2018-11-07

Headlines:

From Al Jazeera, Associated Press, BBC News, Reuters, The Globe and Mail, New York Times, and Wired

Tech, healthcare stocks boost Wall Street after midterm results – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks surged on Wednesday, as investors piled into growth sectors such as technology and healthcare on relief that the outcome of the U.S. midterm elections was as expected.

World stocks, Wall Street surge after US vote but dollar takes hit – (Reuters)
World stocks rose on Wednesday, with Wall Street surging after the U.S. midterm election a day earlier divided control of Congress, but the outcome, which casts doubt on further U.S. tax cuts, hit the dollar and sent Treasury yields lower.

Democrats will seek to rein in Trump after taking U.S. House – (Reuters)
Donald Trump faced greater restraints on his presidency and intrusive investigations from Democrats who won control of the U.S. House of Representatives and pledged to hold the Republican accountable after a tumultuous two years in the White House.

Democrats pick up U.S. governorships but lose Florida, Ohio – (Reuters)
Democrats won governorships on Tuesday in several U.S. states that supported Republican President Donald Trump in 2016 but lost high-profile races in Florida and Ohio, as voters cast ballots in dozens of gubernatorial contests across the country.

Democratic House could probe Trump business ties abroad – (Associated Press)
PARIS (AP) — The Democratic victory in the U.S. House of Representatives could echo from Moscow to Beijing to Riyadh, with empowered Democrats now able to launch new investigations into President Donald Trump’s international business empire and his political …

Divisive Trump era ushers record number of women into House – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — A record number of women were elected to the House on Tuesday, nearly two years after women spilled out into the streets of Washington and in cities across the country in defiance of the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The incoming c…

Dem gains threaten Trump agenda, even without ‘blue wave’ – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have regained control of the House from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party in the midterm elections, powered by a suburban revolt that has threatened what’s left of the president’s governing agenda. But the GOP added to its …

Battle for vital Yemeni port intensifies – (BBC News)
The UN and charities say fierce fighting around the city of Hudaydah is endangering medical facilities.

79 kidnapped Cameroon students freed, says church official – (Associated Press)
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The 79 school children kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from a school in Cameroon have been released, but two of the three staff members abducted are still being held, said a church official. “They were brought last night to one of ou…

Democrats pick up 28 seats in U.S. House: media/data provider DDHQ – (Reuters)
Democrats won more than the 23 seats needed to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives after U.S. voters went to the polls in Tuesday’s midterm congressional election.

EU’s Vestager says probe into Google AdSense case nearing end – (Reuters)
EU regulators are close to wrapping up their third case against Alphabet unit Google involving its AdSense advertising service, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Wednesday, suggesting the company may soon be hit with another hefty fine.

Hitler in war, Merkel in peace: A train car for history – (Associated Press)
COMPIEGNE, France (AP) — Adolf Hitler went in wartime for revenge. Angela Merkel plans a pilgrimage in the name of peace. Two German chancellors, with opposite aims and the same destination: a train car in a French forest. Hitler tried literally to rewrite hi…

Norwegian Air: all our 737 MAX 8 operate as normal after Boeing statement – (Reuters)
Norwegian Air said on Wednesday all fourteen of its 737 MAX 8 Boeing planes were operating as normal after receiving a safety bulletin from the U.S. plane manufacturer.

Trump says Democrat Pelosi ‘deserves’ to be House speaker – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threw his support behind top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi, saying she ought to be U.S. House Speaker, one day after Democrats won enough seats in the midterm congressional election to take control of Congress’ lower cha…

Trump celebrates GOP gains, threatens House Democrats – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday celebrated Senate Republican gains in the midterm election but immediately threatened Democrats, who won back control of the House and with it the power to investigate the president’s personal and professi…

Gove wants to see Brexit legal advice – (BBC News)
The environment secretary wants details of the “backstop” border plan to be shared with ministers.

For Democrats, U.S. House win moves Pelosi to center stage – (Reuters)
Now that the Democrats have won control of the U.S. House of Representatives, they need to choose a leader and that means solving one of their toughest puzzles: Nancy Pelosi.

