2019-10-05

Headlines:

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

4 homeless men beaten to death with pipe in New York City – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — A homeless man wielding a long metal pipe rampaged through New York City early Saturday attacking other homeless people who were sleeping, killing four and leaving a fifth in…

Paris attacker showed signs of ‘radicalisation’ – (BBC News)
Prosecutors say Thursday’s knife attacker approved of the terrorist attack on the magazine Charlie Hebdo.

The ‘Never Trump’ Coalition That Decided Eh, Nevermind, He’s Fine – (The New York Times)
They signed open letters, dedicated a special magazine issue to criticism of him and swore he would tear at the fabric of this nation. Now they have become the president’s strongest defenders.

Without oversight, scores of accused priests commit crimes – (Associated Press)
Nearly 1,700 priests and other clergy members that the Roman Catholic Church considers credibly accused of child sexual abuse are living under the radar with little to no oversight from religious…

State Department rattled by impeachment inquiry revelations – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has been deeply shaken by the rapidly escalating impeachment inquiry, as revelations that President Donald Trump enlisted diplomats to dig up dirt on a…

Clampdown on vaping could send users back toward cigarettes – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Only two years ago, electronic cigarettes were viewed as a small industry with big potential to improve public health by offering a path to steer millions of smokers away from…

State Department has responded to congressional request for documents: Pompeo – (Reuters)
The U.S. State Department has issued an initial response to a Democratic-controlled congressional committee’s request for documents related to the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday.

Ecuador indigenous groups, workers keep pressure on Moreno – (Reuters)
Ecuadorean indigenous and union organizations kept protests going on Saturday and promised no let-up in their push to overturn austerity measures by President Lenin Moreno’s government that have convulsed the nation for three days.

Deadly clashes flare again in Iraq, five killed in capital – (Reuters)
Clashes between police and protesters killed five people in Baghdad on Saturday in a resumption of anti-government unrest, as security forces deployed in their hundreds to keep demonstrations away from central squares in the Iraqi capital.

‘A Caricature of the Patriarchy’: Argentine Feminists Remake Tango – (The New York Times)
A group of activists is trying to make tango less dogmatic about traditional gender roles, and more assertive about rooting out sexual harassment and assault.

GOP unlikely to reprise role it played in Nixon’s 1974 exit – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — On Aug. 7, 1974, three top Republican leaders in Congress paid a solemn visit to President Richard Nixon at the White House, bearing the message that he faced near-certain…

Nearly 100 dead in Iraqi demonstrations – (BBC News)
Protests enter their fifth day, despite attempts to curb them with curfews and an internet blackout.

Hong Kong lawmakers seek to block mask ban; protests persist – (Associated Press)
HONG KONG (AP) — A group of pro-democracy Hong Kong legislators filed a legal challenge Saturday against the government’s use of a colonial-era emergency law to criminalize the wearing of face…

Four ‘homeless’ men battered to death in New York – (BBC News)
All are apparently murdered in their sleep in the space of a single night on the city’s streets.

Notorious US gangster’s grave set to be exhumed – (BBC News)
Relatives say the mobster was not killed by the FBI in 1934, and an imposter is buried in the grave.

Cameroon court orders release of opposition leader Maurice Kamto – (Al Jazeera English)
Move is latest in a series of concessions from President Paul Biya who is under pressure over a crackdown on dissent.

Five killed in new clashes between protesters and police in Baghdad – (Reuters)
Five people were killed in new clashes between protesters and police in Baghdad, police and medical sources told Reuters on Saturday.

U.S. importers stockpile Parmigiano, Provolone as tariffs on EU cheeses loom – (Reuters)
Ambriola Co Inc’s mammoth warehouse in West Caldwell, New Jersey, is crammed full of boxes and wheels of harder cheeses such as Parmigiano Reggiano, Pecorino Romano and Grana Padano – and more is coming, lots more.

Pompeo calls Ukraine inquiry ‘silly gotcha game’ – (Reuters)
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the Ukraine inquiry a ‘silly gotcha game’ on Saturday.

First transgender opera singer on London stage – (BBC News)
Lucia Lucas is playing a male role suited to her baritone voice at English National Opera.

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From various sources

First rain hits the ground in Israel – (The Jerusalem Post)
Sunday is expected to have an additional drop in temperatures.

Spanish police arrest man on suspicion of ISIS links – (The Jerusalem Post)
Spanish newspaper El Pais cited unnamed sources saying the suspect had threatened to attack a judge at Spain’s high court.

