2018-10-26

Headlines:

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

The Latest: Game 3 remains deadlocked at 1 after 12 – (Associated Press)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 10:08 p.m. Game 3 of the World Series is going to the 13th inning in a 1-1 deadlock. Neither the Boston Red Sox nor the Los Angeles Dodgers got much going in the 12th — no surprise for a gam…

Man charged in mail-bomb plot is a Florida Trump supporter – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities have captured a Florida man with a criminal history and a fervor for President Donald Trump and accused him of sending at least 13 mail bombs to prominent Democrats. The arrest capped a nationwide search in a case that sp…

Resilient islanders brace for long recovery after typhoon – (Associated Press)
Many people in a U.S. Pacific territory ravaged by a deadly super typhoon lost everything, but residents say they are resilient and must focus on the long recovery ahead. The U.S. government is sending supplies to the Northern Marianas as residents dig throug…

Obama rips Trump, GOP in fiery speeches for Midwest Dems – (Associated Press)
DETROIT (AP) — Former President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump’s tenure in office Friday in fiery speeches in Milwaukee and Detroit that took aim at him and other Republicans for “making stuff up.” The speeches were among Obama’s sharpest and …

Bomb suspect: Ex-stripper with cash problems, Trump devotion – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cesar Sayoc is an amateur body builder and former stripper, a loner with a long arrest record who showed little interest in politics until Donald Trump came along. On Friday, he was identified by authorities as the Florida man who put pipe b…

Trump lectures media for trying ‘to score political points’ – (Associated Press)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump lectured the media at length on Friday evening, accusing reporters of trying “to use the sinister actions of one individual to score political points” against him hours after police apprehended a staunch supporter…

Trump pitches policy in final midterm message – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — He talked tax cuts last weekend, opioid addiction on Wednesday, drug prices on Thursday and immigration every day of the week. In the lead-up to the midterm elections, President Donald Trump has gone full policy wonk. Trump is promoting a gr…

U.S. withdrawal of California gillnet protections for whales, turtles ruled illegal – (Reuters)
The Trump administration unlawfully withdrew a plan to limit the number of whales, turtles and other marine creatures permitted to be inadvertently killed or harmed by drift gillnets used to catch swordfish off California, a federal judge has ruled.

China, Japan to forge closer ties at ‘historic turning point’ – (Reuters)
China and Japan on Friday pledged to forge closer ties as both countries stood together at an “historic turning point”, signing a broad range of agreements including a $30 billion currency swap pact, amid rising trade tensions with Washington.

A rise from marginal lawmaker to presidential front-runner – (Associated Press)
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As recently as two months ago, few people in Brazil other than Jair Bolsonaro’s most ardent supporters believed the far-right congressman had more than an outside shot of winning the race to lead Latin America’s largest nation. Former Pr…

Migrant caravan members reject offer to stay in Mexico – (Associated Press)
ARRIAGA, Mexico (AP) — Several thousand Central American migrants turned down a Mexican offer of benefits if they applied for refugee status and stayed in the country’s two southernmost states, vowing to set out before dawn Saturday to continue their long tre…

Former PM Najib denies wrongdoing as Malaysia deepens 1MDB probe – (Al Jazeera English)
In exclusive interview, Najib Razak insists ‘conscience is clear’ despite facing numerous charges and $4.5bn missing.

They Were Sent Pipe Bombs. Here’s What They Said About Trump — and What He Said About Them. – (The New York Times)
A look at the contentious words between the president and some of his most outspoken critics.

In hills of Sulawesi Indonesia quake survivors chafe at aid rules – (Al Jazeera English)
A month after the disaster, people outside Palu have received little help and fear coming rainy season’s colder weather.

Trump Tries to Rebuild Political ‘Momentum’ by Reviving Old Attacks – (The New York Times)
At a rally in North Carolina, President Trump made it clear that he was no longer going to sit through another news cycle without himself at the center.

To Cast Their Ballots, These Voters Will Have to Get Out of Dodge – (The New York Times)
A Kansas city moved its polling place and people complained that it would suppress the vote. Among those on the ballot: Kris Kobach, who has championed ballot restrictions.

Qualcomm says Apple $7 billion behind in royalty payments – (Reuters)
Qualcomm Inc said in a court hearing on Friday that Apple Inc is $7 billion behind in patent royalty payments to the mobile chip firm, which for years supplied parts for the iPhone.

Mixed U.S. inflation signals leave investors adrift – (Reuters)
U.S. quarterly earnings reports this month were supposed to give investors clarity about the health of Wall Street’s rally this year.

Obama, Rallying in Wisconsin, Warns Democrats: ‘Don’t Be Hoodwinked’ – (The New York Times)
He also cited a report that President Trump’s phone is insecure as evidence that Republicans had not cared about Hillary Clinton’s email controversy.

