2019-03-19

Headlines:

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

UK aims to salvage Brexit deal as EU says: make up your mind – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — The British government was preparing Tuesday to ask the European Union for a delay of at least several months to Brexit after the speaker of the House of Commons ruled that Prime…

May’s Brexit deal in chaos as Speaker sparks ‘constitutional crisis’ – (Reuters)
Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans were thrown into further turmoil on Monday when the speaker of parliament ruled that she could not put her divorce deal to a new vote unless it was re-submitted in fundamentally different form.

AP finds hot records falling twice as often as cold ones – (Associated Press)
Over the past 20 years, Americans have been twice as likely to sweat through record-breaking heat rather than shiver through record-setting cold, a new Associated Press data analysis…

Demands for Brexit delay need strong justification: official at French presidency – (Reuters)
Any demands by Britain for a delay to Brexit need clear and strong justifications, said an official at the Elysee office of French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday.

Michael Cohen’s Emails Were Sought by Special Counsel in July 2017, Documents Show – (The New York Times)
The records, released on Tuesday, indicate that Mr. Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, came under scrutiny soon after Mr. Trump took office.

Thousands demonstrate in Algiers as protest leaders tell army to stay away – (Reuters)
Thousands of students, university professors and health workers rallied in Algiers on Tuesday calling for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to quit, and a new group headed by activists and opposition figures told the army not to interfere.

Wall Street higher as Fed expected to hold fire – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday with technology and financial shares leading gains, as investors expected a more accommodative policy stance at the end of the Federal Reserve’s two-day meeting this week.

Kazakhstan’s president steps down after 30 years – (Associated Press)
MOSCOW (AP) — Nursultan Nazarbayev, the only leader that independent Kazakhstan has ever known, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday after three decades in power, raising uncertainty over…

First asylum seekers returned from Mexico for U.S. court hearings – (Reuters)
A group of asylum seekers sent back to Mexico was set to cross the border on Tuesday for their first hearings in U.S. immigration court in an early test of a controversial new policy from the Trump administration.

May seeks Brexit delay after third vote on her deal is stymied – (Reuters)
Prime Minister Theresa May will ask the European Union to delay Brexit by at least three months after her plans for another vote on her twice-defeated divorce deal were thrown into crisis by a surprise intervention by the speaker of parliament.

Cyclone’s huge floods endanger thousands in southern Africa – (Associated Press)
CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe (AP) — Rapidly rising floodwaters have created “an inland ocean” in Mozambique endangering scores of thousands of families, aid workers said Tuesday as they scrambled to…

US politician sues Twitter over insults – (BBC News)
A Republican congressman said the platform didn’t crack down on “defamatory” tweets.

Murdoch’s new Fox debuts on Nasdaq, names ex-Speaker Paul Ryan to board – (Reuters)
Fox Corp debuted on the Nasdaq on Tuesday, marking a new phase for billionaire Rupert Murdoch’s media business after the $71 billion sale of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc’s film and television assets to Walt Disney Co.

Elon Musk never sought approval for a single Tesla tweet, U.S. SEC tells judge – (Reuters)
Chief Executive Elon Musk has never sought pre-approval for a single tweet about Tesla Inc since striking a court-approved deal about how to communicate important information about the electric vehicle maker, the top U.S. securities regulator told a judge on …

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev announces resignation – (Al Jazeera English)
The abrupt decision appears to bring an end to Nazarbaev’s nearly 30-year rule.

Dutch prosecutors investigate terrorist motive in Utrecht shooting – (Reuters)
Dutch prosecutors on Tuesday said they were investigating a possible terrorist motive behind the shooting on a tram in the city of Utrecht in which three people were killed and five wounded.

Kazakh leader resigns after three decades – (BBC News)
Leader of Kazakhstan since independence from Soviet Union in 1991, Nursultan Nazarbayev, announces his resignation.

