2018-11-17

Headlines:

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

Dozens of bodies found after attack on CAR refugee mission – (Al Jazeera English)
Thousands of internally displaced people flee site in Alindao, in latest violent incident in Central African Republic.

Shrinking glacier hosts largest postcard – (BBC News)
This huge mosaic on the Aletsch Glacier was made from 125,000 drawings, to highlight climate change.

Argentine Navy submarine found a year after disappearing with 44 aboard – (Reuters)
The Argentine Navy submarine that went missing a year ago off the country’s Atlantic Coast was found by a private company involved in what had been a massive search for the vessel and its 44-member crew, the Navy announced by tweet on Saturday.

Discovered Argentine sub imploded below surface: defense ministry – (Reuters)
An Argentine submarine that disappeared one year ago was found “imploded” 907 meters (2,975 feet) below the ocean surface, Argentina’s defense ministry said at a news conference on Saturday, hours after the government announced the discovery of the missing su…

Argentine submarine imploded, navy confirms – (BBC News)
Navy chiefs give the first details of the ARA San Juan which has been found a year after disappearing.

New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing – (Associated Press)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a black neighborhood called “Dynamite Hill” because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s and ’60s. Now, after becoming the first black person elected …

Trump to visit California fire scene as death toll rises – (Associated Press)
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump heads to Northern California on Saturday to see firsthand the grief and devastation from the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century, as confusion continued over how many people remain unaccounted for. Authorities c…

Midterm elections reveal effects of gerrymandered districts – (Associated Press)
With an election looming, courts earlier this year declared congressional districts in two states to be unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders. One map was redrawn. The other was not. The sharply contrasting outcomes that resulted on Election Day in Pennsylva…

Trump to visit California’s wildfires – (BBC News)
The toll from the Camp Fire in California has risen to 71 with more than 1,000 people reported missing.

Thousands protest in Norway against restricting abortion – (Reuters)
Thousands of protesters demonstrated in Norwegian cities on Saturday against restricting women’s access to abortion, the subject of talks between the ruling minority coalition and a small party seeking to join the government.

10 days of post-governor race drama ends with Abrams’ speech – (Associated Press)
ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams ended 10 days of post-election drama in Georgia’s closely watched and even more closely contested race for governor Friday, acknowledging Republican Brian Kemp as the victor while defiantly refusing to concede to the man …

Pelosi claims she has votes, but race for speaker goes on – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats won the majority. Now they just need a speaker of the House. The standoff over Nancy Pelosi’s bid to regain the gavel intensified as Democrats left Washington for the Thanksgiving break in what has turned out to be an unsettling fi…

Recount adds to Florida’s reputation for bungling elections – (Associated Press)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mark Toepfer came to this spit of sand on the Tampa Bay shore to soak up the sun, drink a beer and maybe do a little fishing — not to talk about elections. But talk he did when asked for his thoughts on whether Florida, as a judge …

Trump Proposes a New Way Around Birth Control Mandate: Religious Exemptions and Title X – (The New York Times)
Women who are unable to obtain health insurance coverage for contraceptives through their employers could seek assistance at family planning clinics, the administration says.

Trump expects CIA briefing Saturday on Khashoggi killing – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump awaited a briefing Saturday from the CIA on the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after a U.S. official said American intelligence agencies had concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killin…

Trump says written responses go to Mueller team next week – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he “very easily” answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, though he speculated that the questions had been “tricked up” to try to catch him in a lie. “They’re all done,” Trump told reporters…

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih sworn in as new Maldives president – (Al Jazeera English)
Maldives president vows to end systematic corruption and investigate alleged human rights abuses under his predecessor.

Trump to discuss Khashoggi murder with Secretary of State Pompeo, CIA – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said he had not yet been briefed on the CIA’s conclusions regarding the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but that he would speak with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the CIA about the issue later on Saturday.

Hailey Baldwin & Bieber ‘confirm’ marriage – (BBC News)
The couple have both referenced marriage on Instagram, just months after getting engaged.

