2018-11-21

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Search on for 1,276 now missing after California’s deadliest wildfire – (Reuters)
The number of people missing after California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire jumped on Saturday to 1,276, despite authorities locating hundreds of people who scattered when the Camp Fire tore through the mountain town of Paradise.

Death toll rises to 76 in California fire as Trump visits – (Associated Press)
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 1,300 people remain unaccounted for and the death toll from the country’s deadliest wildfire in a century climbed to 76, authorities said Saturday, hours after President Donald Trump surveyed what remained of a decimated Northern C…

2 dead in Texas crash of vintage World War II fighter plane – (Associated Press)
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) — Two people were killed when a vintage World War II fighter plane crashed into the parking lot of an apartment complex in Fredericksburg, Texas Saturday, a state police spokesman said. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Orlando…

Migrants get cool reception in Mexican border town – (Associated Press)
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Many of the nearly 3,000 Central American migrants who have reached the Mexican border with California via caravan said Saturday they do not feel welcome in the city of Tijuana, where hundreds more migrants are headed after more than a …

A Democratic Rout in Orange County: Cisneros’s Win Makes It Four – (The New York Times)
With the election of Gil Cisneros to the seat held by the retiring Representative Ed Royce, Democrats have captured six Republican seats in California.

Trump says report on Khashoggi’s death coming in 2 days – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that his administration will release a full report in the next two days about the death of a Saudi journalist, which has created a diplomatic conundrum for the president: How to admonish Riyadh for the ki…

Central Americans stalled at U.S.-Mexico border, mull work offers – (Reuters)
Hundreds of migrants from a caravan of Central Americans were stalled at the U.S.-Mexico border on Saturday, where a handful said they welcomed recent Mexican offers of employment in the face of a hostile U.S. reception.

Democrat Cisneros nabs GOP House seat in Southern California – (Associated Press)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California on Saturday, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state. In what had been the last undecided House cont…

Trump, Touring Fire Ruins in California, Repeats Disputed Claim on Forest Management – (The New York Times)
In the incinerated remains of Paradise, the president suggested that forest management was a “very big problem” in California’s wildfire crisis.

Trump sees wildfire areas, consoles those harmed by shooting – (Associated Press)
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday acknowledged Californians suffering from twin tragedies, walking through the ashes of a mobile home and RV park in a small northern town all but destroyed by deadly wildfires and privately consoling p…

Trump calls CIA assessment of Khashoggi murder premature but possible – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump on Saturday called a CIA assessment blaming Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi “very premature” and said he will receive a complete report on the case on Tuesday.

Florida’s 1st black nominee for gov challenged GOP dominance – (Associated Press)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Gillum, who tried to energize Florida’s young and minority voters through a Democratic coalition seeking to end two decades of Republican control of the governor’s office, ended his hard-fought campaign Saturday as the state’s …

Israel facing early polls call – (BBC News)
PM Benjamin Netanyahu is set to meet his finance minister, in a last-ditch attempt to avoid elections.

‘I survived the Jonestown cult massacre’ – (BBC News)
Laura Johnston Kohl reflects on surviving the events of November 1978, when more than 900 died.

UK’s May sees ‘no alternative’ to her Brexit plan – (Reuters)
British Prime Minister Theresa May says she sees no alternative to the Brexit deal she presented earlier this week, amid reports that some of her senior ministers want her to renegotiate the draft agreement before meeting EU leaders next weekend.

Zuckerberg Defends Company in Friday Meeting with Employees – (The New York Times)
Facebook’s co-founder and other executives, including Sheryl Sandberg, answered employees’ questions after a New York Times investigation of the company.

Republican DeSantis secures Florida governor’s seat after rival Gillum concedes – (Reuters)
Democrat Andrew Gillum, who had sought to become Florida’s first black governor, conceded on Saturday, after a recount showed he had no way of catching his Republican rival Ron DeSantis, an ally of President Donald Trump.

