2018-10-27

Headlines:

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

Cesar Sayoc’s Path on Social Media: From Food Photos to Partisan Fury – (The New York Times)
By the time he was arrested, Mr. Sayoc appeared to fit a familiar profile of a modern extremist, radicalized online and sucked into a vortex of partisan furor.

Suspect in custody in deadly Pittsburgh synagogue attack – (Associated Press)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police are reporting a suspect is in custody after a shooting that caused “multiple casualties” at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday. Three officers were also shot in the attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill ne…

Soros, the far right’s boogeyman, is again a target – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — When pipe bombs turned up in the mail of Hillary Clinton and other prominent Democrats this week, the first recipient — billionaire investor and liberal philanthropist George Soros — quickly fell out of the headlines. But there’s no chance his…

Jason Derulo serenades fans from balcony – (BBC News)
The singer performs from an arena balcony after a gig in Prague gets cancelled over safety.

‘Multiple casualties’ in shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue: police – (Reuters)
An active shooting incident in the area of a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday resulted in “multiple casualties,” a police commander said.

‘Multiple Casualties’ Reported at Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting, Police Say – (The New York Times)
Two police officers were shot, a city councilman said, but it was not immediately clear how may other people had been shot.

North Korea hospital director says Warmbier torture charges ‘total distortion’ – (Reuters)
The director of the hospital in North Korea that treated an American student who died last year after detention in the country has rejected fresh charges that he died as a result of torture.

Trump again stoking anger at Democrats, media – (Associated Press)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump is again stoking his supporters’ anger at “Crooked Hillary,” other Democrats and the news media, barely missing a beat after mail bombs were sent to some of the most frequent targets of his derision. Trump set asi…

Islamic Jihad group announces Gaza ceasefire with Israel – (Al Jazeera English)
Egypt-brokered deal comes after Israeli fighter jets attack 80 sites in Gaza in retaliation for rockets fired at Israel.

Emergency situation at US synagogue – (BBC News)
Police respond to reports of a gunman entering a synagogue in Pittsburgh, US media report.

DNA, fingerprint match helped lead FBI to mail bomb suspect – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man with a criminal history and a fervor for President Donald Trump sent at least 13 mail bombs to prominent Democrats, Justice Department officials said, crediting DNA, a fingerprint match and misspellings for the key break in a c…

US defense chief: killing of writer is threat to stability – (Associated Press)
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi “undermines regional stability” and the U.S. State Department plans to take further action in response to the killing, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday at an international confere…

Dodgers win Late, Late Late Show, cut Red Sox lead to 2-1 – (Associated Press)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brian Dozier swung bananas from a rope over the dugout railing. How appropriate. The longest game in World Series history was bananas. Twenty-three players on each team, including nine pitchers. Eighteen innings — four more than any of the …

Glenn Hoddle: Ex-England manager in hospital after falling ill – (BBC News)
Ex-England manager Glenn Hoddle is in hospital after falling ill shortly after appearing as a pundit on BT Sport on Saturday.

Russia, Germany, France and Turkey meet for four-way Syria summit – (Reuters)
The leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Turkey gathered in Istanbul on Saturday for a summit on Syria, where violence this week in the last remaining major rebel stronghold highlighted the fragility of a deal to avert a massive government offensive.

US mail bomb suspect ‘was anti everything’ – (BBC News)
Cesar Sayoc, who faces charges including threatening ex-presidents, in the words of his ex-bosses.

Prince Harry praises ‘Invictus example’ – (BBC News)
The Duke of Sussex has praised the Invictus athletes for bringing mental health issues into the open.

Trump faces complaints that new Iran sanctions are too weak – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — A battle is brewing between the Trump administration and some of the president’s biggest supporters in Congress who are concerned that sanctions to be re-imposed on Iran early next month won’t be tough enough. As President Donald Trump prepa…

AP FACT CHECK: Did Trump think mail bombs were liberal plot? – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the blink of a tweet, President Donald Trump gave subtle credence to the notion that bombs mailed to Democrats were actually a ploy to hurt Republicans in the election. That flew in the face of known facts in the episode, just one exampl…

More violence feared as Brazil braces for far-right presidency – (Reuters)
After a presidential campaign that has seen political violence overshadow policy debate, many Brazilians fear attacks will continue after the likely election on Sunday of tough-talking far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro.

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From various sources (showing 20):

Multiple casualties reported in shooting near Pittsburgh synagogue – (NBC News)
At least 8 people were killed in a shooting near the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Squirrel Hill.