Boeing alerts pilots after Indonesia crash, FAA plans directive – (Reuters)
Boeing Co said on Wednesday it had issued a safety bulletin reminding pilots how to handle erroneous data from a key sensor in the wake of last week’s Indonesian jetliner crash.

Democrats Finally Control the Power in Albany. What Will They Do With It? – (The New York Times)
There is already chatter about legalizing recreational marijuana, curbing the money in campaigns, tightening gun control, and codifying Roe v. Wade.

Russian director goes on trial for fraud – (BBC News)
Director Kirill Serebrennikov goes on trial in a case supporters say is designed to silence artists.

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From various sources

Let’s talk about elite honesty – (ESPN Cric Info)
Here’s why it’s sanctimonious, overweening, and a problem for Australia themselves

Iran is ‘off the table’ for Chinese passenger plane deal – (The Jerusalem Post)
“No, we cannot sell to Iran. Iran is off the table,” Zhao Yuerang, general manager of manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, said.

Overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem, Ethiopian Jews celebrate Sigd – (The Jerusalem Post)
The holiday connects the renewal of the covenant with the return to Zion and the yearning for Zion.

Knesset members reach across the aisle to promote non-Orthodox movements – (The Jerusalem Post)
Currently, the state does not recognize the Reform and Masorti (Conservative) movements for the purposes of their religious ceremonies.

Antisemitic candidate wins tight race in US House – (The Jerusalem Post)
Iowa Representative Steve King said that Germany should stop apologizing for the Holocaust, after a visit to Auschwitz this summer.

The Dow jumps more than 250 points after Democrats take House, Republicans strengthen Senate majority – (Business Insider)
The Dow jumps more than 250 points after Democrats take House, Republicans strengthen Senate majority

PM Netanyahu to visit Vienna for anti-Semitism summit at end of November – (The Jerusalem Post)
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced the summit and Netanyahu’s participation at a press conference in Vienna Wednesday morning.

How We Decide Where to Go – Max Planck Neuroscience on Nautilus – (Hacker News)
Route planning is a key element for spatial navigation. Neurons in the hippocampus and surrounding structures, such as place cells or grid cells, become active depending on the animal’s instantaneous…

ianh/owl – (Hacker News)
A parser generator for visibly pushdown languages. – ianh/owl

Merkel’s favoured successor declares chancellor’s era is over – (Financial Times)
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer pledges to preserve German leader’s political legacy

Ask HN: Why don’t big softwares use App Store on Mac OS X? – (Hacker News)

Energy industry scores victories in US midterm elections – (Financial Times)
Voters reject proposed carbon tax in Washington and oil production curbs in Colorado

A thread written by @jason_kint – (Hacker News)
that’s interesting news: Aleksandr Kogan *refused to be interviewed by ICO Commissioner Denham’s investigation.* Yes, same Kogan who allegedly with his equal partner, Joseph Chancellor, harvested 80+ million Facebook records and sold tens of millions to SCL/C…

Mitch McConnell holds press conference – (Fox News)

Tony Clement demonstrated ‘terrible lapse in judgment,’ says Scheer | CBC News – (CBC News)
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer isn’t offering much light on Tony Clement’s future role in caucus after the longtime Tory admitted to sharing sexually explicit images and a video.

Liz Cheney announces bid for GOP leadership – (The Hill)
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) jumped into the race for GOP Conference chair, the No. 3 leadership spot, a day after Democrats took back control of the House.

Woman slammed for shaming engagement ring – before boyfriend has even proposed – (Mirror)
People are outraged by a woman who took to social media to complain that she’s not a fan of the engagement ring her boyfriend has bought her

Teen boy fights for life after knife attack in upmarket West Hampstead – (Daily Mail)
The fourth incident in 24 hours saw a man airlifted to hospital in a ‘serious condition’ after he was found with stab wounds in Hackney, East London, shortly before 2pm today.

Persimmon boss Jeff Fairburn to quit over £75million bonus row – (Daily Mail)
Persimmon CEO Jeff Fairburn will stand down from the company on December 31 following a major political row surrounding his £75 million pay and bonus award from the house builder.

Dems take House in midterm elections but Republicans control Senate – (Daily Mail)
Donald Trump hailed a ‘Big Win’ for his Republican party in Tuesday’s mid-terms after they increased their majority in the Senate, but lost control of the House to the Democrats.

