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Democrats to probe into Pence’s stay at Trump hotel in Ireland – (Reuters)
U.S. House Democrats have launched an investigation into Vice President Mike Pence’s stay at a hotel owned by President Donald Trump during a visit to Ireland this week, two committees said on Friday.

A weakened Dorian floods homes on North Carolina coast – (Associated Press)
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Dorian howled over North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Friday — a much weaker but still dangerous version of the storm that wreaked havoc in the Bahamas — flooding…

Robert Mugabe: death of a liberation ‘colossus’ who crushed his foes as Zimbabwe unraveled – (Reuters)
Robert Mugabe, the bush war guerrilla who led Zimbabwe to independence in 1980 and crushed his foes during nearly four decades of rule as his country descended into poverty, hyperinflation and unrest, died on Friday. He was 95.

Reaction to the death of former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe – (Reuters)
Robert Mugabe, the bush war guerrilla leader who led Zimbabwe to independence in 1980 and crushed his foes during nearly four decades of rule as his country descended into poverty, hyperinflation and unrest, died on Friday aged 95.

Facebook to face antitrust probe by state attorneys general – (Reuters)
Several U.S. state attorneys general will investigate Facebook Inc on whether the social network stifled competition and put users at risk, days after reports that Google would face an antitrust probe from a host of attorneys general.

China reserves cut extends risk rally, U.S. jobs data falls flat – (Reuters)
Stimulus from China capped a strong week for global share markets on Friday, as mixed U.S. jobs data kept bond buyers and dollar dealers on the back foot after the first significant selloffs in those assets in months.

Big-time D, a bit of A-Rod enough for Packers vs. Bears – (Associated Press)
CHICAGO (AP) — To open its celebration of its 100th season, the NFL got a throwback to, well, the 1920s.You know, one of those knock-down, dragged-out defensive confrontations that ends up…

Bahamas hurricane survivors tell of children swept away; death toll reaches 30 – (Reuters)
Richard Johnson said his six-year-old brother Adrian was just too small to withstand Hurricane Dorian. The boy was blown into churning storm surge and is among thousands of people missing, many of them children, after the worst hurricane to hit the Bahamas.

Mexico expects relief on U.S. tariff threat after migrant flows drop – (Reuters)
Mexico does not expect the United States to threaten to put tariffs on its goods when it holds talks next week with U.S. officials about its efforts to curb migration from Central America, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Friday.

California boat fire to put spotlight on Titanic’s legal defense – (Reuters)
The company that owns a scuba dive boat that caught fire and sank off California, killing 34 people, has sought to avoid liability by invoking a 19th-century law that has shielded vessel owners from costly disasters such as the sinking of the Titanic.

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as protests resume despite withdrawal of bill – (Reuters)
Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and pepper spray on Friday to clear protesters outside a subway station on the densely populated Kowloon peninsula, the latest clash in 14 weeks of sometimes violent anti-government demonstrations.

US added a modest 130,000 jobs in August amid trade war – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a modest 130,000 jobs in August, a sign that hiring in the United States has slowed but remains durable in the face of global economic weakness and President…

10 Things to Know for Today – (Associated Press)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. NORTH CAROLINA’S OUTER BANKS BRACE FOR DORIANThe hurricane is closing in for…

Hurricane Dorian hits North Carolina’s Outer Banks – (Reuters)
Hurricane Dorian made landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Friday, hitting the beach resort area with powerful winds and battering waves days after reducing parts of the Bahamas to rubble.

US jobs growth weaker than expected – (BBC News)
Just 130,000 jobs were created in August, adding fuel to forecasts of an economic slowdown.

Mugabe dies; liberated Zimbabwe, then held it for 37 years – (Associated Press)
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, an ex-guerrilla chief who took power after independence from white minority rule in 1980 and presided over a country whose early…

US defence chief: Iran ‘inching’ towards talks – (Al Jazeera English)
Friction between the countries has grown since the US withdrew from the nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions on Iran.

Aid effort picks up momentum as some Bahamians seek way out – (Associated Press)
ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — A few meager possessions stuffed in plastic bags, some of the haggard Bahamians who lost homes to the ravages of Hurricane Dorian are waiting at a small airport hoping to…

An opioid addiction, and an Australian’s battle to survive – (Associated Press)
FOUNTAINDALE, Australia (AP) — Deb Ware stared in numb horror at her son, a frail, 22-year-old man in diapers who looked like he’d had a stroke.This was hardly Sam Ware’s first dance with…

Andrew Yang’s Quest to ‘Make America Think Harder’ – (The New York Times)
The entrepreneur turned presidential candidate is explaining automation to the masses. And as voters realize he is serious and substantive, his campaign is gaining steam.


From various sources

Ashes 4th Test 2019: Live cricket scores, updates, weather | Day 3 Australia vs England – (News.com.au)
Welcome to our live coverage of day three of the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford.

AFL Finals 2019: Geelong Cats vs Collingwood Magpies live stream, updates, trade news – (News.com.au)
The marquee game of the first week of AFL finals goes down at the MCG as the Cats and Magpies clash.

