2018-12-06

Headlines:

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

The Latest: A groggy, but welcome Globes nom for Glenn Close – (Associated Press)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the announcement of nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 7:40 a.m. Golden Globe nominees are usually groggy when they get word of the honor early in the …

2 US warplanes crash off Japan; 1 dead, 5 missing – (Associated Press)
TOKYO (AP) — One of two crew members recovered after two U.S. warplanes collided and crashed off Japan’s coast early Thursday is dead and five others remain missing, the U.S. military said. The Marine Corps said the other recovered crew member was in fair con…

U.S. Murder Rate for 2018 Is on Track for a Big Drop – (The New York Times)
Murders are down so far in a sample of large American cities, typically a good indicator for national numbers.

From posting bail to legal aid: NGOs go into overdrive at border – (Al Jazeera English)
Rights groups ramp up efforts to aid migrants, refugees as they face new hurdles due to Trump’s ‘zero-tolerance’ policy.

The Latest: UN official says Houthis blocking access to food – (Associated Press)
RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on Yemen developments as warring sides gather for U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Sweden (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The head of the U.N. food agency has accused Shiite Houthi rebels of blocking access to food deliveries to civi…

Trading Trump: Wall Street stresses over White House comments – (Reuters)
JPMorgan Chase & Co’s trading desk was not buying what U.S. President Donald Trump was selling this week.

US markets down after arrest of Huawei executive – (Al Jazeera English)
Wall Street takes a hit after news broke of Meng Wanzhou’s arrest by Canadian authorities acting on a US request.

U.S. trade deficit hits 10-year high; job growth slowing – (Reuters)
The U.S. trade deficit jumped to a 10-year high in October as soybean exports dropped further and imports of consumer goods rose to a record high, suggesting the Trump administration’s tariff-related measures to shrink the trade gap likely have been ineffecti…

Dick Cheney biopic ‘Vice’ tops Golden Globes nominations – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic “Vice” seized control of the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards with a leading six nominations, narrowly edging Bradley Cooper’s tear-jerking revival “A Star Is Born,” the interracial road-trip drama “Green Book” a…

News guide: George HW Bush’s final farewell, burial in Texas – (Associated Press)
HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush will be buried in Texas after a funeral service at the church he attended for many years and a special memorial train that will carry his casket. The nation’s 41st president died last week at age 94. His casket…

Wells Fargo reform plans fail to satisfy Fed after scandals: sources – (Reuters)
The Federal Reserve has rejected Wells Fargo & Co’s plans to prevent further consumer abuses and told the scandal-plagued lender it needs stronger checks on management, according to three people with knowledge of the discussions.

Who Will Replace Angela Merkel as German Conservatives’ Leader? – (The New York Times)
The Christian Democratic Union, Germany’s largest political party, is gathering this week to choose its next leader — and the likely future chancellor.

Crash kills U.S. Marine; teams search for five in sea near Japan – (Reuters)
One U.S. Marine was killed and rescue teams were searching for five others who were missing after two Marine Corps aircraft collided in mid-air and crashed into the sea off the coast of Japan, officials said on Thursday.

China fears, lower oil erase 2018 gains for S&P, Dow – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks tumbled on Thursday, erasing this year’s slim gains in the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as the arrest of a top Huawei executive sparked fears of a flare-up in Sino-U.S. tensions, while weak oil prices added more pressure.

Factbox: Key film nominees for the 2019 Golden Globe awards – (Reuters)
Nominations were announced on Thursday for the 2019 Golden Globe awards for movies and television.

Francis to become first pope to visit Arabian peninsula – (Reuters)
The first visit by a pope to the Arabian peninsula will take place in February when Francis travels to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, the Vatican said on Thursday.

