2018-11-16

Headlines:

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

The New York Area Was Nearly Paralyzed by 6 Inches of Snow. What Went Wrong? – (The New York Times)
An early snowstorm led to recriminations and second-guessing on Friday about what exactly went wrong.

Judge: White House must return CNN’s Jim Acosta’s credential – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ordered the Trump administration on Friday to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, saying Acosta suffered “irreparable harm” from the decision to bar him. U.S. District Court Judge …

The Price of Cool: A Teenager, a Juul and Nicotine Addiction – (The New York Times)
E-cigarettes may help tobacco smokers quit. But the alluring devices can swiftly induce a nicotine habit in teenagers who never smoked. This is the tale of one person’s struggle.

She Couldn’t Quit Smoking. Then She Tried Juul. – (The New York Times)
Millions embrace e-cigarettes as smoking cessation aids. Will restricting the devices for teenagers put former adult smokers who vape at risk to start again?

Americans Are Moving Closer to Nature, and Into Fire Zones – (The New York Times)
More people in California and other states are living in areas known as the wildland-urban interface. Wildfires in those zones pose the greatest risk.

Driving Through Flames, Breathing Through Blankets: 9 Tales From Californians Who Fled the Wildfires – (The New York Times)
We asked readers for their stories of evacuating from the wildfires ravaging California.

Allies rally to UK’s May amid leadership woes over Brexit – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — Supportive Cabinet ministers rallied around British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday, trying to bolster her leadership after a barrage of resignations over Brexit, as rebel lawmakers pushed to force a leadership challenge. May is battling to…

Relatives seek news as California wildfire missing numbers rise – (Reuters)
Family members and survivors of the deadliest wildfire in California history sought news on Friday on the 630 people missing a week after the fast-moving blaze reduced much of the town of Paradise to ash and charred rubble.

White House Must Restore Press Credentials for CNN’s Jim Acosta, Judge Rules – (The New York Times)
The case, CNN v. Donald J. Trump, had come to symbolize the deeply dysfunctional dynamic between Mr. Trump and the White House press corps.

Trump ordered to allow CNN journalist back – (BBC News)
Judge orders White House to restore Jim Acosta’s access after it was revoked over a clash with Donald Trump.

Florida: Hand recount begins for tight US Senate race – (Associated Press)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A hand recount began Friday in Florida’s acrimonious U.S. Senate contest after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson separated by fewer than 13,000 votes out of…

Florida: Hand recount begins for tight US Senate race – (Associated Press)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A hand recount began Friday in Florida’s acrimonious U.S. Senate contest after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson separated by fewer than 13,000 votes out of…

UK PM May defends Brexit deal as opponents plot no-confidence vote – (Reuters)
British Prime Minister Theresa May won the backing of the most prominent Brexiteer in her government on Friday as she fought to save a draft European Union divorce deal that has stirred up a plot to force her out of her job.

Agreed Brexit deal is only way to avoid hard border: Irish PM – (Reuters)
The only way to avoid a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland is the Brexit deal agreed by Britain and the European Union, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday.

California Fires Only Add to Acute Housing Crisis – (The New York Times)
With thousands of homes destroyed in the wildfires, the homeless crisis just got worse.

Factbox: Who has submitted letters of no confidence in UK PM May? – (Reuters)
Some lawmakers in Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party have said they have submitted letters of no confidence in the British leader.

Top UK court says to consider government appeal in Brexit reversal case – (Reuters)
Britain’s Supreme Court said on Friday it would consider whether to hear an appeal from the British government which wants to stop Europe’s top court from examining a case seeking to determine whether the country can unilaterally reverse Brexit.

Factbox: Where the EU has made concessions in Brexit talks – (Reuters)
While some of Prime Minister Theresa May’s critics have denounced her draft Brexit deal with the European Union as betrayal of Britain’s interests, the European Union has also given ground in the unprecedented negotiations.

