2019-03-12

Headlines:

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

British PM May fails to win over her party ahead of Brexit vote – (Reuters)
Britain’s exit from the European Union hung in the balance on Tuesday after Prime Minister Theresa May’s newly won assurances on her divorce deal failed to win over the main Brexit faction in her Conservative Party hours before a vote in parliament.

UAE aviation authority to collect data on Ethiopian crash – (Reuters)
The United Arab Emirates’ civil aviation regulator said on Tuesday it had joined the investigation into Sunday’s fatal crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane.

Norwegian Air grounds its Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets – (Reuters)
Norwegian Air will temporarily ground its Boeing 737 MAX 8 passenger jets at the advice of European regulators, it said on Tuesday.

More Boeings grounded amid global probe into Ethiopia crash – (Associated Press)
HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — Britain joined a growing number of countries grounding a new Boeing plane involved in the Ethiopian Airlines disaster as a global team of investigators began picking…

Westbrook confronts 2 fans at Jazz game, cites racial taunt – (Associated Press)
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook confronted a man and his wife during a game after the Oklahoma City star says the two racially taunted him.The heated exchange came early in the…

UK CAA suspends Boeing 737 MAX from airspace after crash – (Reuters)
Britain on Tuesday joined a growing number of nations to suspend flights by Boeing 737 MAX aircraft over their territory, after an Ethiopia Airlines plane of that model crashed on Sunday killing 157 people.

Southwest says fleet data gives it confidence in 737 MAX – (Reuters)
Southwest Airlines said on Tuesday that it remains confident in the safety and airworthiness of its 34 Boeing MAX 8 aircraft, noting that the aircraft produces thousands of data points during each flight which are constantly monitored.

May’s hopes for Brexit deal punctured by attorney general – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s attorney general punctured Prime Minister Theresa May’s hopes of winning backing for her Brexit deal Tuesday, saying last-minute changes secured from the European Union…

U.S. consumer prices rise; underlying inflation slowing – (Reuters)
U.S. consumer prices rose for the first time in four months in February, but the pace of the increase was modest, resulting in the smallest annual gain in nearly 2-1/2 years.

Wall Street ekes out gains at open after inflation data – (Reuters)
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq eked out gains at open on Monday as February’s benign inflation data supported the Federal Reserve’s “patient” approach towards further rate hikes, while a second day of losses in Boeing pressured the Dow.

Police probe ‘IRA’ link to suspect devices – (BBC News)
Terror officers say a claim of responsibility has been made and reveal one package may be unaccounted for.

How urban farming is helping to feed Tokyo – (BBC News)
How creative urban farming is helping to feed Tokyo city’s residents

Confederate statue being removed in North Carolina city – (Associated Press)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A construction crew was preparing to take down a Confederate statue in a North Carolina city Tuesday morning, a rare move in a state where such monuments are largely…

Fox News, After Rebuking Jeanine Pirro, Faces Another Uproar Over Tucker Carlson – (The New York Times)
The network reproached Ms. Pirro, a star host, for suggesting that a Muslim congresswoman’s religious beliefs were anti-American. Tucker Carlson, another Fox host, is also under fire.

Ruling revives questions about DC death of ex-Putin aide – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — On a foggy November morning in 2015, a heavily intoxicated man showed up before dawn at the Dupont Circle Hotel, forked over $1,200 cash for a ninth-floor penthouse suite and…

Brexit Vote Updates: Theresa May Is Dealt a Blow – (The New York Times)
Parliamentary approval would stand as the greatest victory of her tenure. But defeat, which is more likely, would threaten her hold on power and set off a scramble to avoid a “no-deal” Brexit.

Deadly plane crash a setback for Ethiopia’s rise – (Associated Press)
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The crown jewel in Ethiopia’s transformation to a continental power in recent years has been its state-owned airline that calls itself “the new spirit of…

Venezuela congress declares ‘state of alarm’ over blackout – (Reuters)
Venezuela’s opposition-run congress on Monday declared a “state of alarm” over a five-day power blackout that has crippled the OPEC member country’s oil exports and left millions of citizens scrambling to find food and water.