8 Spectacular Pies That Taste as Good as They Look – (The New York Times)
Vibrant fillings, bold finishes — here are brilliant new pies to make for Thanksgiving.

Democrat Gillum concedes in Florida race – (BBC News)
Andrew Gillum admits defeat in the governor’s race following a recount in Florida.

Andrew Gillum Concedes to Ron DeSantis in Florida Governor’s Race – (The New York Times)
The mayor of Tallahassee, Andrew Gillum, publicly congratulated his Ron DeSantis in winning the governor’s race after a closely fought campaign and two recounts.

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From various sources

New House Democrats seen as lightning rods on Israel debate – (The Jerusalem Post)
Four lawmakers presented themselves on social media as a collective – a “#dreamteam” – of progressive women preparing to shake up Washington.

Trump at crossroads of US-Turkey relations over Khashoggi, Gulen and PKK – (The Jerusalem Post)
In addition, stories emerged claiming that Israel has encouraged Trump to reduce pressure on the Saudis over the killing.

Halak makes 32 saves, Bruins hold on against Coyotes – (NHL News)
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson scored his first NHL goal, and Jaroslav Halak made 32 saves for the Boston Bruins in a 2-1 win against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Saturday.

Jarnkrok’s first hat trick helps Predators defeat Kings – (NHL News)
Calle Jarnkrok scored his first NHL hat trick in a 5-3 win for the Nashville Predators against the Los Angeles Kings at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday.

76ers vs. Hornets – Game Recap – November 17, 2018 – ESPN – (ESPN)
Get a recap of the Philadelphia 76ers vs. Charlotte Hornets basketball game.

Police confirm vandalism after Coast Guard ship tumbled into water in N.S. | CBC News – (CBC News)
A Canadian Coast Guard ship is partially submerged in water at a shipyard in Sambro Head, N.S., after falling from its secured cradle in a case Halifax police are investigating as suspected vandalism.

England attempt to wrap up victory – listen to The Cricket Social – (BBC Sport)
England require three wickets to win the second Test in Sri Lanka and complete a series victory.

‘This is very sad to see’: Trump surveys California wildfire devastation after 76 killed – (USA Today)
Against a smoky, hazy backdrop Saturday, the president visited a burned-out community, which was hardest hit in deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century.

Volunteers dread what they may find sifting through the ashes of the Camp Fire – (NBC News)
The Camp Fire has killed at least 76 people, a grim record in the history of wildfires in America. But even harder to fathom might be the number listed as missing—1,276 as of Saturday night, though no one can be sure if that is close to the real number.

APEC Summit: Australia, Japan, US and NZ to give electricity to PNG as tensions brew with China – (Google News (Australia))
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APEC Summit: Australia, Japan, US and NZ to give electricity to PNG as tensions brew with China – (Google News (Canada))
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With Zach LaVine out ill, Bulls look sick in 39-point loss to Raptors – (Google News (Canada))
Bulls leading scorer Zach LaVine missed Saturday’s game against the Raptors with an illness.

Unscii – a bitmapped Unicode font for blocky graphics – (Hacker News)

Pictures from fans: Send your pics to yourshots@cricinfo.com – (ESPN Cric Info)
Pictures from fans: Send your pics to yourshots@cricinfo.com | Pictures from fans: Send your pics to yourshots@cricinfo.com | Photo Gallery | ESPN Cricinfo

Quote Unquote: who is saying what – (ESPN Cric Info)
Interesting cricket quotes from the cricket world

Death toll rises to 76 in California fire as Trump visits – (Associated Press)
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 1,300 people remain unaccounted for and the death toll from the country’s deadliest wildfire in a century climbed to 76, authorities said Saturday, hours after President Donald Trump surveyed what remained of a decimated Northern C…

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All about Trump

Trump at crossroads of US-Turkey relations over Khashoggi, Gulen and PKK – (The Jerusalem Post)
In addition, stories emerged claiming that Israel has encouraged Trump to reduce pressure on the Saudis over the killing.

