining gender as male or female based on genitalia at birth drew widespread condemnatio…

California’s Underwater Forests Are Being Eaten by the ‘Cockroaches of the Ocean’ – (The New York Times)
Climate change is ravaging California’s underwater kelp forests. That’s caused what one scientist called a “perfect storm” in the ecosystem.

Why do Trump’s Saudi job numbers keep growing? – (BBC News)
It started as 40,000 jobs and ended up as a million. The president can’t seem to settle on a figure.

CIA director Haspel travels to Turkey for Khashoggi case: source – (Reuters)
CIA Director Gina Haspel is traveling to Turkey on Monday to work on the investigation into the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

$1.6B Mega Millions prize due to simple math, some surprises – (Associated Press)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For all the anticipation about whether someone will finally snag the gigantic Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots, the games come down to two things: simple math — and very long odds. But there are some quirks and surprises about the …

$1.6B Mega Millions prize due to simple math, some surprises – (Associated Press)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For all the anticipation about whether someone will finally snag the gigantic Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots, the games come down to two things: simple math — and very long odds. But there are some quirks and surprises about the …

He’s a Long-Shot Senate Candidate With a Message: ‘Capitalism Unchecked Is a Complete Disaster’ – (The New York Times)
Zak Ringelstein is running against Maine’s Senator Angus King, who is heavily favored to win in November. But for Mr. Ringelstein’s supporters, it’s the message that matters most.

Trump blasts caravan, says he’s cutting Central American aid – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Monday the U.S. will begin cutting aid to three Central American countries he accused of failing to stop thousands of migrants heading for the U.S. border. But across his administration there was no indication…

Trump blasts caravan, says he’s cutting Central American aid – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Monday the U.S. will begin cutting aid to three Central American countries he accused of failing to stop thousands of migrants heading for the U.S. border. But across his administration there was no indication…

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From various sources (showing 20):

Arms Control for Dummies – (The Wall Street Journal)

‘She seems to have crushed his throat’: Lioness at zoo kills father of her cubs in ‘unprovoked’ attack – (The Washington Post)
“The female just seemed to be having a bad day,” said lion expert Craig Packer.

Man dumps Mitch McConnell’s to-go box on Bardstown Road, witness says – (Courier-journal.com)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had a rough night at Havana Rumba, as he and Elaine Chao were yelled at while they were eating in Louisville.

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All about Trump (showing 100):

Trump: Beto ‘highly overrated,’ Ted ‘beautiful’ – CNN Video – (CNN)
President Donald Trump spoke with reporters outside of the White House, saying Beto O’Rourke is “highly overrated” and that he has buried the hatchet with “beautiful Ted” Cruz, who he used to call “lyin’ Ted.”

Trump: Khashoggi’s death was ‘a plot gone awry’ – (The Hill)
President Trump said Monday he believes the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was the result of a “plot gone awry,” and that he opposes ending weapons sales to Riyadh as a result.

The mystery of the vanishing candidate – (BBC News)
Today’s round-up includes an unexpected piece of advice, a Trump bump and a beautiful friendship.

The Latest: Trump: Nobody helped me more on taxes than Cruz – (Associated Press)
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s campaign rally for Sen. Ted Cruz (all times local): 7:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says nobody helped him more to cut taxes and regulation than Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Trump said Monday at a political rally…

Trump’s Chinese divorce problem – (Axios)
It could backfire if Trump asks Asia allies to decouple from China.

Trump’s Nuclear Arms Race – (The American Conservative)
This wouldn’t cause other governments to “come to their senses,” but it would show the world that our government has completely lost its own.

Why Newt Gingrich says caravan is ‘an attack on America’ – (Fox News)
President Trump tweeted the U.S. will cut foreign aid to countries that have failed to stop a growing group of thousands of migrants marching toward the U.S. border; insight from former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

‘There’s No Invasion’: Jorge Ramos Defends Caravan, Calls Mexican Authorities ‘Trump’s Police’ – (Fox News)
Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos said reports of an “invasion” of migrants toward the United States are being overblown by people like President Donald Trump.

Trump ‘not satisfied’ with explanations of Khashoggi death – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday he’s not satisfied with the explanations he’s heard about the death of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi and is awaiting reports from U.S. personnel returning from the region. Khashoggi, who lived in the United …

Exclusive: President Trump calls Jamal Khashoggi’s death ‘a plot gone awry’ – (USA Today)
In an exclusive interview with USA TODAY, President Trump indicated he would oppose efforts to cease arms sales to the kingdom in response.

Trump threatens to increase nuclear arsenal until Russia and China ‘come to their senses’ – (Google News (Australia))
US President Donald Trump says we have more money than anybody else to spend on building up a nuclear arsenal, after Moscow made similar threats about increasing its own missile capabilities.

Trump threatens to increase nuclear arsenal until Russia and China ‘come to their senses’ – (ABC News (AU))
US President Donald Trump says we have more money than anybody else to spend on building up a nuclear arsenal, after Moscow made similar threats about increasing its own missile capabilities.

Donald Trump regrets nothing – (CNN)
In the heat of the 2016 presidential primary fight, then-candidate Donald Trump suggested that Ted Cruz’s father might have been involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Trump drops Russia arms control treaty with an eye on China – (Axios)
The cases for and against the move

Trump Floats 10% Middle Class Tax Cut With Election Looming. The Only Problem: Congress Isn’t in Session – (Fortune)
Trump says a 10% tax cut will be in effect by the mid-term elections. The only problem? Congress isn’t in session.

Trump speaks at ‘Make America Great Again’ rally in Houston – (Fox News)
President Trump was scheduled to speak at a “Make America Great Again” rally in Houston, Texas, on Monday night.

Exclusive: President Trump vows to send as many troops to the border ‘as necessary’ to stop caravan – (USA Today)
President Trump vowed Monday to send as many troops as necessary to the U.S.-Mexican border to block a growing caravan of Central American migrants.

Migrant Caravan Moves North in Mexico as Trump Warns of Foreign-Aid Cuts – (Google News)
An estimated 5,000 Honduran migrants set out Monday from southern Mexico on a grueling journey toward the U.S. border, as President Trump threatened to end or cut foreign aid to Central American countries for failing to stop the caravan.

Arms Control for Dummies – (Google News)
Trump is right to nix a treaty that Putin has violated for a decade.

Arms Control for Dummies – (Google News (UK))
Trump is right to nix a treaty that Putin has violated for a decade.

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