Desperate Venezuelans swarm sewage drains in search of water – (Reuters)
As Venezuela’s five-day power blackout left homes without water, Lilibeth Tejedor found herself looking for it on Monday in the last place she would have imagined – a drain pipe feeding into a river carrying sewage through the capital, Caracas.

Musk denies being in contempt of court – (BBC News)
Tesla founder Elon Musk has denied that a tweet placed him in contempt of court.

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From various sources

Relationship with U.S. needs to be bipartisan, Gantz tells EU ambassadors – (The Jerusalem Post)
One ambassador summed up the hour-long meeting by saying that Gantz gave them a sense of who he is without spelling out many policy details.

Attempted stabbing terror attack near Hebron, terrorist killed – (The Jerusalem Post)
No Israelis were injured in the attempted attack.

Lucy Aharish, Arab-Israeli anchor, speaks out in Rotem Sela firestorm – (The Jerusalem Post)
In the interview, Aharish thanked the “true leader of this country,” President Reuven Rivlin, because he “saw me as a person, completely equal, with no need to apologize or say thank you.”

Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Flyers move closer to wild card in East – (NHL News)
Welcome to the Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz, a daily look at the races for the 2019 NHL postseason. There are 26 days left in the regular season and the races in each conference are wide open.

The Ta-Nehisi Coates Of Food – (The American Conservative)
Nigerian-born chef Tunde Wey marinates his food in wokeness

Inventitech/strans – (Hacker News)
Performs string manipulation tasks by learning from the provided example(s), instead of having to program them out explicitly. – Inventitech/strans

Cloudflare Raises $150M and Adds to Board of Directors | Cloudflare – (Hacker News)
Founder and co-chair of Nike Foundation, Maria Eitel, and Stan Meresman join Cloudflare board

Vice President Pence addresses the Credit Union National Association – (Fox News)

Pro Rata – (Axios)
Insider views on deals and dealmakers in venture capital, private equity and M&A, by Dan Primack. Weekday mornings

Keith Flint shared £5million in earnings with band in last two years – (Daily Mail)
Prodigy star Keith Flint, who was found hanged at his country mansion in Essex on March 4, shared £5 million in earnings with his band in the two years leading up to his death.

Britain bans Boeing 737 Max 8 jets from flying in its airspace – (Daily Mail)
Britain has banned all Boeing 737 Max 8 aircrafts from flying in its airspace following the Ethiopian Airlines disaster om Sunday.

Equality watchdog launches pay probe into BBC over women’s pay – (Daily Mail)
The Equality And Human Rights Commission has launched an investigation into BBC pay practices over alleged discrimination against women. Fiona Bruce was among women who called for change.

Bank of America lays out the bull and bear cases for Apple, a day after upgrading the stock – (CNBC)
Apple stock has been on something of an upswing in recent months after a devastating fourth quarter.

Philippine President Used The Word ‘Bitch’ To Refer To Women At Gender Equality Event – (The Huffington Post)
Rodrigo Duterte also referred to the audience of female military and police as “crazy women.”

Theranos documentary debut draws blood in Silicon Valley – (Axios)
Theranos has become the poster child for Silicon Valley’s worst frauds.

Conor McGregor is arrested following fight with a fan in Miami Beach – (Daily Mail)
MMA fighter Conor McGregor has been arrested for an alleged altercation with a British fan in Miami Beach, Florida authorities revealed on Monday.

Stephen Hawking’s nurse, 61, of 15 years is struck off – (Daily Mail)
Mrs Dowdy, 61, had faced multiple misconduct charges in relation to the care she provided to Prof Hawking. Charges included financial misconduct and dishonesty.

British PM May fails to win over her party ahead of Brexit vote – (Reuters)
Britain’s exit from the European Union hung in the balance on Tuesday after Prime Minister Theresa May’s newly won assurances on her divorce deal failed to win over the main Brexit faction in her Conservative Party hours before a vote in parliament.

UK bans Boeing 737 MAX planes from British airspace – (CNN)
Britain’s aviation authority is banning all commercial Boeing 737 MAX passenger flights from UK airspace, following Sunday’s fatal plane crash in Ethiopia.

27 Products You Need If You Have A Tiny Kitchen – (Buzzfeed)
Or, if you don’t have a tiny kitchen (congrats) but want to save some space.