US stocks tumble on US-China trade jitters, oil price slide – (Associated Press)
U.S. stocks tumbled in early trading Thursday following a sell-off in overseas markets, knocking more than 450 points off the Dow Jones Industrials Average. The broad market decline came as the arrest of a senior Chinese technology executive overshadowed some…

Sears Chairman Lampert submits bid to buy bankrupt retailer – (Reuters)
Sears Holdings Corp Chairman Eddie Lampert’s ESL Partners LP has submitted a bid valued at $4.6 billion to buy the bankrupt retailer, the hedge fund said on Thursday.

Lyft beats bigger rival Uber in filing for IPO – (Reuters)
Ride-hailing company Lyft Inc beat bigger rival Uber Technologies in filing for an initial public offering that will test investor appetite for high-profile but loss-making technology companies.

At a cemetery, bones tossed like trash, and families in pain – (Associated Press)
Since the 1990s, Cheryl Jansen had noticed junk and tree limbs piling up at the once oasis-like Park Cemetery, just north of downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut, and wondered where the money families had paid for perpetual upkeep was going. What she learned afte…

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From various sources

The best way out of the Brexit mess – (The Economist)
Parliament cannot agree on what kind of Brexit the people want. Rather than guess, it should ask them

IDF discovers second Hezbollah terrorist tunnel into Israel – (The Jerusalem Post)
The IDF protested against the violation of Israeli sovereignty by the Hezbollah.

Shin Bet arrests seven for smuggling cellphones to security prisoners – (The Jerusalem Post)
The “phones enable terrorist operatives to advance their efforts,” the Shin Bet’s Spokesperson’s Unit said. “By preventing this smuggling, we prevented continued terrorist activity.”

Border Patrol supervisor allegedly killed sex workers to “clean up the streets” – (Vice News)
He could face the death penalty if convicted.

Photos: George H.W. Bush through the years – (ABC News)
He was part of a political dynasty: His father was a senator, and his son George W. Bush was president from 2001 to 2009.

UNIFIL to send special team to inspect Hezbollah tunnels into Israel – (The Jerusalem Post)
The European Union’s Ambassador to Israel Emanuele Giaufret also tweeted support for Israel’s operation to destroy the tunnels.

china – (Next Big Future)

Top private equity exec warns of credit “bubble” – (Axios)
Private equity didn’t cause the last recession, and it won’t cause the next one. But when the fall comes, it hasn’t given itself much of a cushion.

Kim Kardashian Just Claimed That Kanye DIDN’T Say Slavery Was A Choice, So Let’s Watch The Video Again – (Buzzfeed)
“Kanye’s slavery comment? He never said that. That was just the headline.”

I Grew Up In The Real Riverdale And Here’s How It Compares To The Show “Riverdale” – (Buzzfeed)
Way fewer murders, way fewer abs.

Woman, 77, collapses and dies following burglary at her Barnet home – (Daily Mail)
Maureen Whale, 77, was alone at her home in Barnet, north London when the thugs broke into her property. She collapsed while on the phone to police.

People really loved bean burritos in 2018, according to Grubhub – (Mashable)
A good choice.

Tyson Fury Set To Be Granted Rematch Against Deontay Wilder By WBC – (The Sport Bible)
It’s the fight we all want to see…again.

Women donors and PACs fueled political funding for Democratic women candidates in 2018—but they left Republican women behind – (CNBC)
Women donors and super PACs helped drive the parade of victories by Democratic women in the November election. But the money wave didn’t extend to Republican women. The number of Republican women in Congress next year will drop, even as the ranks of Democra…

MoviePass reinvents itself again for 2019 – (Mashable)
We just want some stability!

Alonso: Too early to rule Chelsea out of title race – (FourFourTwo)
Defeat to Manchester City on Saturday would leave Chelsea trailing by 13 points, but Marcos Alonso says the title race is not over yet.

Only Inter can challenge Juventus domination – Djorkaeff – (FourFourTwo)
Ahead of Friday’s Derby d’Italia, former Inter playmaker Youri Djorkaeff believes only the Nerazzurri can end Juventus’ Serie A hegemony.