NRL Live Friday, Round 25 2019: Eels Vs Sea Eagles; Storm Vs Cowboys, updates, news, video, scores – (News.com.au)
The 2019 NRL season is now less than a week away from finals with Parramatta and Manly bringing a finals feel to Friday night.

Islamic authorities in Malaysian state denounce Shi’ites in sermon – (The Jerusalem Post)
The minority Shi’ite community in Sunni Muslim-majority Malaysia has been subject to discrimination and persecution by authorities, human rights groups have said.

Fed presidents disagree on key bond market signal – (Financial Times)
Inverted yield curve shows either foreign or domestic weakness

Huawei Announces Kirin 990 and Kirin 990 5G: Dual SoC Approach, Integrated 5G Modem – (Hacker News)

Stories behind the most memorable <em>Friends</em> food — plus recipes! – (Entertainment Weekly)
We dive into how some of the best ‘Friends’ food-related storylines came to be — and offer recipes so you can enjoy them at home.

Apple’s plan to lock in customers gets stronger – (Axios)
Apple’s “ecosystem” strategy hopes new products will increase user dependence on the iPhone.


All about Trump

House committees investigate Pence’s stay at Trump resort in Ireland – (CBS News)
The Judiciary and Oversight Committees will also investigate Trump’s offer to host the G-7 summit of world leaders at his Miami resort

Democrats to probe into Pence’s stay at Trump hotel in Ireland – (Reuters)
U.S. House Democrats have launched an investigation into Vice President Mike Pence’s stay at a hotel owned by President Donald Trump during a visit to Ireland this week, two committees said on Friday.

Iran nuclear deal unravels with likely increase in uranium enrichment as Europe fails to compensate for Donald Trump’s US sanctions – (CBS News)
President Trump began unravelling the 2015 agreement by pulling U.S. out, and Iran gave Europe until Friday to find a way to keep it alive

House Democrats investigating Pence’s stay at Trump golf club in Ireland and Trump’s pitch to host G-7 at his Miami resort – (CNBC)
Two Democratic-led House committees seek documents related to Pence’s stay at a Trump golf club in Ireland and Trump’s offer to host the next G-7 summit.

Democrats seek records from White House on officials staying at Trump-owned properties | TheHill – (The Hill)
House Democrats are pressing the Trump administration for details about White House officials sta…

5G and connected living take centre stage at IFA – (The Next Web)
While waiting in line for the Huawei keynote at IFA 2019 in Berlin, there was an image of Albert Einstein and the misquote, “If the fact’s don’t fit the theory, change the facts.” Could this be a gentle dig at Ivanka Trump? The president’s daughter was famous…

Washington Post: Trump was the one who altered Dorian trajectory map with Sharpie – (CNN)
President Donald Trump was the one who used a black Sharpie marker to alter an official National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration map to include Alabama in Hurricane Dorian’s trajectory during an Oval Office presentation earlier this week, The Washingto…

Pentagon Chief: Iran ‘inching’ toward place where talks could be held – (The Jerusalem Post)
Friction between the two countries has grown Trump last year withdrew from a 2015 international accord under which Iran had agreed to rein in its atomic program in exchange for relief from sanctions.

Spat between actor Debra Messing and President Trump heats up – (News.com.au)
Spat between actor Debra Messing and President Trump heats up as he calls her a ‘McCarthy style Racist’

Howard Schultz drops plans to run as independent candidate in 2020 – (Google News)
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz won’t run for president in 2020, ending his exploration of an independent run against President Donald Trump.

Man pleads guilty for trying to access Trump’s tax returns – (ABC News)
Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news.

Report: Trump was the one who marked up Dorian map with Sharpie | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump was the one who doctored a projection of Hurricane Dorian’s path before the map w…

Trump Plan For Home Loans Rattles Watchdogs – (Google News)
The administration unveiled a plan to reprivatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that has lending advocates worried. But any changes are likely to be gradual.

Mr Never Wrong: Storm spat underscores Trump’s mindset – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump doesn’t make mistakes. At least according to him.Trump’s relentless justifications of his erroneous warnings that Hurricane Dorian was threatening…

Why Trump’s storm over Alabama was the hurricane’s most predictable pattern – (NBC News)
A weather map doctored to fit Trump’s false assertion that a hurricane was heading toward Alabama is the latest attempt to create misleading evidence to support his version of events.

Trump’s Most Feared Opponent: Whichever Democrat Is on TV Right Now – (New York Magazine)
Inside the Trump campaign brain trust’s highly scientific model.

The Hill’s Morning Report — Trump’s hurricane forecast controversy won’t go away | TheHill – (The Hill)
Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Back by popular demand…

Analysis: A moment of reckoning for Indian Americans – (The Hindu)
Influential Hindutva voices in America have turned against Democrats, and are moving closer to the Trump camp

Anatomy of a fiasco: A detailed timeline of Trump’s Alabama map meltdown – (CNN)
He falsely claimed that Hurricane Dorian was likely to hit Alabama. Then he repeated the claim after the National Weather Service debunked it. Then he insisted that the media, not him, was in the wrong.

‘It’s Kind of Like an Addiction’: On the Road With Trump’s Rally Diehards – (The Wall Street Journal)
A small band of the president’s most devoted fans will do whatever it takes to attend his campaign rallies


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