U.S. prepares criminal case against Wikileaks’ Assange – (Reuters)
U.S. prosecutors are preparing to pursue a criminal case against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, escalating a long battle targeting his anti-secrecy group.

Butch Cassidy screenwriter Goldman dies – (BBC News)
The two-time Oscar-winner wrote All the President’s Men, The Princess Bride and many other films.

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From various sources

Southern Front: Was this the last straw for the ‘resilient’ South? – (The Jerusalem Post)
Residents of Gaza border communities are fed up with their ‘normal’

March of Return protests continue along Gaza-Israel border, clashes ensue – (The Jerusalem Post)
Palestinians continued to burn tires and throw stones at IDF soldiers.

Netanyahu versus Liberman – difference in ideologies and causal gov’t rif – (The Jerusalem Post)
Netanyahu’s Gaza policies may have staved off war but may have cost him his coalition.

North Korea just tested a new “ultramodern” weapon – (Vice News)
Kim Jong Un was “excited” to have witnessed the event.

Theresa May’s own party members are plotting to bring her down – (Vice News)
The British PM faces a vote of no-confidence over Brexit.

A judge just ordered Trump to reinstate CNN’s Jim Acosta’s White House press pass – (Vice News)
Trump-appointed judge ruled the White House did not give Acosta due process and likely caused CNN “irreparable harm.”

Betsy DeVos’ squad of 24/7 armed guards could cost taxpayers almost $20 million, report says – (Vice News)
DeVos was granted 24/7 security detail by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions days after she was confirmed to President Donald Trump’s cabinet in February 2017.

White man who allegedly said “whites don’t kill whites” during Kroger shooting is charged with a hate crime – (Vice News)
Police said the shooter targeted the supermarket after he was unable to enter a church known for its black congregation.

Facts and Figures: Point’s 91-second hat trick powers Lightning – (NHL News)
Brayden Point stole the show on a wild night in the NHL and needed less than two minutes to do it.

Act of kindness that raised $400,000 ‘a lie’ – (Hacker News)
A homeless man and couple who crowdfunded thousands have been charged with conspiracy and theft.

Seismic records show Newfoundland was literally shaking from wind and waves | CBC News – (CBC News)
The waves crashing into the rugged coastline of Newfoundland caused waves on a Natural Resource Canada’s seismometer in St. John’s.

24-year-old drag racer Kat Moller killed in jet car crash – (Fox News)
Witness said her chute didn’t open.

White House must return CNN reporter’s media pass, judge rules | CBC News – (CBC News)
A U.S. federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to immediately reinstate CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s credentials to cover the White House.

“Suspicious Minds”: Trump accused of racism for honoring Elvis, as he awards Medal of Freedom to Babe Ruth, Scalia – (Fox News)
President Trump will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to seven Americans on Friday, though even that gesture is coming under fire from liberals.

The New York Area Was Nearly Paralyzed by 6 Inches of Snow. What Went Wrong? – (The New York Times)
An early snowstorm led to recriminations and second-guessing on Friday about what exactly went wrong.

UN slams British government’s ‘mean-spirited approach’ to the poor – (Daily Mail)
Special rapporteur Philip Alston’s controversial new report follows a two-week ‘human rights fact-finding visit’ to the UK.

Federal Judge Orders White House to Restore CNN Reporter Jim Acosta’s Press Pass – (Fortune)
A federal judge issued his ruling on Friday, ordering the Trump administration to temporarily return CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s credentials.

Pete Doherty’s Siberian huskies ‘savagely killed neighbour’s pet cat’ – (Daily Mail)
The former Libertines frontman, 39, was walking his Siberian huskies near his home in Margate, Kent on Monday morning when they allegedly snatched a retired nurse’s cat.

John McDonnell Labour could get a ‘unity Brexit’ agreed by MPs – (Daily Mail)
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the Labour version of Brexit – which includes a permanent customs union – would be backed by a majority of MPs.

This<em> The Haunting of Hill House</em> detail offers chilling alternate theory about that ending – (Entertainment Weekly)
Did everyone make it out of the Red Room?