Before He Was a Bombing Suspect, He Was a Trump Superfan – (The New York Times)
Cesar Sayoc Jr., the suspect arrested by the authorities in connection with a series of bombs sent in the mail, appears to be an outspoken supporter of President Trump.

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From various sources (showing 20):

Knicks had shot vs. Warriors and then Kevin Durant happened – (Nypost.com)

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All about Trump (showing 127):

Explosives sent to Democrats ‘not a hoax,’ FBI’s Wray says, as probe continues – (Fox News)
The string of packaged bombs sent to several Democratic figures and critics of President Trump this week were “not hoax devices,” FBI Director Christopher Wray said Friday

Man charged in mail-bomb plot is a Florida Trump supporter – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities have captured a Florida man with a criminal history and a fervor for President Donald Trump and accused him of sending at least 13 mail bombs to prominent Democrats. The arrest capped a nationwide search in a case that sp…

Obama rips Trump, GOP in fiery speeches for Midwest Dems – (Associated Press)
DETROIT (AP) — Former President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump’s tenure in office Friday in fiery speeches in Milwaukee and Detroit that took aim at him and other Republicans for “making stuff up.” The speeches were among Obama’s sharpest and …

Bomb suspect: Ex-stripper with cash problems, Trump devotion – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cesar Sayoc is an amateur body builder and former stripper, a loner with a long arrest record who showed little interest in politics until Donald Trump came along. On Friday, he was identified by authorities as the Florida man who put pipe b…

Trump lectures media for trying ‘to score political points’ – (Associated Press)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump lectured the media at length on Friday evening, accusing reporters of trying “to use the sinister actions of one individual to score political points” against him hours after police apprehended a staunch supporter…

Draghi launches defence of central banks over political heat – (Financial Times)
ECB chief speaks after personal attack by Di Maio and Trump criticism of Fed

Trump pitches policy in final midterm message – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — He talked tax cuts last weekend, opioid addiction on Wednesday, drug prices on Thursday and immigration every day of the week. In the lead-up to the midterm elections, President Donald Trump has gone full policy wonk. Trump is promoting a gr…

Rochelle Ritchie blames Trump for Cesar Sayoc threats, Twitter for not taking them down – (USA Today)
Rochelle Ritchie, threatened on Twitter by Cesar Sayoc, a Florida man suspected of mailing bombs to Democrats, says Twitter does not protect users.

U.S. withdrawal of California gillnet protections for whales, turtles ruled illegal – (Reuters)
The Trump administration unlawfully withdrew a plan to limit the number of whales, turtles and other marine creatures permitted to be inadvertently killed or harmed by drift gillnets used to catch swordfish off California, a federal judge has ruled.

Pipe bombs: A timeline – (CNN)
A serial mail bomber has terrorized American politicians and former intelligence officials who have been critical of President Donald Trump. None of the bombs have detonated.

‘He just makes it up’: Obama takes aim at Trump in fiery speech – (Google News (Australia))
Barack Obama has issued one of his most direct takedowns of Donald Trump’s presidency, accusing the president of dishonesty and “making stuff up”.

PICTURED: Trump-supporting, bodybuilder revealed as the ‘MAGAbomber’ – (Daily Mail)
Cesar Altier Sayoc was taken into custody on Friday morning in Plantation, Florida in connection with the 12 suspicious packages that have been discovered this week.

Bomb suspect was cash-strapped ex-stripper devoted to Trump – (Google News (Australia))
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Bomb suspect was cash-strapped ex-stripper devoted to Trump – (Google News (UK))
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Trump signs ‘hard-hitting’ Hezbollah sanctions bill into law – (The Jerusalem Post)
The bill amends a 2015 law that sanctions financial institutions that facilitate transactions on Hezbollah’s behalf.

Accused mail bomber an ex-stripper with a lengthy criminal past – (ABC News (AU))
The man accused of mailing more than a dozen bombs to critics of Donald Trump this week is a former stripper with a lengthy criminal history who was living in his van and struggling to make ends meet. Here’s what we know.

Four takeaways from Heitkamp and Cramer’s tense final Senate debate – (The Hill)
North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) and Rep. Kevin Cramer (R) clashed over health care, tariffs and support for President Trump on Friday night in their final Senate debate.

Attorney: Sayoc found a father in Trump – CNN Video – (CNN)
The mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc’s former family attorney explains why he thinks Sayoc became engaged with politics during Donald Trump’s campaign and presidency.

‘These are not hoax devices’: Florida Trump supporter charged in mail-bomb scare – (Google News (Canada))
The FBI did not disclose a motive, although Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested politics may have played a role, referring to Cesar Sayoc as a ‘partisan’

For accused pipe bomber Cesar Sayoc, life was a stage where the truth was a bit player – (USA Today)
The man accused of sending 13 pipe bombs to opponents of President Trump often exaggerated about everything except his disdain of Trump foes.

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