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All about Trump

Watch: Air New Zealand’s holiday commercial puts Trump on the naughty list, mocks UN speech – (USA Today)
The commercial makes fun of Trump’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly in September, where his claims were met with laughter.

From posting bail to legal aid: NGOs go into overdrive at border – (Al Jazeera English)
Rights groups ramp up efforts to aid migrants, refugees as they face new hurdles due to Trump’s ‘zero-tolerance’ policy.

Trading Trump: Wall Street stresses over White House comments – (Reuters)
JPMorgan Chase & Co’s trading desk was not buying what U.S. President Donald Trump was selling this week.

U.S. trade deficit hits 10-year high; job growth slowing – (Reuters)
The U.S. trade deficit jumped to a 10-year high in October as soybean exports dropped further and imports of consumer goods rose to a record high, suggesting the Trump administration’s tariff-related measures to shrink the trade gap likely have been ineffecti…

The market is tanking this week: Here’s what you need to know – (CNBC)
U.S. stocks turned sour this week after an early rally dissipated and President Donald Trump declared himself “Tariff Man.”

Trump says approval rating would be 75 percent without Mueller – (The Hill)
President Trump claimed Thursday that his approval rating would be 75 percent if it wasn’t for special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.  “Without the phony Russia Witch Hunt, and with all

Trump has already created a crisis for Mexico’s new president – (Vice News)
Lopez Obrador, who just took office after his landslide victory, has mostly taken a diplomatic tone with Trump. But a showdown between the two leaders is already brewing.

GOP senators introduce bill to give Trump $25 billion for border wall – (The Hill)
Republican senators have introduced legislation to fully fund President Trump’s request for $25 billion for the U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Trump’s European diplomats tied in knots over rise of populism – (The Guardian (UK))
The CEU in Hungary is the latest victim of the US’s mishandling of foreign policy

Trumps take heat for not reciting Apostles’ Creed at George H.W. Bush funeral – (USA Today)
The Trumps appeared to abstain from joining the rest of the church as they read the Creed from their programs.

Trump disputes climate change report as poll shows most Americans worried by findings – live – (The Guardian (AU))
Another funeral service will be held for George HW Bush in Houston and Wisconsin’s incoming governor says he’ll appeal to Walker to veto GOP power play

U.S. trade deficit hits the highest level in a decade – (Axios)
President Trump has made the trade deficit a signature issue of his presidency.

U.S. children could be at risk of losing their health insurance over a Trump policy proposal – (Newsweek)
“The concern is that parents will disenroll their children from Medicaid out of fear and confusion around any implications the rule will have on their immigration prospects,” Urban Institute researcher Jennifer Haley said.

Kim Jong Un isn’t disarming — and Trump knows that – (Vice News)
“North Korea continues to produce and deploy nuclear armed missiles.”

Saudi lobbyists spent $270,000 at Trump Hotel in December 2016 – (Axios)
Trump is currently being sued for allegedly profiting off the presidency.

81 children separated from families at US-Mexico border since June, government data shows – (ABC News (AU))
Government data shows the Trump administration has separated 81 migrant children from their families at the US-Mexico border since June.

CNN’s Lemon: I wouldn’t have shaken Trump’s hand at Bush funeral: ‘Can’t fake the funk’ – (Google News)
CNN anchor Don Lemon declared late Wednesday that he would not have shaken hands with President Trump at former President George H.W.

Mueller investigation has gotten closer to Trump – (Google News)
What we know — and still don’t know — about the special counsel probe and the president.

Saudi-Funded Lobbyists Paid For 500 Nights At Trump D.C. Hotel Right After Election – (The Huffington Post)
Some military veterans interviewed by The Washington Post said they felt like they’d been used twice — once for Saudi Arabia, and again to pay Trump.

Media attacks Trump in coverage of Bush’s death – (Fox News)
New York Post columnist Michael Goodwin and former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer react to headlines and pundits praising dead Republicans that they slammed when alive.

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