2018-10-23

Headlines:

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

Sandra Day O’Connor retires over dementia – (BBC News)
The former US Supreme Court justice was the first woman to take a spot on the top court in 1981.

The Latest: Saudi royals meet with writer’s relatives – (Associated Press)
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have received the family of killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi and expressed their condolences. …

Ex-boyfriend killed University of Utah student, police say – (Associated Press)
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A University of Utah student was shot and killed on campus by a former boyfriend, who was found dead hours later inside a church Tuesday, authorities said. Lauren McCluskey, a senior from Pullman, Washington, was shot outside a dormitory…

Exclusive: Airbus faces new jet delays at Hamburg plant – sources – (Reuters)
For two years Airbus faced a shortage of engines and had to slow jet deliveries. Now engines are arriving fast – but fresh snags mean a Hamburg plant that assembles best-selling jets is having trouble absorbing them, industry sources said.

The Latest: Chief Justice ‘saddened’ by O’Connor diagnosis – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Chief Justice John Roberts says he is “saddened to learn” that Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court, has the beginning…

Saudi crown prince says satisfied with investment conference in Riyadh – (Reuters)
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Tuesday he was satisfied with the Future Investment Initiative conference as he toured the venue.

Sandra Day O’Connor announces likely Alzheimer’s diagnosis – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, announced Tuesday that she has the beginning stages of dementia, “probably Alzheimer’s disease.” O’Connor made the announcement in a letter. The 88-year-old said her diagnosis was ma…

Weary migrants still far from reaching US border – (Associated Press)
HUIXTLA, Mexico (AP) — Thousands of Central American migrants awoke Tuesday in a makeshift encampment in a rain-soaked town square in far-southern Mexico, some weary, foot-sore and coughing, still distant from their goal of reaching the U.S. border. The carav…

US stocks tumble in early trade after global markets slide – (Associated Press)
U.S. stocks slumped broadly in early trading Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 500 points and extending the market’s recent string of losses. The latest wave of selling came as investors grew increasingly unsettled by the prospe…

Peru’s natives say Amazon Waterway Project threatens food sources – (Al Jazeera English)
Multi-million dollar project is set to span territory home to 424 native communities belonging to 14 native groups.

McDonald’s global strength offsets U.S. weakness, shares rise – (Reuters)
McDonald’s Corp topped Wall Street estimates for same-restaurant sales on Tuesday as strong demand in international markets made up for a continued slow-down in the United States in the face of stiff competition.

U.S. warships pass through Taiwan Strait amid China tensions – (Reuters)
The United States sent two warships through the Taiwan Strait on Monday in the second such operation this year, as the U.S. military increases the frequency of transits through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China.

Exclusive: Chinese women golfers told to pull out of Taiwan event – sources – (Reuters)
Chinese players on the elite U.S. professional women’s golf tour have pulled out of this week’s tournament in Taiwan at the 11th hour, after being told by someone “high up” in China to skip the event, sources familiar with the situation told Reuters.

Riyadh must punish all Khashoggi’s ‘savage’ killers: Turkey – (Reuters)
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday dismissed attempts by Riyadh to blame Jamal Khashoggi’s “savage” killing on rogue operatives, saying the person who ordered the death of the prominent Saudi journalist must “be brought to account”.

Turkish president: Saudis plotted writer’s killing for days – (Associated Press)
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Saudi officials murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in their Istanbul consulate after plotting his death for days, Turkey’s president said Tuesday, contradicting Saudi Arabia’s explanation that the writer was accidentally killed. He dema…

Saudi signs deals worth $50 billion at investment event despite boycott – (Reuters)
Saudi Arabia signed deals worth $50 billion on Tuesday, showing it can still attract investment at a conference boycotted by Western politicians and global business chiefs after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Fake news follows migrant caravan – (BBC News)
A row over the US southern border is being fuelled by misinformation and false statements online.

Khashoggi Killing Permeates Saudi Investment Conference – (The New York Times)
Investors from around the world gathered in Riyadh for an investment conference but the killing of Mr. Khashoggi and Saudi Arabia’s role in the murder loomed large.

Caterpillar’s shares tumble on disappointing profit outlook – (Reuters)
Caterpillar Inc disappointed investors on Tuesday by not raising its 2018 earnings forecast yet again, raising fears that the heavy-duty equipment maker may be signaling a slowdown despite posting better-than-expected quarterly profits.

