2019-03-18

Headlines:

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

Facebook says service hindered by lack of local news – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s effort to establish a service that provides its users with local news and information is being hindered by the lack of outlets where the company’s technicians can find…

R. Kelly case spotlights abuse of girls in the era of #MeToo – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — The girls, a dozen of them 15 to 18 years old, file into a conference room in a downtown Brooklyn office building, taking seats in chairs carefully arranged in a circle. On the…

‘Three dead’ in Utrecht tram shooting – (BBC News)
Police are hunting for the gunman and say the incident appears to have been a terrorist attack.

The Latest: Death toll in Dutch attack rises to 3 – (Associated Press)
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on a shooting in a tram in the Netherlands (all times local):3:10 p.m.The mayor of the Dutch city of Utrecht says that three people have been…

Exclusive: Dalai Lama contemplates Chinese gambit after his death – (Reuters)
The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, said on Monday it was possible that once he dies his incarnation could be found in India, where he has lived in exile for 60 years, and warned that any other successor named by China would not be respe…

Three dead, nine injured in Utrecht shooting: mayor – (Reuters)
Three people were killed and nine others injured in a shooting in a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht, the mayor said, Dutch broadcaster NOS reported.

Students perform Haka for attack victims – (BBC News)
Schools across Christchurch perform the traditional Maori war dance to pay respects to those killed.

Group with consumer-friendly vibe pushes drugmakers’ message – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — As ominous music plays in the background, the narrator of a radio ad warns that a Trump administration proposal to apply international pricing to certain Medicare drugs would be…

Dutch police hunt for Turkish man after tram shooting – (Reuters)
Dutch security forces were hunting for a 37-year-old Turkish man suspected of having shot several people, one of them possibly fatally, on a tram in the city of Utrecht on Monday, in what authorities said appeared to be a terrorist attack.

Brexit boost for May as rebel ranks waver, but will it be enough? – (Reuters)
Cracks appeared in the ranks of rebel Conservative lawmakers opposed to Prime Minister Theresa’s May’s Brexit plans on Monday but she had yet to win over enough hardliners to get her EU departure deal through parliament.

‘Pied Piper’ of College Admissions Scam Had All the Answers – (The New York Times)
Rick Singer built a national brand appealing to parents’ worries about their children’s college prospects. He said he had the secrets to admission.

Dutch identify 37-year-old Turkish man in connection with Utrecht shooting – (Reuters)
Dutch police said on Monday they were looking for a 37-year-old Turkish man in connection with a shooting that is believed to have left at least one person dead.

Trump wants GM CEO ‘to do something quickly’ to reopen Ohio plant – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday that he urged General Motors Co’s chief executive to “do something quickly” to reopen the company’s Lordstown, Ohio, plant that was idled more than a week ago.

Trio of top seeds puts ACC in the spotlight – (Associated Press)
The Atlantic Coast Conference comes into the NCAA Tournament with three No. 1 seeds.Putting three teams in the Final Four is a different matter.The last time one league had three…

Deutsche Bank merger talks with Commerzbank raise job fears, lift shares – (Reuters)
Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank faced concerns from workers unions, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office and top shareholders on Monday after confirming merger talks.

Defiant vigil starts healing in New Zealand after massacre – (Associated Press)
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — They came together as one, more than 1,000 students from rival Christchurch schools and different religions, joining voices to honor the 50 lives lost in a…

Passing Brexit deal needs ‘a lot more work’ – (BBC News)
Jeremy Hunt suggests MPs will only be asked to vote again when ministers are “confident” of victory.

Boeing faces growing scrutiny in Ethiopian crash probe – (Reuters)
The world’s biggest planemaker faced escalating pressure on Monday after Ethiopia pointed to parallels between its crash and one in Indonesia, sharping the focus on the safety of software installed in Boeing 737 MAX planes.

Far-flung job offers pose tough choices for GM Ohio workers – (Reuters)
General Motors Co built the final Chevrolet Cruze small car at its Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant on March 6, despite demands from President Donald Trump, Ohio political leaders and the United Auto Workers union not to close the plant and leave nearly 1,500 …

PM Ardern vows tough new gun laws after New Zealand shootings – (Reuters)
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she would announce new gun laws within days, after a lone gunman killed 50 people in mass shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch.

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From various sources

Hundreds mourn terror victim Rabbi Ahiad Ettinger in Eli – (The Jerusalem Post)
“My father, you are a hero, a true hero,” his daughter Efrat eulogized him at the funeral.

