2019-04-09

Headlines:

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

Trump rails against court defeat on asylum – (BBC News)
The legal loss comes as a top Republican urges Mr Trump to halt a homeland security leadership purge.

Man ‘shoplifts’ after buying $8m island – (BBC News)
Andrew Lippi is accused of stealing coffee makers and light bulbs from a supermarket.

In New York, confusion reigns in the emerging CBD edibles business – (Reuters)
New York state officials told food growers and processors in mid-December that they had the state’s blessing to produce and sell tea and chocolates laced with CBD, the cannabis derivative reputed to ease anxiety and other ills without marijuana’s high.

Brexit puts end in sight for Britain’s Theresa May – (Reuters)
The beginning of the end of Theresa May’s Brexit strategy was an emotional address to the nation in which she blamed parliament for the delay in Britain’s departure from the European Union.

Wynn ends deal talks with Crown Resorts – (Reuters)
Casino operator Wynn Resorts Ltd said on Tuesday it terminated takeover discussions with Australia’s Crown Resorts.

Wall Street opens lower on worries over trade, earnings – (Reuters)
Wall Street’s main indexes opened lower on Tuesday, as trade concerns resurfaced and investors braced for the first quarterly earnings contraction since 2016.

U.S. bank executives say Wall Street has reformed, though crisis scars linger – (Reuters)
(This April 8 story has been refilled to correct fourth paragraph to remove reference to Northern Trust’s testimony appearing. Northern Trust is not testifying)

Attorney General Barr appears before Congress for first time since Mueller report – (Reuters)
U.S. Attorney General William Barr appeared before a congressional panel on Tuesday for the first time since Special Counsel Robert Mueller completed his report into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Israelis go to polls to decide on Netanyahu’s record reign – (Reuters)
Israelis began voting on Tuesday in an election that could hand right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a record fifth term or see him dethroned by an ex-general who has pledged clean government and social cohesion.

From jets to cheese: US wants to put new tariffs on EU – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — The United States wants to put tariffs on $11.2 billion worth of EU goods — from airplanes to Gouda cheese and olives — to offset what it says are unfair European subsidies for plane…

May heads to France after asking Merkel to help on Brexit impasse – (Reuters)
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday met Angela Merkel, the European Union’s most powerful leader, to seek support for a new Brexit delay while her ministers tried to break the deadlock in London at crisis talks with the opposition Labour Party.

Trump renews Mueller attacks as Russia report release looms – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took a victory lap after special counsel Robert Mueller concluded his Russia investigation. It may have been premature.The scramble to frame the…

UN issues Libya war crimes warning – (BBC News)
The human rights commissioner says all parties must make every effort to protect civilians.

Three U.S. service members, one contractor killed in Afghanistan – (Reuters)
Three U.S. service members and an American contractor were killed in Afghanistan by an improvised explosive device on Monday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement.

Big Wynn? Vegas giant makes $7.1 billion play for Australia’s Crown – (Reuters)
World No. 2 casino operator Wynn Resorts made a A$10 billion ($7.1 billion) takeover approach for Australia’s Crown Resorts, the target company said on Tuesday, hoping to expand its geographic reach as it faces growth hurdles in Asia.

Inspections show deterioration of US-funded housing for poor – (Associated Press)
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — In this city known for pre-Civil War mansions, a young mother shared a government-funded apartment with her three small children and a legion of cockroaches.They…

In India’s election, voters feed on false information – (Associated Press)
NEW DELHI (AP) — New Delhi shop owner Ram Shankar Rai spends at least two hours a day going through political news and videos shared with him on social media.Rai looked intently at a flurry…

In cyclone-hit Mozambique, a quest to find and name the dead – (Associated Press)
MAGARU, Mozambique (AP) — He was haunted by the thought of a small child’s skull, unburied and lost in the debris of a cyclone that had claimed hundreds of lives.Stephen Fonseca stood in a…

Inside 12 days of turmoil that shook Homeland Security – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump had had it.The flow of migrants at the southern border was surging. Another caravan appeared to be forming. And his government had run out of…

What next? A new delay could prolong UK’s Brexit agony – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is crisscrossing Europe in search of a Brexit delay. In London, government ministers are meeting their political opponents in search of a European…

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From various sources

ISIS claims terror attack in North Sinai, killing four – (The Jerusalem Post)
Egypt is battling an Islamist militant insurgency that has carried out attacks mainly in the remote Sinai Peninsula.