Khashoggi Case Erodes Saudi Reputation, and Allies Worry – (The New York Times)
As Crown Prince Mohammed faces accusations in the killing of a dissident, Israel, the U.A.E. and other allies fear that damage to him could upend their own plans.

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From various sources (showing 20):

What Could Hold Back a Democratic Wave? Economy, Confidence, Independence – (The New York Times)
In battleground districts across the nation, a “life is good” ethos may make swing voters harder to persuade than some Democrats anticipate.

Man facing groping charge after flight: Trump “says it’s OK to grab women by their private parts” – (CBS News)
Florida man is accused of groping a female passenger while on a flight Sunday from Houston to Albuquerque

Erdogan Says Saudis Planned Khashoggi’s Killing in Turkey – (The New York Times)
The Turkish president’s speech followed a series of leaks by Turkey that implicated the Saudi government in the death of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Bolton says Russia understands US reasons for leaving nuclear arms treaty – (CNN)
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told US National Security Adviser John Bolton that Moscow and Washington could solve a number of world problems if they worked together. Bolton will meet President Vladimir Putin later on Tuesday.

iPhone XR review roundup: Lower price with no big compromises – (Bgr.com)
Come Friday, the iPhone XR launches in stores and preordered units ship to early buyers in what will likely be another successful iPhone launch for Apple. The iPhone XR is essentially an iPhone XS …

Anthony Scaramucci’s Dance Summary Of 11 Days Under Trump Is As Stupid As It Sounds – (The Huffington Post)
Why? Just why?

World’s ‘oldest shipwreck,’ dating to more than 2400 years ago, found at bottom of Black Sea – (The Washington Post)
Oxygen levels in the depths of the Black Sea are so low that marine life is virtually nonexistent, keeping the ship preserved.

George Soros’ NY home targeted with explosive device, authorities say – (NBC News)
Authorities in Westchester County, New York, detonated the device Monday afternoon as a precaution, authorities said. No one was injured.

Supreme Court blocks deposition of Commerce chief Ross over census question – (CNN)
The Supreme Court blocked a deposition of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Monday in a case challenging the decision to reinstate a citizenship question on the 2020 census.

‘Buy my own island’: What winners would do with Mega Millions $1.6 billion prize – (USA Today)
What people around the nation would do if they won the $1.6 billion jackpot of the Mega Millions lottery.

Growing caravan of migrants march through southern Mexico toward US border – (USA Today)
Central American migrants keep moving through Mexico, part of a controversial caravan that President Donald Trump has pounced on as an election issue

Elon Musk Mocks Bitcoin Security And Scams With Tongue-In-Cheek Tweet – (Forbes.com)
Elon Musk, a serial entrepreneur who’s no stranger to controversy, has lampooned the bitcoin scams that plague Twitter and other social networks…

Dolphins, ‘yawn cams’ and political connections — China’s new mega bridge – (Yahoo.com)
The world’s longest sea bridge was officially inaugurated on Tuesday by China’s President Xi Jinping with supporters hailing it as an engineering triumph and detractors calling it a controversial white elephant. Here are some facts about the remarkable new m…

Police search for man they say killed University of Utah student – (USA Today)
The university says police are looking for the suspect. The university described the suspect as a black man, 37 years old, 6-foot, 3 inches, 250 pounds, wearing a gray beanie, black pants, white shoes and a white hoodie. He was last seen on foot leaving north…

Kamala Harris stumps for 2018 candidates in Iowa — as 2020 nears – (CNN)
Sen. Kamala Harris of California launched a seven-stop tour of Iowa on Monday to galvanize the early vote for down-ballot Democratic candidates — as prospective 2020 presidential candidates aggressively jockey for position, signaling their intentions to dono…

Stacey Abrams’s Burning of Georgia Flag With Confederate Symbol Surfaces on Eve of Debate – (The New York Times)
As a college student, more than a quarter-century ago, Ms. Abrams joined in the burning of the state flag, which at the time was viewed by many as a lingering symbol of white supremacy.

Highlands and islands on Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel’ list – (Bbc.com)
The Scottish region is named one of the travel guide’s top 10 destinations for 2019.

Raiders Trade Amari Cooper to the Cowboys – (The New York Times)
Dallas made a bold move for the present Monday, sending a first-round pick for Cooper in Raiders Coach Jon Gruden’s latest play for the future.