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All about Trump

Dick Cheney Hammers Mike Pence On Trump’s Foreign Policy: Reports – (The Huffington Post)
The vice president reportedly seemed caught off guard by his predecessor’s pointed questions at a closed-door GOP event.

Melania Trump rep slams ‘The View’ for ‘shameful’ body double segment – (Fox News)
A spokeswoman for Melania Trump ripped “The View” as “shameful” and said the ABC News program laughs in the face of tragedy after a segment exploring whether or not there is a body doubly for the first lady.

Trump approvingly tweets quote expressing skepticism about climate change – (The Hill)
President Trump on Tuesday shared a quote from a “Fox & Friends” guest who denied that climate change was caused by humans or that it is a threat.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Trump ‘not worth’ the ‘divisive’ costs of impeachment – (USA Today)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the Washington Post she is “not for impeachment” of President Donald Trump. “He’s just not worth it,” she said.

New York Attorney General Subpoenas Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank Over Trump – (Fortune)
Both Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank reportedly have been issued subpoenas.

Trump promotes ‘Jexodus’ after ‘Fox & Friends’ segment – (The Hill)
President Trump appeared to promote a movement encouraging Jewish voters to leave the Democratic Party on Tuesday over remarks made by Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar (D).

Trump pledged to protect Medicare and Medicaid. His 2020 budget calls for major spending cuts – (CNBC)
For Trump — who promised not to cut the popular Medicare and Medicaid programs — the proposal opens another vulnerability as he tries to keep the White House.

Trump wanted Kelly to ‘get rid of’ Ivanka, Kushner, book claims – (The Hill)
President Trump directed his former chief of staff John Kelly to “get rid of” Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner shortly after the general joined the White House, and send them back to New York, according to the revelations in a new book.

Why the dollar could keep rising this year even if the Fed doesn’t hike — further vexing Trump – (CNBC)
The U.S. dollar could build on its strong gains this year, even with the Federal Reserve not raising rates, as the United States’ economic prospects near term look far less grim than those of other countries.

Vitriol and deflection: The return of the White House press briefing – (Google News)
The only thing worse than the near extinction of press briefings in the Trump White House might be actually having a briefing.

Jeff Flake on 2020: Joe Biden “strikes fear in a lot of Republicans” – (CBS News)
Jeff Flake, former Republican senator from Arizona and CBS News contributor, joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss why he thinks John Kasich and Larry Hogan would be “strong” if they decide to run against President Trump in the Republican primary. Flake also we…

Trump threatens Germany: We won’t share intel if you use Huawei – (Vice News)
The German embassy in Washington confirmed it received the letter, but declined to comment on its contents.

Trump calls Democrats an anti-Israel party, Schumer says Trump is playing ‘politics of division’ – (Fox News)
Who is right? Reaction from former mayor of Shiloh, Israel David Rubin.

President Trump unveils $4.7 trillion budget plan – (Fox News)
Reaction and analysis from GOP strategist Lauren Claffey on ‘Fox & Friends First.’

Trump’s budget proposal offers preview of upcoming campaign – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated by a divided Congress and rifts within his own party, President Donald Trump is giving little indication in his latest budget proposal of any new policy ambitions for…

Broadcasters forecast 2020 political advertising bonanza – (Financial Times)
US politics has become ‘the best TV show on the planet’ in era of Trump

House lawmakers clash over GOP allegations Dems coached Cohen – (The Hill)
Lawmakers are clashing over GOP allegations that Democrats met extensively with Michael Cohen before his scheduled testimonies, an early sign of partisan divides growing deeper amid the House investigations into the Trump administration.

Dems unite against Trump’s budget  — but challenges coming – (The Hill)
House Democrats are banding together this week in opposition to President Trump’s 2020 budget proposal, but the unity may prove to be short-lived as party leaders prepare their own budget blueprint in the weeks ahead.

Battle over Trump’s judicial nominees enters new phase – (The Hill)
Senate Republicans are ramping up their efforts to confirm President Trump’s judicial nominees, deepening the chamber’s fight over shaping the nation’s federal courts.

Momentum Slips for Auto Import Tariffs – (The Wall Street Journal)
President Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on car imports is facing headwinds amid congressional opposition, legal challenges and the prospect of consumer opposition.

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