Iraq sentences Belgian man to death for belonging to Islamic State – (The Jerusalem Post)
Bilal al-Marchohi, 23, was given the death penalty for belonging to and conducting operations on behalf of the group.

U.S. envoy to Germany: UNHRC is antisemitic – (The Jerusalem Post)
“To pass resolution after resolution against Israel while ignoring China, Russia or Cuba is a horrendous hypocrisy,” U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell said at a protest outside the UNHRC.

Mueller’s old boss explains why working with him was ‘terrifying’ – CNN Video – (CNN)
Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld describes why he thought working with special counsel Robert Mueller was “terrifying.”

Chelsea Clinton confronted over Rep. Omar criticism – CNN Video – (CNN)
During a New Zealand terror attack vigil, Chelsea Clinton was confronted by a New York University student about the way she had condemned recent comments from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

Quenneville in no hurry to return to coaching – (NHL News)
Joel Quenneville said he’ll take his time before deciding when he’ll return to NHL.

Fantasy hockey top 10 waiver wire pickups – (NHL News)
Every Monday during the season, NHL.com will provide the top 10 players to add off the fantasy waiver wire. Based on Yahoo transaction data and other factors including production, lineup and/or injury trends, we have identified appealing options at each posit…

Teens arrested for allegedly stealing $20G of fishing gear from host of online fishing series – (Fox News)
The two juveniles are likely on the hook for burglary and grand theft.

Midwest bracing for more ‘unprecedented’ flooding that has shattered record-high river levels – (Fox News)
Residents in Kansas and Missouri are gearing up Monday to face the deadly and “unprecedented” flooding that has already saturated large portions of the Midwest, damaging hundreds of homes and putting the Missouri River above record water levels in many areas.

Trump blasts Biden as ‘low I.Q. individual’ after ‘tongue-tied’ remarks on White House bid – (Fox News)
President Trump on Monday blasted Joe Biden as “another low I.Q. individual” as he taunted the former vice president for getting “tongue tied” about whether he will launch a 2020 White House bid.

WorkClout brings SaaS to factory floor to increase operational efficiency – (TechCrunch)
Factory software tools are often out of reach of small manufacturers, forcing them to operate with inefficient manual systems. WorkClout, a member of the Y Combinator Winter 2019 class, wants to change that by offering a more affordable SaaS alternative to tr…

May on course to cancel third vote and agree a lengthy delay to Brexit – (Daily Mail)
Mrs May’s final pitch to Tory Brexiteers backfired after saying her opponents are unpatriotic if they do not back her Brussels divorce but warned them: ‘We will not leave the EU for many months, if ever’.

Moby’s new album is exclusive to the Calm meditation app – (TechCrunch)
Album exclusives are nothing new in the age of Tidal, of course. But Moby’s latest is taking a kind of circuitous route to the world’s mobile devices. The electronic artist has released his latest, Long Ambients 2, as an exclusive through the Calm meditation …

Facebook says service hindered by lack of local news – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s effort to establish a service that provides its users with local news and information is being hindered by the lack of outlets where the company’s technicians can find…

Peaky Blinders extra, 33, avoids jail for domestic violence charges – (Daily Mail)
Oliver Cox, 33, met women on dating websites and wooed them with grand romantic gestures – including turning up at the airport when one woman landed from holiday in Gran Canaria.

YouTube took down an ‘unprecedented volume’ of videos after New Zealand shooting – (The Verge)
YouTube dealt with an “unprecedented volume” of videos during the mass shooting in New Zealand, as the platform struggled to remove tens of thousands of videos with the footage, YouTube’s chief product officer told The Washington Post.

Gunman opens fire on a tram in Holland, wounding several people – (Daily Mail)
Police tweeted a photograph of Gökmen Tanis, 37, captured on the tram’s CCTV just minutes before the shooting began on a tram in the city of Utrecht, at 10.45am on Monday.

Former science teacher, 36, who drowned her baby is jailed for life – (Daily Mail)
Claire Colebourn, 36, killed her daughter Bethan at their home in Fordingbridge, Hampshire, after she split with her husband Michael, the chief executive of luxury marine interior company Trimline.

R. Kelly case spotlights abuse of girls in the era of #MeToo – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — The girls, a dozen of them 15 to 18 years old, file into a conference room in a downtown Brooklyn office building, taking seats in chairs carefully arranged in a circle. On the…

‘Three dead’ in Utrecht tram shooting – (BBC News)
Police are hunting for the gunman and say the incident appears to have been a terrorist attack.

