2018-11-10

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

California Is Already Tough on Guns. After a Mass Shooting, Some Wonder if It’s Enough – (The New York Times)
Gun control activists and politicians in the state were already weighing what more can be done, and whether existing measures could have prevented the killing.

Calmer winds offer chance to slow Southern California fire – (Associated Press)
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters hoped a narrow window of calm Saturday would give them a chance to block Southern California wildfires that have marched on an inexorable path of destruction toward the sea, burning everything from mobile homes to man…

Calmer winds offer chance to slow Southern California fire – (Associated Press)
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters hoped a narrow window of calm Saturday would give them a chance to block Southern California wildfires that have marched on an inexorable path of destruction toward the sea, burning everything from mobile homes to man…

Iran women attend Asian football final – (BBC News)
Hundreds enter a Tehran stadium, in what could be an end to decades of exclusion from top matches.

Crews battle California blazes, including state’s most destructive – (Reuters)
Two monster wildfires, including the most destructive in California’s history, burned out of control on Saturday, having already killed at least nine people, destroyed scores of buildings and forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes.

Unsung heroes, animals played vital and varied roles in WWI – (Associated Press)
PARIS (AP) — They were messengers, spies and sentinels. They led cavalry charges, carried supplies to the front, comforted wounded soldiers and died by the millions during World War I. Horses, mules, dogs, pigeons and even a baboon all were a vital — and for …

Unsung heroes, animals played vital and varied roles in WWI – (Associated Press)
PARIS (AP) — They were messengers, spies and sentinels. They led cavalry charges, carried supplies to the front, comforted wounded soldiers and died by the millions during World War I. Horses, mules, dogs, pigeons and even a baboon all were a vital — and for …

Turkey’s President Says Recording of Khashoggi’s Killing Given to U.S. – (The New York Times)
The recordings would be another piece of evidence in the October killing of the dissident by Saudi agents in the country’s consulate in Istanbul.

For Khashoggi, a Tangled Mix of Royal Service and Islamist Sympathies – (The New York Times)
Jamal Khashoggi had both an affinity for Islamist political movements and close ties to the Saudi royal family — until they were cut by a new crown prince.

Paradise lost after fire consumes Northern California town – (Associated Press)
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — No one is left in Paradise. Abandoned, charred vehicles clutter the main thoroughfare, evidence of the panicked evacuation a day earlier as a wildfire tore through the Northern California community. Nine people have been found dead. En…

Paradise lost after fire consumes Northern California town – (Associated Press)
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — No one is left in Paradise. Abandoned, charred vehicles clutter the main thoroughfare, evidence of the panicked evacuation a day earlier as a wildfire tore through the Northern California community. Nine people have been found dead. En…

Trump calls French president ‘good friend’ after testy tweet – (Associated Press)
PARIS (AP) — President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron insisted they were good friends Saturday after a dustup over their comments about European security that threatened to divert attention from a weekend ceremony marking 100 years since th…

Turkey gave Khashoggi tapes to European nations, Erdogan says – (Reuters)
Turkey has given recordings related to the killing of Jamal Khashoggi to Germany, France and Britain, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, seeking to maintain international pressure on Riyadh over the Saudi journalist’s death.

How close is the world to another global conflict? – (Al Jazeera English)

Leaders laud fallen soldiers on eve of armistice centennial – (Associated Press)
PARIS (AP) — Traveling from across the world to battlefields where their soldiers fell 100 years ago, victors and vanquished alike marked those sacrifices ahead of Sunday’s Armistice Day and assessed alliances that have been dramatically redrawn since those d…

Leaders laud fallen soldiers on eve of armistice centennial – (Associated Press)
PARIS (AP) — Traveling from across the world to battlefields where their soldiers fell 100 years ago, victors and vanquished alike marked those sacrifices ahead of Sunday’s Armistice Day and assessed alliances that have been dramatically redrawn since those d…

Victoria’s Secret in transgender apology – (BBC News)
A top executive of the lingerie chain had suggested transgender models should not be in its shows.