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All about Trump

A judge just ordered Trump to reinstate CNN’s Jim Acosta’s White House press pass – (Vice News)
Trump-appointed judge ruled the White House did not give Acosta due process and likely caused CNN “irreparable harm.”

Betsy DeVos’ squad of 24/7 armed guards could cost taxpayers almost $20 million, report says – (Vice News)
DeVos was granted 24/7 security detail by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions days after she was confirmed to President Donald Trump’s cabinet in February 2017.

White House must return CNN reporter’s media pass, judge rules | CBC News – (CBC News)
A U.S. federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to immediately reinstate CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s credentials to cover the White House.

“Suspicious Minds”: Trump accused of racism for honoring Elvis, as he awards Medal of Freedom to Babe Ruth, Scalia – (Fox News)
President Trump will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to seven Americans on Friday, though even that gesture is coming under fire from liberals.

Federal Judge Orders White House to Restore CNN Reporter Jim Acosta’s Press Pass – (Fortune)
A federal judge issued his ruling on Friday, ordering the Trump administration to temporarily return CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s credentials.

Judge: White House must return CNN’s Jim Acosta’s credential – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ordered the Trump administration on Friday to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, saying Acosta suffered “irreparable harm” from the decision to bar him. U.S. District Court Judge …

White House must return CNN reporter’s media pass, judge rules | CBC News – (Google News (Canada))
A U.S. federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to immediately reinstate CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s credentials to cover the White House.

Judge orders White House to return press pass to CNN’s Jim Acosta – (Fox News)
A Trump-appointed judge ruled in favor of CNN’s Jim Acosta on Friday, allowing the network’s star report to temporarily regain access to his White house press credential.

Judge orders White House to restore press credential for CNN reporter Jim Acosta – (USA Today)
A federal judge ordered the White House on Friday to restore CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press badge, which had been revoked Nov. 7 after a contentious exchange with President Donald Trump.

Trump Lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s mysterious ties to Russia and former Soviet Union span decades – (Newsweek)
Giuliani’s ties to the former Soviet Union go back to the 1990s.

‘Shame on you’: Bette Midler’s NSFW Melania Trump tweet sparks backlash – (USA Today)
“You’ve turned into a wretched old woman- it’s really too bad,” a user wrote in response to Bette Midler’s tweet about first lady Melania Trump.

Trump administration ordered to return CNN reporter’s credentials – (The Irish Times)
US Judge rules Jim Acosta should be allowed back to White House pending law suit

Judge orders White House to reinstate Acosta’s press credentials – (The Hill)
A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to reinstate press credentials for Jim Acosta, CNN’s chief White House correspondent.

White House Must Restore Press Credentials for CNN’s Jim Acosta, Judge Rules – (The New York Times)
The case, CNN v. Donald J. Trump, had come to symbolize the deeply dysfunctional dynamic between Mr. Trump and the White House press corps.

Trump ordered to allow CNN journalist back – (BBC News)
Judge orders White House to restore Jim Acosta’s access after it was revoked over a clash with Donald Trump.

Blow to Trump as judge restores White House access for CNN’s Jim Acosta – (The Guardian (UK))
Jim Acosta’s hard pass must be restored immediately but judge Timothy Kelly emphasizes limited nature of ruling and says battle not over

Judge Orders White House to Reinstate Press Credentials for CNN’s Jim Acosta – (Time)
A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta.

Judge hands CNN victory in its bid to restore Jim Acosta’s White House press pass – (Google News)
Ruling sends reporter back to work after he was barred following run-in with Trump.

US judge temporarily restores press pass to reporter – (RTE)
A US judge has temporarily restored White House press credentials to CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, which were revoked following a contentious press conference with President Donald Trump.

Judge orders White House to temporarily restore CNN reporter’s press pass – (NBC News)
A federal judge ordered the Trump administration on Friday to return the press pass of CNN reporter Jim Acosta.

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