Space station supplies launched, 2nd shipment in 2 days – (Associated Press)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A load of space station supplies rocketed into orbit from Virginia on Saturday, the second shipment in two days. And another commercial delivery should be on its way in a couple weeks. “What an outstanding launch,” said NASA’s depu…

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From various sources

Jewish students present claims of antisemitism to Connecticut school board – (The Jerusalem Post)
While the students said that antisemitism has grown at Amity High in recent years, they charged that school officials have done little to deal with it, the New Haven Register reported.

Iranian workers protest government after the delivering of U.S. sanctions – (The Jerusalem Post)
“Through bilateral efforts, we can raise this figure [for bilateral trade] to $20 billion in the near future,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Iranian broadcasted television.

Legendary Animals and Fish Locations and Map – Red Dead Redemption 2 Wiki Guide – IGN – (IGN)
Red Dead Redemption 2 at IGN: walkthroughs, items, maps, video tips, and strategies

Johnston Press puts itself into administration amid debt crisis – (Daily Mail)
JPIMedia announced it had acquired Johnston Press on Saturday after it put itself into administration. As part of the transaction creditors have agreed to inject £35 million into the business.

ATP Finals: Roger Federer beaten by Alexander Zverev in semi-finals – (BBC Sport)
Roger Federer must wait until 2019 for another chance to reach 100 career titles after semi-final defeat by Alexander Zverev at the ATP Finals.

Ariana Grande Posted Her Text Conversation With Halsey And It’s Great – (Buzzfeed)
A glimpse into two queens’ texts.

Disney’s Star Wars park will come with original music from John Williams – (The Verge)
When Disney’s Star Wars land Galaxy’s Edge opens next year, it’ll come with a familiar soundtrack — Entertainment Weekly reports that John Williams will provide the score, and has a preview of what to expect, along with looks at two of the park’s big experien…

Brexiteer coup ’11 votes short’ of triggering no confidence in May – (Daily Mail)
Tory critics of the PM need 48 votes to spark the motion to remove Mrs May, but sources confirmed they were still stuck at 37. Twenty-three MPs have gone public with their letters (pictured).

Juventus’ Khedira sprains ankle in training – (FourFourTwo)
Juventus could be without Sami Khedira against SPAL after the midfielder sprained his ankle in training.

Van Dijk: Ramos is not my type of defender – (FourFourTwo)
As Dejan Lovren’s feud with Sergio Ramos hots up, Virgil van Dijk admits he prefers Raphael Varane to the Spain man.

California cities hit with worst air pollution on Earth from wildfires – (Mashable)
Horrendous air quality is a well-understood and predicted consequence of climate change.

VIDEO: Watch a clip of the <em>Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run</em> ride at Disney’s <em>Star Wars</em> theme park – (Entertainment Weekly)
Visitors will begin a daring escape by firing up the engines in Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.

Microsoft is now selling Amazon’s Echo devices – (The Verge)
Microsoft is favoring Alexa over Cortana and pushing Amazon’s Echo devices in its retail stores. The move follows a closer partnership between Microsoft and Amazon to integrate Cortana and Alexa

Anxious, lonely and addicted to porn: why have young people stopped having sex? – (The Telegraph)
We are in the midst of a ‘sex recession’, according to the viral cover story of this month’s Atlantic magazine;

Lisa Armstrong celebrates Ant McPartlin divorce with boozy knees-up – (Mirror)
EXCLUSIVE: The Strictly Come Dancing makeup artist seemed to be having the time of her life as she let her hair down with friends at a bar

VIDEO: Watch a clip from the <em>Star Wars</em> theme park ride <em>Rise of the Resistance</em> – (Entertainment Weekly)
The Galaxy’s Edge attraction at Disneyland and Walt Disney World takes you into a galactic space battle.

Dozens of bodies found after attack on CAR refugee mission – (Al Jazeera English)
Thousands of internally displaced people flee site in Alindao, in latest violent incident in Central African Republic.