U.S. judge halts Keystone XL oil pipeline in blow to Trump, Trudeau – (Reuters)
A U.S. judge in Montana has blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline designed to carry heavy crude oil from Canada to the United States, drawing praise on Friday from environmental groups and a rebuke from President Donald Trump.

See How the Close the Results Are in Florida, Georgia and Arizona – (The New York Times)
The races for Senate and governor may head to a recount or a runoff.

Caravan Walks Quietly On, U.S. Opposition a Distant Rumble – (The New York Times)
She’s slept on the ground, eaten handouts and walked for miles. But after weeks traveling with her children, Ani Alvarado is not turning back. “I get used to whatever.”

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From various sources

Serving on the Gaza border – (The Jerusalem Post)
A former soldier reflects on life near the Gaza border.

Flight – and fight – of the flyers – (The Jerusalem Post)
‘Everything is in the merit of a small slip’

Hezbollah leader: We will respond to any attack on Lebanon – (The Jerusalem Post)
“I salute the families of the martyrs,” Nasrallah said. “Thanks to martyrs’ sacrifices, the resistance has achieved all its victories

Ohio State vs. Michigan State: Live Updates, Score and Highlights – (Bleacher Report)
Dwayne Haskins will lead the No. 10 Ohio State Buckeyes into East Lansing for a Big Ten clash with the No. 18 Michigan State Spartans. Ohio State is clinging t…

Woman goes on racist, homophobic rant on plane, reportedly threatens a flight attendant – (Fox News)
An anonymous woman has made headlines across the internet for going on an expletive-filled tirade full of racist and homophobic slurs against her male seatmate.

Big-game hunters defend kills, say they won’t back down after receiving backlash for posting photos – (Fox News)
The woman who sparked a social media outcry and a government investigation after posting an image of a goat she claims to have killed in Scotland is not backing down from her online critics, saying that she will “NEVER apologize for being a hunter!”

‘Rise up, boys’: Humboldt football team in championship game after bus crash claims team members | CBC News – (CBC News)
Humboldt’s high school football team dedicating their season to their coach and two former players who were killed or injured in the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Now they’re competing for a provincial title.

Wales v Australia – video, in-play clips, radio & text – (BBC Sport)
Wales seek to beat Australia for the first time since 2008 – follow live BBC One coverage, radio, in-play clips and text.

Wales v Australia: rugby union international – live! – (The Guardian (AU))
Minute-by-minute report: Will Wales be able to end a run of 13 consecutive losses against Australia? Join Will Unwin to find out

Dems race to protect Mueller probe – (The Hill)
Democrats are vowing to conduct rigorous oversight and hold the administration accountable, something they say the GOP failed to do.

Leicester City 0 Burnley 0: Foxes held on emotional return to King Power Stadium – (FourFourTwo)
An emotional day at the King Power Stadium saw Leicester City held by Burnley, in the hosts’ first home match since their owner died.

Roger Staubach, Alan Page to get Medal of Freedom – (NFL News)
President Donald Trump announced Saturday his first recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and they include Pro Football Hall of Famers Roger Staubach and Alan Page.

<em>Parks and Recreation</em>’s Li’l Sebastian crosses over to <em>The Good Place</em> – (Entertainment Weekly)
Ben still doesn’t understand what the fuss is all about.

25 years of two-wheeled tech – (Ars Technica)
Bikes may still look roughly the same, but looks can be deceiving.

DRC ministry says Ebola outbreak worst in nation’s history – (News24)
DRC’s health ministry says the latest Ebola outbreak has now become the worst in the country’s recorded history, with 319 confirmed and probable cases.

Alibaba Singles Day: here are the best tech deals – (The Verge)
Alibaba’s Singles Day is a huge international shopping event that originated in China and has now spread across the globe. Deals kicked off on November 6th, and shoppers everywhere from the US and UK to China and Indonesia are able to nab some good deals.

The scientists caught between the U.S. and China – (Axios)
Scientific cooperation between the U.S. and China is splintering

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Blog Update: Ken, Olimar, and Spirits Detailed (Week 21) – IGN Video – (IGN)
Casey and Brendan react to info on the new Smash Direct, and updates for new and returning characters including Ken and Olimar, as well as Spirits!

