2019-04-14

Headlines:

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

Baby boom for endangered whales off US – (BBC News)
US researchers spot three mother and calf pairs of the endangered North American right whale species.

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris releases 15 years of tax returns – (Reuters)
Democratic U.S. Senator Kamala Harris released on Sunday 15 years of tax returns through 2018, offering the most complete look to date at a presidential candidate’s finances.

Ivanka Trump lands in Africa to promote U.S. jobs plan for women – (Reuters)
Ivanka Trump began a four-day tour of Africa on Sunday to promote a $50 million United States initiative aimed at encouraging women’s employment in developing countries.

Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in US – (Associated Press)
PHOENIX (AP) — An idea floated by President Donald Trump to send immigrants from the border to “sanctuary cities” to exact revenge on Democratic foes could end up doing the migrants a favor by…

Trump, despite solid U.S. growth, says Fed should fire up crisis-era stimulus – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump said on Sunday that actions by the U.S. Federal Reserve have nicked U.S. economic growth and stock market gains by perhaps 30 percent, and that it should begin pumping money into the economy as it did during the 2007-2009 recession.

Powerful, deadly storms sweep across the South – (Associated Press)
Powerful storms that killed at least three people swept across the South on Sunday after spawning suspected tornadoes that left more than 20 people injured and multiple homes and businesses…

Trump may be trying to make everyone ‘crazy’ with sanctuary cities threat: Sen. Rick Scott – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump may have threatened to transport illegal immigrants to so-called sanctuary cities to “make everybody crazy” and generate media attention, Republican U.S. Senator Rick Scott said on Sunday.

Traffic stops by metro Phoenix deputies plunge amid overhaul – (Associated Press)
PHOENIX (AP) — Traffic stops by sheriff’s deputies in metropolitan Phoenix have dropped by more than half since a federal judge found the department was racially profiling Latinos in then-Sheriff…

Egypt’s president meets Libyan commander Haftar in Cairo – (Reuters)
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday met in Cairo with Khalifa Haftar, the commander of eastern-based Libyan forces, who is under international pressure to halt an advance on the capital Tripoli.

White House: Migrants to sanctuary cities not a top choice – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Sunday the president wants to explore a twice-rejected proposal to send migrants to “sanctuary cities,” but it was not the…

One Month, 500,000 Face Scans: How China Is Using A.I. to Profile a Minority – (The New York Times)
In a major ethical leap for the tech world, Chinese start-ups have built algorithms that the government uses to track members of a largely Muslim minority group.

AP PHOTOS: Easter egg painting tradition alive in Germany – (Associated Press)
ELSTERHEIDE, Germany (AP) — A small Slavic minority in eastern Germany is keeping alive a long, intricate tradition of hand-painted Easter eggs that’s been passed down by Sorbian families for…

Trump wishes ‘no ill will’ with Tweet on Muslim lawmaker: White House – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump did not wish any harm in his Twitter post criticizing Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s comments on the 9/11 attacks, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Sunday.

Why strangers are paying Australians’ debts – (BBC News)
Aboriginal women are being disproportionately jailed due to an “unjust” law, campaigners say.

Deadly crash at notorious Nepal airport – (BBC News)
An aircraft veers off the runway at a remote airport near the Himalayas, killing three people.

Too many travelers, too few planes is U.S. airlines’ 737 MAX summer dilemma – (Reuters)
Normally U.S. airlines compete to sell tickets and fill seats during the peak summer travel season. But operators of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX are facing a different problem: scarce planes and booming demand.

American Airlines extends Boeing 737 MAX cancellations through August 19 – (Reuters)
American Airlines Group Inc said on Sunday it is extending Boeing Co 737 MAX cancellations through Aug. 19, leading to about 115 daily canceled flights, or 1.5 percent of its daily summer flying schedule.

GOP states discover a tax hike they have to like: for roads – (Associated Press)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — After passing waves of tax cuts in recent years, some lawmakers in several Republican-dominated states have decided it’s time to make a big exception and are pushing for tax…

Measles outbreak kills more than 1,200 in Madagascar – (Associated Press)
AMBALAVAO, Madagascar (AP) — Babies wail as a nurse tries to reassure mothers who have come to vaccinate their children against a measles outbreak that has killed more than 1,200 people in this…

VW to take on Tesla X in China from 2021 with electric SUV – (Reuters)
Volkswagen plans to build a fully electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) for China from 2021, taking on the Chinese market leader Tesla’s Model X as the German carmaker ramps up production of zero emissions vehicles.

