2018-10-24

Headlines:

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

Philip Green named over harassment claims – (BBC News)
Retail billionaire Sir Philip Green named in Parliament as man facing newspaper allegations of sexual harassment

The Latest: De Niro package may have been sent days earlier – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on pipe bombs sent to prominent Democrats and CNN (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Law enforcement officials say the suspected explosive device sent to Robert De Niro may have been sitting in the mailroom of his building for a day or…

The Latest: De Niro package may have been sent days earlier – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on pipe bombs sent to prominent Democrats and CNN (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Law enforcement officials say the suspected explosive device sent to Robert De Niro may have been sitting in the mailroom of his building for a day or…

Mind your language! Markets obsess about central bank lingo – (Reuters)
When the U.S. Federal Reserve issued a statement of 250 words after raising interest rates last month, markets focused on just one: accommodative. And it wasn’t even mentioned.

Packages to Biden, De Niro seized, similar to earlier bombs – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The mail-bomb scare widened Thursday as law enforcement officials seized three more suspicious packages — two addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden and one to actor Robert De Niro — and said they were similar to crude pipe bombs sent …

Packages to Biden, De Niro seized, similar to earlier bombs – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The mail-bomb scare widened Thursday as law enforcement officials seized three more suspicious packages — two addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden and one to actor Robert De Niro — and said they were similar to crude pipe bombs sent …

Americans’ anger may help Democrats in Nov. 6 vote: Reuters/Ipsos poll – (Reuters)
Ben Chico, 67, a Republican in California, says his annoyance with Democrats morphed into full-blown outrage when he heard they might try to impeach President Donald Trump after the Nov. 6 elections.

Wall Street rises as technology stocks gain – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks gained on Thursday, as strong corporate earnings, including from software company Microsoft and automaker Ford, helped ease nerves following a steep selloff in the prior session that sent the Nasdaq into correction territory.

Worried about Trump iPhone eavesdroppers? China recommends a Huawei – (Reuters)
China’s foreign ministry has some suggestions for the Trump administration if it is worried about foreign eavesdropping on the U.S. president’s iPhones: use a Huawei handset instead.

AB InBev told Indian authorities about cartel, triggering anti-trust probe – (Reuters)
An Indian anti-trust probe into beer price-fixing allegations was initiated after the world’s largest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev told the authorities last year it had detected an industry cartel, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Saudi Arabia says Turkish evidence shows planned killing – (Associated Press)
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi prosecutors said Thursday that Turkish evidence shows the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was premeditated, another change in the shifting Saudi Arabian narrative of what happened to the writer who was killed in the Sau…

How ‘End Mass Incarceration’ Became a Slogan for D.A. Candidates – (The New York Times)
The focus on local races comes as overhaul efforts have stalled on the federal level.

Second day of bombs target Democrats, critics of Trump – (Reuters)
Authorities discovered suspicious packages sent to former Vice President Joe Biden and actor Robert de Niro on Thursday, a day after several high-profile Democrats and critics of U.S. President Donald Trump were targeted with similar devices.

Megyn Kelly Skips ‘Today’ as Questions Mount Over Her Future at NBC – (The New York Times)
The host’s future at the network appeared shaky after she made racially insensitive remarks on Tuesday and issued an on-air apology on Wednesday.

In change of tack, Saudi Arabia says Khashoggi’s murder ‘premeditated’ – (Reuters)
Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor said on Thursday the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate was premeditated, reversing previous official statements that the killing was unintended.

Wall Street looks to break six-day slump, Europe halts rot – (Reuters)
European and U.S. futures markets attempted a rebound on Thursday after Wall Street’s worst day since 2011 and heavy losses in Asia gave global stocks another boot towards their worst month since the financial crisis.

Hyundai Motor posts big profit miss on U.S. recalls; shares dive – (Reuters)
Hyundai Motor Co’s <005380.KS> third-quarter net profit plunged by a shocking two-thirds, hit by a $440 million one-off charge related to U.S. recalls and sending its shares tumbling to near nine-year-lows on Thursday.

AP-NORC Poll: Most Americans see a sharply divided nation – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — With just two weeks to go until the critical midterm elections, an overwhelming majority of Americans say the United States is greatly divided, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll. Few Americans beli…

Sickness, fear, harassment in Mexico whittle away at caravan – (Associated Press)
MAPASTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Little by little, sickness, fear and police harassment are whittling down the migrant caravan making its way to the U.S. border, with many of the 4,000 to 5,000 migrants who resumed their journey Thursday complaining of exhaustion. T…

A Black Senate Candidate Stumps in Mississippi, but His Party Holds Him Back – (The New York Times)
Mike Espy, former President Clinton’s agriculture secretary, could emerge as the top vote-getter in Mississippi’s Senate race on Election Day, but the runoff will be the hard part.