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All about Trump

Dems take House in midterm elections but Republicans control Senate – (Daily Mail)
Donald Trump hailed a ‘Big Win’ for his Republican party in Tuesday’s mid-terms after they increased their majority in the Senate, but lost control of the House to the Democrats.

Republicans’ Senate wins will help President Trump, his judicial and Cabinet nominees, and GOP chances in 2020 – (USA Today)
Republicans held on strongly Tuesday to their second-most important bastion of power: the United States Senate.

Trump Likely to Face Aggressive Oversight From House Democrats – (The Wall Street Journal)
The Democratic takeover of the House is set to unleash a wave of investigations into President Trump and his administration, deepening partisan divisions in Washington and imperiling his legislative agenda for the duration of his term.

Democrats seize control of House, power to investigate President Trump – (USA Today)
Democrats won more than the 23 seats needed to take control of the House. They can wield their new power to investigate Trump, thwart his agenda.

Money, message and Trump: 6 lessons learned from the most tumultuous midterms in a generation – (USA Today)
Democrats have the big prize they desperately wanted: Control of the House of Representatives. But Republicans could claim bragging rights as well.

Democrats will seek to rein in Trump after taking U.S. House – (Reuters)
Donald Trump faced greater restraints on his presidency and intrusive investigations from Democrats who won control of the U.S. House of Representatives and pledged to hold the Republican accountable after a tumultuous two years in the White House.

Democrats pick up U.S. governorships but lose Florida, Ohio – (Reuters)
Democrats won governorships on Tuesday in several U.S. states that supported Republican President Donald Trump in 2016 but lost high-profile races in Florida and Ohio, as voters cast ballots in dozens of gubernatorial contests across the country.

Democratic House could probe Trump business ties abroad – (Associated Press)
PARIS (AP) — The Democratic victory in the U.S. House of Representatives could echo from Moscow to Beijing to Riyadh, with empowered Democrats now able to launch new investigations into President Donald Trump’s international business empire and his political …

Divisive Trump era ushers record number of women into House – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — A record number of women were elected to the House on Tuesday, nearly two years after women spilled out into the streets of Washington and in cities across the country in defiance of the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The incoming c…

Dem gains threaten Trump agenda, even without ‘blue wave’ – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have regained control of the House from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party in the midterm elections, powered by a suburban revolt that has threatened what’s left of the president’s governing agenda. But the GOP added to its …

Trump Constrained as Democrats Take Back Control of US House – (Bloomberg)

WATCH: Mixed reactions to US midterm election results – (News24)
Democrats gain control of the House of Representatives, but Republicans hold on to the Senate in a bitter setback for Trump. Here are some reactions to the 2018 US midterm election results.

US elections expose cracks in Trump coalition ahead of 2020 – (Financial Times)
Democrats given hope but Florida and Ohio results suggest they may struggle to oust president

Donald Trump now faces an almighty battle with Congress – (Financial Times)
Control of the House will empower the Democrats to investigate the president

Trump backs Pelosi for House speaker after Dems’ midterm takeover, relishing looming rivalry – (Fox News)
President Trump, surely hoping to use Nancy Pelosi as a political foil over the next two years, eagerly endorsed the California Democrat for speaker on Wednesday — hours after Democrats clinched a majority in the House of Representatives.

US elections: Democrats win House but lose ground in Senate – (Financial Times)
Divided government sets stage for a contentious second half of Trump’s term

The caravan Trump should fear – (Axios)
The Trump White House is bracing for a caravan of subpoenas.

Democrats won the House — but Trump declared victory anyway – (Vice News)
The GOP’s eight-year monopoly on Congress is over.

Democratic House Threatens Trump’s Business Agenda – (Google News)
The shift is expected to complicate the president’s push to negotiate new trade deals and cut regulation for industries such as autos, energy and finance.

Democratic House Threatens Trump’s Business Agenda – (The Wall Street Journal)
The Democratic Party’s success in capturing the House of Representatives is expected to complicate Mr. Trump’s push to negotiate new trade deals and cut regulation for industries such as autos, energy and finance.

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