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From various sources

PA: US acceptance of Netanyahu’s annexation talk will inflame region – (The Jerusalem Post)
Abu Rudaineh’s comments came in response to statements by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Netanyahu’s promise to annex parts of the West Bank won’t harm the “deal of the century.”

Rabbi who crowned Netanyahu: Likud needs Shaked – (The Jerusalem Post)
In an interview with The Post last July, Gutnick endorsed Shaked to be Netanyahu’s replacement whenever he would leave office.

Trump wishes ‘no ill will’ with Tweet on Ilhan Omar – White House – (The Jerusalem Post)
“But the president is absolutely and should be calling out the congresswoman for her, not only one-time, but history of antisemitic comments,” she said.

Change.org may face legal action for ‘censoring’ petition again Omar – (The Jerusalem Post)
The petition was flagged by Change.org earlier this month. Now, a pink bar at the top of the petition page reads, “Change.org has received flags from our users…”

First Temple-era eggshells offer crack at historical eating habits – (The Jerusalem Post)
An eggy history mystery has been put back together again in the City of David, just in time for the Seder.

NGO: State must protect rights of migrant mothers, children – (The Jerusalem Post)
Currently, many of the complaints regarding mistreatment of migrants in detention are serious, but the volume of those facing these issues are smaller than in the recent past.

Trump tweets he is considering sanctuary cities policy – CNN Video – (CNN)
President Trump tweeted that his administration is considering placing illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities, an idea that was previously denounced by White House sources.

Sudan’s citizens vow to keep protesting after military hijacks their movement – (Vice News)
“It’s not what people lost their freedom for and definitely not what people died and gave their lives for.”

Fountainhead Palace Walkthrough – Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Wiki Guide – IGN – (IGN)
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice at IGN: walkthroughs, items, maps, video tips, and strategies

Macron makes a stand as France finds itself isolated in EU – (Financial Times)
Paris set to cast the only vote against start of bloc’s trade talks with US

Couple shamed for ‘pathetic’ wedding catering: ‘This makes more sense for toddlers’ – (Fox News)
This couple may want to hold off on sending out thank you notes.

Battle looms over full details of Mueller report – (Financial Times)
Democrats want unredacted version of findings on Russia probe

Axios Edge – (Axios)
A look-ahead at the stories that will drive the business world each week, by Felix Salmon

Tories CAN hold a new no confidence vote on Theresa May’s leadership – (Daily Mail)
Two former leaders of the 1922 Committee have revealed that Theresa May (pictured arriving at church in Maidenhead) could face a new no confidence vote if the group sees fit to change its rules.

Whale shark carcass on Camps Bay beach washed out to sea – (News24)
The whale shark carcass that was found on Camps Bay beach in Cape Town washed into the surf at high tide on Saturday night, National Sea Rescue Institute(NSRI) has said.

Guardiola salutes City’s consistent excellence as Sterling double sinks Palace – (FourFourTwo)

Man Is Suing Parents for $86,000 After They Binned His Porn Collection – (The Lad Bible)
The man claims the collection was worth $29,000

Kirsten Gillibrand raises $3 million for 2020 presidential campaign – (Axios)
That puts Gillibrand 8th out of the 9 Democratic candidates who have released their numbers.

Parts of major UK hospital sealed off as man arrives ‘covered in white powder’ – (Mirror)
Walsall’s Manor Hospital has been partly sealed off after a man walked in covered in a mystery ‘white powder’

Baby boom for endangered whales off US – (BBC News)
US researchers spot three mother and calf pairs of the endangered North American right whale species.

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All about Trump

Trump wishes ‘no ill will’ with Tweet on Ilhan Omar – White House – (The Jerusalem Post)
“But the president is absolutely and should be calling out the congresswoman for her, not only one-time, but history of antisemitic comments,” she said.