Iran tries to make IRGC terrorist designation about Israel – (The Jerusalem Post)
Zarif tweeted that the IRGC listing announced on Monday was “another misguided election-eve gift to Netanyahu. Another dangerous US misadventure in the region.”

Fake Facebook, Twitter accounts ‘announce’ Gesher is dropping out – (The Jerusalem Post)
“Gesher is getting stronger, so they’re spreading lies against us,” Gesher’s Facebook page said in a post responding to the incidents. “Our answer in the ballot box will be overwhelming.”

Israeli prime minister’s security challenges? – analysis – (The Jerusalem Post)
The first challenge will be the tense situation with the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.

Israelis head out into the sunshine in celebration of democracy – comment – (The Jerusalem Post)
Election Day is also a reminder of the maturing nation that Israel has become and of the responsibility that weighs heavy on each of us to shape the kind of country we want to live in.

Group of Jewish tourists harassed at Aqaba border crossing – (The Jerusalem Post)
The tourists were held for several hours until they were allowed to pass, although they were forbidden from bringing any Jewish religious items with them.

Live scores | Indian Premier League 2019 | Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders live scorecard – (The Hindu)
MS Dhoni won the toss and decided that Chennai Super Kings will bowl first against Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai. Both teams went in with unchanged line-ups.This is the first meeting between the si

– (Fox Sports)

Undisputed – (Fox Sports)
Watch Undisputed where Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe give their unfiltered, incisive, passionate opinions on the biggest sports topics of the day.

Ajax v Juventus: Is Frenkie de Jong European football’s next superstar? – BBC Sport – (BBC Sport)
BBC Sport visits Amsterdam to find out if Ajax’s Frenkie de Jong is destined to be Europe’s next top player, after he agreed to join Barcelona for the 2019/20 season.

Recent Match Report – Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Indian Premier League, 23rd Match | ESPNcricinfo.com – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read the detailed Reports & Articles of Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Indian Premier League, 23rd Match only on ESPNcricinfo.com

Ingraham: Democrats’ working class blues – (Fox News)
2020 Democrats turning off working class voters with socialist rhetoric, obsession with race.

AG William Barr tells Congress he expects Mueller’s report within a week. ‘I’m not going to say anything more’ – (USA Today)
Attorney General William Barr faced Congress on Tuesday for the first time since announcing the end of special counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry.

Iran names new U.N. ambassador as tensions rise with Washington – (The Jerusalem Post)
Takht Ravanchi, 61, is currently Iranian deputy foreign minister for European and American affairs. He has also served as ambassador to Switzerland.

‘This may not be your typical blizzard’: 200M of us face weather mess of snow, heavy rain, wind and flooding – (USA Today)
Storms cranking up across the Midwest and East could slam 200 million of us with a miserable menu of heavy snow, drenching rains and flooding.

Early spring storm threatens central U.S. with blizzard conditions – (NBC News)
The National Weather Service said 8 inches of snow is likely from southwest Wyoming across to southern Minnesota, with accumulations of 18 inches in some areas.

West Ham ready to battle Bournemouth for Liverpool defender this summer – (FourFourTwo)
West Ham are poised to steal Liverpool’s Nathaniel Clyne from under Bournemouth’s noses.

Trump rails against court defeat on asylum – (BBC News)
The legal loss comes as a top Republican urges Mr Trump to halt a homeland security leadership purge.

A new Senate bill would ban a ‘deceptive’ practice used by Facebook to get user data like phone and email contacts – (CNBC)
The bill, which Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., introduced with co-sponsor Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., bans online platforms with over 100 million monthly active users from using so-called “dark patterns.” The term refers to interfaces designed to coax users into taki…

CVS, Cigna, Humana blame Big Pharma for high drug prices in Senate hearing – (CNBC)
Executives from the nation’s largest pharmacy benefit managers denied that so-called “backdoor deals” with drug manufacturers are responsible for the high prices patients pay for drugs.