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All about Trump

Trump blasts Biden as ‘low I.Q. individual’ after ‘tongue-tied’ remarks on White House bid – (Fox News)
President Trump on Monday blasted Joe Biden as “another low I.Q. individual” as he taunted the former vice president for getting “tongue tied” about whether he will launch a 2020 White House bid.

Melania Trump hosts an interagency working group to discuss youth programs – (Fox News)

Trump: Media ‘working overtime to blame me’ for New Zealand attack – (The Hill)
President Trump on Monday accused the news media of blaming him for last week’s deadly shootings on a pair of mosques in New Zealand.

Group with consumer-friendly vibe pushes drugmakers’ message – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — As ominous music plays in the background, the narrator of a radio ad warns that a Trump administration proposal to apply international pricing to certain Medicare drugs would be…

Avlon: Trump has a double standard on terrorism – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s John Avlon breaks down President Trump’s apparent double standard when it comes to condemning terrorist attacks.

Kellyanne Conway’s husband is trying to tell the public Trump is mentally ill. She doesn’t agree – (CNN)
Her husband believes President Donald Trump’s mental condition is deteriorating. Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s top White House counselor, disagrees.

Kellyanne Conway reacts to Trump being blamed in New Zealand massacre – (Fox News)
Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway speaks out on ‘Fox & Friends’ on the mosque attack rhetoric, border security, 2020 Democrat primary race and GM plant closing.

Trump calls Biden ‘low I.Q. individual’ after verbal slip – (The Hill)
President Trump on Monday called Joe Biden a “low I.Q. individual” after the former vice president had a slip of the tongue and nearly announced he was running for president in 2020.

Trump blasts Biden as ‘low I.Q. individual’ after ‘tongue-tied’ remarks on White House bid – (Google News)
President Trump on Monday blasted Joe Biden as “another low I.Q. individual” as he taunted the former vice president for getting “tongue tied” about whether he will launch a 2020 White House bid.

Trump wants GM CEO ‘to do something quickly’ to reopen Ohio plant – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday that he urged General Motors Co’s chief executive to “do something quickly” to reopen the company’s Lordstown, Ohio, plant that was idled more than a week ago.

Poll: Half of Americans say Trump is victim of a ‘witch hunt’ as trust in Mueller erodes – (USA Today)
As the Russia report seems near, a USA TODAY/Suffolk poll finds half of Americans agree Trump is the victim of a ‘witch hunt;’ trust in Mueller erodes

Far-flung job offers pose tough choices for GM Ohio workers – (Reuters)
General Motors Co built the final Chevrolet Cruze small car at its Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant on March 6, despite demands from President Donald Trump, Ohio political leaders and the United Auto Workers union not to close the plant and leave nearly 1,500 …

Ilhan Omar tells Donald Trump: “You can’t #MuslimBan us from Congress!’ – (Newsweek)
The freshman congresswoman responded to Trump’s retweet of an article claiming that some Democrats were taking steps to remove her from Congress.

Trump to GM: Reopen Ohio plant, close one in Mexico or China – (ABC News)

Donald Trump is reportedly no fan of self-driving cars – (The Verge)
US president Donald Trump, a man habituated to being driven everywhere he goes, is reportedly not a fan of self-driving car technology. Citing four sources who’ve seen and heard Trump commenting on autonomous vehicles, Axios says the president’s attitude in p…

Juan Williams: Don’t rule out impeaching Trump – (The Hill)
OPINION: Right now, impeachment is a divisive option. But it might not stay that way.

Trump keeps tight grip on GOP – (The Hill)
President Trump has suffered a handful of high-profile legislative defeats in recent days. But you’d be mistaken to think Trump has lost his grip on the Grand Old Party.

Trump Crackdown Unnerves Immigrants, and the Farmers Who Rely on Them – (The New York Times)
It has long been an open secret that some farms survive by relying on an undocumented labor force. Now, tough immigration enforcement has caused a crisis.

Trump calls Biden a ‘low I.Q. individual’ – (Politico)
Biden on Saturday accidentally said he was running for president, signaling the former vice president will likely announce his bid soon.

Rudy Giuliani denies Donald Trump banned him from TV – (Newsweek)
“We decided…that it would be better not to comment until the [Mueller] report was filed or made public,” Rudy Giuliani said.

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