US tourist helps stop thief who tried to steal Magna Carta – (The Washington Post)
An American tourist from Louisiana helped stop a hammer-wielding thief who unsuccessfully tried to steal the Magna Carta at Salisbury Cathedral, working in tandem with a church employee to prevent the man from escaping

Mattis Vows US Will Hold Khashoggi’s Killers Accountable – (The New York Times)
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’s remarks reflected the administration’s struggle to defend the value of its alliance with Saudi Arabia.

Trump declares major disaster after Super Typhoon Yutu strikes Northern Mariana Islands – (USA Today)

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All about Trump (showing 97):

Obama: No one in my administration got indicted – CNN Video – (CNN)
While campaigning for Wisconsin Democrats in Milwaukee, Former President Obama jabbed at the Trump administration.

Trump again stoking anger at Democrats, media – (Associated Press)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump is again stoking his supporters’ anger at “Crooked Hillary,” other Democrats and the news media, barely missing a beat after mail bombs were sent to some of the most frequent targets of his derision. Trump set asi…

Candace Owens: Trump is delivering results for our community – (Fox News)
Turning Point USA’s Candace Owens weighs in.

Donald Trump and Jim Gavin feature in spoiled votes – (RTE)
While Michael D Higgins leads in the Presidential Election race and Peter Casey’s share of the vote has surprised many, there is always a proportion of votes that do not count because they are spoiled.

Trump declares major disaster after Super Typhoon Yutu strikes Northern Mariana Islands – (USA Today)
A major disaster declaration means the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is in line to receive individual aid to help residents fix their homes.

‘It’s not turning people away, it’s asking them to wait’: Border Patrol preps for arrival of migrant caravan – (USA Today)
The Trump administration is deploying up to 1,000 troops to the southern border to prepare for a migrant caravan headed north, but their focus will be to prevent illegal border crossers, not process asylum seekers.

DNA, fingerprint match helped lead FBI to mail bomb suspect – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man with a criminal history and a fervor for President Donald Trump sent at least 13 mail bombs to prominent Democrats, Justice Department officials said, crediting DNA, a fingerprint match and misspellings for the key break in a c…

Mail bomb suspect charged with five counts – (Financial Times)
Cesar Sayoc arrested in Florida after interception of 13 devices sent to Trump critics

Obama slams Trump and the Republican Party, saying “they are robbing you blind” – (Newsweek)
“Don’t be hoodwinked. Don’t be bamboozled. Don’t fall for the ‘Okeydoke,'” said former President Barack Obama.

Bomb suspect ‘found a father in Trump’ – (News.com.au)
THE suspected Florida mail bomber is a lost and “sick individual’ who estranged himself from his family but eventually “found a father” in President Trump, his family’s lawyer said.

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.

Trump’s short-lived “peace, love and harmony” – (Axios)
Whoa! A new Trump?

Trump faces complaints that new Iran sanctions are too weak – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — A battle is brewing between the Trump administration and some of the president’s biggest supporters in Congress who are concerned that sanctions to be re-imposed on Iran early next month won’t be tough enough. As President Donald Trump prepa…

AP FACT CHECK: Did Trump think mail bombs were liberal plot? – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the blink of a tweet, President Donald Trump gave subtle credence to the notion that bombs mailed to Democrats were actually a ploy to hurt Republicans in the election. That flew in the face of known facts in the episode, just one exampl…

BBC Presenter Dry Heaves Recalling What ‘Creepy’ Donald Trump Once Told Her – (The Huffington Post)
Trump’s comment was likely a ploy to “disarm” her, Steph McGovern said on topical panel show “Have I Got News For You.”

Majority in survey say their finances have not improved since President Trump took over – (USA Today)
Despite lower taxes, low unemployment and roaring stock market gains, fewer than half of all respondents say their finances have improved under Trump.

Trump Rolls Out New Pledges to Boost GOP Electoral Odds – (The Wall Street Journal)
President Trump, anxious to boost GOP midterm election turnout, is offering voters a new round of tax cuts, lower prescription drug prices and tougher border policies but his policies lack detail or face formidable obstacles.

Mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc charged over sending pipe bombs to Donald Trump critics – (Newsweek)
Sayoc was charged with five felony counts, including interstate transportation and illegal mailing of explosives, threatening a former president, making threatening interstate communications and assaulting federal officers.

Barack Obama takes aim at Donald Trump for ‘making stuff up’ – (The Guardian (AU))
Ex-president joins campaign trail and says ‘the character of our country is on the ballot’

Barack Obama takes aim at Donald Trump for ‘making stuff up’ – (The Guardian (UK))
Ex-president joins campaign trail and says ‘the character of our country is on the ballot’

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