Woman stabbed to death by husband in Jerusalem – (The Jerusalem Post)
Eliran Malul, Michal Sela’s husband, is in police custody and awaiting a hearing for allegedly murdering his wife.

Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds Have Reportedly Welcomed Their Third Child – (Buzzfeed)
Congrats to the new family of five!

Why Japan lost its comparative advantage in producing electronic parts – (Hacker News)
Japanese exports in electronic parts and components dramatically fell in value after the Global Crisis and have not recovered until today. This column investigates why Japan lost this comparative

Startup options are much better than they look – (Hacker News)
People often make several complaints about how employment works at startups: They don’t pay well. They claim to make up the difference with stock options, but the options are worthless and you can earn more by working for a big stable company. They prey on st…

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4 homeless men beaten to death with pipe in New York City – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — A homeless man wielding a long metal pipe rampaged through New York City early Saturday attacking other homeless people who were sleeping, killing four and leaving a fifth in…

NYPD gives update on deadly attack on homeless men – (CBS News)
NYPD officials gave an update on an attack that left four homeless men dead and another injured in Manhattan. One person of interest was taken into custody.

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All about Trump

Apple spends less on lobbying, but Tim Cook has close ties with Trump – (Business Insider)
Apple has spent less on lobbying than Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft, and Facebook, but CEO Tim Cook has close ties with Jared Kushner and Donald Trump.

Apple spends less on lobbying, but Tim Cook has close ties with Trump – (Business Insider (UK))
Apple has spent less on lobbying than Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft, and Facebook, but CEO Tim Cook has close ties with Jared Kushner and Donald Trump.

Biden Faced His Biggest Challenge, and Struggled to Form a Response – (Google News)
As Trump made unfounded allegations about Biden and his son, the former vice president was torn over what to do. He now looks more vulnerable than at any point in the campaign.

The ‘Never Trump’ Coalition That Decided Eh, Nevermind, He’s Fine – (The New York Times)
They signed open letters, dedicated a special magazine issue to criticism of him and swore he would tear at the fabric of this nation. Now they have become the president’s strongest defenders.

Trump lashes out at Mitt Romney as impeachment inquiry intensifies – (Business Insider)
After Mitt Romney called Trump’s appeal to Ukraine and China ‘wrong and appalling,’ Trump called him pompous and said he ‘choked’ in 2012.

Trump lashes out at Mitt Romney as impeachment inquiry intensifies – (Business Insider (UK))
After Mitt Romney called Trump’s appeal to Ukraine and China ‘wrong and appalling,’ Trump called him pompous and said he ‘choked’ in 2012.

Trump, Ukraine, Biden and the impeachment inquiry dominated the news this week: Catch up on what happened – (USA Today)
This week in the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump, two officials testified before Congress, revealing diplomat text messages and more.

Rudy Giuliani Declares His Mission Is ‘To Disrupt The World’ – (The Huffington Post)
Trump’s personal attorney is doubling down on his defenses of the president as both are ensnared in an escalating House impeachment probe.

Swing-state town hall finds voters more consumed by health care, education than Trump impeachment probe – (USA Today)
Of the 31 questions Rep. Susan Wild took from constituents during her Wednesday town hall, the topic of impeachment came up just a few times.

Trump calls Romney a ‘pompous a–’ after criticism for appeals to China, Ukraine – (Fox News)
President Trump on Saturday ripped into Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, over his criticism of Trump’s request for foreign investigations into Vice President Joe Biden — branding the 2012 presidential hopeful a “pompous ‘a–’” who “choked” in his own run for the Wh…

State Department rattled by impeachment inquiry revelations – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has been deeply shaken by the rapidly escalating impeachment inquiry, as revelations that President Donald Trump enlisted diplomats to dig up dirt on a…

Second official considering whistleblower complaint against Trump – (The Irish Times)
Pompeo fails to meet subpoena deadline to turn over documents related to investigation

State Department has responded to congressional request for documents: Pompeo – (Reuters)
The U.S. State Department has issued an initial response to a Democratic-controlled congressional committee’s request for documents related to the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday.

Trump’s NSC rocked by Ukraine scandal – (Politico)

Ivanka Trump: impeachment is a ‘question of priority’ – (Business Insider)
Ivanka’s the latest official to tout the administration’s trade policy priorities when faced with questions about impeachment.

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