Trump tweets he is considering sanctuary cities policy – CNN Video – (CNN)
President Trump tweeted that his administration is considering placing illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities, an idea that was previously denounced by White House sources.

Conway: House Democratic leaders frustrated with Ocasio-Cortez, Omar and other ‘radical freshmen’ – (Fox News)
White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway said on Sunday that she believes there a number of moderate Democrats in the House who are willing to work with President Trump, but that the “radical freshman” lawmakers are frustrating them and hindering any attempts a…

Ivanka Trump lands in Africa to promote U.S. jobs plan for women – (Reuters)
Ivanka Trump began a four-day tour of Africa on Sunday to promote a $50 million United States initiative aimed at encouraging women’s employment in developing countries.

Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in US – (Associated Press)
PHOENIX (AP) — An idea floated by President Donald Trump to send immigrants from the border to “sanctuary cities” to exact revenge on Democratic foes could end up doing the migrants a favor by…

Trump, despite solid U.S. growth, says Fed should fire up crisis-era stimulus – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump said on Sunday that actions by the U.S. Federal Reserve have nicked U.S. economic growth and stock market gains by perhaps 30 percent, and that it should begin pumping money into the economy as it did during the 2007-2009 recession.

White House Fully Reviewing ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Idea – (The Wall Street Journal)
The Trump administration is extensively reviewing how to relocate detained immigrants to so-called sanctuary cities, one of numerous options it is considering absent any congressional revamp of immigration laws.

White House looking at ‘options’ to send migrants to sanctuary cities, Sanders says – (USA Today)
The White House earlier said the plan had been rejected, but Sanders said Trump ‘likes the idea’ and officials are looking to ‘make it possible.’

Trump may be trying to make everyone ‘crazy’ with sanctuary cities threat: Sen. Rick Scott – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump may have threatened to transport illegal immigrants to so-called sanctuary cities to “make everybody crazy” and generate media attention, Republican U.S. Senator Rick Scott said on Sunday.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Trump Was ‘Making A Joke’ When He Said He Loved Wikileaks – (The Huffington Post)
The White House press secretary claimed the then-candidate wasn’t serious when he praised Wikileaks over 140 times during his 2016 campaign.

Nadler: Trump has “no moral authority to be talking about 9/11” – (Axios)
Nadler claimed Trump took a $150,000 grant after 9/11 meant to help small businesses rehabilitate.

Sarah Sanders says Trump will continue to “call out” Ilhan Omar over 9/11 comments – (CBS News)
The White House press secretary added the president “is wishing no ill will” and “no violence towards anyone”

Trump wishes ‘no ill will’ with Tweet on Muslim lawmaker: White House – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump did not wish any harm in his Twitter post criticizing Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s comments on the 9/11 attacks, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Sunday.

McConnell lays out agenda as House bills pile up – (The Hill)
Senate Republicans are coming under fire from Democrats over the pileup of House-passed bills and realizing they need to take action beyond confirming President Trump’s nominees.

Congress is probably not “smart enough” to review Trump’s tax returns, claims Sarah Huckabee Sanders – (Newsweek)
“My guess is that most of them don’t do their own taxes,” said the White House press secretary.

Sarah Sanders: Congress not ‘smart enough’ to look through Trump’s taxes – (The Hill)
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Sunday that she doesn’t think members of Congress are “smart enough” to look through President Trump’s tax returns.

Trump learns to love acting officials – (The Hill)
The president has argued that acting officials give him more flexibility

Republican senator says Trump may be trying to make ‘everybody crazy’ by threatening to place immigrants in sanctuary cities – (CNN)
Republican Florida Sen. Rick Scott said Sunday that President Donald Trump’s threat to place immigrants into so-called sanctuary cities might just be the President trying to “make everybody crazy.”

Republican senator says Trump may be trying to make ‘everybody crazy’ by threatening to place immigrants in sanctuary cities – (Google News)
Republican Florida Sen. Rick Scott said Sunday that President Donald Trump’s threat to place immigrants into so-called sanctuary cities might just be the President trying to “make everybody crazy.”

Nadler: Trump’s reported pardon comment shows ‘contempt for law’ – (CNN)
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said President Donald Trump showed “contempt” for the law when he told a top administration official he would pardon him if he were jailed for defying the law.

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