Bible Museum says five of its Dead Sea Scrolls are fake – (CNN)
The Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC says five of its most valuable artifacts — once thought to be part of the historic Dead Sea Scrolls — are fake and will not be displayed anymore.

Titanic II resumes construction after financial holdup, plans to finally set sail in 2022 – (USA Today)
The Titanic II is set to make its maiden voyage in 2022, and construction of the replica is now underway.

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All about Trump (showing 70):

Trump not satisfied with explanation of Khashoggi’s killing – (Fox News)
President Trump sends top intelligence officials to Turkey as Turkish President Erdogan prepares to announce his country’s findings into the death of Jamal Khashoggi; insight from former CIA station chief Daniel Hoffman.

Democrat Jon Tester battles Donald Trump under Montana’s big sky – (Financial Times)
Incumbent senator derides president’s candidate as ‘all hat, no cattle’

Man accused of groping woman on flight: Trump ‘says it’s OK to grab’ women’s private parts – (USA Today)
Bruce Alexander, 49, cited President Trump as he was being arrested after Southwest Flight 5421 landed in Albuquerque, according to an affadavit.

Trump goes ‘all-in’ to protect GOP majority in final midterm stretch, planning ad and rally blitz – (Fox News)
EXCLUSIVE: President Trump’s campaign operation is planning an advertising blitz for the final two-week stretch before the midterms, as part of a multi-million-dollar bid to help Republicans keep control of Congress, Fox News has learned.

Exclusive: Donald Trump, buoyed by the campaign, looks ahead to a post-midterm presidency – (USA Today)
While he expressed confidence of the GOP’s chances in the midterm election, Trump is also looking forward to the possibility of a divided Washington.

Man accused of groping woman on flight invokes Trump: ‘The President of the United States says it’s ok’ – (Google News (Canada))
According to the complaint, she told him ‘she didn’t know why he thought it was ok (to touch her) and he needed to stop’

Tech firms make millions from Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda, report finds – (The Guardian (UK))
Amazon, Palantir and Microsoft provide tools that aid surveillance, detention and deportation, according to report

Report: Amazon, Palantir play “key” role in immigration enforcement – (Axios)
Some employees have objected to company ties to Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown.

Midterms 2018: 7 things to look out for in the first major election of Donald Trump’s presidency – (Independent)
Voting is set to take place on 6 November

Trump sends CIA director to Turkey to review Khashoggi case – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump dispatched the director of the CIA to Turkey in a quest to get more information about the death of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi and weigh a possible U.S. response. Trump said Monday he’s not satisfied with the explanat…

How a trade war with China hurts US farmers – CNN Video – (CNN)
As a result of President Donald Trump’s trade wars with China and other countries, US farmers are seeing a surplus in perishable goods.

Kelly grabbed Lewandowski by the collar last winter – (Google News)
Chief of staff John Kelly got into a physical altercation with former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski last winter, grabbing him by the collar and trying to have him removed from the White House, two sources familiar with the incident confirmed to CNN.

Trump vilifies caravan, says he’ll cut Central American aid – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says 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 of any act…

Southwest Airlines flight: Passenger Bruce Alexander accused of groping woman invokes President Trump – (CBS News)
Florida man is accused of groping a female passenger while on a flight Sunday from Houston to Albuquerque

Stephen Colbert slams Trump’s anti-transgender memo as ‘more random cruelty’ – (Entertainment Weekly)
The ‘Late Show’ host called out the Trump administration’s latest proposal.

Inside the Book Launch Party for Anthony Scaramucci’s ‘Trump: The Blue Collar President’ – (Fortune)
It was only a matter of time, but the memoir about Anthony Scaramucci’s time in the White House is upon us.

Trump’s Growth Boost, Canada Heats Up, London Housing: Eco Day – (Bloomberg)

The Kitchen Table election: Trump’s trade war tests farmers’ loyalty – (CNN)
In conversations with more than 50 farmers, producers and agriculture experts in five states representing each of the five food groups, one trend was clear: The once-deep ties to President Donald Trump have frayed over the past year.

Secret Service reportedly had to intervene in a White House fight between Kelly And Lewandowski – (Newsweek)
Chief of Staff John Kelly reportedly grabbed former Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski by the collar and shoved him towards a wall during an argument outside the Oval Office.

The Hill’s Morning Report — Presented by PhRMA — Trump seizes on migrant caravan ahead of midterms – (The Hill)

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