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All about Trump

Trump rails against court defeat on asylum – (BBC News)
The legal loss comes as a top Republican urges Mr Trump to halt a homeland security leadership purge.

Alec Baldwin: It ‘would be so easy’ to beat Trump in a presidential election – (USA Today)
Social media reactions were mixed after Alec Baldwin tweeted he believes a victory over Trump in a presidential race “would be so easy.”

Trump’s Immigration Disaster – (The American Conservative)
President’s incompetence threatens immigration hawk’s cause

How Americans view racism varies greatly by political party – (Axios)
The majority of Americans say race relations are bad and that expressing racist views has become more common under Trump.

Iran hits back after Trump labels the Iranian Guard as terrorists – (Vice News)
“America has used terrorists as a tool in the region while the Guards have fought against them from Iraq to Syria,” said Rouhani

Trump highlights decades-long feud with Nadler: ‘Some things never end’ – (Fox News)
President Trump said Tuesday that “some things never end” as he highlighted his decades-long feud with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, following a report revealing details of a 1980s real estate deal that started their bad blood.

Republicans are “very, very concerned” about President Trump’s immigration purge with more officials set to leave – (Newsweek)
Leaders of the Secret Service and Homeland Security have been forced out, while the director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services could be next.

Trump administration scraps historic agreement between MLB and Cuba – (Axios)
The goal of the deal was to help stop dangerous trafficking of Cuban players.

Trump highlights decades-long feud with Nadler: ‘Some things never end’ – (Google News)
President Trump said Tuesday that “some things never end” as he highlighted his decades-long feud with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, following a report revealing details of a 1980s real estate deal that started their bad blood.

Rep. Ilhan Omar Calls Stephen Miller ‘A White Nationalist’ – (The Huffington Post)
“The fact that he still has influence on policy and political appointments is an outrage,” the Minnesota lawmaker said of Trump’s senior adviser.

Trump renews Mueller attacks as Russia report release looms – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took a victory lap after special counsel Robert Mueller concluded his Russia investigation. It may have been premature.The scramble to frame the…

Trump on Nadler feud: ‘Some things never end’ – (The Hill)
President Trump on Tuesday argued he defeated Rep. Jerrold Nadler in a decades-old real estate dispute, even though the New York Democrat succeeded in scaling back Trump’s project.

Donald Trump called Secret Service Director Randolph Alles dumbo and made fun of his looks before ousting him: Report – (Newsweek)
James Murray, a career member of the Secret Service, will be replacing Randolph Alles as Secret Service director.

Juncker Hopes EU-U.S. Trade Truce Survives Trump Twitter Twitch – (Bloomberg)
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said less is more when it comes to the delicate trans-Atlantic trade truce and U.S. President Donald Trump’s social-media habits.

Trade tensions flare as Trump threatens new EU tariffs on jetliners, helicopters, motorcycles, cheese, wine … – (Financial Post)
Tariffs on $11 billion in EU imports

Columnist: Democrats are ‘too woke’ for their own good – CNN Video – (CNN)
Matt Lewis of the Daily Beast says that some Democratic presidential candidates are “too woke” for their own good, and it’s hurting the party’s chances of beating President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.

Inside 12 days of turmoil that shook Homeland Security – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump had had it.The flow of migrants at the southern border was surging. Another caravan appeared to be forming. And his government had run out of…

Don Lemon Suggests Trump Is Forcing Crisis So He Can Save The Day – (The Huffington Post)
The president looks like he’s whipping up border chaos so he can be guy who fixes everything, the CNN host speculated.

Kirstjen Nielsen Gave Voice and Muscle to Trump’s White Nationalist Agenda – (New York Magazine)
The soon to be ex-DHS secretary showed what happened when a white nationalist agenda is translated into policy.

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. TRUMP’S VICTORY LAP MAY BE PREMATUREThe scramble to frame the Russia…

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