IGN vs GameSpot: Who Will Win in Hitman 2 – IGN Video – (IGN)
Tune in as IGN and GameSpot prepare to face off in Hitman 2 live Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 1pm!

5 talking points as England’s meeting with the All Blacks ends in controversy – (Mirror)
Eddie Jones had warned his side that New Zealand would be slow starters before coming on strong and that made for a thriller at HQ

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All about Trump

Roger Staubach, Alan Page to get Medal of Freedom – (NFL News)
President Donald Trump announced Saturday his first recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and they include Pro Football Hall of Famers Roger Staubach and Alan Page.

Macron, Merkel Hail European Unity as Trump Is Sidelined by Rain – (Bloomberg)

‘Real low energy’: Critics pile on after Trump cancels visit to U.S. military cemetery outside Paris – (Google News (UK))
The U.S. president, engaged in several political fights back in Washington, seemed subdued as he began a pared down weekend of ceremonies to mark World War I.

California Faces Its Most Destructive Wildfire In State History – (The Huffington Post)
President Trump, meanwhile, is blaming poor “forest management” and threatening to cut federal funding.

Trump cancels WWI cemetery visit over bad weather – (Axios)
Generals John Kelly and Joe Dunford will go in his place.

Trump and Macron Seek to Defuse Tension Over Security and Trade – (Google News (Australia))
President Trump sat down with President Emmanuel Macron of France in Paris before ceremonies commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

Amid criticism, President Donald Trump meets French counterpart Emanuel Macron – (USA Today)
Donald Trump’s “nationalism” and criticism of long-standing global alliances hover over a visit to Paris for World War I commemorations.

Amb. Grenell on Trump’s relationship with European leaders – (Fox News)
U.S. Ambassador to Germany Ric Grenell weighs in as President Trump returns to Paris for ceremony marking end of World War I.

Sean Spicer on potential gridlock after the midterms – (Fox News)
Several high-profile midterm races across the country are still unresolved; could it impact President Trump’s agenda?

Trump’s new target: the electoral process – (Axios)
Trump is calling out Democrats in Florida and Arizona.

Amid criticism, President Donald Trump meets French counterpart Emanuel Macron – (Google News)
Donald Trump’s “nationalism” and criticism of long-standing global alliances hover over a visit to Paris for World War I commemorations.

Trump and Macron find common ground after defence spending row – (Financial Times)
Presidents strike conciliatory tone after tense start to first world war centenary

Ruth, Staubach to receive Medal of Freedom – (ESPN)
Babe Ruth, Roger Staubach and Alan Page will be among the seven people to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Donald Trump.

Trump, Macron Seek to Ease Tensions Over Security – (The Wall Street Journal)
President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron sought to thaw recent tensions over the future of transatlantic security ties, agreeing that Europe needs to share more of the burden for defending the continent.

Trump threatens to pull federal funds for Calif. wildfires over forest ‘mismanagement’ – (USA Today)
In President Trump’s first tweet about the California wildfires, he warns the state must ‘remedy’ purported mismanagement or lose billions in payments

Trump calls French president ‘good friend’ after testy tweet – (Associated Press)
PARIS (AP) — President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron insisted they were good friends Saturday after a dustup over their comments about European security that threatened to divert attention from a weekend ceremony marking 100 years since th…

Analysis | The Broken Bromance? The Trump-Macron relationship is on the rocks. – (The Washington Post)
Trouble in paradise for the odd couple of transatlantic relations.

The government is raking in billions of dollars from Trump’s tariffs. Americans are the ones paying. – (Business Insider)
The government is raking in billions of dollars from Trump’s tariffs. Americans are the ones paying.

Want To Beat Trump In 2020? Look At Sherrod Brown’s Big Win In Ohio. – (The Huffington Post)
Of all the Democrats who could play a part in the next presidential campaign, the Ohio populist emerged from Election Day with the most to brag about.

Donald Trump cancels visit to First World War cemetery because it’s raining – (Mirror)
Trump and wife Melania were due to fly to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial by helicopter

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