The pink tuk-tuks of Sri Lanka empowering and protecting women – (Al Jazeera English)
Initiative aims to provide jobs safeguard women in Sri Lanka, where sexual harassment is common on public transport.

Records show FBI was probing Michael Cohen long before raid – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI was investigating President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer for nearly a year before agents raided his home and office, documents released Tuesday…

Supreme Court set for case on racial bias in jury selection – (Associated Press)
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Curtis Flowers has been jailed in Mississippi for 22 years, even as prosecutors couldn’t get a murder conviction against him to stick through five trials.Three…

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From various sources

New Zealand prime minister vows to keep the mosque shooter “nameless” – (Vice News)
“He may have sought notoriety, but we in New Zealand will give him nothing—not even his name.”

dspinellis/unix-history-repo – (Hacker News)
Continuous Unix commit history from 1970 until today – dspinellis/unix-history-repo

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Kazakhstan leader Nursultan Nazarbayev to step down after three decades – (Financial Times)
First president of country since independence says he will make way for ‘new generation’

Karen Uhlenbeck, Uniter of Geometry and Analysis, Wins Abel Prize | Quanta Magazine – (Hacker News)
A founder of modern geometric analysis who produced “some of the most dramatic advances in mathematics in the last 40 years,” Uhlenbeck is the first woman to be awarded this top honor.

Booker takes swipe at Harris for ‘bragging’ about marijuana use – (Fox News)
2020 presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., on Monday took a swipe at his Democratic rivals, including Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., for “bragging” about past marijuana use — while ordinary Americans have seen their lives derailed for the same thin…

Last ISIS enclave a scene of ‘devastation:’ Fox News visits only remaining village ruled by terror group – (Fox News)
Baghouz is the last ISIS-held village left, the last remnants of what was once a territory the size of Indiana, with 8 million people under ISIS’ rule. Now, they are down to a sliver of land no more than half a square mile. Fox News is at the closest point.

May warns UK faces ‘crisis’ following Bercow ruling – (Financial Times)
Commons Speaker has said PM’s Brexit deal must be substantially changed before a further vote

Warsaw theater staging ‘Mein Kampf’ play – (The Jerusalem Post)
The play’s director said he wants to show that the language used today “is worse than the language of Hitler.”

Rosenstein staying ‘a little longer’ than anticipated – (CNN)
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is planning to stay on at the Justice Department “a little longer” than originally anticipated, according to a Justice official familiar with his thinking.

Founders Fund investors in Tibber, a Norwegian AI to smartly manage energy – (TechCrunch)
You probably have one electricity supplier for your house. But these days the average household could probably buy form several such companies, it just can’t easily access the market place of possible suppliers. Wouldn’t it be smarter in you had an AI in your…

See Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate in new <em>Once Upon a Time in Hollywood</em> poster – (Entertainment Weekly)
The actress stars opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt in Quentin Tarantino’s film.

‘Lady Of The Hills’ body is identified after 15 years as Thai bride – (Daily Mail)
A British teacher is at the centre of a death riddle after the body of a woman found in the Yorkshire Dales 15 years ago was identified as his wife who ‘disappeared’.

UK aims to salvage Brexit deal as EU says: make up your mind – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — The British government was preparing Tuesday to ask the European Union for a delay of at least several months to Brexit after the speaker of the House of Commons ruled that Prime…

Ex-Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict visiting Raiders – (NFL News)
One day after being cut by the Bengals, veteran linebacker Vontaze Burfict is on his way to Oakland to visit with the Raiders and former defensive coordinator Paul Guenther, Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport report.

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All about Trump

Why Mueller cares about Michael Cohen – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s Marshall Cohen explains how President Trump’s former lawyer is involved in the Russia investigation.

Michael Cohen vs Trump: Who’s telling the truth? – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s Jake Tapper, in partnership with FactCheck.org, looks at Michael Cohen’s testimony, which contradicted statements by President Donald Trump on a wide range of subjects.