Corker: ‘Everything points’ to Saudi crown prince ordering Khashoggi’s killing – (The Hill)
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said Saturday that he believes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi last month.

U.S.-led coalition strikes in Syria kill dozens of civilians – (Axios)
At least 43 people, including 17 children and 12 women, died.

Dirk Koetter: Buccaneers OC will call plays vs. Giants – (NFL News)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter announced Friday that offensive coordinator Todd Monken will reassume play-calling duties Sunday against the New York Giants.

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All about Trump

Trump says written responses to questions will go to Mueller team next week – (CBS News)
“They’re all done,” Trump told reporters at the White House early Saturday before leaving for California

Blaze toll rises as Trump doubles down – (Google News (Australia))
Forensic recovery teams continue searching for victims in the charred wreckage of the northern California town of Paradise with the number of people listed missing in the state’s deadliest wildfire topping 1000.

Trump to visit California fire scene as death toll rises – (Associated Press)
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump heads to Northern California on Saturday to see firsthand the grief and devastation from the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century, as confusion continued over how many people remain unaccounted for. Authorities c…

Trump Offers Help Securing Votes for Pelosi in Speaker Race – (The Wall Street Journal)
President Trump offered his support Saturday for California Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi as the next speaker of the House, in the face of possible challenges to her leadership from within her party.

Trump Says It’s ‘Good Time’ to Shut Down Government Over Border – (Fortune)
Donald Trump said Saturday it is a good time to shut down the government to gain leverage with Democrats to fund his demands for a wall

President Trump: Mike Pence is ‘100% loyal’ – (CNN)
President Donald Trump said Saturday that he does not question the loyalty of Vice President Mike Pence and slammed The New York Times for publishing a story suggesting that he had.

Trump to visit California’s wildfires – (BBC News)
The toll from the Camp Fire in California has risen to 71 with more than 1,000 people reported missing.

Mother in migrant caravan makes appeal to Trump: “Open the doors for us, I beg you” – (CBS News)
With each passing day, more migrants make it to Mexico’s side of the U.S.-Mexico border

Trump’s moment of truth – (Axios)
Over his decades in public life, Trump has faced scant — if any — serious consequences for saying things that are not true.

Trump claims he can get Pelosi votes to become speaker – (Axios)
But she’s already the overwhelming favorite in the House Democratic caucus.

Donald Trump heads to California, again blaming fires on forest management – (Google News (UK))
Trump says: ‘The big problem we have is management’ as confusion remains over high number of people unaccounted for

Donald Trump heads to California, again blaming fires on forest management – (The Guardian (UK))
Trump says: ‘The big problem we have is management’ as confusion remains over high number of people unaccounted for

Trump Proposes a New Way Around Birth Control Mandate: Religious Exemptions and Title X – (The New York Times)
Women who are unable to obtain health insurance coverage for contraceptives through their employers could seek assistance at family planning clinics, the administration says.

Trump claims he can get Pelosi votes to become speaker – (Axios)
But she’s already the overwhelming favorite in the House Democratic caucus.

Trump: US will not hand over Erdoğan foe for Turkey – (The Hill)
President Trump on Saturday rejected reports that his administration is considering extraditing a foe of Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan.

Trump expects CIA briefing Saturday on Khashoggi killing – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump awaited a briefing Saturday from the CIA on the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after a U.S. official said American intelligence agencies had concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killin…

Trump expecting CIA briefing on Khashoggi killing – (Google News)
New claims, conclude Saudi’s crown prince reportedly ordered the killing.

Trump speaks to reporters before leaving for California – (Fox News)
The president speaks before his trip to California.

Trump to speak with CIA about Khashoggi’s murder – (The Hill)
The CIA has concluded that Saudi Prince Mohammed Bin Salman ordered the journalist’s death

Trump says written responses go to Mueller team next week – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he “very easily” answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, though he speculated that the questions had been “tricked up” to try to catch him in a lie. “They’re all done,” Trump told reporters…

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