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From various sources (showing 20):

Suspected explosives sent to Biden, De Niro as investigation into pipe bombs intensifies – (The Washington Post)

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All about Trump (showing 104):

America’s allies must master the art of dealing with Donald Trump – (Financial Times)
The president’s behaviour implies he is negotiable on much, and at affordable cost

China dismisses claim it eavesdropped on Trump’s iPhone calls – (The Guardian (AU))
Official says New York Times report is fake news and Trump should get a Chinese device

USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll: The midterms are all about Trump, and Democrats have the edge in the stretch – (USA Today)
The midterm elections are all about the man who’s not on the ballot, and antipathy to Trump is giving Democrats an edge in the stretch.

President Trump denies using phones that can be bugged by Russians, Chinese – (USA Today)
“I only use Government Phones, and have only one seldom used government cell phone,” Trump tweeted. “Story is soooo wrong!”

Americans’ anger may help Democrats in Nov. 6 vote: Reuters/Ipsos poll – (Reuters)
Ben Chico, 67, a Republican in California, says his annoyance with Democrats morphed into full-blown outrage when he heard they might try to impeach President Donald Trump after the Nov. 6 elections.

Worried about Trump iPhone eavesdroppers? China recommends a Huawei – (Reuters)
China’s foreign ministry has some suggestions for the Trump administration if it is worried about foreign eavesdropping on the U.S. president’s iPhones: use a Huawei handset instead.

Landmark ConCourt judgment says mining rights do not trump lawful land occupier rights – (News24)
The Lesetlheng community in the North West has been returned to the land they have owned for almost a century following a landmark Constitutional Court ruling.

Late-night hosts slam Trump’s response to pipe bomb threats – (Entertainment Weekly)
“This is the one time you can’t think of your own tweet?!” Stephen Colbert exclaimed

China has responded to a report that Trump’s personal iPhone has been tapped: ‘You can change to Huawei phones’ – (Business Insider (UK))
President Trump likes to tweet and make calls…

Second day of bombs target Democrats, critics of Trump – (Reuters)
Authorities discovered suspicious packages sent to former Vice President Joe Biden and actor Robert de Niro on Thursday, a day after several high-profile Democrats and critics of U.S. President Donald Trump were targeted with similar devices.

Sanders: Trump’s response was presidential – CNN Video – (CNN)
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says President Donald Trump could not have been more presidential in his response to the suspicious devices that have been sent around the nation.

China to Trump: Dump the iPhone for a Huawei – (TechCrunch)
A China foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying dismissed yesterday’s damning report about spying on Trump’s unsecured iPhone, calling it, “fake news,” according to The South China Morning Post. She had a few other choice words for the president, suggesting…

Joe Biden, Robert De Niro latest targets of suspicious mail packages – (The Hindu)
The packages, sent to prominent Democrats critical of President Donald Trump, underscored the heightened political tensions and fears two weeks before national midterm elections.

Gavin Newsom Has More Important Things to Do Than Run for President – (New York Magazine)
The next governor of California is preparing to fight Trump and show off his state as a laboratory for progressive policies — including single-payer.

The Problem Isn’t Incivility. It’s Trump’s Belief the Media Can’t Criticize Him. – (New York Magazine)
The president has always believed reporters should uncritically transmit his lies.

Trump Asked Dems And Media To Promote Unity. But He’s Far From Unifying At His Rallies. – (The Huffington Post)
President Donald Trump has turned to divisive rhetoric plenty of times in just the last week.

Behind the scenes of President Trump’s Wisconsin rally – (Fox News)
Rachel Campos-Duffy talks to Gov. Scott Walker, Rep. Paul Ryan about the suspicious package threat.

China denies Trump spying report, suggests change of phones – (Google News (Canada))
China has denied a U.S. newspaper report that it is listening to U.S. President Donald Trump’s phone calls, and is suggesting he exchange his iPhone for a cellphone made by Chinese manufacturer Huawei.

Trump’s Attacks on the Environment Are Mostly Failing – (Wired)
The administration’s attempts to remove environmental regulations have made very little headway—though that may soon change.

Suspicious package sent to Robert De Niro amid string of pipe bomb mailers – (Entertainment Weekly)
The actor, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, is the latest public figure to receive a suspicious package in the mail.

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