Michael Cohen’s Emails Were Sought by Special Counsel in July 2017, Documents Show – (The New York Times)
The records, released on Tuesday, indicate that Mr. Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, came under scrutiny soon after Mr. Trump took office.

Canada’s becoming a tech hub thanks to Donald Trump immigration policies – (Recode)
US companies are moving tech jobs to Canada rather.

Investigators Obtained Michael Cohen’s Personal Emails as Early as July 2017 – (The Wall Street Journal)
Federal investigators had obtained the personal emails of Michael Cohen as early as July 2017 as part of a criminal investigation into President Trump’s former lawyer, according to new documents unsealed on Tuesday.

First asylum seekers returned from Mexico for U.S. court hearings – (Reuters)
A group of asylum seekers sent back to Mexico was set to cross the border on Tuesday for their first hearings in U.S. immigration court in an early test of a controversial new policy from the Trump administration.

Donald Trump Rips Into George Conway: ‘Total Loser!’ – (The Huffington Post)
The husband of top White House aide Kellyanne Conway recently suggested Trump is mentally unfit to be president.

Michael Cohen: Federal probe of Trump’s former lawyer began in mid-2017, and likely isn’t complete – (USA Today)
Court records unsealed Tuesday show authorities began investigating Michael Cohen in mid-2017, and suggest that their inquiry is not yet concluded.

Former Sen. John McCain’s role in Trump dossier intrigue detailed in deposition – (USA Today)
David Kramer’s testimony in a case connected with the Steele dossier’s publication provided new revelations about the late Sen. John McCain’s role.

Special counsel Robert Mueller obtained a search warrant for Trump lawyer Michael Cohen in summer 2017 – (CNBC)

FBI Investigated Michael Cohen For Months Before Manhattan Raid – (The Huffington Post)
Newly revealed search warrant documents show that the probe into Donald Trump’s former personal attorney began earlier than previously thought.

Donald Trump calls Kellyanne Conway’s husband ‘a total loser’ – (USA Today)
George Conway, husband of top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway, questioned the president’s mental stability over the weekend.

Trump rips Kellyanne Conway’s husband, conservative lawyer George Conway, for calling him mentally ill: ‘A total loser!’ – (CNBC)
On Monday, George Conway sent a series of tweets explaining the symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder, explicitly connecting those posts to Trump.

Canada’s military issues new policies to welcome transgender troops as Trump insists on ban | CBC News – (CBC News)
As U.S. President Donald Trump moves to banish transgender troops from the ranks, Canada’s military is welcoming such recruits with revamped policies that promote equality, respect and accommodation.

Mueller obtained search warrants for Michael Cohen long before FBI raid – (CNN)
Special counsel Robert Mueller first obtained search warrants for three of Michael Cohen’s email accounts starting in the summer of 2017, long before Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney was raided by FBI agents in April 2018 for campaign finance crimes,…

Mueller obtained search warrants for Michael Cohen long before FBI raid – (Google News)
Special counsel Robert Mueller first obtained search warrants for three of Michael Cohen’s email accounts starting in the summer of 2017, long before Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney was raided by FBI agents in April 2018 for campaign finance crimes,…

Conway hits back at Trump: Just guaranteed millions will learn about ‘malignant narcissism’ – (The Hill)
Lawyer George Conway on Tuesday fired back after President Trump targeted him in a tweet, implying that Trump is a narcissist, in the latest jab in a Twitter feud between the two.

Records show FBI was probing Michael Cohen long before raid – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI was investigating President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer for nearly a year before agents raided his home and office, documents released Tuesday…

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough says Trump is ‘antithesis’ of Bible’s teachings in wake of Evangelical survey – (Fox News)
Joe Scarborough slammed Trump during ‘Morning Joe,’ saying the president is the antithesis of biblical teachings.

Prosecutors unseal redacted documents connected to Cohen raid – (The Hill)
Prosecutors in Manhattan on Tuesday unsealed redacted copies of search warrants and other documents tied to last year’s FBI raid on former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s properties.

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