‘This is very sad to see’: Trump surveys California wildfire devastation after 76 killed – (USA Today)
Against a smoky, hazy backdrop Saturday, the president visited a burned-out community, which was hardest hit in deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century.

Death toll rises to 76 in California fire as Trump visits – (Associated Press)
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 1,300 people remain unaccounted for and the death toll from the country’s deadliest wildfire in a century climbed to 76, authorities said Saturday, hours after President Donald Trump surveyed what remained of a decimated Northern C…

Trump administration denies reaching conclusion on Khashoggi’s murder – (ABC News (AU))
Despite a reported CIA assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, the Trump administration says it has not reached a final conclusion on who was involved in the death.

Trump speaks with CIA about Khashoggi killing, says there will be a report by Tuesday – (Google News (Canada))
The agency found that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the journalist’s slaying.

Trump Says Report on Khashoggi Killing Coming Early in the Week – (The Wall Street Journal)
President Trump said he spoke with CIA Director Gina Haspel and that a full U.S. report on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi would be completed early in the coming week.

‘We just hugged them’: Trump meets victims of Thousand Oaks shooting during California wildfire tour – (USA Today)
‘We just hugged them and we kissed them — and everybody. And it was very warm,’ the president said after meeting privately with victims’ families.

Trump speaks with CIA about Khashoggi killing – (Google News (UK))
The agency found that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the journalist’s slaying.

Trump says report on Khashoggi’s death coming in 2 days – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that his administration will release a full report in the next two days about the death of a Saudi journalist, which has created a diplomatic conundrum for the president: How to admonish Riyadh for the ki…

Trump, Touring Fire Ruins in California, Repeats Disputed Claim on Forest Management – (The New York Times)
In the incinerated remains of Paradise, the president suggested that forest management was a “very big problem” in California’s wildfire crisis.

Trump sees wildfire areas, consoles those harmed by shooting – (Associated Press)
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday acknowledged Californians suffering from twin tragedies, walking through the ashes of a mobile home and RV park in a small northern town all but destroyed by deadly wildfires and privately consoling p…

Michelle Obama’s memoir ‘Becoming’ sets record for first-day sales – (Australian Financial Review)
Michelle Obama’s memoir sold 725,000 copies on its first day, and no, she’s not planning to tackle Donald Trump in 2020.

Trump calls CIA assessment of Khashoggi murder premature but possible – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump on Saturday called a CIA assessment blaming Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi “very premature” and said he will receive a complete report on the case on Tuesday.

Trump backs Pence, dismisses ‘phony’ report he questioned loyalty – (Fox News)
President Trump on Saturday pushed back on a “phony” New York Times story that said Trump was unsure of Vice President Mike Pence’s loyalty and that a 2020 shakeup could be on the cards — telling reporters that Pence was “100 percent loyal.”

Gritty-inspired protesters just chased a right-wing rally out of Philly – (Vice News)
A rag-tag group of a few dozen right wing activists, Trump supporters, and Proud Boys gathered in Philadelphia. Gritty was there to meet them.

Trump’s trade war means restaurants are bringing the bacon – (Axios)
Inflating poultry prices has restaurants pushing pork.

Republican DeSantis secures Florida governor’s seat after rival Gillum concedes – (Reuters)
Democrat Andrew Gillum, who had sought to become Florida’s first black governor, conceded on Saturday, after a recount showed he had no way of catching his Republican rival Ron DeSantis, an ally of President Donald Trump.

Trump: Not raking weeds contributing to fires – CNN Video – (CNN)
In an interview with Fox News, President Donald Trump suggests poor land management is more to blame for raging wildfires in California than climate change.

Trump says he’s taking ‘a lot of things into consideration’ on Khashoggi’s killing. What could the US do next? – (USA Today)
President Donald Trump spoke on Saturday with his CIA chief and top diplomat about the spy agency’s assessment that the Saudi crown prince ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Top White House Official Involved in Saudi Sanctions Resigns – (Google News)
The official, who had pushed for tough measures, resigned on Friday as the Trump administration wrestles with internal assessments about the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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